Warner Bros. Television is currently in pre-production on the CW Television Network series “The Carrie Diaries”, which is a prequel to “Sex and the City,” and will follow the character of Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of High School during the early 1980s and part of her life in New York working as a writer. Several starring roles remain to be cast as well as many smaller speaking roles for teens. Auditions are taking place in Los Angeles and New York. A large number of teen extras will also be hired in New York to portray 1980s high school students.
Teen Choice Award nominated and Young Artist Award winning actress AnnaSophia Robb has been perfectly cast to play a young Carrie Bradshaw as she comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan. Ellen Wong – best known for ABC’s “Combat Hospital,” and Universal Pictures’ “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” – will play Carrie’s best friend in high school, Jill Thompson. Katie Findlay has been cast as Carrie’s oldest friend Maggie Landers, the police chief’s daughter. The adorable Stefania Owen plays Carrie’s youngest sister Dorrit Bradshaw.
Independent Spirit Award winning filmmaker Miguel Arteta will executive produce and direct “The Carrie Diaries” from an adapted screenplay written by Amy Harris. “Sex and the City” author Candace Bushnell was contracted by HarperCollins to write a two book series about the high school years of “Sex and the City” character Carrie Bradshaw. The first of these, “The Carrie Diaries,” was published in April 2010. Next in the series, “Summer and the City” (Carrie Diaries Series #2) was published in April 2011. This television series in based on these two books.
Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein will executive produce in association with Warner Bros. Television. Fake Empire has produced such shows as “The O.C.”, “Chuck,” “Hart of Dixie,” and “Gossip Girl”. HBO owns the rights to Sex and the City, and wanted to find a more teen friendly outlet for “The Carrie Diaries”, made a deal with CW. HBO’s brand caters to the “True Blood,” “Entourage,” R-rated fare.
Shooting on “The Carrie Diaries” pilot episode is scheduled to begin in the New York City area on March 21 and continue through April 8, 2012.
Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States.
The New York Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on television productions in New York and the United States:
• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements – State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
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• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides
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Principal Actor Casting
See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.
Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
“The Carrie Diaries”
Alyssa Weisberg Casting
6767 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Suzanne Smith Crowley
Chrystie Street Casting
55 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Grant Wilfley Casting
123 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.
Warner Bros. Television
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522
5555 Melrose Avenue
Marx Bros Bldg.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
CW Television Network
3300 W Olive Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
AnnaSophia Robb – Carrie Bradshaw
Ellen Wong – Jill Thompson
Katie Findlay – Maggie Landers
Stefania Owen – Dorrit Bradshaw
Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She’s ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything.