New ABC Family movie 'Teen Spirit' casting actors and extras

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Wilmington, NC will be the shooting location for the upcoming ABC Family made-for-TV movie titled "Teen Spirit". The lead roles are being cast in Los Angeles, and additional principal actor roles and extras will be cast in Wilmington.

The story follows Amber, the most popular - and mean spirited - girl in school. Amber is fatally electrocuted, and she's charged with helping the most unpopular girl in school, a music nerd named Lisa, become prom queen in order to enter through the pearly gates of heaven. But when Amber's makeover of Lisa becomes far more than adequate, Lisa ends up dumping her old true friends in favor of the in-crowd and she becomes self-absorbed in her new found popularity.

The Ladder Program Board of Advisors members Steven Gary Banks and James Middleton will produce "Teen Spirit". The Ladder Program is an intensive internship experience that combines working in the real world of entertainment with an academic framework that teaches the skills needed to have a future career in entertainment.

Steven Gary Banks is a prolific screenwriter having sold 11 feature screenplays to the major film studios including Disney, Miramax, New Line, Sony/Columbia Pictures, Paramount, Revolution Studios and Warner Brothers. Mr. Banks also works in television creating new series and has written five different pilots for the Fox and ABC networks.

James Middleton has worked as SVP Production & Development of C2 Pictures and Vice President of Development at United Artists. He has been featured on CNN and NBC newscasts concerning the entertainment industry and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America.

Numerous roles in the film for talent who are over the age of 18 to play younger are available in the Wilmington, NC area. This is for both actors and extras. "Teen Spirit" goes before the cameras in March, 2011 and will air on ABC Family in Summer, 2011.

This show is under AFTRA contract. Actors please put your AFTRA membership number on your resume.

Note: Talent can join AFTRA online at or at their local branch office.

Current costs to join AFTRA:

$1663.90 ($1600.00 + $63.90), covering initiation fee and the first payment of bi-annual dues.

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.

Los Angeles:

Alyson Silverberg
"Teen Spirit" Casting
121 W. Lexington Drive
Glendale, CA 91203


Lisa Mae Fincannon, CSA
"Teen Spirit" Casting
1235 N. 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

Extras Casting

Wilmington, NC:

People who are interested in working on "Teen Spirit" as a stand-in, extra, or photo double can download the following registration form and submit it to the address below:

"Teen Spirit" Extras Registration Card

Fill the form out and send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:

Fincannon & Associates, Inc.
c/o "Teen Spirit" Extras Casting
1235 North 23rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

When they receive your SASE and registration card, they will mail to you a Background talent form which you should fill out completely, attaching a recent photo of yourself and returning by mail to the same address above.

Production Companies:

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.

"Teen Spirit" Production Office
c/o Screen Gems Studios
1223 23rd Street North
Wilmington, NC 28405

ABC Family
3800 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505


Steven Gary Banks (Writer)
James Middleton

Director: Gil Junger


Cassie Scerbo
Lindsey Shaw


When the meanest, most popular and most feared girl in school, is electrocuted at the prom, she has one week to turn the least popular girl in school, into the next Prom Queen or her afterlife fate is sealed... in hell.