ABC Family movie '12 Dates of Christmas' casting actors in L.A. and Toronto

*** Casting on this project has been completed ***

From the producing and directing team that brought you "Revenge of the Bridesmaids" comes a new ABC Family made for TV movie called "12 Dates of Christmas". Auditions for the movie's actors is underway in Los Angeles and Toronto, and the extras will be hired in Toronto.

Two time Primetime Emmy nominated James Hayman will direct the telefilm. Hayman served as executive producer, director, and cinematographer on the series "Ugly Betty," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "ER," "Northern Exposure," "The Sopranos," "Joan of Arcadia," "House M.D.," "Drop Dead Diva," "Revenge of the Bridesmaids," among many other TV shows and films.

The script was written by Janet Brownell, Aaron Mendelsohn and Blake Harris, and it tells the story of the gorgeous but clueless Kate Stanton. Kate is stuck on winning back the affection of her jerk of an ex-boyfriend. After she falls down in a department store and is knocked unconscious, she becomes hopelessly stuck in a circular "time warp" in which she is doomed to repeat her unfortunate Christmas Eve over and over until she can embrace true love and the spirit of Christmas.

"Revenge of the Bridesmaids" producer Beth Miller will co-produce with Primetime Emmy nominated Frank von Zerneck under the banner of his Von Zerneck Sertner Films banner.

Principal photography on "12 Dates of Christmas" begins February 28, 2011 in Toronto and runs through March 25, 2011.

Note: This production is under AFTRA contract. 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:

Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel
12 Dates of Christmas Casting
6671 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 1527
Los Angeles, CA 90028


Diane Kerbel
12 Dates of Christmas Casting
53A Howland Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3B2

Extras Casting


To work as an extra in Toronto, you must register with a Background Actor Casting Agent. The agent has the responsibility of booking you on film and television productions. No special talent, training, or previous experience is required. You can download a list if these agents here:

Toronto Background Actor Casting Agent List

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.

Von Zerneck-Sertner Films
11100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Princessa Productions, LTD
100-721 Eastern Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1E6

Hop, Skip & Jump Productions, Inc.
100-721 Eastern Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1E6


Frank von Zerneck
Beth Miller


Jim Hayman


Amy Smart - Kate Stanton


Kate Stanton is an amazing beauty of a woman, but is also fairly oblivious to the spirit of Christmas. She is also stuck on trying to win back her jerk of an ex-boyfriend, even though he has moved on to other women. Kate meets a wonderful man named Miles Dufine on a blind date. However, Kate can't see Miles for the great person he is, because she is caught up in a blinded obsession with her ex. Then Kate becomes stuck in a time warp, forced to relive the same Christmas over and over until she learns to embrace true love.