L.A. and N.Y. auditions for ABC Family pilot 'Village People'

*** This project has wrapped production ***

ABC Family Village People Auditions

"Village People" is a half-hour comedy pilot for ABC Family.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

ABC Family has ordered the pilot episode for a new half-hour series called "Village People". Casting for the series regulars is taking place in Los Angeles and New York. Smaller speaking roles, extras and stand-ins will all be cast in Los Angeles where shooting will take place. The show is being executive produced by the talented and beautiful Jennie Garth, who will also play the starring role of single career woman who adopts a baby from a teen mom and ends up taking care of the mother as well.

"Village People" will also be executive produced and written by Meg DeLoatch, whose writing and producing credits include "Family Matters," "Malcolm & Eddie," "One on One," "Eve," "Brothers," and BET's "Reed Between the Lines". A native of Maryland, DeLoatch combined her interests in theater, literature, and visual media and earned an interdisciplinary degree in Writing for Communication, from American University. She subsequently moved to California, where she participated in the Warner Bros. Writers Program and Bill Cosby’s, Guy Hanks Screenwriting Program, at the University of Southern California.

Minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to audition for ABC Family shows and movies or work as an extra:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Casting Directors List
• Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2012 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

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:

Megan Branman
Dylann Brander
Branman/Brander Casting
500 S. Buena Vista St
Props/Drapes Bldg Room 110
Burbank, CA 91521

New York:

Beth Bowling
Kim Miscia
Bowling/Miscia Casting
609 Greenwich Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10014

Extras Casting

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Registration Info: (818) 562-2755
Do not send photos to Central Casting, you must register in person.

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.

ABC Family
3800 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505

Producers: Meg DeLoatch, Jennie Garth

Director: TBA


Jennie Garth
Sebastian Sozzi
Rachel Cannon
Sadie Calvano


Intelligent, approachable, and gorgeous Alexa (Jennie Garth) is a Vice President for a record label, a woman who always talks and moves a little faster than anybody else. Organized, with a good sense of style, and a neat, ordered life, she shares a lovely, large home with her renowned archaeologist father in the Nashville suburb of Hillsboro Village. However, despite everything, Alexa feels a lack in her life. She desperately wants a baby, saddened to realize that she cannot conceive. So she embarks on a quest to adopt the baby of a 15 year old, 8 month pregnant foster kid named Ione, whose parents are in prison. Alexa then ends up not only adopting the baby, but also taking care of Ione.