The Disney Plus series “The Crossover” is casting in Louisiana.
The 20th Century / Disney Plus show is now filming in the New Orleans area and Central Casting of Louisiana is looking for NOLA locals who would like to work as paid extras on set. The show begins filming in New Orleans in June.
The Disney+ show is based on the book of the same name by Kwame Alexander and will be executive produced by LeBron James. “The Crossover” was a book that was published in 2014. The book won the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Book Award Honor. Disney+ ordered the pilot for “The Crossover” last year, and the project was ordered to series which is now in production in NOLA.
“The Crossover” focuses on teen brothers Josh and JB Bell who is considered an amazing basketball player. The show is described as a coming of age story that is narrated by one of the brothers, Josh. The boys’ father is a retired professional basketball player who is struggling to to live a regular life, off the court.
According to Variety, Jalyn Hall stars as Josh Bell with Amir O’Neil starring as JB Bell. The series also features Derek Luke as Chuck Bell, Sabrina Revelle as Crystal Bell, Skyla I’Lece as Alex, Deja Monique Cruz as Maya, and Trevor Raine Bush as Vondie.
Please see the casting notice below for the current available roles. Please only apply if you fit the role descriptions and you are local to the New Orleans area.
NOW CASTING FOR 20th Television & Disney+ The Crossover:
Cheerleaders 18+ with experience who can portray High School and NBA Cheerleaders
If you fit this description and are available for ALL listed dates, please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Show: 20th Television & Disney+ The Crossover
Dates: COVID Test: [August 13th]; Filming: [ August 15th] (High School Cheerleaders); [August 16th] (NBA Cheerleaders)
Rate: $140/12; $50 for COVID Test
Location: Testing in Gretna, LA + Filming in New Orleans
If you fit this description and are available for ALL listed dates, please send:
1. Your name
2. Phone Number
3. Current photos and current sizes- height, weight, clothing + shoe size
4. Please list your cheerleading experience
5. Are you currently registered with Central Casting?
6. Do you meet the vaccination criteria for working on this production?
Subject Line: “CHEERLEADER”
This production has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 5 and above working on its set. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novava x vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet either of the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this particular Production.
If you answer “yes” to this message, then you are hereby attesting to the fact that you can and will provide adequate proof to Production. If you are selected, Production will collect and verify your proof. Your answer will be provided to the production/studio. Please follow the instructions provided to you on how to provide proof to the production/studio.