Casting Call for Young & Teen Actresses

Our friends at Nancy Nayor Casting are currently casting a series of 3 features based on the beloved IVY + BEAN children’s books by Annie Barrows. These movies will be produced by Firelily Films and distributed by Netflix! The director is Elissa Down, director of the 2020 Netflix hit film, FEEL THE BEAT.

Nancy Nayor Casting is conducting a search throughout the United States and Canada to find the next young stars to play our lead roles of IVY & BEAN as well as Bean’s older sister NANCY. Those with acting experience and total newcomers are encouraged to apply! (This is an awesome opportunity for rising young stars of YouTube, Instagram and Tik Tok!)

They're looking for girls aged 6-8 for leading roles IVY + BEAN and girls aged 11-14 for the role of NANCY.


[IVY] 7 years old, is a quiet, neat, and well-behaved girl who loves to read and has very deep thoughts. However, Ivy also has an exceptional imagination. She’s studying to be a witch and spends time memorizing her spell book and making potions. Ivy has great ideas but until now they mostly stayed in her head and then she meets Bean and realizes she has found a 7-year-old soulmate who will help her put those ideas into action. Together they will have so much more fun than either of them had separately…LEAD

[BEAN] 7 years old, she is exuberant, boisterous, loud and joyful. She leaps out of bed every morning ready for a new adventure. Whether it's digging a Pit of Doom in her front yard or plotting to prank her sister Nancy, Bean’s the kind of kid who makes things happen, which is why everyone wants to play with her. Initially, Bean labels Ivy as "BORING!" but when Bean realizes that Ivy has a vivid imagination and is training to be a witch, Bean knows she has found her 7 year old soulmate (NOTE: FEEL FREE TO BE VERY LOOSE & FREE PHYSICALLY, TO HAVE EVERYTHING ABOUT BEAN'S PHYSICAL VIBE MATCH HER WILD AND FREE-SPIRITED PERSONALITY)...LEAD

[NANCY] 11 – 14 years old, is Bean’s older sister, she isn’t exactly grown-up…but she thinks she is. She loves buying clothes, chatting on the phone to her friends and putting on mom’s make-up…but most of all she loves bossing 7 year-old Bean around, especially when mom isn’t there. She rarely wants to play games with Bean anymore although the truth is that she sometimes misses the fun they used to have - but she would never admit it…SUPPORTING


STORYLINE: When 7 year old IVY moves into the neighborhood, 7 year old BEAN at first thinks that they will never be friends. But oh boy was she wrong! Ivy turns out to be the best friend that anyone could ever have. They are united in having wildly over-active imaginations and a dual chemistry. When Bean learns that Ivy is a witch-in-training, they team up to cast a spell on Bean’s bossy older sister, NANCY, that will make Nancy dance forever.


Please use the link below to find the SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS, MATERIALS, AND TO SUBMIT TAPES:

You can use a Breakdown Services account or Actors Access! (Follow the instructions on the link below to create a profile if you don’t already have one; you do NOT need to have a talent agency to create a profile! Anyone can set one up!):

**Please send submissions ASAP. Final deadline is March 22, 2021**

All sets will be Covid compliant with the highest levels of available protection.

Please Note: We are committed to inclusive, diverse casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.

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ATC's Audition Workshop

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