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Friday, February 15, 2013

Disney Channel Casting New Roles For Girl Meets World

Disney Channel casting information for exciting new series sequel 'Girl Meets World'
Shooting on "Girl Meets World" begins in February, 2013.

It's a Laugh Productions has begun casting female teen series regulars for the new multi-camera Disney Channel series sequel "Girl Meets World". The show will continue where the ABC television sitcom "Boy Meets World" left off back in 2000, however the story jumps ahead to the present. That series ran successfully for seven years beginning in 1993. Auditions with Disney casting directors are taking place in Los Angeles and will continue through February, 2013 when shooting begins. The extras and stand-ins will be cast closer to the start of shooting in late January/February.

Four-time Young Artist Award nominee Ben Savage is returning as Cornelius "Cory" A. Matthews, and two-time Young Artist Award nominee Danielle Fishel is back playing the role of Topanga Matthews. Young Artist Awards nominee Rowan Blanchard is playing Riley Matthews. Cory and Danielle have an amazing 13 year old daughter named Riley, an adorable girl on the cusp of whatever comes next in life, and wanting to rush into it head first. Riley is a bright, buoyant, cheerful girl who just so happens to attend a school where her father in also her history teacher. Her best friend Maya is the complete opposite type of person, however the two are extremely loyal to each other and enjoy an unwavering friendship.  Cory and Danielle also have a 14 year old son named Elliot   

Academy Award nominee Michael Jacobs wrote and is executive producing the pilot episode and will be the showrunner for "Girl Meets World" if Disney Channel picks it up to series. Jacobs is the creator/producer of the hit award winning ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World". That show depicted the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cory Matthews, a Philadelphian who grows up from a young boy to a married man. Michael Jacobs' other credits include executive producer and writer of the People's Choice Award winning NBC sitcom "My Two Dads"; creator, writer, and executive producer of the CBS sitcom "Charles in Charge"; writer and executive producer of the Primetime Emmy Award winning animated ABC series "Dinosaurs"; and producer on the feature film "Quiz Show," which was nominated for four Academy Awards.

It's a Laugh Productions, which is a an owned subsidiary of the Disney-ABC Television Group, is producing Girl Meets World. The company has produced such Disney Channel shows as "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," "Jonas," "Jessie," "Shake It Up!", "Austin & Ally," and "Dog with a Blog," among many others. Don Mink and Amy Rabins founded It's a Laugh Productions in 2004. The two have also been partners in a company called Prep Shoot Post since 1988, a post-production
accounting firm.

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Principal Actor Disney Casting

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Los Angeles:

Brett Greenstein
Collin Daniel
6671 Sunset Blvd.
Bungalow 1527
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Extras Casting
Los Angeles:

Central Casting
220 S. Flower Street
Burbank, CA 91502
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It’s A Laugh Productions
201 North Occidental Boulevard
Building 6
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Michael Jacobs Productions
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521

Disney Channel
3800 W Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505


Michael Jacobs


To Be Determined


Danielle Fishel - Topanga Matthews
Ben Savage - Cory Matthews
Rowan Blanchard - Riley Matthews
Sabrina Carpenter - Maya
To Be Cast - Elliot Matthews


"Girl Meets World" picks up where "Boy Meets World" left off. Riley Mathews, the preteen daughter of Cory and Topanga who married on the original series, tells the story from her point of view. Riley attends a school where hew father is also one of her teachers, and her brother is one grade above her - and often reminds her that he is also one grade higher in life's experiences. If opposites attract, then Riley's relationship with her best friend Maya is a perfect example. Riley is a happy, optimistic, cheery, and high spirited 13 year old girl with great parents - while Maya is a not-so-trusting pessimistic girl who has never met her father. Regardless, the two are immensely loyal to each other as friends.