Casting Call for Julie and Maryellen!

MIDDLETON, Wis., Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — American Girl is enlisting the help of girls and the creative crowdsourcing platform Tongal to bring its inspiring BeForever historical characters to life in a whole new way. From August 14 to August 24, girls, ages 8 to 14, are invited to participate in a nationwide casting call to star in a short film about fan-favorite Julie Albright from the 1970s—or one about American Girl’s newest historical character from the 1950s, Maryellen Larkin, set to debut on August 27, 2015.

To participate in the casting call, girls and their parents can visit to register and submit audition videos. Girls can choose to read for either the Maryellen or Julie characters (or both) from the provided scripts, and casting videos should be no longer than three minutes. Girls who best embody the spirit of Maryellen and Julie will move on to a public voting phase, starting August 31, where fans can vote online for their favorite video finalists. The two winning girls will each receive a cash prize of $10,000, as well as a trip to film the movie. The 15-minute short films are being developed – from screenplays to casting to production – by the Tongal creative community and shown on American Girl’s social channels and website. For more information and official rules, visit


Julie short movie!!!!  Woo-hoo!  I think I’m too old to audition ;(

American Girl Julie

5 thoughts on “Casting Call for Julie and Maryellen!

  1. Message In A Fold

    This sounds like an exciting project. I’m not knowledgeable about the American Girl Dolls, although two of my granddaughters would tell me about the many videos they watched on the dolls they loved. The girls made clothing and jewelry for their dolls.

    Good luck to you and your daughter in your short video creations. Good thoughts, prayers and vibes are being sent your way 😀


    1. Jen Post author

      Thanks Leslie ❤️. Great to have your voice on WordPress again.
      American Girl’s new historical doll will be Maryellen from Daytona Beach in 1954. I predict all the grandmas who have been buying their grandkids AG are going to want their own Maryellen

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