Family Theater Productions serves a youth audience with our Catholic Central online series, and now we're moving out to an even wider swath of teens with Next Level, a new film described as "'Fame' meets 'High School Musical.'"
Currently filming in Los Angeles, Next Level features several young performers with sizable social followings. Lauren Orlando (@laurenorlando on Twitter; @laurenorlando88 on Instagram) and Emily Skinner ("Andi Mack") star as two teen girls competing for the final top spot at an intensive summer performing arts program.
Entertainment-news site Deadline.com noticed, writing:
Dance Moms alum Chloe Lukasiak, social media star Lauren Orlando, and Emily Skinner (Andi Mack) are set to star in YA dance feature, Next Level, along with Chloe East, Brooke Butler, Hayden Summerall, Will Simmon, and Ellarose Kaylor. The film is being directed by Ilyssa Goodman, producer of A Cinderella Story film series.
The script was written by Byron Kavanagh (Disney’s Gamer’s Guide to Pretty Much Everything and Nickelodeon’s Kickin” It). Kristi Kaylor and Lisa McGuire of The Loft Entertainment are producing the pic with exec producers Family Theater Productions and Beverly Hills Teddy Bear.
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