Disney Channel has now launched an official national talent search seeking kids and teens who are interested in acting on Disney Channel Original Movies, and Disney Channel and Disney XD television series. The network is looking for talent between the ages of 10 and 17 years of age, who are genuinely interested and serious about acting.
Almost all Disney Channel television series are cast and shot in Los Angeles, CA. All talent must be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, the State of California, and in the United States. The 2015 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for minors who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Los Angeles and the United States:
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides
All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.
Disney Channel National Talent Search Details
Judy Taylor, senior vice president, Casting and Talent Relations, Disney Channels Worldwide is overseeing this online national talent search. Judy stated, “While many factors go into casting a role, our goal is to find new talent and make the process accessible to all, whether amateur or professional actors with agents. It also provides parents assurances about privacy and safety online”. This talent search is open to the following:
KIDS & TEENS 10-17 YEARS OF AGE
To be considered, you must first download the following script (the same script is for both males and females) that you will use to upload a homemade audition video:
Next, you must download the free official Disney Applause App here.
You can create a homemade audition video and upload that video on the Disney Applause App, or you can actually record the audition video directly with the app. There are also tips from Disney Channel and Disney XD stars Paris Berelc (of Disney XD’s “Mighty Med” and the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie “Invisible sister”) and Jacob Bertrand (of Disney XD’s “Kirby Buckets”).
The submission deadline is AUGUST 6, 2015
NOTE: All minors must obtain permission from a parent or legal guardian before participating in this talent search. There are no guarantees of employment.