Update 8-29-2013: New talent search open casting call details are now posted below for Wilmington, NC.
Disney Channel has been conducting a national talent search seeking talented, young actors, actresses, singers and dancers between the ages of 10 and 17 to be considered for roles in upcoming Disney Channel and Disney XD Original Movies and Televisions Series for 2013 and beyond. If you have a strong desire to act, sing, or dance, then Disney casting directors would love to hear from you or see you at an upcoming open casting call. Two new open casting calls have been scheduled for September 21 and 22, 2013 in Wilmington, NC.
This official talent search is among Disney Channel’s and Disney XD’s few annual casting searches in the United States. You DO NOT need to live in Los Angeles for this talent search, as it is open to kids and teens across America. Disney Channel and Disney XD casts the vast majority of actors in Los Angeles due to the large number of talent agents, casting directors, and actors available in the area. However, they do hold open casting calls and talent searches in other cities, and even other countries occasionally.
Last year Disney’s Senior Vice President, Casting and Talent Relations stated, “We are pleased to play a part in cultivating young talent and helping them achieve their dreams …our representatives are searching for a range of youthful talent with comedic acting ability and/or singing and dancing experience to showcase their skills for consideration in our upcoming series and movies”.
Details about how to submit for the 2013 Disney Casting Talent Search and open casting calls can be found on the following post:
2013 Disney Channel Open Casting Calls
All talent including minors and foreign actors must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.
In order to work on television shows in California, minors must have the proper entertainment industry work permits, and a Coogan Account. The 2013 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for minors and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in California 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
The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.