Disney Channel and Moose Toys are teaming up to find two kids to be official Toy Reviewers. Casting producers are conducting a national talent search in Australia looking for two kids between 8 and 16 years of age to star in their toy reviews on-air! The kids selected will receive a 14 month paid contract which includes payments of $200 per production shoot. Kids and a parent/legal guardian who live a certain distance outside of the Sydney central business district will receive ground transfers and accommodation for each production shoot and rehearsal. Those who live outside the state of New South Wales will be flown in from their nearest capital city to the production shoots.
'Toy Talk' will consist of up to up to six separate shoots between October 2013 - December 2014. The first episode will be filmed early October in Melbourne for several days. There will be no sitting by the phone for days on end waiting to find out if you are selected. Disney will be contacting the applicants who have been selected to become a Disney Channel Toy Reporter by phone or email on 26 September 2013.
The audition process consists of kids uploading a homemade video to the official Disney Channel website for the talent search. The video needs to be about 30 seconds long and show the applicant reviewing any Moose Toy product, preferably one of the Trash Wheels, or Zelfs toys. Trash Wheels are a spin-off series of The Trash Pack toys, and they are made of rubber. Zelfs are a line of girls' toys, special little creatures that live in a garden called Zardenia. Other Moose brands that can be reviewed in the audition video include Angry Birds, Glitzi Globes, and Blingles among others.
You can see a list of Moose Toys that can be reviewed on the following website:
You can view some of the uploaded audition videos on the following website:
To upload your own audition video and be considered to become a Disney Channel Toy Reporter for a year, go to the following official website and CAREFULLY follow all instructions:
Remember to have your parent's or guardian's permission before proceeding!
All talent must be legally eligible to work in Australia.
The 2013 Australia Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Australia:
• Victoria Actors Resources
• New South Wales Actors Resources
• South Australia Actors Resources
• Queensland Actors Resources
• Tasmania Actors Resources
• Western Australia Resources
Each State's section contains the following:
- Casting Directors List
- Talent Agents and Managers List
- Modeling Agents
- Acting Classes and Schools List
- Headshot Photographers List
- Training and Schools
- Performers Unions
- Misc. Industry Resources
In addition to the following Resources:
• Guidelines on entry into Australia of foreign actors.
• Australian Entertainment Visa Application
• Sydney and NSW Entertainment Industry Child Labour Laws
• Application for Certificate to Import Foreign Actors into Australia
• General Talent Agent Information
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas for Actors
• PDF Users Guides
The 2013 Australia Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.