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 & 22, 2013 in Wilmington, NC. Details below...
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".
Some of the Disney Channel shows are So Random, Jessie, Ant Farm, Kickin' It, Pair of Kings, Good Luck Charlie, Shake It Up, Dog With a Blog, not to mention awesome Disney Channel Original Movies!
2013 Disney Channel Open Casting Calls Wilmington, NC
Disney Channel is seeking kids from 10 - 17 years old who are interested in acting professionally on Disney Channel/Disney XD series and Disney Channel Original Movies.
Please bring a recent color photo (snapshot is ok).
Wilmington North Carolina Convention Center
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Click here for directions.
Parking is available at the convention center for a fee ($8 max). Free street parking.
Registration will take place as follows:
Disney is asking that talent show up at times according to the first letter of the last name of the child/teen.
• If the last name begins with A - M, arrival should be on Saturday September 21, 2013.
• If the last name begins with N - Z, arrival should be on Sunday September 22, 2013
BOTH DAYS 9:00AM - 1:00PM
This is not set in stone! Talent CAN show up on either day, however to help Disney make this experience go smoother and more efficiently for everyone, they are asking that talent show up according to last name.
ALL talent under the age of 18 MUST show up ONLY with the accompaniment of a LEGAL parent or guardian.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are NO fees to attend this casting call. NEVER pay any upfront fees to attend a Disney Channel casting call.
Disney TV shows are taped in Los Angeles, however many Disney Channel Original Movies are filmed in other areas such as Salt Lake City, Vancouver, and Toronto.
For TV shows, minors and foreign talent must be legally eligible to work in Los Angeles, the state of California and in the United States of America.
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 for Los Angeles and other areas are available here.