For the first time ever, Disney Channel is hosting an online casting call enabling actors ages 10-17 to audition via video for casting directors working on upcoming movie and series to be presented on Disney Channel and Disney XD. The search, in conjunction with the Disney Applause app, is part of the ongoing initiative to find, cast and develop diverse young actors, singers and dancers, and provide them opportunities to showcase their talent across Disney platforms. The casting call continues through Thursday, Aug. 6.
A brief scene monologue and guidelines for the audition video are available at www.Disneychannel.com/talentsearch. The site also includes tips from young actors Paris Berelc (of Disney XD's "Mighty Med") and Jacob Bertrand (of Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets") on submitting an effective video audition.
Judy Taylor, senior vice president of casting and talent relations for Disney Channels Worldwide, said, "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."
The audition is not a contest. There is no guarantee of employment. Minors must receive permission from a parent or guardian. There will never be a fee to audition for Disney Channel or Disney XD.
Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. It is currently available on basic cable in approximately 97 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world. Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multiplatform brand showcasing a mix of live-action and animated programming for kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser-supported network that reaches more than 80 million households via its basic cable affiliates. Disney Channel and Disney XD are part of the Disney ABC Television Group.