If your kid has dreams of being a Disney Channel star and you live in the Los Angeles area, you're in luck because an open casting call for Disney Channel and Disney XD was just announced some hours ago. The official yearly talent search will be held next weekend.
Every spring or summer for many years now the Disney Channel has held an official annual open call somewhere in the United States. This year, it will be in Hollywood. Kids and their parents can come on down to meet with the Disney Channel and Disney XD casting team. This year the event will be meeting with kids who are between the ages of 10 and 17. No acting experience is required and you don't need to have an agent to attend. A professional headshot is not needed. Families are asked to bring a simple snap shot of the child and a resume if they have one.
Thousands of kids and their families will be attending so the auditions will be quite quick. In previous years, kids were given a short script to memorize as they waited in line. The kids in line then had 1 minute to perform it in front of the casting team. 1 minute certainly is not a lot of time to make an impression so kids need to really bring it.
This open call is not for any specific roles or project, it is more of a talent search. Those attending will be considered for Disney projects in the near future. About 10 years ago a little girl named Selena Gomez attended an open call in Texas, 2 weeks later she was flown out to Los Angeles to guest star on a popular Disney Channel series.
Seems that Disney dreams can come true and L.A. area kids have a shot at it this year.
If you and your kids are interested, you can get the full details here.