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Prepare Your Child for a Casting Call for Disney Channel In the last decade or so, countless kid stars have come out of the Disney franchise, and so it follows that more parents than ever before are bringing their children to any available casting call for the Disney Channel. Fortunately, the Disney Channel produces a variety of TV shows and movies, and the producers are on constant lookout for fresh faces and talent of all ages and backgrounds for a wide assortment of roles. The network has calls for series regulars, recurring roles, guest stars and extras.

Landing any role on a Disney show is a huge success. The actor's audience is amplified to millions worldwide. Because of this popularity, the competition for parts can be intense. For a child auditioning, acting training, dedication, maturity and a high level of passion and charisma are a must in order to succeed in this coveted field.

The first step for anyone who wants to be involved in professional acting is to get some experience. Enrollment in local theater arts programs or performing art school like Child Actor LA Institute is a great first step for a child who wants to gain some initial training. Theater groups, improvisation and acting workshops and classes, and any one-on-one training they can get are the best way to introduce the field to a child and are great experience to have if they wish to continue and pursue a Disney role.

If your child is interested in trying out, you will need to get a resume and cover letter made, as well as a portfolio of pictures including headshots. The more certified everything looks, the better impression it will make on casting directors. So it is worth it to pay for professional


photographers and cover letters writers who know what the directors are looking for. Clothing worn in the pictures as well as on the actual audition day should be age-appropriate and should showcase the child's personality.

The next step will be to help your child get ready for the role for which they are trying out. Proper preparation should include study of the story and research into the character, if available, as well as the one minute comedic monologue that Disney Channel asks all actors to prepare. If your child has an acting coach or trainer like that provided by Child Actor LA Institute, they should make sure to work on this monologue with them prior to the audition with a stopwatch at hand.

The casting directors see hundreds of children per day, and the last thing you want is to have the one audition that threw off their carefully planned schedule. This also means punctuality is crucial, so plan on arriving at least 15 minutes early. The audition might also include improvisational exercises or actually reading from a script, all of which can be prepared for by practice and participation in local theater groups. Sometimes the casting directors are looking for something very specific, often even a certain "look". If your child does not get the role, do not let them be discouraged because it may have been out of both of your hands. This should be a fun, positive experience for you and your child.

The Disney folks at the casting call will be sure to create an engaging, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, so allow your child to settle into that frame of mind in order to relieve any stress or anxiety. Of course, a casting call for Disney Channel is not only limited to children's roles. For adults who are auditioning, the process is very much the same, as are the tips and guidelines, though more experience may be required. To read more, please visit here: https://childactorla.wordpress.com/

Prepare Your Child for a Casting Call for Disney Channel  

In the last decade or so, countless kid stars have come out of the Disney franchise, and so it follows that more parents than ever before ar...

Prepare Your Child for a Casting Call for Disney Channel  

In the last decade or so, countless kid stars have come out of the Disney franchise, and so it follows that more parents than ever before ar...

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