A Netflix Series Needs Young Talent + More Great Gigs for Kids

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This roundup is a must-read if you’ve been searching for child actor roles and new opportunities. We update this list each week to include the best gigs for young talent. From a Netflix series that needs background talent to a shoot for a sneaker store, these are the top casting calls and auditions for kids this week.

Sneaker Store Back-to-School Shoot

A back-to-school shoot for a sneaker retail store wants young talent, aged 8–12. Shooting is July 1 or 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Talent will be paid $400 for an 8-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Netflix: “Sirens”

The Netflix dark comedy series “Sirens” is seeking white background talent, aged 6–10, to portray younger versions of the principal characters. Fittings are on June 24, with shooting on June 28 in New York City and Long Island locations. Talent will be paid $208 for an 8-hour shoot, plus transportation.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Short Film: “Slingshot”

The coming-of-age short film “Slingshot” is looking for young talent. The production wants female talent, aged 11–13, to play a private school student with overbearing parents, male talent, aged 9–11, to play a young boy from a family with a lower socio-economic status, plus more. Shooting is July 9–11. Talent will be paid $150 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Lifestyle Photo Shoot

A lifestyle photo shoot is looking for Black, Latino, and white modeling talent, aged 7–14. Talent will portray kids who are having fun while going out to eat with their families. Content will be used both on social media and on site. Shooting is in July in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Talent will be paid $400 for a 12-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

PennCo Tech Commercial

A commercial for the trade school PennCo Tech wants talent, aged 4–10, for two nonspeaking roles. Shooting is the week of June 24 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Talent must be able to self-report to location, and will be paid $300 for the day; lodging is available.

Want this gig? Apply here.

PBS Series: “Reflections of a Colored Girl”

A series for the local PBS station WGCU is seeking Black or multiethnic female talent, aged 6–12. “Reflections of a Colored Girl” follows the life of scholar Martha Bireda as she grows up in the Jim Crow era and beyond. Talent will play Martha as a young girl in the 1950s. Shooting is for two days the last week of June in Punta Gorda and Fort Myers, Florida. Talent will be paid $200 per day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Short Film: “Stay”

The short film “Stay” is looking for young talent. The story is about a surfer and widower who discovers that death is an essential part of life. The production wants white male talent, aged 10–12, to play the surfer’s son who loves the outdoors, and white male talent, aged 8–10, to play the talent’s younger son who loves spending time with his family. Shooting is in Los Angeles, California. Talent will be paid $200 per day, plus travel. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Online Commercial: “This is Me Time”

A short and funny ad is seeking young talent for three supporting roles. The spot explores the lengths a mom must go through to get some “me time.” The production wants female talent, aged 6–10, to play Alicia, male talent, aged 6–10, to play Jimmy, and male talent, aged 3–8, to play Darius. Shooting will take place in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Talent will be paid $300 for a 6-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Feature Film: “Miracle on 74th Street”

The feature film “Miracle on 74th Street,” a comedy set in New York City’s Upper East Side, wants Asian and Pacific Islander newborns. The production is looking for twins and single babies to portray the child of the two principal roles. Shooting is for three days at the end of June in New York City. Talent will be paid $250 day, with time on set no longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Teepublic Lifestyle Shoot

A lifestyle shoot for a t-shirt brand is looking for modeling talent, aged 5–14. Shooting is for one day during the week of June 24 in New York City. Talent will be paid $500 for an 8-hour day.

Want this gig? Apply here.

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