Star in a Short Film Premiering on Disney + More Great Gigs for Kids

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If you’ve been searching for child actor roles and are looking for new opportunities, this roundup of auditions for kids is a must-read. Each week, we update this list to include the best gigs for young talent. From a short film for Disney+ to a Father's Day commercial, these are the top casting calls and auditions for kids this week. Check them out to help your child nail their next audition.

“Nothing, Except Everything”

The short film “Nothing, Except Everything” is looking for Asian male talent, aged 5–10. The coming-of-age story is about a high schooler who finds order in the number 7. Shooting is July 8–10 in NYC. Talent will be paid $100–$250 per day, plus travel and meals. Talent must follow SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 protocols for their age. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Sweet Tooth”

The horror short “Sweet Tooth” wants talent, aged 8–14, for a short role. The story is about a haunted house for tricker treaters that gets hijacked by a Halloween-obsessed killer. Shooting is this summer in Los Angeles, California. Talent will be paid $150–$300 per day. 

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Jim Val Documentary

A documentary needs white male talent, aged 10–12. The documentary is about Jim Val, who was discovered by Lucille Ball at the age of 9. Shooting is in Arcadia, California. Talent will be paid $100 for a 1-day shoot, plus a meal. 

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PlanetArt Social Media Ads

A series of social media ads needs young talent, aged 3–6. Talent with singing experience are encouraged to apply. The ads will highlight a brand’s personalized products. Shooting is June 2 in Los Angeles, California. Talent will be paid $25–$40 per hour for a 4-hour shoot, or $100–$160 total. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Search & Destroy”

The adventure short film “Search & Destroy” is looking for young athletic male talent, aged 12–16. Some roles require bike riding skills. The story is about a boy who goes on a journey with his neighborhood squad to find their friend. Shooting is July 14–19 in Fort Worth, Texas. Talent will be paid $175–$250 per day, based on role and experience. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Short Film for Disney+

A short film for Disney+ is looking for Black female talent, aged 12 and up, to play Paris, a genius 12-year-old inventor. Shooting is the week of June 20 in Los Angeles, California, with a session prior to shooting either via Zoom or in-person. Talent will be paid $980 plus 10% for a week-long shoot. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Apple TV Series: “Flamingo”

A new Apple TV series is looking for young talent, aged 1–17, for background roles. The production wants young talent of all ages, genders, and ethnicities for roles in various scenes throughout the shoot. Talent must attend wardrobe fittings and test for COVID-19 prior to fittings and shoot dates. Shooting is ongoing in Baltimore, Maryland. Talent will be paid SAG background rates or $175–$350 per day, depending on talent’s union status and age.

Want this gig? Apply here.

“Calling All Stars”

The kid/family series “Calling All Stars” is looking nationwide for female talent with singing and musical talent, aged 11–14. The series is part half-hour comedy, part reality singing competition. All roles are paid.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Father’s Day Ad for True Classic

A Father’s Day promo for True Classic, a popular apparel brand, is seeking talent with comedic and improv skills. The production wants male talent, aged 11–13, to play a son, and female talent, aged 13–16, to play a daughter. Shooting is May 24 in Los Angeles, California. Talent will be paid $200–$400 for the day. 

Want this gig? Apply here.

Health Insurance Commercial

A health insurance commercial is looking for talent, aged 1–5, of any gender and ethnicity. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles, California. Talent will be paid $300–$400 per hour, for an estimated 3-hour shoot, or up to $1,200.

Want this gig? Apply here.

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