Earn $1,600 for a Brand Commercial + 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 brand video for a medical device that pays up to $1,600 to a toy commercial for babies, these are the top casting calls and auditions for kids this week. 

Hotel Photo Shoot

A photo shoot for a hotel needs male and female modeling talent, aged 7–13. Shooting is March 26–28 in Palm Springs and San Diego, California. Talent will be paid $500–$1,000 for a 10-hour shoot.

Want this gig? Apply here.

Short Film: “Classic”

The short film “Classic” needs Indigenous Peoples, Latina, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, white, or multiethnic female talent, aged 9–14. The story is about a woman dealing with her uncle’s impending death. Talent will play a younger version of the protagonist, who loves her uncle and wants to be just like him. Rehearsals are in March, with shooting late April–early May in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. Talent will be paid $125–$250 per day. 

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Medical Device Brand Video

A video for a medical device brand wants modeling talent, aged 5–8. Talent will play the child of a small family. Shooting is in the Orange County area of California. Talent will be paid $800–$1,600 for a 2-day shoot.

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Board Game Photo and Video Shoot

A photo and video shoot for a board game is looking for young talent, aged 2–3. Shooting is in Orange County, California. The relaxed and fun shoot will take approximately 3 hours, and talent will be paid $150, or $50 per hour.

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Feature Film: “Blood & Wine”

The feature film “Blood & Wine” is seeking white male talent, aged 5–10, for a supporting role. The story is about three couples who accidentally awaken something evil while on vacation. Talent will play Riley, a shy and independent boy who eventually musters up some inner courage. The film contains some mature themes, including the off-screen death of a child. Shooting is May 6–23 in Sonoma County, California. Talent will be paid $216 per day.

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Water Filtration Brand Photo Shoot

A photo shoot for a series of water filtration products wants white or multiethnic modeling talent, aged 4–10. The nonspeaking role will require posing next to the various products in a home or kitchen environment, and performing tasks such as drinking water, opening a box, reading instructions, installing one of the products, etc. Shooting is in Orange County, California. Talent will be paid $50 per hour for a 4-hour shoot, or an estimated $200 total.

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Baby Toys Commercial

An online commercial for a toy brand wants babies who can crawl, aged 11–18 months. The production also wants white male talent who can walk, aged 1–2. Shooting is in New Jersey. Talent will be paid $400 for a 3-hour shoot.

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Short Film: “The Expiration of Promises”

The short film “The Expiration of Promises” is looking for female talent, aged 12–16, for two supporting roles. The story is about two former best friends at a high school reunion forced to face a childhood commitment as well as a secret. The production wants Black talent to play the awkward and closeted queer teen Raven, and talent of any ethnicity to play Raven’s best friend. Shooting is March 29–31 in Evanston, Illinois. Talent will be paid $115 per day.

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Kids Clothing Photo Shoot

A photo shoot for a kids clothing brand wants talent, aged 0–10. Shooting is on March 8 in the greater New York City area. Talent will be paid $500 for a 3-hour shoot. 

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Short Film: “Well Then There Now”

The short film “Well Then There Now” is looking for talent. The story is about a woman and her daughter who encounter ghosts when they try to move to a new town. The production wants Latina, white, or multiethnic female talent, aged 15–18, to play the haunted Rose, Latino or multiethnic male or non-binary talent, aged 15–18, to play a boy who can see ghosts, plus more. Shooting is in Kern and San Luis Obispo Counties in California. Shooting is $200–$300 per day, plus travel, lodging, and meals.

Want this gig? Apply here.

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