Kids Casting: Star in a PBS Promotional Video + More Great Gigs

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Don’t miss any of the great opportunities available around the country for young actors, including several roles in a PBS promotional video! Plus, a young adult book cover is seeking a model, Bradford Exchange is casting social ads, and more gigs around the country.

Evolve Studio is casting a lifestyle promo for PBS in Nashville, Tennessee. Actors, aged 5 and older, are wanted to play bug catchers, fort builders, Quinceañera attendees, and more. Filming will take place from Sept. 16–20 in Nashville. Pay is $100–$300 per day depending on the role. Apply here!

A plus-size Korean-American female model, aged 15–22, is wanted for a young adult teen book cover photo shoot with a well-known publisher. The shoot will take place in September in New York City. Pay is $1,000 minimum. Apply here!

Join the cast of a series of stylized social media videos intended to promote specialty products for Bradford Exchange. A female model, aged 10–12, is wanted to portray a granddaughter in the videos. There are several roles available for adult-aged talent, aged 30–65, as well. The shoot will take place on Sept. 3 or 4 in Chicago, Illinois. Pay is $200 per day with catering provided. Apply here!

Casting is underway for the lead role in “Dive Bomb,” a feature film about an 11-year-old boy in a tough neighborhood who is discovered to be a prodigy on the electric guitar and befriends an old blues musician. A black male actor, aged 7–13, is wanted to play the starring role of Jaylen. Talent must be able to play guitar well. Filming will take place in October in Rochester, New York. Talent will be paid on the SAG-AFTRA Modified Low Budget scale. Apply here!

Join the cast of “Birdland, USA,” a short film that is centered around two kids as they wait for their mother to return from an errand. Two actors—one girl, aged 8–10, and one boy, aged 6–8—are wanted for the lead roles. Filming will take place in the late summer or early fall in Los Angeles, California. Pay is $100 for the day with meals provided. Apply here!

The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights” is seeking Latinx actors. Talent, aged 9 and older, is wanted to portray Washington Heights residents in background roles. Filming will take place through August in NYC. Pay is TBD for nonunion actors and the SAG Background rate for union actors. Apply here!

Join the cast of “Elijah and George,” an adventurous, family-friendly historical drama based on the popular illustrated children’s book “George Washington’s Army And Me,” in a starring role. A white male actor, aged 8–10, is wanted to play the lead role of Elijah. Talent must be comfortable running, interacting with animals, riding horseback, and other physical requirements. A photo shoot will take place in early fall in central Virginia and filming will begin April 2020 for six weeks. Pay is $1,752 per week with lodging, meals, and travel provided. Apply here!

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