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How To Audition For Disney Channel And Walt Disney Studios – Disney Channel Auditions, Disney Channel Casting Calls For Disney Shows, And Walt Disney Auditions For Disney Movies – Walt Disney Casting Calls In Los Angeles For Actresses
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I remember watching Disney Channel as a young teenager and feeling so caught up in the magic and perfection of the wonderful world of Disney. Disney is this entity that we all know and love and want a piece of, but landing a gig with Disney is no walk in the park; the company prides itself on hiring the best, brightest, and most talented people for its TV shows, movies and theme parks. I was so nervous for my first Disney audition I didn’t know if I was elated or gassy, but I was somewhere in that zone.
The morning of the audition I knew I needed to look fabulous (which I usually do, sick days and lazy days excluded). But Disney-fabulous and street-fabulous aren’t always the same. Disney wants talent that fits the “Disney brand,” which is a very specific look. My Aussie friend, Aleisha, has worked at Disney parks all over the world, including Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, and she helped me pick out what to wear. I was auditioning for the grown-up version of a character on an existing Disney Channel show, Best Friends Whenever. I dressed in all black and looked sleek and tough, since I was playing an awesome ninja, but Aleisha reminded me that I still needed to look wholesome and not too sexy. She suggested I tie a flannel shirt around my waist to offset the otherwise tight black pants. I put on a smidge of make up and headed out feeling pumped.
Like all auditions, I knew I needed to be on time. It’s important to show that you’re serious and excited to be there, so I always plan to arrive super early (at least 15 minutes). I remember one audition where my time slot was 8:00am but I just barely underestimated traffic (rookie mistake) and I arrived at 8:05. I was told, “There are plenty of other girls who were here on time and we won’t be seeing you today.” Ouch. But she wasn’t wrong. Everyone appreciates punctuality and I messed up. I now always give myself tons of time to hang out in the lobby, warm up, look at cat videos on my phone– whatever it takes to never be late again; lesson learned the hard way.
Once I parked (a perfect 20 minutes ahead of my audition time), I grabbed my headshot and resume and gave it a once-over. It was current, I looked happy and smiley, and I felt like it accurately represented what I looked like. My resume was organized. It all looked good. But my heart was still racing as I walked the two blocks from my car to the studio.
When I got inside, a very friendly Cast Member greeted me and told me to sign in and have a seat. Now I was really feeling the adrenaline! I thought, “I’m about to go audition for Disney; this is a big deal!” They called my name and I either floated or teleported towards the door. I felt nervous about being in front of such important people. I knew I’d be auditioning for a casting director, a title I’d come to know well. A casting director’s job is to weed through talent and pick out the best actors for the role(s). Then, those actors are asked to return for a callback to show their stuff to the director, producer, writer, or anyone else invested in the casting process. I had to remind myself that they may seem intimidating, but they’re just people. When I was led in I wasn’t sure if I should shake their hands, or even whose hand to shake since there were three people sitting behind this small table of fate. A mustached gentleman offered his hand first, and I did my best to relax; “They’re just people.” I thought to myself.
I said my name and agency directly to the camera, (called “slating”), which is pretty typical. Almost all auditions I’ve done have been videotaped, so I knew that was nothing to sweat. For this audition, they had me reading lines with another person, (who’s called a reader), which helped me to feel more at ease. Sometimes when the reader is obviously not an actor it can feel pretty stiff, but this lady clearly had some chops. I started my lines. I could feel my hands shaking and my voice kind of cracked and wavered, like an adolescent boy or a small squeaky toy. “I’m here to show them why I’m perfect for this role,” I reminded myself. I cleared my throat and continued.
After I’d read through the whole scene, the man with the slight mustache asked me to do it again, but this time he said he wanted me to really “exude confidence” and “sell it.” I knew one of the most important things to demonstrate as an actor is that you can accept direction. I’ve been asked to cry, or to speak with a funny accent, or to “do it bigger!” Sometimes it’s really nerve-wracking, but this time I felt like I could totally “sell it.” I took a deep breath and thought, “Don’t worry about ‘getting it right;’ you can do this.” I felt my shaky hands turn steadier, my cracking voice grow more confident, and when I opened my mouth to speak: I was that ninja that I knew I had in me.
As I bounded back to my little blue car I leapt in the air for a heel click and squealed, “I did it!” I was on cloud nine. Each audition is different and it’s sometimes hard to determine whether I did well or not; but I felt like I gave it my all… Ultimately, I never did get a callback. But when it comes down to it, I just wasn’t what they were looking for, so I don’t beat myself up about not booking the part. What matters is that I booked the room and nailed the audition — and that’s the uphill part of the battle.
Walt Disney Audition Tips – How To Audition For Disney Channel And Walt Disney Studios
Good quality photos on standard letter size paper are best when you audition for Walt Disney Studios or for when you audition for the Disney Channel. You always want to make sure that the photo that you use for your Walt Disney acting resume is representative of the way that you currently look and not the way that you used to look when you were younger. In other words, if you change your appearance or your look in any way, you should update the headshot on your Disney acting resume as quickly as possible. As you choose a photo for your Disney acting resume, remember that your headshot is the calling card that you leave behind for the Disney casting team to remember you, so make sure that it is the best possible representation of who you are and how you currently look.
Always remember to keep your Walt Disney acting resume to one page and list your most recent experience and accomplishments first, and do not worry if you have limited acting experience. Staple or glue your Disney acting resume securely to the back of your beautiful headshot, or have it printed directly on the back of your photo.
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The Top Acting Agencies In Los Angeles California – The Best Acting Agencies In Los Angeles For Actresses – The Top Acting Agencies (Talent Agencies) In Los Angeles For Women, Teenage Girls, And Famous Oscar Winning Actresses
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You just moved to Los Angeles or Hollywood Southern California in order to make your dreams come true of becoming an Oscar winning actress but there is just one major problem, and that is that you do not have an agent to represent you as an actress. So what do you do? For those new to Los Angeles or Hollywood getting an acting agent to represent you can be a very difficult and time consuming process because of the huge competition in this industry (there are probably millions of girls, teenagers, and women that dream of becoming an Oscar winning actress that come to Los Angeles and Hollywood from all over the world). The following “The Top Acting Agencies For Actresses In Los Angeles Southern California” list was created in order to assist young actresses in making their dreams of becoming very successful award winning actresses a reality.
The Top Acting Agencies In Los Angeles Southern California
There are probably thousands of acting agencies (talent agencies) in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and the surrounding cities but only four acting agencies are considered prestigious enough by our modeling agency (we have extremely high standards) to make our list of the “The Top Acting Agencies For Actresses In Los Angeles Southern California”. These four agencies are known in the industry as the “Big Four” acting agencies and together represent the majority of the Oscar winning actresses in the entertainment and movie industry. The major obstacle or problem that new actresses in Los Angeles will encounter is that these “Big Four” acting agencies generally only sign actresses that have been referred or recommended by industry insiders (for example, representatives from our modeling agency or other industry professionals such as casting directors, movie directors, or movie producers), existing clients, or mutual friends. This is the reason why it is extremely important for young actresses that are new to Los Angeles and Hollywood to network as hard as possible and to try to meet as many people as possible.
The Top Los Angeles Acting Agencies For Actresses
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is one of the best acting agencies not only in Los Angeles but in the entire world. Industry sources indicate that the acting and talent agency does hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenue with offices not only in Los Angeles California but also in other major cities around the world. If you have never been featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly or never been invited to the Academy Awards (commonly known as the Oscars) as a guest it might be best for you to start at a humbler and smaller agency until you can prove that you have the necessary acting skills and talent in order to become a very successful actress and be represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
William Morris Endeavor (WME)
William Morris Endeavor is a talent and acting agency based in beautiful Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County Southern California and is now believed by industry experts to be the best, the largest, and the most prestigious talent agency for actresses in the world thanks to its recent acquisition of IMG for approximately $2.2 billion United States Dollars. It is the type of acting and talent agency that if an actress is not already a household name with several Academy Awards Oscar nominations she will probably not even bother to apply to the agency.
United Talent Agency (UTA)
United Talent Agency (UTA) is one of the largest, most prestigious, and best acting and talent agencies for actresses and is also part of the “Big Four” Hollywood agencies that are located in Los Angeles County, Southern California. United Talent Agency (UTA) is based in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles County Southern California with offices in New York. This talent and acting agency operates exclusively by referral and does not accept unsolicited material or solicitations of any kind (similar to the other “Big Four” talent and acting agencies mentioned on this “The Top Acting Agencies In Los Angeles” list for actresses).
International Creative Management (ICM)
International Creative Management (ICM) is one of the largest, most prestigious, and top talent and acting agencies in Los Angeles for actresses. This prestigious and world class acting and talent agency has offices in Los Angeles California, New York, and London England and represents a large number of Academy Award Oscar winning actresses. This talent and acting agency is now known in Los Angeles and around the world as ICM Partners and continues its phenomenal expansion and growth by representing some of the best known actresses, directors, and writers in Hollywood.
The Top Acting Agencies For Actresses In Los Angeles California
One of the most interesting facts that you might have noticed from this “The Top Acting Agencies For Actresses In Los Angeles” list is that these “Big Four” talent and acting agencies are not only the best acting agencies in Los Angeles for actresses but are also ranked among the best acting and talent agencies in the world for actresses because of their huge financial resources and expertise in the entertainment industry.
You generally can not go wrong by joining any of these “Big Four” talent and acting agencies but unfortunately for new actresses that are just starting out and developing their acting careers they will most likely need an introduction by an industry insider in order to be considered by any of these amazing talent and acting agencies (our prestigious modeling agency constantly receives requests for introductions from new actresses arriving to Los Angeles from around the world but unfortunately we can only recommend our own agency models for introductions for cases when our models would like to transition to acting as part of their planned career goals).
Wishing everyone the best in their quest for the next Academy Award for “Best Actress” and/or “Best Actress In A Supporting Role” and please feel free to visit our other sections of our website for industry tips, general advise, and important information about the secrets of becoming a successful, perhaps famous, and maybe even an Academy Award Oscar winning actress. Best wishes!
Film And Movie Auditions You Will Encounter As A Young Actress – The Danger Of Acting And Modeling Without Agency Representation
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As a young actress, you will be exposed to many different kinds of projects. You will experience shoots that are super exciting and amazing to be a part of, and you will also experience frustrating gigs that will challenge your patience. Not all of these will be worth your time; not all of these will be a waste of your time. It’s important to learn what is valuable work experience and what is someone blatantly taking advantage of your time and your talent.
First off: The Creeps. There will be many people (mainly men) that will try to get you to take your clothes off for films. Now, if HBO is asking you to do a nude scene and you’re comfortable with the material, your body, and you want to do it, then by all means go for it. However, don’t be disillusioned to think Mr. Joe Schmoe is going to “get you places” if you do a topless scene for his Indie short. Indie short does not equal HBO series. The distinction here is not only the exposure (pun intended) but also the professionalism. If someone is making you uncomfortable or asking you to do something you’re just not comfortable doing, guess what? You’re in charge of your body and you don’t have to do it. You may lose the job, but you will save yourself a lot of heartache. Furthermore, if you are comfortable getting naked for an Indie short, then go ahead! There’s nothing shameful about nudity for the sake of art, regardless of who tries to tell you otherwise. It’s just a matter of what you feel up for and if you’re okay with what you’re doing and the way you’re being treated. Never do anything you don’t passionately want to do.
For example, I had a filmed audition that I just felt weird about. The casting director (slash co-star, slash director, slash producer, etc—red flag number one) asked me all these really personal questions that had nothing to do with my acting abilities or what I could bring to the project. He also sat uncomfortably close to me on the “casting couch” and was just being odd: he told me how pretty I was, and commented on the size of my breasts. He then asked me, “Is there any reason I should keep the camera rolling? Anything else you can… do?” I immediately inferred what was going on and humorously deflected saying, “I can juggle!” and got myself out of there as soon as possible. Regardless of what his intentions actually were, I didn’t feel comfortable and there is probably a very good reason why. This brings me to my next bit of advice: follow your instincts.
A woman’s intuition is strong. If you feel like something isn’t right- with any social situation, professional or otherwise- chances are there’s a reason. You’re not just “being paranoid” or “reading too much into it;” you feel uncomfortable because your upbringing has taught you social norms and this situation is breaking those norms. It’s important to trust your instincts, and not be afraid to speak up. This is an area I really struggle with. Often times, I will sense a situation is amiss, or could potentially be dangerous to me as a woman, but I continue out of obligation or fear of being rude. Learn from my mistakes. People will make you uncomfortable without realizing it and if you bring it to their attention perhaps they will be more conscientious of their behavior in the future. Maybe not, but at least you spoke your mind and looked out for your own safety.
This one time, I was meeting a potential client in a private residence, and as I got into the elevator I realized that I was alone with two strange men in a secluded building. I felt fear sink its talons into my racing heart as I continued down the narrow hallway to what could have been my demise. My fears were nullified and I ended up having a very prolific meeting with said client and everything turned out fine, but that doesn’t invalidate the fear I felt in the elevator. While the clients did not intend me harm, they were just being oblivious to the fact that I could have felt uncomfortable with the situation. You will encounter this a lot: people that aren’t ill intending or malicious, but they just don’t realize the world that women live in.
Other clients you may encounter might be the inconsiderate kinds that disrespect your time. There’s a saying in the business that being an actress is the job of “hurry up and wait.” You are expected to be on time or early for your call time promptly at 5am, but then you may wait around until 11:30am before you even get on camera. This is normal. However, it’s important to know your worth. If you’re just starting out and have nothing on your resume, know that people will treat you like this because they can. You need them more than they need you. You need the experience and the credential on your resume, and they just need a body. Ultimately, you will graduate beyond this treatment, but it may be a while before you are at this point.
Very early in my career I was filming for a music video and I was the only actress on set. Everything was dandy until the actual musician arrived. He was a big hot shot and I was a lowly nobody so they put me in holding for another six hours while they filmed all of his scenes. Six hours later, they woke me from my catnap and said, “you’re wrapped!” I couldn’t believe that they kept me waiting for so long for literally nothing. However, with no one else to stand beside me, and having been paid a flat day rate, I really didn’t feel like I had any grounds to contest my time being wasted. Another instance, I was an extra on a student film and I was kept for four hours longer than originally expected. The other extras and I banded together to ask for overtime for the extra time we were kept beyond eight hours (there’s a whole system for overtime payment). If it hadn’t been for the others in my group saying, “yes, we deserve more money,” I might have not bothered asking, and I wouldn’t have gotten the extra payment. But, because I asked, I received more money and left feeling a sense of worth and that my time and talent was respected.
These are just a few examples of situations you may encounter as a new actress. It is important to know that these happen mainly to unrepresented actresses, which most newbies are, but that this is not common to those with agents getting them the work. The projects I’ve mentioned were all castings I found via Actor’s Access, LA Casting, or (yes, admittedly) Craigslist, but I did not have representation backing me. Once you have an agent, you will get much more reputable clients that (hopefully) will treat you with more respect than the lower-end projects. However, as they say, one must “pay their dues.” There will be creeps to weed through and long hours for little pay, but there will also be art and the magic of showbiz. Follow your instincts, stick to your guns, and learn from those around you until you’re the one writing to new actresses and you can look back and laugh.
My name is Amanda and I write for ZARZAR MODELING AGENCY which is best known around the world as ZARZAR MODELS. I am not represented by ZARZAR MODELS but the agency wanted me to share my experiences about acting and modeling without agency representation. In particular, ZARZAR MODELS makes sure that its models are treated with the highest respect including making sure that its fashion models and actresses do not have to wait beyond a certain amount of time during modeling and acting auditions. In addition, ZARZAR MODELS is extremely selective in the clients that it works with in order to make sure that its models and actresses do not have to face many of the dangerous situations faced by actresses and models that are not represented by an agency. Furthermore, ZARZAR MODELS does not allow nudity of any kind (including implied nudity, etc.) for its fashion models and actresses making it a truly unique and one of a kind modeling agency.
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