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Disney targets California schools for next big stars

Disney Channel and Disney XD casting directors are on a US search for the House of Mouse's next tween and teen rising stars, and they are kicking things off with a talent search across Southern California.
June 7, 2013

Disney Channel and Disney XD casting directors are on a US search for the House of Mouse’s next tween and teen rising stars, and they are kicking things off with a talent search across Southern California.

Led by casting directors Rosalinda Morales (Bread and Roses, La Misma Luna) and Pauline O’con (24), the search is on for actors, singers and dancers in the 10-to-17 demo who will star in upcoming Disney series and movies. In doing so, the directors are visiting elementary, middle and high schools, performing arts schools and academies, dance studios and after school programs.

Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Coco Jones are among the young actors discovered via official Disney Channel casting calls.

The Southern California talent search is in advance of Disney Channel and Disney XD’s annual open call audition held in a new city each year. Details for the next open call will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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