"I like learning to do the stuff I've never done, like sword fighting," beams 11-year-old Abigail Breslin, who swashbuckles in her next movie, "Nim's Island." Another perk? "I get to climb a volcano."
Walden Media CEO Cary Granat's got a simple explanation for his secret in casting young performers -- he's a dad.
"When I saw Nikki's first audition from the open call of hundreds of girls, my laptop started to glow," says director Adam Shankman.
McLovin proved quite the McFind for Judd Apatow. Christopher Mintz-Plasse certainly wasn't the first under-21 actor that producer-director Judd Apatow has uncovered to star in one of his films or TV…
All the girls think he's dreamy -- and for once, their mothers don't mind.
What would a Disney Channel movie be without a talented, charismatic, yet wholly accessible star? A ratings flatliner.
Kenny Ortega, director and choreographer of "High School Musical" 1 and 2, credits several factors for his recent success, but chief among them is his ability to relate to the young performers he's…
Dylan and Cole Sprouse aren't afraid of the paparazzi.
Save the cheerleader. See a career blossom. While 18-year-old Hayden Panettiere had been working steadily since appearing as a young girl on sudsers "One Life to Live" and "The Guiding Light,"
Britney Spears' kid sister Jamie Lynn made an appearance on "Oprah" in 2002 that changed her life. Paula Kaplan spotted her on the show and flew the 10-year-old from Louisiana to L.A. for a sit-down.
HBO's "The Wire" is strictly for grown-ups, but the cast boasts some of the finest young actors on television. Thank Alexa Fogel for the discovery. With two Emmy Awards on her mantel, casting…