The reels kept coming in every few months to the Disney Channel offices in Burbank. A gawky pre-teen girl with a charming Tennessee drawl was determined to land the role of her dreams in a show that…
It's been a rough stretch for young performers lately: Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Haley Joel Osment. Misbehaving in Hollywood has always been the norm, but between the copious number of arrests…
The juice-box crowd shouldn't shelve those audition videos just yet.
During the most recent pilot season, Cindy Osbrink, CEO of the Osbrink Agency, says one of her child clients auditioned at a network and was offered the part.
So you're a youth agent, and you've discovered a bright new talent, developed the talent, won over the talent's parents and have built a cozy, familial relationship.
It's no secret that kids watch oodles of television, but they're increasingly turning their attention to the Web, so savvy networks are finding ways to reach young viewers online. Sites allow fans to…
A little peer pressure can go a long way, particularly when it means Variety using its peer-to-peer relationship with the industry to help raise awareness of philanthropic causes through the…
"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…