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…
Unlike many of the other young performers in this issue, Ellen Page doesn't have a No. 1 album or legions of screaming tween fans. The 20-year-old Nova Scotia native is a Serious Actor, and as such…
It's not as if Michael Cera can't lie -- in character, at least. For three seasons on Fox's "Arrested Development," he concealed his more-than-familial fondness for his first cousin Maeby.
Learn how to pronounce Saoirse Ronan's name now ("sir-sha," rhymes with "inertia"), because you'll be seeing it plenty in the coming months. Born April 12, 1994, in rural Ireland, Ronan landed the…
Some stage parents set up shop in Los Angeles' Oakwood Apartments until their kids find work. AnnaSophia Robb's parents prefer to keep her in Denver. The 13-year-old star of "Bridge to Terabithia"…