DISNEY Casting Guru JUDY TAYLOR Gives TOP 5 TIPS for Open Call Auditions!

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DISNEY Casting Guru JUDY TAYLOR Gives TOP 5 TIPS for Open Call Auditions!

Dallas News recently asked Judy Taylor, Senior Vice President, Casting and Talent Relations for Disney Channel, what her top tips were for the open call auditions Disney is hosting around the country. This is what she had to say:

Be Yourself
“We cast our Disney Channel series and movies to be reflective of our diverse audience, so just be yourself and let your unique personality shine.”

Make the Script Your Own
“Put your own unique stamp on the character and the words you are saying. The easiest way to make something your own is to relate the dialogue in the scene to your own personal experiences. You don’t need to emulate another actor, just be yourself. Bring your own personality to the script. For example, if you talk to your family or friends in a certain way, try that with your lines. Really think about what you are saying and how you feel saying it.”

Come Prepared for the Wait
“We anticipate a large turnout for the open auditions and, for that reason, we want kids and parents to come prepared to wait in line. Be sure to bring water and stay hydrated, and have a selection of healthy snacks like fruit and nuts to keep your energy up. I also recommend bringing books, your favorite magazines or games to keep yourself entertained while you wait for your time.”

Dress Comfortably
“Dress comfortably in something that makes you feel good and reflects who you are. The more you feel like yourself, the more we are able to see your true personality. Dressing comfortably also allows you to move freely during your audition and concentrate on doing your best. We want you focused on the character you are portraying, not worrying about your shoes or attire being uncomfortable.”

Have Fun and Enjoy the Process
“This is my number one tip! We want everyone at the open call to have fun and enjoy the audition process. This is your moment to shine and be seen by a professional casting director. From arrival until the time you are seen, make the most of your experience. Look at this audition as an opportunity to be in a room with individuals who share a similar passion and drive. As casting directors, we love what we do and we want you to enjoy the experience just as much. Anyone who comes out to this open call has already succeeded – you made the effort to participate in something you really love and shared with us your unique talent.”

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  1. nicole July 16, 2013 at 7:05 am

    How do you find out when and where the disney castings are my son is 4 years old Thank you who ever this may concern.

  2. Elizabeth Pardue August 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Does Disney have any open calls/ auditions going on now?

  3. Sydney July 23, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    this is really helpful thanks I’m looking for auditions but cant find any and when I do i send in a application and nothing returns my self esteem lowers around other people but im working n my acting so I’lll be a stronger actor.

  4. Machera August 6, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Hi I’m machera I’m 11 years old I have always admired disney and their stars all their shows….EVERYTHING but I’m just now realizing that I have to do something instead of sitting on the couch. I’m trying to get emails of a person in charge of auditions etc. so I can send them and email about auditions etc. anybody know the email of a casting director?

  5. Anasha August 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    where do I get an application and script

  6. Milica August 16, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Can I video audition to DC?

  7. sandra koros August 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    hi my name is sandra and im from kenya im ten years old with dark skin and short but very black hair i would love to start a career at a young age i have been wathing disney since i was two years old i did not understand what acting was then but when i was six i realised that those where real people and i want to be one of them so if there is any auditions for any shows open just trust me i will jump on plane go to the USA as fast as you can say disney channel so thanks for reading and if you care just send my mom an e-mail!

  8. malayka momed March 1, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Hi my name is malyka iam 12years old.i just say that it is my dream sence i was a little kid but i never got a chance to be in disney channel case i live in mozambique in africa.and my parents dont have money to buy a ticket to USA case its 70.000mts its 2.000 dollars and my parents dont have that money.I can act sing and dance.so just give me one chance to prove it.u wont be sorry.
    and if i dont get in, pick this adder kids because they are very talented.

  9. malayka momed March 1, 2015 at 3:02 am

    and if discover me just send me a e-mail.
    u wont be sorry

  10. Prophet July 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Judy Taylor every since I was 7 I have been watching Disney hoping that one day I would be on a Disney show. Im 11 and I can act really good I am a focused person and am really fun and I just at least want to have a chance please if your reading this give me a chance please my number is

  11. Prophet July 31, 2015 at 5:26 pm


  12. Prophet July 31, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Sorry didn’t mean to just put Judy I meant Judy Taylor if you give me a chance you wont be disappointed now im not going to suck up to you because you said be yourself and I am just going to tell you the truth even if I sound like a weirdo I have been searching for you and trying to get auditions for the last 5 years I want to be apart of the Disney Family more than ever please give me a chance you have my number well if you see these messages

  13. G. Simone August 4, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Hi… I’m glad we came across these tips from Judy Taylor. We drove to Wilmington, NC for the Disney audition two years ago. It was a great experience! My 12 year old daughter dreams of becoming a Disney star someday. With her determination, and personality, I believe she’ll make it happen. She’s been working at acting, modeling, and dance for about six years, and has booked local, and national jobs. Although, living in Charlotte doesn’t allow for as many opportunities as other major cities. Simone hopes to one day move to L.A., and I’ve told her if the opportunity arises I’d support the move. Anyhow, I’m up late researching audition information…she wants to submit her Disney audition tomorrow. Fingers crossed… 🙂

  14. Concerned Mom August 6, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    This is not Judy Taylor’s website! NEVER EVER GIVE YOUR NAME, AGE AND PHONE NUMBER on a public website! Hasn’t anyone taught you about online safety??? There is nothing wrong with talent and ambition. Be smart and stay safe.

  15. Ruby October 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Hi my name is Sarah Malik I am 10 years old and I live in Scotland.i love!!! Acting,singing,dancing and gymnastics they are my favourite things in the whole world I have wanted to be an actress since I was little.i am a person that picks things up very quick please can you help my dream come true.

  16. Ruby October 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    To Judy Taylor!!!!!
    Hi My name is ruby my daughter is ten years old and her name is Sarah Malik.she loves acting,singing,dancing and gymnastics.she has wanting to be an actor since she was little she picks up things very quick she is very confident and she is not nervous at all please can you help her make her dream come true.she wants to be in shows,movies adverts and lots more.

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