KIDS FIRST Casting Call: L.A. Kids Who Love Film!

Do you have a child who loves film, loves talking about film and loves to be on – camera? If so, there’s a perfect program for you – KIDS FIRST! Film Critics, a project of the 25-year-old Coalition for Quality Children’s Media.

KIDS FIRST! Auditions:

DreamWorks’ Glendale Campus on November 4, 2016, 4 to 6:00 p.m.

KIDS FIRST Casting Call Auditions are open to any child, who are ages 8 to 17 years old. To audition, please you register online at the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Audition site no later than November 2, 2016.  Go to to register. Only registered youth and their guardians will be allowed onto the DreamWorks Campus.

Auditions are limited to 50 children. Special consideration are given to youth who are bilingual in Spanish and English. Participation in the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics program is voluntary (non-paid). However, the program offers a unique opportunity for youth to attend press screenings and red carpet events, learn to critique and review films, present their reviews on-camera and interview celebrities.

Did you know that many of the KIDS FIRST! Film Critics have found employment in the entertainment field as a result of their involvement in this program? Awesome!

Rather than talk abstractly about media, the KIDS FIRST! reporters have a voice and their reviews reach up to 7 million people per release through KIDS FIRST! blogs on Huffington Post,,, and its very robust YouTube Channel.

“We are delighted that DreamWorks has provided space for us for these auditions,” comments Ranny Levy, Founder and President, KIDS FIRST! / Coalition for Quality Children’s Media. “It’s exciting to do this audition in Los Angeles with its large Spanish speaking population because we have a keen interest in bilingual kids.”

The bilingual component is co-hosted by the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), a host and sponsor for KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Boot Camps. “We are excited to support the continued efforts that create opportunities to build a pipeline of youth that includes increasing numbers of bilingual reporters and film critics,” says Ed Greene, VP for Partnerships at HITN.

Who: Open to any child in the greater Los Angeles area, age 8 to 17; special consideration for bilingual students (Spanish and English).

What: KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Auditions

Where: DreamWorks Glendale Campus, 1000 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201

When: November 4, 2016, 4:00- 6:00 p.m.

Register here:

About KIDS FIRST! / Coalition for Quality Children’s Media: The Coalition for Quality Children’s Media is a national, nonprofit (501-c-3) organization founded in 1991 whose mission is to teach children critical viewing skills and to increase the visibility and availability of quality children’s media.

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Media Contact
Julie Smart, KIDS FIRST! Coordinator