MIAMI OPEN CASTING CALL DETAILS:
DATE: Saturday – February 27, 2010
CHECK-IN TIME: 9:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION: DoubleTree Miami Mart Airport Hotel
ADDRESS: 711 NW 72nd Ave / Miami, FL 33126
SEEKING: Talent 12 to 18 years / Boys & Girls – All Ethnicities (No previous experience necessary)
** No talent under 12 or over 18 will be seen – no exceptions **
* All talent under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult – no exceptions.
* We will make best efforts to see all talent that has checked-in by 12:00pm.
* Audition wait time may be several hours.
Information from Nick Casting on Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When is the Austin Open Call? A: It’s been postponed temporarily. More info soon.
Q: What should I bring to the open call?
A: 1 photo (snapshot ok). Please include all of your contact information on the back of your picture. *This photo will not be returned.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Dress casual.
Q: What if I am over 18 but can play 12 to 18 years?
A: We are not seeing anyone over 18 years.
Q: What if I am under 12 but can play 12 to 18 years?
A: We are not seeing anyone under 12 years.
Q: If I am under 18 and don’t have an adult to bring me can I still come?
A: Sorry, you MUST be accompanied by an adult – no exceptions.
Q: What audition material should I prepare for this casting call?
A: We will give you audition materials (a brief comedy scene) at the open call.
Q: What is Nickelodeon looking for?
A: Funny, confident talent – all types & ethnicities!
Q: If there are a lot of people, will I still get to audition if I’m at the back of the line?
A: Check-in will be between 9:00am-12:00pm. We will make best efforts to see all talent that has been checked in. Audition wait time may be several hours. In the event that the turnout for the event exceeds the amount of people we are able to see in one day, you may be notified by an official Nickelodeon crew member that you will need to return the next day to be seen. If this occurs you will be given a wristband and official paperwork confirming that you were on line by noon on Saturday and have been requested to return.
Q: What show is this for?
A: This is a general casting call for Nickelodeon – we are seeking new faces for future projects.
Q: What happens next?
A: If you are right for one of our upcoming projects we will contact you.
Q: Who will be in the audition room?
A: A casting representative from Nickelodeon Casting.
Q: Does it cost money to audition?
A: No, this is a free event to audition for Nickelodeon.
Q: Will there be parking?
A: Yes there is parking. Space may be limited. There is a flat fee for all day parking.
Q: Should I bring a CD or DVD of work I have done or recorded?
A: No, just a picture and contact information.
Q: Does this audition guarantee me work on Nickelodeon?
Q: Do I need to pre-register to audition?
A: No, you do not need to pre-register. Check-in is upon arrival.
Q: Will I need to fill out any forms to audition?
A: Yes, we will hand out Information Forms to be filled out
Hi, I am going to this casting call. But, I was wondering how to prepare for a nick audition. can you help me?
Updated post on Miami Auditions on the site- please refer to that info. Thanks!
Hi!!! I noticed that the Austin audition has been postponed!! Do you know when it will be or will they just not have it? Thanks
There is an updated post on this on the site- please refer to that info. Thanks!
Hi Hollywood Mom:
Do you know if the Nickelodeon casting is for real? My mom isn’t that sure about it. Thanks.
Yes, the Nick castings are legitimate; however, you must be 12 to 18 years old and you must be accompanied by an adult.
do u kno if singing will be apart of our audition?
Not that I’m aware of.
My talent is singing and since that requires lots of guts what if i get nervous and mess up do i get to go again?
I can’t say what the casting director’s would do, but it’s typical that you get one shot at an audition so try and work on some relaxation techniques prior to the big day.
im 11 turning 12 in june can i still audition
They say they will not see anyone under the age of 12, but there will be several auditions in many locations throughout the year. Perhaps you could attend one of the other locales’ auditions after you turn 12.
are there any 11 year old auditions
I want to go to the Miami audition I have a manager but she told me nothing about the audition and said it wasn’t happening. I’m still going but do I have to tell Nick I have a manager or can my mom be it?
I want to go to the Miami audition I have a manager but she told me nothing about the audition and said it wasn’t happening. I’m still going but do I have to tell Nick I have a manager or can my mom be it? I don’t have a ontract.
do you know when or if they will be having auditions in ohio…. most likely columbus
hey hollywood mom, just wonderin if u kno of any good agencies in miami, FL
We should have listing for New York, Florida and Chicago post on the AGENTS page soon. I’ll start vetting the Florida Agencies first for you =)
do i need an agent or can i just go there with my dad and tryout.
Go with your Dad or any adult family member over the age of 18.
I’ll be driving a long way to get to this audtion. Any suggestions about arriving very early? On average what numbers would an audtion like this expect? 100’s, 1000’s?
What percent of a child actor’s income goes to the manager
It varies but I’ve heard 10-15% for managers. Agents take a percentage of about 10% as well.
Do you know how many people went to the
Atlanta audition? And how many hours they were
Hi Tom – I haven’t heard from anyone who attended Atlanta. They’re welcome to chime in here at Hollywood Mom Blog.
is it possible to live in florida and have an agent in a different state, such as : California.
Yes. I will be interviewing 2 families from Texas here for pilot season who have agents here in LA.
umm do u hav to pay after u make it to the audition?
No, you do not have to pay. This is a legit casting.
how big does the picture have to be?
how b ig does the picture have to be?
can an adult just go? or does it HAVE to be my dad?
what is the best agency for me to be apart of in california?
Look at the top of HollywoodMomBlog.com under AGENTS tab. It’s a page listing very reputable agents to submit your pics and resume to, if you’re seeking representation.
Hi hollywood mom i just turned 16 and think that this audition would be a great… but i was just wondering if they wher haveing auditions in the los angeles area
Tomorrows the day for the audition and i hope its not where you go and audition and then when you get in its a fine.
I went to the open casting call today in Miami! I had a great time it was extremely fun. Thousands of kids were there! If you plan on being seen you have to go early.Check in started at nine a.m, but i wuz out there from 6:30a.m and as a result i got # 214 and got my audition done at 11a.m and even got 2 hours before 11a.m to practise my comedic scene. It was extremely fun and i hope u all go to other open casting calls in the other states! Even if u don’t get a call back, it is still good for the experience and if you like acting and being the center of attention as i do u will be thrilled. The key is to make a reservation at the hotel the casting call will be at. Then u will reach on time and it will be hassle free. Thank you so much hollywood mom for all the information that you have given me. I am so grateful for ur support. Please continue doing a great job of helping young actors who have a dream. Thank u so much!
I am so glad you had such a positive experience and you’re welcome – it’s my pleasure to help of you young, talented people pursue your dreams!
Do you know how long after a casting call do we get call backs if chosen. Also, do you happen to know where will the call backs have to go to?
What does the orange paper mean? Is that a call back?
Does anyone know what the Orange Paper is? If so, please post an answer for Kevin. Thanks!
when will they call the people that get call backs????????? 😀
I’m surprised they didn’t mention the “time line” for callbacks at the auditions. I wasn’t in attendance so I don’t know their schedule.
Hi hollywood mom i was just wondering if you knew if they wher gonna be in the los angeles area or any wher in california if so plz get back to me right away
It’s VERY likely they will have auditions in Los Angeles. Keep checking in for updates & we’ll post as we receive them. 😉
so if they are in LA, will the expenses be our responsibility?
Angelina – I was answering Nick’s questions about the open call castings coming to LA – doesn’t have anything to do with the Miami casting, just an additional casting location. =) I believe the next location is in Texas.
My son went to the Miami audition, was selected for a call back and given an orange paper, he went back Sunday and they taped his audition. They did not give any other type of information for call back. What is the average time for a call back?
Was anyone on the board contacted after call back for the Miami NICK Audition? If so, please post here for May and the others.
Thank you for your prompt attention! Awesome! I would really appreciate any info as this was his first audition, and we have no idea of usual procedures. I would hate to hold on to false hopes.
If anyone has any info on call backs please let me know!
if u did not get a orange paper does that mean that u did not get a call back?
That’s the impression I get from reading posts from those who attended the Miami auditions. Anyone who received an orange paper want to comment?
is it possible that the orange paper wuz for ppl who cud not be seen on saturday due to the time and were told to do the audition on sunday
a call back rite after their audition is kinda weird. wouldn’t they have emailed them or called by phone?
sorry hollywood mom after I read it a second time I figured I asked the wrong question. The orange papers were given out to everyone who was in the line and the numbers were over 1000. not sure exactly what it said, but one of the kids were upset about having to come back the next day.
this question is for may, what number was your son?
My son was top 25 (I prefer not to say his actual number) we got there before 5:00 am. The orange paper was given to him because they wanted him back for a second audition. His orange paper had scheduled time to be back, initials of the person who saw his first audition. He was also given a different script to try to memorize. On Sunday there was a separate area for those who came in with orange papers. The orange papers were given to a Nick Crew employee sitting at a desk who then stapled the orange paper to their head shots which they had ready from the day before, kids were called in and their second auditions were taped. As I was sitting there I kept seeing lines of kids coming in with numbers over 1,000 the biggest number I was able to see was 1,599. While I was sitting there I saw only 2 more kids fresh from their audition that morning turning in the “Orange Paper”. I am new to all this, I do not know the regular procedures for call backs, perhaps they will still call back more kids after they review their notes and photos.
Congratulations to your son May – that’s awesome! And thank you so much for sharing your observations from the audition process with everyone. This is the sense of community I’ve been hoping to foster since the blog began. I love that our HMB readers are communicating with and helping each other. If you would like to write something about the weekend for Hollywood Mom Blog I’m sure the readers would love it!
Thanks May for clearing that up. Alot of people will appreciate the information since no one even knows what they were for. Good luck to your son.
Hi I was at the Miami audition with my son I was BACK in line (way back) and a friend I know was around number 30, no one saw any one with a orange paper ,I ask some other people that I know that went there and they told me the same thing. No one had seen any one with a orange paper for a callback?
The Orange Paper was only given to a small number of auditioners so that’s probably most likely why no one had probably seen ne one have it…but as far as callbacks go I’m not sure if they are still doing call backs for other auditioners w/o the paper or not…hopefully they will…but I wish everyone the best of luck! and congratulations to you son May!
Hi, I went to the Miami casting and got there around 8am. The lines were extremely long but the audition was sooo much fun. But I have to attempt my friend (who was there at 7am) and I did not see anyone with an orange paper but we were not focusing on anyone only our script, so I am not a good source on whether the orange paper means a callback. But, I know a friend in New York who got an callback a month later and the NIck crew told us they would call us. I am very confused. But I do have a question on my audition. I went in, did the script, and then she told me to do it as a five year old, then a ditsy girl ( I am a boy by the way..it was funny), then she asked me about my fashion blog, and then she asked me if I could sing ( I told her I don’t have a trained voice), and then she asked me to dance for her. IS THIS A GOOD THING?
she asked me to act like a five year old too! lol
do u have date hollywood mom when the florida acting agencies will be posted?Becuz it seems i keep speaking to scams! PLEASE HELP!
COOL! does that mean we did good?
and I need florida acting agencies also. I keep getting scams 🙁
Watch Inside Edition tonight – it’s an expose on scam agencies.
hey jayy where did your friend from new york had to go for the call back.
Bummer. Was number 150 @ the Miami audition. Thought I did pretty well, first time and all. But this is kind of getting my hopes down. Oh well?
I actually only saw one person with an orange paper. I got there at 7 am. Well good luck to her 🙂
We went to the open call in Chicago, my daughter did get an orange paper which meant a call back for the next day.
Is there a Nick open casting coming up in Austin Tx next week? anybody know for sure?
Hey all – this is what Nickelodeon casting said today:
“Great Open Call in FL! We did give out a few callbacks to kids who R right 4 current roles. We will keep all others in mind for new projects.”
well, i just hope they keep me in mind. stillwaitin on that call
Hey everyone Im just wondering if they are doing a casting call in the tri state area? Maybe New York? Or even Washington D.C. ? anyone know their new stop? and when the date would be? Also how many places are they going to be holding auditions?
When does the Talent Search end? What other cities will they hit?
Hollywood mom please help me!!! Im just wondering if they are doing a casting call in the tri state area? Maybe New York? Or even Washington D.C. ? anyone know their new stop? and when the date would be? Also how many places are they going to be holding auditions?????
To answer Meghan and Nick’s questions, the only other state they’ve mentioned specifically for casting was Austin, TX and that call has been postponed. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything about the next location(s) – Best Tracy Bobbitt, Hollywood Mom Blog
Hi hollywod Mom i was just wondering if you have herd any thing on any new dates or locations for the casting call??
Thank youuu!!!!!!!!!!!! and YES PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
So there is still going to be austin tx auditions? Its just postponed? Beecasue we are very excited to g and hope the date are out soon my family and i did a fundrasier for me to get down there but it is postponed any new news on the date soon??
Do you think theyyy will come to New York or anywhere by there??…
I’d assume they’ll hit NY, right? Or Washington or Philadelphia? Somewhere around there, most likely. I’d also guess Chicago and Seattle, but those are just guesses.
Hey! Hollywoodmom i was just wondering if you have herd any thing on new locations for the casting call
Hello hollywood mom!,
I was wondering is there going to be any nickelodeon open castings in los angeles? And if there when and where? Also, is there any way I can find a schedule for the other upcoming open casting call they’re going to have?
No word on new NICK open call castings yet, but as soon as I hear, the announcement will go up on the home page! =)
Nickelodeon is coming to Fort Wayne, Indiana…
what website are all the casting calls????
Actors Access, LA Casting, Hollywood OS, and Casting Frontier are all reputable subscription services that post casting notices. You can also occasionally find casting notices here on Hollywood Mom Blog but ours are focused on children only and are free to the public.
I have a question….
Are there any Nickelodeon auditions that is near Minnesota like in MN or in Chicago, IL. Any other place that is closer would be nice to know about to. i would like the dates and place please! thanks!