Kids and Teens needed for DC Area Commercial

Kids and Teens needed for DC Area Commercial


Kids and teens are needed for an upcoming non-union commercial in the DC metro area. please only submit if you are local to DC/MD/VA. See all details below!

Saturday, February 10 or Sunday, February 11, 2018, with an audition being held in Rockville, MD on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Carolyn Davis Casting is currently looking for the following types:

Child 1: Girl, 8-12 years old, any ethnicity
Child 2: Boy, 8-12 years old, any ethnicity
Teenagers: females, 13-19, any ethnicity

For consideration or for more information please email with your headshot and resume.

Please put “Non-Union Commercial Casting” in the subject of your email and include all contact information in the body of the email.

If you do not have a local MD/DC/VA phone number please indicate in which city/state you are currently located.

All submissions must be received no later than 5:00p Thursday, February 1, 2018
If you are not available for the shoot or audition dates, or do not fit the above breakdown, please DO NOT submit.

Any submissions that do not follow the above guidelines will be deleted.

We are currently looking for MD/DC/VA local talent ONLY

No phone calls, please.

Via Southern Casting Call and Carolyn Davis Casting
Understanding Child Labor Laws, Work Permits and Trusts

Understanding Child Labor Laws, Work Permits and Trusts


Whether you are new to the entertainment world or a seasoned veteran there are laws and regulations governing child labor across the country. In many states, the entertainment industry has special rules, laws, and permits necessary for minors to obtain and perform any work – paid or not. Laws vary from state to state but here are the basics. Be sure to check your state for laws that apply to you. You can do this via this link or visit your state’s government website for more information.


In order to obtain a work permit most states require a completed form from the child’s doctor, their school, as well as their birth certificate and social security information. It can take 2-4 weeks to get a permit so apply as soon as you think you want to be in the industry. If you are in a bind and need one immediately – some states like NY allow you to apply for a ONE TIME temporary permit that is good for 14 days. Don’t waste it though because once you use it, you loose it!

Bank Accounts & Trusts

For many permits you may also need to show proof of a Uniform Transfer to Minors Act Trust Account (UTMA) or a New York State Uniform Gift to Minors Act Trust (UGMA) account or a blocked “California Coogan” type account. This is easy to set up at your bank and is for you and the employer (if your child books a job) to deposit at least 15% of your child’s earnings.

Labor Laws

Keep in mind there are regulations for how long your child can be on set based on age, and whether or not school is in session. There are laws regarding your child’s education and how many days a child can be away from school. Some productions require a tutor on set as well.

As the parent, it is your responsibility to be aware of these things because an agent, manager, or even the people on set or production may not be aware or be in compliance – especially if they don’t typically work with minors. Take the time to do the research and ask questions if something is unclear. Want to know if your state regulates entertainment and requires a child performer to get a permit? Search here to get started!

Here are a few quick links to the most popular states for entertainment work you can access info, and permit forms at the links as well:

Have a question about child labor laws? Let me know at


Being Mary Jane Seeking Babies!

Being Mary Jane Seeking Babies!

If you are a fan of Being Mary Jane like I am, then you are in luck! Hylton Casting is currently casting a newborn baby boy / baby twins for the series finale movie of Being Mary Jane filming in Atlanta, GA. Please share with friend or family who may be available! See all details below:
Casting Breakdown:

We are currently casting the following specialty extra role for the Being Mary Jane series finale movie.


Extra Role:
– Male newborn baby / baby twins
– Age 2 weeks to 2 months old
– African American or Biracial
– We are looking to cast a very small baby/babies for this role. The baby will be portraying a baby born prematurely.
Filming Date:
Late January / early February
Extras Rate:
Atlanta, GATo submit your child, please visit:
BMJ Baby


NYC Casting for Real Families!

NYC Casting for Real Families!


NYC Mochas! @cast_inc_nyc is casting for REAL PEOPLE so be sureread all the details below and share with friends who do not have representation!!
• • •
Huge Kids Brand
Cast Inc is casting for a shoot in NYC the week of Feb 22-26
Final Callbacks will take place Feb 17 & 18

  • 3 month old babies
  • 6 month old babies
  • 12 -18 month old babies
  • 2 real families (Mom, Dad, 3 kids ideally) – 1 all white family,- 1 all black family.

Both families made up of 2 parents & 2 kids minimum, ideally 3 kids in the below age ranges:

  • One 3-6 month old baby
  • One 3T / 2-4 Yr old kid and/or a 6 – 8 yr old kid

RATES: Rate for kids is $500 flat fee / Rate for adults is $1500 flat fee

Usage is 2 years, Worldwide, all media (NO ADVERTISING)

Please email ASAP:
2 current photos of children, babies, or family submission

MUST USE Subject Line: “Baby Basics Project” in your submission

Good Luck!

Via @cast_inc_nyc on instagram. Visit for more information.

Nickelodeon Casting for South Carolina Kids

Nickelodeon Casting for South Carolina Kids


Nickelodeon is shooting commercials to celebrate Black History Month and they are looking for African-American kids, of all hues, ages 8-13! Submit ASAP  – Auditions are tomorrow!

Types of kids who should submit include:

  • Kids involved in the Gullah Geechee Community
  • Kids involved in activism
  • Kids involved in African Dance
  • Kids who play advanced level sports
  • Kids who make Sweetgrass Baskets, Kids who sing in their Church choir
  • Kids with knowledge of African American history
  • Kids involved in Theatre or Speech and Debate
  • Kids who farm
  • Kids who are great cooks
  • Kids who volunteer in their communities

Audition Date: Saturday 1/13

Callback Date: Sunday 1/14 (afternoon)

Fitting: TBD week before shoot

Shoot Dates: January 22 and 23 (talent would work one or both days)

Location: Charleston, SC

If interested and available for all dates; please email any current photo along with your kid’s Specialty to:

Subject Line: Great Kid

The best candidates will be invited to audition on Saturday and receive details.

Via – Linda Eisen Coastal Talent Casting & The Southern Casting Call

Newborn babies wanted to work with NY Photographer

Newborn babies wanted to work with NY Photographer

db1It’s not everyday you have the opportunity to bring a child into the world…and it is sooo much work (trust me – I’m on #3) all you want to do is take photos of your baby. Imagine getting some amazing professional photos by an incredible photographer in addition to your usual mamarazzi madness?!

If you are in then NY area, Daisy Beatty Photography is offering a FREE (that’s right FREE!) newborn photo session!

Parents will receive 3 high resolution edited/retouched digital images for their time. No obligation to purchase anything at all. Images may be used on my website.

This is ONLY open to the ages specified below.

Free Newborn Session 1: 

DateTuesday December 19 or Thursday December 21.
Location: Daisy Beatty Photography Studio: 732 Broadway NY NY 10003
Baby’s age: Baby must be born between December 8 – December 16, 2017.
For more info please email:

Free Newborn Session 2: 

Date: First or second week of January – details TBD
Location: Daisy Beatty Photography Studio: 732 Broadway NY NY 10003
Baby’s age: Baby must be under 2 weeks at the time of the shoot.
For more info please email:

If you are due at the end of December or early January, please contact Daisy asap if interested!

Please share with any new mamas or expectant mamas in the NY area!  Visit to see more images of her work – it truly is amazing!

Oh…and Congrats on your new bundle of joy!


Georgia Photoshoot Casting Af. American Tweens

Georgia Photoshoot Casting Af. American Tweens



The CW’s Dynasty is casting for a photoshoot in Georgia! See all details below:

Who: [Girl #2] Black tween; chocolate complexion; natural hair a plus

What: Girls, 11-13 years old for a photoshoot

When: (Tomorrow) Thursday, December 14th in Norcross, GA Call time: 8:00am.

Girls will play younger versions of our principal actors. Must be able to complete and return minor application ASAP!!

If available, email the following:

  • 2-3 Recent photos, include
  • LEGAL name
  • age
  • phone
  • height
  • weight
  • all clothing sizes, (including shoes)

Submit info to: with the Subject: “[GIRL #2]”

Rate: $100/8 hrs ; OT after 8hrs;


Good Luck!

Originally posted on Southern Casting Call