Nationwide search for male and female to play lead roles in Star Wars: Episode VII

Disney Casting Directors National Talent Search

Walt Disney Pictures is searching for teens and young adults for lead roles in a feature film.
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Disney casting director Maryellen Aviano is searching for two young actors to play lead roles in the Walt Disney Pictures feature film Star Wars: Episode VII. Maryellen Aviano has cast such recent major feature films as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Transformers 1-4,” “Man of Steel,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “The Avengers,” “Inception,” “Hangover Part III” and “Django Unchained”. Aviano has scheduled six meet-and-greet sessions across America to scout talent. In addition to the in-person casting director meet-and-greet sessions, audition video submissions are being accepted at the only official casting webpage that has been set up by Maryellen Aviano. Details below.

Note: There are also 5 similar meet-and-greet sessions scheduled for these roles in the United Kingdom. Details here – UK Disney Nationwide Talent Search

Disney Talent Search Details

This information was given to me directly by casting director Maryellen Aviano BEFORE it was available ANYWHERE else, even before the audition video upload webpage went live. You saw it here first! -Alan Baltes

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Lucasfilm and Disney have officially confirmed that these two roles are for Star Wars: Episode VII.

• No acting experience necessary.
• There are no fees whatsoever to attend, this is NOT an extras casting call.

The following lead roles are being cast for Star Wars: Episode VII –

Seeking: Young woman to play 17-18 years old. Must be beautiful, smart, and athletic. Open to all ethnicities (including bi- and multi-racial).

[RACHEL] Was quite young when she lost her parents. With no other family, she was forced to make her way alone in a tough, dangerous environment. Now 17, she has become street smart and strong. She is able to take care of herself using humor and guts to get by. Always a survivor, never a victim, she remains hopeful that she can move away from this harsh existence to a better life. She is always thinking of what she can do to move ahead.

* If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian MUST accompany you!

Seeking: Young man to play 19-23 years old. Must be handsome, smart, and athletic.

[THOMAS] Has grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself. Despite this, he is smart, capable and shows courage when it is needed. He can appreciate the absurdities in life and understands you can’t take life too seriously.

Meet and Greet with Disney Casting Director Maryellen Aviano

In Person Meet and Greet Sessions:

November 7, 2013
Ramada – Minneapolis Airport Mall
2300 E. American Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55425
3:00pm – 8:00pm

November 10, 2013
Sheraton – St. Louis City Center
400 S. 14th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
12:00pm – 5:00pm

November 14, 2013
Park West Theater
322 W. Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
3:00pm – 8:00pm

November 17, 2013
Somerset Inn
2601 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
12:00pm – 5:00pm

November 22, 2013
Hilton – Austin
500 E. 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
3:00pm – 8:00pm

November 24, 2013
Sheriton – Nashville Downtown
623 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
12:00pm – 5:00pm

* Note: These are not huge “Mall of America” locations, so there should be no problems finding the events. Follow any signs and directions at the locations.

Online Audition Video Submission Details

To be considered for the above roles, go to the following official “Disney Talent Search” casting webpage and CAREFULLY follow the video taping and submission details.

Disney/Lucasfilm Star Wars: Episode VII Talent Search

NOTE: To download the audition script at the casting website above, click on “Record your video following the instructions included here”. You will then be asked for your email address, and the sides will be sent to the email address you enter along with video taping instructions.

Also, it is highly unlikely that the studio would release any actual script material from this film. These are for audition purposes only, for talent to demonstrate their acting ability and range.

The above website hosted by Cast It Talent is a subsidiary of Cast It Systems, and is the ONLY website that is officially assisting Disney casting director Maryellen Aviano in the casting process for these roles. No experience is necessary and both SAG and non-union talent from all areas of the United States are being considered for these feature film lead roles. There are no fees to submit for these roles.

Please read the following New York Times article to get a better understanding of what Cast It Systems (Cast It Talent parent company) is about.

Digital Casting, Poised for a Role Beyond Hollywood

Star Wars: Episode VII will be filming in London.

ALL talent including minors and foreign actors MUST be legally eligible to work in London and in the United Kingdom.

The 2013 London Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in London and the United Kingdom:

• London Child Actor Information
• London Child Actor Chaperone Information
• London Bylaws on the Employment of Children
• London Child Stage Performance Application Form
• London Child Work Permit Application
• United Kingdom Foreign Actors Visa Information
• United Kingdom Entertainer Visitor Application Form
• United Kingdom Employment Application Form

In addition to the following London Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• London Casting Directors List
• London Extras Casting Directors List
• London Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• London Actors Headshot Photographers
• United Kingdom Acting Schools
• London Performers Unions and Organizations
• Miscellaneous London Actors Resources
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Casting Director and Talent Agents Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.


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