America's Largest Country Music Talent Search

The 28th annual Colgate Country Showdown is coming to Raton, New Mexico. KBKZ-FM will host the America's largest country music talent search and radio promotion. Approximately $200,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded nationwide, including the grand prize of $100,000 cash to the national winner, presented at the National Final televised special.

There is no charge for the event. Sponsors include Phillips Broadcasting owners of KBKZ-FM "Coyote Country" and the Raton Chamber and Economic Development Council. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded at the local competition, with the winner representing Raton in the state finals at the Sky City Casino near Grants, New Mexico, later this summer.

Designed to find the most promising country music talent in the United States for the past 28 years, the Colgate Country Showdown gives aspiring artists a chance to launch their professional careers. Thousands of performers compete annually for the Country Showdown title.

Open to vocal performers, the Colgate Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups the chance to compete. Acts must not have performed on a recording that has charted in the top 100 county format of Billborard, Radio and Records, or the Gavin Report within 18 months preceding the local competition. A $15 entry fee is required of all acts entering the Colgate Country Showdown competition.


Ripley Park
North Second St. & Savage Avenue
Raton, NM 87740

Click Here for directions.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Registration deadline is Friday, June 26. For more information and a registration application, call 1-800-791-8028.

2009-2010 NHL Dallas Stars Ice Girls Auditions

The NHL Dallas Stars Ice Hockey Team will hold open auditions July 11, 2009 for women who would like to be considered for the upcoming NHL season.

  • 18 years of age on or before July 11, 2009.
  • High school graduate or a G.E.D.
  • If selected, must reside in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and have reliable means of transportation.
  • Must be willing to attend all practices, games, and other related activities.

Dr Pepper Star Center
12700 N Stemmons Fwy
Farmers Branch, TX 75234-5806


Preliminary Round: Saturday, July 11 9:00am-5:00pm
Semi-Final Round: Sunday, July 12 9:00am-5:00pm
Finals: July 14-17 7:00pm-10:30pm

Interested applicants should complete the Application and Waiver and return them to the Dallas Stars office.

Click Here
for Application Form.
Click Here for the Waiver and Release Form.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5pm on Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mail or Deliver to:

Dallas Stars Hockey Club
Attention: Dallas Stars Ice Girl Auditions
2601 Avenue of the Stars
Frisco, TX 75034

You will receive an e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application.

Please bring the following to the audition:
  • Drivers License for identification
  • Personal Items such as make-up,etc.
  • Water, snacks and a lunch
  • Hockey skates (if you own them)
  • Hockey skates will be available from the StarCenter for the skating portion of the audition
Your make-up should be in shades that compliment and accentuate your natural beauty. Your hair should be in a current hairstyle that compliments your features and does not hide your face. Your nails should be painted in a neutral shade of polish or with a French or American style manicure.

What To Wear:
  • Dance/yoga style pants Midriff-baring top (Dance or athletic bra top)
  • Dance or athletic shoes (dance sneakers, jazz shoes or tennis shoes)
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • You will need to wear the same attire for both days of the auditions
  • Select attire for the audition that is eye-catching & unique
For questions or concerns please email

Open Casting Call for feature film "Bending Spoons" in Saginaw, Michigan

An open casting call will be held next Saturday for a new movie being filmed in mid-Michigan.

The movie, called “Bending Spoons,” is produced by Saginaw Township native Mark Rupp.

Already cast in the film, a comedy-drama, is Oscar winner Celeste Holm, Richard Pryor Jr., Lucille Ball's granddaughter, Katharine Luckinbill, and "Matlock" director Daniel Roebuck

“It's an independent film and we have Academy Award and Emmy Award winners in the cast,” said Mark Rupp, executive producer of Bending Spoons. “We will be filming August and September and are doing initial casting the weekend of June 27th.”

Roles are open for bikers, nurses, doctors, grandparents, parents and bodybuilders, as well as children 5 and older, who must come with a parent or legal guardian.


Pitt and Balcony Theater
805 N Hamilton Street
Saginaw, MI 48602


June 27, 2009
Starting at 10:00am

A closed casting call takes place the next day, Sunday, June 28, 2009

Open Casting Call for Models in Saratoga Springs

QuadPhoto Saratoga is holding an open casting call for experienced and aspiring models of all body types, ages 18 years and older in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The casting session will be held in the QuadPhoto studio with fashion photographers, Jude Goldman and Mark VanAmburgh. Interested participants should dress in casual attire and allot 15-30 minutes for their session.

Appointments are not necessary and there will be no charge. Call the QuadPhoto studio at 581-4689 and press 2 for driving directions.


QuadPhoto Saratoga
56 Duplainville Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Wednesday, June 24, 2009
10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, June 25, 2009
10:00am - 5:00pm

Quad Photo is a network of photography studios located throughout the country, providing studio and location photography and production services for clients such as L.L. Bean, Kohls, Orvis, JC Penney, Pac Sun, Fossil Watch and Jockey.

Audition Notice seeking Child Actors for the "Talk to Strangers" in Connecticut

The Family Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association is seeking non-union child actors for a dramatic, low-budget short film to be shot Columbus Day Weekend, October 10-12, 2009. The film's message relates to the tremendous toll that child custody litigation take on children. The film will include no scenes inappropriate for children.

Great experience and exposure! A multi-Grammy winning composer will contribute to the film’s score and other award-winning professionals will be involved as well.

Please email resumes and headshots or pictures for consideration to and put "TTS Casting" in the subject line. INCLUDE RESUMES AND PHOTOS IN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL, as attachments will not be opened. Make sure to specify the part for which you are auditioning. Once resumes are reviewed, sides and additional information will be sent to actors selected to audition.


Auditions will be held Saturday June 27, 2009 and Sunday June, 28, 2009
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Call-backs: Saturday July 11, 2009


The location (in Connecticut) will be sent to those applicants selected to audition.


Principal Roles:

Three siblings from a Caucasian family:

Danny Sherwood: A sweet but anxious 9 to 10-year-old boy who becomes overwhelmed by his parents’ divorce. Must be capable of demonstrating a wide range of emotions with subtlety.

Emily Sherwood: A 14-year-old girl who masks her pain with a hard, sometimes sarcastic demeanor, but shows a softer side as well. Gymnastic experience a plus but not required.

Jake Sherwood: A slightly goofy but lovable 6 to 7-year-old boy who takes his cues from his older brother. Must have ability to cry on cue.

Non-Speaking Roles:

Teenager (1): Cool and seemingly detached African-American 15-year-old waiting in a courthouse reception area, who unexpectedly reveals a sensitive side.

Skateboarders (2): Two boys, about 12 years old, who are good on skateboards; mixed ethnicity.

Little Leaguer (1): One girl, aged 9 to 11, non-Caucasian.

Open Casting Call for The Runaways extras

River Road Entertainment's film "The Runaways" is in production and Hollywood OS is holding open casting calls for the films extras. The former working title of this film was "Neon Angels". Kristen Stewert, Dakota Fanning, and Michael Shannon are tapped to star in three of the lead roles. Summit Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution.

Open Casting Call Details


Hollywood OS
3108 W. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505


Monday through Fridays
Between 1pm and 4pm Monday through Friday
Through July 17, 2009

You must live in the Los Angeles area to be considered for extra work on this film


Kristen Stewart - Joan Jett
Dakota Fanning - Cheri Currie
Alessandra Torresani - Lita Ford
Stella Maeve - Sandy West
Michael Shannon - Derreck


A coming-of-age biopic about the 1970's American all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways. From the beginning of five teenage girls dressed in leather and lingerie performing rock and roll music, to the height of fame signed with Mercury Records and sold out shows, to the bands breakup in April 1979 - the story is told of the band's short, successful, and tempestuous existence.

Feature Film "Shaken Daddy Syndrome" Open Casting Call In Michigan

With an unclear path for life after college, Tristan Williams journey takes some interesting twists. Shortly after being disowned by his estranged father, the two are forced to live together. To make the situation worse, he has to deal with roommates that refuse to grow up, a deadbeat sister and an overly religious mother all while falling for the girl of his dreams.

Open Auditions Details


Holiday Inn West
2747 11th Street
Kalamazoo, MI


Saturday June 27, 2009 and Sunday June 28, 2009
11:00 am-5:00 pm


4 males 18-28
2 males late 40s-50s
1 male 30s
6 females 18-28
2 females late 40s


July 13th-23rd


July 25th-August 23rd

"Shaken Daddy Syndrome" is a full length comedy written by Joshua Martin and produced by Kevin Park. The film does contain language and subject matter that may not be suitable for those under 18.

If you have questions or need to set up an audition please contact:

Talent Search for Females to become a member of The Fantanas

A talent search is now underway for females to become a member of Fantana, the singing and dancing group that promotes Fanta. The Fantanas are back (with three new members), and now Fanta is looking for one more to join the group.

Females (at least 18 years of age and in the US) who are interested can submit a one minute video and short essay now until June 30th showcasing their singing/dancing ability and explaining why they want to be a Fantana. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and the opportunity to sign an agreement to become the fourth Fantana, which includes appearing in Fanta’s advertising and marketing campaign.

The Fantanas will be accepting fan submissions as they search for a new member who embodies the exuberant spirit of Fanta and can express that spirit through singing, dancing and ingenuity. Fanta lovers who think they have what it takes to be a Fantana can visit to submit a one minute video in which they showcase the refreshing personality of the brand and highlight the carefree Fantana attitude. From July to September fan ratings and a selected panel of judges will help identify who will be the fourth Fantana.

Fanta fans will play an integral part in the selection process of the newest Fantana. Once the submission phase has concluded, fans and contestants will be encouraged to have their friends and family rate their favorite video.

Visit the following link to enter and view the full submission rules:

The Fantanas Talent Search

Pitching Your Own Projects with Emmy Award Winning Producer James Manos

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is holding a "Life Raft" event addressing the topic of how to pitch your own television show ideas to studios and production companies.

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic non-profit organization. The mission of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is to enhance the lives of actors by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors. Our programs reflect the concerns and interests of SAG members as well as their desire to "give back" to their communities. The SAG Foundation is independent from SAG but offers substantive services to Guild members, free of charge.

You must be a paid-up SAG member in good standing, and signed up with the SAG Foundation website to attend this event.

Event Type:



Pitching Your Own Projects with Emmy Award Winning Producer James Manos
No nonsense wisdom from three time Emmy Award winning Producer/Writer James Manos.


Monday, June 22, 2009


7-9pm (Check-in 6:00-6:45pm)


SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd-Mezzanine Level

(Parking Validation Available)

Q and A discussion on developing and pitching your own television shows with Emmy Award winning producer/writer James Manos. Mr. Manos has developed and executive produced "Dexter" for Showtime, as well as, co-produced "The Shield" and "The Sopranos".

Log in to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation website to RSVP.

Screen Actors Guild iActor Hands-On Training

iActor Hands-On Training: Everybody needs a little extra help sometimes. Let SAG's trained iActor professionals assist you with logging in, creating your resume and uploading headshots.

Get on iActor! It is a free online directory exclusively for SAG members!


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (a specific time slot will be assigned to you)


Screen Actors Guild Headquarters
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Bella Bruck Room (main level)

RSVP to:

Include your phone number and SAG member ID number.

You will be contacted with a specific time. If you do not receive a confirmation time, you are not confirmed for this event.

This training is by appointment only and space is limited.

Before you RSVP...

· You must be an active, paid-up member in good standing to attend this training.

· You must also be registered with a member login on the SAG Web site ( Go to and register! For web help call (323) 549-6789.

· Is your agency information up to date? Check with the Agency Department at (323) 549-6745.

· If you are under 18, please be sure you have submitted the completed parental consent form to the membership department – at least 1 business day before the planned event.

What do you need to bring?

Bring a hard copy or disk of your headshot and a hard copy of your resume that you will be entering on iActor. There will be trained professionals to assist you logging in, creating your resume and uploading your headshot. Computers will be provided on site.

Casting Call For BBC World Documentary (Los Angeles Based Family Only)

Rockhopper TV, a UK based production company is looking NOW for a Los Angeles based family for its BBC World documentary.

They are looking for a typical, Los Angeles based nuclear family that are willing to open up their home and lives for the cameras. The family should include a father, mother and children who are willing to be filmed for approx one week in early August (dates to be confirmed).

The international documentary series will be looking at climate change and how this will affect various cities and families around the world. By documenting the lives of a family, this program is hoping to illustrate how the car, air conditioning and various household appliances play a major role in our lives and if it is possible to live without them.

To apply or for more information please send an email to:

with LA CASTING in the subject line.

Feel free to write a few lines about your life and family and any photos you may have. Please include your preferred contact details in order for them to get in touch (all information will be kept confidential).

Casting Call for Latino Harley-Davidson Riders

Calling all Latino Harley-Davidson Riders! Harley-Davidson Motor Company will host casting calls throughout the U.S. for a Harlista documentary. The passion and commitment of Latino Harley-Davidson riders will be showcased in this documentary directed by award-winning Alfredo de Villa.

The documentary will highlight the experiences of real Harley Latino riders and capture the essence of their passion and camaraderie as Harlistas. A Harlista is a Harley rider of Latino heritage. Alfredo de Villa, who recently completed "Nothing Like the Holidays," is an accomplished film director whose work has received accolades from the Sundance Film Festival and the TriBeCa Film Festival.

Latino Harley riders are invited to attend a casting call and share their Harley-Davidson experiences for an opportunity to be featured in the film. Casting calls with Alfredo de Villa and his team will take place at Harley-Davidson dealerships in Chicago; Los Angeles; Laredo and Corpus Christi, Texas. The casting call events are as follows:

Casting Calls:

Corpus Christi Harley-Davidson (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Friday, June 12, 2009
1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Laredo Harley-Davidson (Laredo, Texas)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Illinois Harley-Davidson (Chicago)
Saturday, June 20, 2009
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In the cities of New York, New Jersey and Miami, Latino Harley-Davidson riders are encouraged to visit their local Harley-Davidson dealerships during scheduled story collection events where they will be able to upload their personal videos on These stories will also be considered for the documentary.

Story Collection Events:

Harley-Davidson of New York (Long Island City, N.Y.)
Saturday June 13, 2009
10 a.m. - 4p.m.

Harley-Davidson of Bergen County (Rochelle Park, N.J.)
Saturday June 20, 2009
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Petersons Harley-Davidson South (Miami, Fla.)
Saturday July 11, 2009
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Online Open Auditions for the popular British television soap opera Hollyoaks

The hugely popular British soap opera "Hollyoaks" has launched an online open audition process to cast a new female character.

Hollyoaks Desperately Seeking is inviting budding actresses aged 18-30 to audition via the E4 website.

The lucky auditionee will land a long term part in the show, starring as a new student character called India.

The competition follows the success of Hollyoaks on the Pull which discovered former cast members Roxanne McKee, Marcus Patrick and Elize Du Toit.

Hopefuls need to download a short script from the E4 website, record an audition video in character as India and then upload the video to E4.

Video entries will be viewed by the Hollyoaks production team and 25 contestants will be shortlisted and invited to audition on the Hollyoaks set.

The top 10 auditionees will be seen by Hollyoaks' series producer Lucy Allan, who will choose the winning actress.

"We are very excited about opening the audition process to a wider audience and hope to find that special, raw talent that we found in Roxanne and Marcus during the On the Pull series," Allan said.

Interest in the competition was so great when it launched that the download page for the audition script crashed. Staff were working on getting it back up and running by the end of Friday.

Entries close on June 22, 2009 with the winner announced on 4 July.

Click Here to upload your audition.

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Online Casting Call for Universal Pictures "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud" starring Zac Efron

Universal Pictures is holding an online casting call to fill a role in the upcoming feature, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, starring Zac Efron and based on the novel of the same name.

Sam is Charlie St. Cloud's kid brother on the cusp of puberty, appealing, annoying, adventurous, and trying to act grown up while still being a kid. Universal Pictures is looking for 11-14 year-old boys to play the role. Sam should be a regular kid, natural, non-actory, and unaffected.

Please note that all who audition must be available for work from July 2009 through October 2009.

For more details, please go to the following website where you can download the audition scene and submit your audition tape online:

Universal Pictures The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud Casting Call

Online submissions must be in by June 19.

Filming Location:

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Production Company:

Marc Platt Productions
100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 5163
Universal City, CA 91608

in association with

Universal Pictures
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608


Burr Steers


Marc E. Platt - Producer
Ben Sherwood - Executive Producer

Principal Actor Casting:

Allison Jones
1438 N. Gower St. Box 3, Bldg. 5, #309
Los Angeles CA 90028


Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron) is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother. So much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him. Charlie meets up with his brother (Sam) each night to play catch and talk. Then, a girl comes into Charlie's life and he must choose between keeping a promise he made to Sam, or going after the girl he loves

Open Auditions for NBC’s 6th Annual Stand Up for Diversity Talent Search

A nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds which NBC’s Talent Diversity Initiative is proud to present for its sixth consecutive year! NBC is auditioning and showcasing comics across the U.S. through November.

Through this initiative comedians of diverse backgrounds have been launched to new career milestones. Each year NBC selects 3-5 cities across the country and holds both auditions and live showcases of the top diverse talent from that area. At the end of the search a handful of comedians are brought back to Los Angeles to showcase for key industry players at NBC Universal and industry-wide. Many of the comics from last year's Best of Stand-Up for Diversity showcase signed with top Hollywood agents and met with the entertainment industry's leading casting directors and executives.


Only the first 100 comics who arrive will be seen so early attendance is strongly recommended. Comics will have one minute at the initial audition. A handful will be invited back later that day to perform a longer set and the top comics will be selected to perform in the showcase.

This is not a show that will air on NBC, but rather an opportunity to be showcased for agents, casting directors, and television executives in consideration for future casting and development opportunities.

This open call is for diverse comics who are serious about being funny. You must have five minutes of polished material.

The following are the locations and dates of the open auditions:


Miami Improv
Shoppes of Mayfair
3390 Mary St # 182
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

Sunday, June 28 at 10 AM

Monday, June 29 at 8 PM


The Comedy Palace
8878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123

Sunday, July 12 at 10 AM

Monday, July 13 at 8 PM


The Punchline Comedy Palace
280 Hilderbrand Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30328

Tuesday, August 11 at 10 AM

Wednesday, August 12 at 8 PM


November 2009
Auditions & Showcase (TBD)

Open Casting Call for Children to Perform at US Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium

The USTA will host its annual open casting call on Monday, June 8, at Radio City Music Hall to select children to perform at the 2009 US Open. Winners will perform live at Arthur Ashe Stadium during night sessions of this year’s US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

The auditions are free of charge. Children 12 years of age and younger as of Sept. 13, 2009, will be asked to sing “America the Beautiful” a cappella in front of a panel of celebrity judges from the music and entertainment industries (including Diana Degarmo, from season three of “American Idol” and Mark Indelicato from “Ugly Betty.”)

The USTA will announce the final selections in mid-July. The winners will receive tickets to their performance session — in addition to exposure in front of as many as 24,000 fans in Arthur Ashe Stadium.


Radio City Music Hall
1260 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10020


Monday, June 8, 2009
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

You will be asked to sing a cappella (without music) all or a portion of “America the Beautiful”

Open to: Legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia 12 years of age or younger as of September 13, 2009

For more info go to