National talent search in Australia for singers to sign recording deals with Warner Music

Warner Music Australia National Talent Search 2013

This Warner Music talent search is being touted as "old school" style.
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The search is on in Australia for singers who could possibly become the next huge superstar recording artist. Music producer/manager David Caplice has entered into a creative joint venture with Warner Music Australia to scout and develop exciting new pop talent for the world stage. Open auditions are now scheduled across Australia through the month of July, 2013. The qualities being sought are singers of any genre or style who are 12 years of age and older, ability to dance or learn to dance, some acting skills, good stage presence and performance skills, and a strong desire to succeed as a performer. There are no fees whatsoever to attend the open auditions or be considered.

Warner Music is touting this national talent search as being old-school and getting back to the basics. But instead of talent scouts attending performances at pubs and concerts, they are asking singers to come to open auditions. Given how many TV show "talent searches" are on the air around the world right now, the label wants to conduct these open auditions without them being connected in any way to a reality or talent show. David Caplice will have the sole responsibility of selecting the talent for development with the record label. There will be no voting or decisions by committee. Caplice is more than qualified, as he has discovered and managed such superstars as Human Nature, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian.

The open auditions are being held across Australia in the locations of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, and Gold Coast. Some of the venues where the auditions are taking place are being held in iconic buildings such as the 1880s built landmark Sydney Town Hall and Melbourne Town Hall. Other locations include the Darwin Entertainment Centre, which was opened by the Administrator of the Northern Territory in 1986. The Darwin Entertainment Centre is the premier entertainment and convention venue in Darwin, Australia.

Australia Open Auditions Details

The following are the dates, times, and locations of the open auditions for the Warner Music Australia nationwide talent search. All talent must be 12 years of age and older at the time of auditioning. In order to secure your place in line, you should show up on time to fill out a registration form and prepare for the audition. After waiting in line, you will be brought in to perform privately for the Warner Music executives. All talent attending should prepare one song of any genre or crossover of genres. The song can be either an original or cover. It can be performed acapella or with acoustic accompaniment.

July 5, 2013
Southport Community Centre
6 Lawson Street, Southport
Gold Coast QLD 4215
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July 6, 2013
Brisbane City Hall
64 Adelaide Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
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July 7, 2013
Darwin Entertainment Centre
93 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
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July 8, 2013
Perth Town Hall
Barrack Street
Perth WA 6000
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July 9, 2013
Adelaide Town Hall
128 King William Street
Adelaide SA 5000
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July 10, 2013
Melbourne Town Hall
Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
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July 12, 2013
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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Minors and Non-Australian Foreign Talent MUST be legally eligible to work in Australia before being employed in the entertainment industry.

The 2013 Australia 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 a singer, dancer, or actor in Australia:

• Victoria Actors Resources
• New South Wales Actors Resources
• South Australia Actors Resources
• Queensland Actors Resources
• Tasmania Actors Resources
• Western Australia Resources

Each State's section contains the following:

- Casting Directors List
- Talent Agents and Managers List
- Modeling Agents
- Acting Classes and Schools List
- Headshot Photographers List
- Training and Schools
- Photographers
- Performers Unions
- Misc. Industry Resources

In addition to the following Resources:

• Guidelines on entry into Australia of foreign actors.
• Australian Entertainment Visa Application
• Sydney and NSW Entertainment Industry Child Labour Laws
• Application for Certificate to Import Foreign Actors into Australia
• General Talent Agent Information
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Non-Immigrant USA Visa Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas for Actors
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Australia Actors Resource Guide eBook is available here.

Warner Music Australia is the third-largest music company in Australia. Warner Music sells music in digital and physical formats across a wide diversity of musical genres. Their current domestic roster includes Kylie Minogue, Evermore, Cold Chisel, The Veronicas, Gabriella Cilmi, Eskimo Joe, Gyroscope, The Galvatrons, Shihad, Thirsty Merc, The Whitlams, and Scribe. International acts include Madonna, Matchbox 20, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Michael Buble, James Blunt, Disturbed, My Chemical Romance, k.d. lang, Panic at the Disco, R.E.M, and Green Day alongside heritage artists such as Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Doors, Otis Redding and Frank Sinatra.

Statewide talent search with open casting calls in Texas for boy to star in feature film 'Sweet Cheeks'

Sweet Cheeks Texas Talent Search Open Casting Calls

"Sweet Cheeks" will shoot in Austin, TX beginning August, 2013.
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The casting director for the upcoming feature film "Sweet Cheeks" is holding open casting calls and accepting email submissions for a boy to star in the film. The role is for an African American male, age 6-8, with a great imagination and natural wit for the lead role. He should be an extroverted kid who is full of ideas, comfortable around new people and environments, likes hearing, telling, or creating stories. Kids with interesting faces and timeless, non-modern looks similar to those in "The Little Rascals" are especially encouraged to attend the open call or submit by email. No acting experience is necessary, and this is fully paid position on the scale of professional actors. Shooting will take place in August, 2013.

New York City based filmmaker Todd Rohal will direct "Sweet Cheeks" from an original screenplay that he wrote himself, based on an incident that happened to Rohl when he was a child. When Rohal was a Boy Scout, some scoutmasters faked a death as part of a first aid test. The film will center around the effect the incident had on the boys' lives. Rohal has won numerous film festival awards including the Jury Special Award for Best Film for "The Guatemalan Handshake" at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2006. His latest release was the feature film "Nature Calls" starring Johnny Knoxville.

Leaky Pictures founder Lacey Leavitt will produce. Some of her credits include "TheCatechism Cataclysm," "The Off Hours," "America's Fighting Dinosaur," and "The Immortal Augustus Gladstone". She most recently co-produced the feature film "Lucky Them" starring Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Golden Globe Award nominee Oliver Platt, and Academy Award nominee Thomas Haden Church. Lacey was the 2011 Creative Producing Lab's Sheila C. Johnson fellow with the project "Sadie".

Open Casting Call Details

Here is what the casting director is seeking:

[TYSON] Male, 6-8 years of age. African American, a practical joker with natural intuition and a mischievous smile. A young Richard Pryor or Dave Chapelle.


Smithville City Hall
317 Main Street
Smithville, Texas 78957
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Friday June 21, 2013
5:00pm - 8:00pm

The casting call will consist of a short talk with members of the casting team and possibly an interview on camera. No appointments are required. Kids will be seen on a first-come, first-seen basis.

Texas parents/guardians of a child who fits the description but are unable to attend an open casting call may email casting director Vicky Boone at Please include child’s name, best contact phone number, town of current residence, and two recent photos.

This film is under SAG-AFTRA contract, however both union and non-union talent are welcome. All meals, lodging, and transportation will be provided.

Children must be legally eligible to work in Texas and in the United States.

The 2013 Austin 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 Texas and the United States:

• Child Labor Laws in Texas
• Summary of the Texas Child Labor Law
• Texas Child Labor Law FAQ
• Texas Limitations on Employment of Child Actors
• Texas Application for Child Actor - Performer Authorization
• Texas Application Exceptions for Child Extras
• Texas Workforce Commission Teen Application for Certificate of Age
• Texas Child Labor Complaint Form
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Austin Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Austin Casting Directors List
• Austin Extras Casting Directors List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Austin Talent Agents List
• Austin Acting Coaches, Classes, and Schools List
• Austin Headshot Photographers List
• Headshot Mass Printing Photo Labs
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Austin Resources
• PDF Users Guide

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail or email only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.


Vicky Boone Casting
1901 E 51st Street
Red Building
Suite # 106
Austin, TX 78723

Extras Casting


To Be Announced

The extras will be hired throughout production beginning in August, 2013.

Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

Leaky Pictures
1800 NW Market Street
Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98107

Muddy Muddy Pictures


Lacey Leavitt


Todd Rohal


To Be Cast


"Sweet Cheeks" tells the true story of two Boy Scouts who are traumatized after their troop leaders stage a fake death as part of a first aid test.