I produced a TV Pilot for Disney Channel a few years back and we were looking to cast a 15 year old boy to star in the show. After many auditions, most of the kids we saw were just not ready for their own series.
Finally, a young boy, with no credits to his name, came to audition. He read for the part and the “Dray Meter” went up! The boy was very green but I saw potential. I knew he had what mattered in this business. I could tell during the audition that show business was his passion not his parents, a critical quality I’ve discussed previously. He came to the audition prepared and took great direction! I asked him to do the scene a few different ways and he nailed it every time. The Disney Executives were nervous about him because he had no prior experience but I knew he had what it took to become a star.
We cast him as the lead of the Disney Channel pilot. His name? ZAC EFRON. The rest is history.
Keep your head in the game!