‘ABC Make Me a Star’ contest entry period open through July 12, 2013

ABC Make Me a Star Casting Call

Vanessa Williams signed a “talent holding deal” with ABC, as will a winner of Make Me a Star.
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ABC has launched the first ever digital talent outreach contest in the United States, where actors and comedians can submit a video of their acting or stand-up comedy performance for a chance to be seen by ABC Casting executives. The contest is called “ABC Make Me a Star,” and will consist of two components. One is a private competition where ABC will select the winner, and the other will be a publicly voted competition where the public votes for the winner out of ten finalists chosen by ABC.

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2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks – A must have for both established and aspiring actors alike!

2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks

The 2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are published by industry expert Alan Baltes.
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Comprehensive actors resource guide eBooks that include listings of talent agents and casting directors, sample actors resumes, Los Angeles acting classes, headshot photographers, extras casting agencies, child work permits, and many more resources and tips. The 2012 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are now available for Los Angeles, New York, Baltimore/Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Austin, Orlando, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Michigan, Vancouver, New Zealand, Australia, and London.

2012 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase casting call in Los Angeles

Leila Arias 2008 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase

Leila Arias was a participant in the 2008 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase.
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CBS will sponsor its seventh annual talent showcase for diverse sketch comedians in January 2012 in Los Angeles. The CBS Network is known as “The Tiffany Network” and their showcases are known as the “Rolls Royce” of showcases, featuring the dynamic duo of Rick Najera and Fern Orenstein, CBS VP Casting, who change the professional lives and provide them access to open doors within the entertainment industry.

2011 NBC Universal ‘Stand-Up for Diversity’ comedy talent search

2011 NBC Universal Talent Search

NBC Universal is holding a talent search for comedians of diversity.
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The dates and locations are now set for the 2011 NBC Universal “Stand-Up for Diversity” comedy search. Comedians of diverse backgrounds are welcome to attend the open auditions. Every year NBC Universal chooses several cities across the USA and holds both auditions and live showcases of the best diverse comedians in America.