Disney/ABC is Now Accepting Submissions for the ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase – New York

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Disney/ABC is Now Accepting Submissions for the ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase – New York
06/06/2015 6:59am


As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the ABC Casting Department will hold auditions for consideration for the 35th ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase.

Selected participants perform in a one night showcase for casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals.

In addition, the selected showcase actors are awarded a one year mentorship with executives from the NY Casting Department. As part of the mentorship, the showcase actors will be offered on-camera workshops specifically for them to further hone their craft and auditioning skills. Talent will also have access to various ABC and ABC Studios executives. 

ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase has established an industry standard in creating opportunities for talent.

Former participants include Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Golden Globe Winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin), Chadwick Boseman (42; Get on Up), Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat), Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars), Chrissie Fit (Pitch Perfect 2; Teen Beach Movie franchise), Dania Ramirez (Devious Maids), Liza Lapira (Super Fun Night, Battle Creek), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Laz Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura), and Ali Stroker (The Glee Project).

Submissions must be received via the email address below no later than Friday, June 5, 2015. 

Please read carefully before submitting

  1. Email headshot and resume to: abcnyshowcase@gmail.com.   
  2. Only one submission will be accepted. Do not double submit if already submitted through another union or other entities.
  3. Submissions will not be accepted after the submission period. 
  4. No phone calls to ABC please.

Participants for the talent showcase must be at least 18 years old. Previous acting experience/training is required of all, but professional representation is not necessary.

ABC will contact selected actors to schedule an audition. 

ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by the ABC Casting Department. The ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase offers an excellent opportunity for talent that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Questions? Click here for SAG-AFTRA’s Diversity FAQs. 

We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.