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CBS to Sponsor Its 2nd African American Talent Showcase on October 27 in Association with the Robey Theatre Company, Sag and Aftra

[via press release from CBS]


Pictures and Resumes Should Be Sent to AFTRA by August 27

CBS, in association with The Robey Theatre Company, SAG and AFTRA, will sponsor a talent showcase for African Americans on October 27 in Los Angeles. Ben Guillory, Producing Artistic Director of the Robey Theatre Company, will direct the event.

Pictures and resumes should be sent to AFTRA, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., 9th floor, Los Angeles, CA. 90036 -- Att: Jean Frost. The deadline for submissions is August 27.

CBS Entertainment executives, plus casting directors from the Network's primetime and daytime programs, will be on hand at the Showcase, and an invitation has also been extended to casting directors from production companies that work with CBS.

To date, CBS's talent showcases have included the Latino American Talent Showcases in partnership with NOSOTROS; the Native American Talent Showcases in association with American Indians in Film and Television; the first African American Showcase in collaboration with The Robey Theatre Company; the Asian Pacific American Actors Showcases in association with East West Players, and a showcase for performers with disabilities in association with the California State Media Access Office.

The Network's on-going talent showcases are part of the CBS Diversity Institute, a comprehensive program designed to identify and develop diversity within the writing, directing and talent communities. In addition to the Minority Talent Showcases, currently in their third year, the CBS Diversity Institute also includes the CBS Writers Mentoring Program and the CBS Directing Initiative.

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