or


[11/02/05 - 12:00 AM]
The ABC Entertainment Television Talent Development Department Presents Its Fourth New York Actors Showcase

[via press release from ABC]

THE ABC ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION TALENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PRESENTS ITS FOURTH NEW YORK ACTORS SHOWCASE

14 Actors to Perform for Industry and Network Executives on November 14

As part of its continuing effort to find and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the ABC Entertainment Television Group�s Casting Project will hold its latest showcase featuring promising actors. The showcase, the fourth one held in New York, will take place at The Duke on 42nd Theater, 229 West 42nd St., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14.

Spearheaded by executive vice president of Casting Keli Lee, director of Casting Randi Chugerman and the New York and Los Angeles casting departments, the showcase is produced in partnership with AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Guild), SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and Actors� Equity.

�We believe in creating opportunities for untapped talent,� Ms. Lee said. �We are proud to once again move forward with our fourth show in New York showcasing these talented actors from varied cultural and ethnic backgrounds.�

Fourteen actors were selected from among more than 600 candidates who auditioned in New York. Many of the actors selected were submitted through American Indian Community House, Asian American Arts Alliance, Frank Silvera�s Writer�s Workshop, HOLA, Negro Ensemble Company, New Federal Theatre, Non-Traditional Casting Project, as well other NY theater organizations, Theatre schools, AFTRA, SAG, Actors� Equity and an outreach from ABC affiliate stations.

The showcase is not open to the public. Casting directors, talent agents and other industry professionals will view a series of one-act vignettes performed by the actors and directed by Ted Sluberski and Amanda Charlton.

The talented actors to be featured are Annie Burton Alvarez, Amir Arison, Stephanie Bast, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Sanjit De Silva, Mario Eusebio, Poorna Jagannathan, Ty Jones, Jasika Nicole, Adepero Oduye, Gio Perez, Karim Sioud, Sheila Tapia and Jesse Williams.

The ABC Entertainment Television Group�s commitment to discovering and nurturing diverse talent is exemplified through many different programs, including The Casting Project, The ABC/Disney Writing Fellowship, The Talent Development Scholarship and Grant Program, The ABC/DGA Directing Fellowship, The Entertainment Associates Program and The Emma Bowen Minority Internship Program.





  [november 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
ESPNU is ESPN's fifth network, preceded by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, and ESPNEWS.

[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
The World Cup will take place at Toronto's Air Canada Centre from September 17 - October 1, 2016 and will culminate with a best-of-three final.

[03/04/15 - 06:06 AM]
Tom Selleck Returns as Jesse Stone Pre-Production Begins on "Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Film Created Exclusively for the Network, Premiering Fall 2015
"Lost in Paradise" marks the ninth installment of the famed movie detective series.

[03/04/15 - 06:03 AM]
Erykah Badu, Lance Bass, Hunter Parrish, Jon Tenney and Jacob Vargas to Guest Star in Amazon Original Series "Hand of God"
The series is currently shooting in the Los Angeles area and will premiere exclusively on Prime Instant Video this fall.

[03/03/15 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 3
Updates include: IFC cancels "Garfunkel & Oates"; Jon Foo set as lead in "Rush Hour" at CBS; and Jack Gore is the "Problem Child" at NBC.

[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
Idris Elba Steps Onto Set for "Luther" Two-Part Special
Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan and Patrick Malahide also star alongside the returning Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley.

[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
Spike TV Partners with Dwayne Johnson for Event Programming Development Deal
Johnson and Dany Garcia will executive produce shows ranging from big live events, specials, sports and initiatives surrounding our troops and veterans.

[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Its Sixth Annual "Top Teacher Week"
From May 4-8, "Live" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.