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CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative seeking actors of color for daytime dramas



CBS Casting Call

The CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative accepts submissions each June.
AB Media Publishing, LLC

The VP of Casting at CBS Television is accepting submissions from diverse talent, specifically actors of color, to participate in the CBS Diversity Institute and Casting program. This is an extension of CBS Diversity's ongoing talent showcase initiatives. Talent who become candidates will be pre-screened by the casting executives at CBS, and subsequently the casting directors for "The Young and The Restless" and "The Bold and The Beautiful" will audition the actors on a regular basis for various roles on the shows.

Josie Thomas, who formerly served as Vice President, Business Affairs for CBS News, is now the Senior Vice President, Diversity, CBS Television. In regards to the CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative Thomas stated, "Diversity requires action and we see this as a very intentional way of bringing attention to diverse actors and continuing to open doors to the most successful daytime franchises in history with this new and additional avenue of access". Ms. Thomas is responsible for the creation and execution of initiatives designed to improve outreach and recruitment, hiring, promotion, and mentoring practices, as well as developing new ways of increasing representation of minorities and women in management and non-management positions. CBS has undertaken a new and unprecedented initiative to enhance access for diverse actors who are 18 years and over to the talent pool for the network's daytime dramas.

CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative Submissions

Diverse actors of color can submit a headshot and resume directly to the VP of Casting at CBS Television for consideration to the Daytime Diversity Initiative program. Talent must be 18 years of age and older as of June, 2013. Submissions are accepted throughout each June every year. Submissions are also being accepted through May, 2013 this year.

Send hardcopy photo/resume to:

Fern Orenstein
CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative
CBS Broadcast Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Participation in this initiative is not a guarantee of employment, nor is the initiative intended to displace traditional avenues of access to employment opportunities to all actors, regardless of background. The size of the roles if cast, can range from under-5 lines to larger roles.

The CBS Diversity Institute is a comprehensive program designed to identify and develop diversity within the writing, directing and talent communities. The CBS Diversity Institute includes the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, the CBS Directing Initiative and numerous actor workshops conducted nationwide, as well as writer workshops conducted in Los Angeles.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 22 years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, the 2010 Daytime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Daytime Drama, is broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30- 1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company. The show has taped more than 6,000 episodes in its 24 years on the air and is viewed daily by millions of viewers in more than 100 countries, making it the most-watched dramatic serial in the world.

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of California and in the United States.

The 2013 Los Angeles Actors Resource Guide eBook comes with free quarterly updates and includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Los Angeles and the United States:

• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements
• California Child Actor Permit Application
• California Minors Summary Chart
• Child Actor Coogan Trust Deposit Instructions
• California Division of Labor Standards Offices
• Immigration Work Permit Information
• Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following Los Angeles Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• Los Angeles Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Extras Casting Directors List
• Los Angeles Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• Los Angeles Acting Classes List
• Acting Classes for Young Actors in Los Angeles
• Los Angeles Headshot Photographers List
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous Los Angeles Resources
• Actors Unions
• PDF Users Guides

The 2013 Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.


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Casting and auditions information for 'General Hospital' in Los Angeles



Los Angeles General Hospital Casting

The ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" is in production and auditions for talent is ongoing year-round. The casting directors accept photos and resumes from AFTRA members in good standing who are reliable, and familiar with daytime drama protocol. General Hospital is taped and broadcast in high definition at ABC Prospect Studios in Hollywood.

General Hospital became the oldest American soap opera on September 17, 2010, when As the World Turns ended. On April 14, 2011, ABC announced the cancellation of both All My Children and One Life to Live, leaving General Hospital as the only soap opera airing on the network after January 2012.

Principal Actor Casting:

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Please submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.


Mark Teschner
c/o Prospect Studios
4151 Prospect Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Under-Five and Extras Casting:

Gwen Hillier
c/o Prospect Studios
4151 Prospect Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Production Company:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

American Broadcasting Company
500 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521-4551

Producers:

Frank Valentini
Robert Guza Jr.
Mary O'Leary
Michelle Henry

Directors:

Scott McKinsey
William Ludel
Owen Renfroe
Phideaux Xavier

Starring:

Bradford Anderson - Damien Spinelli
Brandon Barash - Johnny Zacchara
Maurice Benard - Sonny Corinthos
Julie Marie Berman - Lulu Spencer
Sean Blakemore - Shawn Butler
Steve Burton - Jason Morgan
Nathin Butler - Dr. Ewen Keenan
Jason Cook - Dr. Matt Hunter
Chad Duell - Michael Corinthos
Jane Elliot - Tracy Quartermaine
Anthony Geary - Luke Spencer
Nancy Lee Grahn - Alexis Davis
Rebecca Herbst - Elizabeth Webber
John Ingle - Edward Quartermaine
Kodi Kitchen - Dr. Maggie Wurth
Lisa LoCicero - Olivia Falconeri
Kimberly McCullough - Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake
Kelly Monaco - Sam Morgan
Nathan Parsons - Ethan Lovett
Scott Reeves - Dr. Steven Webber
Kirsten Storms - Maxie Jones
Kelly Sullivan - Kate Howard
Jason Thompson - Dr. Patrick Drake
Laura Wright - Carly Benson
John J. York - Mac Scorpio
Dominic Zamprogna- Dante Falconeri

Story:

The series is set in the fictional city of Port Charles, New York. Port Charles is a midsized to large city located in Upstate New York. Contained within the city are popular establishments such as General Hospital, the large hospital for which the show is named; the Metro Court Hotel, a five star, luxury inn; Kelly's Diner, a popular, vintage-type diner; Jake's, a popular bar in Old Town run by Coleman. Prominent citizens include the Quartermaines, the Cassadines, Sonny Corinthos, Jason Morgan, Patrick Drake, Robin Scorpio, Jasper Jacks, Alexis Davis, Sam McCall,and Carly Corinthos Jacks.