NBC AND TELEMUNDO KICK OFF OPEN-CASTING CALL FOR ENGLISH, SPANISH AND BILINGUAL ACTORS ON JUNE 8 IN MIAMI, FLORIDA
BURBANK, Calif. -- May 30, 2007 -- NBC and Telemundo are co-hosting an open-casting call for English, Spanish and bilingual-speaking actors interested in becoming a part of the NBC and Telemundo talent pool beginning Friday, June 8, in Miami, Florida. For more information, location specifics and audition details, interested candidates can log-on to www.diversecitynbc.com.
The open call audition is designed to add diverse and fresh faces to NBC and Telemundo's expanding talent pool. Both networks will be represented by talent executives who oversee casting and talent development for all entertainment programming respectively.
"NBC and Telemundo are always seeking bright new faces for our growing series commitments and multiple new platforms that can deliver new content to our increasingly diverse audiences," said Marc Hirschfeld, Executive Vice President, Casting, NBC Entertainment. "We want to offer new opportunities to the incredible actors in South Florida and eventually, to new untapped markets beyond as we seek to find the exciting stars of tomorrow."
"This open-casting process further broadens the horizons of our respective audiences and reflects our commitment to find and develop new Hispanic talent," said Don Browne, President, Telemundo. "We want to partner with NBC to attract crossover talent from the vibrant Greater Miami area and find the new stars of the future for our original productions."
Following date and location details include:
Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. (early attendance recommended)
Sawgrass Mill Mall (The Oasis)
12801 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise, Florida 33323
About NBC Entertainment:
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network's primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, ratings success, particularly among young, upscale viewers, and numerous awards, including more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.
NBC's roster of popular scripted series includes fresh, critically-acclaimed comedies like two-time Emmy nominee Scrubs, Emmy nominee The Office, starring Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Steve Carell, and My Name Is Earl, the #1 new scripted series of the 2005-2006 television season among adults 18-49, as well as hit dramas like Heroes, the #1 new drama of the 2006-07 season in 18-49, the powerful Law & Order franchise, representing the longest-running crime series and the second-longest-running drama series in the history of television, and the venerable ER, which has received more Emmy nominations than any other show in television history.
Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network, is the essential entertainment, news, and sports source for Hispanics. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 93 percent of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 142 markets, 36 broadcast affiliates and nearly 684 cable affiliates. The NBC Universal Television Stations division owns and operates 15 Telemundo stations and one independent Spanish-language television station (KWHY, Los Angeles).
The network's schedule features a wide range of original programming, including popular novelas, talk shows, sports and news, reality, entertainment, and music programs. Telemundo is the only U.S. Spanish-language network to present a prime-time programming schedule consisting entirely of its own original programming. As a part of the vast NBC Universal family, Telemundo is able to offer viewers many programming synergies such as Spanish-language broadcasts of the Miss Universe Pageant and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, among others.