or


[09/24/08 - 11:43 AM]
Disney ABC Television Group Casting Presents Its Seventh New York Actors Showcase
The showcase, the seventh one to be held in New York, will take place at the Acorn Theatre on Monday, October 6.

[via press release from ABC]

DISNEY ABC TELEVISION GROUP CASTING PRESENTS ITS SEVENTH NEW YORK ACTORS SHOWCASE

13 Actors to Perform for Industry and Network Executives on October 6th

As part of its continuing effort to find and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the Disney ABC Television Group's Casting Project will hold its latest showcase featuring 13 promising actors. The showcase, the seventh one to be held in New York, will take place at the Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, on MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 at 7:30 p.m., ET.

Spearheaded by Executive Vice President of Casting Keli Lee, Vice President of Casting Ayo Davis, Vice President of Primetime Casting Rosalie Josephs, Executive Director of Casting Randi Chugerman, Showcase Coordinators John Ort and Peachy Pascual 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 are proud to present an incredibly talented and diverse group of actors in our seventh New York show," Ms. Lee said. "Providing opportunities to diverse actors is a priority to ABC."

Thirteen actors were selected from among more than 600 candidates who auditioned in New York. Many of the actors selected were submitted through AFTRA, SAG, Actors' Equity and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, as well as many other theatre companies and organizations which represent New York's diverse theatrical community.

The showcase is not open to the public. Casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals will view a series of one-act vignettes performed by the actors and directed by Sue Hamilton and Joe Ward.

The talented actors to be featured are Michelle Banks of Washington, DC, Noshir Dalal of Rochester, NY, Sebastian La Cause of Akron, OH, Chyna Layne of Brooklyn, NY, Christina Marie Moses of Los Angeles, CA, Rudy Mungaray of Miami, FL, Gina Rodriguez of Chicago, IL, Nicholas Rodriguez of Austin, TX, Victor Cruz, Chanel Farrell, Ron Moreno, and Shirley Roeca all of New York, NY and Ian Verdun of Orange County, CA.

The Disney ABC Television Group's commitment to discovering and nurturing diverse talent is exemplified through many different programs, including the Casting Project, the Disney ABC Writing Fellowship, Disney ABC Creative Development Program, the Disney ABC/DGA Directing Fellowship, ABC Studios Production Associates Program and The Emma Bowen Minority Internship Program.





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


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









[07/07/15 - 01:57 PM]
Video: Let the Countdown Begin! 201 Days to the Premiere of "The X-Files!"
Get a sneak peek at brand-new footage from the show's revival, premiering Sunday, January 24.

[07/07/15 - 01:07 PM]
Bravo Media's Emmy-Nominated "Million Dollar Listing New York" Earns Highest-Rated Season in Franchise History Among P18-49
Bravo further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/07/15 - 12:48 PM]
HBO Series Hit Record Highs, While Summer Shows Off to Strong Start
HBO spins the numbers for the year to date.

[07/07/15 - 12:39 PM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Unveil the First Official Trailer from the Highly-Anticipated Season Two of "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 pm ET, fans will get a peek into the new season from the creative minds behind the series, including Creator and El Rey Network Founder Robert Rodriguez.

[07/07/15 - 12:36 PM]
Destination America Scores Best Quarter Ever in Network History
Destination America spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/07/15 - 12:31 PM]
Co-Hosts Announced for "Knock Knock Live," Premiering Tuesday, July 21 on FOX
On tap are country superstar Kellie Pickler, actress and singer Adrienne Bailon, TV host Ross Mathews, host and recording artist Jordan "Shorty" Johnson and TV/radio personality Chuey Martinez.

[07/07/15 - 11:52 AM]
Animal Planet Renews Critically Acclaimed and Viewer Embraced Original Docuseries "The Last Alaskans" for Second Season Amid Breakthrough Performance
Beginning Sunday, July 12, at 1 PM (ET/PT), the network marathons the entire eight-episode season beginning with the first episode leading up to the season finale at 8 PM (ET/PT).

[07/07/15 - 11:17 AM]
"Project Runway" Designers and Guest Judges Unveiled
Season 14 premieres Thursday, August 6 at 9:00/8:00c on Lifetime.

[07/07/15 - 11:05 AM]
All Six Principal Voice Performers Will Return for the Historic 27th and 28th Seasons of "The Simpsons"
Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer are all due back.

[07/07/15 - 11:00 AM]
MTV Heats Up This Summer with Six All-Star Dance Crews Hitting the "America's Best Dance Crew" Stage
New host Jason Dundas will join fellow incoming judges T-Pain, Teyana Taylor and Frankie Grande.

[07/07/15 - 10:39 AM]
Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment Sign First-Look Deal
Dark Horse President and founder Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, SVP of Production, currently executive produce Syfy's "Dark Matter."

[07/07/15 - 10:19 AM]
TV One Posts Best Second Quarter in Network History Delivering 51% and 47% Increases in Key Demos in Primetime
TV One spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/07/15 - 09:42 AM]
USA Network Orders Fourth Season of Hit Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
The network will soon start production on two previously announced Chrisley pilots including a nighttime talk show hosted by Todd Chrisley from Embassy Row and a spin-off pilot with series partner Maverick TV.

[07/07/15 - 09:30 AM]
Bounce TV Pulls "Cosby" Series
Bounce TV will cease airing the television series "Cosby" effective immediately.

[07/07/15 - 09:12 AM]
Netflix Kicks Off Original Film Initiative with Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation," Premiering in All Netflix Territories and Select Theaters on October 16, 2015
Other upcoming titles include "The Ridiculous Six," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" and "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."