ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition 2017 is now underway – Are YOU going to audition?
ABC’s yearly search for new acting talent is currently underway. The 2017 ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition is now accepting submissions starting Monday, June 26th through Sunday, July 9th.
ABC is looking for actors ages 18 and older to submit a video performing one of the comedy or drama scenes posted on ABCdiscovers.com. Actors will be judged on the quality of their performance, potential star power, and technical acting skill set. The first-prize winner will win a $25,000 talent deal with ABC.
In comparison to previous U.S. competitions, ABC is also launching a competition for actors in the UK called ABCDiscoversUK.com. The UK winner will receive a separate $25,000 talent deal with ABC.
This year’s competition includes insight from Ayo Davis, senior vice president of ABC Entertainment’s Talent and Casting division. Also, casting director Linda Larry discusses how she found the cast of Grey’s Anatomy.
Last year’s 2016 winners, Beth Triffon and comedian Akaash Singh have had a prosperous career after winning the ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition. In fact, Beth Triffon now stars on Difficult People and Akaash Singh has appeared on HBO’s The Leftovers.
The Digital Talent Competition is part of ABC’s commitment to giving aspiring actors opportunities. ABC Discovers is a series of initiatives that include the New York and Los Angeles Talent Showcases, Actor Audition Workshop Week, Latino/Hispanic Outreach, Asian/Pacific Islander Outreach and Global Talent Outreach.
Most notably, the 2014 contest winner, Cornelius Smith, Jr., is a series regular on the hit drama Scandal, and 2015 contest winner Sam Adegoke has had recurring roles on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Switched at Birth and he stars in the upcoming CW Dynasty reboot.
“This competition is about access and opportunity for up and coming actors,” said Davis. “We are incredibly proud of the talent that has surfaced in the first few years of the competition and can’t wait to see who comes forward this year in both the U.S. and now also the U.K.”
To apply click here.
If you need some inspiration, check out the 2015’s ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition winner’s audition below: