NBC Talent Search for Aspiring Actors

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NBC is holding a monologue competition for aspiring actors!

Are you an aspiring actor and want to audition for NBC executives and casting directors from NBC Entertainment? Are you ready to take your acting career to the next level? If so, then here’s your chance. In association with the American Black Film Festival, NBC is back with the ABFFStarProject Open Call monologue competition!

NBC is holding a talent search in Los Angeles and New York to find the next fresh face for movies and TV shows.

One winner will receive:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Miami, FL to attend the American Black Film Festival June 15-18 2017
  • 4-night hotel stay in Miami
  • SoBe Festival Pass to attend exclusive screening and Opening & Closing Night VIP Parties
  • Scholarship to participate in the Tasha Smith’s Acting Workshop
  • VIP access to the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival semi-finals in August in New York and the finale in October in Los Angeles (travel & hotel not included)
  • Name announcement in the ABFF press release
  • Introductions to NBCUniversal Casting Executives
  • $1,000 Cash grant towards new headshots or acting classes



MON/TUES March 20-21, 2017

8am Registration Begins TIME SLOTS ARE LIMITED!!!
9am Auditions Begin

Hilton Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608

METRO REDLine to Universal Studios Stop, then uphill walk to Hotel
$15 Self Parking at Hotel
$20 City Walk General Parking, then FREE Shuttle to Hotel beginning at 9am


WED/ THURS March 29-30, 2017

8am Registration Begins TIME SLOTS ARE LIMITED!!!
9am Auditions Begin

Ripley Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue @36th St, NY NY

A/C/E Train to 34th Street PENN Station (Blue Line)


Males & Females, 18+

Role Description: Seeking and strongly encouraging performers who can portray ethnically diverse characters including, but not limited to, Black decent.

BRING: Current Headshot or Photo & Resume STAPLED BACK TO BACK.

PREPARE: Perform up to 2 Contemporary Monologues, each under 2 minutes in length, dramatic or contemporary in the tone of a film or TV audition- NOT a theatrical stage audition. Due to time limits, actors will begin by only performing 1 monologue.

WARNING: In order to see as many talented actors as possible, you will be timed and stopped if exceeding 2 minutes. You may be asked to return and perform again later in the day.

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