It is interesting to note the vast amount of opportunities that are available to those that are interested in the entertainment industry. Many people quickly assume the path to Hollywood requires amazing acting skills, and a plethora of connections. But sometimes, opportunities are right underneath your own fingertips. CBS Daytime Casting Initiative The CBS Diversity Institute and Casting have recently created a new program to enhance access for diverse actors who are 18 years and older to the talent pool for the daytime dramas, The Young and The Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful. CBS points out in their initiative that: "As an extension of CBS Diversity's ongoing talent showcase initiatives, candidates will be pre-screened by the network casting department and the casting directors of these CBS daytime dramas will read actors on a regular basis."
Thus this is a great opportunity, for any talent that is interested in getting access into the entertainment industry. If you are interested in the CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative submit a hard copy of your resume and photo to Fern Orenstein CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative CBS Broadcast Center 4024 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA 91604 For more information visit CBS Diversity!
CBS Diversity Directing InitiativeCBS is reaching out to the community by creating a Directing Iniative. So, if acting is not your style, and you are more comfortable behind the camera. This opportunity may just be for you. CBS points out that The Directing Initiative will select directing candidates for episodic network television and match them with directors of CBS Television Network drama and comedy series. The goal is to bridge the gap for those talented directors attempting to break into network television. The restructured program is looking for candidates that:
- Demonstrate a visual perspective in telling a story
- Are able to execute the best possible performances while capturing the artistic thematic nature of a show
- Are able to maximize every potential opportunity in enhancing the viewing experience