Subject: CBS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE
CBS NETWORK IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
FOR ITS SIXTH DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE
January 2011 Showcase will be Directed by Rick Najera.
Produced in Association with AFTRA, American Indians in Film and Television,
East West Players, Nosotros, SAG and The Robey Theatre Company
Deadline for Submissions is Friday, Sept. 15
As part of our ongoing effort to expand job opportunities for all AFTRA members, including
performers of color, people with disabilities, women, LGBT performers and seniors, we team up
with network television casting offices to produce showcases featuring promising actors. CBS will
sponsor its sixth talent showcase for diverse sketch comedians in January 2011 in Los Angeles.
Executive producer and writer Rick Najera (“Mad TV,” “In Living Color”) will once again direct
this showcase. All are welcome to submit.
CBS Entertainment executives, casting directors from the network’s primetime and daytime
programs, as well as casting directors from shows on other networks will be on hand at the
Showcase. An invitation has also been extended to casting directors from production companies
that work with CBS.
“We are thrilled with the opportunities this showcase has provided to numerous talented and
deserving, but often unsigned performers. This event not only showcases amazing talent, it turns
actors into working actors,” said Peter Golden, CBS Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting.
If you choose to submit electronically, instead of through AFTRA, you can do so at
www.breakdownexpress.com through the “actors access” section and the link listed as the CBS Diversity
Sketch Comedy Showcase. Only one submission will be accepted using either method.
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO AND RESUME TO:
CBS SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90036
For more information on the submission process, please contact:
Ray Bradford, National Director, Equal Employment Opportunities,