NBC Spotlight

As part of its ongoing commitment to inclusion, NBC Entertainment will produce a live Actor Showcase this coming SEPTEMBER in Los Angeles – the NBC SPOTLIGHT! Formerly known as the NBC Scene Showcase, NBC Spotlight sets out to feature breakout comedic actors of diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ actors and performers who are differently abled. The audience will be comprised of entertainment industry agents, managers, network and studio executives scouting for talent.

Performance Date: SEPTEMBER 13th 2018

MUST BE LOCAL LA RESIDENT  & AVAILABLE FOR JULY CALLBACKS & MANDITORY REHEARSALS in AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

If available & Local, Send a SELF TAPE  for your ROUND 1 AUDITION.

 

WHAT DO I PREPARE?: MAX 3min SELF TAPE or EDITED REEL consisting of up to maximum 3 Sketch Characters, 1 short Comedic SCENE and / or Comedic MONOLOGUE of choice.

WHERE DO I UPLOAD?: Our submissions platform is ActorsAccess.com. If you don’t have an account, it’s free to create one. Links are provided below. *NBC does NOT charge a fee to submit, but Actors Access may have a nominal submission fee of their own.

YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR NAME ON ACTORS ACCESS BEFORE TONIGHT, MIDNIGHT PT, FRIDAY 3/9, IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SEND A SELF-TAPE BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF 3/26.

DEADLINE FOR SELF TAPE: Monday MARCH 26th, 2018 at 3pm PST

Allow 12wks to receive notification to actors who will move on to ROUND 2.

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING: Actors who can portray 18 – 50 yrs old, specifically actors with strong comedic ability and timing. Theater Experience a PLUS.

ETHNICALLY DIVERSE & MULTI-CULTURAL MEN, submit here: https://www.breakdownservices.com/index.cfm/opencall?oc=ad9s3

ETHNICALLY DIVERSE & MULTI-CULTURAL WOMEN, submit here: https://www.breakdownservices.com/index.cfm/opencall?oc=az7a3

NON-BINARY INDIVIDUALS, submit here: https://www.breakdownservices.com/index.cfm/opencall?oc=dd669 

PERFORMERS WITH DISABILITIES, submit here: https://www.breakdownservices.com/index.cfm/opencall?oc=cb366

To watch for updates on our programs please follow the NBCUNI TIPS Facebook page.

 

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The NBC Emerging Director Program

The NBCU EMERGING DIRECTOR PROGRAM is designed to take directors accomplished in their respective fields (features, commercials, music videos) and give them the opportunity to work alongside episodic television directors. The selected directors will foster relationships and fine tune their art to fit the television format. Read More

 

The NBC EMERGING DIRECTOR PROGRAM is designed to take directors accomplished in their respective fields (features, commercials, music videos) and give them the opportunity to work alongside episodic television directors. The selected directors will foster relationships and fine tune their art to fit the episodic television format.

Built from a desire to open up the pool of directors with whom NBCU works, the program (in tandem with FEMALE FORWARD) will accept submissions from Nov 1, 2018 – Nov 9, 2018.

The chosen director will shadow for up to two episodes on an NBCU show, from prep to post production. NBCU will provide a flat weekly stipend, along with airfare and hotel accommodation for non-locals during the program. Directors placed on NBC shows will be guaranteed an episode to direct on that show within the same season.

Please note, to be eligible, directors must have directed no more than ONE episode of scripted television.

Finalists will be notified by May 2019.

FEMALE FORWARD initiative is coming soon.

To watch for updates please follow the NBCUNI TIPS Facebook page and the NBC Directing Programs Facebook page.

Female directors can apply to our Female Forward program (https://nbcfemaleforward.com/) using the same application link.

APPLY HERE: https://nbcunitips.submittable.com/submit

 

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What’s the Process?

  1. Submission of Portfolio Materials

Nominees are required to submit:

  • One letter of nomination from an advocate of the director who is not a talent representative. Letters of nomination will not be accepted from anyone who works for or with talent, specifically managers, agents, publicists and lawyers.
  • A resume/CV
  • A bio
  • A directing reel
  • 1-3 samples representing the director’s best work (features, short films, music videos, etc.–completed works preferred)
  • OPTIONAL: one additional letter of recommendation
  1. Selection of Program Finalists

The selected finalist directors will be contacted and interviewed by the end of May 2019.

  1. Selection of Directors

The selected director’s portfolios will be sent to participating NBCUniversal shows. Each show then selects which director they would like to take on to shadow for up to two episodes on the show, from pre to post-production before directing an episode.

 

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FAQ – Female Forward and Emerging Director Program (EDP) application window

To apply for Female Forward/EDP, does someone need to nominate me?

  • You will fill out your own application for Female Forward/EDP that must include a letter of nomination.  This letter comes from someone you’ve worked with creatively in the industry (not an agent/manager) who can speak to your abilities.

Is this Nov 1 application for Female Forward/EDP limited to a certain number of applicants?

  • No, these programs will be open from Nov. 1 – Nov 9.  We will accept any submissions that come through in that time-frame.
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NBCUniversal Short Film Festival

www.nbcushortsfest.com The NBCUNIVERSAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL seeks the next generation of writers, directors, producers & actors, while celebrating innovative storytelling from diverse and inclusive backgrounds, including female writers & directors, the LGBTQ community, and performers with disabilities. Read More

The NBCUNIVERSAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL seeks the next generation of writers, directors, producers & actors, while celebrating innovative storytelling from diverse and inclusive backgrounds, including female writers & directors, the LGBTQ community, and performers with disabilities.

With a high-profile list of judges and partners including, Comcast, NBC, Panavision, USA Networks, Telemundo, Bravo, Universal Pictures, E!, SAG-AFTRA, PGA, WGAW, WGAE, DGA, Hulu, The Hollywood Reporter & Variety, this bicoastal festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding talent to have their work introduced to key decisions makers from the entire NBCUniversal family as well as agents, managers, producers, and other industry players.

Submission Period

March 1 – April 30, 2018

For eligibility and submission information, please visit: nbcushortsfest.com

To watch for updates please follow the NBCUNI TIPS Facebook page and the NBCU Short Film Festival Facebook page.

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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE NATIVE AMERICAN and INDIGENOUS PROGRAM

The Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program is a year-round program to deepen the commitment to support Native American and Indigenous artists and talent. Read More

The Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program is a year-round program to deepen the commitment to support Native American and Indigenous artists and talent. This program allows NBCUniversal to build relationships within the Native and Indigenous communities and raise awareness of the artistic opportunities available at NBCUniversal through its various Diversity Initiatives and Programs, while creating a pipeline for Native actors, writers and directors.

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