NBC Universal is partnering with the ABFF’s (American Black Film Festival) Star Project to discover the next Hollywood superstar.
Tinseltown hopefuls submit a videotaped monologue for consideration and those who make it past the first round are invited to perform in front of a panel of judges that includes board members of the ABFF as well as NBC executives. Past winners have gone on to earn reoccurring roles in top soap operas, starring roles in celebrated indie films by famed directors like Ava DuVernay (Selma) and more.
It’s about time Hollywood is taking notice of not only the plethora of talent to be found in our communities of color, but the strength of the black dollar – we will pay to see our people.
For all you budding actors and actresses out there, the deadline to submit your video for consideration is March 20. They are looking for talent from across the country that have that special IT factor and can deliver. You can learn more about the competition here.