Casting For Disney’s ABC Talent Showcase 2016


About the ABC Talent Show 2016:

For many years now, ABC has earned a long-standing reputation for promoting diversity by introducing a variety of projects under the ABC Casting Department. The company fulfills its promise with shows and opportunities like The Talent Show that showcases the talents of actors, writers and singers that might go unnoticed otherwise.

It has been breeding talent since 2012, by giving 41 writers and 37 original scenes to star on the big screen, also including 2011 NY Showcase Alum Jermaine Fowler who wrote and performed Black Genie, his original piece and 2012 NY Showcase find Andrew Law who also performed his original piece of art Once We go Black, and is currently part of Late Night with Seth Meyers staff writers. Once again in 2016, the production is inviting submissions from competent writers and actors to make big in the entertainment industry.

A good news for all aspiring writers as ABC is finally giving them a platform to showcase what makes them special. The annual ABC talent show 2016 is now open for email submissions from writers who want to make it to the big screen.

If you have been waiting for such a chance, your time has finally come.

The company and directors are looking for some quality scenes submissions from unknown writers. It must be noticed that this casting call isn’t for actors but only writers who wish to see their original work on the big screens. All those interested must understand that since it’s a writer’s call, headshots will not be entertained or considered. Interested actors can email their submissions for another showcase happening in L.A for talented actors for which the details have been mentioned in the end of the casting call.

Casting calls for writers in Disney ABC Talent show 2016:

ABC is also organizing a scene competition where writers can showcase a scene from their original work. The scenes of the selected candidates then shall be passed onto major producers who are seeking good and talented writers. The scenes will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. The scene must have 2 characters only, each having an equal amount of dialogues.

  2. The scenes must have a beginning, middle and an end.

  3. Using special effects in the scenes are not allowed although some basic props can be used.

  4. The writing should be the standout of the scenes and not the actor’s acting.

  5. Each writer is allowed to submit three scenes and one scene shouldn’t be more than six pages.

  6. Writing experience in television, theater or film will not be considered necessary, however, it is strongly recommended.

  7. All those applicants applying must take note of the following guidelines. If the applicants fail to adhere with the requirements, their entries will no longer be considered valid for participation, thus resulting in disqualification.

  8. Submissions must include full name of the writer, and the subject line must be 2016 Talent Showcase.

The selected candidates will then be asked to attend the Los Angeles or New York Showcase. Writers selected will have the opportunity to meet the show’s development executives as well as present their work.

As for the ABC Discover Talent show seeking talented actors, here are the requirements:

ABC Acting Showcase in L.A.:

  • Submission of headshot deadline: June 3rd, 2016

  • Interested actors should be over 18 years of age.

  • Actors must submit their headshots or resumes through US mail.


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