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DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Inclusion For All Performers

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Acting Scholarships are also available on a rolling basis.

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Our 2nd annual MENASA Diversity Showcase Virtual Open Call was on April 30, 2022! 

Actors of MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) descent were invited to submit for a chance to perform online for a panel of TV and Film VIPs.

Only 1 percent of TV actors are Middle Eastern, North African, reveals first ever study of its kind presented by MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition (MAAC). This diversity initiative is produced in collaboration with MAAC.

Check out this blog post for an event recap!

The following VIPs volunteered to attend our diversity initiative on April 30, 2022:

Debralynn Findon

Manager/Owner, Discover Talent Management

Ani Avetyan

Casting Director/Producer

Robin Carus

Casting Director

Lisa Pantone

Casting Director/Producer

Anne Chapman

Casting Director

Michael Sanford

Casting Director

Paul Sinacore

Casting Director

Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick

Casting Director

Barrie Adleberg

Writer/Producer & Founder, Split Ends Media

Rachel Reiss

Casting Director

Javier Salgado

Manager, Chamber 37 Ent.

Michelle Glisson-Pullam

Manager/Owner, Stellar Artists Management

Angela Mickey

Casting Director

Pamela M. Staton

Casting Director/Producer

David Donihue

Director

Kristene Davis

Talent Agent, SLA Talent Agency

Cindy Schoonover

Talent Agent, Eris Talent Agency

Vicki Goggin

Casting Director

Mojean Aria

Writer/Producer

Karyn Casl

Casting Director

Alexa Pereira

Casting Director

Rita Powers

Casting Director

Ted Maier

Talent Agent, Avalon Artists Group

Steven Tyler O'Connor

Casting Director

Stephanie Klapper

Manager/Owner, Stellar Artists Management

Stephanie Yankwitt

Casting Director

Thank you!

 

Are you an Industry VIP interested in attending our next online event? Please email us to RSVP.

Our 2021 MENASA Actors Diversity Showcase Open Call is the WINNER of the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards for "Best Special Event."

The following VIPs volunteered as special guest panelists and attended our first diversity initiative on May 8, 2021:

Marilyn Atlas

Producer/Manager, Marilyn Atlas Mgmt. & Co-Author of "Dating Your Character"

Angela Mickey

Casting Director, Liz Lewis Casting Partners

April Webster

Casting Director, Webster Casting

Ani Avetyan

Casting Director & Producer

Rosalie Joseph

Casting Director, CBS

Barrie Adleberg

Writer/Producer & Founder, Split Ends Media

Mike Mosallam

Writer/Director, Brothers, Breaking Fast (President, Mike Mosallam Productions)

Janelle Bernard

Theatrical Talent Agent, Daniel Hoff Agency

...and additional VIPs, for more info click here.

For updates on the next diversity initiative, please join our mailing list.

Acting Scholarships are also available on a rolling basis.

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