After nearly 7,000 auditions, the actors for the very first WarnerMedia Access Talent Spotlight have been selected!
The talent training program for aspiring actors looking for professional development and resources inaugural class includes: Andrea Ramos, Mariah Robinson, Diana Toshiko, Triana Browne, Veah Melara, Benny Wayne Sully, Jose Duran, Daisy Washington, Rachel Crowl, Christa Rapaglia, Diana Elizabeth Jordan, Michael Oloyede, Ashton Grooms, Murad B. Yunus, Sofia Cheyenne, John McGinty, Olabisi Kovabel, Jamie K. Brown, Gugun Deep Singh, and Suzen Baraka.
WarnerMedia Equity + Inclusion launched the WarnerMedia Access Talent Spotlight in December 2021 and the 20 actors will come to for the week-long program that is set to take place in-person in Los Angeles from April 3-9. They will attend intensive workshops, training sessions, panels, and presentations. In addition, they will have professional headshots taken and be coached by trusted acting coaches to prepare scenes for their presentations.
Live “call back” sessions will take place with WarnerMedia executives in the audience, and final presentations will be taped and shared with top industry casting directors and producers. meet with WarnerMedia executives from different networks to get feedback and further mentoring.
The program was created to provide undiscovered and underrepresented actors, particularly people with disabilities, Indigenous, MENA, and Trans communities, an opportunity to receive coaching and exposure to the entertainment industry. Selected participants will complete the program with training from notable acting coaches and will be given the opportunity to present to WarnerMedia talent and casting executives.
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