Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) Producer Charles Belk and Actress Daniele Watts Apparently "Fit the Description" (Just Another Day in the Neighborhood) What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? What’s the Big Secret That Got Those ‘No Good Deed’ Screenings Canceled? Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Watch First Episode of ABC's New Series 'Black-ish' Now Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Antoine Fuqua Confirms He'll Be Partnering w/ Denzel Washington on a 'Magnificent Seven' Remake It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide It's a Done Deal - Paramount Pictures Will Distribute Chris Rock's 'Top Five' Worldwide Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition Interview: Taraji P. Henson On 'No Good Deed' and A Woman's Intuition 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date 'Matthew 18' - "The Scariest African American Film... Ever!" - Gets a Full Trailer + Release Date Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Crowdfund This: 'Newlyweeds' Star Trae Harris Is a 150-year-old African American Vampire in 'Octavia' Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism Black Kids from Ferguson Speak Out in 'Hey White People' Comedic Video Educating Whites on Racism First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People First Release Poster for 'Dear White People' Illustrates One Thing White People Shouldn't Do to Black People African Americans on TV Guide’s "TV’s Highest Paid Stars 2014" List. You Might Be Surprised African Americans on TV Guide’s "TV’s Highest Paid Stars 2014" List. You Might Be Surprised After Bidding War, Paramount in Talks to Acquire Chris Rock’s 'Top Five' for $12.5 Million After Bidding War, Paramount in Talks to Acquire Chris Rock’s 'Top Five' for $12.5 Million 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) 'Terror at the Mall,' Documentary on Siege of Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Coming to HBO (Trailer) Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' Watch First Trailer for Tyler Perry's New OWN TV Drama 'If Loving You Is Wrong' OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry OWN Announces Cast for New Drama Series 'If Loving You is Wrong' From Tyler Perry Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Co-Screenwriter of 'Noah' Explains Why There Are No Black People Or POC In The Film Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

American Black Film Festival Now Accepting Entries For 'Star Project' Acting Competition

Shadow and Act By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 20, 2012 at 3:30PM

Sherial McKinney and Robert Hunter were winners of the 2012 ABFF Star Project - a recognition that includes notable past winners like Emayatzy E. Corinealdi (2010), who's having quite a year, as I'm sure you've heard.
0
ABFF 2013

Sherial McKinney and Robert Hunter were winners of the 2012 ABFF Star Project - a recognition that includes notable past winners like Emayatzy E. Corinealdi (2010), who's having quite a year, as I'm sure you've heard.

So who will be 2013's *fresh* faces, that we just might be talking about here on S&A in the near future...? 

It could be YOU... that is if you enter the contest. You can't win, if you don't play. In short, the goal of the competition is to spotlight and support talented, aspiring, serious actors; One male and one female are crowned with the grand prize annually.

To enter, log on to www.ABFF.com, click on ENTER A TALENT COMPETITION, and then click on THE STAR PROJECT to access the submission form. 

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013 - so you've got some time, but not really.

All the rest of the details via press release below...

NEW YORK, December 20, 2012 – Today, Film Life, Inc. announces that the 2013 ABFF Star Project acting competition is now open. Aspiring actors, who are serious about their craft, will once again have an opportunity of a lifetime to breakthrough and get discovered.

Launched in 2009 as part of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF), the goal of the Star Project is to provide a platform to spotlight talented, yet undiscovered actors, while supporting their career advancement. Each year, one male and one female thespian are selected as Grand-Prize winners.

To date, the Star Project has served as a catalyst for its talented winners to break into the film and television industry. The 2010, female winner, Emayatzy Corinealdi, has since landed roles in major film and television projects including the female lead in the critically acclaimed independent feature film “Middle of Nowhere.” For this performance, she won the Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, as well as an Independent Spirit Award. The 2009 male winner, Bechir Sylvain, has starred in several national television commercials including a VISA commercial currently running, in which he costars with NFL legend John Madden.

“It was my goal to create a much needed pipeline for African American actors to gain exposure within the industry,” said Jeff Friday, founder and CEO of ABFF. “I could not be more pleased that our winners have achieved this level of commercial success in the three-year history of the competition. Time and time again, NBCUniversal has proven its commitment to diversity in front of the camera.”

Star Project entrants are required to submit two videotaped monologues: one of their choice, and one selected by NBCUniversal and ABFF. The Star Project Jury is comprised of an esteemed panel of accomplished actors, directors and casting executives.

“NBCUniversal is honored to partner with the ABFF Star Project to raise awareness around deserving talent and help promote career opportunities within the NBCU family and beyond,” said Kendra Carter, Director of Talent Diversity Initiatives, NBCUniversal. “We look forward to providing these actors with a fitting platform to launch their careers, and this year’s winners will also have the added opportunity to meet with Universal Pictures Casting executives.” The Star Project winners’ prizes include a free trip to the ABFF held in Miami June 19-23, 2013, where they will be presented before the festival audience during its culminating event. Additionally, one grand-prize winner, announced at the festival, will have the opportunity to meet with casting directors for film and television at NBCUniversal in Los Angeles, and will be granted a walk-on role on the award-winning NBC daytime drama, “Days of our Lives.”

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period log on to www.ABFF.com (the “Website”), click on ENTER A TALENT COMPETITION and then click on THE STAR PROJECT to access the submission form (the “Submission Form”).

Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2013

Festival passes and tickets are available now for purchase at:

http://www.abff.com/festival/buy/passes-and-tickets.php

Established in 1997, the core mission of the ABFF is to promote cultural diversity within the motion picture industry. Through its film showcases and special contests, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging artists to the film and television industry.

The ABFF is a property of Film Life, Inc., a New York-based event marketing, production and film distribution company founded in 2000 by Jeff Friday (CEO).


Shadow & ActNewsletter