ABC Family is conducting a national talent search seeking an 11-13 year old girl to star in a new Nicki Minaj comedy series. The girl will play a young version of Minaj. The untitled single-camera half-hour project will focus on Minaj’s childhood in Queens and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom. Based the life of the entertainer, on The semi-autobiographical story of a young girl who emigrates from Trinidad and Tabago with her family to Queens, NY in the mid-90s, long before she would become known to millions as Nikki Minaj.
Shooting will take place in New York City beginning in January, 2016.
Talent Search Details
You must download the free official Disney Applause App here.
You can create a homemade audition video and upload that video on the Disney Applause App, or you can actually record the audition video directly with the app. Open the app and select “ABC Family’s Online Open Call” and follow instructions. Submission Deadline is November 15, 2015.
You can also mail in a headshot and resume, along with a link to your online audition video to the following:
Vickie Thomas Casting
9021 Melrose Ave., Ste. 200B
West Hollywood, CA 90069
All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States. The New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes has the documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:
• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application
In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:
• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides
All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.