ABC brings talent search back to the UK

ABC is bringing its digital talent search back to the UK for a second year.

The competition, which aims to scout new talent for the US broadcaster, is now live in the US and UK.

The British version of the competition was launched in 2017, with winners receiving a $25,000 talent deal with the Grey’s Anatomy and Black-ish (pictured) broadcaster.

Past winners have gone on to star in ABC shows, such as Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Dynasty, Ten Days In The Valley and the forthcoming Grand Hotel.

To enter the competition, eligible actors are asked to create a video performing one of the comedy or drama scenes posted on

Submissions will be judged by a panel that includes UK casting director Kate Dowd and Stateside casting directors Jennifer Treadwell and Monica Kelly.

The competition runs from 10-24 September.

Ayo Davis, senior vice-president for talent and casting at ABC Entertainment, said: “Identifying fresh faces and unique voices for our programming has always been a priority for us at ABC. We are delighted that our Digital Talent Competition continues to deliver and provide access to new, diverse, up-and-coming talent. The ability to expand our search internationally further deepens our unique reach and we cannot wait to see this year’s submissions.”

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