Diversity

Institute

The Institute has five components which are designed to provide program participants with access to the decision making process in network television both in front of and behind the camera. Each of the elements described below offers a unique approach to professional relationship building and career development in Hollywood.

Writers Mentoring Program

 

This program focuses on opening doors and provides access to network executives and show runners. It is a structured form of support whose goal is to prepare writers for meaningful employment in television. It includes two elements. Read More...

Writers Fellowship

 

These intensive workshops give emerging writers of diverse backgrounds a step-by-step structure for identifying and locating the people who can help their careers. Instruction is given on how to set meetings, how to prepare for those meetings, and how to follow up. Included is a workshop experience in marketing oneself to others in 60 seconds. Read More...

Directing Initiative

 

This initiative facilitates professional on-set observing opportunities for aspiring directors of diverse backgrounds. The program matches participants with CBS primetime directors who will mentor them through the entire process of prep, production and post-production. Read More...

Talent Showcases

 

These professionally mounted showcases have proven to be an effective way to spotlight emerging talent and are the doorway for many to professional success. They are rigorously juried by CBS Casting and are attended by senior level CBS Entertainment executives, as well as show runners, casting directors and talent agents. Read More...

Daytime Initiative

 

CBS Diversity Institute and Casting is undertaking a new and unprecedented initiative to enhance access for actors of color who are 18 years and over to the talent pool for the daytime dramas, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Read More...

Actors Career Workshops

 

These workshops are designed to help actors hone the skills they need to get auditions and land roles. Scene work is critiqued by CBS Casting. Head shots are scrutinized for those qualities that best represent the actor to casting executives. Practical tips and advice are provided by experts in a hands-on approach to give actors the knowledge they need to succeed.

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