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This Open Call For MENASA Actors Can Help Showcase Your Talent To TV Film VIPs Are you a performer of MENASA descent? Would you like to improve your chances of finding work in film and television? Studio For Performing Arts LA and Walid Chaya have announced their next virtual open call initiative on May 8th, 2021, to help performers of MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia) descent to raise their acting profile. As a recent study by the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition showed, only 1 percent of all television actors are of MENASA descent. This underrepresentation can make it difficult for you as an upcoming MENASA performer to find work and struggle to be seen by casting agents and other industry professionals. This diversity initiative is free for MENASA actors and scheduled for May 8, 2021 over Zoom, with appointments booked between 10 am and 6 pm PT to allow you to participate regardless of your location. The initiative is open for performers of ages nine and up who are of MENASA descent and able to legally work in the USA. Confirmed performers will be asked to present a one-minute film or television monologue online for a VIP panel of Hollywood professionals. As a MENASA actor himself, Walid Chaya personally understands the challenges and struggles you may have in getting into the industry. Having worked on television shows such as 'The Blacklist: Redemption' and 'Madam Secretary,' Walid hopes to share his experiences and insight to help others like you find success through his work at Studio For Performing Arts LA. The upcoming open call is part of the studio’s scheduled series of events to assist performers from different background and regions around the world. Improve your chances of film and television success and sign up for Studio For Performing Arts LA’s upcoming open call for MENASA performers! Visit the URL in the description for more info about this diversity initiative.