The Casting Society of America, Hollywoodnews.com and Yahoo! Movies will team with the Holllywood Film Festival and the Hollywood Awards to launch the Hollywood Discovery Awards, a nationwide acting competition. Yahoo! Movies will post audition videos from ten finalists selected by casting directors from the CSA. The public will then vote on their favorites.
The contest will fly two winners to Los Angeles to receive their awards at the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala. Part of the Hollywood Film Festival, the October 25th event will expose the winners to key Hollywood players. Past guests and honorees have included Sandra Bullock, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Hillary Swank.
“Casting Directors are always opening their doors to new and exciting performers. The Casting Society of America is pleased to bring the talent-spotting skills of our members to this nationwide competition,” said Pam Dixon, President of the CSA.
The festival, presented by Starz Entertainment, LLC, kicks off its 6-day run on October 20th with screenings and presentations at ArcLight Cinemas.