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EARN A LEADING ROLE IN THE NEW UMC ORIGINAL SERIES!


PARTNERS IN RHYME

A NEW SITCOM FROM LEGENDARY RAPPER MC LYTE AND “MARTIN” EXECUTIVE PRODUCER BENTLEY KYLE EVANS


UMC – the first streaming service for Black TV and film – is teaming up with the ABFF Film Festival to give you an opportunity to #ShootYourShot for our national casting call! All the details you need are down below. Are you a rising star we need to see? Show us why we should choose you.

THE ROLE: An up-and-coming female high school-age rapper, social media sensation, and foster kid who thinks she is the best thing to happen to the rap game since [insert your favorite female rapper here].

Get social with us! Follow us @WatchUMC and use hashtags #PartnersInRhyme #ShootYourShotUMC #WatchUMC

 

Talent Search Role Requirements, Rules, and Regulations

1. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Please submit qualified performers without regard to disability, race, age, national origin, ethnic origin, or any other bases prohibited by law.

2. Instructions for submissions:

    • Approx. 1-2 minute personality clip
    • 1 scene
    • 1 verse and hook (original or pre-recorded material)
    • Attire: hip hop, youthful

Please upload the tapes to the link below. Upload each one separately.

    • Tape 1 – Slate
    • Tape 2 – 1-2 min. personality clip
    • Tape 3 – scene (please download the scene from this link)
    • Tape 4 – 16 bars (original or pre-recorded song)

SLATE: On the audition tape, please state your name, age, height, state/country of residence, and representation (if you have representation) at the beginning of your slate.

When reading the scene, please have a reader to read opposite of you (out of frame).

LIGHTING & SOUND: Make sure you are well lit and that the sound is ok.

FRAMING: Please shoot Head & Shoulders, so that when watching playback, we can clearly see the actors face.

We encourage tapes to be submitted as soon as they are ready, regardless of deadline.

All submitted material is subject to be used for promotional use on all platforms including social media by Harvest Studios, LLC, Sunni Gyrl, Inc., and UMC.

 3. All four submission items must be submitted on: https://breakdownservices.com/index.cfm/opencall?oc=945z4

Please email all questions to casting@sunnigyrl.com

4. Submissions will be accepted from May 18, 2020 – July 31, 2020.

5. Five finalists will be selected and notified by August 17, 2020.

6. Each finalist selected will move up to the final round of the casting process where they must perform a scene from “Partners In Rhyme,” and a rap verse in front of an audience plus a panel of judges during the ABFF Film Festival.

7. The winner will be selected on the spot and will ultimately earn the co-starring role alongside MC Lyte!

 8. All submitted materials become property of UMC and Sunni Gyrl, Inc.

*NOTE: If the ABFF film festival must be canceled for any reason, UMC and Sunni Gyrl, Inc. will still move forward with selecting a winner.*