Monday, 29 September 2014

Coronation Street puts call out for more disabled actors

Coronation Street is leading the way across the diversity agenda, and continuing to show its commitment to developing diverse talent both on and off screen.

Last week ITV launched the Original Voices initiative in partnership with Creative Skillset, enabling us to connect with local BAME – Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic writing talent in the North West.

They are now continuing the investment and partnership with Creative Skillset, to attract and develop diverse talent by launching our onscreen disability initiative, Breaking Through Talent. The initiative is a one-day intensive casting workshop for actors with a disability.

The workshop will take place in MediaCity, Salford on Wednesday 19th November, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge to help support their career, be given a live audition and receive constructive feedback from the team.

Actress Cherylee Houston and Casting Directors at Coronation Street will be delivering the workshop.

Full details here.

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Anonymous said...

This is interesting. Particularly since they don't feel compelled to hire gay folk to play gay characters.

Anonymous said...

more characters on the street? and they don't have enough storylines for the cast they already have?

Samantha from Canada said...

As someone with a disability, I can not wait to see more disabled characters on the show!

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