For the first time in network history, ABC Family will hold online open auditions for its planned half-hour comedy series based on the life of Nicki Minaj – for the lead role of young Nicki.
Follow the jump for details – and good luck!
ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES ONLINE OPEN CASTING CALL FOR YOUNG NICKI MINAJ
The Network Gave a Series Commitment to the Nicki Minaj Scripted Comedy Last Month
Burbank, CA (November 2, 2015) – For the first time in network history, ABC Family will hold online open auditions as it begins its search for a young Nicki Minaj to star in the upcoming single-camera comedy series based on the rapper’s life. ABC Family is becoming Freeform in January 2016.
ABC Family is searching for a talented girl between the ages of 11-13 to play the younger version of Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum superstar Nicki Minaj. Minaj will executive produce the half-hour comedy series (which received a series commitment order on September 29, 2015) based on her family’s immigration from Trinidad in the early 1990s. The show will focus on Minaj’s childhood in Queens and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom. The series will shoot in New York.
To access the script and upload audition video, download the free Disney Applause app, select “ABC Family’s Online Open Call” and follow instructions. Disney Applause is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. All materials will be accepted through Sunday, November 15th.
This casting call is not a contest, job offer or a guarantee of employment. There is never a fee to participate in an ABC Family Talent Search.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, ABC Family (to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is distributed in 94 million homes. The network entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. The programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. “WATCH ABC Family” (also to be renamed Freeform in January 2016) is an authenticated service which allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access to such popular series at home and on-the-go via a wide array of devices. The network is also the destination for annual holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.”