The American actors’ union and the group American Indians in Film and Television (AlFT) are co-sponsoring a Native talent showcase in Los Angeles Oct. 9.

Pictures and Resumes will be Accepted Aug. 12-Sept. 6. CBS Television entertainment development executives and casting directors from the network’s primetime and daytime programs will also be on hand.

“Coming on the heels of their highly successful Latino Actors showcase, I’m thrilled that AFTRA can once again partner with CBS to provide real opportunities for Native American actors,” said David Besbris, Director, Television Department, AFTRA – Los Angeles.

“The showcase is a wonderful opportunity to present talented Native American actors to executives, casting directors and other members of the entertainment industry,” said Peter Golden, Senior Vice President, Talent and Casting, CBS Entertainment.

Native actors can submit headshots and resumes to: David Besbris CBS Showcase Submission AFTRA 5757 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90036.

All photos and resumes must be submitted no later than September 6, 2002. Those outside of Los Angeles who are unable to travel to CBS if chosen to audition are also encouraged to make submissions. If selected, auditions will follow in several locations, with final participants selected by CBS Casting for the showcase on October 9. For further information, contact Ray Bradford, (212) 532-0800 or David Besbris, (323) 634-8116