NEWARK, N.J. — BET Networks is holding an open casting call this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14 for new original scripted miniseries “Uptown” with Emmy Award-winning casting director Robi Reed and entertainment innovator Andre Harrell in Newark.
Actors, singers, rappers and dancers who look like the '90s version of - Heavy D. & The Boyz, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Kim Porter, and Aaron Hall are being sought. If you look like these hit-makers and can sing, rap, dance, or act, BET Networks want to see you!
For more information on what to prepare for the audition including location address, time and more please visit the official page BET.com/uptowncasting
About BET’s UPTOWN miniseries
The three-part television event will tell the comprehensive story of Andre Harrell’s iconic New York City record label, Uptown Records. Launched in 1986, following a joint venture deal with MCA, Andre Harrell's Uptown Records played a vital role in the careers of some of the most influential voices in hip hop, soul and R&B, including Heavy D & The Boyz, Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Father MC, Al B. Sure, Christopher Williams, Teddy Riley, Notorious B.I.G., Sean “Diddy” Combs and many more. Each gripping episode will take viewers from the label’s inception to current day, featuring the music and powerhouse hit-makers that helped mold what would come to be known as the Uptown 'sound’ and define a musical era that would impact generations to come. “Uptown” is scheduled to premiere on BET in 2020.
“Uptown” is executive produced by Jesse Collins (“The New Edition Story,” “The Bobby Brown Story”) for Jesse Collins Entertainment and Andre Harrell (Honey, “New York Undercover”) and Connie Orlando for BET.