Daytime Casting Initiative


CBS Diversity Institute and Casting have undertaken a new and unprecedented initiative to enhance access for diverse actors who are 18 years and over to the talent pool for the daytime dramas, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.

As an extension of CBS Diversity’s ongoing talent showcase initiatives, candidates will be pre-screened by the network casting department and the casting directors of these CBS daytime dramas will read actors on a regular basis.

Diversity requires action and we see this as a very intentional way of bringing attention to diverse actors and continuing to open doors to the most successful daytime franchises in history with this new and additional avenue of access,” said Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation.

Diverse actors who are 18 years and older can submit resumes and photos every June to:

Fern Orenstein
CBS Daytime Diversity Initiative
CBS Broadcast Center
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Participation in this initiative is not a guarantee of employment, nor is the initiative intended to displace traditional avenues of access to employment opportunities to all actors, regardless of background.

The CBS Diversity Institute is a comprehensive program designed to identify and develop diversity within the writing, directing and talent communities. The CBS Diversity Institute includes the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, the CBS Directing Initiative and numerous actor workshops conducted nationwide, as well as writer workshops conducted in Los Angeles.

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 22 years.  The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Sony Pictures Television.

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, the 2010 Daytime Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Daytime Drama, is broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30- 1:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions., Inc.  The show has taped more than 7,000 episodes in its 29 years on the air and is viewed daily by millions of viewers in more than 100 countries, making it the most-watched dramatic serial in the world.

For information regarding the CBS Diversity Institute, go to