BET is holding open casting calls for its upcoming miniseries, Uptown. 

Here’s the official description of Uptown from the network: The series tells 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, 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 the 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.

The series is set to premiere on BET in 2020. During the casting calls, Harrell and Emmy winning casting director Robi Reed will be looking for the 90s versions of Heavy D & The Boyz, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Kim Porter and Aaron Hall.

Dates:           Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14,  2019

Location:      Newark, NJ

Dates:           Friday, January 17,  2020

Location:       Dallas, TX

You can learn more information and specific details about what to bring.


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