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My family (we have two daughters 5 & 8 years old) has been going through an extremely difficult time due to my sudden loss of income, and I have had to reach out for help. We have not been able to come up with rent for August, and the possibility of homelessness is terrifying. We also are facing having our electricity and gas shut off if I do not pay the payment arrangement and current charges this week. I have an extremely great employment opportunity that has presented itself, and I have a call back! If it works out, I will likely never be in this situation of begging and pleading for help ever again. We just need to get through this last major hurdle, and I am certain that I will have the ability to provide for my family for the rest of my life, God willing. If anyone can help, I will be forever grateful. I thank everyone who has helped us stay afloat, and I will re-pay and pay-it-forward as soon as I create that power to do so. Please contact me at if you or anyone you know can help us. We also have a fundraiser that does pay out the donations daily -

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ABC Family open casting call for Nicki Minaj Comedy

ABC Family is conducting a national talent search seeking an 11-13 year old girl to star in a new Nicki Minaj comedy series. The girl will play a young version of Minaj. The untitled single-camera half-hour project will focus on Minaj’s childhood in Queens and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom. Based the life of the entertainer, on The semi-autobiographical story of a young girl who emigrates from Trinidad and Tabago with her family to Queens, NY in the mid-90s, long before she would become known to millions as Nikki Minaj.
Shooting will take place in New York City beginning in January, 2016.

Talent Search Details

You must download the free official Disney Applause App here.

You can create a homemade audition video and upload that video on the Disney Applause App, or you can actually record the audition video directly with the app. Open the app and select “ABC Family’s Online Open Call” and follow instructions. Submission Deadline is November 15, 2015.

You can also mail in a headshot and resume, along with a link to your online audition video to the following:

Vickie Thomas Casting
9021 Melrose Ave., Ste. 200B
West Hollywood, CA 90069

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States. The New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes has the documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
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• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
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• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

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