Fox Taps Into Latin American Talent Pool With Two Talent Holding Deals

EXCLUSIVE: Fox has signed talent holding deals with Mexican actors Martha Higareda and Adan Canto as part of an initiative to find untapped Latin American talent for its series. It was launched last year when Fox’s new head of casting Tess Sanchez, herself of Latino descent, met Mexican casting director Yolanda Guillen at a Latin filmmakers convention. Guillen was retained to conduct a four-week search for Fox in November and December. The network received tapes of a number of actors, many of them established TV performers south of the border, and flew in several that it felt had potential to cross over to U.S. television. Two of them, Higareda and Canto, were signed in talent deals and will be exposed to producers and directors of Fox’s current crop of pilots. (more…)

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