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The Casting Society of America has announced its inaugural top 20 list of actors from historically underrepresented communities for 2020.

The diverse and inclusive list includes Brian Michael Smith, Colin Buckingham, David Harrell, Elizabeth Frances, Elizabeth Hinkler, E.R.

“Casting Society of America will continue to amplify all actors and continue to push for accurate, inclusive and diverse representation in 2021 and beyond.”The 20 actors were chosen during a Casting Initiative Town Hall as part of the CSA’s ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The town hall featured conversations with actors from historically underrepresented communities, including Performers with Disabilities (PWDS), Transgender Actors, Middle Eastern, North African, South Asian (MENASA), and Native American and Indigenous Actors (NAIA).

This comes in light of the Casting Society of America’s Equity in Entertainment committee which has held open calls encouraging conversations on the importance of reflecting historically underrepresented communities in the media.

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