National Online Search to Find Talent for the Next Season of “The Glee Project” Will Begin at www.Oxygen.com
Open Casting Calls to Take Place in New York, Chicago and Nashville
NEW YORK – September 26, 2011 – Oxygen will begin its nationwide casting search for the next season of the “The Glee Project,” kicking things off today with an online search. Information can be obtained at http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com, where already over 87,000 fans and hopefuls have signed up to learn more about the casting process. Additionally, beginning in November, Oxygen will launch a multiple city open casting call tour including New York, Chicago and Nashville. This announcement comes on the heels of a highly successful first season of “The Glee Project” which became a critically acclaimed ratings hit for the network. In season one, 12 powerful contenders were chosen from over 40,000 young men and women to compete for a seven-episode guest starring role on “Glee.”
For the next season of “The Glee Project,” Casting Director Robert Ulrich and his team are seeking singularly talented young men and women with strong vocal, acting and dancing abilities with big, oversized personalities. Musical theater experience is a plus, but not required. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age – but able to convincingly portray the role of a teenager – and be legally eligible to work in the United States. Candidates must also be available for production in or about January through April 2012 and be willing to travel as part of production.
Those hoping to bring their own unique style to “Glee” should visit http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com to learn how to upload their videos and find additional information on the open casting calls and eligibility requirements. Performers can choose from a wide variety of songs to audition with including “Ordinary People” by John Legend, “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga, “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “Drops of Jupiter” by Train, “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers, “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood, “This Kiss” by Faith Hill and “Out Here on My Own” by Irene Cara from the movie “Fame.”
“The Glee Project” is a groundbreaking, competition series from Ryan Murphy, the co-creator and Emmy winning executive producer of “Glee.” The show finds and trains a group of extraordinarily talented performers, who compete against one another to win a guest starring role on “Glee.” The series uncovers a unique group of artists from both professional and amateur backgrounds, proving every underdog has a fighting chance at stardom.
“The Glee Project” is produced by Ryan Murphy Television and Embassy Row with Ryan Murphy, Dante Di Loreto, Michael Davies and Shauna Minoprio serving as executive producers.
Access to all the information about the casting calls, prizing and eligibility, as well as a list of approved audition songs begins at http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com.
About Embassy Row
Embassy Row is a New York City-based global format and digital production company dedicated to developing original concepts and adapting international formats for television networks, online and wireless distribution in the U.S. and around the world. We specialize in the genres of games, comedy, reality, factual, sports and food and are pioneers in the fields of brand-supported and digital content. Embassy Row is a creative company, led by hands-on producers always on the lookout for the next breakthrough idea. Since 2008, Embassy Row has been a part of the Sony Pictures Television company.
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to “live out loud.” Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women’s media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman’s point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content including “The Glee Project,” “Bad Girls Club,” “Hair Battle Spectacular,” and “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 77 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com <http://www.oxygen.com/> . Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR <http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR> . Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.
CBS ANNOUNCES THE VENUE FOR WEST COAST OPEN CASTING CALL FOR THE NEW REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES, “LIVE TO DANCE” WITH PAULA ABDUL
Open Casting Call Set for Thursday, Oct. 28 at CenterStaging in Burbank, Calif.
CBS will hold a West Coast open casting call for the new reality-competition series, LIVE TO DANCE with Paula Abdul, on Thursday, Oct. 28 at CenterStaging in Burbank, Calif. (3407 Winona Ave, Burbank CA 91504). Check-in starts at 8:00 AM.
Performers who have a passion for dance and would like the opportunity to showcase their talents are encouraged to attend. The dancers who receive a callback to audition for Abdul and the panel of experts, all world-class dancers themselves, will need to be available on both Saturday (10/30) and Sunday (10/31).
For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, dancers are encouraged to pre-register online at: www.cbs.com/primetime/paula_abdul_dance_show/.
LIVE TO DANCE is one of the most inclusive talent searches on television. Dancers with raw ability of any age, performing solo or as a group, can audition in any form of dancing. Styles can include ballet to break dance, tap to tango, or a unique fusion of styles such as rock ballet, hip-hop clogging or contemporary mixed with capoeira.
The dancers who make it through the callback process will have the chance to perform live on CBS in the semi-finals and finals, where they will battle for the right to be crowned LIVE TO DANCE champion and awarded a $500,000 prize.
Abdul, who will serve as the show’s executive producer, mentor and lead expert, will be joined on the panel of experts by Travis Payne and Kimberly Wyatt, both of whom bring an extensive dance and choreography resume to the series. Andrew Günsberg is host of the series.
LIVE TO DANCE is based on a format created by Princess Productions and Shine TV and is produced by Reveille. Elisabeth Murdoch, Howard T. Owens, Paula Abdul, James Sunderland, Anthony Dominici and Robin Ashbrook are executive producers.