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    Thread: Open Casting Call for Cable Car Show Host

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      04-25-2005 11:55 PM #1
      The following casting call was forwarded to Vortex Media Group and it was asked that we post it. It appears that a NY-based casting company is looking for a host for an upcoming car show for a major cable channel. If you think you have what it takes to perform the job, read on.
      Show Synopsis:
      Casting talent for an entertainment show featuring cars. Show will be aired on a major cable station. Looking for outgoing personalities who are witty and irreverent with excellent skills in improv and interviewing. Knowledge of cars and specs a plus, more importantly, have an interest in the role of cars in pop culture. Contacts in the auto industry a plus.
      Host:
      We are looking for a host; male or female age 25 – 45. Wry and mischievous! Could be an up and coming comedian, but definitely someone funny and clever who has a strong interest or background in cars (technical, historical, hobby, sales, etc). The show is unscripted and relies on the host thinking on his/her feet and interacting with the other on screen characters. Remember, general car knowledge is key.
      SHOOT:
      Initially we are casting for a single pilot show to be shot in August, in Los Angeles. All travel and hotel accommodations for the pilot shoot will be covered by the production company.
      RATE:
      Compensation to be negotiated comparable to union scale or better.
      SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
      1. Email: carshow@donnagrossmancasting.com with your headshot & resume (if you have one) and a creative cover letter stating why you’re perfect for this job.
      2. Record a short, 3-5 minute VHS/mini DV tape and mail it to the address below. Pick a Car, show us the features, and tell us the impact this particular car has made on pop culture. It doesn't have to be your car; it can be a stranger's on the street. The funnier the better. You can improvise and make the whole thing up if you want. Let us see your personality and have fun!
      Please submit all material to:
      Donna Grossman Casting
      C/O SDI
      1130 Madison Avenue
      Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201
      Tel: 212.598.2344
      Email: carshow@donnagrossmancasting.com
      DEADLINE: ALL MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5/4/05!
      SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
      More Info:
      http://www.donnagrossmancasting.com/carshow.pdf

    2. 04-26-2005 12:29 AM #2
      interesting. anybody know what channel this is for?

    3. 04-26-2005 12:57 AM #3
      hmm wonder how cynical they are looking for

    4. 04-26-2005 12:58 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by purplejettahondaeater »
      hmm wonder how cynical they are looking for


    5. 04-26-2005 01:40 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by purplejettahondaeater »
      hmm wonder how cynical they are looking for

      Amen brother.. If cynicism is the desired trait.. I'm their guy. Maybe I'll send some 6X9 B&W headshots over to the studio.

    6. 04-26-2005 01:55 AM #6
      headshots are so useless... actors never look like their headshots. a[edit: yes, the above-mentioned] video submission would give a much better representation of what they would look (and sound!) like.


      Modified by vdv at 11:46 PM 4-25-2005

    7. 04-26-2005 02:35 AM #7
      video is required too
      i wanna see obin discuss porsches , hmm how does he pronounce them
      hmm i found shane online tonight too, it'd be hilerious if he got the job, hi i'm shane you may know me from such forums as...

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      04-26-2005 02:36 AM #8
      I want to see Ninja get this...

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      04-26-2005 02:42 AM #9
      i would tune into the Ebb Viscious variety hour.

    10. 04-26-2005 03:50 AM #10
      seriously imagine a lounger got the job.

      ".....but can it beat the 1.8t?"

    11. 04-26-2005 05:59 AM #11
      if Hawc got the show, would we protest to banned the show
      if gateway got the show, would there be a step by step episode to get a GTO for 23K

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      04-26-2005 06:31 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by George@Fourtitude »
      Show Synopsis:
      Contacts in the auto industry a plus.

      translation: we have no contacts of our own, please help!
      Quote »
      Host:The show is unscripted and relies on the host thinking on his/her feet and interacting with the other on screen characters. Remember, general car knowledge is key.

      Translation: We have no script either, and we are too cheap to hire writers, so we figure this is a good cheap solution

      Quote »
      SHOOT:
      Initially we are casting for a single pilot show to be shot in August, in Los Angeles. All travel and hotel accommodations for the pilot shoot will be covered by the production company.

      Translation: You wanna get paid? Well maybe, but only if you make us a lot of money first. Before that we are spending as little as possible. LA residents will get priority
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    13. 04-26-2005 07:53 AM #13
      100% wrong on all counts.

    14. 04-26-2005 08:43 AM #14
      looking for a reason to move to cali anyone? This is your chance
      hello

    15. 04-26-2005 08:57 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by Firecracker »
      ...
      if gateway got the show, would there be a step by step episode to get a GTO for 23K

      actually, if gateway got the show, wouldn't he just trade it in for a new show after a couple months?

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      04-26-2005 09:02 AM #16
      if i were local I'd try it out for a day

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      04-26-2005 09:03 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Firecracker »
      if gateway got the show, would there be a step by step episode to get a GTO for 23K

      I would rather use some sort of new VW for my peice, than the GTO.
      My wife and I should make a tape just for fun and send it...

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      04-26-2005 09:17 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Gateway »
      My wife and I should make a tape just for fun and send it...

      [Crickets] Man, that volleyball is just hovering above you. Somebody's gotta spike it. I won't, as I'm supposed to be a respectable admin, but man did you ever set that one up.

    19. 04-26-2005 09:28 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by Gateway »
      My wife and I should make a tape just for fun and send it...

      Your wife's name isn't Pamela, is it?
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      04-26-2005 11:04 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by George@Fourtitude »
      [Crickets] Man, that volleyball is just hovering above you. Somebody's gotta spike it. I won't, as I'm supposed to be a respectable admin, but man did you ever set that one up.

      I wasn't going to get the wife in on it, until i realized i need someone to hold the camera.

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      04-26-2005 12:08 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by gtivr4 »
      translation: we have no contacts of our own, please help!
      Translation: We have no script either, and we are too cheap to hire writers, so we figure this is a good cheap solution
      Translation: You wanna get paid? Well maybe, but only if you make us a lot of money first. Before that we are spending as little as possible. LA residents will get priority

      Well, if they want cynicism, I think we have a winner!
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    22. 04-26-2005 12:12 PM #22
      so who will be the Jesse Camp of the 'tex?

    23. 04-26-2005 12:16 PM #23
      Send in a tape!! you can do this.

    24. 04-26-2005 12:18 PM #24
      i actually might, have nothing to lose, there are others on here who i'd rather get it for i feel it'd make a better show but i doubt any of them are going to

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      04-26-2005 12:25 PM #25
      i would do it.....
      i've got a purty face and i can tell an intake from a can of oil.....
      you put oil in the intake right????
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    26. 04-26-2005 12:26 PM #26
      Due to the time.. just pass it on..
      the submission file can be downloaded at
      http://www.donnagrossmancasting.com/carshow.pdf

      good luck

    27. 04-26-2005 12:34 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by paulsb01 »
      100% wrong on all counts.

      Are you associated with the production?
      gtivr4 is right in all the wrong places. Reality shows don't save cash on writers - they need them - they save it on 'actors'.

    28. 04-26-2005 12:37 PM #28
      Yes... I work with the Casting Director.

    29. 04-26-2005 12:53 PM #29
      yeah i googled them, last night and picked up that he was wrong on all counts, i can also tell ya the show will likely be on discovery or tlc but i doubt i was suspossed to share that info

    30. 04-26-2005 03:21 PM #30
      Im def applying for this. I hope they are looking for a funny & sacractic ugly man....

    31. 04-26-2005 04:36 PM #31
      I might be more interested in this if I knew the direction of the show.
      If it's a serious car show, intended to woo people who really like cars, then yes, that's cool.
      If it's "pimp my ride" then no, it's not.

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      04-26-2005 04:50 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Taimar2 »
      I might be more interested in this if I knew the direction of the show.
      If it's a serious car show, intended to woo people who really like cars, then yes, that's cool.
      If it's "pimp my ride" then no, it's not.

      id host pimp my ride in a second if they paid me. id love to see anyone on this site who can claim they have a job that's more fun than xibit's and pays anywhere near as much
      as for this job, i might have to dig up a video camera

    33. 04-26-2005 04:51 PM #33
      Let's compromise.
      What if it's "pimp my race car"?

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      04-26-2005 05:39 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by juice »
      Let's compromise.
      What if it's "pimp my race car"?

      even better: "Race My Whip"
      huge, overweight, blinged out SUV's and sedans ridin on 20's+ try to go around a track as fast as possible. . . without brake fade or roll overs. Now there's a television venture I could rally behind! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      please find a quote.

    35. 04-26-2005 06:18 PM #35
      Quote, originally posted by zmt »
      even better: "Race My Whip"
      huge, overweight, blinged out SUV's and sedans ridin on 20's+ try to go around a track as fast as possible. . . without brake fade or roll overs. Now there's a television venture I could rally behind! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      they'd be going 10 mph.... pretty boring in my books.

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