There are SO many ways to get cast on Reality TV these days. You can go to an Open Call near your home, apply via Online Submission, get recruited right off the street, or submit to a notice you run across on the web. All of these take a little legwork and – in the case of creating an audition video - a lot of time.
So today I want to help you streamline your Reality TV audition process and share with you a few really great websites that offer up a ton of Reality TV casting notices in one place, for free, everyday.
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Based out of New Zealand, StarNow is a top website for actors, musicians, models and reality TV hopefuls. It’s a great source to get info on Auditions and Casting Notices – and to put a profile up for Casting Directors to find you for projects. They are HUGE in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and are getting really big here in the US. They vet all of their notices to make sure they are legit and you can sign up for FREE right here. (They also have paid subscriptions starting at like $5 bucks a month that give you a ton of bells and whistles). These guys are going to be HUGE in the US very soon, so it definitely behooves you get signed up with them sooner rather than later.
These guys have been around for quite a while, offering up daily casting notices and a community to connect to other hopefuls to further increase the likelihood that you’ll get cast on a show. They have a voting system where other members can vote up their favorite people to get more exposure on the site. They also have interviews and videos featuring ex-Reality TV stars and industry folks offering up advice. The site is a little busy looking at times, but it has a ton of good info. Sign up for a free membership HERE, and you can also get a paid membership, too, at varying levels and prices.
This site is pretty quirky. It’s started out pretty small and is now getting bigger and bigger. The bulk of what it offers are notices for Industry Gigs, Music Gigs and Casting Gigs. They also are a good place to see what Events are happening around LA – and they usually offer a discount on entrance. It’s free to sign up HERE, and you’ll get daily emails with all the happenings. This site has the fewest Reality TV casting calls of the three I’ve mentioned, but it still has really great ones to choose from and offers a lot of info.
There are a TON more I could list, but these are the three I am most excited about these days – for both looking for talent for shows I’m casting and for the way they are helping people with their reality TV dreams.
Go forth and make magic happen!
THE PRICE IS RIGHT IS LOOKING NATIONWIDE FOR ITS FIRST MALE MODEL!
If you’re like me, then this is a dream come true! Who wouldn’t want to be a model on The Price Is Right?!
Here are the DEETS:
The longest-running game show in history, CBS The Price Is Right, is launching its first-ever male model search with portions of the vetting process airing as a web series! At the end of the search, one lucky guy will be selected to join the Price Is Right team!
You must be at least 21 years of age.
You must bring a recent head and body shot photos to the interview…. which are:
Wednesday, August 15th – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Friday, August 17th – 5:00PM – 7:00PM
4000 W. Alameda Ave, 4th Floor. Burbank, CA
On Sept. 28, as up to six finalists will be announced on The Price Is Right, and the five-episode web series will launch (at PriceIsRight.com and YouTube.com/PriceIsRight), showing the hopefuls engaging in assorted challenges. Viewers will then have until Oct. 4 to vote for their pick!
Remember… dreams do come true on this show:
Millionaire is back for Season 11!
I already went on the show and won a bunch of loot, so I’m out for the count this season.
But you should go for it… and if you want to know HOW I GOT ON THE SHOW… pick up my book Me On TV on Amazon, available starting today!
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In the wacky world of reality TV, you just never know what shows might fit your situation. Case and point, my dear friend Jill just sent me this posting for a new show she’s working on. If you’re living in an awkward situation with a former sweetie, here’s your chance to get out of it!
CASTING COUPLES WHO ARE SEPARATED, DIVORCING OR DIVORCED AND STILL LIVING TOGETHER!
Are you or someone you know in a living situation because financially it’s too hard to go it alone? We’re casting people who are separated, getting a divorce or divorced and still living with their ex. Have you dreamt of pursuing a goal such as as performing, singing, dancing, cooking, changing careers or starting your own business, but you’re held back because of financial obligations with your divorce?
Do you want to move on with your life and your goals, but you can’t because of your ties and living arrangements with your ex? We can help!
This is a very thoughtful show for a major news network. Is it hard to move forward when you’re still trying to pay a mortgage or get out from being underwater on your payments? Are you stuck in a rental situation you can’t afford on your own? We want to hear everyone’s stories and help the people move forward in their lives and their goals.
Please feel free to e-mail this or share this with your friends or family members. This is a wonderful show that will explore the current state of relationships in this hard hit economy.
Please e-mail me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
No surprise here. Reality TV shows should not make it so hard to apply!
X Factor USA auditions have been extended an additional 21 days. I’m sure this decision was made after the X Factor Casting Director looked up and saw that NO ONE had auditioned for the show because the software they’re using sucks! I mean, who wants to endure the wrath of an angry Simon Cowell!?
This is very good news for all you hopefuls out there. Get to it! And Good Luck!
To every X Factor reality tv hopeful who waited until the last minute to apply – get on it!.
The X Factor USA Season Two deadline is tomorrow, April 27, and it may take you that long to get your audition done… if you start right now. No, not because you’re slow – but because the software you are forced to audition with on the X Factor USA auditioning site is, well, simply atrocious.
I spent five hours last night with a friend on her X Factor USA audition. One hour was spent coaching her on the actual audition, the other four were spent trying to get the stupid site to work!
I’m from the Northwest, so I have to give my reality tv hometown homies a heads up: Big Brother is coming to the greater Seattle area. They’re on the hunt to cast Big Brother 14 hopefuls.
You’ll find more Open Call info inside, and get a chance to nab never before revealed Open Call tips and tricks from yours truly.
Funny post from my homies at Reality Nation.
Here’s my two cents: from a Casting Director’s POV, simply casting the second place winner from the previous season is an easy breezy way to get the job done – and have a built in fan base. I think in the past it worked for a while. But how many second place winners can you keep choosing before you get to the bottom of the wine barrel?
Keep reading to see if you’re ripe and ready to be the next Bachelor or Bachelorette.. and find out how to apply!
Way to go, Bachelor Pad!!
In a fun, new twist, ABC is now casting NEVER BEFORE SEEN ladies and gents to throw in the mix (re: the lion’s den!) with former Bachelor and Bachelorette cast memebers for the next season of Bachelor Pad!
This should be interesting. (And, as always, produce the most dramatic rose ceremonies ever.)
Not only will Bachelor and Bachelorette old timers be totally pissed having compete against newbies, you know there will be serious drama between the two camps, major scandals, and high octane hot tub hook up action.
That said… if you think you have what it takes to battle it out against the Vienna’s and Courtney’s of the world… APPLY HERE!!
Big Brother is back and looking for the next big winner. To apply, the process looks easy breezy – just go their website, fill out the form, upload a video and wait for that call, right?
Not so fast.
Yes, they’ve streamlined the application process – but that isn’t to make it easier on you.
It’s to make it easier on them.
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