OXYGEN MEDIA ANNOUNCES OPEN CASTING CALLS FOR "THE GLEE PROJECT"
Open Calls Kick-Off in Chicago December 18 & 19
Log-On to http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com for Additional Information and Eligibility Requirements
NEW YORK - November 16, 2010 - Oxygen Media and Casting Duo, in association with Robert Ulrich, casting director of "Glee," will begin the casting search for "The Glee Project" with open calls in Chicago on Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19 and in Dallas on Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9. Aside from these open calls, the team will also be reaching out to the next wave of professional performers through official industry channels in order to ensure everyone is included in this opportunity. "The Glee Project," where performers will compete for a multi-episode guest-starring role on season three of hit series "Glee," will premiere on Oxygen in June 2011.
Oxygen is looking for talented young men and women with strong vocal, acting, dancing abilities and big 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 to the production in or about January through April 2011 and be willing to travel as part of production.
Additional information about the casting calls, prizing, eligibility as well as a list of approved audition songs can be found at http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com. In addition, the website will have photos of the "Glee" cast, "Glee" trivia, fan blogs and message boards.
All of the 34,000 applications submitted through the earlier MySpace/"Glee" auditions have now been processed and the shortlisted applicants will be contacted by Friday, November 19. Applicants who are not shortlisted may still choose to attend an open call. Please go to http://thegleeproject.oxygen.com for more information and to pre-register for the casting call you plan to attend.
About Casting Duo
Casting Duo is the full service casting company founded by Randy Bernstein and Danielle Harrington. With over 50 projects successfully cast, Casting Duo has proven itself as one of the premier casting agencies by consistently sourcing and identifying some of the most memorable characters on TV today. Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi, Project Runway's Christian Siriano, and Tabatha Coffey of Shear Genius and Tabatha's Salon Takeover are just a few of the dynamic personalities they've discovered.
About Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting
Robert Ulrich's company Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting has worked with a staggering array of producers over 21 years in the business including: Francis Ford Coppola, Jerry Bruckheimer, James Cameron, Ron Howard, Wolfgang Peterson, Anne Rice, Steven Bochco, Aaron Spelling, Gail Berman, Joel Surnow, Jodie Foster and Ryan Murphy. For Glee they have been nominated for an Emmy for Best Television Comedy Series and for a Casting Society of America (CSA) award for Best Television Comedy Series. They have also won a CSA award for Best Comedy Television Pilot, and a Media Access Award for Casting Actors with Disabilities.
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 "Bad Girls Club," "Hair Battle Spectacular," and "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood," the growing cable network is the premiere 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 OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad, as well as innovative tools shopOholic, makeOvermatic and tweetOverse. Oxygen is available in 76 million homes and online at www.oxygen.com or on mobile devices at wap.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBC Universal.