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[03/24/14 - 01:30 PM]
Casting Begins for "Utopia," A Bold New Social Experiment, Coming Soon to FOX
The series is looking for motivated and adventurous people who possess the passion and determination to create and build a whole new world - just the way they want it!

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

A NEW WORLD IS COMING ... WILL YOU BE CHOSEN TO CREATE IT?

CASTING BEGINS FOR "UTOPIA," A BOLD NEW SOCIAL EXPERIMENT, COMING SOON TO FOX

Audition Now at http://utopiatv.com/

UTOPIA, FOX's bold new unscripted series that follows a group of everyday people creating their own new civilization, has begun a nationwide search for pioneers to become the first inhabitants of UTOPIA. The series is looking for motivated and adventurous people who possess the passion and determination to create and build a whole new world - just the way they want it! Entrants should express their ideals, beliefs, skill sets and vision for their interpretations of UTOPIA.

Participants must be a legal U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, at least 21 years of age (on March 24, 2014) and able to commit to a full year as a "Utopian" pioneer. Videos are limited to one submission per person. Please continue to visit http://utopiatv.com/ for updated submission rules, terms, conditions and additional casting information and events.

UTOPIA will follow 15 inhabitants as they leave their everyday lives to move to a beautiful, but isolated and undeveloped location - for up to an entire year - challenging them to create their own world. The series offers people from across America the chance to be part of a groundbreaking social experiment - the pioneers will make every decision about how they will live, work and what the rules and laws of UTOPIA will be.

With no existing power structures and limited amenities, these "pioneers" must draw on their own ideals and everything they know about societies around the world, to create a new one...will it be better? Will they rewrite the rules they have always lived by? Will they falter or prosper?

UTOPIA is a presentation of Talpa Media USA. The show is created by John de Mol ("Big Brother," "Deal Or No Deal," "Fear Factor," "The Voice"), who will also executive-produce.

About Talpa Holding (www.talpa.tv)

Talpa, based in Laren, the Netherlands, is the holding firm that incorporates John de Mol's media activities. The company focuses on several parts of the international media industry. Over the past few years, Talpa Holding has established itself as a full-service development, production and distribution company primarily for television programs. Talpa Content is the group's own creative development unit for television formats and multimedia concepts. Genres include reality, infotainment, entertainment, game shows, fiction and comedy. The portfolio also includes the occasional feature film. Talpa Productions is the group's in-house TV production unit. Talpa International is dedicated to the worldwide licensing of Talpa Content's formats and finished series. Talpa Media also has its own music division: Talpa Music (www.talpamusic.nl). Talpa Media Group is a shareholder in SBS Nederland (www.sbs.nl), which operates three TV stations, SBS6, NET5 and Veronica. Radio stations Radio 538 and Slam FM (www.radio538.nl) are also fully owned by Talpa. Next to this, Talpa holds a minority share in radio corporation 100% NL, which operates a station under the same name and one called Radio 10. In 2010, Talpa acquired a stake in successful Russian producer Mir Reality. In 2012, the company set up Talpa Media USA, its own production company in Los Angeles. Talpa also has 50-50 joint ventures with local production companies in key international television markets. The goal is to jointly produce programs in those markets based on Talpa formats and commissioned by local broadcasters. Examples of such partners are Shine France in Francophone European markets, Shine Australia in Australia and New Zealand, Nordisk Film TV for Scandinavia and Finland, Axel Springer's Schwartzkopff TV in Germany, and SPT Arabia for Northern Africa and the Middle East.





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