January 14, 2006 04:09 PM by Joe Blackmon
Starz Entertainment Group (SEG) has begun “Looking for Stars” with a national casting call to find a new talent to cast in a speaking role in an upcoming Revolution Studios major motion picture. The Starz original series “Looking for Stars” will document the contestants’ journey from their first auditions through the winner’s appearance in the star-driven big budget Revolution Studios film.
Starz invites interested parties to log onto starz.com and print an application. Applications will be available through February 21 and selected applicants will be asked to participate in one of four auditions. In March and April a team of industry professionals will judge these applicants during the auditions held in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando and Kansas City, Kan.
“Our partnership with Revolution Studios allows us to inspire and encourage undiscovered talent across the nation with real prospects for a shot at appearing in a major motion picture,” said David Charmatz, senior vice president of channel management for SEG. ” ‘Looking for Stars’ will bring to life the drama that’s part of what it takes to pursue a showbiz career.”
Two finalists from each city will be flown to Los Angeles for the final audition in front of a panel of industry veterans. The grand prize winner will receive a trip to the set of the 2006 Revolution Studios major motion picture and a speaking role in the film.
“Looking for Stars” is SEG’s first foray into original serialized short-form programming. The program will begin airing on Starz in spring of 2006. The competition is sponsored by SEG in association with Revolution Studios.