March 15, 2007 12:14 AM by Joe Reality
Producers of "American Inventor" are coming to a major city near you as
they get ready to kick off the second season of the popular ABC
program. A nationwide search to discover the ultimate in homespun
ingenuity will make one struggling inventor’s dream come true with a
grand prize of one million dollars. Last year’s champion, Janusz
Liberkowski, a Polish immigrant inventor from Los Gatos, California, is
currently working with a major car seat manufacturer to try to bring
his infant car seat invention — the Anecia Survival Capsule — to
market. "American Inventor" will have its season premiere WEDNESDAY,
JUNE 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The biggest search for America’s best new invention will take place in various cities across the country, at locations that speak to the spirit of ingenuity and innovation. Initial audition cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Orlando and Houston. Each week during the first six episodes, one winner will be chosen by a panel of judges and given $ 50,000 seed money to further develop and refine his/her product for the semifinal round. Auditions are open to both individuals and teams, and contestants need only enter with a sketch, a prototype or even a simple concept. Most importantly, the invention must be something that can be mass produced and sold to consumers in a retail outlet. In the end, it will be up to the American public to call in and place their votes for the invention they feel is worthy of the coveted grand prize. Casting calls will be held in the following six cities:
March 18, 2007
Los Angeles Convention Center
March 25, 2007
March 31, 2007
New York City
April 4, 2007
Broad Street Ballroom
April 9, 2007
April 13, 2007
For more information, such as applications, eligibility requirements, dates and addresses for the nationwide casting calls, please go to www.AmericanInventor.tv or call (888) 703-7728. PLEASE NOTE: This competition is subject to applicable rules, which are subject to modification at any time in the producer’s discretion.
"American Inventor" celebrates the spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Auditions are open to anyone of any age with a great idea, but all person(s) under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No invention is too big or too small. So if you believe you have the next great product, grab your invention and join us at one of our auditions.