November 22, 2010 11:00 AM by Shayla Perry
If you’re hoping to break into the entertainment industry, things just got a little easier, and you have Paula Abdul to thank for that. Abdul, who will appear her own reality show, Live to Dance, has just launched a new website to help people connect with casting directors, producers, and more! Want more info? Keep reading!
Paula Abdul of CBS’ Live to Dance is making it easier for people who want to be on TV to get noticed. The former American Idol judge has just launched AuditionBooth.com, a website that connects talent hopefuls with casting directors, producers, managers, and more, giving them to opportunity to be selected to work on projects like TV shows, online videos, and/or brand campaigns.
“I’ve spent so much time throughout my career nurturing great talent, some of whom have realized their dreams and some of whom haven’t been as lucky,” Paula tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The fact is though that in some cases the only difference has been opportunity–that is what AuditionBooth is about–the opportunity.”
Already, Telemundo, Reveille, Screenvision, MasterChef and Dots (a women’s clothing firm that’s currently working with former Idol winner, Jordin Sparks on a campaign) are among the first to offer auditions through the website, which allows casting directors to search for and view submissions based on different criteria, and the talent to respond to questions and record videos via webcams.
Abdul, who’s not only the co-founder of the site, but also an equity partner and board member, says her hope is that the website will provide “fresh new personalities” for the entertainment industry.
Paula Abdul’s Live to Dance is set to premiere Tuesday January 4 on CBS.
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