U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

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U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby Guest » April 23rd, 2004, 7:03 pm

WE ARE A TELEVISION SHOW THAT WILL BE SEEN IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WORLDWIDE SEARCHING FOR THE BEST IN ALL DISCIPLINES OF MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ALL PERFORMERS AND OWNERS OF UNIQUE ILLUSIONS!

THIS IS NOT A CONTEST!!! WE ARE TRAVELING BOTH COASTS EAST AND WEST AND CERTAIN CITIES IN-BETWEEN FEATURING THE BEST MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS THIS COUNTRY HAS.

ALL SUBMISSIONS (Tapes/ Written Materials) SHOULD ARRIVE NO LATER THAN MAY 7, 2004

**For Submission details please EMAIL US AT: magicsearch2004@yahoo.com**

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby opie » April 23rd, 2004, 7:23 pm

What is the name of your production company? What is your web address? What will you do with the videos submitted? Where is your "brick and morter" facility?

You might want to post a copy of the "release" that you are asking people to sign....

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby David Nethery » April 23rd, 2004, 7:33 pm

Right ........ you're producing a television show that will be seen by millions , but you have a Yahoo email address .
(not that there's anything wrong with that )

Ok. What's the name of the production company ?

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby Guest » April 24th, 2004, 5:35 am

I know Mr. Carifo, and he knows whereof he speaks.

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby opie » April 24th, 2004, 7:44 am

Yeah, but do you know Ms. Jennifer?

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby Guest » April 24th, 2004, 11:22 am

Originally posted by opie:
Yeah, but do you know Ms. Jennifer?

opie
No, but I knew Jack Kennedy, and she's no Jack Kennedy! [circa 1988] :D

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby opie » April 24th, 2004, 12:56 pm

tsk tsk.....I wish I were wrong about Jenny, but I don't think so....

What a cool way to get people to send you videos and stuff....

She came screaming into Magic and Illusion, and she would not provide any more information than she has here....

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby Christopher Starr » April 24th, 2004, 2:36 pm

Thanks, Mr. Carifo, for clearing that up. My initial reaction was similar to opie's, but I realize that the process has to work like that. It is a constant crapshoot for some performers to submit themselves to these anonymous audtion calls. I guess once you are well known enough, "they" will come directly to you.

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby opie » April 24th, 2004, 5:57 pm

We shall see. If she was serious, she would have elaborated somewhat and at least presented some credentials. I might be wrong, but I don't think so. They always want more people than they can use. I have been an extra in a dozen or so movies, and the casting folks always seem to want/need more than they get.

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby Steve V » April 24th, 2004, 9:50 pm

Like I said in my deleted post, who stole my idea?
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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby David Alexander » April 25th, 2004, 11:53 am

As I said in a post on the close-up section, the "release" has you giving your ideas, video, pics, whatever, to the production company without compensation, other than a "special thanks" in the credits. How generous!

The phone number provided to me reverses to:
http://www.populararts.com/about_flash.asp

They begin by trying to get material from everyone they can for free. A demo video (without a release) is one thing....ideas and full acts are something else. Obviously, they think there are a large number of magicians so anxious to be on TV that they'll give their stuff away for the "exposure."

They're probably right.

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Re: U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

Postby opie » April 25th, 2004, 6:50 pm

Wow! I love being psycho....opie


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