U.S. Television Networks seeks Magicians for new show

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Postby Guest » 04/23/04 07:03 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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Postby opie » 04/23/04 07:23 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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Postby David Nethery » 04/23/04 07:33 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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Postby Guest » 04/24/04 05:35 AM

I know Mr. Carifo, and he knows whereof he speaks.
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Postby opie » 04/24/04 07:44 AM

Yeah, but do you know Ms. Jennifer?

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Postby Guest » 04/24/04 11:22 AM

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

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No, but I knew Jack Kennedy, and she's no Jack Kennedy! [circa 1988] :D
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Postby opie » 04/24/04 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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Postby Christopher Starr » 04/24/04 02:36 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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Postby opie » 04/24/04 05:57 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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Postby Steve V » 04/24/04 09:50 PM

Like I said in my deleted post, who stole my idea?
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Postby David Alexander » 04/25/04 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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Postby opie » 04/25/04 06:50 PM

Wow! I love being psycho....opie
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