Looking for the next travel/foodie star!

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cynthiacasting
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Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Wed, 03/7/12 4:14 PM
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Think you’re the next foodie/travel star? Think you can host your own series and draw in an audience with your passion for food and travel? Show us what you got. This is for a national cable network.
 
Submit a 2-3 minute casting video. The video should take us on a brief food and travel journey of your choice, be yourself, we want to see your personality come through. Please state your name at the beginning of the video. Submit by March 11 or earlier to be considered. Only submissions with video will be considered. Submit to . Thanks!
 
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Sex (Male/Female)
  4. City/State of residence
  5. Email
  6. Phone
  7. Marital Status
  8. Describe your family and living situation (children and ages, etc)
  9. Current and previous jobs (food or non-food related
 
YOUR FOOD AND TRAVEL BACKGROUND
  1. Have you ever been on a TV show, pilot, series or Internet webisodes? Please explain.
  2. Have you ever published anything about food/travel? Please explain.
  3. Do you have any online video links of your food/travel experiences? (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  4. Do you have a food blog? If yes:
    1. Please supply URL
    2. How many months/years have you been blogging?
    3. How many subscribers do you currently have?
    4. Do you have a Twitter/Facebook page devoted to food? If yes:
      1. How many Twitter and Facebook friends do you have?
      2. Do you post on Yelp or Urban Spoon about food? If yes:
        1. How often?
        2. Please supply links to some of your posts
        3. Do you have any experience as a chef or a cook? Please explain.
        4. How many times a week do you eat out?
        5. What would you describe your food niche to be?
        6. What makes you a unique food/travel enthusiast?
        7. How did you get passionate about food and traveling?
        8. What would you bring to an audience that is different than what’s already on TV?
 
MORE ABOUT YOU
  1. How would you describe your personality? How would your friends describe you?
  2. Describe any special interests, hobbies, group affiliations or other talents we should know about.
 
 
 
 

Foodbme
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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Wed, 03/7/12 7:16 PM
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Buffetbuster and WanderingJew
You two should enter as a team!
You two could be the next "Two Fat Lady's" of BBC fame!
(Not saying you're fat or anything)
Just two guys traveling the USA having fun!
<message edited by Foodbme on Wed, 03/7/12 7:21 PM>

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Wed, 03/7/12 7:34 PM
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I LIKE THAT IDEA!

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Wed, 03/7/12 7:47 PM
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Thanks for thinking of me guys
 
but I'm quite happy being an unknown insurance adjuster.
 
Besides imagine what it would it would do to my non winter (yes I'll admit I pudge up a little in thewinter- but just a little) fit/trim boyish figure
 
I'll throw in the hat for  TTM and Buffetbuster.

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Thu, 03/8/12 3:24 PM
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Does this mean I have to bleach my hair blonde and come up with some snappy catch phrases?

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Thu, 03/8/12 3:28 PM
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And wear your sunglasses on the back of your head.
 
Buddy

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Thu, 03/8/12 3:43 PM
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You're focusing on the negatives.  Look at the bright side....
 

FOOD GROUPIES!


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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Thu, 03/8/12 3:56 PM
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buffetbuster

Does this mean I have to bleach my hair blonde and come up with some snappy catch phrases?

AND Spike it---
AND Get some Bling---Gotta have Bling
AND a '66 Mustang Convertable
AND Flip Flops too

Foodbme
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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Thu, 03/8/12 4:00 PM
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The Travelin Man

You're focusing on the negatives.  Look at the bright side....
FOOD GROUPIES!




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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Fri, 03/9/12 9:52 AM
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I think after the Nashville trip it should be CTD and BB.
 
Sorry Dale you are no hoover vaccum like those two.
 
You could be the occaisional drop in visitor with a great segment on lutefisk.

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Fri, 03/9/12 11:14 AM
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Foodbme


Buffetbuster and WanderingJew
You two should enter as a team!
You two could be the next "Two Fat Lady's" of BBC fame!


Or the next Grannies on Safari!

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Fri, 03/9/12 9:00 PM
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Don't try to dodge it Buddy.  You are the man for this one.

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Fri, 03/9/12 10:50 PM
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Looks like too much paperwork to be filled out in the first post.  Plus, I don't have a video camera for the audition.  Otherwise I'd go for it.
 
I dunno.  Maybe.
 
Buddy
<message edited by BuddyRoadhouse on Fri, 03/9/12 10:51 PM>

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Fri, 03/9/12 11:01 PM
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Now we know why you are shopping a fancy new hairstyle!!!

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Sat, 03/10/12 12:56 AM
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No problem Buddy.
 
I'll fill out the app.  Lucy can bleach you & spike you.  And someone can shove you in front of the WGN cameras.

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Sat, 03/10/12 2:24 AM
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Problem: Because this was cynthiacastings first post, the website with the info for submitting the video didn't show up.  So I guess I can't be the next travel/foodie star.
 
Of course, if she wants me that bad she can send me a PM with the information.
 
Buddy

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 3:20 PM
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Actually that's a Camero, not a Muskrat...uh...er...I mean Mustang...
 
IF anybody's seriously interested that could always send her a PM, and let her know the URL was blanked out (in case she doesn't already know it)...
 
Don't even think of putting jellybeans in your cupcakes...it's already been done (that's how Guy won his contest)...
 
Being in front of the camera is the wrong place for me, but, I *do* admire the production skills involved with the shows they produce in general, and the DDD show in particular...such as the rock-surf music in the background, the camera shots, and the excellent editing...and an extrovert talking head (host)...the production Directors really make it stand out in comparison to the typical cooking shows...as a broadcast professional, I can appreciate all that goes into it...(my best skill, aside from being a radio DJ, is a video editor)...
 
Imagine Julia Childs cooking shows jazzed up by the DDD production team...(???)
 
Would she drive a Peugeot, wear an apron from the French Laundry, and bling from Tiffany...???
 
 

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 3:42 PM
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BuddyRoadhouse
    Looks like too much paperwork to be filled out in the first post.   

 
I think those questions are reasonable considering it's a casting "cattle call"...they really want somebody who is not only a "foodie" but also outgoing enough to have already established at least some kind of presence, even if only online...
 
BuddyRoadhouse
     Plus, I don't have a video camera for the audition. 


Borrow, rent, or buy one...they're not that expensive these days...did you know that a feature movie was made with a (highly tricked out) smart phone camera...???  Granted that had a super high quality modified broadcast lens and a special eyepiece that fed a video recorder...
 
1 out of 1,000 persons WILL be able to answer those questions with ease...and if you gather up 100 of these type people, a handful will actually have what it REALLY takes...
 
Have you noticed that even some of the "losers" of those chopped and network star shows end up with a Tv show...???  They might not "win" but still have enough skills that can be built upon...usually they just need to grow as "Talent"  i.e  look at the camera more, include the name of the show / network more often, be able to read off a teleprompter (not a natural skill, but can be learned)...not everybody is a great chef and not everybody is a "natural" when it comes to being Talent, so being a combination of the two does require work, insight, introspection, talent, curiosity, and dedication...not impossible for the right person...

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 3:56 PM
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Foodbme


buffetbuster

Does this mean I have to bleach my hair blonde and come up with some snappy catch phrases?

AND Spike it---
AND Get some Bling---Gotta have Bling
AND a '66 Mustang Convertable
AND Flip Flops too

Don't forget the tattoos.

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 4:21 PM
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You can tell the vintage of his shows by how many tattoos on his arms...
 
I speculate that the '67 Camero is flat bed trucked from location to location...no plate on the front means it's not street legal for California, so I don't know what state it's registered in...perhaps they draw a 1 day DMV permit for each location from whatever state they're in (???)...the car is his trademark so I think it's not run on the street very much from one shooting (filming) location to the next...
 
He's a native of Ferndale (Humboldt County) and lives in the Santa Rosa area (Sonoma County) where he has a couple of restaurants...

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 5:44 PM
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You can submit your audition videos at cynthia@bciitv.com!

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 8:31 PM
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cynthiacasting

You can submit your audition videos at cynthia@bciitv.com!

Googled http://www.bciitv.com/our-shows/
They are for real. Step forward Roadfooders!

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 10:00 PM
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BuddyRoadhouse


Problem: Because this was cynthiacastings first post, the website with the info for submitting the video didn't show up.  So I guess I can't be the next travel/foodie star.

Of course, if she wants me that bad she can send me a PM with the information.

Buddy

And your first episode could be pie and barbecue at my place.

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Tue, 03/13/12 10:21 PM
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And if you become a TV star you can't forget us here on roadfood! I would miss all of the excellent trip reports.

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Re:Looking for the next travel/foodie star! - Wed, 03/14/12 5:39 AM
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Ah...pies...the other dessert...
 
Seems that with all these cake oriented shows that pies are being forgotten...
 
I recently had some blackberry pie, and enjoyed every bite...