Casting for a New NBC Show for Seniors
I read this on Senior Planet - so for anyone who might be interested:
Have you ever watched NBC’s hit show “Little Big Shots,” in which Steve Harvey introduces kids who have special talents or unusual interests (a 5-year-old who’s obsessed with Abraham Lincoln, a guitar prodigy, a young ballet duo)?
Now, the show’s executive producers want to make a senior version and they’re looking for older people to showcase.
Who they’re looking for The show’s producers are looking for men and women based anywhere who are between the ages of 70 and 105 and, in the producers’ words, are “talented, quirky, fun and entertaining.” Unlike “Little Big Shots,” the new show will focus not just on talent, but also on inspiring stories, dynamic personalities and unique wisdom. (You can read more about the show here.)
We (Senior Planet) spoke with a producer for the show who assured us that the objective is not to show seniors as “adorable” or wacky.
How it works The casting will be done virtually: You’ll be asked to upload a short video of yourself and if you’re shortlisted, you’ll be scheduled to participate in a Skype interview. If you’re selected for the show, you’ll be flown out to Los Angeles for filming during the spring, all expenses paid; you’ll also be paid a standard SAG AFTRA rate.
Contact Send your name, age and a brief introduction of yourself, as well as any video or YouTube links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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