ABC announces casting call for Shark Tank

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June 1st, 2009

not something we'd probably normally post, but I know we have a few readers who think they have ideas that should make them rich.  Via ABC press release:

DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT GREAT MONEYMAKING BUSINESS OR IDEA?

IF SO, APPLY TO ENTER THE "Shark Tank," A NEW REALITY SERIES ON ABC-TV

Initial Audition Cities Include Los Angeles, Orlando, Chicago and New York

From the Producer of "The Apprentice" and "Survivor," Mark Burnett

The producers of the new ABC reality series "Shark Tank" are on a nationwide search to discover the next successful - and possibly wealthy - entrepreneurs, inventors, businesspersons, dreamers, promoters, creators and innovators. In each episode, budding entrepreneurs are given the unprecedented chance to make their business ideas come true. The show will premiere over the summer following the special 10th anniversary primetime return of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

If you feel you have a lucrative business idea but just can't seem to secure the financial backing to get it off the ground, then "Shark Tank" is just the show for you. Casting is looking for aspiring entrepreneurs who can pitch their breakthrough business concepts, products, properties and services to moguls in hopes of landing investment funds. If selected, five real-life, tough investors could be willing to part with their own hard-earned cash and give you the funding you need to jumpstart your idea. But the investors, also known as Sharks, aren't just out to invest; they too have a goal -- to own a piece of your next big idea.

There are two ways to apply for your chance to enter the "Shark Tank" and see if your idea survives:

  • Email us at SharkTankCasting@yahoo.com. Be sure to include your name, age, contact info, a recent photo (no larger than 1 MB) and a brief description of your idea.
  • You can also apply by attending one of our open calls. This is your opportunity to meet face to face with the "Shark Tank" casting teams. Download and complete the application at http://abc.go.com/primetime/sharktank/index?pn=casting&12, and bring it with you. Plan to arrive early. Be advised that security may check your bag and you are responsible for your own parking. We do not validate. For more information and terms and conditions go to abc.com.

Casting calls will be held in the following four cities:

LOS ANGELES

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown

711 S. Hope St.

Los Angeles, CA

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

ORLANDO

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

Sheraton Hotel Orlando Downtown

60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.

Orlando, FL 32804

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NEW YORK

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams St.

Brooklyn, NY 11201

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CHICAGO

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown/Lakefront

511 N. Columbus Dr.

Chicago, IL 60611

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Your business idea should be top-notch and something the Sharks will really want to sink their teeth into and might even spark a bidding war between them. Who knows - you could be the fortunate entrepreneur who gets the Sharks to reveal the true level of their interest and bid up the price of your investment!

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of "Shark Tank," based on the Japanese "Dragons' Den" format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is from Sony Pictures Television.

 
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