I have no idea if these are just myths or if this really happened as it was a bit before my time. However, I do know that in 2013 it takes a little more than that to land yourself a career in the industry. Reality shows have proven a way for people to get not only their foot in the door but their entire body.
In this case, I'm not talking about shows like The Voice or American Idol I'm talking about shows where people are famous just because they are seen. I'm not crazy about these shows as I've told many of you. I feel they exploit people.Or at least some of them do. However, when I got a call from producer Rebecca Resnick, producer from the 'Discovery Channel' at the end of last month, saying she was interested in coming to Nashville in hopes of filming a show about children and their families who are trying to break into the music industry, I didn't hang up the phone. ( I don't hang up on anybody...lol) I was interested.I actually like the shows The Discovery Channel puts on. My husband and I both are addicted to the gold mining show. Well, within 3 weeks we had a ton of well-deserving, highly talented and just good families that were waiting for their chance to be interviewed and auditioned
I was in San Antonio when the auditions/interviews started but was here for the Saturday ones. I know that there are still people waiting for their skype interviews. So, this is what I know....
Two of our people have been called back that I recommended and I know some are getting some first time skype interviews and a few people that Mike Jennings recommended were called back as well. That isn't bad. Everyone thinks that casting for this kind of reality show is just like casting for a play or being chosen to go to the next round of American Idol. It is completely different.
Every single character (person) and their family and everyone in their life, has to compliment (and that can mean actually compliment or bring tension to) the other people in the cast. It isn't about how much talent they have. I mean, of course that is a given. But just by being invited to the audition meant that YOU had enough talent to be on the show. Now they had to see what kind of chemistry you could bring.
People with more of a dramatic life probably have a better chance of getting to be on the show. IF...they know how to present it. If it doesn't hinder everybody else. This isn't something that anyone should be insulted about if it turns out they don't get chosen. Maybe they have the same beautiful hair as someone else they previously cast?....I don't know if that's the case but who's to say it isn't. THIS ONE WASN'T A TALENT COMPETITION. Really, Mike Jennings and I were trusted that everyone invited to audition had enough talent to do this.
More information is going to be coming out in the next few weeks so ...sit tight (yeah I know impossible when you are waiting) But, this really is such a great experience. A totally different kind of audition and interview. As far as my dealings with Ms. Resnick., I have no complaints. She was fun and professional. She seemed to genuinely love Nashville and the families we introduced her to. I do believe that this show, if it happens...(Which there is still no guarantee of) it will be entertaining and still tasteful. But, all of us being in on the ground floor, lets see what happens!
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