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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #225 on: October 06, 2014, 10:54:17 AM »
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #226 on: October 20, 2014, 11:43:10 PM »
OOH, How exciting, hope to see you on the race.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #227 on: October 21, 2014, 02:52:29 PM »
I have a few questions for anyone involved in production/casting (georgia peach?). I am new and have searched but not found much other than links to videos and articles. Those are great, but just looking for a little personal advice.
If you do get cast on the show, what can you tell your boss? I think I could get the time off, but hate to lie to him.
I am part of a married couple. I am a doctor who enjoys pole dancing and triathlons, my husband is a retired army officer,semi-pro poker player and we are both pretty short and fit. We think we are pretty interesting, but when we sit and look at the camera we kind of clam up. We are trying to come up with interesting ways to demonstrate how we relate to one another, in 3 minutes, without being too scripted...

Thanks!
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #228 on: October 21, 2014, 03:04:21 PM »
CAST THIS WOMAN!!

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« Reply #229 on: October 21, 2014, 03:04:55 PM »
CAST THIS WOMAN!!

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #230 on: October 21, 2014, 04:45:20 PM »
Welcome to RFF, postratton! :bigwelcome

First, let me just say that I am NOT affiliated in any way with CBS, WRP, or casting. (and never have been)

But I am always glad to help in any way I can!

I wouldn't worry to much about your boss, many have had to be asked to sign NDA's.

But your video is crucial...one of the things casting looks for IS people who are comfortable in front of a camera. Because you will be being filmed for 21+ days, there is no time for a learning curve, so you need to be able to communicate well on camera. So doing whatever it takes to get a good video is important!

I'll send you a message, okay?
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #231 on: October 21, 2014, 04:52:33 PM »
Thanks GP! I read some of your posts and figured out that you weren't actually affiliated with the show... sorry! Yes I look forward to your message.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #233 on: October 30, 2014, 05:52:16 PM »
Season 27 applications are up!!

http://www.theamazingracecasting.com/
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #234 on: November 12, 2014, 08:12:03 PM »
I guess this is related to TAR27 and beyond:

Erika Landin ‏@erikabb4
I'm back casting for The Amazing Race! If you think you have what it takes to win go to:… http://instagram.com/p/vUo401MDYS/
https://twitter.com/erikabb4/status/532715635260661760

erikabb4
I'm back casting for The Amazing Race! If you think you have what it takes to win go to: theamazingracecasting.com or send me a pic and short bio to erikalandin@yahoo.com include why you would be amazing on our show!
http://instagram.com/p/vUo401MDYS/


I forget what other seasons Erika was involved in? 


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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #235 on: November 17, 2014, 07:57:19 AM »
I guess this is related to TAR27 and beyond:

Erika Landin ‏@erikabb4
I'm back casting for The Amazing Race! If you think you have what it takes to win go to:… http://instagram.com/p/vUo401MDYS/
https://twitter.com/erikabb4/status/532715635260661760

erikabb4
I'm back casting for The Amazing Race! If you think you have what it takes to win go to: theamazingracecasting.com or send me a pic and short bio to erikalandin@yahoo.com include why you would be amazing on our show!
http://instagram.com/p/vUo401MDYS/

I forget what other seasons Erika was involved in?

based on wikipedia, she was casting for season 9-12 but didnt get through. Maybe she try again, hopefully get through this time :)

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« Reply #236 on: November 17, 2014, 01:05:44 PM »
She is PRODUCTION, casting. NOT an applicant.
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #237 on: November 19, 2014, 12:43:55 PM »
There is a new casting call listed on http://www.theamazingracecasting.com/opencastingcalls

It actually seems really cool! There are challenges that you must complete in order to earn a stamp in your passport. You must have all 4 stamps in your passport before you can audition!

December 5th in the Boston area.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/amazing-race-casting-call-december-5th-at-wachusett-mountain/



Also, on a different note, what does everyone think about emailing Erika Landin versus applying online, and/or doing both?

It just strikes me to be odd that she wants people to email her, instead of just directing them to the online app. ???

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #238 on: November 20, 2014, 10:27:48 AM »
If I were applying, I would email her and fill out the online application. I would do anything to get my name heard more often.
What a cool casting call! Wish I were there!

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #240 on: January 12, 2015, 05:40:02 PM »
Casting call in Denver, Colorado January 22nd.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/amazingraceopencall/

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #241 on: January 22, 2015, 01:55:33 PM »
Lynne Spillman on casting:

 http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/f7mjc7b2pe/Survivor_Oz_-_Lynne_Spillman_Interview.mp3

via Survivor OZ

When it comes to the person who has been more responsible for putting each player you have ever seen on Survivor, there is nobody else you need to look for than Lynne Spillman. A casting director for close to 20 years, Lynne has been involved in the casting of every single contestant from the show and has seen the show develop from piles of VHS tapes on her desk right through to the modern days of paperless applications. And in a rare interview, Lynne reveals her thoughts on the cast of the new season of Worlds Apart and why they might just be the closest cast ever assembled, and going over details from which player was recruited twice and just how close we are to an all winners season.

 

Lynne is heavily involved in the world of casting for CBS and alongside Survivor she also is the casting director for The Amazing Race. This experience has seen her cast close to 1000 people on reality TV, and her experience is second to none.

In our chat with Lynne, she talks about the cast for the upcoming Worlds Apart, why she gets emotional over the earlier seasons, the process of casting for a ‘twist’, how close season 30 was to being all returning players, which legendary player she fought hard for to be on the show who Mark Burnett didn’t want on initially, why she is the worst person to go anywhere with in public, which season has her favourite cast of all time, whether The Amazing Race or Survivor is harder to cast for, which contestant she recruited twice before his season, which player she wants to return the most, the truth behind Amber returning for All-Stars instead of Elisabeth and giving advice on becoming a casting agent and cross over casting between The Amazing Race and Survivor.

https://survivoroz.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/lynne-spillman-interview/
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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #242 on: February 09, 2015, 12:08:18 PM »
What do you think about the ongoing casting of singles?

We are looking for TEAMS of TWO: all types of relationships, not limited to dating couples only AND SINGLES (ready for the blind date of a lifetime!)     

Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, follow the steps below:

If applying as a team:

Step 1 - Make a video (be sure to focus on relationship positives and negatives). We love banter!!

Step 2 - Save an upclose picture of you and your teammate to your computer, so it is ready when you apply online.

Step 3 - Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and pictures.

Step 4 - We'll contact you by phone or email if we want to move forward in the casting process with you.

If applying as a single:

Step 1 - Make a video. We love people who show their personality! Make sure to have lots of energy and shoot the video when you are at your best.

Step 2 - Save an upclose picture of yourself to your computer so it is ready when you apply online.

Step 3 - Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and picture.

Step 4 - We'll contact you by phone or email if we want to move forward in the casting process with you.

Thank you!


http://theamazingracecasting.com/home




To me I don't like it, for so long they have stressed that you shouldn't apply with someone you have just met because this is a show about "relationships"  I know this season coming up had some blind dates, maybe the producers saw something they liked watching teams who had just met compete, but I don't like it.

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #243 on: February 09, 2015, 01:26:04 PM »
I have made my peace with this season. As much as I hated the idea...The cast is awesome and I fully expect that things will be okay in TAR 26 land.

Would I want this again?  Not particularly.

I would MUCH prefer having us focus on existing relationships. There are so many things besides dating couples. I would love to see more families...cousins, inlaws, godparents, the options are endless. We need more age differences, more F/F teams, as well as general top-notch  players.

But we know from the upfronts that CBS brass wanted some changes. Going after singles again is telling us that they clearly like what they see in 26.... so that is good news. Glad to see they have faith in 27. Guess we'll see re the team/no-team makeups.


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« Reply #244 on: February 26, 2015, 02:00:54 PM »
Love the reality show “Amazing Race?”.




Head down to Mohegan Sun on April 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. where WFSB is hosting a casting call for the popular reality show hosted by Phil Keoghan.

And as an added bonus, former West Hartford residents Natalie Anderson (who won last season’s “Survivor: San Juan del Sur”) and twin sister, Nadiya Anderson, who were also both on the 21st season of “The Amazing Race,” will be featured guests at the casting session.

More info here:

http://www.courant.com/java/hc-amazing-race-casting-call-at-mohegan-sun-20150226-story.html




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« Reply #245 on: March 15, 2015, 01:22:58 PM »
Great article!

For LINKS: read it here: http://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/002171.html

Update on how to apply for "The Amazing Race"

This column with links:
http://hasbrouck.org/blog/archives/002171.html

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Nagano (Japan) - Phuket (Thailand)

This season's broadcasts of "The Amazing Race", at least on the San
Francisco TV station I've been watching, have featured repeated
advertisements for auditions next month for contestants on future seasons
of the reality-TV travel show.

If you want to take your own trip around the world, you are better off
working to pay off your debts and pay for your own trip than investing
your time in a long-shot effort to get picked by the producers to be in
the cast of a TV show. As I said after the first episode of "The Amazing
Race" on 5 September 2001, "You don't have to be selected by network
television producers to be able to take a trip around the world."

It's easier than you think to do it on your own. There's detailed advice
about how to get the time and money for a trip around the world in my
book, "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World". Airline
ticket prices are significantly higher than they were in 2001 when "The
Amazing Race" premiered, but that's only one more reason to take a
longer-duration trip and to combine trips to multiple destinations in a
multi-stop journey rather than taking multiple brief round-trip vacations.

But I realize that some people are travel exhibitionists, and want to show
off their travel skills and have their missteps and arguments with each
other exposed on TV and preserved for posterity. An article I wrote in
2004 in this blog about how to apply for "The Amazing Race" has remained
consistently among the most-visited pages on my Web site for more than a
decade.

So what's happening now with casting for future seasons of "The Amazing
Race"?

You can be picked for the cast of "The Amazing Race" in any of three ways:

1. Film your own application video (or have a friend film it), and upload
it with an online application through the casting Web site at
TheAmazingRaceCasting.com. Don't try to get too fancy with your video
techniques. You are applying for a place in the cast, in front of the
cameras, not for a spot in the production team behind the cameras.
(Applications used to be accepted by mail, but the postal address has been
removed from the application Web site, so it's not clear if that is an
option any longer.)

2. Come to an open "casting call" for "The Amazing Race". These are held
at unpredictable times and places, and aren't advertised in any consistent
manner. Casting calls have been held at outdoor clothing and sporting
goods stores, shopping malls, movie theaters, and ski areas, among other
venues. A professional TV film crew -- typically provided by a local CBS
affiliate TV station -- is set up to film application videos. Presumably,
the TV producers realized early on that some people who looked good on
camera had no skill at video production. The advantage of applying at one
of these casting calls is that you don't have to film your own video. The
disadvantage is that you only get one chance in front of the camera to
film your application video in a single take. If you are thinking of
applying for the cast, and have a chance to go to one of these casting
calls, you should go and observe, even if you plan to film your own video.
It's a unique chance to meet your competitors and see how they present
themselves, to help you figure out how to make yourself stand out from
them.

3. Be invited by one of the members of the TV production team. This
doesn't get talked about much publicly, but since the earliest seasons of
"The Amazing Race", many members of the cast have been invited to apply.
The casting staff for the TV production are constantly on the lookout for
people they think would attract viewers to the TV show. They approach
friends, acquaintances, and total strangers. People have been accosted on
the street, or in a bar, and asked, "Would you be interested in being on
The Amazing Race?" Some of these people had never heard of the TV show
before they were invited to apply. Some have been invited as individuals,
some as couples. "Is there someone you would like to go on the show with?
Can you find a partner for the show? Would you like us to find you a
partner?" Sometimes the TV producers already have one person in mind for
the cast, and are looking for a partner for them. Is this fair? No, but
that doesn't matter. This is a commercial, for-profit television
production. Casting decisions are made on the basis of which cast members,
in which partnerships, the producers believe will maximize viewership and
profits. Nothing else really matters.

Casting for the first few seasons of "The Amazing Race" was advertised one
season at a time, although in practice the producers would routinely hold
on to some applications that were interesting but passed over from one
season, and call applicants back for future seasons.

Now it's official that applications are being accepted year-round, on a
rolling basis, without regard to any particular deadlines for specific
seasons. Apply whenever you are ready, and the producers will call you
back whenever they have a season in which they think you might be a good
fit. That might be right away, or not for several years, or never.

Applications are also now officially being accepted from singles as well
as couples, so you can apply by yourself if you are open to having the TV
producers pick a race partner for you. Half of the teams this season were
matched up by the TV producers. That's actually happened before, and it
looks like it could happen again. You might be introduced to a potential
partner well in advance, or assisted by the producers in finding one
acceptable both to you and to the TV producers. Or -- as was done this
season -- you might be asked to agree to a "blind date" ("We've got a
perfect match for you...") for the month-long race around the world.

There aren't really any "rules" for casting. If the producers really want
you, you may have some room for negotiation about which season would be
most convenient for your schedule, or whether you want a partner picked in
advance or a "blind date" you meet at the starting line.

There's now a dedicated Web site for applications for the cast of "The
Amazing Race" at TheAmazingRaceCasting.com, which includes the online
applications for teams of two people (any relationship) and individuals
applying by themselves.

The casting Web site includes some, but not all, of the open casting
calls, and some of the information including casting call listings is out
of date.

Here in San Francisco, the next open casting call (not listed on the main
casting Web site, as of now) is on Saturday, 18 April 2015, from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Marmot store at 165 Post St. (between Kearny and Grant; take
the Post St. exit from the Montgomery St. BART station) near Union Square.
I'll drop by for at least part of the day to check out the scene and
interview people waiting their turns in front of the camera, so please say
hello if you are there.

The casting call advertisement on the Web site of the local CBS affiliate
also includes a list of casting criteria and suggestions for applicants.
Nothing really surprising, but these aren't on the main casting Web site,
and I haven't seen them spelled out like this before:

Suggested Questions To Answer While Auditioning:

1. Why would you make a great team to win The Amazing Race?

2. What do you hope to improve or change in your current relationship?

3. What issues do you need to work on?

4. How much have you traveled together?

5. What team do you most relate to from the past season?

Contestants will be selected based upon having the following traits:

* Strong-willed

* Outgoing

* Adventurous

* Physically and mentally adept

* Adaptable to new environments

* Interesting lifestyles, backgrounds and personalities.

What if all this sounds too complicated, or too much of a long shot? It's
a lot easier to take your own trip around the world than to get on the
cast of "The Amazing Race". As Scoop Nisker always says on KFOG, "If you
don't like the news, go out and make some of your own."

Over to you, travellers.


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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #246 on: Yesterday at 07:52:00 AM »
Finally, an update from amazingracecasting.com.

Las Vegas, NV:
When:  Saturday April 18th, 2015
Time:   10 am to 1:00 pm
Where:   Cowabunga Bay Water Park -  900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011
Website Information: http://www.8newsnow.com/story/28573972/amazing-race-casting-call-coming-to-cowabunga-bay

(as previously noted above)
San Francisco, CA:
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Where: Marmot San Francisco - 165 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 391-7015
www.marmot.com
Audition details can be found here:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/02/25/the-amazing-race-casting-call/

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Re: Amazing Race Applications! Ongoing apps...
« Reply #247 on: Yesterday at 06:43:21 PM »
YAY!! Thanks!!
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