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Win a spot in LA’s prestigious Hosting Immersive program

Win a spot in LA’s prestigious Hosting Immersive program

All regions, Worldwide

Want to be the next Ryan Seacrest?

Casting complete. Applications are now closed.

You could be jetting off to LA in November to take part in Hosting Immersive and work with LA's most respected hosting coach and casting director, Maureen Browne!

As part of Hosting Immersive, you'll learn how to handle every aspect of the hosting gig, including managing live shots and interviews, co-hosting, red carpet techniques, improv, writing scripts, branding, shooting your own show reel, and so much more! You'll also get to rub shoulders with Hollywood's biggest industry names.

The total prize package includes flights to LA, transfers, accommodation, entry to Hosting Immersive, and a lifetime paid StarNow membership!

Hosting Immersive is brought to you by Hollywood Immersive – the world's most exclusive entertainment program, founded by former casting director Lilly Dawson.




How it works:

• Click the ''Apply now'' button to automatically enter before 11th October. You need to be aged over 17 years old and be a StarNow member.
• We will hand-pick the finalists based on their StarNow profiles, so make sure your profile and showreel are looking good!
• The finalists will be asked to send their audition reel to Hollywood Immersive and it will be uploaded to the Hollywood Immersive YouTube channel. Our judges will then pick the best one and we'll announce the winner by the 18th October!








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Our amazing panel of judges are:

Lilly Dawson is the founder and director of Hollywood Immersive.

During her 12 years as a Casting Director in Australia, Lilly saw countless actors head to Los Angeles with little knowledge of the notoriously difficult entertainment industry. She sought to create a platform to train, connect and inspire performers from all around the world - thus Hollywood Immersive was born. Read more...

Simon came to the United States from Australia in 2001 to produce “American Idol” after successfully completing work on “Popstars,” an Australian talent competition and ancestor of juggernaut show “American Idol.” Prior to arriving in the US, Simon had already amassed an impressive list of television credits, including work on the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the Seven Network's long-running drama, “Home and Away,” and stage managed “Late Night with David Letterman” back in the 1990s. Since his arrival in the US, Simon has produced six seasons of “American Idol”
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Initiative Talent Group is run by Maureen Browne, a former Casting Executive for E! Entertainment Television and The Style Network for over five years. During that time she helped cast such shows as "The Soup," "E! News," "The Daily 10," "Clean House," "Live from the Red Carpet," "Fashion Police," and countless other shows. She traveled the country in search of reporters, hosts, comedians, and experts, sat in hundreds of auditions, and viewed thousands of talent reels. She couldn’t believe she got paid to do it!
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Jessica Manins manages StarNow's international Markets team. She knows the industry well, having worked as an actress for over 10 years.

As one of the original StarNow staff members, Jessica has judged numerous talent contests around the world and has a knack for picking the next big stars. She also has a background in presenting, including corporate MC-ing, hosting staged events, and presenting online tutorials.


Not a StarNow member? Sign up for free before you apply.

Don't forget to read the small print (our competition terms & conditions) before you apply...

All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Payment details: Competition

Applications to this casting call require:
  • A phone number
  • A profile photo
  • A profile video

Will it be you?

Any gender, aged 17 to 99 from any country

  • Minimum Acting experience: No previous acting experience

Previous audition:
Have you had a bad experience with a company who pledged to help? - UK

Next audition:
Have you tried a dating site? - Australia

Listing created: 28 August 2012

Applications closed: 11 October 2012

Views: 24172

Casting #378870