ABC’s GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER SINGING COMPETITION SERIES “RISING STAR” LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM

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ABC’s GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER SINGING COMPETITION SERIES “RISING STAR”
LAUNCHES INSTAGRAM CAMPAIGN TO POWER THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S BEST
SINGERS

Instagram Video Audition Submissions Begin March
25th

“Rising Star,” the groundbreaking singing competition which opens the gate to a new era in reality entertainment, today announced an Instagram campaign to make the audition process simple, fun and fast through 15 second or less Instagram video auditions. Aspiring solos, duos, and vocal groups (up to 5 members), from all music genres, can submit audition videos via Instagram Direct beginning today, March 25, 2014. “Rising Star” premieres Sunday, June 22 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC.

To submit an Instagram video submission:

1) Follow RisingStarABC on Instagram
2) Use Instagram Direct to send a 15 second or less audition video
3) Include your e-mail in the caption of the video. Contestants must be 16 years old to participate.

Singers are encouraged to visit www.iamarisingstar.com to find information on the nationwide in-person auditions and for more information on the audition process. Through the website, singers can register to audition in person, audition online or nominate a friend or family member to audition. Nationwide in-person auditions begin Saturday, March 29th.

“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

“Rising Star” is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).

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ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR” KICKS OFF

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ABC’S NEW GROUNDBREAKING SUMMER REALITY SERIES “RISING STAR” KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE AUDITIONS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 29th

VISIT WWW.ABC.COM/RISINGSTAR FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABC’s innovative new series “Rising Star,” which opens the gate to a new era in reality competition, kicks off its nationwide search for talent on Saturday, March 29th. The U.S. series is helmed by executive producers Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). Aspiring singers are encouraged to visit www.abc.com/risingstar  for more information on the audition process. Solo vocalists, duos and vocal groups (up to five members) can register to audition in person, online or nominate a friend/family member.

“Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

“RISING STAR” HOPEFULS CAN AUDITION IN-PERSON IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES:
DALLAS: March 29th
ATLANTA: April 1st
CHICAGO: April 8th
NASHVILLE: April 11th
LOS ANGELES: April 15th
NEW YORK: April 24th
BOSTON: April 26th

“Rising Star” is from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). The singing competition for ABC will mark the company’s first foray into the market since its formation in October.

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The Center and QVolution Present Pride Youth Talent Show at Rain Nightclub Sept. 5 with Entertainment Industry Panel of Judges

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THE CENTER AND QVOLUTION PRESENT
PRIDE YOUTH TALENT SHOW AT RAIN NIGHTCLUB SEPTEMBER 5
WITH ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PANEL OF JUDGES

Integrated workshops scheduled Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 to provide long-term skills in the business of entertainment

 

Amping up the annual event to an unprecedented level, The Center’s QVolution youth programs will host PYT (a Pride Youth Talent show) at Rain Nightclub on Sept. 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. hosted by Hot 97.5 personality Mia Amor and local LGBTQ socialite Johnny Espinosa.  Workshops are scheduled the week leading up to PYT, helping youth hone their creative skills and gain valuable insight from working professionals at no cost.

Featuring a diverse range of talent from singers, rappers and dancers to poets, animators and filmmakers, PYT will provide local youth with the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a distinguished panel of judges and live audience.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three acts – $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.  Youth who wish to register for the show can submit a form at www.thecenterlv.com/youthtalent now through Wednesday, Aug. 28.  Registration is free and open to local youth ages 13-24.

The judges, who will also run a number of the workshops, include Emmy award-nominated animator and filmmaker Professor Ashanti Miller (Sesame Street, Space Jam, D2Comics); multi-platinum producer and musical director Antwan “Amadeus” Thompson (Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, 50 Cent); BET theme song writer and singer Tiffany Myñon (Keyshia Cole’s “Family First,” Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D.S.); MC and producer G.L.A.M. (Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Real World DC, Tap Tap Revolution); and multi-platinum MC and multi-media CEO Nailah “Nic Nac” Lemees (Ice Cube, Pete Rock, American Music Awards).

From Aug. 29 – Sept. 4, participating youth will have the unique chance to practice their performances with the aforementioned judges and other industry talent through a variety of workshops taking place at The Center.  These workshops have been designed to provide local youth with significant access to professionals in the entertainment industry and a better understanding of the business acumen it takes to succeed with their talents in the workforce.  While not all workshops are mandatory to participate in PYT, all youth are encouraged to take advantage of these no-cost opportunities.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

Animators and Filmmakers
Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m.
Professor Ashanti Miller will assist all entrants in this category.  Any animators and filmmakers wishing to participate in PYT must attend this workshop.

 

Singers
Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
Tiffany Myñon will be on hand to coach all singers for the talent show.  No a cappella singers will be allowed to perform.  Singers must come prepared with background music on a CD, flash drive or in an MP3 format.  However, this workshop is not mandatory to perform in PYT.

 

Songwriters
Monday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award winner Felicia R. Jefferson (Pink, Vanessa Williams, LL Cool J) will help all songwriters hone their skills.  Songwriters must attend the workshop to be entered for prize consideration.

 

Dancers and Thespians
Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
A representative from Poor Richard’s Players and dancer Angeleaque Raulston will be available to assist dancers and theatrical performers.  This is not a mandatory workshop.

 

Music Production and Technology
Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
For those wishing to refine their music production and related music technology skills, they can participate in this workshop with Antwan Thompson.  All music producers must attend this workshop to be considered for prize consideration.

 

Rappers and Poets
Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.
Both Nailah Lemees and G.L.A.M. will train all rappers, poets and hip hop artists in preparation for PYT.  Youth are encouraged to attend this workshop, but it is not mandatory for prize consideration.

 

PYT will be a free, all-ages show open to the whole community.  For more information on PYT, the workshops or registration, please visit www.thecenterlv.com/youthtalent.

 

ABOUT THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada is a community-based organization which supports and promotes activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada.

 

Fusion Model Talent Search Seeks Future Movie Stars, Supermodels, Singers and Dancers for June 23-24 Industry Showcase

FUSION MODEL TALENT SEARCH SEEKS FUTURE MOVIE STARS, SUPERMODELS, SINGERS AND DANCERS FOR JUNE 23 – JUNE 24 INDUSTRY SHOWCASE

Fusion Model Talent Search, a premiere Las Vegas professional model and talent search, will take place Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at The V Theater in Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. The showcase will feature aspiring models, actors, singers, and dancers. Talented people of all ages will have the opportunity to be seen by and meet with agents and managers from the top agencies in Los Angeles, New York, and international cities representing a who’s who of the entertainment and modeling industries. Among those expected to attend include Beal Talent, CESD (known for launching Miley Cyrus’ career), Miramar, Talent Ink, and a music producer who has worked with such platinum recording acts as Big Time Rush, Hilary Duff and Jennifer Lopez, to name a few.

Registration is now open to become another success story of Fusion Model Talent Search. Jerald Walker landed a recurring role on CBS’ “Mike & Molly” and a national Target commercial, while Dakodah Hall just shot the trailer for the new “Spiderman” movie as well as national commercials for Mattel’s Barbie and My Little Pony. Rebecca Evans just appeared in a national ad campaign for Sketchers; and Peyton Meyer has booked two national commercials, a Disney film trailer, and print jobs for Target and Kohl’s.  One of last year’s success stories, Marley Spielberg, continues her rise to fame with potential roles on “CSI” and Disney’s “Ant Farm.”

Committed to discovering genuine, fresh talent, the two-day Fusion Model Talent Search will include one-on-one meetings with industry representatives within each talent category, seminars, including the “Sell Yourself in Two Minutes” lesson that teaches audition hopefuls how to best highlight their talents in the shortest amount of time; and a question and answer session with the agents and managers from Los Angeles, New York and International Cities who are looking for:

  • Runway, Print and Commercial Models
  • TV and Film Actors
  • Vocalists
  • Talented Dancers and Choreographers
  • Babies and Young Children

To attend Fusion Model Talent Search, call (702) 737-3800 or visit www.123pickme.com for open call audition locations. The showcase will take place from 8 am- 4 pm on both days with a registration fee of $895. The babies showcase is $395 per baby and only on Saturday. Partial and full scholarships will be available in partnership with Cool Blue Talent and other local businesses. Recipients will be determined based on financial need.