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Casting call in Novi

By | 2010-09-30T09:00:00-04:00 September 30th, 2010|News|

Iconic Casting, a Hollywood-based agency, and the producers of VH1 reality series “Rock of Love” and “For the Love of Ray J” will scope out Michigan for a new show, “Competition for Cash.” The open casting call for the bankrupt, in-debt or unemployed starts at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at MBarGo in Novi’s Fountain Walk.
“We want everyone to come out for the open casting call, no matter how much debt they are in,” said RJ Larese, casting director for Iconic Casting. “Some people might have massive student loans; some people might have been apart of the auto industry and gotten laid off; or some queen might have done some emotional eating and shopping at Twelve Oaks Mall after their boyfriend dumped them.”
Participants must be at least 21 years old – and, Larese stresses, have personality.
“It’s very rare that someone who is dull is part of a reality show cast,” he said. “If winning this big cash prize means something, show it! This is someone’s big chance to compete and pay off their debt.”
Larese, who’s visiting several cities across the U.S. for “Competition for Cash,” selected his hometown for casting because of its ties to the auto industry, and the economical downturn its undergone in recent years.
“I grew up in Novi, so when it came to casting this specific show, I immediately thought of the Detroit area,” he said. “Everyone I grew up with was related to or had friends in the car industry. When the auto business started going under, everyone was affected.”
For more information on “Competition for Cash” casting, visit

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