Amazing Race to Hold Casting Call in Chicago
On the cusp of the Amazing Race Season Finale (on Friday), the show is announcing a casting call in Chicago on December 12, according to CBS Chicago.
The casting call will take place at Block 37 located at 108 North State Street.
It will take place from 10:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
The team chosen will have a chance to travel the world and win a $1 million prize.
CBS 2 Chicago has partnered with the Salvation Army and is hosting a toy drive during the casting call.
Anyone interested in the audition should review the audition process and Eligibility Requirements that are listed below, prior to attending the Open Call to ensure the minimum requirements are met.
Those eligible should come with the partner they intend to compete with in the show if they are chosen. Each team member must print and sign a Video Release & Waiver and bring it to the Open Call on December 12th.
1. How to Enter:
CBS 2 Chicago will be hosting an AMAZING RACE casting call at Block 37 located at 108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602, Saturday, December 12th, 2015. The casting call will last from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Those eligible should come with the partner they intend to compete with in the show if they are chosen and check in at the AMAZING RACE table located in the Block 37. Applicants must be 21 years or older and will be asked to provide a valid ID. Once you provide an identification card, applicants will complete the release/waiver forms on site. Once the forms are complete you will be given a number assigned to a camera area where you will start the audition process. If you fail to report to your assigned camera area immediately when your number is called, you will forfeit your audition slot. A place in line does not guarantee you an audition with CBS. Furthermore, a number assigned to you does not guarantee an audition.
(a) The audition will consist of a one minute (1:00) interview taped by WBBM-TV employees.
Suggested Amazing Race Questions
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?
(c) All completed application packages, including application forms, and Audition Tapes become the sole property of WBBM and will not be returned. By submitting an application, and/or Audition Tape, each applicant agrees to abide by these rules and warrants and represents that her application form and Audition Tape is her original work.
(d) Applicants should read and abide by all complete rules posted on-line on the cbschicago.com website and/or all Block 37 rules posted on http://www.cbschicago.com
(e) CBS 2 Chicago has partnered with Salvation Army in hosting a toy drive during the Amazing Race Casting Called. All participants are encouraged to (NOT REQUIRED) bring a new, unwrapped present to the audition.
So you’ve seen the show and now want to know how to become a part of THE AMAZING
RACE. Here is a breakdown of the selection process:
1. If you have previously applied for THE AMAZING RACE and you were a finalist in Los Angeles, please do not reapply unless you are applying with a new teammate. Unless you specifically notify us in writing that we should not consider your prior application and submission in connection with an upcoming THE AMAZING RACE, we will be reviewing your previously submitted applications and videotape submissions for THE AMAZING RACE. We may not consider any new application or submission you may submit. Second, if you have previously applied for THE AMAZING RACE and you were not a finalist in Los Angeles, feel free to reapply if you wish because we will not be considering your previously submitted applications and videotape submissions for upcoming cycles.
2. Semi-finalists (the number of which will be determined by Producers) will be invited to
Los Angeles as scheduled by Producers for final interviews with THE AMAZING RACE
producers. Roundtrip economy air travel between Los Angeles and your local airport in the
United States and lodging will be provided by Producers.
3. All decisions made by the Producers are final and not subject to review or appeal.
So now you’re probably wondering what kind of person is eligible to be selected for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Here are the guidelines:
? Employees, officers, directors and agents of WorldRace Productions, Inc., Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Inc., Amazing Race Productions, Inc., CBS Broadcasting Inc., ABC Studios, and/or any of their respective licensees, assigns, parents (including, without limitation, CBS Corporation and The Walt Disney Company), affiliated and subsidiary companies and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers, directors and agents are not eligible to be participants on the Program or to participate in this application process.
? Both members of each team must be 21 years or older at the time of application.
? Both members of each team must be United States citizens and be living in the
? Both members of each team must be in excellent physical and mental health
? Both members of each team must authorize Producers to conduct a background
? All semi-finalists will be required to complete and timely return the Medical History Form (to be furnished to the selected applicants).
? All semi-finalists must undertake physical and psychological examinations and
testing (to be conducted in Los Angeles by medical personnel selected by the
Producers) and meet all physical and psychological requirements.
? To receive an invitation to be a semi-finalist, each applicant must complete and
timely return the Interview Agreement Package and the Semi-Finalist Agreement
Package (to be furnished to the selected applicants).
? All semi-finalists must have a valid United States passport.
? Applicants who are selected as contestants cannot be candidates for public office
until after the initial broadcast of all programs in which they appear.
Beyond these basic qualifications and any additional qualifications set forth in the Application, we are looking for a diverse group of men and women who represent a broad cross-section of American society. Our competitors will be in good physical health. Our competitors will also need to be in good mental health so that they will be able to cope with the extreme change in environment and the tension of the competition.
Contestants will be selected based upon having the following traits:
? Physically and mentally adept
? Adaptable to new environments
? Interesting lifestyles, backgrounds and personalities
The prize for this competition is $1,000,000, but this prize money will not come easily. Our competitors must be willing to commit to traveling to remote locations for approximately four weeks. Contestants will be filmed up to 24 hours a day by television camera crews to be broadcast on national television. This is reality television. They will be traveling to different countries competing in challenges against other teams under sometimes difficult and unfamiliar conditions.