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Looking for your dream to come true? MTV producers will be present for a casting call Thursday, Jan 19.
MTV producers search for college students who are looking for a chance to make their dreams come true. The casting call will take place at noon in the Student Union Building.
Nathan Johnson, one of the producers from the show, reached out to Michael Chaney, coordinator of student activities, volunteerism, and Greek adviser, about hosting interviews at Wesleyan. Chaney said this was an opportunity for the students he could not turn down.
“When I was contacted by him, I was like, ‘yes, what can I do to set this up?’” Chaney said. “‘What day? The 19th? OK that’s quick but, yeah!’”
The show is a spin-off from the series Made but will have a different focus.
“They don’t know what title they’re going to give it yet,” Chaney said. “They’re still coming up with all the concepts and looking at how all this is going to work. A lot of that may be determined by the students they select.”
Candidates must appear to be between ages 18-26.
Interviews will be approximately 10 minutes long and students interested are advised to pick up a casting call packet from the Student Life Office in the SUB. Packets contain questions they may be asked in order for students to prepare ahead of time.
Social Rams will conduct an activity forum in conjunction with the casting call before the interviewing process begins. The forum is for students to share ideas with Social Rams about events they would like to see implemented.
Students must stay for the duration of the forum in order to sign up for an interview time with MTV.
Giovanni Monsanto, junior psychology and criminal justice major, said the activity forum will help students grasp a better idea of what Social Rams are involved in.
“The objective is to get people to show up for the forum and cast ideas of events they would like to see,” Monsanto said. “That’s what the Social Rams’ program is for.”
Joshua Dunk, freshman theatre major, said this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“There are a lot of talented people at this school,” Dunk said. “This could be the breakthrough that person needs to make it.”
After the activity forum, students will sign up for interview times which will take place until 5 p.m. If there is an abundance of students and the producers are not able to see everyone, MTV will set up another day to come back so everyone has the opportunity to be interviewed.