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Description: This open audition for teens who want to become a reporter for a national TV news show will be held in Madame Tussauds New York's new B&H Television Studios.
Madame Tussauds New York is hosting an open casting call in search of a new entertainment reporter for the award-winning TV news show "Teen/Kids News." Kids ages 13-19 are invited to audition at the newly installed B&H television studio in the heart of Times Square.
Seated at a news desk amid wax figures of famous journalists such as Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey, and Barbara Walters, each applicant will be given the chance to read (on camera) a pre-written 15-second story for a panel of judges. The producers of "Teen/Kids News" and Madame Tussauds will choose the teen who has the right stuff to become the show's next entertainment reporter. The weekly half-hour program airs on more than 200 TV stations and is carried by educational channels to 12,600 schools.
All teens auditioning are encouraged to register in advance at http://bit.ly/MTNYRegister. If younger than 18, teens must be accompanied to the audition by a parent or guardian. Because "Teen/Kids News" will be shooting a report on the casting call, everyone auditioning who is younger than 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian sign a release form.
The selected teen reporter will be given the opportunity to work with a professional news crew and cover a story for a future program. Please note that the teen will not receive any compensation for appearing on "Teen/Kids News."