Survivor was the first reality show to hit the airwaves and it is now celebrating its 10th season.
Unlike most reality shows, you have to have certain skills in order to be cast from Survivor auditions. You have to be in excellent physical shape and be willing to spend up to six weeks on a deserted island with a bunch of other contestants. If you are not in shape, don’t apply. You will not get a Survivor audition.
The first step in getting a Survivor audition is to have a videographer take a video of you doing something crazy. Making a boring video with no action will not help you get a Survivor audition. The video doesn’t have to be professionally produced. In fact, producers and directors who cast people for Survivor auditions are looking for unique individuals with strong personalities.
To begin the process of Survivor auditions, you must go to the CBS television website and download an application, fill it out and return it to the producers of the show.
A total of approximately 800 applicants may be invited to interview as may be scheduled by the Producers in person at one of the following locations: Los Angeles, Ca; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX: Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; and Denver, CO. Producers reserve the right to change the number or the identity of the foregoing locations at any time. All travel expenses for the interview will be the applicants’ sole expense.
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 SURVIVOR producers. Roundtrip economy air travel between Los Angeles and your local airport in the United States and lodging will be provided by Producers.
Approximately 16 finalists for each cycle (the final number of which will be determined by Producers) will be selected as contestants to participate in this SURVIVOR program. Filming is presently scheduled to occur for cycles 23 and 24 in summer to fall of 2011 (or as otherwise scheduled by Producers) at a remote location to be announced.
Like any other acting auditions, Survivor auditions are very competitive. Don’t be surprised if you don’t get a call for a Survivor audition. Only 16 people are chosen every season to compete on Survivor. The odds aren’t in your favor, but if you are in great shape and have a dynamic personality, you have a shot to be the next Survivor and battle for the grand prize of $1 million.
Once you make it through a Survivor audition and are cast on the show, you need to think about your strategy and how you will form alliances with other contestants. The fittest player is not always the winner of Survivor. Most times, the smartest player wins.
Survivor auditions are just one way to break into the entertainment industry. Casting directors, producers and directors list thousands of auditions every day for television shows, movies and commercials.