Open Casting Calls for the hit show "The Next Star" in Canada

YTV has announced details of its countrywide open casting call for Season 2 of "The Next Star," a reality series for singers aged 15 and under. Scouts will hit six cities, starting May 2 in Halifax.

They'll move to Montreal on May 5, Toronto on May 9 and May 10, Winnipeg on May 16, Edmonton on May 19 and Vancouver on May 23.

Sixteen hopefuls will be picked from the auditions and featured on the series, hosted by actor Adamo Ruggiero of "Degrassi: The Next Generation."

Six of them will get to go through the mentorship process with musician Suzie McNeil, songwriter Christopher Ward and music marketing executive Steve Cranwell.

The winner is determined by viewer votes.

Season 2 of "The Next Star" is slated to kick off July 17 on YTV.

Dunnery Bond, 14, of Lakelands, N.S., won last year's installment during a live finale at Canada's Wonderland in September.

His prize was the chance to record a single with Universal Music Canada and make his own professional music video.

If you are aged 15 or younger as of September 1, 2009, you can audition for The Next Star. You must prepare one song from the song list, and a second song of your choosing.

Open Casting Call Dates and Locations:


The Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
1763 Comox Street
Vancouver, BC
V6G 1P6

Saturday May 23, 2009
Venue opens at 6:00am
Registration is from 7:00am - 9:00am


Delta Edmonton South
4404 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, Alberta
T6H 5C2

Tuesday May 19, 2009
Venue opens at 6:00am
Registration is from 7:00am - 9:00am


Winnipeg Convention Centre
375 York Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 3J3

Saturday May 16, 2009
Venue opens at 6:00am
Registration is from 7:00am - 9:00am


Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Road
Toronto, Onterio
M9W 1J1

Sunday May 10, 2009
Venue opens at 6:00am
Registration is from 7:00am - 9:00am


Holiday Inn Select
99 Avenue Vigor Quest
Montreal, Quebec
H2Z 1E9

Tuesday May 5, 2009
Venue opens at 6:00am
Registration is from 7:00am - 9:00am


World Trade Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS
B3J 2J9

Saturday May 2, 2009
Venue opens at 6:00am
Registration is from 7:00am - 9:00am

Download the General Information sheet here.

Download the Rules and Procedures here.

Download the Release Form here.

Download the Song List here.

Your Regional Release Form MUST be signed by your parent or legal guardian.

The competition is only open to CANADIAN CITIZENS, CANADIAN PERMANENT RESIDENTS and ABORIGINALS RESIDENT IN CANADA aged 15 years old or younger on September 1, 2009 (your age on that date will determine your eligibility). The ages for eligibility are meant to showcase and judge the talent of competitors who have roughly the same level of experience and maturity.

Open Casting Call for Lifetime Television series "Drop Dead Diva" in Peachtree, GA

Emmy Award winning casting company Fincannon & Associates are on a search for background talent for the upcoming television series "Drop Dead Diva," while being shot in and around Peachtree City, GA.

"We are looking for background extras of all ages and ethnicities to kick start our new series," said Mark Fincannon. No experience necessary.

"Drop Dead Diva" centers on a beautiful-but-vapid model wannabe who, after dying in a car accident, is reincarnated in the body of Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott), a brilliant, thoughtful and overweight attorney. It's the type of show that truly enhances the Lifetime brand - the duality of emotionally compelling drama with an equal balance of humor.

If you are interested in being a background extra for this new series please come with a recent photo of yourself or $2 to have a photo taken.


Saturday April 4, 2009
10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, April 5, 2009
10:00am - 4:00pm


Ashley Park Shopping Center
located off the Newnan Exit 47 at Highway 34 and Newnan Cross Bypass.
The casting call will be in building 326, next to Verizon Wireless in Ashley Park.