Tuesday, April 26, 2011

History Channel Casting Top Shot Season 4!!!!! - what they say, and what it actually means

The History Channel is now casting skilled marksmen for the fourth season of its hit competition show TOP SHOT. The casting call is included below. If you'd like to post it at your organization/club, include it in a newsletter/email blast, or just pass it on to interested folks, please feel free!

The History Channel is now casting a bunch of random wierdos who think they're pretty good with daddys old 1911 and have seen to many seasons of survivor. We are desperate for people who are willing to stand up on national television and turn a perfectly good day at the range into a total drama fest.

THE HISTORY CHANNEL is seeking SKILLED MARKSMEN for SEASON 4 of its hit competition show.

We need 16 warm bodies who can manage not to shoot themselves in the knee while looking good on camera at the same time.

You’ve seen some of America’s best shooters take on the Top Shot challenge, and now it’s time for YOU to join their ranks.

We need you to act like a hormone driven high school student for a month so we can attract outdoors and shooting sports companies to buy advertising. Even though we don't give a rats ass about the second amendment.

With production on season 3 gearing up, The History Channel is NOW CASTING SEASON 4 of its electrifying marksmanship competition show. Producers are looking for anyone with unrivaled shooting skills and a big personality to take on exciting physical challenges with multiple guns and mystery projectile weapons. If you are skilled with a pistol, rifle or any other firearm, you could win $100,000 on TOP SHOT 4.

If you are a self centered jerk, can talk at length about your self-described 'skills', get along poorly with others, and generally act like a teenage cheerleader we need you! Anyone who can spray bullets at larger than life targets and pray that one of them makes contact, you could take home $50,000 after taxes (plus remember the money was received in California, so that's another 10% transfer fee surcharge!).

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professionally trained shooter or a self-taught average Joe or Jane. As long as you’re in good physical shape, have mastered a firearm and can adapt to new weapons and demanding physical situations, you could be America’s next Top Shot.

Anyone is welcome, so long as they fall into our strict criteria for racial and and economic backgrounds. Everything you say and do while on camera becomes property of our network. It will be edited together as we see fit, and then endlessly replayed, analyzed, nitpicked and photoshoped. Any and all disagreements or simple misunderstanding are subject to being thrown way out of proportion in the name of good television. This is not reality. This is reality tv.

Simply email TopShotCasting@gmail.com with your name, city/state, phone number, a recent photo of yourself and a brief explanation of why you are America’s next “Top Shot.” If producers want to follow up, they will contact you for more information. If you have questions, please call our casting hotline: 818-478-4570.

Here is our email address and phone number. We don't actually return calls or answer emails, so don't get your hopes up. We'll probably go through about 40 of these applications before we get tired of it and pick 16 at random, then rig the challenges in one or the other competitors favor until we find one person who won't pull a richard hatch stunt on us. last thing we need is some asshole winning this thing, and then getting caught with 10 dead hookers and a kilo of blow.

Deadline to apply is MAY 20, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. LOL, I hear this has become my first entry to be berated by a forum Mod. And all because its written in purple type. And since I don't have an account on that particular blog...

    Yes, there have been a handful of truly talented shooters. How they made it past the Top Shot casting process, we may never know. Many of the rest are schmucks who can barely hit the nomination targets, much less most of the actual challenge targets.

    There is just as much drama on top shot as on other reality shows. This show is the result of a californianized production process that doesnt have any appreciation for the heritage of the projectile weapons it uses, much less a solid understanding.

    Which is why it comes across so soul-less and robotic.

    if i could post this comment in teal, I would.