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Just got this mail… I honestly can't tell you that it wouldn't turn into a horrible exploitative mess (although the people I've talked to on the production team seem really nice), but the show does sound pretty funny… And the idea of a dozen “Joe-normals” having to grovel for the approval has to potential to be both hilarious and eye opening. Anyway, here's the complete email:

From: "Cheryl Perry" <cperry@asmithco.com>
To: <media@bmezine.com>
Subject: New SciFi Channel Show
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 12:06:07 -0700

Hello! I am a producer in Los Angeles working on a new show and I was hoping you might be able to help!

A. Smith & Co. Productions has joined forces with The Sci Fi Channel to produce a cutting-edge new reality series called Mad Mad House... and we are looking for the stars of our show!

We are scouring the country to put together a group of outrageous, eccentric and entertaining individuals who live very alternative lifestyles. This core cast will be known as The Alts. Like royalty, the Alts will live in and reign over a mansion called Alt Manor. They will get the chance to showcase their lifestyle and demonstrate their special skills to America, but the Alts biggest responsibility will be to choose a winner from among 12 "Joe Normal" contestants who will dare to come live with them in Alt Manor.

We are specifically looking for people whose unusual lifestyle is incorporated into every aspect of their lives no "bankers by day/vampires by night." The perfect Alts look the part, dress the part and live the part 24 hours a day!

We are currently looking for people who fit into these six categories:

1.Vampire a genuinely seductive creature of the night who has fangs and drinks blood--Goth make-up is not enough!

2.Witch a practicing Wiccan who can cast spells and conduct moonlit rituals!

3.Voodoo Priest a powerful expert in all things voodoo who knows how to conjure the loa spirits and conduct ceremonies.

4.Trekker a hard-core Star Trek fan who lives daily life as a member of the Federation: outfit, phaser, and communicator a plus speaking Klingon a plus!

5.Yogi Master a highly developed practitioner of yoga who can put self into a trance state, contort self into unimaginable positions, lie on a bed of nails and possibly even levitate!

6.Modern Primitive a seasoned body modifier with tattoos, piercings, implants and unusual rituals like hanging himself from ceiling hooks for hours at a time; experienced circus/carnival performers OK.

If possible, we would like to work with you to find someone who would be great for this show. We can offer you a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the show if we book our "Modern Primitive" through you. We can talk more in detail about that on the phone.

I can be reached at ***-***-**** or email me at cperry@asmithco.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Cheryl Perry
Coordinating Producer

PS. If you apply, please do mention “I saw your contact info on BMEzine.com” or something like that and maybe BME can get some free promo out of it as well.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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