The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the definitive interpretive voice of the entertainment industry, featured an exciting announcement from Myx TV, a leading cable network targeting Asian Americans: part of the summer/fall programming slate that the network greenlighted recently includes what it described as the “first competition series for aspiring actors and actresses competing for their big break”.
In the article by George Johnston, THR wrote that the new show, Cast Me!, will put contestants through unusual and eccentric auditions with casting directors as they pursue roles in upcoming television commercials, movies or music videos. The show will be based in Los Angeles at David Kang Casting (DK Casting), which has cast talent for clients including Taylor Swift, Usher, Mountain Dew and Samsung.
“This is a competition series that hasn’t been done yet,” said Miguel Santos, general manager of Myx TV. “We’ve seen the singers, chefs, entrepreneurs and models all get their shot at achieving their dream. Cast Me! will give audiences a chance to see actors strive for their big break.”
The judges include DK Casting co-owners David Kang and Becky Wu, former Australia’s Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester and former Latino child star and casting director German Legarreta. The show is executive produced by Harlan Freedman, Kang, Charles Kim and Raymond Watt. Santos is executive producing for Myx TV.