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MTV Looks for New Generation of Stars, Inspiration on Hamline’s Campus.


Are you a Hamline student with a big personality and even bigger dreams? Sign up to try out for MTV’s three-time Emmy-award-winning series, MADE. Producers will be on campus at Hamline on Tuesday, April 10 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. to conduct interviews with Hamline undergraduate, graduate, and law students who want an opportunity to change the rest of their lives.

You may have dreamed of rubbing a magic lantern for three wishes from a genie. Most people would start with wishes for fame and fortune, but what would be your third and final wish? What would truly make you happy in life? To find true love? Start your own business? Land a dream job or internship? Break into showbiz? Lose 50 lbs?

The possibilities are endless. And, what if someone could help you make that wish come true? MTV wants to help create opportunities for students to find their dream paths in life.  

You must register in advance to interview at the casting call by sending an email to Hamline University Media Relations. Put CASTING CALL in the subject line, and include the following information in the e-mail:  Your name; phone number; Hamline student ID number; and your availability on Tuesday, April 10 between 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. You will then receive an MTV MADE casting questionnaire and an assigned casting call time slot for Tuesday, April 10. You will be asked to bring the completed questionnaire to the interview.

Students will meet individually with the MTV representative, and the interview will be video-taped. The interviews will be used to pre-screen candidates for the show MADE. Casting call interviews last about 10 minutes each. After the casting process, MTV will review the interviews in its New York offices. If MTV is interested in a student from Hamline, the school and the student will be contacted. Upon agreement from the student and the school, MTV would then work closely with them to determine which specific areas of campus the crew would need to access in order to best tell a student’s story. MTV will always be sensitive to any roommates and professors and make sure to get their approval before taping in a residence hall room or a classroom.      

This is not the first time a member of the Hamline community has had the opportunity to be on reality TV. In 2009, alumna Ashley Trainer competed in the CBS show “Survivor.”