NBC's 'The Apprentice' holding casting call in Chicago on Saturday, June 28th
By Reality TV World staff, 06/26/2003
NBC will continue its search for finalists for producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) and billionaire Donald Trump's new unscripted series “The Apprentice” with an open casting all in Chicago at NBC Tower (454 N. Columbus Drive), on Saturday, June 28, from 12PM - 5PM.
In “The Apprentice,” approximately 16 candidates from all walks of life, including everything from Ivy League M.B.A. graduates to street smart entrepreneurs with no college education, will endure a rigorous selection procedure as they are tested for their intelligence, chutzpah and street-smarts. They will face the challenges of living together in close quarters, must complete sometimes humorous but always difficult job assignments and will be forced to think outside the box in order to outshine each other to get to the top.
Prospective applicants should: be able to take risks, bounce back after failing, succeed in a cutthroat environment, go against the tide, remain focused, think creatively and be a leader. Contestants must be legally eligible to work in the United States and live in the United States; must be at least 21 years of age; must be in excellent physical and mental health; must not now be a candidate for public office and must agree not to become one until six months after initial broadcast of all programs in which you appear, if selected as a player.
Once selected -- and after being divided into two teams -- candidates on each week’s team who did not successfully complete the job assignment, will meet face-to-face with Trump after each round of competition as they endure a grueling interview session with Trump and some of his key executives. Each week Trump will “fire” one candidate.
In the season’s final episode, one promising and ambitious person will emerge supreme and will be awarded a prestigious, year-long dream assignment -- and a six-figure salary -- that accompanies the status of becoming “the apprentice.”