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					                                   BAKING COMPETITION SERIES
                                 APPLICATION AND QUESTIONNAIRE

Thank you for your interest in the show! We ask that you please keep your answers brief but
please keep in mind that we are looking for stories that are unique and rich with emotion! Most
importantly BE HONEST! We want to get to know the “real” you, so don’t try and be someone
else in the hopes that it will help your chances of being selected; we want REAL people with
REAL stories.

Also, please be thorough with your answers and with the information below.

PERSONAL INFORMATION                                               Today’s Date______________
First Name:                          Middle Name:                           Last Name:

Any other names you have been known by? If you are selected as a finalist, what name would you go by?

Home Phone:                 Cell Phone:                 Work Phone:                    Fax:


Home Street Address:


City                                 State                                  Zip Code


Personal E-mail:                                        Work E-mail:
Age:                                                    Date of Birth:

                                                        (For verification purposes pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 2256 et
                                                        seq.)
Hometown:                                               Gender: Male or Female


Ethnicity (optional):                                   Social Security #: (may be given via phone if
                                                        contacted by Producer)

Are you employed:                                        If employed, current occupation and job
_____Full Time _____Student                              description:
_____Part Time
_____Unemployed _____Other (please explain):
___________________________________________
____________________
Previous occupations (food related or non-food related):



Marital Status:
______Single ______Married
______Partnered ______Steady Boyfriend/Girlfriend
______Divorced ______Other: __________________________________________________
Children or Step-Children: (if yes, please include names and ages)




Describe your family & living situation. With whom do you live? If you have children, do they live with you
full-time or part-time? Will childcare be a problem if you are selected for the show?


Did you graduate from culinary school? If yes, where and when? If no, do you consider yourself
bakery/restaurant trained, self-taught or a combination?

What is your highest level of education? ____________________________________________
H.S.
Name:__________________________ Year Graduated:_________ Degree:________________
College
Name:__________________________ Year Graduated:_________ Degree:________________
Advanced Degrees
Name:__________________________ Year Graduated:__________ Degree:________________
GED:

Please list all personal and business websites (Facebook, MySpace, blogs, etc.):



Would you be available to leave home for approximately 4-5 weeks in (approximately) early-September until
October, 2010?

If no, please explain:

Are you a United States citizen?_______________________

If no, are you a resident alien living in the United States who can document that you currently have a legal
right to live and work in the United States? __________________________

If you were not born in the US, how long have you been here and where were you born?


How did you hear about the baking competition series Casting Call?
http://tlc.discovery.com_____________
Watching Cake Boss______________
Craigslist _____________
Internet (Be specific, what website)_______________
E-mail Blast (Be specific, who sent it to you?)______________
Radio (Be specific, which channel) __________________
Newspaper (Be specific, which newspaper) ______________
Other (please explain and be specific) _____________

How much of TLC’s The Cake Boss have you seen?

_____None _______A few episodes here and there

______A full season _______Never missed an episode
______Other (please explain):______________________________________________________

If you’ve watched any or all of the previous Cake Boss seasons, which cast members do you
most relate to? Why?




                 YOUR FOOD AND BAKING/COOKING BACKGROUND
Please list all your food industry experience (jobs, awards, cookbooks, demos, taught cooking classes, etc.):


Do you have cake decorating or pasty experience? If so, be specific and list all relevant experience.



Is there a specific genre of food/desserts you like to bake or cook? Be very specific!


Are you creative in the kitchen? How elaborate and creative are your designs when baking? Be detailed!


Where do you find the inspiration for your designs?



What styles of baking turn you off and why?



Where do you get your recipes (family, friends, cookbooks, TV, etc.)? How do you put your own personal
twist on recipes?


Complete this sentence: If I were an ingredient, I would be ____________________________________.


Why would you be that ingredient?

What is your all-time favorite ingredient and why? Any other favorites?



What ingredients and/or foods do you absolutely hate and why?



Clearly describe 3 of your “signature dishes and desserts” that best represent you and/or are most popular
with your friends/family/clients. Tell us WHY they represent you so well.

1.

2.
3.

What are your top 3 ORIGINAL baking/ingredients/decorating tips that demonstrate your baking/cooking
knowledge? (Be specific, give us information, and teach us something. This is a chance for you to show us
what you’ve got).

1.

2.

3.

What is your unique “Baking/Culinary Point of View”?



Why do you want to be on the show? Example: Have something to share, want help breaking into the culinary
world, for your family, for your business, to be famous?




                                         MORE ABOUT YOU
Describe your personality as accurately and truthfully as you can. How would your friends and neighbors
describe you?


How would your toughest critics describe you?


What is your best and worst quality?


What types of things in life do you excel in and what types of things do you struggle with?


Please describe any of your hobbies, special interests, group affiliations or talents:


How do you feel you react to criticism? Would your family and friends agree or would they say something
different?


What is your favorite topic of conversation in a social setting? What topics are off limits?


What about you and your background would make you a good contestant on the show?


Are you competitive in nature? If so, give us examples?

Are you willing to go head to head with the other contestants to win challenges and come out on top?
What are your greatest accomplishments? (Both food related and non-food related).


What kind of role do you generally play in groups?


How do you handle stressful situations? Please describe the most stressful time in your life and how you
reacted to it.


What is your primary motivation for being on the show? What is your secondary motivation?



Have you ever been, or are you currently, on television or on the radio? If so, in what capacity, where and
when (show name and network).

Please include demos and pilots even if they haven’t aired.
.
Is this your first time applying for a TV show? If no, please list other shows you’ve applied for.


Have you appeared in any newspapers, magazines, publicly disseminated photographs, advertising or
internet websites? YES or NO

If yes, please explain in detail:

Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the television film unions SAG or AFTRA?
YES or NO

If yes, please give details:

Are you currently, or have you ever been, under contract to a talent agent or manager? YES or NO

If yes, please describe. Include name, address, telephone number and details:



Have you ever or are you currently serving in the Military or National Guard? If so, what branch? What
year did you finish your service?


The series may involve challenges which may be stressful and/or involve rigorous physical activity, such as
heavy lifting, running, and/or climbing. Do you have any mental or physical conditions or have had any
surgery that could interfere with your participation on the show? If so, please explain in detail:


Are you currently taking any medication, prescription or otherwise? If yes, please explain for what and
how often:


Are you currently licensed to drive?

Has your license ever been revoked or suspended?
Have you ever been treated for alcohol or drug abuse? If yes, please explain? For how long? When did it
end?

Have you ever been arrested, detained or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor offense either as a juvenile
or as an adult? If yes, please provide details and dates:


Have you ever had a temporary or permanent restraining order placed against you or has anyone tried to
obtain a temporary or permanent restraining order against you? If yes, please provide details, including,
without limitation, date(s), place(s), name(s) of the party seeking temporary or permanent restraining order.
Whether it was issued and the basis upon which it was issued:


Have you ever been party to a civil lawsuit? If so, please describe when and where the event occurred, the
nature of the case and what the outcome was:


Have you ever been, or are you currently, on television or on the radio? If so, in what capacity, where and
when (show name and network).

Do you have any friends or family that you think would be interested and benefit from being on this
program?

Name             Phone         Relationship
Name             Phone         Relationship
Name             Phone         Relationship



                                         PICTURES
Please attach the following photos to the e-mail back to us:
       2 recent pictures of you

(Please be sure to retain copies, as pictures will not be returned, and shall become the
property of High Noon Productions, LLC)

                                       CHECKLIST
Please make sure you have done all the following, then send us your application:
    Filled in all contact information
    Answered all of the questions to the best of your ability
    Attached the requested photos


Please send all materials back to casting@highnoontv.com

				
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