Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 18, 2008
The new kids reality TV show, "So You Want 2 Be a Star?" is in the last two months of its busy shooting schedule at the Competitive Edge Dance Studio and surrounding areas in Las Vegas. Jason the 'Diva Maker' Williams, the brutally honest and magnetic star of MTV's "Making the Band 3," is the owner, director and brains behind "So You Want 2 Be a Star?" Following his show-stealing appearance on "Making the Band 3," Jason was inspired to construct a venue for cultivating well-rounded entertainers.
Participants in "So You Want 2 Be a Star?" range in ages from 8 to 19. Some had no previous dance experience. Some have flown in from cities around the nation to take advantage of this opportunity to work with seasoned professionals. Jason has made arrangements for dance and singing scholarships for a few participants from Las Vegas' inner city. These kids have shown their "raw" talent and are highlighted in the show.
During the shoot, which began February 10, Jason kept the cameras rolling, shooting candid and fresh footage of the participants' auditions, dance, acting and singing instruction, rehearsals, and unexpected behind-the-scenes moments. The dancers are studying and training extensively in all genres of dance including Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet along with theater acting, stage presence, and singing. This training is provided to help promote the kids as professional performers.
"Viewers will be amazed at the raw talent that walked in our door, but they will be totally wowed at seeing how they are being transformed into well rounded entertainers," says Jason Williams, creator of 'So You Want 2 Be a Star?'"
Co-Producers of "So You Want 2 Be a Star?" are April Palko, LaVern Brookins, Carlos Da Silva Chávez and Anthony Cooper, who has worked with major networks (NBC & ABC) continues to film independent features as well. Also producing is Lacy Darryl Phillips, director and choreographer of Uncle Earl Productions in Los Angeles. Phillips has done work on Broadway, film and television, as well as choreographed for Mariah Carey and Chaka Khan and appeared with Beyonce in the film "Fighting Temptations." Most recently, Lacy has traveled abroad to Germany to work on "Dirty Dance Fever" and is currently producing independent music projects as well.
Sponsors of "So You Want 2 Be a Star?" include Competitive Edge Dance Studio, EDP Video, Uncle Earl Productions, Academics, Nutri System, Phat Farm, Roxy, Clothes on the Line, Trea Day, Bloc South, Roni Josef Salon, Metamorphose, Yoga Sanctuary, Kona Grill, The Art Institute, Charles Calder, DDS, MD of Canyon Ridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Jed Feller, DDS, MSD of Feller Orthodontics, Adam Perskey, DMD of Smile Shapers.
Distributors interested in airing "So You Want 2 Be a Star?" are encouraged to contact April Palko at (702) 806-7109 or (646) 281-5280. Clips are available upon request.
About Jason Williams
Jason's star-making turn on "Making the Band 3" comes after years of work as a dedicated professional dancer. The talented performer recalls watching Hollywood musicals and movies like "Stormy Weather", "Westside story", "All About Eve", "The Man Who Came to Dinner", "Who's Afraid of Virginia wolf". As a child he devoted himself to dance and acting (a creative outlet in his hometown of Oakland, California). He went on to train at L.A.'s The Edge Performing Arts School and Joe Tremaine's School of Dance. His commanding stage presence has led him to work with the industry's most respected choreographers including Michael Peters, Lester Wilson, Eartha Robinson, Hinton Battle, Otis Salid, Wilberto and Debbie Allen's "The Chocolate Nutcracker" and he's been featured in grand stage productions at the Grammys, Oscars, American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards and B.E.T. Awards. Jason has also worked with numerous and very talented artists including Peabo Bryson, Grace Jones, Tony Terry, Prince, Madonna, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Brownstone, Dream
Jason is eager to share his talent and expertise managing recording artists and serving as an A&R rep for independent recording companies. In addition to developing television shows, he regularly tours as a special guest at prominent industry and celebrity charity events such as the AIDS Walk and the Public Library Arts in School program.
For interviews with Jason Williams, please contact:
5665 Heather Breeze Ct.
Las Vegas, NV. 89141
or New York office