New 'Make A Star' Web-to-TV Show Looking for America's Next Top Singer and Band

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First ever Web-to-TV show premieres on November 22nd on FUSE.

'Make A Star' marks the beginning of a new era in entertainment, where the Internet and television are no longer separate, but linked

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It's American Idol meets YouTube - this fall, the first-ever Web-to-TV music talent show, called "Make A Star," will give amateur singers as well as unsigned and recently signed artists the chance to win international prominence and a $10,000 cash prize.

The show's producers are now calling on all singers and bands interested in competing to sign up now on the show's Web site (http://www.makeastar.com) in order to receive updates about the show and instructions on how to upload their videos. Video submissions begin in the first week of November.

"Make A Star," which will premiere November 22nd and run for 13 weeks on FUSE, is dramatically different from other reality contestant shows, like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. The show uses a patented online process, making it easier for more people around the world to participate in the competition by simply uploading a video of their performance, rather than having to travel to far away cities to audition.

"'Make A Star' marks the beginning of a new era in entertainment, where the Internet and television are no longer separate, but linked," said Iman Foroutan, Ph.D., chairman and CEO of Equal Chance Productions and Contest Factory, which created and developed the show. Dr. Foroutan and Contest Factory also own the patent to the online contest process. "Although the new show debuts a brand new TV concept, in mid-season no less, and without a multi-million dollar advertising and marketing budget, we expect it to generate significant interest via word-of-mouth in the online community as well as television viewers."

Visit the show Web site at http://www.makeastar.com.

Highlights:

  • Make A Star is first-ever Web-to-TV show
  • Debuts Nov. 22nd on FUSE TV Network
  • Dubbed the "equal chance" music talent show
  • Top winners in two categories receive $10,000
  • Online registration begins immediately
  • Starting early November, anyone can submit a video online to compete

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About Make A Star:
"Make A Star" is a Division of Contest Factory, which has been developing integrated product promotion, market research and game applications in the form of online contests for businesses, interactive television and wireless devices since 2001.

MakeAStar.com was first launched in 2001 and the first online music competition platform using a bracketed tournament format. The Make A Star TV show which is created and produced by Equal Chance Productions, is a new music talent show and the first-ever Web-to-TV program. Dubbing itself the "equal chance show," it has modernized the submission and voting process by allowing contestants to upload their videos to a Web site, rather than requiring them to travel long distances to make personal auditions. The show's debut air date is November 22, 2008 on FUSE. It is created, developed and produced by Equal Chance Productions in association with Contest Factory. Web site: http://www.makeastar.com

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