Audition to Become a Teen Reporter
MTNY and B&H Launch Search for Teen Reporter
Madame Tussauds New York is hosting an open casting call in search of a new entertainment reporter for the award-winning national TV news show Teen/Kids News on Sunday, February 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Kids aged 13 to 19 are invited to audition at the attraction in the newly installed B&H Television Studio in the heart of Times Square.
Seated at a news desk amid wax figures of famous journalists such as Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey and Barbara Walters, each applicant will be given the chance to read on-camera a pre-written 15-second story for a panel of judges. The producers of Teen/Kids News and Madame Tussauds will choose the teen who has the right stuff to become the show’s next entertainment reporter. The weekly half-hour program airs on more than 200 TV stations and is carried by educational channels to 12,600 schools.
All teens auditioning are encouraged to register in advance. Click Here to Register in Advance
If younger than 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Because Teen/Kids News will be shooting a report on the casting call, which will air, everyone auditioning who is under 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian sign a release form. Admittance to the audition is free, but a purchased ticket is required if you would like to tour Madame Tussauds New York before or after the audition. The selected teen reporter will be given the opportunity to work with a professional news crew and cover a story for a future program. The teen will not receive any compensation for appearing on Teen/Kids News.