Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sarasota family wanted for reality show in Europe

Who wants to an European reality TV star?

British casting directors are searching for a Sarasota family to star in one episode of a new reality television show highlighting international sister cities.

“Twin Towns,” a 10-episode reality show, will feature families from the United States swapping lives with families in their sister cities or “twin towns” in the United Kingdom, the City of Sarasota announced today.

The selected family from Sarasota will win a week-long expense paid trip to Dunfermline, Scotland, Sarasota’s sister city. The program will be produced and aired in the United Kingdom on the Discovery Channel’s DMAX service and in central Europe via BSkyB satellite.

Casting directors with Knickerbockerglory are interested in a Sarasota family, with a high school or college student, which has never visited the United Kingdom. Filming will take place in both Sarasota and Dunfermline.

“We are looking for fun families from Sarasota to have an all-expenses paid trip to the U.K,” said Sarah Speirs, casting producer, in a statement. “Those families will get the chance to experience the life of a Dunfermline family and all that the city has to offer.”

The selected Sarasota family will swap homes with a family from Dunfermline for one week. Families will exchange jobs and homes, and the children will visit local schools or colleges. The exchanges are scheduled to take place between April 16 and June 30.

Families interested in being selected will need an existing valid U.S. passport. Casting call responses should be submitted via email to: TwinTownsUS@Knickerbockerglory.tv In the reference line, add: "ATTN Sarah, Casting Producer."

—Photo courtesy City of Sarasota

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