Shark Tank Casting call

May 3, 2013 12:56:08 PM PDT
Dare to swim with the sharks, as ABC'S hit show ''Shark Tank'' announces its Season 5 open casting call in Chicago.

Entrepreneurs will get another exciting opportunity to make their business dreams come true in the upcoming fifth season of the Emmy-nominated series, "Shark Tank," the show where self-made business tycoons invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer.

Chicago auditions to appear on the ABC hit reality series will take place on Thursday May 9 2013. The first 500 entrepreneurs who show up in Chicago are guaranteed to be seen and will pitch the "Shark Tank" casting team with their products, services or ideas.

CASTING CALL AUDITION SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, MAY 9TH
SHEDD AQUARIUM

1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Front Left Entrance
Chicago, IL 60605
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Numbered Wristbands Distributed
1:00 p.m. - Interviews Begin

Please note: No "camping out" is permitted prior to the event, and participants will not be permitted to line up outside of Shedd Aquarium prior to 12 p.m.

For further casting call information, please check out http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/casting

The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- will give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. They are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.

The entrepreneurs who dare to enter the Tank must try to convince the Sharks to part with their own hard-earned cash and give them the funding they desperately need to turn their dreams into million dollar realities. But the Sharks have a goal, too ? to get a return on their investment and own a piece of the next big business idea. When the Sharks hear an idea worth sinking their teeth into, they're more than ready to declare war and fight each other for a piece of it.

"Shark Tank" received a 2012 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program and was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Series.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of "Shark Tank," which is based on the Japanese "Dragons' Den" format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television.


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