RECRUITING TOUR LAUNCHES MARCH 18 AT THE TRUMP BUILDING @ 40 WALL STREET
NEW YORK — March 16, 2004 — NBC and Mark Burnett Productions are coming to a city near you to recruit candidates for a second season of NBC’s smash hit The Apprentice, once again….
..featuring Donald Trump as the master. The nation-wide tour launches March 18 at The Trump Building (40 Wall Street) where Donald Trump himself along with his boardroom colleagues George Ross and Carolyn Kepcher will be on hand to interview prospective candidates. Sixteen new contestants will be recruited for the competition which will film in and around Manhattan with all new challenges, twists and surprises. A fall premiere is expected.
Mark Burnett’s casting team will also be visiting Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Austin, Omaha, Little Rock, Portland, Cleveland and New Orleans. (see grid below for more details).
Through March 11, The Apprentice is the season’s #1 new series and #3 series overall (tied with Friends) among all adults 18-49 (9.5 rating, 23 share) and the season’s #1 new series and #8 series overall in total viewers (19.2 million). These numbers represent a 51% increase over NBC’s Thursday night timeslot average.
Prospective applicants should: be able to take risks, bounce back after failing, succeed in a cutthroat environment, go against the tide, remain focused, think creatively and be a leader.
Cities and locations are as follows:
New York (Thursday March 18, 9am) Trump Building 40 Wall Street, New York, NY. 10005.
Atlanta (Saturday March 20, 9am) Hyatt Regency 265 Peachtree St. N.E. Atlanta, GA. 30303
Boston (Saturday March 20, 9am) The Rack, 24 Clinton St. Boston, MA. 02116.
Chicago (Saturday March 20, 9am) NBC5 Tower, 454 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL. 60611.
Miami (Thursday March 25, 9am) Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort 18001 Collins Ave. Sunny Isles Beach, FL. 33160
San Francisco (Saturday March 27, 9am) NBC 11 848 Battery St. San Francisco, CA. 94111.
Austin (Saturday March 27, 9am) Buffalo Billiards 201E. 6th St. Austin, TX. 78701
Cleveland (Saturday March 27, 9am) WKYC-TV 3 1333 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, OH 44114
Omaha (Friday April 2, 9am) Nebraska Furniture Mart 700 South 72nd St. Omaha, NE 68114
Portland (Friday April 2, 9am) Mall 205 9900 SE Washington Ave. Portland, OR. 97216
Little Rock (Saturday April 3, 9am) KARK 4 1401 West Capitol Ave. Little Rock, AR 72201
Location and time for New Orleans will be announced shortly.
Please check www.nbc.com for updates on the casting calls.
Interested candidates should arrive to one of the open calls listed above. Though it is not required, we recommend candidates to bring a photo i.d. and a completed application form available at www.nbc.com
Contestants must be legally eligible to work in the United States and live in the United States; must be at least 21 years of age; must be in excellent physical and mental health; must not now be a candidate for public office and must agree not to become one until six months after initial broadcast of all programs in which you appear, if selected as a player.
Prospective contestants, if selected to be interviewed, must timely complete, sign and return (prior to the date of your personal interview) a completed interview Agreement Package that includes a Background Questionnaire Form and authorization to obtain background information from third parties, among other agreements; must be willing to travel at your own expense to be interviewed in June/July, 2003 (or otherwise scheduled by the Producers) at one of the following locations nearest to you (listed above).
“The Apprentice” is produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with Trump Productions LLC. Mark Burnett and Donald Trump are executive producers. Burnett is represented by Conrad Riggs who will also serve as a producer on the project.