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[10/05/12 - 09:31 AM]
Seven-City Casting Call Begins for "The Hero," Dwayne Johnson's New Action-Packed Competition Series on TNT
Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Nashville and Minneapolis are among the sites.

[via press release from TNT]

Seven-City Casting Call Begins for "The Hero," Dwayne Johnson's New Action-Packed Competition Series on TNT

Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Nashville and Minneapolis To Host the Contestant Search for the Ultimate Hero, Beginning Oct. 13

Electus and 5x5 Media are embarking on a seven-city U.S. casting call for TNT;s upcoming competition series The Hero, which will be headlined and executive-produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The producers of The Hero are looking for competitors who display the physical, mental and emotional strength to participate in a battle of brains, brawn and morality, resulting in one winner being named the ultimate hero.

The Hero is being produced for TNT by Ben Silverman's multimedia entertainment studio Electus and 5x5 Media, with Johnson and his producing partner, Dany Garcia, serving as executive producers. TNT has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is slated to premiere in summer 2013.

Below is a complete roster of locations for The Hero casting call. Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (local time).

Oct. 13

Los Angeles
Crunch Gym
8000 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Oct. 20

Boston
Jillian's (Tequila Rain Entrance)
3 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215

Dallas
Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
13933 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243

Chicago
XSport Fitness
819 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Oct. 27

New York
TRYP Hotel
345 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

Nashville
Bar Louie
314 11th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Nov. 3

Minneapolis
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

Additional casting information can be found online: Website: http://www.theherotnt.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheHero_Casting/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TNTsTheHeroCasting

Interested participants can also email their name, contact information and a photo to the Electus and 5x5 Media casting team at TheHeroTNT@gmail.com.

About TNT's The Hero

TNT's The Hero will bring 10 ordinary people together in a house and then assign them various missions that will test their brains, their brawn and even their morality. The show will challenge the competitors to prove they've got what it takes to be heroes, pushing them to the limits to see what they are willing (and able) to overcome, undergo or sacrifice for the sake of their fellow contestants. Johnson will serve as The Hero's mentor and motivator, encouraging the contestants to reach far beyond their personal limits. In the end, one player will rise above the others, overcoming obstacles he/she never thought possible in order to become a true hero.

In a unique twist on the reality-competition format, The Hero will incorporate social media into every facet of the show, from pre-production and casting to on-location shooting and live broadcasts. Through the show's interactive digital platform, viewers will be able to vote each week for the contestant they consider to be the most heroic. The series is set to premiere on TNT in summer 2013.

The Hero was created by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of the Emmy(R)-winning 5x5 Media (Survivor, Fashion Star, TBS's upcoming King of the Nerds), along with Charles Wachter (Fashion Star, Food Revolution) and Electus' Ben Silverman (Fashion Star, The Biggest Loser, The Office). The series is executive-produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox); 5x5 Media (part of the Electus studio system led by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk); Charles Wachter; Dwayne Johnson; and Dany Garcia. Electus International, Electus' global distribution arm, will retain all international distribution rights.

Connect with The Hero Website: http://www.theherotnt.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheHeroTNT Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheHeroTNT | #TheHeroTNTAbout Electus

Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Headed by Ben Silverman in partnership with IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], the company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be a true partner in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm or Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers.

Connect with Electus Website: http://www.electus.comAbout 5x5 Media

Five by Five Media ("5x5") is a full service television and film production company in an overall production and distribution agreement within the Electus studio system. 5x5 Media develops and produces both scripted and unscripted television programming and feature films. 5x5's principals have won multiple primetime Emmys(R) and have produced such titles as Survivor, The Amazing Race, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Super Nanny, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Smash Lab, Monster Garage, MythBusters and Wired Science. 5x5's recent productions include TBS;s King of the Nerds, Spike TV's Car Lot Cowboy, CMT's Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country and NBC's fashion reality-competition show Fashion Star.

About TNT

TNT, one of the top-rated cable networks, is television;s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Perception, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston's Finest, 72 Hours and The Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Connect with TNT Website: http://www.tntdrama.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TNTWeKnowDrama Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TNTweknowdrama





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