Friday, May 23, 2008
MTV True Life: I'm Having a Destination Wedding
Wow! Look what landed on my desk today...
MTV's News and Documentaries Department has put out a casting call for couples living in the USA who are having a destination wedding this July or August, and who are between the ages of 18 -25. They want to hear from couples who have interesting stories to tell.
Here is the Casting Call:
"You don't have to be a celebrity to get married like one! Are you adding a twist to your big day, by tying the knot thousands of miles from your home? Is there something cultural/spiritual/emotional tying you to the spot you've chosen? Have you always been the adventurous type and could only imagine having a wedding somewhere completely off the beaten path?
Whether you're getting married in a tropical area such as the Caribbean, Mexico, or Hawaii or if you've decided to celebrate in Europe, Asia, Africa or even a domestic seaside location we want to hear from you. Make your wedding even more extraordinary by having MTV document your journey.
We're looking to follow young people who are getting married this July or August that appear to be between the ages of 18 and 28. Email email@example.com and tell us your story. Please be sure to include your name, location, date of the wedding, phone number, and a photo."
Here is the write-up for this exciting opportunity.
"True Life employs first-person narrative storytelling to provide a window into the lives of young Americans. To date, the series has explored topics as complex as living with a disorder such as autism or obsessive-compulsive disorder; living in extreme poverty; and being deployed to and returning from military service in Iraq.
From the MTV Website: “Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV's award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school--the True Life series tells its stories solely from the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters--putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment. “
A follow up to our enormously successful True Life: I’m Getting Married - True Life: I’m Having a Destination Wedding will focus on the growing trend of young people choosing to get married thousands of miles from home. Formerly for celebrities and the ultra-rich, these weddings have become more accessible to couples looking to add a “twist” to their big day. Production will begin in the first week of July, with a tentative air date in September 2008. The crew will be following these couples at their job and home (personal life), through the planning process and all the way down the aisle. "
So in addition to being the star of your own special day...you could also star in what is bound to be a great TV documentary!