Thursday, June 15, 2006

Alan Hunter Helps Actors Get Their Ten-Minutes Of Fame

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Americans are now only getting ten minutes of fame as opposed to fifteen minutes worth – and they have former MTV veejay Alan Hunter to thank.

His latest gig is hosting and judging Looking For Stars, a national acting audition show that runs on the Starz movie channel starting Monday (Jun. 19).

Each episode is only ten minutes long and features excerpts from thousands of casting calls held in New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, Florida, and Kansas City, Missouri.

Hunter says the short format works better for an acting search because it’s hard to watch “wrenching and crying” from amateur actors for long stretches.

In his words, “With American Idol, at least there’s a band so it seems like karaoke.”

Despite the hours he spent watching bad actors emote, Hunter is happy with the eight actors who made the finals and would be “happy to make a movie with any of them.”

He might have to stand in line. The winner of Looking For Stars wins a key role in a film starring Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore.

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