Monday, May 8, 2006

Universal Studio Tour Guides Holding Open Casting Calls

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Here’s the truth about Hollywood: If you can guide a tour there, you can make it anywhere.

At least, that’s what hundreds of hopefuls trying out to be “cast” as guides for the Universal Studios Hollywood Tour believe.

The open casting takes place tomorrow (May 9) at Universal Studios Hollywood and knowledge of movies and Universal Studios history is as key as acting ability and industry background.

According to Mike Sington, the director of tour guides at Universal Studios – and a former guide himself – the job gets lots of applications from people who “...want the job because of the movie industry perks – the experience and the contacts and the ground floor background it gives them into the movie industry.”

In fact, Sington says the tour guide job is “the modern equivalent of working up from the mail room in the old studio system.”

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