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American Inventor Show 2 for 2007 - Audition Info Changed



PLEASE NOTE:
*The Los Angeles, Orlando, and Houston audition dates have changed.
*See city venues for location updates.


The auditions are scheduled to take place starting March 2007, in the following cities listed below:

LOS ANGELES – MARCH 18TH -
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA – 90015

SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 25TH -
Regency Ballroom
1290 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA - 94109

CHICAGO – MARCH 31ST -
Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL - 60611

NEW YORK CITY – APRIL 4TH -
Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad St. New York, NY - 10004

ORLANDO – APRIL 10TH -
The Walt Disney World Contemporary Resort
4600 N World Dr. Lake Buena Vista, FL - 32830

HOUSTON – APRIL 15TH -
The Berry Center
8877 Barker Cypress Rd. Cypress, TX - 77344
Comments
Mar 18, 2007
by Michelle
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Good Luck to every

Good Luck to every auditioning in Los Angeles today.

Mar 19, 2007
by Michelle
Michelle's picture

Just got a field report from

Just got a field report from someone who will stay anonymous for now from the Los Angeles auditions:

Auditions for LA were held in the Los Angeles Convention Center. Only 500 or so people showed up to audition.

It seems that there will be no Matt Gallant as the host of Season 2. There's a whole new host. Don't know the name but tall, handsome, bald and black.

There were very few of the same faces from Season 1...so its going to be a whole new type of show.

Mar 19, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

American Inventor audition

Hello to all inventors,

I was at the LA auditions, I would estimate about 1500 hopefull's. Now let me start off by saying I am not a sore loser or angry,  Just a word from someone who has been there.  The judges are not people who really know the in's and out's of a true inventor.  There function is to choose people of character, ideals that are wacky or bazaar, ideals that the average person would not consider purchasing.  The "Judge's" are not the same people you see on the television show, The "Judge's" are much younger than most of the "Hopeful's", The judges are there to create a show, remember it's a Hollywood production.  I saw ideal's with some merit, hard working people that put thought into there ideals and they were turned down.  Be prepared, have a "off the wall", "goofy side" for your presentation to the judges as they are there to pick personalities over inventions.  Remember, if you are turned away and you truly believe in your product, keep it your mind that it is a Hollywood production, so don't be broken hearted.

Mar 19, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

American Inventor Audition

I was at the Los Angeles Audition as well. The camera's were pretty much all over the people that "stood out". I was able to sit next to one the staff members who did the interviewing for contestants who were called back after they passed the second panel of judges. The ideas that I saw which made it weren't things the average person would buy. The judges looked like they were no more than their mid to late twenties and I really question their technical knowledge. I have to agree it seems to be more of a hollywood production than a true inventor's contest.

Mar 19, 2007
by Michelle
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We had heard from one

We had heard from one contestant that there were only about 500 inventors, and the rest were supporters.  Did you think it was more like 1500 or 500 inventors?

 

Mar 19, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Number of contestants there

Michelle,

I got there at around 6:50 in the morning and waited until 2:30 just to get inside the building. When I finally gave my paperwork to the lady she said there were 350 people who went before me( just inventors, not including supporters). After making it through the first panel of judges, I then asked a staff member how many people had come to the audition. He told me it was over 1000 people and they would be calling people back tommorow.

Mar 20, 2007
by Michelle
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Oh thanks Anonymous for the

Oh thanks Anonymous for the details on the numbers.  I had hear they were expecting one or two thousand, and when I heard there were only 500 I was surprised.

I hope you had a good experience?

Mar 20, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Michelle, Trying out for

Michelle,

Trying out for Everyday Edisons was much more of a beneficial experiece for me. I learned a lot more from that and it was more focused on the invention itself, not so much on someone's personality. What annoyed me about trying out for AI was the judges who were no older than their late 20's didnt seem to have any technical knowledge or industry expertise. The questions they asked me were more geared toward myself and not the invention. To me, it seemed like they were looking more for people and idea's who would give them good TV material.