Everyday Edisons, a nationally televised PBS reality series chronicling modern inventors and the development of their inventions, is kicking off its Season Three casting calls.
Everyday Edisons invites all inventors and innovators to attend the casting calls set up throughout the counrty. The casting call will also be complimented by a full day of free seminars, including an opportunity to meet with experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The Everyday Edisons panel of judges, including product development and patent law experts, provides a forum for participants to present and demonstrate original ideas. The judges will select 10 to 12 inventors to be featured in the show's third season, which chronicles the inventors as their concept is refined, produced, marketed and sold.
The show will look at a broad range of inventions and in various states of development, ranging from sketched ideas and simple concepts to detailed, patented designs and factory prototypes. Those with factory prototypes or finished products will also be reviewed by representatives from major retailers, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, QVC, PetSmart, The Sharper Image, and buybuyBaby.
The series invests thousands of dollars into each chosen invention, with no cost to the inventor.
Everyday Edisons is produced with the cooperation of the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The first season of the show aired in the spring of 2007 and is currently in production of Season 2.
The Casting Calls for Season 3 will be from January 12, 2008 through May 17, 2008 as follows:
Atlanta – Saturday, January 12, 2008
San Francisco – Saturday, February 16, 2008
Details will be published around January 16
Dallas – Saturday, March 15, 2008
Details will be published around February 15
Chicago – Saturday, April 19, 2008
Details will be published around March 19
Boston – Saturday, May 17, 2008
Details about the casting calls can be found on the EverydayEdisons website and you can get tips and hints for the auditions at InventorSpot.com's forum discussions about the auditions .
About Everyday Edisons
Everyday Edisons premiered nationwide on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) affiliates in the Spring of 2007 to educate viewers about what it takes to bring an invention to market. Produced in cooperation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Everyday Edisons features ordinary people as their original idea is transformed into a retail product. Selected "Everyday Edisons" will have their inventions commercialized and receive a 20-year annuity on all product sales.
For more information and a short video trailer of the series, visit www.everydayedisons.com . For show air dates and times, visit www.pbs.org.
For tips, advice and discussions of the auditions, visit I nventorSpot.com's Inventor Forums .