Saturday, January 27, 2007

ABC-TV "Wife Swap" is Looking for Numismatists!

If you get on the show, it would be nice if you give them me as the referral. I can use the $1000!

Here is the message that I received last week from ABC-TV:

Greetings!

My name is Meghan McGinley and I am a Casting Producer for the ABC Television reality show, Wife Swap. In case you are not familiar with the show, the premise of Wife Swap is simple: for two weeks, two wives from two different families exchange husbands, children and lives (but not bedrooms) to discover what it's like to live a different woman's life. The show airs on ABC on Monday nights at 8pm - family hour! It offers a positive experience for people not only to teach, but to learn about different family values.

We are casting for the remaining episodes of third season of our show, and we are focusing on finding fun and outgoing families with interesting hobbies for upcoming episodes. I thought it would be cool to feature a family that is involved in the Hobby of Kings - coin collecting! I was hoping to find a family of Numismatists, where everyone - Mom, Dad and the kids - are all passionate about the hobby and participate together. We often feature sports families on our show, but rarely have an opportunity to focus on more academic ways to spend family time together. I thought that this might be a step in the right direction, and was hoping you would be willing to spread the word! We are casting for February and March of 2007, so casting is happening NOW!

Here is some information on the application requirements and the show itself:

. Families who appear on the show receive $20,000
. Families must have two parents (not necessarily married!)
. There must be at least one child between the ages of 6-17 living full time in the home
. Families must live in the continental USA
. Due to security restrictions, we are unable to feature military families at this time
. $1,000 finder's fee to anyone who refers a family who is cast on the show!

Any assistance you can give in letting people in your organization know about this casting call would be much appreciated! To receive further information, obtain an application or refer a family, please contact me at (212) 404 1473 or Meghan.McGinley@rdfusa.com.Best,Meghan

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