Tuesday, May 12, 2009
May 23rd--Open Auditions--MASN Defining Moments
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The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network announced today that fans for both Our Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles can audition live and in person at an upcoming home game at Nationals Park and Camden Yards, respectively, for the second round of "Defining Moments" Ads. Nationals Fans on May 23rd and Orioles Fans on May 30th. The location at each ballpark will be The MASN Booth. At Nationals Park, that would be on the Main Concourse--3rd Base Side (Not The Left Field Broadcast Booth for NatsXtra) and for Camden Yards--Eutaw Street, Gate A.
Those interested must have prepared their own defining moment to improvise. And Staff will give each participant lines to read off the cuff. Auditions will begin 90 minutes before game time and continue throughout the scheduled ballgame.
To get an idea of what MASN is looking for--go to MyMASN.com to view the first round of advertisements.
Here is the complete MASN Press Release:
Calling All O's and Nats Fans: MASN to Hold Casting Call for Defining Moments Campaign
Network to Audition Fans on May 23 and May 30
(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will conduct open auditions for future spots in the network's Defining Moments advertising campaign. The innovative campaign, which launched at the beginning of the 2009 season, features real, everyday fans describing their favorite memorable baseball moments - in their own words. Fans of both the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles can audition at Nationals Park on May 23rd and at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 30 to star in a MASN commercial later this summer. Fans may also submit their Defining Moments videos and blogs at MyMASN.com for consideration.
Auditions will start 90 minutes prior to the first pitch and continue throughout the game at MASN's booth in each ballpark. At Nationals Park, MASN's booth is located on the concourse level near third base. At Camden Yards, fans can find MASN on Eutaw Street by Gate A. Participants should bring a Defining Moment or story about their favorite game or player. MASN will ask each fan to improvise their Defining Moment and to read some prepared lines.
Selected participants will be called back for a second round of auditions in early June, with final shooting to take place during the second week of June. Approximately 20 new fans will be chosen to "star" in the next round of Defining Moments commercials for MASN, which are scheduled to hit air in early July, around the time of baseball's All Star Game.
The first series of Defining Moments spots can be viewed on MASN and at mymasn.com. Over 200 fans submitted their defining moment online, while several dozen were selected during open auditions at Nationals Fan Fest. Fans came from Charlottesville and Richmond, New York and Connecticut, Pennsylvania and the Baltimore-Washington area to participate in the campaign.
"Baseball fans are passionate about their favorite teams, and their love for the game is on display throughout this innovative, season-long campaign," said network spokesman Todd Webster. "MASN saw a unique opportunity to let real fans star in these spots because their baseball experience is authentic and their passion is infectious. We invite all Nats and O's fans to submit their favorite moments and to audition to be in their own television ad."
For more information, please visit MASNsports.com and MyMASN.com.