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Casting Details for CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Announced


- Online audition videos and applications can be submitted at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada -

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TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - On your mark, get set, go online! Since the announcement that CTV has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Canadians have exploded with excitement to compete, with hundreds of thousands of posts on Twitter and Facebook, and more than 16,000 followers of @AmazingRaceCDA. Now, the wait is over as CTV announced today casting details for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Beginning today, viewers across the country can go online to www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and submit an audition video and application for their chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Potential teams are encouraged to submit videos that showcase their personalities and explain their motivation for why they deserve to win the inaugural season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.

**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca.

"Thank you Canada for such an overwhelmingly positive response to the announcement about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "We know Canadians have been chomping at the bit to put their names in for this series and we look forward to the onslaught of online submissions from an amazing group of diverse and fascinating potential racers."

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams of two who are articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous, who possess a strong personal connection. Teams must be willing to exert themselves in the process of detours, roadblocks, and other challenges as they race around the country, and endure approximately 28 days in various conditions, environments, and climates within Canada.

Auditioning for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1 Prepare a video for submission that focuses on the positives and negatives of the relationship between you and your teammate. The producers are eager to hear what makes a "pairing" tick.

Step 2 Take an up-close picture of your "team", as well as an up-close picture of each individual, so you can send it in when you apply online.

Step 3 Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and photos at www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada

If the producers are interested in your team competing on the series, they will be in touch!

For more information about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, viewers are encouraged to visit www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for full casting details and FAQs.

Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applications for "The Race":


    --  Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by April 1st,
        2013.
    --  Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of
        Canada.

Set to anchor CTV's Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives 
Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the country they 
love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With potential stops in all 10 
provinces and three territories, teams will race to the finish line, 
criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of the Canadian 
fabric, the teams will travel through both the country's urban centres as well 
as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad 
cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is based on THE AMAZING RACE, the nine-time, Emmy® 
award-winning, hit program created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri 
that premiered in 2001 in the United States. Van Munster, Doganieri, and Mark 
Vertullo are executive producers for Worldrace Productions, a division of 
Profiles Television. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are executive 
producers for Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The program is produced in 
association with ABC Studios.  The U.S. version of THE AMAZING RACE is a Top 
3 series this fall on CTV and is this season's #1 reality program in Canada 
with an average audience of 2.7 million viewers.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be the 12(th) international version to launch 
outside of the United States, joining Asia, Australia, Brazil, China, France, 
Israel, Latin America, Norway, Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam as territories 
with an original THE AMAZING RACE production.

Commissioned by CTV, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will be produced by Insight 
Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles 
Television. Executive Producers for Insight Productions are John Brunton and 
Barbara Bowlby, and Supervising Producer is Mark Lysakowski. Bertram van 
Munster and Elise Doganieri executive produce for Profiles Television. Robin 
Johnston is the CTV Production Executive. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, 
Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, 
Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter:

@CTV_PR @CTV_Television @AmazingRaceCDA
#RaceCDA

Facebook: facebook.com/ctv

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been 
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV 
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading 
assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, 
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about 
CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

About Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Disney-ABC Domestic Television (DADT) is the content distribution arm for The 
Walt Disney Company within the United States and Canada.  The division 
provides top tier motion pictures and television programming across electronic 
home video license, video-on-demand (residential and hotel), subscription 
video-on-demand, pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, online and 
other digital technologies.  One of the industry's premier distributors, DADT 
distributes theatrical properties from The Walt Disney Studios including 
Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel 
Studios, Disneynature and Touchstone Pictures; and television content from ABC 
Studios, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and Disney Channel.

About Profiles Television 
Profiles Television is an award-winning, full-service production company that 
develops and produces programming for the worldwide marketplace. Founded in 
2003, Profiles Television is run by nine-time Emmy® award-winning producers 
Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri, the executive producers best known 
for creating and producing CBS's long-running reality juggernaut THE AMAZING 
RACE, now in production on its 22(nd) season. (THE AMAZING RACE is produced 
through World Race Productions, a subsidiary of Profiles Television.) Since 
launching in 2001, THE AMAZING RACE has aired more than 180 episodes, with 
Season 21 premiering on CBS in September 2012. The series is seen in more than 
80 countries, with local versions of the show also produced in Asia, 
Australia, South America, and Israel. In addition to THE AMAZING RACE, 
Profiles Television is in production on DASH FOR CASH for A&E, and an MMA 
competition series for Spike, and has various projects in development across a 
wide range of broadcast and cable networks. Other Profiles Television series 
include THE GREAT ESCAPE for TNT, and OPRAH'S BIG GIVE, TAKE THE MONEY & RUN, 
and PROFILES FROM THE FRONT LINE for ABC. The company also produced for Ford 
the interactive branded-entertainment programs, FOCUS RALLY: AMERICA for Hulu, 
and ESCAPE ROUTES for NBC.

About Insight Productions
Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has 
become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and 
production of highly rated television programs and cutting edge multiplatform 
content for the global market in every genre. Since 1979, it has been 
recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous 
international awards, including multiple Gemini's. The company has created 
thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast 
over major networks worldwide. Broadcast Magazine International claims that 
"when it comes to adapting formats for Canadian audiences there is one 
producer who appears to have the Midas touch." Recent hits include THE JUNO 
AWARDS, which plays a key role in the Canadian music industry, TOP CHEF 
CANADA, INTERVENTION CANADA, CANADA'S GOT TALENT and Insight's original 
formats CANADA SINGS & BATTLE OF THE BLADES.  Insight is currently in 
production on the Canadian versions of NEVER EVER DO THIS AT HOME and BIG 
BROTHER CANADA. For more information visit: www.insighttv.com 
www.facebook.com/insightproductions
@insightprod  

Jim Quan, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca Jacqui 
VanSickle, CTV, CTV Two, 416.384.5091 or Jacqueline.vansickle@bellmedia.ca

SOURCE: CTV

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CO: CTV
ST: Ontario
NI: ENT TVNEWS 

-0- Dec/20/2012 19:12 GMT

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