CTV Announces MASTERCHEF CANADA Casting Details

- Online application tool now open at CTV.ca/MasterChefCanada - 
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TORONTO, June 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Get online and get cooking Canada! Aspiring 
chefs and foodies across the country have been salivating at the prospect of 
being crowned Canada's first MasterChef since the announcement that CTV 
ordered MASTERCHEF CANADA for a winter 2014 debut. Beginning today, Canadians 
can go to ctv.ca/MasterChefCanada and submit an application for their chance 
to be a part of the Canadian version of the internationally acclaimed series. 
Deadline for entries is Thursday, July 25. 
"Given the overwhelming success of MASTERCHEF CANADA's international 
counterparts, we couldn't be more excited to put a Canadian garnish on the 
world's #1 culinary television format," said Phil King, President, CTV 
Programming and Sports. "Canadians have been waiting for an opportunity like 
this and we look forward to discovering the diverse culinary talent from 
across the country." 
Auditioning for MASTERCHEF CANADA is as easy as pie! Potential hopefuls can 
visit ctv.ca/MasterChefCanada and follow the links for full casting details 
and FAQs. A recent photo is required, and applicants are welcome to submit a 
video that demonstrates skill, while expressing their passion for cooking. 
Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for MASTERCHEF CANADA 

    --  Applicants must be amateur chefs, and cannot ever have worked
        as a professional chef.
    --  Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by September 1,
    --  Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of

MASTERCHEF CANADA provides an opportunity for Canadian amateur chefs to 
develop their culinary skills as they compete for the MASTERCHEF CANADA title. 
Thousands of applicants will be whittled down to 50 semifinalists who will 
then present their signature dish to the judges in hopes of winning one of the 
coveted MASTERCHEF aprons. In keeping with the MASTERCHEF format, the 
contestants will face individual and team-based cooking challenges, which 
result in one or more home cooks being eliminated each week, until finally 
Canada's first MASTERCHEF is crowned.

MASTERCHEF is recognized as one of the most-successful primetime entertainment 
formats in the world. Now produced in over 40 countries, the series is watched 
in more than 200 territories worldwide. "This is an extraordinary opportunity 
to celebrate Canada's vibrant and multicultural food scene and the home cooks 
that feed it (and us!)," said Cathie James, Vice-President and Creative 
Director for Proper Television.

With production starting this fall, President of Proper Television, Guy 
O'Sullivan will executive produce the series, along with Proper's 
Vice-President and Creative Director Cathie James. Shine America's Paul 
Franklin will serve as a Creative Consultant. 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.


Twitter: @MasterChefCDA
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Facebook: facebook.com/ctv

About Bell Media Independent Production 
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and 
most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian 
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success 
stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game 
changer FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series PLAYED, 
relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and THE 
AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary version of the hit 
international series. Among the scripted series on Bell Media specialty 
channels are the two-time Emmy(®)-nominated hit DEGRASSI, ORPHAN BLACK, and 
upcoming dramas BITTEN and 19-2, as well as reality series PANIC BUTTON and 
BRAVE NEW GIRL. In total, Bell Media ordered 27 new original Canadian series 
in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into development.

About Shine International:
Shine International is the sales and distribution arm of ShineGroup 
andfocuses on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights through 
scripted and non-scripted formats and tape. The company distributes 
programming from Shine Group's growing library of programming along 
withanarray of programming acquired from independent producers and major 
primetime broadcasters, to more than 150 countries worldwide. Shine 
International is a leader in handling global rights tounscriptedformats 
including The Biggest Loser (airing in 30 countries), One Born Every Minute, 
Minute To Win It, Clash of the Choirs and MasterChef, which is 
nowlicensedin over40countries and airsin 200 territories; and a 
scripted catalogue that boasts the critically-acclaimed Broadchurch, Utopia 
and In the Flesh, new sit-com Vicious and the forthcoming Shine America and FX 
co-production of The Bridge. www.shineinternational.com

About Proper Television
Proper Television is a leading provider of factual entertainment, reality, 
documentary and docu-dramas for Canadian, American, and International markets. 
Headed by former BBC director Guy O'Sullivan, Proper Television has earned a 
distinguished reputation for creating original series and hit versions of 
international formats including CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, COME DINE WITH ME 
CANADA, and FOUR WEDDINGS CANADA. Proper Television's shows and formats are 
sold internationally by newly formed Proper Distribution.

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.

Emily Alonzo, CTV, 416.384.2664 oremily.alonzo@bellmedia.ca Carolyn Fell, 
CTV, 416.384.2817 orcarolyn.fell@bellmedia.ca Meghan Hardy, Proper 
Television, 416.598.2500 x.485 ormhardy@propertelevision.com


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