Submission Deadline:

July 10th, 2015, 12:00 noon EST

* Applying earlier gives us more time to review your tape before the open call and be in touch if necessary. Please try to apply before July 6th, if possible.


Upload to the website, or mail applications and video submissions with passport-sized photos to:

The Next Reality Star: Pittsburgh
Attention: Ellen Berkman Davis
C/O One Louder Productions, 2100 Georgetown Dr. Suite 303, Sewickley, PA. 15143.

Tape length:

5 minutes or less; if you are applying as a group, please include all group members in the video.  Make sure you label your tape with your name & phone number.


DVD, .MPG, .MOV, .3GP, .MP4, .AVI, .WMV

Tape guidelines:

Talk about yourself, talk about your family, talk about your job.  Use this video to show us what's special about you, and to tell us if you have any connection to Pittsburgh. Your submission should help us to get to know the real you.  We are not looking for one certain type of contestant.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot answer any questions about the receipt of your package, so if you mail it in, we suggest you track your package. Also, all videotapes will become the sole property of the Producers once submitted, and will not be returned to you, whether or not you are selected as a contestant.

Open Casting Call:

If you prefer to submit your application at our Open call event, here is the information:

Saturday, July 11th 1PM - 7PM, WQED, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213.

If you would like to come to the open call, please fill out your application in advance and bring that and your photo to the open call. Click here to download the application.


By entering the Contest, you acknowledge that the Producers receive numerous submissions of ideas, stories and scripts, and that your entry, and the ideas and stories embodied in it, may be similar or identical to other material received and/or developed by one or more of the Producers. You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation or credit for use by Producers of any such material.

Only complete applications will be considered

A complete application includes a video submission, signed applications for all who are applying, and passport-sized photos, one each for all who are applying.

What happens next:  

After the casting call and tape deadline, the team behind Pittsburgh’s next great reality star will sift through all of the submissions, and choose approximately five finalists to spend more time with, get to know better at their homes or businesses, and one of them will be announced at a final event as Pittsburgh’s Next Great Reality Star.  Phone calls will go out to finalists by August 7th, 2015.

The winner will star in a presentation tape produced by One Louder Productions, and may fly to New York or Los Angeles to pitch their show to network executives.

For other application questions:

Please email us at