Friday, May 04, 2007

MTV News Correspondence


Here's an e-mail I got from MTV.

Hey! I'm doing casting for a possible episode of True Life on MTV titled True Life: I Live Another Life on the Web.

Here is the casting call that is up on MTV.com:

True Life: I Live Another Life on the Web
Do you sometimes feel as if you’re living a double life? Are you pretending to be someone you’re not? Do you have one identity in your everyday life, but a different one when you’re alone and on-line? Does your virtual avatar make you feel confident behind your computer screen? Are you famous online but feel like you’re invisible in real life?

Do you have trouble approaching someone for a date in person, but when you’re behind the comfort of your computer, do the words just flow? Would you be afraid to be yourself if you were ever to come face-to-face with your online friends or companions? Do you get so caught up in the person you pretend to be on the web that you maintain that persona in person?
If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28, and live another life on the web, email us at:

http://us.f634.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=weblife@mtvstaff.com with your story.

Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo, if possible.

I'm a big fan of your blog and was wondering if you are anonymous or if you know any bloggers who are...

Thanks!

Helene Sherr * MTV * True Life

**Now it appears Helene sent this out to all bloggers, and the last line kind of gives away that fact. If she read the blog one day, she would know I'm anonymous. So, I e-mailed her back and pointed this out.

Helene,

I will post your casting call on my site. I know several anonymous bloggers/readers who fit into your age range and who will see the casting call. Somehow I doubt you are a big fan of my blog, because EVERYONE who reads it knows I'm anonymous. lol.

Have a great evening.

EL


**Now, this is her e-mail back to me and she did a remarkable job of recovering. She should go work as a publicist.**

I was actually hoping that you'd read the call and decide that you want to be revealed on the show! I think that would make for a great story-line.. Anyway, thanks for all your help and I look forward to hearing from you!

Helene Sherr * MTV * True Life

Like I said, she recovered nicely, but I still don't think she's even read the blog. Anyway, I'm going to write her back, and I will let you in on the correspondence. Obviously I will not be signing up for this, but I know some of you who would be perfect for this which is why I'm posting it.

7 comments:

Dana said...

Awww, ent, come on! Don't you want to reveal yourself?

Sheesh - another point to think about is that IF she had read your blog, she would know that you are also an entertainment lawyer, and in revealing yourself, you would probably put your job/practice on the line.

Anonymous said...

and if she read the blog she would know that you are older than 28

duh.... do your research helene

Helene said...

actually over 28 would be cool as long as you 'look' b/t the ages of 16-28.. i've done my research guys, looking to get the word out - that's what casting is about. so thanks!

bionic bunny! said...

this might actually be interesting for some of us.
myself, i'm so far out of the age range i'd be arrested for trying (lol), but think of the possibilities...
instead of few people reading the plug ent gave me, i could broadcast it across the country.
some you youngsters should look into it!

noel said...

Oh ent...

don't you want to reveal yourself?

If you did we could see how old, fat and bald you really are!!

You might let Hez down though :-)

(although I highly doubt it!!)

See you all around

Jem said...

Ha! You could get ZX to reveal on there.

mist1 said...

I knew I wasn't special...but for a brief moment I felt it.

I got the same email. Verbatim. And, like you had the same thought...clearly, she hadn't read my blog.