New TV talent show holding local auditions next week

mrice@ledger-enquirer.comJuly 3, 2014 

Producers of a television pilot for a children's talent show will conduct auditions next week in Columbus.

The free tryouts for "Five Minutes of Fame" will be July 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in The Gallery at the Fountain Park Shopping Center, 4261 Macon Road.

Participants must be age 10-18 and bring a CD containing 1 minute and 30 seconds of their favorite song to lip-sync. Chosen songs and costumes must be appropriate for TV, so no profanity or revealing outfits allowed.

Latisha Littleton, chief executive officer of Madam Money Management Entertainment Inc. in Columbus, and Troy Denson, the CEO of TuneDrops Productions in Atlanta, are organizing this project. They have been talking to representatives from Disney and Nickelodeon to possibly air the show, Littleton said. She expects about 30 children to be selected for the pilot, which is scheduled to be taped Aug. 9 in Columbus.

Littleton wants to find the next young talents to follow the footsteps of Columbus natives who made it big in the entertainment industry, such as songwriter and music producer Dallas Austin, TV personality Wayne Brady, "American Idol" finalist Justin Guarini, Academy Award-winning film editor Robert Parrish and actress Arnetia Walker.

"We've got a lot of talent here," Littleton said. "We just need the support of the community. We hope they come out and have fun."

ADVANCE REGISTRATION

Walk-ins will be welcomed at the tryouts, but call producer Latisha Littleton at 404-955-1565 to register in advance for an audition time or to get the paperwork in advance. Participants must be accompanied by an adult and have a parent or guardian sign a release form.

Mark Rice, 706-576-6272. Follow Mark on Twitter@MarkRiceLE.

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