The build up to Thursday’s open casting call at the Beverly Garland in LA was palpable on Twitter and Facebook, but even after a line started to form on Wednesday early evening, I still wasn’t sure what to expect. In Chicago earlier this month a few hundred entrepreneurs turned out to pitch their businesses to the producers, so that was the expectation I had in mind. However, all told yesterday there were over 400 pitches heard by the Shark Tank casting team, which is an all-time high in the history of the show.
Many have asked what the process is for an open casting call, and instead of attempting to explain it, recently I ran across a post by Fleetwood, the good guy behind Villy Customs, and he really does it justice. He relays his Shark Tank experience beginning with his audition in Dallas last summer (2011). Funny to think that a year ago he was auditioning, and today he’s got one of the hottest bike companies on the planet. Here is a link to the post on Villy’s Facebook page.
Feel free to let us know what your experience was like at Thursday’s casting call. As we mentioned earlier this month, there will be a 3rd open casting call announced soon, we’re just waiting on the details. No idea on location but as far as timing the open call is expected to be in late June.
If you’re looking for information on how to apply for Shark Tank Season 4, our Casting Information page has all the latest details. Best of luck to all who are applying!