Friday, May 08, 2009

Of COURSE a Parkie is going to win this competition (and a visit to United Talent Agency)

All you need to do is shoot a 30-second video about why YOU want to travel to LA for a week, hang out at United, and meet the people who will eventually hire you to hang out there all the time.

Here's the deal:

People’s Choice and Hollywood powerhouse United Talent Agency (UTA) have joined forces to offer the Hollywood Insider Experience, an extensive one-week introduction to the world of business entertainment spent inside the Los Angeles talent agency that represents hundreds of Hollywood elite. The experience will offer exclusive opportunities in the realms of film, television and music including set visits, industry power lunches and a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a premier talent agency.

Beginning on Tuesday, May 5, interested applicants can submit a :30 video to the People’s Choice website,, explaining why they deserve this opportunity. Members of UTA and People’s Choice will review the video entries and post the top three candidates on the website for fans to choose their favorite. The winner will receive travel and accommodations for their one week stay in Los Angeles during the summer of 2009. Participants can sign up at no cost to be People’s Choice community members at, enabling them to enter their submissions. All rules and regulations are also available on the website.

“UTA has developed a truly unique experience, one that is sure to provide real insight into the business of Hollywood,” said People’s Choice President Fred Nelson. “We are thrilled to offer this opportunity and urge anyone with a desire to see the entertainment industry from the inside to apply.”

The Hollywood Insider Experience is one in a series of collaborative opportunities designed by People’s Choice to give entertainment enthusiasts an influential voice in the industry. Recently, People’s Choice teamed up with Rascal Flatts to offer fans the opportunity to design the cover art for the band’s latest album. Currently, People’s Choice is working with Queen Latifah to record a new song for her album, Persona, featuring an aspiring singer/songwriter, chosen by the fans at

About People’s Choice
The People’s Choice community at serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture. The community was created in 2007 in conjunction with The People’s Choice Awards, which remains the only show voted on entirely by the public for awards in music, movies and television. Fred Nelson is the President of the People’s Choice. The show is produced by Procter & Gamble Productions. More than 13 million entertainment enthusiasts voted for the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards which aired January 7, 2009 on CBS.

Contact: Johanna Bradford (212) 474-5816


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