JASON HAMMONDS, Family Casting Producer Lock & Key Productions
Do you know a hometown hero whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” want to hear from you. Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and now they want to drive that famous bus to Montana! “We are looking for inspirational families that America can really root for,” says Casting Director, Quintin Strack. What does it take to be picked fo r an Extreme Makeover? Strack says, “we are in search of real heroes people that have amazing strength and who have put their own needs aside to help someone else.” In addition, to heroics, the producers are looking for families whose homes are in dire need of help. “We don’t want to tear down a nice looking house. We want to see houses that look like they might fall down on their own!” To be eligible, a family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives. Interested families should e-mail a short description of their family story to at: castmontana@ gmail.com Nominations must include the names and ages of each member of the household along with a description of the major challenges within the home. Also be sure to explain why this family is deserving, heroic, or a positive role model in their community. If possible, include a recent photo of the family. Don’t forget to include a contact phone number. The deadline for nominations is June 27. Don’t Delay! For more information on how to apply visit the Web site at: http://abc.go.com/primetime/ xtremehome Each episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is self-contained and features a race against time on a project that would ordinarily take at least four months to achieve, involving a team of designers, contractors and several hundred workers who have just seven days to totally rebuild an entire house every single room, plus the exterior and landscaping. The lives of the lucky families are forever changed when they learn that they have been selected to have their home walls moved, their floors replaced and even their faades radically changed. The result should be a decorator’s delight if it can be done in time. Each episode begins with team leader Ty Pennington’s now-famous “Good morning!” wake-up call, when he, along with the other designers, surprises the unsuspecting family with news that their home has been chosen to receive a makeover. Then viewers witness not only the unbelievable transformation of the house, but during the final and emotional reveal, they see how the home makeover has impacted the lives of the deserving families. The design team includes team leader Ty Pennington, with designers Paul DiMeo, Pai ge Hemmi s, Mi chae l Moloney, Ed Sanders, Tracy Hut son, Tanya McQueen, Eduardo Xol and John Littlefield. New designers for this season will be Rib Hillis and Didi Ayer. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (noncompetitive), is in its fifth season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.