Phelps Media Group, Inc. Casting For ABC Family Television Show -
WELLINGTON, FL April 29, 2004 Phelps Media Group,
Inc. (PMG), a public relations firm focused on promoting events
and people in the equestrian world, is casting for a junior rider
to appear on the ABC Family television show "Switched!"
The producers of the show are interested in profiling a rider aged
16 to 20 that is currently competing in any equestrian discipline.
is a new teen reality show that gives two young people between the
ages of 16 and 20 the chance to simultaneously trade lives during
a four-day adventure. The challenge is to see how each person will
cope in a new environment dealing with a new family, new
school, new friends, new activities, and everything that involves
trading a life with a counterpart somewhere else in the USA. The
top-rated ABC show currently airs weekdays at 5pm.
show answers the question, "What would it be like to actually
live another teenager's life for a few days?" By experiencing
life from a different perspective, teenagers learn to better appreciate
things that they might have previously taken for granted and they
gain a broader understanding of the lives of others.
Film & Tape, Inc. produces Switched for ABC Family
television and has asked Phelps Media Group, Inc. to locate a young
rider to appear on the show. Evolution has built a reputation for
their teen-based reality television programming during
the past 15 years. Shows such as Disney's "Bug Juice,"
"Totally Hoops," and "Totally in Tune" have
brought acclaim to Evolution and allowed them to demonstrate that
they know how to responsibly and respectfully produce shows with
teens and their families.
hallmark of Evolutions past series has been that the stories
they tell are real. "Switched!" is about real teens and
what they say and do while undergoing this life experience. Although
supervised by the producers, the entire experience is unscripted.
The goal is not to embarrass but to enlighten. The producers intend
for this to be a positive experience for everyone involved
the teenagers, their families, and the viewers. Evolution has produced
reality documentaries in more than 50 public high schools and spent
time filming in hundreds of homes across the USA.
the majority of switched teens are normal teens, the
producers have also had various celebrities participate, including:
Dallas Friday, five times X-Games wakeboarding champion; Terry Kennedy,
professional skateboarder; Jennifer Freeman, co-star on ABCs
"My Wife and Kids"; Skye Sweetnam, Capitol Records recording
artist; Kyle Sullivan from Nickelodeon's "All That" (his
co-star Jamie-Lynn Spears took the switched teen around Santa Monica);
and Anna Troy, from the Matrix-produced band The Troys.
airs on the ABC Family Network, which is owned by The Walt Disney
Company. Evolution places a premium on professional responsibility
and safety experienced producers supervise all videotaping.
Evolution is fully bonded and insured.
Media Group, Inc. is currently reviewing resumes of equestrians
aged 16 to 20 that wish to be considered for Switched
(no phone calls accepted). Equestrians are asked to email resumes
to email@example.com or fax to (561) 753-3386.