Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Beauty and the Geek

I recently received a call from Lisa Singer, the director of a new reality show Beauty and the Geek from the WB network. She got in touch with me in my capacity of chess club president. It seems that her show is looking for some "smart" people in the Boston area to participate in her show. Scheduling made it difficult to rendez-vous at the club, but she is going on her hunt for "smart" people (aka chess geeks) at the Harvard Square Au Bon Pain this Saturday (8/20) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. It seems they're looking for 20-something geeks, but I suppose exceptions might be made. The text from her flyer follows:

Are you a beautiful woman and think you can help a geek? Are you a geek and want to help a beauty?

The WB is currently seeking...
· Beautiful, sexy, social-savvy women who can turn a geek into a stud
· Intellectually endowed but socially stunted men who can turn a shopper into a scholar
· Beauties and Geeks willing to work together and compete for the opportunity to win a substantial cash prize!!

We will be outside the AU BON PAIN restaurant meeting chess players and their friends, this Saturday, August 20th between 3:30PM and 5:30PM. Hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it this Saturday and are interested in auditioning while we are in Boston, please contact:

Luke Conklin
(310) 633-0478


Send us a 5-minute VHS tape showing us why you should be on this show. Start with your name, age and hometown. Make it as personal as possible and tell us what sets you apart from other people. We want to see you in action. Make sure we can see and hear you clearly, mark your tape and send it to:

P.O. BOX 578
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
For more information, go to or call 310-727-3337

Snafu, Inc., 3 Ball Productions, Inc., Katalyst Films, Inc., Flashlight 21 (collectively, “Producer’), and The WB Network (“Network”) make no guarantee that applicants will be selected for participation in the audition process and/or the program presently-entitled “Beauty and the Geek” (the “Program”). Producer is under no obligation to conduct auditions and/or to produce the Program. By submitting your application, you acknowledge and agree that: (i) Producer has no obligation to produce the Program, and, if produced, neither Producer nor Network has any obligation to broadcast the Program, even if produced; (ii) all decisions by Producer and/or the Network concerning selection of the contestants for the Program are final and not subject to challenge or appeal for any reason; and (iii) Producer has no obligation to return any materials submitted by any applicant as part of the application process, whether or not such applicant is auditioned and/or selected as a contestant. Any material provided to Producer (including, without limitation, videotapes, photographs, etc.) and all material that Producer creates as part of the application and contestant selection process shall remain the sole property of and shall be freely assignable by Producer. If you submit an application and/or any materials for consideration as a contestant on the Program, whether or not you are selected for any further consideration as a contestant on the Program, Producer shall have the right to use your name, voice, likeness, appearance, biographical information, any information or material provided by you to Producer, and any motion or still pictures or recordings Producer may make of you, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, and you hereby release Producer from any and claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and/or expenses arising out of or resulting from Producer’s exercise of its rights hereunder. Your rights and remedies against Producer shall be limited to the right, if any, to recover money damages in an action at law, and you shall not be entitled to terminate or rescind any agreement between you and Producer or any of the rights you grant to Producer, or to enjoin or restrain the development, production, distribution, advertising or other exploitation of the Program or any rights therein.

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