Friday, July 18, 2008


I had written out, like, 5 posts to write while my internet was down--but this supercedes them all!


I have the possibility of being a webhost (a la "Elastic Waistband"...which I was actually up for, FTW) for a women's network. I can choose from an array on topics of what I want to cover. CLEARLY we all know what that might be! Here is the letter to me from the producer:

"Dear Jen,

Thank you for responding to our ad in Backstage for the WebTV hosting positions. We are searching for women who would like an opportunity to host their own shows within a fun new women's site launching in several months. If you’ve got talent, this is a great opportunity to be seen and heard! The shows will be viewed within our site as well as within the sites of several distribution partners we’re considering. They can be between 2-4 minutes in length and produced within any number of areas including: relationships, beauty, fashion, health, fitness, comedy, documentary, entertainment, sex, travel, shopping, sports, college life, jobs, etc. The show content and focus is entirely up to you.

If you have a camera, we'll provide you with a Mini DV tape, or a memory stick and a return envelope to get you started. This allows us to test this concept to see if your ideas fit within our content parameters and if Hosting is really for you. We'll also provide the necessary instructions, forms and releases you'll need to get started and produce your own shows. If you're interested in exploring this further, please pick a date below for us to discuss the role and expectations of our show hosts, the show requirements, website, formats and much more in greater detail. We are happy to support many women in this role and would encourage you to apply.

We are very excited about the launch of this site and believe it will become an extraordinary destination for today's young women. I look forward to hearing from you and exploring your involvement with us. We've attached a PDF file outlining some of the fun entertainment coming your way!"

The question is: WHAT do I prepare? I don't want to get turned away for being radical. Any writings for me? Any ideas? Come and brainstorm!


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