Dispatches’ reach is global, and we get all kind of, um, interesting emails from all over the world. But one from Jesse Rosales in New York city caught our attention because he’s looking for our reader profile – Americans ready to strike out and find their dream home overseas – for a new reality TV series.
Rosales’ email states he is working with Sharp Entertainment casting a brand new series revolving around Americans who are “picking up their lives to find and buy their dream home/villa/mansion – all outside of the country” for a new reality TV series. The series is for a major, though unidentified, streaming platform. Sharp produces many of the American reality shows we get in the Netherlands including 90-day Fiancé and Man vs. Food for various channels including TLC, National Geographic Channel and MTV.
The series will follow and document from three to five buyers (individuals and/or groups of people) as they search for their dream home/villa/mansion, purchase the home and renovate it “to make it their own paradise.”
So, this sounds familiar. And yes, you get paid if you get cast, with production scheduled to start later this year.
Here’s the pitch Rosales sent us:
A Premium Streaming Platform is searching for Americans who are picking up their lives and buying their dream home abroad! Are you leaving everything behind and buying a 1 Euro villa in Italy, a vineyard in France or some other overseas destination? We want to document you and your journey for a fun new series on a premium streaming platform. Potentially filming late summer/fall 2021.Please get in touch at [email protected] with your name, contact info (phone/email) and a little bit about your story and your dream home to be considered.
There’s already one reality TV series – HGTV’s “My Big Italian Adventure” – that premiered last October with American actor Lorraine Bracco (Goodfellas, The Sopranos). Bracco really did buy a 200-year-old 1-euro house in Sambuca, Sicily – one of the most popular of the cities pioneering a 21st century Italian renaissance.
The funny thing is, Rosales wanted to know if we knew anyone who’d qualify and want to be in the show, so we’re making our list and checking it twice.
Should you be on it? If so, email me at: [email protected]
See you on TV.
See more here about American expats reviving a French village.
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