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TCM is looking for the Ultimate Fan


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Do you feel you can introduce a favorite film (without your nerves showing) with Robert O on-the-air? Have enough confidence to introduce a favorite film in person to a large audience at the TCM Film Festival?

 

If you answered yes to both those questions, TCM wants to hear from you.

 

As part of their 20th anniversary celebration, TCM is holding a contest to find the Ultimate Fan. The last time they did a video contest was way back in 2007 when they awarded the opportunity to be a Guest Programmer. Some of the runners up in that contest became the first Fan Programmers for the 15th anniversary.

 

This year, the stakes are a tad higher. Not only introduce a film with Robert O on the air but also at the TCM Film Festival next April.

 

Get your thinking caps on and read about it here:

 

 

 

Release Date: 9/25/2013

Turner Classic Movies to Launch Contest to Find the Ultimate Fan

 

TCM Ultimate Fan Contest

 

As Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrates its 20th year as a leading authority in classic film, the network is launching TCM's Ultimate Fan Contest. TCM is calling for fans to submit videos of themselves introducing a favorite movie, much in the same way TCM hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz introduce films on TCM. One entrant will then be chosen to win a trip to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival and the chance to introduce a movie at the festival and co-host a film on-air.

 

TCM's Ultimate Fan Contest is one of several initiatives being rolled out during the buildup to TCM's 20th anniversary, which will take place in conjunction with 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in April. "The biggest factor driving TCM's success over the past 20 years is the passion our fans have for classic film," said Jeff Gregor, general manager of Turner Classic Movies and chief marketing officer of TCM, TNT and TBS. "Through TCM's Ultimate Fan Contest, we're giving one member of the TCM community the chance to share his/her devotion to classic movies in a big way."

 

Fans who wish to participate in TCM's Ultimate Fan Contest should create a 90-second introduction to a classic film of their choice. Fans can create an introduction for a movie they've never seen before, or a beloved classic that can be introduced in a new way. Fans submitting videos are encouraged to be creative, informative and have some fun as they take on the role of a TCM host.

 

In order to be considered for TCM's Ultimate Fan Contest, videos must be submitted through online via http://fancontest.tcm.com between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2013. Complete rules for the contest and detailed instructions regarding videos are included on the website, as well.

 

After the submission period closes, one winner chosen from eligible submissions will get the opportunity to co-host a film on-air with Robert Osborne and introduce a film at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Also included in the prize package is a trip for two to Hollywood for the festival, plus accommodations, a pair of festival passes and more.

 

Good Luck!

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I feel this is wonderful!

 

It may mean that we will be able to see a person who posts here and so we will have a face and name to attach to an anonymous username. :)

 

It is sad to say we will not participate. I have no screen presence at all and would disappear into the background as completely as if I was wearing one of the disguises which Robert Downey Jr. wore in his second Sherlock Holmes movie. I believe my fiance would be perfect but it would be difficult to find the proper mixture of alcohol and hypnotics necessary to make him sit in front of a camera again.

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>We can count members with Glossophobia out too.

 

Well Ham, they could ask Jim Lange(I think he's still alive) about how I don't suffer from THAT...seein' as how out of the 4 game shows I've been a contestant on over the years, he was the host of two of 'em.

 

And yes, on one of 'em this then 19 y/o "won" a date with the bachelorette, and the other was on a somewhat short-lived 1980-82 Barry-Enright production titled "Bullseye", and where I won $10,000 answering general knowledge questions, And THEN this then 28 y/o immediately went out and spent it all on a new Yamaha XS1100 motorcycle, a used waterski boat and a new Technics stereo system, and leaving nothing in reserve to pay the taxes on my winnings, and thus necessitating my having to get a loan to pay those taxes.

 

(...yeah, I was a "real smart one" with the money back then, alright!)

 

LOL

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Nope, they send you a check after the airdate for the full amount of your winnings, and then you add that amount to your yearly income when you file your taxes. In this case, it shot me up into a higher tax bracket, and whereas normally I would break even after my airline job's withholdings, I ended up owing Uncle Sam almost $5,000 that year. Yep, about half what I won....and like I said, after blowing the whole amount on 'fun stuff".

 

And re "The Dating Game" appearance, my "winnings" there consisted of a weekend in Ensenada Mexico mooning more over our chaperone than my date.

 

(...the chaperone was a "worldly" older woman of about 25 y/o...and when you're 19, those "older women" are pretty alluring, ya know!)

 

LOL

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>Four game shows? Are there a lot of people like you, who make a career being contestants on various game shows?

 

I think they now limit the number of game show appearances one can make to 3, though not that there's probably any way for the producers of these shows to verify the number of these appearances.

 

(...I still kick around the thought occasionally of trying out for "Jeopardy")

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