Thursday, July 27, 2006

LOOKING FOR STARS Has Two Finalist From Orlando - Now Off To Kansas City

STARZ Announces LOOKING FOR STARS Finalists From The Orlando Auditions

Next Round of Competition to Find Kansas City Finalists - Premieres on Starz Monday, July 31 at 8:50 p.m. (ET/PT)

The third pair of finalists from the Starz original reality micro-series LOOKING FOR STARS were announced on Starz Monday, July 24. Savanna D′Amico and Kirk White caught the attention of the judges and will be the lucky contestants to move on from the Las Vegas auditions to the final competition in Los Angeles where they will compete for a speaking role in Revolution Studios′ action-adventure film Next starring Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore.

Savanna D′Amico (birthdate: August 6, 1986) - Born in Manchester, N.H., 19 year-old Savanna D′Amico relocated to Summerville, S.C. before her junior year in high school and was crowned Miss Summerville High School in 2004. She has always had a flair for the dramatic and begin performing on-stage in high school and continued at Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. Family problems forced her to leave Brevard College after only two years, but despite her own personal struggles D′Amico has always done what she can to brighten others lives. Her philanthropic efforts began early, in the fourth grade she created the organization "Special Delivery," in which elementary school children made cards for the holidays to be delivered to nursing homes and hospitals. She continues to donate her time to numerous organizations including the Red Cross, Special Olympics and a variety of hospitals and nursing homes. Above all, D′Amico strives to make acting a full-time career.

Kirk White (birthdate: October 2, 1971) - Born in Waycross, Ga., 34 year-old Kirk White has been living in Jacksonville, Fla. for the past year. He received his MFA in acting from the University of North Carolina and has acted throughout the region and in New York for the last fifteen years. While in New York City he starred in the first E-bay television commercial and appeared on and won VH1′s show "Name that Video." Other notable credits include founding the New York Comedy Sensation "House of the Dead," as well as performing in "The Miracle Worker" in the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. White is also an accomplished screenwriter, producer and is the lead guitarist of DANG!, a southern rock band based Fla.

LOOKING FOR STARS, a Starz original micro-series, chronicles the nationwide search for a star. Thousands of aspiring actors responded to Starz′ national casting call in January and vied for the 300 audition spots for LOOKING FOR STARS. Every week, wannabe actors are featured in their quest to be selected for a speaking role in Revolution Studios′ action-adventure film NEXT starring Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore. Former MTV VJ Alan Hunter is the host of the show and is joined by two regional industry pros to do the judging in each city. In the finals, Hunter is joined by actor/director Melanie Mayron ("thirtysomething" and The Baby-Sitters Club) and a Revolution Studios executive Brad Sexton.

LOOKING FOR STARS is SEG′s first foray into original serialized short-form programming and is sponsored by SEG in association with Revolution Studios. The 14-episode micro-series airs on Starz every Monday at 8:50 p.m. (ET/PT) and continues through September. Encore episodes will air on Starz on the Sunday following each original episode and on Starz Edge on the Saturday following each original episode at 8:50 p.m. (ET/PT), plus it will be available to view on Starz On Demand and available for download on the new Vongo service. The LOOKING FOR STARS website,, provides weekly updates with exclusive pictures, outtakes, a behind-the-scenes blog by host Alan Hunter and more.