Saturday, July 01, 2006

LOOKING FOR STARS Heads To Las Vegas - Two Finalist Announced From New York

Starz Announces LOOKING FOR STARS Finalists From The New York City Auditions

Next Round of Competition to Find Las Vegas Finalists Premieres on Starz Monday, July 3 at 8:50 p.m. (ET/PT)

The first pair of finalists from the Starz original reality micro-series LOOKING FOR STARS were announced on Starz Monday, June 26. Sean Pritchard and Stephanie Warren wowed the judges and will be the lucky contestants to move on from the New York City 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.

Sean Pritchard (birthdate: May 3, 1966) - A native of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, 40 year-old Sean Pritchard has spent all but three years of his life in the New York borough. He began studying acting in the early ′90s at HB Studio in New York, where he is still a member. Pritchard has been on stage in a variety of roles and is currently appearing in the play "final final" by Robert Liebowitz at the Stella Adler Theatre. He has had numerous extra roles in and bit parts in an assortment of television programs and films, most notably co-starring in an episode of "Breaking Vegas." He is currently employed as a security guard and thinks that he possesses the style of the classic Hollywood leading man, a la Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Poitier.

Stephanie Warren (birthdate: August 28, 1981) - Born in Warren, Mich., 24 year-old Stephanie Warren left her hometown and moved to New York City four years ago to pursue a career in acting. She has studied at the HB Studio in New York and has landed several modeling and acting jobs since her move, most notably appearing in the show "Film Fakers." Currently residing in Manhattan, Warren is a waitress and dental assistant. Besides acting, she also loves her two great danes who have "big personalities" and their own following of fans in Central Park.

LOOKING FOR STARS next sets its sights on Las Vegas, Nev. Watch the first round of the regional competition in Sin City Monday, July 3 at 8:50 p.m. (ET/PT). Click here for a preview.

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 StudiosÕ 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.