Thursday, September 07, 2006

Down To Final Three On LOOKING FOR STARS - Winner to Be Announced Monday

The time we have all been waiting for is here! The winner of LOOKING FOR STARS will be announced in a new episode premiering on Starz Monday, Sept. 11 at 8:50 p.m. ET/PT.

Semi-finalists Savanna D′Amico, Stephanie Warren and Marcus Welch had their last chance to impress the judges and prove they have what it takes to be a star when they shot an on-camera promotional piece for Starz last week. Now it′s time for the judges to see their work and name the star and the winner of a speaking role in Revolution Studios′ action-adventure film Next starring Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore.

The three remaining semi-finalists are (alphabetical by last name):

Savanna D′Amico - Born in Manchester, N.H., 20 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 began performing on-stage in high school and continues to do community theater in her spare time. D′Amico strives to make acting a full-time career and plans to move to Boston to pursue additional opportunities.

Stephanie Warren - 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, most notably appearing in the show "Film Fakers." Warren recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.

Marcus Welch - A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., 34 year-old Marcus Welch has been splitting his time between home and Los Angeles for the past few years to pursue a career in acting. Welch, a devoted father of five, has worked in film, television and on stage, most notably appearing in Coach Carter, Half Past Dead, and Before We Ruled Earth. In addition to acting, Welch is an accomplished musician and has been working on his debut album.

LOOKING FOR STARS, a Starz original micro-series, spent eight weeks auditioning aspiring actors in New York City, Las Vegas, Orlando and Kansas City. Two finalists were selected at each regional audition. Actor/director Melanie Mayron ("thirtysomething" and The Babysitters Club) will join host Alan Hunter (former MTV VJ) on the judging panel in Los Angeles.

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 18. 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 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.