BRAVO ANNOUNCES SERIES PICKUP OF NEW COMPETITIVE REALITY PROGRAM ‘TOP HAIR’ (WORKING TITLE) -AN EIGHT EPISODE ONE-HOUR NEW ORIGINAL SERIES
BRAVO INKS DEAL WITH REVEILLE LLC TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT HAIRSTYLIST– CASTING CURRENTLY UNDERWAYUP-DO, DOWN-DO … BRAVO IS THE CAN-DO CABLE NETWORKNEW YORK - October 25, 2006 - Bravo announces series pick-up of “Top Hair” (working title), which waspreviously announced as a series in development under the title “Heads Up.” Bravo has partnered with ReveilleLLC, the Emmy-Award winning producers of NBC’s “The Office,” “The Biggest Loser,” and Bravo’s “Blow Out,” to bring viewers this new one-hour eight episode competition series searching for America’s next great hairstylist.
Starting with the most basic of cuts and working up to full-blown makeovers, “Top Hair” will take the most talented hairstylists from around the country and slowly narrow them down as they compete in a series of weekly challenges until it is clear who has the skills, personality and overall chops to win $100,000, among other covetedprizes.
The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. “Our critically acclaimed reality competition series are marked by talented contestants and highly creativechallenges,” said Zalaznick. “It’s exciting to present our viewers with another group of gifted creators — in thiscase stylists — to showcase their craft as well as the high-stakes drama during their competitive journey.”
The challenges will cover the full range of skills that being a star in a salon requires. To win this competition and create “Top Hair,” they will need more than just skills with a comb.
Surviving a house full of contestants wielding scissors will require energy and endurance, a vision for what the future of hair looks like, a unique personality capable of handling stressful situations and angry clients, and a general sense of fabulousness that just can’t betaught. Contestants will be drawn together from all walks of life and will possess a range of skills and training. With casting currently underway in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and Miami, licensed stylists with a passion for hair are invited to meet with “Top Hair” casting producers.To schedule an interview and to find out more information about becoming the next top hairstylist, please visit www.BravoTV.com/Contestants for more details or contact www.bravotv.com.
About ReveilleReveille is a leading independent production and distribution company focused on exploiting worldwide intellectualproperty rights through scripted and alternative television formats.
Launched in March of 2002 by Ben Silverman,the company produces innovative entertainment programming across all television genres such as the Emmy Award-winning “The Office” (NBC), which has also received two Television Critics Association Awards; “TheBiggest Loser” (NBC); “Ugly Betty” (ABC); “House of Boateng” (Sundance Channel); “30 Days” (FX); “Blow Out”(Bravo); “Bound For Glory” (ESPN); “Nashville Star” (USA); “Date My Mom” (MTV); and “The Restaurant” (NBC).
Reveille is also the world leader in creating integrated marketing opportunities for leading advertisers whiledeveloping alternative financing paradigms. In addition, Reveille’s growing library of programming is distributed tomore than 150 countries worldwide through Reveille International. The company maintains offices in Los Angeles and New York.
About BravoBravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, entertainment and pop culture with original programming,acclaimed drama series, movies, comedy and music specials, and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 80 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shakingup the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process, and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed original programming includes the Emmy-nominated “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” 12-time Emmy-nominated “Inside the Actors Studio,” “TheReal Housewives of Orange County,” “Top Chef,” “Celebrity Poker Showdown,” as well as the 2004 Emmy winnerfor Outstanding Reality Program, “Queer Eye,” and the four-time Emmy-nominated hit competition series, “ProjectRunway.”
Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’sleading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment,news, and information to a global audience.Bravo has been an NBC cable network since December 2002 and wasthe first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.
For more information visit www.bravotv.com.
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