MTV Casting Looks for Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Company is searching for new cast members

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011  |  Updated 4:38 PM PDT
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MTV says it is searching within the Occupy Wall Street movement for potential cast members in an upcoming season of "The Real World." 

The New York Observer first reported Tuesday a Craigslist ad purporting to be from production company Bunim/Murray was looking for members of Occupy Wall Street to try out for the 27th season of the MTV reality show "The Real World."

The ad read:

    MTV’s Real World is seeking cast members to tell their unique stories on our show. If you are over the age of 20 and appear to be between the ages of 20-24, and the description below sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

    Are you a part of the OCCUPY WALL STREET movement?

    If so, please contact realworldcasting@bunim-murray.com. Your subject heading should be YOUR NAME and WALL STREET.

    Please attach 3 RECENT PHOTOS and a brief BIO, including your full NAME, DATE OF BIRTH (for ID purposes only) as well as your CONTACT INFORMATION including PHONE #.
 

A representative for Bunim/Murray Productions confirmed Wednesday to NBC New York that the company posted the ad, and said it was looking for "young passionate people" for the season.

The Occupy Wall Street gatherings have attracted protesters of all ages, but people in their 20s and 30s have been the most visible and the most vocal. They're often seen in photos and video of marches, arrests and meetings.

They're also part of a generation steeped in technology and social media, and have used them to organize protests and communicate with one another.

It wasn't clear when the season begins production.

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