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Attending a Casting Call

Registration Photograph
It all starts at the registration table. Arrive early and you'll be in and out in just a couple of hours.

Who is an Everyday Edison Photograph
Who is an Everyday Edison? Anybody who has ever had a great idea — ages 6 to 106 and from all walks of life.

Set Design Photograph
The crew starts putting up the set before sunrise — and doesn't take it down until late into the night. Everybody who arrives is guaranteed to have their idea reviewed by a panel of experts.

Photograph of two inventors presenting
Showtime! The lights are on (and they're hot!), the cameras are rolling and it's time to present!

Photograph of the judging panel
The moment of truth arrives as the judges deliberate. Will you be the next Everyday Edison? Only one way to find out — come to our next casting call!

Please visit EverydayEdisons.com for cities, dates, FAQs and all necessary paperwork required to participate in our future casting calls. We look forward to meeting all of you!

Everyday Edisons selects its featured inventors through a casting call process of elimination. Expert judges in product development and patent law screen thousands of ideas from across the country, narrowing it down until only the best inventions remain.

Rather than rely on the drama and emotion of the casting call experience, however, the show’s real-life aspect comes into play as viewers enter the lives of ordinary Americans experiencing the product development process for the first time. Viewers also meet the expert team that is working around the clock to take each invention through its design, engineering, branding, commercialization and marketing phases.

"Everyone either has had an idea for a new product or knows someone who has invented something," said Michael Cable, executive producer and host of Everyday Edisons. "You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to have a great idea. This is a tremendous opportunity for everyday individuals to see their ideas become reality."

Some inventions selected from the casting calls are just sketched ideas; others arrive as detailed, patented designs. All categories of invention are considered, from word games, to convertible baby bags, to novel kitchen products and everything in between.

Season 1 follows the development of inventions chosen from casting calls in Tampa, Columbia, S.C., Nashville, Atlanta and Charlotte. Season 2, follows the development of inventions selected from casting calls in Indianapolis, Houston, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and San Diego. Season 3, already in the works, will follow the development of inventions selected from casting calls held in Atlanta; San Jose; Dallas; Chicago; Providence, RI; and online at Edison Nation.

Please visit EverydayEdisons.com for cities, dates, FAQs and all necessary paperwork required to participate in our future casting calls. We look forward to meeting all of you!









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When to Watch

Everyday Edisons premieres June 19, 2008
Check your local listings.