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Individual Application Click here for the Family Application

Please note the deadline for applications is March 28, 2005. Only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.

Also be aware that you will be asked to submit a video after completing the application. If you do not submit your application online, please send it to:

Thirteen/WNET New York
Attn: Texas Ranch House
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

Personal Details:

First Name:
Last Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Zip Code:
Telephone: (Day)
Telephone: (Evening)

Cell Phone (optional):
Occupation/Employer School/College


The more you can tell us to support your application, the better.

Why do you think you should be chosen for Texas Ranch House?

What would you ultimately hope to get out of the Texas Ranch House experience?

What qualities do you have that make you suited for this experience?

What's the most challenging thing you have ever experienced?

When did your family come to this country? Do you know much about your genealogy?

Do you or your family have any connections to Texas, cattle ranching, cowboys, and ranch life? Please give details.

What image do you have of the West, cowboys, and ranch life?

What is the most attractive aspect of this project to you?

What do you think will be the most difficult challenge of Texas Ranch House life?

What practical skills do you have that you think might be an asset on Texas Ranch House?

Do you or your family have any experience with livestock and riding horses? Please describe.

Do you enjoy cooking? Have you ever worked as a professional chef or catered to large groups of people?

If chosen, what do you think you would most miss about modern life?

What hobbies and interests do you have?

Is anyone in your family involved in running a business? If so, describe.

Would you describe yourself as a leader or a follower? If a leader, what leadership qualities would you say you have?

How flexible would you be about suspending work/college and relocating for five months?

Have you ever appeared on television before? If so, please give details.

How physically fit would you say you are?

Tell us about the most difficult interpersonal experience you have ever had. How did you handle it, and what did you learn from it?

If you had a motto to describe the way you live your life, what would it be? (Some examples might be: 'Easy Does It,' or 'Better Safe Than Sorry,' etc.)

If selected for the finalist round, are there any questions you'd like to ask us?

Please use this space to tell us anything else you think is important, or might be of interest to us.

Videotape Reel

The producers of Texas Ranch House would like to get to know you better. We would greatly appreciate it if you could send us a short videotape or DVD (3-5min. in length) telling us about yourself and explaining why you would make a good candidate for TEXAS RANCH HOUSE. Please be as creative as you like. Once you submit your completed application, you will be receiving an email response from us confirming that we have logged your information and issuing you an APPLICATION TRACKING NUMBER.

Please make sure to include this TRACKING NUMBER along with your NAME AND ADDRESS when you submit your cassette so we can match your video to your web application.

Please mail all videotape submission to:
Thirteen/WNET New York
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

All videotape submissions and any accompanying materials (including but not limited to photographs, written submissions etc) (together 'the Application') will become the sole property of Thirteen/WNET and Wall To Wall Inc. and will not be returned.

Applicant Release

By submitting your Application (as defined below) for the program tentatively entitled Texas Ranch House (the "Program"), a production of Educational Broadcasting Corporation and Wall To Wall Inc. (together, the "Producer"), and, in consideration of the Producer considering your Application, you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions, regardless of whether or not you are selected for the Program:

1. Application is the Property of Producer. You agree that your online application, videotape submissions and any accompanying materials (including but not limited to photographs, written submissions, etc.) (together, "the Application") is the property of the Producer and will not be returned to you.

2. Applicant Rights Granted to Producer and Applicant Release of Producer. You grant to the Producer the irrevocable right to incorporate the Application, in whole or in part, including without limitation your name, biographical materials, likeness and voice (separately and collectively, your "Likeness"), into the Program and any versions thereof; and to distribute any version of the Application and excerpts therefrom in or in connection with the Program in all manner and media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide without limitation as to time. The foregoing includes the right of the Producer and its licensees to use the Application and excerpts therefrom, including without limitation your Likeness, for Program and institutional promotion and publicity and Program packaging, which specifically includes digital media. You agree that the Producer may use all or any part of your Likeness and may alter or modify it, regardless of whether or not you are recognizable. You agree not to make any claim against the Producer as a result of the recording or use of your Likeness and/or the Application (including, without limitation, any claim that such use invades any right to privacy and/or publicity), and you release the Producer from any such claims you may have arising out of the broadcast, exhibition, publication, promotion and other uses of the Program and the Application containing your Likeness. You agree that nothing herein obligates Producer to include the Application or your Likeness in the Program or any Program packaging, promotion or publicity or any other materials.

3. Applicant Representations and Warranties. You warrant and represent to the Producer that you possess or have obtained the rights in the Application necessary to grant the Producer the rights above, and that you are the legal guardian of any minor children appearing or in any way represented in the Application.

4. Applicant Indemnification of Producer. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Producer (which includes each producer and its respective employees, officers, directors, trustees, underwriters, licensees, agents and assigns) from and against any and all claims (including without limitation any privacy, defamation or other similar claims), damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses arising out of (i) the Producer's use of the Application in any way provided for in this Release, including, without limitation, in or in connection with the broadcast, exhibition, publication, promotion or other use of the Program as provided for in this Release; and (ii) any breach or alleged breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.

5. Miscellaneous. This Release is governed by the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and wholly to be performed therein. You acknowledge that no one has made any promise, representation or warranty whatsoever, express or implied, not contained herein concerning the subject matter hereof, to induce you to agree to this Release and you acknowledge that you have not agreed to this Release in reliance on any such promise, representation or warranty not contained herein. You agree that the invalidity or unenforceability of any part of this Release will in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of this Release.

Applicant Name


I have read the above and agree to the terms and conditions of this Release.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this application.

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