2019 Family Application
Thank you for your interest in applying for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” When casting our show, we look for families that are inspirational and deserving. In order to be considered, you must complete this online application, as well as submit photos of your family and home. You also have the option to upload a 2-minute casting video that you can film using your smartphone.
Every application is reviewed by a member of the casting department, but please be aware that we receive hundreds of applications each week and, while we understand that you may have questions about the process, we cannot follow up with every application. IF WE ARE INTERESTED OR HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY OR YOUR SITUATION, WE WILL CALL YOU. IT COULD BE SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE YOU HEAR FROM US!
If you are nominating a family you know, please fill out the application that says “Nominee Application.” If you are nominating a family that you don’t know (perhaps you read a news article about them,) please just include the information that you do have and if we are interested, we will locate them.
If you are applying on behalf of your own family, please be aware that if you are a homeowner, you will be considered for a complete home makeover. If you are a renter, you will be considered for a brand-new home, potentially in a new part of your current town/city. In some cases, we may even consider renters who are looking to relocate to an entirely new city or state, in which case you would receive a new home in that new location.
You must be 18-years-old or older to apply. If you are under the age of 18 and would like to nominate a family, please have an adult complete an application on your behalf.
Family Name: *
Home Address: *
Zip Code: *
Do you live in an unincorporated county?
Mailing Address (if different):
Home Phone Number: *
Work Phone: *
Email Address: *
Martial Status? If so, how many years? *
List ALL members currently living in the household (including yourself):
Age: Name: DOB: Relationship:
Occupation / Educational Level: *
Please list each family member’s social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest etc.):
Employer’s Name and Phone Number: *
What is your totally household monthly income? *
Do you receive state aide for foster care, disability, adoption subsidy, or any other benefits of this kind?
If yes, how much and from who?
Amount per month? Recipient?
Have you or anyone you live with ever been arrested? If so, why? *
IMPORTANT: Have ANY members of your household ever been convicted of or been charged with a felony?
If yes, please describe (include dates):
Do you have any outstanding warrants? If yes, please provide details: *
Have you ever had a restraining order issued against you? If yes, please explain in detail:
Have you or are you involved in a lawsuit(s)?
If yes, please describe (include dates):
Date(s) of judgement(s) or settlement(s):
Amount of judgement(s) or settlement(s):
Have any members of the household been on television?
If yes, please describe in detail including dates, show titles, networks, etc.:
Part 2 – YOUR FAMILY STORY
Please summarize your family’s current situation and how it affects you and your home. What are your greatest challenges, and how could they be helped with a renovation?
What makes you deserving? What makes your situation unique?
What are your family’s proudest achievements?
Please describe what kind of volunteer work or community service your family has been involved in: *
If you could, how would you like to give back to the community? (New facilities, organizations, etc.)
Why does your home need a complete makeover? What are the top FIVE repairs that need immediate attention? *
What has kept you from tackling them?
Do you own or rent your home? *
If you haven't been nominated, what person can we contact who would be willing on your behalf?Please list names, numbers, emails, and how you know them. *
Lastly, where did you hear about us?
PART 5 - PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
Please upload 2 to 3 current photos of your family:
Photo 1: *
Photo 2: *
Please upload 3-5 photos of your house in its current state (wide shots / close-ups of interior and exterior.) One of your photos should be a wide shot of the entire house / rental taken from the front:
Photo 2 *
Photo 3 *
Please upload your family casting video (optional.) We encourage you to use this as an opportunity to introduce us to your family and home. Ideally, you would film a 2-minute video introducing your family, and then film a separate 2-minute video giving us a tour of your home:
Tips to keep in mind when making your video:
• Please place or hold your camera so it is horizontal (wide), not vertical (tall). Everybody looks better if the camera is slightly above eye level, rather than below.
• Please sit or stand in an area where the light hits your face, rather than having it behind you.
• Please turn off any music, air conditioners, or fans.
• Please avoid wearing clothes with brand logos. Please avoid having artwork or photos in the shot.
If selected to participate, you may be filmed, videotaped and photographed, and your name, image and likeness may be used in or to publicize a television show. By signing below, you waive any rights of privacy or publicity in connection with this production and certify that all information stated by you on this Application Form is true.
(Please “sign” above by typing your full name)
THIS COMPLETES THE ONLINE FORM APPLICATION. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PRINT A COPY OF THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT AND SUBMIT A SIGNED HARD COPY TO THE PRODUCERS. THANK YOU.
CASTING APPLICATION RELEASE
By signing into this website and submitting the application to potentially participate on the television program currently entitled “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (“Program”), I understand, acknowledge and agree that I am making the following representations, warranties, indemnities and releases as set forth hereinbelow in conjunction with my application to potentially participate on the Program (the application and this Casting Application Release are collectively referred to hereinafter as the “Application”) as an inducement to Lock and Key Productions (“Producer”) to continue to consider me to potentially participate on the Program. By signing into this website and submitting the Application, I acknowledge, agree to and understand all of the terms, conditions, provisions and obligations set forth hereunder, which is an express condition of Producer permitting me to potentially participate on the Program. Accordingly, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, I understand, acknowledge and agree as follows:
I agree that Producer may tape and photograph me and record my voice and conversations, including quotes, paraphrases and sounds (collectively, the “Recordings”) for use in and in connection with the Program, and in advertising, merchandising, commercial tie-ins, promotion and publicity for the Program, and all ancillary and subsidiary rights therein, and for Discovery Communications, LLC (“Network”) and its assignees, licensees and designees, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe in perpetuity, whether or not I am ultimately selected to participate on the Program.
I further acknowledge that I may be required to provide Producer with photographs and/or videotapes of me and/or other materials (the “Submission Materials”) as part of the application process to be a participant on the Program. If I provide Submission Materials to Producer, I agree that Producer and/or Network and its assignees, licensees and designees may use and license or assign others the right to use the Submission Materials, the Recordings, and my name, voice, likeness and any biographical facts about me (“Likeness”) which may have been provided to Producer, in and in connection with the Program, and in advertising, merchandising, commercial tie-ins, promotion and publicity for the Program, and all ancillary and subsidiary rights therein, in all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe in perpetuity, whether or not I am ultimately selected to participate on the Program. I agree that, at no cost to Producer, I have secured, or will secure all rights for Producer to use any of the Submission Materials as set forth herein.
The Recordings are and shall be deemed to be “works-made-for-hire” specially ordered or commissioned by Producer pursuant to the United States Copyright Act. Accordingly, Producer is and shall be considered the author and, at all stages of completion, the sole and exclusive owner of the Recordings and all right, title and interest therein. If any of such Recordings are not deemed “works-made-for-hire,” I hereby irrevocably assign to Producer the entire copyright and all other rights in and to such Recordings (and where any such Recordings are not in existence at the date hereof, by way of present assignment of future copyright), throughout the universe for the full period of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof, and thereafter for the maximum period permitted by law.
If I am selected as a potential participant on the Program, I agree to execute additional waivers and release agreements, and any other agreement(s) as required by Producer or Network, or any of their licensees, successors or assigns.
I represent and warrant that I have completed any and all documents that form part of the Application honestly and accurately and if any of the information provided by me in connection with my Application is found to be false or incomplete, it will be grounds for removal from the audition/selection process and/or from the Program (if selected).
I acknowledge, understand and agree that Producer has no obligation to interview me and/or select me to participate on the Program, and that even if I am selected to participate on the Program, Producer has no obligation to produce the Program and neither Producer nor any third party has any obligation to exhibit the Program, even if produced. All decisions by Producer concerning selection of Program participants are at Producer’s sole discretion.
Whether or not I am ultimately selected to participate on the Program, I shall keep in strictest confidence and shall not disclose to anyone any information or materials of any kind relating to the Program (collectively, the “Confidential Information”), unless and until Producer or Network discloses such Confidential Information (if ever).
If I am selected to potentially participate on the Program, I understand that Producer may request information relating to my background, such as social security trace, driving history, state, county and federal criminal history, state and federal civil litigation, derogatory public filings, and media and publications research. I voluntarily and knowingly authorize any person, firm, corporation, or government agency, its officers, employees and agents to release any and all information pertaining to me.
By signing into this website and submitting the Application, I am granting the rights hereunder and am making the covenants, agreements, waivers, releases and indemnities herein whether or not I am ultimately selected as to be a participant on the Program. I understand that I will not be paid any money for giving Producer and Network these rights or for submitting the Application. I voluntarily accept and assume any and all risk as to any damages or injury, including personal or property damage or injury, occurring directly or indirectly as a result of my participation in any aspect of the application process for the Program, including, but not limited to, the audition/selection process, this Application, or the disclosure or use of any of the Submission Materials provided by me during the audition/selection process.
By signing into this website and submitting the Application, I hereby release: (a) Producer, Network, each of their respective licensees, successors or assigns and each of their parent, subsidiary, related and affiliated companies, and the past, present and future officers, directors, agents, representatives, employees, successors, assigns and licensees of each of the foregoing, jointly and individually (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Releasees”); (b) any and all television stations or channels, cable networks, satellite networks, digital platforms, Internet channels or websites that exhibit the Program, the Submission Materials, and/or my Likeness; (c) the advertisers connected with any program in which the Submission Materials and/or my Likeness appear (including, without limitation, the Program) from any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees) arising out of, resulting from, or by reason of, my Application for or my participation in or in connection with the Program, the use of the Submission Materials and/or my Likeness, including, without limitation, my participation in the audition/selection process for the Program, any travel for or in connection with the Program, any exploitation of the Program or my appearance on the Program or in the Submission Materials, the failure by Producer to select me to participate on the Program, the cancellation of the Program, or the exercise by Producer, Network or any of their respective licensees, successors or assigns of any rights granted by me with respect to the Program or the Submission Materials, and/or my Likeness, on any legal theory whatsoever (including, but not limited to, personal injury, misappropriation, copyright infringement, breach of express or implied contract, rights of privacy and publicity, false light, and defamation) (collectively, the “Released Claims”).
By signing into this website and submitting the Application, I am acknowledging that there is a possibility that subsequent to my submission of the Application, I may discover facts or incur or suffer claims which were unknown or unsuspected at the time I submitted the Application, and which if known by me at that time may have materially affected my decision to submit the Application. I hereby acknowledge and agree that by reason of this Application and the release contained in the preceding paragraph, I am assuming any risk of such unknown facts and such unknown and unsuspected claims. I have been advised of the existence of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, which provides:
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.
By signing into this website and submitting the Application, I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless each of the Releasees from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) that in any way arise out of or result from: (a) my breach of this Application, including any representations, warranties, or covenants made by me herein; (b) my acts, statement or omissions in and in connection with my Application for or participation on the Program; and (c) use of any of the rights granted by me herein.
I understand, acknowledge and agree that Producer may license, assign, and otherwise transfer the Application and all rights granted by me hereunder to any person or entity.
The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Application shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of this Application, which shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law.
The parties agree that any and all claims, disputes or controversies arising out of or in connection with this Application or otherwise arising out of my application for or participation on the Program that are not otherwise barred or released pursuant to the terms herein shall be resolved exclusively and confidentially by binding arbitration before a single, neutral arbitrator, under the auspices of JAMS using its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, through its Los Angeles, California office. I agree that my remedies for any breach of this Application by Producer or others will be limited to monetary damages, if any, and in no event will I be entitled to rescind this Application or the rights granted hereunder, or to seek or obtain injunctive or any other equitable relief.
The Application shall be interpreted under the internal, substantive laws of the State of California without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof. To the extent that the arbitration provisions of this Application is not enforced or court proceedings are otherwise required, commenced or maintained, the parties submit to the in personam jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Superior Courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and waive any objections that they may have as to jurisdiction or venue in any such courts.
By signing into this website and submitting the Application, I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understand, and agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the foregoing and that all information provided in the Application are true and complete.
I have read, understand, and agree with the foregoing. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER MY APPLICATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, MY RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIM ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH MY APPLICATION.