An alert reader sent us along his very own invitation to be on The Bachelor. ‘”Apparently they are randomly spamming New York lawyers,” says our spy, who works at a top-ten firm. Casting directors are looking for someone “who is successful, good-looking, has an out-going personality, is ready to settle down, is around 6 ft tall and, usually, is between 27 to 36 years of age.” Guess you’re shit outta luck, shorties!
“We’ve never had an attorney be ‘The Bachelor’ so we are definitely looking to go that route,” the e-mail admits. The producers seem to know a little bit about the law profession — specifically, that good catches are harder to find than you’d think. So they’re casting their net wide and offering $5,000 reward to anyone who finds an attorney who could make the show.
If you get cast on the show, please mention that you read about it on ATL — we’d be happy to collect the five grand.
But though they know a bit about lawyers, it’s clearly not enough. Here’s the last line of the e-mail: “Please DO NOT forward to the press. We try to make this part of the process as private as possible.” Silly casting agents! Don’t you know that 50 percent of all law firms’ billable hours are spent forwarding private e-mails?
So, so true. Please continue to forward us private emails, early and often.
Update: A reader forwarded us the original email, which appears after the jump.
‘The Bachelor’ Casting for New York Lawyers [New York Magazine]
Comments from our tipster:
Just received this unsolicited message in my firm email. Of course, if they hadn’t put the big disclaimer at the bottom about not sending to the press, I probably would have just ignored it and deleted it.
Instead, this looks like the way for ATL to score a $5,000 referral bonus if a reader sees the listing and applies.
Or maybe this is a way out of employment for Loyola2L….
And the message:
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 8:18 PM
Subject: The Bachelor
I’m a casting producer for the television show “The Bachelor” and was wondering if you were single and interested in participating. I’m looking for a great guy to headline our show who is successful, good-looking, has an out-going personality, is ready to settle down, is around 6 ft tall and, usually, is between 27 to 36 years of age. We are interested in all races, religions, etc. We’ve never had an attorney be “The Bachelor” so we are definitely looking to go that route.
If you are uninterested or taken, please feel free to pass on my information. I have attached our press release with my contact information which can be circulated to any interested individuals.
Should you be able to put me in direct contact with the guy who becomes our next bachelor, you will get a $5000 finder’s fee.
Visit our website at www.kasstinginc.com to see what shows we have cast.
**Please DO NOT forward to the press. We try to make this part of the process as private as possible**