Category: SpikeTV

Framework – Casting Guide

Framework Reality Show - Logo Contestants: 13 per per Season
Top Prize: Season Winner get $100,000
Selectivity: 2 Star


Framework Show Overview

This is a multiple episode reality show that follows the follows the survivor model of eliminating one contestant each week until a single person remains and takes the prize. The competition features 13 furniture creators who design and build furniture, and it premiered on Spike TV in January 2015. This show has a very familiar look and feel to the show Inkmaster. The show is judged by by builder Brandon Gore, designer Nolen Niu, and celebrity rapper Common.

The initial show has been receiving a great deal of publicity as Spike seems to be pushing this show. It has a lot of potential, but as of right now we are not aware of the show being picked up for a second season. If the show is picked up for the 2016 season, we will update this casting guide with all the relevant dates, times, and locations for the audition process.

Framework Casting Tips

This is an absolutely amazing show for those in the handmade furniture business. The show lists the contestants full names and twitter accounts. It also provides a great bio for all the people on the show. Everyone who appears on this show, is likely going to see an increase in demand for their products as being on the show will provide publicity. Many of the season 1 contestants had stories written about them in their local community newspapers.

Applicant Restrictions:

There are few restrictions regarding applying for the show; however, the production team is looking for people who have experience and talent building furniture. This is not a competition that will provide any level of training so everyone needs to be a master in woodwork and metal craft before applying. While there are many benefits to appearing on the show, it may be best to hone your skills and be proficient at every aspect of furniture construction.

  • Must be 18+ Years Old
  • Must be able to be in United States.


Framekwork Auditions and Online Application

The casting for season 1 is complete. If the show is renewed for another season, we will post complete details, steps and contact information. In the meantime, we suggest taking pictures and videos of your projects at various stages. The goal is to make the most compelling application video possible, and this will be far easier if you have a lot of footage from actual pieces built.

  • Your Contact Information (Full Name and Phone Number)
  • Brief Description of your Experience/Background
  • Recent Photos of Projects


  • Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.

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    Tattoo Nightmares – Casting Guide

    Tattoo Nightmare Logo
    Contestants: 2
    Top Prize: $0 – Covered Tattoo
    Selectivity: 2 Star


    Tattoo Nightmares star artists, Jasmine Rodriguez, Big Gus, and Tommy Helm covering tattoo mistakes. There is no monetary prize for this as the prize for appearing on the show is that you get to tell your story on television as well, as getting the tattoo covered.

    Applicant Restrictions:
    • Have a Tattoo You Regret
    • Include a Photo of You
    • Include a Photo of the Tattoo to be Fixed

    If you are interested, you can apply using the Tattoo Nigthmare Application Form.

    Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.  Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

    Hungry Investors – Casting Guide

    Hungry Investors Logo
    Contestants: 2 Businesses
    Top Prize: $50,00
    Selectivity: 3 Star


    Hungry Investors is a very unique spin on the business takeover show. The premise of this show is that the three judges, John Taffer, Tiffany Derry, and John Besh, are willing to invest money in one of two restaurants that go head to head for the money. Because of the nature of the show, this works better for restaurants in larger markets. In some of the smaller cities, there simply may not be two comparable restaurants for the challenge.

    Applicant Restrictions:
    • Own a Restaurant
    • Be Open to Changes in the business

    The application process for this show is currently closed. We will update this page when the upcoming season begins casting.

    Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.  Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

    InkMaster – Casting Guide

    Inkmaster Logo
    Contestants: 12+
    Top Prize: $100,000
    Selectivity: 3 Star


    InkMaster is the SpikeTV reality competition that features tattoo artists competing to be the top artist each year. This is a season long, elimination competition with the winner receiving the top prize. In addition to the monetary award, the winner also receives a spread in a leading tatoo magazine, and a huge spike for their work after the show. This show is amazing for all contestants as it can really boost the career of a contestant who goes home early. They key is to demonstrate you have good work on air, and it’s almost certain that you’ll have people looking for you after the show airs.

    Ink Master Strategy Guide and Overview

    This is the original tattoo reality competition, and it remains the most popular both in terms of the number of viewing audience and the impact on the artists career who appear on the show. The show has now had five regular seasons featuring the season long elimination style format and a a two episode holiday special in which some previous contestants were brought back as all-stars for the chance to win redemption and $10,000. The vast majority of the information here will be dealing with the traditional season long version of the show, and we will create a separate smaller guide for the holiday specials if Spike chooses to create a version after the 2015 season. One of the major challenges of this show is that the artists are required to master all different forms of tattooing. While the basics of color saturation and line work are similar across the various formats, the specific elements often trip up the contestants. Early in an artists career, they will often have to become a jack of all trades simply to feel their time by creating any design that the customer wants. However, as the artists mature in their craft, they will often be able to have a client list who seeks them out for a specific style of tattoo. This means that the more experienced artists often get a lot of practice in a few areas of the field.
        
    • Use Social Media to Get Experience and Publicity Prior to appearing on the show, you should look post on FaceBook and Twitter that you are trying out for the show. You can have specific days where you do each type that you feel are your weaknesses and offer people a discount other promotion item to them. One great perk may be taking a picture with them that appears on your facebook wall/twitter page. If you are selected for the show, they will have a great story.
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    • Bring Two or Three Machines One aspect of the show that is very different than working in a shop is the immense time pressure. Because of this you want to take all equipment issues out of the equation by bringing multiple machines. One artist was greatly impacted when his machine had some mechanical problems that ate up a lot of his time.
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    • Find Images Sites in Advance Artists are allowed to use a tablet or PC to find images as reference. Having some items picked out in advance can really help in communicating high level ideas to the canvas. It’s possible to go through many more options by comparing images that are already complete.
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    • Sell the Canvas This tip was demonstrated by Josh Hibbard who was a complete master at convincing the canvas to change either the placement or design. Josh understood the time restrictions and what is possible to get done. Everyone loses if the artist agrees to do a tattoo that ends up looking bad. The contestant is likely to be sent home and the canvas has to wear it for the rest of their life.
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    • Do the Challenge One fact that is amazing is that even after five seasons, there are still contestants who choose not to do the challenge or try to go too far out of the box. Designs like Japanese, American Tradition, and Photo-Realism have very strict guidelines. It’s far better to design a reasonably quality piece in the style requested than try to wedge your specialty into every challenge
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    • Avoid Making Enemies The skull pick process is designed to create conflict between the artists. It’s good to be near the top of the pack, but if you are consistently the person who wins the challenge you’ll also be targeted so that you’re eliminated before the finale. Over the last two seasons neither Sausage nor Cleen won the show.
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    • Be Friendly There will be 16 contestants on each show and the winner will be set for life. However, there are 15 people who won’t win. This means that 93% of the people who are cast won’t be leaving with the prize. Regardless, appearing on the show can blow up a career either in an upward or downward direction. If you come across as a jerk or difficult to work with, it’s possible that people will avoid working with you. You’ll have to be on your best behavior in the real world because people will be looking for you to lose it. Conversely, if you are nice and friendly on the show, then people will have a bias in the other direction and chalk up any rudeness on your part as merely having a bad day.
        
    1. Best Overall: Each episode concludes with a single person being the MVP of the week. This is the person who did the absolute best on both camera and food creation.
    Applicant Restrictions:
    • OBe a professional Tatoo Artist
    • Be able to spend six weeks on set)

    The application process for this show is currently closed as the 2015 season is being filmed. We will update this page for artists for the 2016 seas as well as the application process for human canvases for the upcoming season.

    Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.  Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest

    Bar Rescue – Complete Casting Guide

    Bar Rescue Logo
    Contestants: 1 Business
    Top Prize: $5,000 Bar Makeover
    Selectivity: 4 Star


    Bar Rescue is the SpikeTV show in which John Taffer takes over a struggling bar for five days. During that time, he trains the staff, introduces processes, and performs a modest makeover on the building. Appearing on the show has the benefit of the renovations, but also gets a bit of marketing from appearing on the show. After the episode airs, there is often a steady stream of customers passing through the area who want to be in a place they saw on TV so the show can have long lasting benefits.

    Applicant Restrictions:
    • Own a Bar
    • Be Independent (No Franchise/Chain)

    The application process for this show is currently closed. We will update this page when casting begins for the 2015 season..

    Finally, if you applied to be on this show, we’d love to hear your story whether or not you were selected to appear on air. Feel free to click the link below to share your story with us and our readers.  Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterest