Utopia Needs Woodworkers, for Fox TV Reality Show

By Bill Esler | Posted: 04/01/2014 4:47PM


click image to zoomUtopia Fox TV Wood workers could land a role in building a brave new world. FOX TV is launching a reality television show, “UTOPIA.” The concept of this"unscripted social experiment" show, as Fox describes it:

“UTOPIA” follows 15 inhabitants as they leave their everyday lives to move to an isolated and undeveloped location – for up to an entire year – where they'll create their own world. The series offers imaginative people from across America the chance to be part of a groundbreaking social experiment – the pioneers will make every decision about how they will live, work, and what the rules and laws of “UTOPIA” will be. Casting is searching for candidates who are passionate, great at what they do, and also have the problem-solving skills needed for starting up a new society. 

"I am currently seeking out people with skills in the construction, home decorating, design, DIY, transportation, woodworking, machinery/tools, architecture, green living, sustainable development, building/engineering trades areas. That is what led me to your site," says Nikki Carbone, a casting associate at the Conlin Company.  "We are searching for candidates who are passionate, great at what they do, and also have the problem-solving skills needed for starting up a new society."

If you want to get a feeling for your role, the FOX show trailer includes comparable scenes from a Dutch version. Not much tradesmanship in it, but there is an outdoor bathtub scene. Apply by making your own video. And let us know how that goes!


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Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Editorial Director, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for overall content at WoodworkingNetwork.com Woodworking Network magazine, and related newsletters. Bill also manages event programs for Woodworking Network Live conferences at the Woodworking Machinery & Supplies Expo in Toronto and Cabinets & Closets Expo. He developing audience engagement programs using custom digital printing, live lead-generating events, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at besler@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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Don Smith    
Arroyo Grande, CA  |  October, 15, 2014 at 09:08 PM

Came to check out your call for woodworkers. The video Dutch version does not run. I'm 63, so maybe I out of the picture already. I am a Welder/Diver, mechanic, Industrial Engineer (BSIT), Mechanical Engineer (BSME), Marine technology (ASMT), Woodworker, Photographer. I have Two Harleys and a Buell. Lived in Montana for four years and helped build a cabin on 20 acres. Was involved in starting an Artist Community in Montana. Property owner of many years and many residential flips. Have my own 12x40 workshop that I erected with mezzanine and full bath and jacuzzi. Many photos. Developed and taught a class in Alcohol Fuel in '84 at College of the Redwoods. Do a lot of restoration of old tools and furniture. No video right now.

Bill Esler, Editorial Director    
Lincolnshire IL  |  October, 16, 2014 at 09:19 AM

Try visiting this site directly. http://utopiatvcasting.com/


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