– Auditions can now be submitted at www.Crave.ca/DragRaceCanada
– Crave and OUTtv are the exclusive Canadian streaming homes of CRAVE’S DRAG RACE CANADA, set to premiere in 2020
TORONTO (July 9, 2019) – The time has come for Canadian Queens to don their fiercest flannel realness and serve up Canadian charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent as Crave announced today that casting for the original series CRAVE’S DRAG RACE CANADA (werking-title) is now underway. Beginning today, Canada’s best drag artists can go to www.Crave.ca/DragRaceCanada to submit their application for their chance to compete for a cash prize of $100,000, and the title of Canada’s First Drag Superstar.
Since the announcement of CRAVE’S DRAG RACE CANADA, hundreds of posts on Twitter and Instagram have made #DragRaceCanada a Top 10 trending topic, and has kick-started a buzz around who should be crowned Canada’s First Drag Superstar. All hopeful competitors who are 19 years of age and older, and are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada can apply now. For the full Tea, click here.
In the very first Canadian adaptation of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, CRAVE’S DRAG RACE CANADA combines elements of the classic fan-favourite, with a healthy serving of Canadian maple shade and likely, some Canadian bacon. The 10-episode, one-hour series goes into production in Ontario this fall, with some of Canada’s most talented drag artists competing to become Canada’s First Drag Superstar.
In association with Crave and OUTtv, CRAVE’S DRAG RACE CANADA is produced by Blue Ant Studios. Executive producers for World of Wonder are Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell. RuPaul serves as Executive Producer. Executive producers for Blue Ant Studios are Betty Orr, Michael Kot, Laura Michalchyshyn and Mike Bickerton. For Bell Media, Production Executive is Danielle Pearson. Robin Johnston is Director, Original Production, Factual, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Justin Stockman is Vice-President, SVOD and OTT, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.
Delivering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave Original hit series include LETTERKENNY; candid interview series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH IN CONVERSATION WITH…; upcoming darkly funny “true crime” comedy NEW EDEN; apocalyptic new original comedic documentary series WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE; Crave Original stand-up series, and animated series LITTLEKENNY. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet at Crave.ca, via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at Crave.ca.
ABOUT BLUE ANT MEDIA
Blue Ant Media is an international producer, distributor, channel operator, and gaming video content company. We operate seven production houses around the world, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms, ranging from documentaries to animated series to dramas. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a substantial catalogue of content, including one of the world’s largest 4K natural history offerings. Blue Ant Media operates linear and SVOD channels on multiple continents under 14 brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), ZooMoo, Arcade Cloud and more. Omnia Media, our gaming video content company, has the largest gamer talent network in the world. It creates and distributes gaming video content across digital and OTT platforms such as YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, and more. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with nine international offices in Los Angeles, Singapore, Auckland, Dunedin, London, Washington, Sydney, Beijing and Taipei.
OUTtv is Canada’s national LGBTQ+ television network that offers a compelling mix of drama, comedy, talk and award-winning movies. Their original programming includes The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, The Whole Package, Sex & Violence, Never Apart TV, Don’t Quit Your Gay Job, Knock Knock Ghost, Doctor Barry and original documentary strand Outspoken. OUTtv is the Canadian initial license holder for the Canadian broadcasts of RuPaul’s Drag Race, House of Drag, Naked Attraction and Undressed. OUTtvGo is OUTtv’s streaming platform where subscribers can stream their favorite series and movies and discover new content exclusive to the service. OUTtvGo is available for iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku and on web browsers. OUTtv is also available in Canada as an Amazon Prime Video Channel. To learn more about OUTtv visit outtv.ca.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
Around the world, Drag Race Canada will stream on World of Wonder’s premium service WOW Presents Plus, the international home of Drag Race US, UK, Thailand, Chile – and now Canada. For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. Programming highlights include: Emmy® Award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1/Logo), “Million Dollar Listing” LA & NY (Bravo), “Dancing Queen” (Netflix), “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse), and “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric” (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Menendez: Blood Brothers,” “Inside Deep Throat,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “I Am Britney Jean,” “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” “Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking,” “Monica in Black and White,” Emmy-winning “The Last Beekeeper,” and Emmy-winning “Out of Iraq.” Seven of WOW’s films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including “Becoming Chaz” and “Party Monster.” World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents (1M+ subs), SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. World of Wonder’s bi-annual RuPaul’s DragCon is the world’s largest drag culture convention, welcoming 100,000 attendees across LA and NYC in 2018. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating decades of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community, named to Variety’s Reality Leaders List in 2017, and chosen for the OUT100 list in 2018 for their trailblazing work in the LGBTQ+ community. World of Wonder was also selected for Realscreen’s 2018 Global 100 list, which recognizes the top international non-fiction and unscripted production companies working in the industry today. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.
DRAG RACE CANADA CASTING FAQ
All you need to know to apply for Drag Race Canada.
What is the minimum age requirement?
Applicants must be 19 years of age by September 1, 2019 to apply.
Do I need to be a Canadian Citizen?
You must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.
How do I know if you’ve actually received my application?
When you hit the ‘Apply Now – BAM’ button, you will see a Submission Confirmation page that says ‘ConDRAGulations!’
You will be offered the opportunity to ‘Tell Your Friends About Drag Race Canada’ via social media and email.
Once you see this page, you can rest assured that we have received your application.
Will I be contacted regardless of whether or not I make it to the next round?
Due to the large number of applicants for Drag Race Canada, we are unable to contact each applicant. We will only attempt to contact those applicants who are selected to move forward to the next round of the casting process.
When should I apply?
We advise you to apply at your earliest convenience. You want to ensure enough time to complete subsequent rounds of casting. We will be discussing and assessing applications as they are received.
Can I apply more than once?
NO. We will only consider the first application received. Any subsequent applications received from the same candidate will be deleted.
Can I start my application, stop and come back to complete it later?
NO. You must complete your application in one session. You cannot access your application at a later time. You are advised to read, review the application first and prep your visuals before starting.
I am not able to upload my video, are there any special requirements to do so?
You should be able to easily drag and ‘death’ drop your video into the application. If you have any issues loading photos or video, email us at Casting@blueantmedia.com.
Am I allowed to post my video publicly on Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook or other sites?
NO. Due to the confidential nature of the series, you MUST keep your application video private. Applicants MAY BE DISQUALIFIED for breaching confidentiality.
What if I have questions about the Online Agreement and Release?
Please be sure to read the Online Agreement and Release in full before submitting your Application. If you have specific questions please consult legal counsel at your own expense.
How will I know if I’ve moved to the next round of casting?
You will be contacted by a member of the DRC Casting team by phone or email. Those candidates selected to move forward will be contacted no later than August 31, 2019.
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