Fort Worth, TX, June 09, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- A Fort Worth woman is taking her dream of philanthropic reality television series to the Oprah Winfrey Network, and she’s looking for coast to coast support to do it.
Former minister and talk radio host Mindy Audlin has submitted an audition video to Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star competition that shares her vision for a national service movement, where small groups representing churches, civic organizations, office teams, and family teams compete to “make the greatest impact” with specific challenges that serve their communities. Audlin co-owner of Vortex Street, Inc. a speaking and motivational organization, is asking people to log on to the contest website and vote for her video, Audlin hopes to garner enough support to be named one of five online finalists for the competition.
“It’s all about people helping people,” Audlin said. “We would bring in celebrities to talk about their favorite causes, talk to the people whose lives are changed by these charities, and create challenges that teams across the nation could tackle together to help make a difference. It’s really designed to be more than a television show. We’re aiming to start a movement to address many of the urgent challenges facing our world today.”
According to Winfrey’s website, the five videos that receive the most online votes will be considered for a reality television competition series, along with semifinalists from four casting calls in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Atlanta. Participants will compete in a series of challenges, and the winner gets their own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
The Oprah Winfrey Network is a joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. The channel will debut in approximately 80 million homes on January 1, 2011 on what is now the Discovery Health Channel.
Audlin is currently the author of a new book, “What If It All Goes RIGHT?” and works with church groups, corporate teams, and college students teaching techniques to develop a positive mindset while cultivating creativity and innovation.
“There is a huge need in our society today for social innovation,” Audlin said. “The program aims to provide a collaborative platform for businesses, non-profits, and individuals to gather together for the common goal of serving humanity.”
To vote for the “People Helping People” video as your choice for Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star, go to www.voteformindy.com. Or visit Vortex Street, Inc. main website at www.MindyAudlin.com