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Ever dream of becoming a theme park designer? USA Network's "The MOMENT" may give you a second shot at your dream career

Ever dream of becoming a theme park designer? USA Network's "The MOMENT" may give you a second shot at your dream career

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"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."


The late John Lennon included that line as part of his lyrics for "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)." And that sentiment is as true today as it was back in 1980 when John originally wrote that line. Maybe even more so.

Let's face it: When we're young, we all have these plans in our heads about how our idealized lives & careers are supposed to go. But then unexpected things happen. Obstacles suddenly crop up and that dream life, that dream job, it gets deferred.

So are you one of those people who once dreamed of becoming an Imagineer? Or -- at the very least -- a theme park designer? Maybe you took a few design courses while you were in college. Maybe you were thinking about eventually moving down to Orlando or out to California to pursue this dream. And to quote Harry Chapin, there were planes to catch and bills to pay. And that dream of someday designing theme park rides somehow fell by the wayside.

Well, what if I were to tell you that you might have another chance to achieve this dream? But in order to become a theme park designer at this point in your life, you'd really have to seize the moment. Or should I say seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that the producers of USA Network's new unscripted reality series, "The MOMENT," are now making available to theme park enthusiasts.

Now to be specific here, the Hochberg Ebersol Company is searching for an individual who has always dreamed of becoming a theme park designer. With the hope that they'll then be able to give this person a shot at making their dream come true.

Mind you, the producers of "The MOMENT" aren't going to give this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to just anyone. They're looking for someone who has a great personal story to tell, who's genuinely passionate about theme parks & design but has never (not until now, that is) really had a chance to pursue this dream because life somehow got in the way.


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Does that sound like you and/or a loved one? Well, if you'd like to nominate yourself and/or someone you know for this opportunity, you need to send an e-mail to castingthemoment@gmail.com ASAP. And in that e-mail, you need to tell the casting department at the Hochberg Ebersol Company

  • Your name
  • Name of the person you are nominating and relationship to you (if applicable)
  • Your phone number & email address
  • The City & State you live in

But more importantly, you need to tell the folks who are putting together "The MOMENT" (Which -- FYI -- debuts on the USA Network on Thursday, April 11th at 10 p.m., 9 p.m. Central) your story. Why you're the ideal person to get this opportunity.


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Now the fine print: The ideal candidate that "The MOMENT" 's producers are looking for should be at least 21 years old. More to the point, they must have -- at some point in their life -- been derailed somehow from pursuing their dream of a career in theme park design. To be specific here, the Hochberg Erbersol Company is looking for a person who already has the necessary skill set to succeed in themed entertainment but never had the opportunity to use these skills in pursuit of their dream career.

After reviewing all of these e-mails, the folks at "The MOMENT" production office will then cast one person for each career opportunity. Each of these people will then star in their own hour-long unscripted reality show that chronicles their pursuit of his or her dream job. The Hochberg Ebersol Company plans on pairing each candidate with a highly acclaimed mentor for their chosen field. That mentor will then train this individual for 10 days straight and help prepare them for a job interview of a lifetime. Each candidate will then have an interview with a well established company in that field. And if this person performs well, they will then legitimately be offered a position in that company.

Now to assure you folks that "The MOMENT" is actually on the up & up (More to the point, so you'll then get some sense of what you possibly might be getting yourself into), you should head over to this USA Network show's website. Where they now have a full episode of this new unscripted reality series available for viewing out ahead of "The MOMENT" 's April 11th premiere.

In this sneak preview episode (which is hosted by legendary NFL quarterback Kurt Warner), you'll meet a man who was once on track to become an Olympic sailor but who then got thrown off-course by a life event. "The MOMENT" gives this man a second chance by pairing him with an Olympic sailing coach.  And after ten days of training, this individual was given the opportunity to try-out for the USA Olympic Sailing Team.

As for what happens next ... Well, in order to find out, you're going to have either watch that sneak preview episode of "The MOMENT" website or catch this new unscripted reality series when it premieres on the USA Network early next month. But know this: Would-be Olympic sailors and theme park designers aren't the only people that The Hochberg Ebersol Company plans on offering second chances to. Among the individuals who will also be given opportunities to once again pursue their dream careers are people who used to be on their way to becoming ...  

  • Professional Bull Rider
  • Hollywood Stunt Person
  • Polo Player
  • Auctioneer
  • Fashion Photographer
  • Sportscaster
  • Rock Band Musician
  • NFL Referee
  • Dolphin Trainer

... but then found themselves pushed off of that career path because life somehow got in the way.

"The MOMENT" sounds like it as the making of a heart-warming, feel-good television show. Something kind of along the lives of ABC's "Exterior Makeover Home Edition." So if you're someone who has always dreamed of becoming a theme park designer, who studied, hoped and planned only to then get tripped up by one of those obstacles that life sometimes throws in our way ... Here's your second chance. So why not send the Hochberg Ebersol Company an e-mail and then see what happens?

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