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Giallo Edizione
02-12-2011, 01:36 PM
Check out this email I just got from FIAT:

-----Original Message-----
From: fiat@asgcasting.com [mailto:fiat@asgcasting.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2011 5:38 AM
To:
Subject: FIAT needs you. / Prima Edizione casting sessions for your FIAT 500.

Hi ,

FIAT USA is very proud of the passion you have for the brand and feel that
it’s time to show this passion to the rest of the world. To that end, we
have planned to create a series of short films involving some of you.
These films will be shared with the other 499 FIAT 500 Prima Edizione
owners as well as thousands of enthusiasts on the Internet.

My casting office, ASG CASTING INC. LOS ANGELES, is in charge of the
initial interviews to gauge availability and interest. Would you be
available and interested to have a short videoconference with us in the
next few days? Would you have time to talk to us between 10am - 6pm PST?
If those hours don't work for you please let us know what’s more
convenient and we'll work around your schedule.

Also, we plan to videotape the interview so we can send it to the FIAT
brand team. Would you please let us know if you have either Skype or
iChat. If you do not have video chat capabilities

sjmst
02-12-2011, 01:41 PM
Very cool. Are you going for it?

Mike S
02-12-2011, 02:38 PM
That's great. Can I have your autograph?

Mike S
02-12-2011, 02:44 PM
I just got the same email too while I was responding to you.

Vlad92
02-12-2011, 02:47 PM
That's awesome! Congrats!

Giallo Edizione
02-12-2011, 03:43 PM
<quote author="Mike S">
That's great. Can I have your autograph?
</quote>

I'll sign your bezel, if you ever get one.

Vlad92
02-12-2011, 06:44 PM
Not to spoil your fame, but I just got my own email! I wonder if they sent one to every future Prima owner?

sjmst
02-12-2011, 11:06 PM
We got one.

Giallo Edizione
02-13-2011, 12:41 PM
<quote author="Vlad92">
Not to spoil your fame, but I just got my own email! I wonder if they sent one to every future Prima owner?
</quote>
Never doubted that. FIAT would never want my mug and attitude floating around the 'net.


I suppose I could do a bit stolen from Jerry McGuire "Show me the bezel! SHOW ME THE BEZEL!!"

CIAO RR
02-13-2011, 08:21 PM
FIAT # 239 grigio w/sun roof!!!

Yep, I received the same email. I wonder if they could use my mug that's up in the post office??!?<smiley image='smiley_wink.gif'/>

Fiat500USA
02-14-2011, 12:54 AM
<quote author="CIAO RR">
FIAT # 239 grigio w/sun roof!!!

Yep, I received the same email. I wonder if they could use my mug that's up in the post office??!?<smiley image='smiley_wink.gif'/>
</quote>


I got a laugh out of that one. <smiley image='anim_claps.gif'/>

Hi CIAO RR, welcome to the forum!

CIAO RR
02-15-2011, 10:01 PM
Can't wait to get mine. Heck, I already ordered my vanity plate "CIAO RR" hence the name. Plates are aready in. DMV would not give me CIAO or C1AO or C1A0 I got some crazy reason. Anyway...can't wait to pick up my car. (when it arrives)

5*(10)^2
02-25-2011, 08:06 PM
Anyone here got selected by the casting company?

sketch
02-26-2011, 12:10 AM
They just did the initial interviews today.

Minuszka
02-26-2011, 12:14 AM
I was told that they're doing interviews for 10 straight days now. They've started in California. These are just preliminary interviews. There could be a second interview prior to the final selection.

Giallo Edizione
02-26-2011, 10:43 AM
I interviewed yesterday. Look for me on the Academy Awards on Sunday night! They will be awarding me the Golden Bezel for my ranting performance in the interview. Took my lessons from Charlie Sheen.

CIAO RR
02-26-2011, 11:31 AM
I did mine on Wednesday. Took about 15-20 minutes. The little gold statue looks good on the mantle! I'd rather have the cinquecento in my garage. Ciao!

FiATL
02-26-2011, 04:54 PM
I did mine on Tuesday. They asked me to email pictures of my house, cars, family, etc to them. Anyone else get that request? Spent about 15 minutes talking with the guy via Skype. Was very laid back and sort like a mini job interview. Now if only I could see that bezel...

sketch
02-26-2011, 05:10 PM
OH man, haha. I'm glad you posted, I completely forgot they'd asked me for that.

CIAO RR
02-26-2011, 05:14 PM
Me too!!! I'm certain they asked everyone.

Giallo Edizione
03-02-2011, 04:41 PM
Agh. I just got a rejection email! How could they! How dare they!

I'm calling Charlie Sheen for some advice....

sjmst
03-02-2011, 05:18 PM
What did they say?

Giallo Edizione
03-02-2011, 05:21 PM
<quote author="sjmst">
What did they say?
</quote>

On behalf of asg casting, inc. & FIAT, I would like to thank you for taking part in our casting process. The production company, Motion Theory, shot several stories this past weekend in Los Angeles and the plan is to move on to several other locations across the country to capture the amazing stories of FIAT enthusiasts. Our clients are still reviewing our interviews and will decide where they would like to shoot their next set of stories shortly. Although the casting process is done at this point, you may be contacted by the production team at Motion Theory or the advertising agency, Impatto Custom Marketing, within the next few weeks.
We hope that you have enjoyed sharing your stories as much as we have all enjoyed hearing them. If you have any additional questions regarding the FIAT films, please contact: Lorraine Kraus - lorraineckraus@yahoo.com, Shannon Stone - shannon.stone@impatto.com, and/or Jason Hayes - jason.hayes@impatto.com.


I am so crushed.....<smiley image='smiley_cool.gif'/>

sjmst
03-02-2011, 05:24 PM
That's the same one we got. I don't know for sure that's a rejection...

Giallo Edizione
03-02-2011, 05:27 PM
<quote author="sjmst">
That's the same one we got. I don't know for sure that's a rejection...
</quote>
Never gotten a job rejection letter? They read pretty much the same-''...however we will keep your resume on file in case something that matches your background comes up yada yada."

MrJones
03-02-2011, 05:29 PM
That doesn't sound too rejecting to me. Actually, it sounds like they are keeping you up-to-date on the process. Rather novel concept, no? Fiat could learn a thing or two from them!

sketch
03-02-2011, 05:30 PM
Right, that's a bit different, though. Fiat will be filming at a few locations around the country; the only given was LA, because it's easy for the clearly-LA-based agency. From there, they'll probably balance the cost of getting to the places with the quality of nearby candidates.

sjmst
03-02-2011, 05:32 PM
<quote author="Sacred Bezel">
<quote author="sjmst">
That's the same one we got. I don't know for sure that's a rejection...
</quote>
Never gotten a job rejection letter? They read pretty much the same-''...however we will keep your resume on file in case something that matches your background comes up yada yada."
</quote>

No...lol...well maybe once..

That's vague at best. It sounds like just an update.

Giallo Edizione
03-02-2011, 05:40 PM
<quote author="sketch">
Right, that's a bit different, though. Fiat will be filming at a few locations around the country; the only given was LA, because it's easy for the clearly-LA-based agency. From there, they'll probably balance the cost of getting to the places with the quality of nearby candidates.
</quote>


Drat! Once again, all the good shows are filmed in Cali!

Well maybe this is just my withering lack of self-confidence at work again. Must explain why I like little cars. Or does that explain why my other car is 440HP? Whatever.

unclelaverne
03-04-2011, 10:33 PM
I did it. They filmed my family. It was a lot of fun. I'm curious to see what they do with the footage. We are the fat family so I couldn't believe they wanted us. lol

fredfrey
03-04-2011, 10:38 PM
They are looking for "average Americans" so over-weight is the right demographic. Plus it would imply that there is plenty of room in the little 500.

unclelaverne
03-04-2011, 10:44 PM
That's kinda what we thought. "Hey maybe they want us cuz those tubs can fit in it, people won't get hooked on the too small of a car thing"

Fiat500USA
03-05-2011, 12:02 AM
Hi unclelaverne, welcome to the forum!

I'm sure they looked for what you said, how you said it and your ease on the camera. You should congratulate yourself because you did a good job. <smiley image='smiley_good.gif'/>

Alvon Elrod
03-05-2011, 01:17 AM
Maureen and I were part of the filming on Sunday, Feb 27. It certainly was a lot of fun! We drove down there in our '70 124 spider, which seemed to impress them. They took a good bit of time to film us with the old Fiat, and interviewed us with the angle of tying the old to the new. We arrived at the studio at 8:00 AM, and left about 5:00 PM. Though it was a long day, it didn't seem that long, as we were occupied with activities most of the time. There were about 10 Prima buyers there along with us as part of the filming exercises for the day. It was great spending time with other Prima buyers, and I hope we'll have a chance to do more of that in the future. I mentioned to the group about an upcoming Fiat gathering and drive that we have planned for the end of March, and though some seemed interested, it was just a mild interest.

The Fiat marketing reps couldn't tell us any more information about the Prima cars that we already knew, and were mainly focused on their filming project. It was very professionally done. The Studio that they hired flew to the factory in Mexico for additional filming earlier this week, then they'll be heading to the East coast next (NY and Penn,

sjmst
03-05-2011, 08:52 AM
That's great Alvon! Where do you live?

Mike S
03-05-2011, 08:56 AM
Did you wear your hair hat?

I bought 2 after you were here last year because I couldn't make up my mind on the color. It depends on the color of the Fiat I'm driving.

Alvon Elrod
03-05-2011, 11:03 AM
Sam, I'm in Ventura, CA.

Alvon Elrod
03-05-2011, 11:05 AM
Didn't wear the hair . . . . should have!!! Certainly would have added to the Fun factor!

Fiat500USA
03-06-2011, 02:27 AM
<quote author="alvonelrod">
Maureen and I were part of the filming on Sunday, Feb 27. It certainly was a lot of fun! We drove down there in our '70 124 spider, which seemed to impress them. They took a good bit of time to film us with the old Fiat, and interviewed us with the angle of tying the old to the new. We arrived at the studio at 8:00 AM, and left about 5:00 PM. Though it was a long day, it didn't seem that long, as we were occupied with activities most of the time. There were about 10 Prima buyers there along with us as part of the filming exercises for the day. It was great spending time with other Prima buyers, and I hope we'll have a chance to do more of that in the future. I mentioned to the group about an upcoming Fiat gathering and drive that we have planned for the end of March, and though some seemed interested, it was just a mild interest.

The Fiat marketing reps couldn't tell us any more information about the Prima cars that we already knew, and were mainly focused on their filming project. It was very professionally done. The Studio that they hired flew to the factory in Mexico for additional filming earlier this week, then they'll be heading to the E

Alvon Elrod
03-06-2011, 02:50 AM
They weren't sure. The film project is evolving as it goes. I think they would like to have the film ready very soon after the PE cars are delivered, but that's just a guess.

sjmst
03-06-2011, 12:18 PM
<quote author="Alvon Elrod">
They weren't sure. The film project is evolving as it goes. I think they would like to have the film ready very soon after the PE cars are delivered, but that's just a guess.
</quote>
That's great, Alvon! BTW, love your avatar.