Anime Expo® and MTV Cast for True Life

Nov 18th 2008
Casting Call for Fanboys/Fangirls for Documentary Series

Anaheim, California (November 18, 2008) — Obsessed with comic books, anime,
fantasy, or manga? Obsessed with cosplaying and attending anime conventions?
Do your friends consider you a fanboy/fangirl? Have you ever missed work,
school, or other important events to engage in role-playing or cosplay? Are
you misunderstood by your family or significant other because of your loyal
fandom? Anime Expo® 2009 and MTV Network's “True Life” series wants to hear
your story and is looking to cast three (3) individuals for an upcoming
show. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org
.

Individuals must appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 and must
identify as a fanboy/fangirl. Interested applicants can click on the “True
Life” link on the Anime Expo® website (www.anime-expo.org
) to be part of this ground breaking documentary
series.

About “True Life”

"True Life" is a documentary series that's been on MTV for more than 10
years. It chronicles the stories of young people in all kinds of
situations, from global and political issues like war and natural disaster
to issues of personal struggle like mental illness and family matters.

"True Life" is not a reality show. Our producers follow strict ethical
guidelines and carefully avoid influencing our subjects' stories. It is
also not a news show – there is no host, reporter, or narrator. We allow
our subjects to tell their own stories in their own voices. For more on
"True Life," truelife.MTV.com.

About Anime Expo®

Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as
a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property – Anime Expo®. More
information can be found at its website (www.spja.org
).

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