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The Bachelor: Russia Is Casting For Russian Athletes

Yesterday I was contacted by Good People Casting regarding the company’s casting for The Bachelor: Russia.  The casting company is looking for a very attractive man – tall, well built, athletic, takes care of his body and look.  It also helps if he is charismatic and comfortable in a room of 25 women who want to get to know him.

A perfect fit for the Russian equivalent of America’s The Bachelor is a Russian-born athlete who has had a successful career, or is about to embark on a successful career, in the United States.  This person should be a single gentleman, between 25 and 40 years old, with the intention of meeting his true love while filming this journey for a television audience.  And he should be able to speak Russian fluently.

The show will be taped in Russia and other European countries (TBD). As of now, the show is scheduled to tape over a period of 6-7 weeks this coming fall and winter, however, the schedule could likely change with the talent’s availability.

About the show:
The format for the Russian version will very closely follow the US and Ukraine versions. Filming will take place all over Russia and Europe,and over time, The Bachelor will choose one woman out of 25 single women.

About the Network:
TNT is a funny, off-the-hook and progressive TV Channel and the Russian leader in such genres as Comedy and Reality. Such TNT flagship shows as Nasha Russia, The Russian Psychic Challenge, Comedy Club, Dom-2 and Uni have demonstrated consistent leadership in their time-slots among young people. TNT is the largest television network in Russia, reaching over 100 million people. TNT works hand in hand with over 500 partners in 922 Russian cities and towns and manages its own 22 stations in such hubs as Arzamas, Barnaul, Birobidzhan, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kemerovo, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Saint-Petersburg, Tomsk, Ul’yanovsk, Ufa, Chaikovsky, and Chelyabinsk.

Contact us if you or any of your clients may be interested in this opportunity.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.