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Electus and 5x5 Media are embarking on a seven-city U.S. casting call for TNT's upcoming competition series THE HERO, which will be headlined and executive-produced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The producers of The Hero are looking for competitors who display the physical, mental and emotional strength to participate in a battle of brains, brawn and morality, resulting in one winner being named the ultimate hero.

THE HERO is being produced for TNT by Ben Silverman's multimedia entertainment studio Electus and 5x5 Media, with Johnson and his producing partner, Dany Garcia, serving as executive producers. TNT has ordered eight episodes of the series, which is slated to premiere in summer 2013.

Below is a complete roster of locations for THE HERO casting call. Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (local time).

Oct. 13

Los Angeles
Crunch Gym
8000 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Oct. 20

Boston
Jillian's (Tequila Rain Entrance)
3 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215

Dallas
Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
13933 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243

Chicago
XSport Fitness
819 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

Oct. 27

New York
TRYP Hotel
345 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001

Nashville
Bar Louie
314 11th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

Nov. 3

Minneapolis
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

Additional casting information can be found online: Website: http://www.theherotnt.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheHero_Casting/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TNTsTheHeroCasting

Interested participants can also email their name, contact information and a photo to the Electus and 5x5 Media casting team at TheHeroTNT@gmail.com.

About TNT's THE HERO:

TNT's THE HERO will bring 10 ordinary people together in a house and then assign them various missions that will test their brains, their brawn and even their morality. The show will challenge the competitors to prove they've got what it takes to be heroes, pushing them to the limits to see what they are willing (and able) to overcome, undergo or sacrifice for the sake of their fellow contestants. Johnson will serve as THE HERO's mentor and motivator, encouraging the contestants to reach far beyond their personal limits. In the end, one player will rise above the others, overcoming obstacles he/she never thought possible in order to become a true hero.

In a unique twist on the reality-competition format, THE HERO will incorporate social media into every facet of the show, from pre-production and casting to on-location shooting and live broadcasts. Through the show's interactive digital platform, viewers will be able to vote each week for the contestant they consider to be the most heroic. The series is set to premiere on TNT in summer 2013.

THE HERO was created by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of the Emmy(R)-winning 5x5 Media (SURVIVOR, FASHION STAR, TBS's upcoming KING OF THE NERDS), along with Charles Wachter (FASHION STAR, FOOD REVOLUTION) and Electus' Ben Silverman (FASHION STAR, THE BIGGEST LOSER, THE OFFICE). The series is executive-produced by Electus (Ben Silverman, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox); 5x5 Media (part of the Electus studio system led by Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk); Charles Wachter; Dwayne Johnson; and Dany Garcia. Electus International, Electus' global distribution arm, will retain all international distribution rights.

Connect with The Hero Website: http://www.theherotnt.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheHeroTNT Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheHeroTNT | #TheHeroTNTAbout Electus

Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Headed by Ben Silverman in partnership with IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], the company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be a true partner in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm or Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers.

Connect with Electus Website: http://www.electus.com


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