THE HILTON PROJECT (Working Title)
Kathy Hilton, matriarch of one of the most celebrated and successful families in America, is conducting a search for candidates to be taken under her wing in a new American fairy tale where candidates will encounter the New York high-life and be introduced to culture, style, business and life's virtues.
Hilton, whose family created the famed Hilton Hotel empire, is looking for deserving men and women to take part in an uplifting unscripted drama for NBC. Hilton will play "Henry Higgins" to these candidates and help transform their lives by exposing them to a glamorous new life. Hilton will gather renowned cultural experts who will guide and enlighten the candidates along the way. After a series of competitions, Hilton will choose a winner who will receive an extravagant prize package including a residence at one of New York City's most exclusive addresses, a car, a new wardrobe, a new job and a wealth of experience.
"Empowering men and women is the key to the entire series," said Kathy Hilton, "My role will be to support, encourage and motivate while lending a guiding hand where needed. We will educate them as we introduce them to a world of culture, beauty, business, social and charity events that they might not normally have access to. There will always be a key message woven into every episode. I want these men and women as well as our viewers to be able to take these skills and to have it influence the rest of their lives."
Candidates may apply online at www.NBC.com In addition, open casting calls will be held in the following cities over the next few weeks, and locations in upcoming cities to be announced at a later date.
"Kathy Hilton is an international figure who lives a life that few will ever experience. What she is offering is a dream come true for 14 deserving people," said David Goldberg president of Endemol USA.
Kathy Hilton, matriarch of one of the most successful families in America, is a recognized designer of beautiful gifts and other home products on QVC while husband Rick Hilton is a renowned real-estate magnate, chairman of Hilton and Hyland real estate based in Beverly Hills Calif.
The series will be produced by Endemol USA, a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. David Goldberg is President of Endemol USA. The series is executive produced by Endemol USA's Paul Buccieri along with Jason Hervey and Rick Hilton.