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Tyler Perry YouTube contest promises walk on role

12:01 PM, Jun 15, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Tyler Perry is turning to YouTube to find a "future star."

"For a long time now, people have been asking me how they can be in one of my movies, plays or TV shows," the Atlanta-based media mogul posted on his Facebook page. "Even as I read through my message board, the most popular question I see is, "How can I be in one of your movies? So... this one's for YOU! Now's your chance to earn a walk on role in one of my upcoming productions!"

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Anyone can enter Tyler Perry's Talent Search by uploading an audition video to his studio's YouTube page by June 29.

"I've created this competition to give my entire online family a chance to showcase their talent, and I expect to see some future stars," Perry said. "Even better, you'll be responsible for picking the Top 10 finalists. That's right... you get to vote for your favorite videos! Then, I'll personally choose the winner from your Top 10."

Perry said he will choose a winner by July 6.

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