Saturday, December 27, 2014

Could there be a "Real Housewives of the Main Line?"

A local company is quietly casting Main Line women for a pilot to pitch to Bravo as "The Real Housewives of the Main Line."

Could there be a "Real Housewives of the Main Line?"

The Ardrossan estate in Radnor was the home of Hope Montgomery Scott who inspired the film "The Philadelphia Story."  Photo: Michael Perez//Staff Phorographer
The Ardrossan estate in Radnor was the home of Hope Montgomery Scott who inspired the film "The Philadelphia Story." Photo: Michael Perez//Staff Phorographer INQ PEREZ

A local company is quietly casting Main Line women for a pilot to pitch to Bravo as “The Real Housewives of the Main Line.”

Bravo typically chooses the cities featured on the popular reality series, such as New York, Atlanta and Miami, and then hires producers and also gets involved with casting. "Bravo is not involved with this project," Cameron Blanchard, a Bravo spokeswoman, said tonight. "I wouldn't speculate that," Blanchard said, when asked if the station would consider such a pilot if it were pitched to Bravo. "We're involved in casting all over the country for a variety of projects. This isn't one of them," she said.

Personify Productions is “Seeking women who are extremely charismatic, outgoing, candid and self-confident with strong fashion sense and style,” according to an e-mail being passed around by Main Line socialites.

The casting call also says Philadelphia residents will be considered if your “Personality is dynamite and you run in the same social circles as the Main Line.”

The women, their significant others and families must be open to sharing their experiences,” the casting notice says. Those interested are asked to e-mail your name, bio info, a current photo and a phone number to personifyproductions@gmail.com or visit personiftyproductions.com.

Personify Productions is the company of filmmaker Daniel M. Kalai. His previous credits include “The 4th Dimension,” released on DVD by TLA, “The Anderson Monarchs,” about a girls soccer club based out of Smith Playground in Point Breeze, which won a grant from the Sundance Documentary Institute, and “Committed,” starring St. Joe’s Prep grad Michael Rady, later seen on the “Melrose Place” remake.

Contacted this afternoon, Kalai declined comment about his reality project.

This item has been updated/edited.

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