February 10, 2009

MTV’s documentary series “True Life” doing show about divorce – Casting call!

divorcecastingcallAs divorce and family lawyers in Portland, Oregon, we see the impact that divorce can have on parents and children.   While our client’s stories are confidential and private, I think a lot of people would benefit from seeing a show about what real people actually go through during a divorce, and how it affects them.  MTV’s documentary series, “True Life” is doing a show on young people going through or affected by divorce.  We were contacted by the producers of True Life at MTV and asked to help with casting.  They are looking for people between the ages of 16 and 28 anywhere in the US, who are either getting divorced or are the children of getting-divorced parents. They are looking for a few couples to follow over the next few months.

The following is the casting call notice and contact information:

MTV’s documentary series, “True Life,” is casting young people who are going through or affected by a divorce

Are you in the process of getting divorced, or considering getting a divorce? Do you feel like you married too young, and just can’t make it work anymore? Is your  marriage taking an emotional toll on your home, work and social life? Do you feel like people in your life – friends, family members, your children – must take sides in your marital war? Is the chaos just too much to bear anymore? Or is your parents’ pending divorce forcing you to choose sides? Is one of your parents moving far away, and taking you along? Do you feel like their divorce is somehow your fault… or that it’s basically ruining your life? If divorce is affecting your life right now, MTV wants to hear from you. If you appear to be between the ages of 16 and 28 email us at with all the details. Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a current photo, if possible.

“Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV’s award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school–the True Life series tells its stories solely from the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters–putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment.”

– MTV’s True Life website