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HSTV Casting Call

January 17, 2020 | News & Press Releases

HSTV Casting Call

Helpful Smiles TV is looking for the next big thing!

We are looking for fun, friendly and energetic folks, who are ready to take their turn starring on Helpful Smiles TV. Come tryout and show us why you’re a star!

Event Information

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ron Pearson Center
5820 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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[email protected]

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5820 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Q: What is HSTV?
A: Helpful Smiles TV (HSTV) is Hy-Vee's digital network of video content.

Q: Where is the Casting Call?
A: The event is located at:
Ron Person Center (Hy-Vee’s Corporate Event Center)
5820 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Q: When is the Casting Call?
A: Tuesday, February 4, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Q: What time should I arrive?
A: Doors open at 4:00 pm and the event runs until 8:00 pm. Remember, it’s winter. In Iowa. And we know you’re super excited to show us your stuff, but unfortunately, we can’t guarantee a place for you to wait inside if you show up before 4:00 pm.

Q: What am I auditioning for?
A: You are auditioning for Helpful Smiles TV (HSTV). We’re looking for fun, interesting, energetic people who want to have their own show as a host or guest, or be part of a show.

Q: How long should I expect to be at the event?
A: The actual audition process shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. Unless you COMPLETELY blow us away and we just can’t bear to let you leave! That said, we can’t predict the response to this event which means we can’t predict the wait-time before your audition.

Q: What do I need to bring with me to the audition?
A: Please bring BOTH of the following items to the Casting Call event:

  • Form of ID
  • Complete Audition Form, download here.

Audition Forms will also be available at the event.

Q: What ages of talent are you looking for?
A: This is an open Casting Call—ALL ages are welcome—from Gen Z to Baby Boomers. Please note: If you are under the age of 18, (19 in NE) a Parent/Legal Guardian must be present with you at the Casting Call.

Q: If I'm a minor, do I need to bring a legal guardian with me?
A: Yes. If you are under the age of 18, (19 in NE) a Parent/Legal Guardian must be present with you at the Casting Call. They will also need to sign the Audition Form and Media Release.

Q: What types of people and talent are you looking for?
A: Show us what you’ve got to offer and bring the energy—and we will see what your star potential could be! Single or Taken, Talented Cook or Not, Young or Old, Musical, Athletic, Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Students—come one—come ALL!

Q: What should I wear?
A: Are you fashion-forward? All about athleisure? Show us your personal style, but remember, you could be waiting a while so something comfortable is probably your best bet.

Q: Do I need to have on-camera experience or any material prepared?
A: No. Just come as you are—ready to share your unique talents, skills, personality querks, and energetic self!

Q: Is there a cost to audition?
A: No. This is a free event.

Q: What if there is bad weather?
A: If for any reason the event is cancelled, we will make an announcement via the HSTV Facebook page and online at this web address.

Q: Will there be food and beverage served?
A: No. Please bring your own hydration. Please Note: Alcohol is not allowed at the audition.

Q: How will I find out if I got a part?
A: Thanks for being so eager! Someone from the HSTV team will connect with you using the contact information provided in the Audition Form. We might not contact you right away, but we will keep your information on file.

Q: If I’m cast, where will the content be seen?
A: Well, hopefully you’ll go viral and be seen around the world! But short of that, you’ll be seen on various online platforms, such as and

Q: If I’m cast, will there be compensation for my time and participation?
A: Yes. If selected for a part on a show, compensation will be evaluated on an individual, case-by-case basis.

Q: Can I bring my pet to the audition?
A: Only service animals are allowed inside the venue. If you’d like to audition with a pet, please submit a video audition to [email protected].

Q: I can’t participate on this date. Is there still a way to audition?
A: Yes. Please send an email to [email protected] with a short audition video, a quick bio of yourself and why you want to be on HSTV.

Q: I have additional questions. Who do I reach out to?
A: Please send an email to [email protected]


Media Authorization

I hereby grant Hy-Vee, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Hy-Vee”) full permission to use my name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including, but not limited to, online and on-air announcements, weekly circular ads, signage, posters, television, magazine articles, websites, social media sites (including, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter), and any other publication(s) at Hy-Vee’s sole discretion, worldwide and without limitation, and without additional compensation or consideration, except where prohibited by law. I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or electronic matter that may be used in conjunction with them now or in the future, whether that use is known to me or unknown, and I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use of the materials. I further release Hy-Vee from any liabilities, known or unknown, arising out of the use of the materials.