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Official Everyday Edisons Television Show Q & A

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If you have a question regarding the Everyday Edisons television show…this is the spot to ask away!

Whether you want to find out about:

- Future casting calls
- Past products
- The Everyday Edisons’ team
- Behind the scenes info
- Etc.

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

Dan, the sooner you find out about the 2009 casting calls. Let us know so we can lock down our hotels and make travel plans.

Thank you

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dcinnc's Avatar

1 Chic,

As soon as we lock them in…you guys will be the first to know.

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nospohenterprise's Avatar

Also I’d like to arrange to have a Monster Pong in my hotel room.

Chic

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dcinnc's Avatar

Yeah…I’m thinking we should bring some Monster Pongs with us to each casting call….it will help pass the time and people would really enjoy them!

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illusventor's Avatar

In terms of ratings, how is the show doing? It wasn’t available at all in the relatively large market of the New York City area last season.

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inventright's Avatar

From the last thread I read of people asking questions, what would make a fascinating story for my AllBusiness.com blog would be to talk about some of the past inventors and their products from season one. Would that be possible? There is a lot to learn from the past experience of others.

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I asked this question the other day but I didn’t get an answer: Do you have an idea what the percentage of viewers of EE are non inventors. Have you gotten any positive feedback from these non inventors about the show?

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Gavin,
Last year, Everyday Edisons was available on analog stations in over 60% of the USA. Including High Definition and digital, we were available to around 90%. We were seen in NYC in High Definition. WLIW (Long Island) has committed to running Season 2 this Fall.

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dcinnc's Avatar

Hey Stephen,

There is a strong possibility of using a portion of one of the season 3 episodes to see how the previous seasons inventions and inventors are doing.

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jlindley12's Avatar

If you have a cancellation for the next season, Micro Mixer is still available. Same terms.

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cicwinner372's Avatargold

Any plans for 09 casting calls?

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dcinnc's Avatar

Devin,

Season 4 casting calls will take place in the beginning of ’09

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cicwinner372's Avatargold

Thanks Daniel I was wondering if you know where for each region particularly the Northeast.

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dcinnc's Avatar

Locations haven’t been set in stone…but as soon as they are…we will let you guys know.

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cicwinner372's Avatargold

I knew i wasn’t getting an answer, lol worth a try. thanks Daniel

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dcinnc's Avatar

Hey Jefferson,

All great ideas you’ve come up with…

I’ll make sure to integrate your request for more detailed prototyping processes, mold making, etc… )

While some I can’t do like the call to action with the EE website…only because we’re not allowed to do that-PBS rules

When we’re in full blown filming for the show and editing…it gets pretty hectic for the production crew and product development crew…so the “how-to” videos might be a little difficult to pull off….but it’s definitely something to consider

Thanks,
Daniel

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dcinnc's Avatar

Here are some photos from season 3 filming:


(Half of the inventors meet some of the product development staff)




(Host welcomes 2nd half of S3 inventors)

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68percenth2o's Avatar

Thanks a bunch Daniel! I love the show. Truly one of a kind.

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cheryl's Avatar

With my magic mirror
I see Phil, I see Holly…

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dcinnc's Avatar

Cheryl,

I’m guessing you met those two at a casting call?

That’s how you recognize them?

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citizen's Avatar

Holly…flip flops? What did you do just come from the beach, lol.

Nice to see all of you there…even if it is the backs of your head.

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dcinnc's Avatar

Here ya go Jason,

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They said be comfortable and there is nothing more comfortable than Croc’s :-)

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citizen's Avatar

Thanks Daniel!

Holly, looking good! I’m so envious and proud of you for getting to watch your passion come true.

Make sure you soak it all in and let us “losers” know every detail…well every detail that you can legally share.

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Holly, which lady are you? Blonde hair or blue
dress.

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hollyshoe's Avataree_badge

Blue dress, grey hair! I am the oldest person there, including everyone that works there :-(

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toni's Avatarg8_badge

Hi Holly, nice to see you in print. Don’t worry
Holly, if I ever get to a casting call, I will
be older than you. LOL

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Location Suggestion for 2009 Casting Call
— just make it in the springtime, or pack the longjohns

  • Dearborn, MI! *
    You guys should at least send someone up here to scout the location:
    The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
    http://www.hfmgv.org/
    ;)
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myac's Avatar

I guess only Americans can apply?

I’m from Australia.

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Hello, I was wondering if there is going to be a future casting call soon? Any info would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!

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marlasball's Avatar

Hello Michael, we have not secured any cities or dates for Everyday Edisons casting calls. As soon as we have a schedule I will be sure to post it right here on the forums.
Thanks

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passengerv's Avatarname search

Thank you for the fast response!

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plavery85's Avataree_badge

Okay…here’s a question when are you going to have me back down and let me know what the heck you’ve been doing with my idea for the past 15 months or so!

You guys are killing me with the wait and the delaying the season and the not knowing when we’ll be back for final filming beyond “the beginning of the year”.

I’m just teasing you guys, I know you are doing a great job it’s just I’m tired of the cloak and dagger stuff and I’m ready to see what you’ve done.

One thing for sure, I’ve lost a lot of weight from all the worrying about what you were doing and stressing over my dashboard since first filming so you might need to retouch my footage to make me heavier to match the early stuff or add a subtitle so they know I’m the same person! LOL!!!

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Mya,

I don’t think Everyday Edisons limits their casting to the US crowd only. As far as I know if you make it to a casting call and your idea is one of the best you have just as much of a chance of getting on the show as anyone else. Is that true on wondrous EN staff?

Give Mya some hope.

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Mya, Everday Edisons does not limit casting calls to US citizens. Everyone is welcome to attend and present at an Everyday Edisons casting call.

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Moving this on up for David!

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marvinbl7's Avatarg8_badge

Hi EN Team

How many PBS, Everyday Edision episodes to a Season? Much appreciated!!!

Best Wishes,
Marvin

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matt's Avataren_staff_badge

Hi Marvin,
Season 1 consisted of two 7-episode mini-series (14 episodes in total).

Seasons 2 & 3 both had 13 episodes, which is pretty standard for a seasonal show (divides neatly into a 52-week year).

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Thank You Matt!

I’m happy to be a part of this community and appreciate all you do and your EN Team.

Best wishes,
Marvin

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Thanks Marvin :-)

We’re happy you’re a part of this community, too!

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Hi EN Staff,
I see this thread has kinda gone by the wayside however I was curious do we have any type of schedule beyond the February 25 – 27th date. Those lucky enough to make it to EN for that weekend well after they leave then what? Do you have a time frame as to how long before they will know if their idea was chosen? Are we talking 2, 3, 4 months? Do we know at all. And will it be a phone call or will we need to go back out to NC to receive our fate. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

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Hi Mary,
I’m sure Kelly will write a blog post about it as we get closer. Everybody who is selected to come to Charlotte will spend a lot of time with us and will get a really good feel for the timeline as it pertains to their idea and category. We will not be taking months to make our decision after the February casting call – we’ll be jumping right into product development pretty quickly. Those who are selected for the show are in for a fast and exciting ride!

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Please explain the purpose of Everyday Edisons (EE) as compared to Edison Nation (EN).

What I do not understand is how an invention gets from EN (which is designed to get the best products to your sponsors who may ultimately bring the inventor’s product to market) to EE which is a reality TV show?

Questions:

How does a product get from EN to EE?

What happens to a product and its inventor, once it is featured on EE?

How does EE work; what happens on this show?

Is there a competition between inventors and their products on EE or is it to demonstrate the process an inventor goes through before having their invention go to market?

Do products featured on EE go directly to market following their spotlight on EE?

If an inventor and their product(s) are not selected for EE, can the inventor’s product be submitted to a sponsor or does not being selected for EE mean the end of the line for an invention (severed ties between EN and an invention)?

Could an inventor resubmit an invention (to another search) if rejected for the current EN search or EE?

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Hey George, EN and EE are basically one in the same. EN is the web community started by Luis Foreman and EE is the reality show started by Luis Foreman. I believe they’re both owned by Enventys which is owned by Luis Foreman. Here is a link where you can watch full episodes of season 2 and 3 of EE. It should help you understand the process a little better.
http://www.hulu.com/everyday-edisons BTW, I find it pretty interesting the crappy things you had to say about EN when you first got here without even understanding what it’s all about. I think they deserve an apology. IMO.

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Matt,
Thanks so much. that all sounds very exciting. Can’t wait. ;-)
Sounds like those who go to Charlotte might know whether they made it by the time they leave at the end of the weekend? Or shortly there after. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.

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I understand that there will be one selected from each of the 7 categories and the remaining 3 from the current Edison Insider (those submitted by Friday) and from ASOTV Q4 entries.

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scooternauman's Avatar

Yes Mark but you have to submit your idea to the insider open search first. Because they are looking for NEW ideas in that search. Then you can just opt it in to other searches.

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Do finalists in the ASOTV Q4 LPS have the chance to be selected for the season 4 of EE? I should know this but am confused.

Thanks,
Tom

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Thank you Kelly for the reply to my support question below. For others who may be interested:

“There may be an ASOTV product chosen for Season 4 of the show. Wildcards are being considered from the ASOTV search and the Open Search.-Kelly”

Sincerely,
Tom

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wow, I like Matt’s comment…

“we’ll be jumping right into product development pretty quickly. Those who are selected for the show are in for a fast and exciting ride!”

Season 3’s ride was exciting for sure but I wouldn’t use the word fast…LOL! I’m still on that ride.

Hoping to see all of you guys again with a chance at season 4. I’ve got a couple still hanging in there and have a lot of confidence in my housewares one I snuck in under the wire. Thanks for that chance. I saw it as a sign to get my A$$ in gear and figure out a prototype and get it entered. Working prototype in under 3 days…new record for me!

I wish all those that do make it down as finalists the best of luck. It’s quite an exciting experience and if you make it know you’ve really earned it.

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lisabenson's Avatar

My EE submission has been sitting at level 3 for quite a while. Am I still “alive” as long as I don’t have a red X? This is my first time, so please be gentle :-)

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scooternauman's Avatar

Welcome Lisa and good luck with your submission! Yes you are still ALIVE. LOL Hang in there we should all know our fate this week. Good luck everyone!!!!

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Hi. I am at 3 as well. Wouldn’t we be farther along by now if we were candidates?

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I want to know why only some of the sponsors are identified, while others (mostly from the casting calls) are not?

It is important for people to know which company they are submitting an invention to, because a particular unidentified company may reject a product. If an inventor wishes to resubmit the same product to another company, they would not know to whom they are submitting it to.

I would like another company to consider my invention with a fresh perspective; not, oh no not again.

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Hey Joni…

Yeah, you’d think that if they are going to spring an announcement of only the top 10 inventions to develop, that those “stuck” below the seventh stage, don’t have the best odds of goin’ all the way.

PS
I will post a seperate thread, calling all those who are at (or above) stage seven, to respond and tell their story; look for it.

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Everyone who is still green has a chance. They are evaluating all the inventions against each other right now. As far as not stating the sponsors, EE will select 10 finalists and then seek sponsors after that point. So, there are no sponsors as of yet.

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If you’re green, you’re still on the scene. Patience is a virtue we can’t squander it with fear. All is not lost, if you regroup, tweak it, and resubmit. Here’s something for you to think about. Went through my stuff, been working on the game since 1999. Had on serious toy company look at. 3000 dollars for them to take to a toy fair and offer it for me. Had to turn that down. Still working and tweaking to make the best offer. It’s up here as a submission.

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