GOOD NEWS! We now have a You Tube channel where you can see and hear us answer your questions. So far we have posted answers to questions about licensing from a talk we gave to a California group a few years ago. In the coming days and weeks we will post You Tube Videos on the wide range of subjects we discuss on our website and in our books. Subscribe to our channel now and you will always have the latest information from us! Our You Tube videos are also part of our kindness chain and we will never charge for any of the information we provide. Our You Tube channel is: Or, just type in "Ask the Inventors" on the YouTube search field.


I am contacting you from GENUINE: The Real People Company, powered by Strickman-Ripps - a NYC based company that specializes in finding all kinds of people for advertising programs.

We are currently working on a nontraditional program for BMW in partnership with TechCrunch Brand Studio featuring aspiring and current entrepreneurs.

BMW is partnering with TechCrunch Brand Studio to inspire American entrepreneurs to drive toward their dreams, by taking the startup pitch from the elevator to the racetrack.  If your application makes the cut, on April 24 you could be pitching your idea to a VC at 100 MPH, as a passenger in one of the most exceptional BMWs ever built: the BMW M550i. If your idea is selected, you will then have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present it to the world on the Showcase Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in May.

If you have a brilliant startup idea you want to put to the test—on both the track and the stage—please fill out our online questionnaire at the link below ASAP to be considered:

We are looking for ideas of all kinds, from the practical to the out of the box and our search is NATIONWIDE so please feel free to share this information with anyone you think may be interested.  Submissions are due Friday, March 31st.

Thank you so much!

Casting Associate
GENUINE, powered by Strickman-Ripps






This just in from a Hollywood casting director:

My name is Caren Sachs, and I work in the casting department for Season 2 of CNBC's "Adventure Capitalist." I reached out to you last season as well. Our show has become very popular, as Season 1 is airing now. Please feel free to check out some episodes here:

Our show is unique because the investors get to test out the products in the environment for which they were made: the great outdoors! We would love to spread the word about our show to any entrepreneurs with outdoors-related products whom need investments at this time. If you could share with your network or even your company, we would all be so appreciative! Anyone interested in applying can do so via this link: Thank you so much for your time!

Caren Sachs
3Ball Entertainment | Casting Department
O: 424.236.7500 ext. 7639

Check out this link for some past episodes of Adventure Capitalists:



Opportunity #1

PAID Video Project featuring People with Innovative Ideas - Can you help us spread the word?

Hi there!

I am contacting you from Genuine: The Real People Company, powered by Strickman-Ripps - a NYC based casting company that specializes in finding "real people" for commercials, web videos, and print advertisements.

We are currently CASTING a PAID Video Project featuring people who missed out on inventing a popular product and/or company because somebody beat you to it.

Through our research we identified Ask The Inventors and thought that you might be able to help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity to the members of your community.
If you know anyone who might be interested in participating, please pass along our contact info or have them submit via this online questionnaire:

We really appreciate any help you can provide in regards to outreach for this project and are happy to answer any questions you might have.  Please feel free to call or email us.  We look forward to speaking with you.

Thank you so much!

Candace White
Casting Director
Genuine, powered by Strickman-Ripps


Opportunity #2

Hey there!

It's Heather from Make Me A Millionaire Inventor and Shark Tank Casting. I'm working on Apple's new unscripted series about the world of apps and the developers who created them, called Planet Of The Apps. We are currently trying to spread the word to App Creators who want guidance from experts in the tech community, the chance to be featured in the App Store and the potential to receive funding from top tech VC's. If you know someone who fits the bill, feel free to forward this email and share the information. 

For more information on how to apply please visit our website at:

Hope you are well!


Heather Holden Leddy
Casting Producer
Planet of the Apps 


America's Greatest MAKERS, an Intel Experience

Now Casting: Season 2

We're looking for the next amazing tech idea!



Intel, legendary Edecutive Producer Mark Burnett, MGM Television, and Turner Broadcasting are searching for the most innovative minds to join Season 2 of America's Greatest Makers.

Are you ready to make your tech idea a reality using Intel's latest technology?

Winner walks away with $1 million dollars.




Hello! I'm a Casting Director with 3 Ball Entertainment. I'm currently looking for inventors of outdoor and recreational products for a new show on a major cable network.

We are casting inventors of innovative outdoor and recreational products.
We’re spreading the word to inventors who want to team up with our experts to get their invention in front of potential investors  who can use their product to see for themselves!

The invention should be a working prototype that our investors can actually use so you can show them why your product is a game changer!

Have you created a state of the art, creative, off the wall outdoor product?

Have you created a product that will change camping forever?

Is your innovative piece of outdoor equipment ready for market?

Email us your name, number, email, two recent photos, a brief description of your invention and tell us why your invention needs help.



My name is Erica Brooks and I’m part of the casting team for Season 2 of CNBC’s Make Me A Millionaire Inventor. We’re currently spreading the word to inventors of all kinds who want to team up with our experts to get their invention seen by potential investors and industry buyers. I thought your organization would be a great place to find some amazing applicants! The products or inventions should be in the development phase and/or need some sort of improvement if the prototype is almost finished. 

I have attached a flyer for more information about how to apply for the show and here is our official website where you can watch full episodes:

Feel free to give my direct contact information to anyone you think may be interested.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions!


Erica Brooks
Casting Associate Producer
“Make Me A Millionaire Inventor”
(424) 732-6320


CNBC's hit business series is NOW CASTING INVENTORS!

This is your opportunity to team up with our EXPERTS and get your INVENTION SEEN BY POTENTIAL INVESTORS AND INDUSTRY BUYERS.

  • Do you have an amazing idea or invention and need help?
  • Do you have a prototype but no means to manufacture?
  • Did you get through the patent process and then give up?
  • Do you still need money to help market your invention?
  • Is your invention sitting at home instead of sitting on a store shelf?

Email us your name, number, email, two recent photos, a brief NON-PROPRIETARY description of your invention and tell us why your invention needs help.

Must be 21 or older to participate





Intel, Turner Broadcasting, Mark Burnett, the Producer of “Shark Tank”, “Survivor”, and “The Apprentice”, and his United Artists Media Group are searching for inventors with the next big technology innovation for a new television series, "America's Greatest Makers".

Intel is taking its “Make It Wearable” challenge to the next level and is looking nationwide for contestants to create the next big wearable or smart-connected device using Intel’s Curie Module™. People can submit an idea or a working prototype for consideration.

This new series will chronicle the competition among the finalists who will be mentored by Intel engineers to make their ideas a reality. The winner will be rewarded with a million dollar prize!

For more information and to apply go to:

** Must be 15 + years old - other eligibility requirements apply. Please apply ASAP - submissions must be received no later than October 2, 2015.

Thank you,

Cherish Hamutoff
Senior Casting Producer
Venertainment Inc.
O: 323-893-0497



The Casting team of the hit reality series GAGS TO RICHES are on a nationwide search to discover the next great gag/ novelty or serious invention!

In each episode, budding hopefuls are given the chance to pitch to JONAH WHITE, successful inventor of gag gifts like the BILLY BOB TEETH!

Everybody from KIDS to GRANDMAS...from CONSERVATIVES to REDNECKS...encouraged to apply!

You could be the next LUCKY INVENTOR to catch Jonah's eye and be on your way to having YOUR OWN FORTUNE!

Please be sure to send the following information to

1) Contact Information

2) Recent picture

3) Summary of invention and picture (if you have it)

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An award winning production company and major cable network is looking for inventors and inventions for a new television show.

No idea is TOO big or TOO Small!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to pitch a product to a multi-million dollar company in front of millions of potential customers.

Please email for more information!

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Casting Call - Inventors Needed!

Lucky Dog Films is currently producing a show for network television featuring inventors and their creations. They are just starting their casting process, so they are searching for inventors to feature on the show. If your invention can somehow be connected to food ---whether it be growing, processing, preparing, storing, serving, disposing, etc., they would like to hear from you!

Show Premise: The two hosts travel the country to seek out inventors who may be on the brink of something big with their creations. Each episode will feature three inventors and their household kitchen or food-related creation. On network television, they will have the opportunity to learn how the inventors came up with their ideas, and potentially go all the way to the top with a pitch and deal with one of the nation's top manufacturing/distributing companies.

If you are interested in being considered for the show, please contact them. Let them know who you are, and what household kitchen or food-related invention you have come up sure to include your contact information! They are in a hurry to cast as they begin filming the first episode early May. We will only be able to consider applicants who have working prototypes and a patent (or a pending patent).