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(NEWS CENTER) – Among the competitive daytime talk show environment, Ellen DeGeneres has carved out her niche and continues to pull a strong audience 11 seasons in. The show weaves music, dancing, games and guests, along with Ellen's humor.

Like many, Belinda Woolfson has dreamed to work for the Ellen Show. Because getting hired for the hit talk show is competitive, Woolfson decided to grab Ellen's attention with "The Ellen Project." She is currently working on a webseries to show that she can write for comedy, which she studied in Chicago. In the webseries, Woolfson will learn different types of dance and attend lessons at studios in Portland and Boston. Then in November, Woolfson and a Chicago documentary filmmaker will begin a journey from Maine to L.A. They plan to find and tell stories of other people pursuing their dreams.

"Storytelling connects people on a really deep level," said Woolfson.

To prepare for the journey, Woolfson is raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign. As part of the fundraiser, she is giving away Ellen themed underwear, similar to what Ellen gives away on her talk show.

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