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28
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Industrial – SAFE SLEEP FOR BABY

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM HEADSHOTS, LINKS & SELF-TAPES

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  9 PM Tuesday, 8/2/16

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

PROJECT:  Safe Sleep For Baby

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health

DIRECTOR:  Chistopher Conto

PRODUCTION:  NYS Media Services 

SHOOT DATE:  8/8/16

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT)

USAGE:  Web & Hospitals (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $950/8 hrs + $50 travel stipend+ meal + copy (NO AGENCY FEE)

SYNOPSIS:  A young mother gives sound advice to mothers who are just about to leave the hospital with their new-borns.

SEEKING:  

[YOUNG MOTHER]

Female, All Ethnicities, Mid-20s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR. Young mother giving sound advice to mothers who are just about to leave the hospital with their new-borns.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:   *Deadline to submit SELF-TAPE:  9 PM Tuesday, 8/2/16*

EMAIL INFO and  SELF TAPE (see SELF-TAPE 101 and SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS)

  •  name/email/cell/city based
  •  agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  •  CURRENT height/weight
  •  CURRENT commercial headshot
  •  Links to previous work
  •  SUBMIT SELF-TAPE  (MANDATORY)

SELF-TAPE 101:

  • Dress camera- ready
  • Use a simple background
  • Make sure you are well lit and in focus
  • Make sure there is little to no background noise and we can clearly hear you

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Slate,  state agency (if applicable), current height/weight/location base
  2.  Zoom in for headshot and facial profiles
  3.  Zoom out for full body shot and profiles
  4.  Give two different takes of AUDITION COPY (see below)
  5.  Submit MP4

AUDITION COPY:

 “A – Alone

Babies should sleep Alone – – not in the same bed with adults, children or pets. 

B – Back

Babies should sleep on their backs not their sides or tummies. 

C – Crib

Babies should sleep in a Crib on a firm mattress with a fitted sheet; Never with soft toys, pillows, bumper pads or loose bedding. Don’t let them sleep on chairs, couches, car seats or any other surface they can get trapped in and suffocate.

Each year in New York State more than 90 babies die from sleep-related deaths. A baby may stop breathing due to soft bedding, an unsafe crib or being rolled on by another person. 

Keep your baby safe every time sleep begins.

Follow the ABC’s of safe sleep.”

 

*Deadline to submit SELF-TAPE:  9 PM Tuesday, 8/2/16*

 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Safe Sleep

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08
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: NON-UNION NORELCO VIDEO, SERIES 2

 

*EMERGENCY RUSH CASTING:  TALENT WILL BE BOOKED TODAY-SUBMIT ASAP!!!*

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM HEADSHOTS & SELF-TAPES

 

NON-UNION VIDEO, Series 2

CLIENT:  Norelco

DIRECTOR:  Jason Latorre 

SHOOT DATE:  7/11/16

LOCATION:  Central Park, NYC (MUST SELF-REPORT)

USAGE:  Web & Comic Con (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  Males- $400/2 hrs;  Females-$325/2 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE)

Talent paid Net 60 days

 

SEEKING:  

[IRON MAN/TONY STARK]

Male, 20s, any ethnicity, MUST CURRENTLY HAVE FACIAL HAIR.  Talent will be approached for a “Game Show” in Central Park and asked if willing to have a specific shave similar to Iron Man/Tony Stark. 

 

[DR. STRANGE]

Male, 20s, any ethnicity, MUST CURRENTLY HAVE FACIAL HAIR.  Talent will be approached for a “Game Show” in Central Park and asked if willing to have a specific shave similar to DR. STRANGE.

 

[KARNAK]

Male, 20s, any ethnicity, MUST CURRENTLY HAVE FACIAL HAIR.  Talent will be approached for a “Game Show” in Central Park and asked if willing to have a specific shave similar to KARNAK. 

 

[GIRLFRIEND]

Female, 20s, any ethnicity.  GIRLFRIEND will be asked if her boyfriend should be shaved a la Tony Stark and encourages him to do so.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Email info AND Self-tape below (MANDATORY)

  •  name/email/cell/city based
  •  agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  •  height/weight
  •  CURRENT headshot (clean shaven for MEN)
  •  SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  with your cell phone, 1) slate,  2) state your height & weight, 3) zoom in for headshot, 4) show facial profiles, 5) zoom out for body shot, 6) show full body profiles.

 
EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Norelco- Series 2

 

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08
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: NON-UNION NORELCO VIDEO, SERIES 1

 

*EMERGENCY RUSH CASTING:  TALENT WILL BE BOOKED TODAY, SUBMIT ASAP!!!

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM HEADSHOTS & SELF-TAPES

 

NON-UNION VIDEO, Series 1

CLIENT:  Norelco

DIRECTOR:  Jason Latorre 

SHOOT DATES & LOCATIONS:  7/11 (NYC) & 7/12 (Beacon, NY)

USAGE:  Web & Comic Con (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  7/11 (NYC)- $300/2 hrs;  7/12 (Beacon, NY)- $500/10 hrs + $25/day travel stipend (NO AGENCY FEE)

Paid Net 60 days

 

*MUST BE AVAILABLE BOTH DAYS

*MUST SELF-REPORT TO NYC AND BEACON, NY

*MUST CURRENTLY HAVE FACIAL HAIR

 

SEEKING:  

 

[IRON MAN/TONY STARK]

Male, 20s, any ethnicity, MUST CURRENTLY HAVE FACIAL HAIR for M-O-S (Man-on- the-Street Interviews).  Day 1 (7/11 in NYC)- talent will be pulled off the street, asked a few questions and willing to be shaved similar to Iron Man/Tony Stark.  Day 2 (7/12 in Beacon, NY)- actual shave in studio, then hero shot with a simple accessory, provided by production.  MUST SELF-REPORT TO BOTH LOCATIONS.

 

[DR. STRANGE]

Male, 20s, any ethnicity, MUST CURRENTLY HAVE FACIAL HAIR for M-O-S (Man-on- the-Street Interviews).  Day 1 (7/11 in NYC)- talent will be pulled off the street, asked a few questions and willing to be shaved similar to DR. STRANGE.  Day 2 (7/12 in Beacon, NY)- actual shave in studio, then hero shot with a simple accessory, provided by production.  MUST SELF-REPORT TO BOTH LOCATIONS.


[KARNAK]

Male, 20s, any ethnicity, MUST CURRENTLY HAVE FACIAL HAIR for M-O-S (Man-on- the-Street Interviews).  Day 1 (7/11 in NYC)- talent will be pulled off the street, asked a few questions and willing to be shaved similar to KARNAK. Day 2 (7/12 in Beacon, NY)- actual shave in studio, then hero shot with a simple accessory, provided by production.  MUST SELF-REPORT TO BOTH LOCATIONS.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Email info AND Self-tape below (MANDATORY)

  •  name/email/cell/city based
  •  agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  •  height/weight
  •  CURRENT headshot (clean shaven for MEN)
  •  SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  with your cell phone, 1) slate,  2) state your height & weight, 3) zoom in for headshot, 4) show facial profiles, 5) zoom out for body shot, 6) show full body profiles.

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Norelco- Series 1

 

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08
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Feature Film- HAZING

 

RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!!

NON-UNION FEATURE FILM SEEKING LEAD ROLES

PROJECT:  HAZING

PRODUCERS:  Keaton Heinrichs, Akiva Nemetsky, Daniel Robbins and Mark Rapaport

DIRECTOR:  Daniel Robbins

WRITER:  Zachary Weiner

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Stag Pictures, Boulderlight Pictures

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATES:  7/24- 8/16/16 (5 day work week, Sun.-Thurs.), total 20 days

LOCATION:  New Rochelle, NY

RATE:  $100/10 + travel, lodging, credit, NY premiere tickets, copy

 

LOGLINE:

After joining what they think is a fraternity, three unsuspecting college kids are forced into a hellish fight for survival against a maniacal cult. 

 

SEEKING:

[ETHAN]

AA, Male, 18-25 (Must be 18+ and look 18-19)—strong actor with range, skilled in both comedy and drama.  A freshman in college, ETHAN would be considered a nerd by anyone’s assessment.  Think a younger, kinder Richard Ayoade.  Highly intelligent but socially inept.  A mellow geek who loves telling stories and just wants everyone to get along.  LEAD

[JUSTIN]

Caucasian, Male, 18-25 (Must be 18+ and look 18-19)—strong actor with range, skilled in both comedy and drama.  A freshman in college, JUSTIN is a funny, overweight, sarcastic geek who is apathetic about socializing but fiery in arguments, especially if you offend his comic book pretensions.  LEAD

 
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

1) email info below

  • name/cell/email
  • height/weight/hair & eye color
  • acting reels/clips/monologues (MANDATORY)
  • UPDATED resume
  • CURRENT headshot

 

Email:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

Subject line:  HAZING

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