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28
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: Non-Union Print/Web Galleria Mall #seasonsbiggestgifts Campaign

*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – TUESDAY, 11/1/2016 12:00PM*

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPE & REELS*

PROJECT:  NON-UNION PRINT/WEB 

PROJECT:  Galleria Mall #seasonsbiggestgifts Campaign

DIRECTOR:  Nuby DeLeon

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  ND Pro Media, Inc.

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT LOCATION:  Middletown, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

SHOOT DATE:  Monday, 11/7/2016 (EARLY AM CALL TIME) 

USAGE:  Print and Web (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $700/8 + 10% agency fee + meal + copy,  NO TRAVEL PAY, Net 15

SEEKING: 

[MALE/DAD SHOPPER]

Hispanic, Male, 40-50 STRONG COMEDIC ACTOR, NON-SPEAKING – A father is shopping at the mall for the holidays and must comically struggle with a LARGE gift box.  Think Charlie Chaplin/Harold Lloyd/Mr. Bean.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Complete and email info below

  1.  name/email/cell
  2.  City/State based in:
  3.  agency/rep name/email/cell (if applicable)
  4.  links to reels/previous work MANDATORY (Comic work a PLUS!)
  5.  headshot/resume

*ONLY QUALIFYING TALENT WILL BE EMAILED THE AUDITION IMPROV TO SELF-TAPE* 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Galleria Mall Campaign

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27
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Director’s Reel seeking Female Teens- RUSH CASTING

Project:  Teen Halloween
Producer:  Julianna Austin
Director:  Julianna Austin
Casting Director:  BreakThrough Casting
Union Status:  Non-Union
Shoot Date:  Sunday 10/30/16
Location:  Nyack, NY
Usage:  Director’s Reel Only
Project Rate:  $25 Stipend + food + credit + copy

 

SYNOPSIS:A short film about growing up at your own pace. Three teens are going trick or treating when they are confronted with the problem that maybe they’re too old for this, and they spend the night trying to grow up and do stuff that “cool teens” do on Halloween. At the end, they realize they are fine the way they are and don’t have to grow up according to society’s rules.

ABOUT DIRECTOR:

Julianna Austin is a young director represented by Adolescent.  To view her work, go to:  https: / / www. youtube. com/ user/ notjustapiece

ABOUT ADOLESCENT:

Adolescent, helmed by Creative Director Ramaa Mosley and Executive Producer Hope Farley is a production collective dedicated to the representation and mentorship of directors aged 13- 27 years old for commercials, music videos and social media content. Many of the directors represented by Adolescent are accomplished professional photographers with published work, gallery and museum shows. Others are exceptional filmmakers in film programs across the country. A few were discovered outside of any program and are creative visionaries, shooting and posting their work on social media sites. All have a strong point of view that speaks directly to youth culture. Adolescent’ s function is to harness and cultivate each young director’ s natural visual and story telling gift and to connect them with advertising agencies and brands looking for a unique and youthful voice for a wide range of projects. To learn more, go to: https: / / adolescentcontent. com/

SEEKING:

[ALLY]

Female, 15-17 yrs, All Ethnicities.  ALLY is shorter than average in height and is usually taken for a kid, to her annoyance. The rowdiest of the group, she suggests they egg a house and hang out in the cemetery. 8 hour shoot day, must self-report to Nyack, NY. Costume will be provided. LEAD

[EMILIA]

Female, 15-17 yrs, All Ethnicities.  EMILIA is the rebel of the group. She is adventurous, confident, cannot wait to be an adult. Emilia has a fake ID and is the only one of the group to drink spiked punch. 8 hour shoot day, must self-report to Nyack, NY. Costume will be provided. LEAD

[JULIANNA]

Female, 15-17, All Ethnicities.  JULIANNA is the most contemplative and awkward of the group. She is creative, inventive and likes to follow the rules. 8 hour shoot day, must self-report to Nyack, NY. Costume will be provided. LEAD

 

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:  Email required info AND self-tape sides

1)  Email required info below

  • name/email/cell/age (for minors only)
  • agency (if applicable)
  • height/weight/location base
  • current headshot/pic
  • updated resume
  • links to reels

2)  Self-tape audition sides below (using smartphone is fine)

  • slate (state your name and agency)
  • state height/weight/location base
  • confirm that you can self-report to Nyack, NY
  • audition sides (see below, read for JULIANNA)

EXT. IN FRONT OF GRAVEYARD

The girls stop running, doubled over to catch their breath.

JULIANNA (START)

Okay, this is enough. Guys, what are we doing?

Everyone looks at each other meaningfully.

JULIANNA (CONT’D) (inspirational)

 So what if people think we’re too old for trick-or-treating? I have fun when we do this every year.

We don’t need to grow up. We don’t need to be “cool teens” or anything else that we’re not.

We’re still teenagers, hell, we’re still kids. And we can have fun however we want.

Who cares what some conservative, judgmental suburban mom says!

                    EMILIA

          This was literally all your idea.

                    JULIANNA 

          Point taken. (END)

EMAIL ASAP:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Teen Halloween

 

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27
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING PUBLISHED IN WHERE WOMEN CREATE BUSINESS

We’re so excited to announce that we have a 6 page article published in the 2016 Autumn Issue of

WHERE WOMEN CREATE BUSINESS!!

Check out:

Stampington & Company

Email us for a 50% discount of this issue!

 

 

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24
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY: RUSH CASTING Seeking NON-CAUCASIAN WOMEN, 50-65 Years

*RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE- 2pm TOMORROW, Monday 10/25

NON-UNION PSA

PROJECT:  “GET SCREENED NO EXCUSES”

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health 

DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:  10/27 & 10/28 (TBD)

LOCATION:  New York State Capital District (Albany,

Schenectady, Troy)

USAGE:  Broadcast and Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $600/8 must self-report (NO TRAVEL, NO AGENCY FEE)

SEEKING:

[NON-CAUCASIAN WOMEN, 50-65 Yrs]

Female, 50-65 yrs, NON-CAUCASIAN ETHNICITIES, STRONG ACTORS for speaking roles.  This is a PSA for two (2) :30 spots about Breast Cancer screening.  Shoots in the New York State Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) so it’s MANDATORY that you are able to SELF-REPORT BY CAR.  No travel or agency fees.  

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the following info and self-tape the copy below.  This is a RUSH CASTING and all self-tapes must be submitted by 2pm tomorrow, Tuesday 10/25.  Talent must self-report BY CAR (no travel pay, no agency fee).

  • name/cell/email/agency contact (if applicable)
  • height/weight/location base
  • links to reels
  • current commercial headshot
  • submit self-tape with audition copy below

SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY:

*Slate, state agency, height and weight, state location base and CONFIRM that you can self-report by car to Albany.  Then pick one audition line, add the tag line and give us three DIFFERENT reads:

1)  “MEDICAL TESTS COST TOO MUCH – IT’S JUST NOT WORTH GETTING SCREENED FOR BREAST CANCER.”

2)  “IT TAKES TOO LONG – I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME FOR IT.”

3)  “I DON’T HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER – SO I’M PROBABLY FINE.”

4)  “I CAN’T GET THE TIME OFF FROM WORK TO GET A MAMMOGRAM ANYWAY.”

TAG LINE:

“NOW, THERE ARE NO EXCUSES.  AND NO TIME TO WASTE.

*PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US TO CHECK ON YOUR SUBMISSION STATUS

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  GET SCREENED- Women 50-65 yrs

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20
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY, NY: Non-Union PSA RUSH CASTING

*RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE- 9am tomorrow, Friday 10/21/16

NON-UNION PSA

PROJECT:  “GET SCREENED NO EXCUSES”

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health 

DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:  10/27/16 (PENDING)

LOCATION:  New York State Capital District (Albany,

Schenectady, Troy)

USAGE:  Broadcast and Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $600/8 must self-report (NO TRAVEL, NO AGENCY FEE)

SEEKING:

[WOMEN]

Female, 30-50 yrs, all ethnicities, STRONG ACTORS for speaking roles.  This is a PSA for two (2) :30 spots about Breast Cancer screening.  Shoots in the New York State Capital District (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) so it’s MANDATORY that you are able to SELF-REPORT BY CAR.  No travel or agency fees.  

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the following info and self-tape the copy below.  This is a RUSH CASTING and all self-tapes must be submitted by 9am tomorrow morning, Friday 10/21.  ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU CAN SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no travel pay, no agency fee).

  • name/cell/email/agency contact (if applicable)
  • height/weight/location base
  • links to reels
  • current commercial headshot
  • submit self-tape with audition copy below

SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY:

*Slate, state agency, height and weight, state location base and CONFIRM that you can self-report by car to Albany.  Then pick one audition line, add the tag line and give us three DIFFERENT reads:

1)  “MEDICAL TESTS COST TOO MUCH – IT’S JUST NOT WORTH GETTING SCREENED FOR BREAST CANCER.”

2)  “IT TAKES TOO LONG – I JUST DON’T HAVE TIME FOR IT.”

3)  “I DON’T HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER – SO I’M PROBABLY FINE.”

4)  “I CAN’T GET THE TIME OFF FROM WORK TO GET A MAMMOGRAM ANYWAY.”

TAG LINE:

“NOW, THERE ARE NO EXCUSES.  AND NO TIME TO WASTE.

 

*PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US TO CHECK ON YOUR SUBMISSION STATUS

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  GET SCREENED NO EXCUSES

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19
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: NON-UNION VOICE-OVER PSA – DDPC of NY

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES AND PROFESSIONAL VO REELS

NON-UNION VOICE-OVER PSA

DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services 

CLIENT: Developmental Disabilities Planning Council of NY

DELIVERY DATE:  Thursday, 12/1/16

LOCATION:  Remote Recording

USAGE:  Web Only

RATE:  $1,500 Full Buyout, 10% agency fee

This project will be in two parts, a :60-:90 intro, then 2:00-3:00 (long form) call for membership portion

SEEKING:  

[VO ARTIST]

Female or Male, 30-45 yrs, upbeat and friendly sounding, but not too over the top.  Should be conversational.  SEASONED VO ACTORS WITH LINKS TO WORK SHOULD ONLY APPLY.  Remote recording, must have access to professional studio.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Complete and email info below

  1.  name/email/cell
  2.  list home studio equipment
  3.  agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  4.  links to audio work
  5.  headshot

*PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US WITH THE STATUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION*

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  DDPC of NY- PSA VO

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14
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- AUSTIN, TX: Non-Union Commercial RUSH CASTING

*RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!!!

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  10pm Friday, 10/14/16

 

PROJECT:  Non-Union Commercial

CLIENT:  Tri-Supply

PRODUCERS:  Brian Cunningham, Barry Zeidman

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Thoughtfly Films

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

CALLBACKS:  Monday, 10/17/16 in Austin, TX 

SHOOT LOCATION:  Temple, TX

DATE:  Friday, October 21st

HOURS:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

USAGE:  1 year Broadcast (Waco & Temple, TX only) + Web + Pre-roll.  Option to renew for two consecutive one-year terms, at the same rate.

RATE:  See roles below

 

SEEKING: 

[LEAD COUPLE- FEMALE]

Ethnically Ambiguous Female, 30-45 yrs, STRONG ACTOR.  Relatable, approachable, fun, young, energetic DIY couple who have lived in their first home long enough to be renovating things.  A fresh couple with a modern look but not too trendy,who have an appreciation for an aesthetically pleasing home, that feels natural and not forced. They care about design and a personalized shopping experience, but are not overly wealthy. 

Date:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Hours:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

Rate:  $1000/12 hrs + 20% agency fee, + OT, paid day of shoot + meals + copy (no travel pay or lodging for overnight shoot)

 

[LEAD COUPLE- MALE]

Caucasian Male, 30-45yrs, STRONG ACTOR.  Relatable, approachable, fun, young, energetic DIY couple who have lived in their first home long enough to be renovating things.  A fresh couple with a modern look but not too trendy,who have an appreciation for an aesthetically pleasing home, that feels natural and not forced. They care about design and a personalized shopping experience, but are not overly wealthy. 

Date:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Hours:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

Rate:  $1000/12 hrs + 20% agency fee, + OT, paid day of shoot + meals + copy

 

[LEAD- MALLORY]

Caucasian Female, 35-50 yrs, STRONG ACTOR.  MALLORY is a genuinely welcoming HOME PLANNING PARTNER.  Slightly older than the LEAD COUPLE,  she is an experienced, hard worker but with an energy about her and an eye for design and trends.  Professional, friendly and trusted, MALLORY has more of a designer feel.  

Date:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Hours:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

Rate:  $1000/12 hrs + 20% agency fee, + OT, paid day of shoot  + meals + copy

 

[EXTRAS – OLDER COUPLE]

All Ethnicities, Male and Female, 50-65 yrs

Date:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Hours:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

RATE:  $350/12 hrs + 20% agency fee, + OT, paid day of shoot + meals + copy

 

[EXTRAS – YOUNGER COUPLE]

All Ethnicities, Male and Female, 20-30 yrs

Date:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Hours:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

RATE:  $350/12 hrs + 20% agency fee, + OT, paid day of shoot + meals + copy

 

[EXTRAS – COUPLES]

All Ethnicities, Male and Female, 30-45 yrs

Date:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Hours:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

RATE:  $350/12 hrs + 20% agency fee, + OT, paid day of shoot + meals + copy

 

[EXTRAS – HOME PLANNING PARTNER]

All Ethnicities, Male, 30-50 yrs

Date:  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

Hours:  5 am call time, 12 hours commitment

RATE:  $350/12 hrs + 20% agency fee, + OT, paid day of shoot + meals + copy

 

TO SUBMIT, EMAIL THE FOLLOWING INFO:

1)  name/agency (if applicable)/email/cell/city base

2)  current height & weight

3)  current commercial headshot/pic

4)  updated resume

5)  links to commercial reels

 

*PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US WITH THE STATUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION

*SUBMITTING ASAP IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED AS DEADLINES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

LEAD ROLES, EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

EXTRAS, EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

 

SUBJECT LINE:   Tri-Supply

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