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30
Jan

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: Non-Union Print- HEALTH QUEST RUSH CASTING

* RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!

* DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  5pm Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Project:  NON-UNION PRINT

Client:  HEALTH QUEST

Casting Director:  BREAKTHROUGH CASTING

Audition Date:  SELF-TAPE ONLY

Callbacks:  DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES, REELS, HEADSHOTS, RESUME

Shoot Location:  POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (mandatory self-report BY CAR ONLY)

Shoot Date:  FRIDAY, 2/3/17 (1-5pm)

Usage:  1 YEAR PRINT & WEB

Rate:  $300/4 hrs, NET 30 (no travel, no agency fee)

SEEKING: 

[PATIENTS]

Females, 30-55+ years, any ethnicity. Must look healthy, active and full of vitality. Shots will be of Patients interacting with physicians, nurses and tech i.e. consultations, waiting in the lobby, etc.

SUBMIT REQUIRED INFO AND SELF-TAPE:

  1.  email name/cell/email address AND location base
  2.  agency info (if applicable)
  3.  current height & weight
  4.  current headshot, updated resume, reels a BIG PLUS
  5.  self-tape instructions (mandatory):

– Dress camera ready (with makeup and hair) casual yet polished attire, slate (state your name and agency), state current height & weight, CONFIRM that you can self-report BY CAR to Poughkeepsie, NY (mandatory).

– Zoom out for full body shot and profiles, zoom in for close up (shoot from shoulders to top of head).

– Tell us in 30 seconds about yourself- HAVE FUN WITH THIS.  Please note, we want to capture your personality, not your resume.

-SUBMIT SELF-TAPE BEFORE 5pm Wednesday, 1/31/17

 

Email:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

Subject line:  Health Quest Print

 

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26
Jan

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC: Non-Union MARVEL Host, THWIP- The Big Marvel Show

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  before 10 PM Friday February 3rd, 2017

PROJECT:  Non-Union Web Series

CLIENT:  Marvel

PRODUCER:  Judith Stephens

DIRECTOR:  Jason Latorre

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION:  Self-tape + headshot/resume/reels

CALLBACKS:  Thursday, 2/9/17 in NYC

SHOOT LOCATION:  NYC

SHOOT DATE:  Tuesday, 2/14/17

USAGE:  Web (Youtube only)

RATE:  $400/4 hrs + 10% agency fee + $50 travel stipend + copy + credit

THWIP – The Big Marvel Show (reference videos):

https://youtu.be/-ZxaO4FwOI0

https://youtu.be/QVdBjpZe3IY

https://youtu.be/RiQtkK1u4zY

SEEKING:

[HOST]

Male or Female, late 20s-early 30’s, any ethnicity.  STRONG ACTOR with COMEDIC/IMPROV skills for MOS (man on street interviewer/comedian), ala “The Daily Show”.  The HOST MUST have a knowledge of the Marvel Universe, has comedic timing, is a skilled interviewer and can engage easily with the public. MUST have HOSTING and interviewing experience (celebrities a BIG PLUS).  This is on-going work where in addition to MOS, future segments will include interviewing celebrities and co-hosting in-studio when needed.  COMEDIC and/or HOSTING REELS MANDATORY.

SUBMIT A) REQUIRED MATERIALS and B) SELF-TAPE (before 10 PM Friday February 3rd, 2017):

  1.  name/cell/email/agency info (if applicable)
  2.  current height/weight AND location base (MANDATORY)
  3.  current headshots/pics
  4.  updated resume
  5.  COMEDIC AND/OR HOSTING reels/clips (MANDATORY)
  6.  MANDATORY self-tape deadline:  before 10 PM Friday February 3rd, 2017 (see self-tape and improv audition instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  dress camera ready (makeup, hair and dressed in cool, edgy attire)
  2.  slate, state height/weight, location base (city you live in- MANDATORY)
  3.  zoom out for full body shots with full body profiles, zoom in and shoot from shoulders (clearly showing face and hair length).
  4.  IMPROV AUDITION (see instructions below)  Show us your personality, wit and style and most importantly- HAVE FUN.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE WELL LIT AND IN FOCUS.  If we can’t clearly see and hear you, your self-tape WILL NOT be reviewed.  

IMPROV AUDITION :

(1-2 minutes) As the breakdown suggests, we are looking for an interviewer who has knowledge of the Marvel Universe, has comedic timing and can engage easily with the public.  We would like you to self-tape MOS (man on street) interview embodying these elements.  Remember, we want to see more of you and your style than the interviewee.  Suggested questions (but feel free to create your own):

  1.  Who is your favorite Marvel hero/villain?
  2.  Do you like them better in the comics or film?
  3.  If you had a super power of any kind, what would it be?  Would you be a hero or villain?
  4.  If the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy asked you to join their team but you could only pick one, which would you join?

Email:  

dana@wearebreakthrough.com (MALES ONLY)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (FEMALES ONLY)

Subject line:  Marvel THWIP

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18
Jan

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- HUDSON VALLEY: Non-Union Industrial RUSH CASTING

*Rush Casting!!

*Seeking Talent with GREAT TEETH/SMILE who can DRIVE to HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE- 10 PM Thursday, 1/19/17

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

PROJECT:  Dental Educational Video

PRODUCER:  Dear Doctor

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:   Monday, January 23rd

LOCATION:   Hopewell Junction, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

USAGE:  Video + Web only (deardoctor.com and dentist offices- FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  See roles below

 

SEEKING:   

 

[MATURE MALE PATIENT / DENTIST]

Male, 45-65 years, any ethnicity, good looking, clean shaven with GREAT TEETH and a PERFECT SMILE.  At the dentist office, he will be portraying a dental patient as well as a dentist, demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques.  NON-SPEAKING.  

RATE:  $400/8 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE), paid day of session + copy + food & drinks; OT is $50/hr 

 

[MATURE FEMALE PATIENT #1]

Female, 45-65 years, any ethnicity, attractive, with GREAT TEETH and a PERFECT SMILE. At the dentist office she will be portraying a dental patient as well as demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques at the dentist office.  NON-SPEAKING.

RATE:  $400/8 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE), paid day of session + copy + food & drinks; OT $50/hr 

 

[FEMALE DENTAL PATIENT / DENTAL HYGIENIST]

Female, 20-25 years, any ethnicity, attractive, with GREAT TEETH and a PERFECT SMILE.  At the dentist office, she will be portraying a dental patient who needs her wisdom teeth removed.  She will also play the role of hygienist, demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques at the dentist office, NON-SPEAKING.

RATE:  $400/8 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE), paid day of session + copy + food & drinks; OT $50/hr 

 

 

[MATURE FEMALE PATIENT #2]

Female, 45-65 years, any ethnicity, attractive, with GREAT TEETH and a PERFECT SMILE.  At the dentist office, she will be portraying a dental patient as well as demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques at the dentist office, NON-SPEAKING.

RATE:  $200/4 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE), paid day of session + copy + food & drinks; OT $50/hr 

 

 

[HEAVY-SET MALE DENTAL PATIENT]

Male, 35-45 years, Caucasian, friendly, approachable, heavy-set, clean-shaven with a GREAT TEETH and a PERFECT SMILE,  He will be portraying a chronic/restless snorer who seeks help from a dentist.  NON-SPEAKING.

RATE:  Full Buyout at $200/4 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE), paid day of session + copy + food & drinks; any overtime is $50/hr 

 

[MATURE MALE PATIENT]

Male, 40-50 years, African American ethnicity, good looking, clean shaven.  At the dentist office, he will be portraying a dental patient who has just had a tooth extracted, (don’t worry we are not really going to extract a tooth).  NON-SPEAKING.  

RATE:  Full Buyout at $200/4 hrs (NO AGENCY FEE), paid day of session + copy + food & drinks; any overtime is $50/hr 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

-Email the info below AND your self-tape before 10 PM Thursday, 1/19/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (reels a BIG PLUS)
  •  self-tape instructions:

1.  Dress appropriately for role best suited for you, with makeup and hair
2.  Slate (name & agency), state your location base and CONFIRM that you can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Hopewell Junction, NY
3.  State current height and weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles
4.  Show us your GREAT SMILE:  ZOOM IN for headshot (shoulders to top of head) then SMILE while looking at the camera as well as turning your head for both smiling profiles
5.  Show us you GREAT TEETH:  “Big Smile” close up SHOWING TEETH while looking at the camera as well as turning your head for both smiling profiles.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Dear Doctor

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