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28
Feb

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Hudson Valley Region: Non-Union Industrial, HEALTH QUEST

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPES:  9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT: Health Quest

PROJECT NAME: Meet the Doctor

PRODUCER: Tara Latorre

DIRECTOR: Edward Roy

PRODUCTION COMPANY: J6 MediaWorks

CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION: Direct Booking from Self-Tapes/Headshots/Resumes/Reels

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

SHOOT DATE: Thursday, March 9th
USAGE: Health Quest Website, YouTube and FaceBook (FULL BUYOUT) TALENT RATE: $300/4 hrs paid NET 30

SEEKING:

[SENIOR PATIENT]

Male or Female, looks age 65+, any ethnicity, GRAY HAIR, healthy, active and vibrant. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

[PRE-DIABETIC PATIENT]

Male or Female, ages 40-60 years, any ethnicity, overweight. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

[PATIENT 1]

Male or Female, ages 18-35 years, any ethnicity, healthy, active and fit. Non-speaking role where patient will be interacting with doctors.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

-Email the info below AND your self-tape before 9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17

  •  name/cell/email address/location base
  •  agency info (if applicable)
  •  height and weight
  •  current headshot/resume (reels a BIG PLUS)
  •  self-tape instructions (9 AM Thursday, 3/2/17 DEADLINE)

1.  Dress casual with natural yet polished makeup and hair
2.  Slate (name & agency), state your location base and CONFIRM that you can SELF-REPORT BY CAR to Carmel, NY
3.  State current height and weight, then ZOOM OUT for full body shot and profiles
4.  ZOOM IN for headshot (shoulders to top of head)

5.  Share a quick remedy or words of wisdom (no more than 30 seconds) that’s worked for you.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Meet the Doctor 1

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10
Feb

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Capital Region: Non-Union PSA, “Public Service Matters”

*Deadline to submit self-tape, 11 pm Tuesday, 2/14/17
*Direct Booking from self-tape/reels/headshots/resume

 

NON-UNION PSA
PROJECT:  Public Service Matters
CLIENT:  NYS Civil Service
DIRECTOR:  Natalia Briggs
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (must self-report by car)
DATE:  Wednesday 2/22/17 (tentative)
USAGE:  Non-Broadcast, Corporate Events/Convention Only (full buyout)
RATE:  See roles below

 

SEEKING:

 

[BILINGUAL FEMALE COLLEAGUE]
Female, Late 20’s-Mid 30s, Hispanic or Caucasian, SEASONED ACTOR, BILINGUAL ENGLISH (no accent)/SPANISH, TELEPROMPTER PRO.  IMPROV SKILLS A HUGE PLUS.   Colleague will play Human Resource Worker.  Shoot will take place in-studio and talent MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).
RATE: $700/8 + $100 travel stipend (if commuting over 2.5 hours) + 10% agency fee

 

[MALE COLLEAGUE]
Male, Late 20s, African-American, SEASONED ACTOR, TELEPROMPTER PRO.  IMPROV SKILLS A HUGE PLUS.   Colleague will play Human Resource Worker.  Shoot will take place in-studio and talent MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).
RATE: $500/8 + $100 travel stipend (if commuting over 2.5 hours) + 10% agency fee

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
A)  Complete and email info below.  Self-tape deadline is 11 pm Tuesday, 2/14/17
  1.  name/email/cell/location base
  2.  current height/weight
  3.  confirm that you can self-report BY CAR to Albany, NY
  4.  agency/rep name/email/cell (if applicable)
  5.  commercial reels
  6.  headshot
  7.  FEMALES- self-tape Audition Copy #1 below in ENGLISH (no accent) AND SPANISH (translate audition copy)
  8.  MALES- self-tape Audition Copy #2 below in ENGLISH

 

AUDITION COPY #1 /BILINGUAL FEMALE COLLEAGUE
A)  Slate & Profiles
-state your name, agency (if applicable), current height/weight and location base
-confirm that you are legally 18+ years and that you can self-report to Albany BY CAR
-zoom in close up, zoom out full body with profiles
B)  Self-Tape Audition Copy
– self-tape Audition Copy #1 below in ENGLISH (no accent) AND SPANISH (translate copy)
-memorize copy as much as possible
-look straight into camera
-Self-tape deadline is 11 pm Tuesday, 2/14/17

 

 AUDITION COPY #1 /BILINGUAL FEMALE COLLEAGUE:
“New York State hires people who are afforded almost limitless opportunities that touch every part of public life – including education, environmental conservation, and even health care, just to name a few. The State employs about 150-thousand people of all ages, backgrounds, and education levels – plow drivers, first responders, engineers, research scientists, and more.”

 

AUDITION COPY #2 /MALE COLLEAGUE
A)  Slate & Profiles
-state your name, agency (if applicable), current height/weight and location base
-confirm that you are legally 18+ years and that you can self-report to Albany BY CAR
-zoom in close up, zoom out full body with profiles
B) Self-Tape Audition Copy
-memorize copy as much as possible
-look straight into camera
 Self-tape deadline is 11 pm, 2/14/17, Tuesday

 

 AUDITION COPY #2 /MALE COLLEAGUE:
“Working for New York State is a great way to get involved in public service and make a difference in the lives of others. Not only will you play an important role in providing services to New Yorkers – but you’ll be a part of a diverse and dedicated workforce.”

 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com
SUBJECT LINE:  Public Service Matters
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02
Feb

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC: Non-Union MARVEL Gaming Co-Host

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  before 1 PM Monday February 6th, 2017

PROJECT:  Non-Union Marvel Gaming

CLIENT:  Marvel

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR:  Brian Stieve

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION:  Self-tape + headshot/resume/reels

CALLBACKS:  Friday, 2/10/17 in NYC

SHOOT LOCATION:  NYC studio and various events in and around NYC

SHOOT DATE:  Thursday, 6/1/2017

USAGE:  New Media 

RATE:  Gaming Segment- $400/4 hrs + 10% agency fee + travel + copy + credit  – Events- add’l rate, TBD + 10% agency fee + travel + copy + credit

SEEKING:

[CO-HOST]

Male, early-mid 20s, any ethnicity. Must be comfortable with co-hosting and/or also with Let’s Play video content to play on Twitch and YouTube live.  While it’s not a must to have experience with live streaming, a general knowledge of gaming is preferred.  MUST have professional reel to be considered.  MUST have basic knowledge of the Marvel universe. In addition to live-play, talent would be expected to attend events in and around the NYC region with possibility of travel for specific events.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS + SELF-TAPE (before 1 PM Monday February 6th, 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.  ACTOR’S reels/clips (MANDATORY)
  6.  MANDATORY self-tape deadline:  before 1 PM Monday February 6th, 2017 (see self-tape personality clip instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  dress camera ready (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.  PERSONALITY CLIP (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.  

PERSONALITY CLIP INSTRUCTIONS :

(1-2 minutes) As the breakdown suggests, we are looking for an online gamer who has knowledge of the Marvel Universe and can banter easily with the host.  We would like you to self-tape a personality clip showing us your knowledge of Marvel and all things gaming.

Email:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

Subject line:  Marvel Gaming

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