Category: Albany Castings

02
Dec

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY: NON-UNION PSA SEEKING HOSTS

 
*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: 11:30pm Wed, 12/7/16
*Direct Booking from Self-Tapes/Reels/Headshots
*ONLY TELEPROMPTER PROS SHOULD APPLY
 
NON-UNION PSA
 
PROJECT:  Autism Spectrum Disorder
CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health
DIRECTOR:  Chris Conto
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
SHOOT DATE:  TBD (1 day shoot, mid-late December)
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
USAGE:  Web and NYS Doctor’s Offices (FULL BUYOUT)
RATE:  SEE ROLES BELOW

SEEKING:

 

[FEMALE HOST – SPANISH]

Female, 25-35 yrs, Hispanic/Latino. Spanish speaking SEASONED ACTOR/TELEPROMPTER PRO to host a 3 minute video on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
RATE:  $700/8 + 10% agency fee + $100 travel stipend + meal + copy (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY)
 

[FEMALE HOST – ENGLISH]

Female, 25-35 yrs, All Ethnicities.  SEASONED ACTOR/TELEPROMPTER PRO to host (4) 3 minute videos on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
RATE:  $1100/8 + 10% agency fee + $100 travel stipend + meal + copy (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY)
 

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the following info and self-tape the copy below. All self-tapes must be submitted by Wednesday 12/7, 11:30PM. ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU CAN SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY 

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

AUDITION COPY:
Please give us two DIFFERENT reads of the following (If reading for Spanish, please translate as best you can.  No points off for inaccuracies :)):

“Autism …. It’s a word and diagnosis, which is often misunderstood. Did you know that some of the most creative and innovative people in history were thought to be on the Autism spectrum… including Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison,and Albert Einstein?

Now that’s a list that most anybody would want to be a part of.
A pediatrician once told me that children on the spectrum aren’t attention deficient …they’re attention different. And once they find something that they are truly interested in…well, the sky is the limit.

Hi my name is ( ) and welcome to a short series of modules on Autism Spectrum Disorder for Parents and Providers.”

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US TO CHECK ON YOUR SUBMISSION STATUS – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS WEDNESDAY 12/7, 11:30PM

EMAIL: dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE: AUTISM SPECTRUM

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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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04
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Commercial RUSH CASTING, Seeking Albany Extras

NON-UNION COMMERCIAL

*RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!!!

CLIENT:  CDPHP- Dr. Bennett Campaign
ADVERTISING AGENCY:  Wallwork Curry McKenna
PRODUCER:  Scott Doggett
SHOOT LOCATION:  Albany, NY (various locations throughout Albany)
SHOOT DATES:  Wednesday 8/10 and Thursday 8/11
USAGE:  Local & Regional Broadcast (full buyout)
RATE:  $200/8 hrs (must self-report, no travel pay, no agency fee)

SEEKING:

[EXTRAS]
Male and Female, 25-50s, All Ethnicities. Everyday people walking the streets of Albany, NY. Required wardrobe is street casual/casual nice.  WARDROBE REQUESTS:   Street casual-casual nice. No logos. No all black or all white. Polos, khakis, etc. Talent will be expected to provide a minimum two (2) options.

RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT INFO ASAP:

  1.  Name/cell/email/location base/agency (if applicable)
  2.  Height & Weight
  3.  Headshot/Pic (MANDATORY)
  4.  Specify the dates you are available to work (8/10 AND/OR 8/11)

EMAIL ASAP:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  CDPHP

 

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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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25
Jun

RUSH CASTING: Non-Union VO Addiction PSA

*RUSH CASTING- SUBMIT ASAP*

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPE & REELS*

 

NON-UNION VOICE-OVER PSA

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services 

DELIVERY DATE:  Monday 6/27/16

LOCATION:  Remote Recording

USAGE:  Broadcast

RATE:  $600 full buyout, no agency fee

 

SEEKING:  

[FEMALE VO ARTIST]

30-45, throaty, raspy, voice, SEASONED VO ACTORS WITH LINKS TO WORK SHOULD ONLY APPLY.  Remote recording, must have access to professional studio.

[MALE VO ARTIST]

25-35, strong actor, cool, urban, hip, 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

 

*ONLY QUALIFYING TALENT WILL BE EMAILED THE AUDITION COPY TO SELF-TAPE* 
EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  NYS VO Addiction PSA

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27
May

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union PSA- Breast Cancer Screening (Albany, NY)

 

NON-UNION PSA – ALBANY, NY


*SELF-TAPE SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  9 PM Thursday, 6/2/16

 

PROJECT:  Breast Cancer Screening PSA
CLIENT: NYS Department of Health
PRODUCER:  Chris Conto
DIRECTOR: Joe Walsh
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center
CASTING:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION: Albany Area
SHOOT DATE: Week of June 27th
USAGE:  Broadcast & Web
RATE: $575/8 hours + lunch (must self-report by car/no travel pay/no agency fee/full buyout)

 

SYNOPSIS:
A series of scenes wherein talent will be asked to evoke specific emotions. PSA for the NYS Department of Health for Breast Cancer Screening Campaign.

 


SEEKING:

 

[KIDS]
Males and Females, ages 10-13, ALL ETHNICITIES,  strong actors with expressive faces.  Minors must have updated work permit.

[TEENAGERS]
Males and Females, ages 13-17, ALL ETHNICITIES,  strong actors with expressive faces.  Family preparing dinner together. Minors must have updated work permit.

[FRESHMAN COLLEGE STUDENT]
Males and Females, ages 18-25, ALL ETHNICITIES, strong actors with expressive faces.  Mom drops off daughter/son at a college campus for her/his first year at college.

[ADULT SON]
Males, ages 25-30, ALL ETHNICITIES,  strong actors with expressive faces.  Mom with her adult son.

[PARENTS]
Males and Females, ages 40-55, ALL ETHNICITIES,  strong actors with expressive faces.  Family preparing dinner together.

[OLDER COUPLE]
Males and Females, ages 55-70, ALL ETHNICITIES, strong actors with expressive faces.  Shopping at the local farmer’s market, speaking with retailers.

[GRANDPARENTS]
Males and Females, ages 65-70, ALL ETHNICITIES,  strong actors with expressive faces.  Multi-generational family in park.

 

 

REQUIRED SUBMISSION INFO (*Deadline to submit self-tape:  9 PM Thursday, June 2):

  •  Name/Cell/Email/City Based
  •  Confirm that you can drive to Albany, NY (please DO NOT submit if you cannot self-report by car)
  •  CURRENT height/weight
  •  Agency/contact name/email/cell (if applicable)
  •  CURRENT headshot
  •  Links to previous work (if available, specifically work that complements the scene(s) you are submitting for)
  •  SELF-TAPE (MANDATORY) instructions:
  1.  State name/height/weight/city based
  2.  Zoom in for headshot (shoot from shoulders to top of head) and tell us a short, expressive anecdote (less than 1 minute total).  Then zoom out for full body view and profiles.
  3.  Record camera ready (in appropriate wardrobe, makeup and hair styled) against a simple, plain background, with good lighting so we can clearly see your face and hair length (wear hair down).

 

EMAIL:
johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  DOH PSA (role)

 

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08
Mar

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union PSA seeking Bilingual English & Spanish Talent

 

NON-UNION PSA

DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES, HEADSHOTS & REELS

 

PROJECT:  Teen Gambling PSA   (English and Spanish)

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (must self-report by car, no travel pay)

SHOOT DATE:  Week of 3/21 (date TBD)

USAGE:  TV, Radio, Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $800/8 hours (MOM); $300/up to 8 hours (KIDS)

 

SEEKING:

 

[BILINGUAL MOM] 

Female, late 30s-early 40s, Hispanic/Latina  STRONG ACTOR, must be BILINGUAL IN ENGLISH & SPANISH as the same talent will be used in both versions.  Direct booking from self-tapes, reels, headshots and resumes.

RATE:  $800/ 8 hours, no travel pay, no agency fee, must self-report by car to Albany, NY

 

[KIDS]

Girls & Boys, middle school aged, Hispanic/Latina/Latino.  Non-speaking roles.  MUST HAVE VALID PERMIT.  Direct booking from headshots/pics, current selfies (MANDATORY) and links to media (if available).

RATE:  $300/up to 8 hours, no travel pay, no agency fee, must self-report by car to Albany, NY

 

SUBMIT INFO BELOW (1 & 2 Adults; 1 for Kids)

1)  EMAIL REQUIRED INFO BELOW

  •  name/email/cell/city based/zip code
  • do you own a reliable car to self-report to Albany, NY (mandatory)
  • current physical stats (height/weight/hair & eye color)
  • age & DOB (minors only)
  • agency/contact name/email/cell (if available)
  • jpeg of CURRENT headshot/pics
  • pdf of UPDATED resume
  • jpeg of CURRENT selfie (MANDATORY FOR ALL ROLES-shoot from shoulders up, must clearly show face and hair length)
  • full URLs of your media links (MANDATORY FOR MOM)

2)  SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY IN ENGLISH & SPANISH (translate copy)

  • MOM AUDITION COPY:

    INT. Kitchen. Mom sending off two middle school aged kids to school, one boy, and one girl. Kids whiz by mom, pulling on a coat and grabbing a lunch from her hands as the bus pulls up. She yells after them,Wait until it stops!”

    Mom turns to camera kinda shaking her head and half smiling:

    [MOM]

    As a parent, you want to protect them from everything, which sometimes means saying things they need to hear to keep them safe

    Things like “Don’t Smoke,” and “Don’t talk to strangers.” But how many of us talk to our kids about gambling?

    Teen gambling can become an addiction, a pathway to other destructive behavior. Be aware of the warning signs.

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Teen Gambling PSA

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