Tag: Chris Conto

03
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Short Film- “480 SECONDS”

NON-UNION SHORT FILM

PROJECT: 480 Seconds
CLIENT:  NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
DIRECTOR: Christopher Conto
PRODUCTION COMPANY: NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting
SHOOT DATES: August 22, 23, 24
LOCATION: Utica, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
RATE: See roles below, rates are a flat fee for ALL shoot dates.

SYNOPSIS: 
480 Seconds is a short film that follows Detectives Tess Lambert and Aaron Diaz as they attempt to put together the puzzle pieces in the aftermath of an Active Shooter incident.

SEEKING:

[DETECTIVE TESS LAMBERT]
Caucasian female, 30s, medium length dark hair, hardened no nonsense, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR for emotionally charged scenes. (LEAD)

Rate:
$2800 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days) + $175 flat fee travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE). Must arrive in Utica by 8/21 Sunday evening, works all shoot dates and will wrap by 4:30pm on 8/24.

[DETECTIVE AARON DIAZ]
Hispanic male, 30s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR for emotionally charged scenes. Sensitive, smart, excellent detective, MUST SPEAK SPANISH. (LEAD)

Rate:
 $2800 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days), + $175 flat fee travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE). Must arrive in Utica by 8/21 Sunday evening, works all shoot dates and will wrap by 4:30pm on 8/24.

[LYDIA SANCHEZ]
Hispanic female, late 20s-early 30s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR for emotionally charged scenes. MUST SPEAK SPANISH. Witness to an active shooter incident. (FEATURED)

Rate: $2800 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days), + $175 flat fee travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE). Must arrive in Utica by 8/21 Sunday evening, works all shoot dates and will wrap by 4:30pm on 8/24.

[TERENCE GROVES] 
African American Male, mid 40’s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR for emotionally charged scenes. A little worse for wear, Terrance is a witness in an active shooter incident. (10-12 speaking lines)

Rate:
 $1500 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days), + $175 flat fee travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE). Must arrive in Utica by 8/21 Sunday evening, works all shoot dates and will wrap by 4:30pm on 8/24.

[GINA PERULLI]
Caucasian Female, 40’s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR for emotionally charged scenes. Witness in an active shooter incident. (10-12 speaking lines).

Rate: $1500 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days), + $175 flat fee travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE). Must arrive in Utica by 8/21 Sunday evening, works all shoot dates and will wrap by 4:30pm on 8/24.

[JACK LANG]
Caucasian Male, mid 40s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR. Jack is a financial planner, witness in an active shooter incident who with other employees, takes down the shooter. (10-12 speaking lines)

Rate: $1500 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days), + $175 flat fee travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE). Must arrive in Utica by 8/21 Sunday evening, works all shoot dates and will wrap by 4:30pm on 8/24.

[NICOLE RAMOS]
Female, mid 30s, Mediterranean, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR. Casualty, no speaking lines, must convey terror.

Rate: $1000 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days), + $175 flat fee travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE). Must arrive in Utica by 8/21 Sunday evening, works all shoot dates and will wrap by 4:30pm on 8/24.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.  Send name/email/cell/location base/agency info (if applicable)
  2.  Current physical stats (height & weight)
  3.  CURRENT legit headshot & resume
  4.  Acting reel (MANDATORY)

Only qualifying talent will be invited to self-tape.  PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR SUBMISSION.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  480 Seconds

 

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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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29
Mar

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC: NON-UNION PSA , Fight Zika (RUSH CASTING)

 

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES AND REELS

*RUSH CASTING:  deadline to submit self-tape is 9pm Thursday, 3/31/16

 

PROJECT NAME:  Fight Zika PSA

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

SHOOT DATES:  Tuesday 4/5/16

SHOOT LOCATION:  JFK Airport (must self-report)

USAGE:  NYS only TV and Radio, plus Web (Full Buyout)

RATE:  $1,800/ 8 hours + 10% agency fee, + $100 translation pay

 

SEEKING:  

 

[CAB DRIVER – BILINGUAL]

Male, 45-55 yrs, Latino/Hispanic, Bilingual –  Grizzled, seasoned NYC cabbie informing the public about the Zika virus.  STRONG ACTOR, MUST BE BILINGUAL.

 

SUBMIT A) REQUIRED INFO &  B) SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY:

(RUSH CASTING:  deadline to submit self-tape is 9pm Thursday, 3/31/16)

 

A)  EMAIL REQUIRED INFO:

  1.  name/email/cell/city based & zip code
  2.  are you currently available Tuesday 4/5/2016?
  3.  current physical stats (height/weight/hair & eye color)
  4.  agency/contact name/email/cell (if applicable)
  5.  jpeg of CURRENT headshot/pics
  6.  pdf of UPDATED resume
  7.  jpeg of CURRENT selfie (MANDATORY-shoot from shoulders up, must clearly show face and hair length)
  8.  full URLs of your media links (MANDATORY)

 

B)  SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY BELOW IN ENGLISH & SPANISH (must be able to translate AND transcribe)

 

I take lot’s of folks to the airport…and many are concerned about the Zika virus.

So I tell them what I hear on the news.  

If you’re going to South America, Central America, or the Carribean, be extra careful.  

And if you’re pregnant, you probably shouldn’t go at all.  

All the facts are at a new web site from New York State.  

Including how to get tested for free.  

Go to nysfightzika.com. And be safe this summer.

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Fight Zika

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15
Mar

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC: See Something Say Something TV and Radio (:30 PSA)

 

NON-UNION PSA

 

PROJECT:  See Something Say Something TV and Radio (:30 PSA)

CLIENT:  NYS Division of Homeland Security 

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION:  NYS Media Service Center

LOCATION:  NYC

SHOOT DATE:  Week of 4/25 (date TBD)

USAGE:  Digital/Social Media, Broadcast Radio (full buyout)

RATE:  $600/8 hrs (PARENTS); $300/8 hrs (KIDS); $400 (VO Talent)

 

SEEKING:

 

[PARENTS]

Female & Male, late 30s, ALL ETHNICITIES.  Principal, non-speaking roles.

Rate:  $600/8 hrs, full buyout, no agency fee

 

[KIDS]

Girls & Boys, 8-11 yrs, ALL ETHNICITIES.  Principal, non-speaking roles.  Must have valid Child Performer Permit.

Rate: $300/8 hrs, full buyout, no agency fee

 

[ENGLISH SPEAKING VO ACTOR]

Female, STRONG ACTOR with lower range and slight rasp, no accent.  Must have access or home pro studio for remote recording.

Rate:  $400, full buyout, no agency fee

 

[SPANISH SPEAKING VO ACTOR]

Female, STRONG ACTOR, authoritative.  Must have access or home pro studio for remote recording.

Rate:  $400, full buyout, no agency fee

 

SUBMIT INFO BELOW (see submission instructions for VO Talent at bottom of page)

A)  ROLES PARENTS & KIDS:

EMAIL REQUIRED INFO BELOW

  •  name/email/cell/city based/zip code
  • 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-shoot from shoulders up, must clearly show face and hair length)
  • full URLs of your media links (MANDATORY FOR PARENTS ROLE)
  • 30-45 second personality clip (MANDATORY FOR KIDS ROLE ONLY)

 

B)  VO TALENT

EMAIL REQUIRED INFO BELOW & SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY

  •  name/email/cell/city based/zip code
  • agency/contact name/email/cell (if available)
  • jpeg of CURRENT headshot
  • pdf of UPDATED resume
  • VO links (MANDATORY)
  • self-tape audition copy below (GIVE US 2 DIFFERENT READS)

VO AUDITION COPY:  (GIVE US 2 DIFFERENT READS)

Everyday we’re at risk from an unseen threat

Those who wish to do us harm walk among us

Often in plain sight

As New Yorkers, we have a duty to help protect ourselves, our families, and our neighbors

You…we…all of us

Never Forget

If you see something….say something

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  See Something Say Something

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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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28
Dec

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Industrial, Dental Training

Direct booking from self-tape & media links for EXPERIENCED HOSTS only

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL (direct booking from self-tape & media links)

PROJECT NAME:  Dental Infection Training

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (must self-report by car)

SHOOT DATES:  January 14th & 15th, 2016 (tentative dates)

RATE:  $800/ 8 hour day + lunch (full buyout, no travel pay, no agency fee)

 

SEEKING:

 

[MALE HOST]

Caucasian male, mid 40s, EXPERIENCED HOSTS ONLY, STRONG ACTORS with IMPROV & COMEDIC SKILLS, to present 25 minutes of content designed and written for the Dental Industry. 

 

[FEMALE HOST]

Female, late 20s-early 30s, all ethnicities,EXPERIENCED HOSTS ONLY, STRONG ACTORS with IMPROV & COMEDIC SKILLS, to present 25 minutes of content designed and written for the Dental Industry. 

 

TO SUBMIT:  Send A & B to dana@wearebreakthrough.com (SELF-TAPE and LINKS TO WORK MANDATORY)

SUBJECT LINE:  Dental Industrial

DEADLINE:  9 AM Wednesday, 12/30/15

 

A)  Submit Info:

-name

-contact info (email/cell)

-agency info (name/email/cell)

-height, weight, hair & eye color

-city based

-links to work/website

 

B)  Self-tape:

Tell us about yourself and where you see yourself in 5 years (1 1/2 minutes max).  We want to see your personality, charm, humor, wit and substance.  We want you to have fun with this!)

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06
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Voice-Over PSA- GAMING COMMISSION

*Direct booking from self-tapes and required info (see submission instructions below)

*DEADLINE:   9am Monday, 11/9/15

GAMING COMMISSION

Non-Union Voice-Over PSA

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SESSION DATE:  by Friday 11/13/15

LOCATION:  Remote Recording

USAGE:  :30 TV, Radio, Web

RATE:  $750 full buyout, no agency fee

SEEKING:

[Bilingual Spanish-English Voice Artists]

Seasoned actor, adult female or male voice, FLUENT in Enlish and Spanish.  Looking for the voice of a younger parent (mid 20s-mid 30s), someone who can invoke the spirit of the holidays.  Only remote applicants with professional home studio need apply.  

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (see A&B below)- DEADLINE:  9am Monday, 11/9/15

A)  Complete and email info below

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

B)  Submit audio audition

  1. Give us 2 different reads of the audition copy (below) to showcase range, one in English, the other in Spanish (translate copy below).
  2. Send only MP3 or MP4.
  3. DEADLINE to  submit is 9am Monday, 11/9/15

AUDITION COPY

This holiday season, when your kids play with their new gifts, will it sound like this? (Lawn mower sound) or this? (coffee brewing, then being poured).  There are certain gifts that should be left to the grown ups. Scratch off Lottery games are intended for those 18 and older.  So, be sure their gifts sound like this: (Jack in the Box music), or this, (video game sounds) not this: (sound of scratch off ticket being scratched). Please, gift responsibly.  This message is brought to you by the New York State Gaming Commission and New York’s Responsible Play Partnership.

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  GAMING VO PSA

 

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03
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union VO PSA, “HOLIDAY RADIO”

*Direct booking from self-tapes and required info (see submission instructions below)

*DEADLINE 9 AM MONDAY, 11/9/15

 

HOLIDAY RADIO PSA

Non-Union Voice-Over 

CLIENT:  NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SESSION DATE:  by Friday 11/13/15

LOCATION:  Remote Recording

USAGE:  :30 TV, Radio, Web

RATE:  $600 full buyout, no agency fee

 

SEEKING:

[MALE VOICE]

Seasoned actor, adult male voice, a parent of a 20 something.  The voice of experience with a textured delivery that will cause the listener to pause for a moment… and reflect.  Only remote applicants with professional home studio need apply.  

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (see A&B below)- DEADLINE 9 AM MONDAY, 11/9/15

A)  Complete and email info below

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

B)  Submit audio audition

  1. Give us 2 different reads of the audition copy (below) to showcase range.
  2. Send only MP3 or MP4.
  3. DEADLINE to  submit is 9 AM MONDAY, 11/9/15

AUDITION COPY

This Holiday Season, take the time to really talk to your child about the dangers of drunk and drugged driving.  Make them understand never to get into a car with a drunk driver.  Have a good exit strategy in place for getting them out of a sticky situation.  This could be:  a simple coded phone text, extra money for a cab or bus ride home.  Or even becoming the taxi driver yourself.  Because the best present you could ever give your child this Holiday Season….is keeping them safe.  To learn more go to Talk2Prevent.ny.gov. “

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Holiday VO PSA

 

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26
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Short Film, AVENUE OF ESCAPE

*SCROLL DOWN FOR SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (INFO AND SELF-TAPE REQUIRED)

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  5 PM Thursday 11/5/15

 

Non-Union Short Film (20 minutes)

PROJECT:  Avenue of Escape

DIRECTOR:  Chistopher Conto

PRODUCTION:  NYS Media Services Center

SHOOT DATES:   November 16th-20th

LOCATION: Albany/Mohawk Valley area

USAGE:  Web only

RATE:  $4,000/5 days/8 hour days + daily lunch+ copy+ credit (no pay for travel, lodging and agency fee)

 

SYNOPSIS:  A short dramatic film embedded with training on how to safely evacuate from a high rise during an emergency.

 

SEEKING:

 

[LIZ JENKINS] 

Female, Caucasian, mid-late 50s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Liz is an office manager who also has 20 years of service in the city’s volunteer fire department.  She has been tasked with updating the fire safety training for the entire agency before reaching retiring at the end of the month.

 

[STEVE SMITH]  

Male, Caucasian, mid 30s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Steve works in accounts payable.  He is loveable but at times can be socially awkward.  Liz recruits him as part of her training team.

 

[HEATHER LIU]

Female, Asian, early 30’s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Heather works in the legal department.  She is ambitious, a work-aholic, and can be quite sarcastic at times.  She is currently working towards a promotion and won’t let anything stand in her way.

 

[MARISSA REYES]

Female, Hispanic, mid-late 20s, STRONG, DYNAMIC ACTOR.  Marissa works in the I.T. department and is happiest when she’s rewriting code, or using existing equipment to create something totally “out of the box”.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Fill out all info

B)  Self-tape sides

 

A)  SUBMIT INFO 

1.  name, email, cell, city based

2.  agency, email, cell

3. height, weight, hair & eye color

4.  CURRENT headshot (jpeg), UPDATED resume (pdf)

5.  links to view acting work (PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE)

 

B)  SELF-TAPE SIDES (scoll to bottom of page)

1.  Please self-tape the below sides and give us two (2) very different reads so the director can see your range possibilities.  Also, the following link has proven useful in assisting talent’s self-tape quality:  http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/8-tips-make-your-self-taped-audition-look-its-best/

2.  Self-tape CAMERA READY (in complete hair, makeup and wardrobe) with lines MEMORIZED.

2.  Submit MP4s, MP3s, or .MOV only, please.

 

EMAIL:

dana@wearebreakthrough.com (LIZ & STEVE only)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (HEATHER & MARISSA only)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

AVENUE OF  ESCAPE/role name

 

AUDITION SIDES

 

LIZ

I know what you’re thinking.  It’s going to happen to someone else and not me….am I right? Well, I wish I wasn’t. But it’s not surprising.  Fire is after all the greatest, but least recognized threat to the population…in almost any setting…hands-down. Did you know that fire kills someone every 2 hours 42 seconds… that over a million fires occur every year in the U.S., or that a fire department responds to a fire every 25 seconds?  Probably not.  So why don’t you stick around for a bit and join our group as an observer.

 

STEVE

Hi. Liz said you might be stopping by.  So I just started doing some research on the characteristics of fire, and these four words keep coming up.  Fast, Dark, Hot and Deadly…so I created a little quiz.  It’s not as fancy as Marissa’s hologram.  But I think it drives the point home. Want to give a try?  (pauses) good.

 

MARISSA

Pretty cool..right? (addresses camera)  So, my topic area was “Know your Building”. So I took a look at our buildings blueprints last week, with the idea of setting up a demonstration that illustrates the built-in safety features for most steel constructed commercial buildings….and here it is. So Steve, what’s the first thing that really sticks out to you?

 

HEATHER

Let’s say that a fire started on the 12th floor of our building. We call that the fire floor. Our evacuation plan is like many high rise commercial buildings in that in addition to the fire floor, floors above and below are evacuated to a safe place in the building.  In our case, because of the way our alarm is programmed, a fire on the 12th floor would mean that the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th floors would evacuate to the 9th floor. In some buildings it’s only three floors; which is another reason to know the plan.

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