Tag: Nationwide Casting

27
Apr

Non-Union TV PSA Casting: IMPAIRED DRIVING

 

PROJECT NAME:  IMPAIRED DRIVING

UNION STATUS:  Non-Union

PROJECT TYPE:  TV PSA

DIRECTOR:   Joseph Walsh

SHOOT DATE:  Monday May 18th, 8 AM-3 PM

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (approx. 3 hrs. north of New York City- MUST SELF-REPORT)

USAGE:  Broadcast/Web, Full Buyout

RATE:  Rates vary per role (see below)

 

*Direct Booking from video audition (roles of ERIN, ERIN’S MOM and ADULT ERIN), links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

*Audition Copy for Erin, Erin’s Mom and Adult Erin can be found at bottom of page

 

SEEKING:

 

[ERIN]- LEAD

Rate:  Above scale at $1000/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

5-7 years of age, Caucasian, blonde/strawberry blonde/red hair, FRECKLES A PLUS, athletic (will be asked to run through a field).  A country/farm girl who at her birthday party, finds out that her father just passed away.  VERY STRONG EMOTIONAL PRESENCE, ROLE WILL REQUIRE TEARS .  Think a young Dakota Fanning quality.

*Direct Booking from video audition, links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[ERIN’S MOM] – PRINCIPAL

Rate:  $700/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

30-35 years of age, Caucasian, blonde/strawberry blonde/red hair, FRECKLES A PLUS.  A country/farm mom with a STRONG PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL PRESENCE.  A person who has worked the soil most of her life.  At her daughter’s birthday party, she finds out of her husband’s unexpected death.  This emotional role requires a VERY STRONG ACTOR, who can emote an emotional arc of joy to utter devastation.

*Direct Booking from video audition, links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[ADULT ERIN] – SUPPORTING

Rate: $600/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

20-25 years of age, Caucasian, blonde, strawberry blonde or redhead.  Freckles a plus.  A country/farm mom with a STRONG PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL PRESENCE.   VERY STRONG ACTOR WHO CAN CRY ON CUE.

*Direct Booking from video audition, links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[MOMS]- EXTRAS

Rate: $375/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Females, 30-35 years of age, Caucasian and Latina, Mother to one of the children attending party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[DAD]- EXTRA

Rate: $375/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Males, 30-35 years of age, Caucasian, Dad to one of the children attending party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work, headshot/resume- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[GIRLS] – EXTRAS

Rate: $350/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Girls, 5-7 years of age, Caucasian and Hispanic, attending birthday party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work (if available), headshot/current pics, current selfie- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

[BOYS] – EXTRAS

Rate: $350/ 8 hour day (includes travel)- full buyout, must self-report

Boys,  5-7 years of age, Caucasian, attending party.

*Direct Booking from links to acting work (if available), headshot/current pics, current selfie- PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU CANNOT PROVIDE THESE MATERIALS.

 

 

TO SUBMIT:  Fill out template below (MANDATORY)

1)  NAME

2)  CONTACT INFO (cell/email)

3)  CITY BASED

4)  AGENCY & CONTACT INFO (if applicable)

5)  VITAL STATS (height, weight, eye & hair color)

6)  AGE & D.O.B (minors only)

7)  ATTACH SELFIE FROM TODAY CLEARLY SHOWING FACE & HAIR (MANDATORY)

8)  *VIDEO AUDITION (for the roles of Erin, Erin’s Mom and Adult Erin only, SEE COPY BELOW)

9)  LINKS TO ONLINE PROFILE PAGE/ACTING WORK/MONOLOGUES (provide only full URLs, NO DOWNLOADS ACCEPTED)

OR

9a)  ATTACH JPEG OF CURRENT HEADSHOTS/PICS

9b)  ATTACH PDF OF UPDATED RESUME

10)  ARE YOU WILLING TO WORK AS AN EXTRA?

 

*VIDEO AUDITION

  1. ERIN– Submit a 1-2 min. PERSONALITY CLIP (tell us about yourself) in addition to the VIDEO AUDITION (copy below)
  2. ERIN’S MOM– copy below
  3. ADULT ERIN– copy below

Recording with your cell phone is fine but please make sure you are well lit, the background is simple and the sound is clear with no background noise.  Shoot from the shoulders up so we can clearly see your face and eyes.  Upload video to YouTube or Vimeo ONLY and send us the full URLs.  If video is set as private, please remember to include the password in your email.

 

 

1.  ERIN- AUDITION COPY

A 5 year old girl (Erin) is celebrating her Birthday with friends and family.

 

Erin (Excited)

My dad is bringing home the best birthday cake ever!

 

Mom (calling out to Erin)

Erin honey… I think I see your dad’s car coming up the drive!

 

Erin (elated)

Daddy!!!

Erin  

I love you Dad!

 

Improv Erin looking confused and expressing through tears when realizing that her daddy isn’t coming home.

 

 

2.   ERIN’S MOM- AUDITION COPY

A 5 year old girl (Erin) is celebrating her Birthday with friends and family.

 

ERIN’S MOM (calling out to Erin)

Erin honey… I think I see your dad’s car coming up the drive!

(phone rings.)

  

ERIN’S MOM(about to answer phone)

I wonder who that could be?

 

ERIN’S MOM

Yes, this is she.

(she learns that husband has been killed.  MOM screams)

No!

(Close-up of ERIN’S MOM with tears streaming down her face, looking at Erin)

 

 

3.  ADULT ERIN- AUDITION COPY

You are recalling your 5th birthday when you found out that your father was killed by an impaired driver.  The director wants to see tremendous emotion with tears.

                          Erin (ADULT)

That was the day an impaired driver killed my dad.  I miss him so much.

 

 

 

 

Email template and all materials to:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com
Subject line:  IMPAIRED DRIVING

 

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05
Sep

REALITY TV COMPETITION CASTING- LIFETIME

REALITY TV COMPETITION CASTING!!

Project:  Competition for potential reality series documenting Stage Mothers

Client:  Lifetime

Shoot Location:  New York, NY

Shoot Date:  Pending Network Approval

Rate:  Pending Network Approval

 

SEEKING NATIONWIDE SUBMISSIONS FOR:

[REAL STAGE MOTHERS]
Females, ages 25 to 60, all ethnicities, from traditional and non-traditional families with their own story to share with viewers about living the life of a Stage Parent.

We’re looking for the next big Lifetime star.  BIG PERSONALITIES with strong opinions, no-nonsense, innovative, supportive parents who are fierce and smart.  We want this cast to mobilize and set a precedence for reality TV’s future- passionate people, real talent and a real intelligence.

Our director’s vision:

“ …is more “documentary” but of course informative, yet entertaining.  I don’t like drama and negativity however, loud, sassy, BIG, BOLD, no nonsense characters are wanted by most networks.  I personally feel I can create a quality TV show that showcases people as their true selves, because we all have stories and are all interesting in our own way”

To be considered, please submit completed template, attached jpegs of pics and recent selfies and an audition video.  Email to:  contact@wearebreakthrough.com

 TEMPLATE

1.  Name:

2.  Cell #:

3.  Email:

4.  City Based:

 

PICTURES

-Attach jpeg of recent selfie clearly showing your face and hair length

-Attach jpegs of CURRENT pics

 

VIDEO AUDITION

Create a video (smart phone is fine just record horizontally) using the questions below as a guideline.  Be creative and have fun!  Showcase your kid(s) as well, then upload it to youtube or vimeo and make it password protected.  Please make sure to include the password in your submission.

-include youtube or vimeo link with password

-downloads will not be accepted

 

QUESTIONS

We want to get to know you, the more transparent you can be the better.  Talk to us.  These questions are only a general guideline.  Please be as descriptive as possible when talking about yourself, your child and your experiences.  What’s important is that we get the sense of your unique personality so speak freely and have fun!

  1. Tell us about yourself
  • What is your current occupation?
  • What are your passions?
  • What were your past dreams?   Did they come to fruition?  What life events happened that brought you to the present?
  • What is on your bucket list of things to do?
  • Besides your child performer, are there other reasons why became involved with this industry?

2.  Tell us about your child performer

  • At what age did you recognize the passion to perform?
  • What are the natural and learned performing skills?
  • Describe the kind of training involved
  • How talented do you feel your child is compared to other children his or her age?
  • How do you balance your child’s passion for performing with learning all other facets of life building skills?

3.  Describe a day in your life when going out for your child’s big audition.

  • How do you prepare yourself?  What do you say to your child to help prepare them?
  • How do you handle your child’s stress/nervousness (if any) during and after the audition?
  • Instruct the viewer on the trials and pitfalls as well as how to deal with success and progress in your child’s career.
  • What kind of stage parent/manager do you think you are?  How good at it are you?

4.  What wisdom can you share with other Stage Parents?

  • What do you wish someone had told you before you and your child embarked on this journey?
  • Explain any trials and pitfalls you’ve experienced with your child’s career
  • Explain how you deal with success and progress in your child’s career

 

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