Tag: New York State Media Services Center

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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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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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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20
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union PSA, GIFTING RESPONSIBLY

*Direct booking from headshots, media links and personality clips (minors only)

*Scroll to bottom of page for submission instructions

*DEADLINE IS 9AM Monday, 10/26/15

 

PROJECT:  Non-Union PSA, GIFTING RESPONSIBLY

CLIENT:  New York State Gaming Association

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:  November 10th (tentative)

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (self-reporting drivers preferred, no travel pay)

USAGE:  TV & Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $600/8 Adults; $400/8 Kids (as NYS Child Performer Labor Laws permit), no agency fee

 

SEEKING:

 

[MOM]

Female, mid 30s, all ethnicities, ethnically ambiguous a huge plus, STRONG ACTORS; looking for “citizens of the world”(individuals that together, look as though they belong to the same family).  These are non-speaking roles but because we’re recreating the joy of the holiday season,  we still require excellent acting skills.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.

 

[DAD]

Male, mid 30s, all ethnicities, ethnically ambiguous a huge plus, STRONG ACTORS; looking for “citizens of the world”(individuals that together, look as though they belong to the same family).  These are non-speaking roles but because we’re recreating the joy of the holiday season,  we still require excellent acting skills.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.

 

[KIDS]

Girls and Boys, 6-8 years,all ethnicities, ethnically ambiguous a huge plus, STRONG ACTORS; looking for “citizens of the world”(individuals that together, look as though they belong to the same family).   These are non-speaking roles but because we’re recreating the joy of the holiday season,  we still require excellent acting skills.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (PARENT/GUARDIAN DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

[GRANDMOTHER]

Female, 60s, all ethnicities, ethnically ambiguous a huge plus, STRONG ACTORS; looking for “citizens of the world”; (individuals that together, look as though they belong to the same family).  These are non-speaking roles but because we’re recreating the joy of the holiday season,  we still require excellent acting skills.   *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – 9 AM Monday 10/26/15)

 

A)  COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REQUIRED INFO:

  1. name/email/cell/city based
  2. age and date of birth (minors only)
  3. do you own a car to self-report to ALBANY, NY?
  4. current vital stats (height/weight/hair & eye color)
  5. agency/agent name/email/cell (if available)
  6. all profile links (Actors Access, Backstage, Casting Networks, Website, etc) 
  7. jpeg of CURRENT headshot/pics 
  8. pdf of UPDATED resume
  9. jpeg of CURRENT selfie to be submitted to client (MANDATORY-shoot from shoulders up clearly showing face and hair length, without photo effects and filters)
  10. Adults- provide full URLs of your media links (reels/monologues).  
  11. Kids- submit a personality clip if professional media links are not available.   Personality clip should be no longer than 2 mins, uploaded to Vimeo (preferred and can be password protected- make sure to provide password) or YouTube (not password protected), with full URLs sent to us.  No other formats will be accepted.

 

EMAIL:

dana@wearebreakthrough.com  (MALES only)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com  (FEMALES only)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

Gifting PSA

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