Tag: Television PSA Casting

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

m-logo-96

14
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: NON-UNION TV PSA, “Surprise”

*Direct booking from self-tape and required materials (see submission instructions below)

*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – 5 PM Wednesday 10/21/15

*MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

PROJECT:  Non-Union TV PSA- “Surprise” 

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:  Tuesday 10/27/15

LOCATION: Albany, NY

USAGE:  Broadcast, Web, Print

RATE:  $600/8 hrs, full buyout, no agency fee, must self-report, no travel pay *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

SEEKING:

 

[SENIOR CITIZEN]

Male, African American, 55 and up, character faces.  Non-speaking role, must be able to genuinely express the idea of being “Surprised”.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

[MALES & FEMALES]

25-35 years, Caucasian, African American, Asian, Hispanic and Latino.  Non-speaking roles, must be able to genuinely express the idea of being “Surprised”.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

[HISPANIC/LATINO MOM]

Female, 35-40, Hispanic, Latino, real families encouraged.  Non-speaking role, must be able to genuinely express the idea of being “Surprised”.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

[HISPANIC/LATINO DAD]

Male, 35-40, Hispanic, Latino, real families encouraged.  Non-speaking role, must be able to genuinely express the idea of being “Surprised”.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

[HISPANIC/LATINO KIDS]

Male and Females, 6-12 years, real families encouraged.  Non-speaking roles, must be able to genuinely express the idea of being “Surprised”.  Must have current child performer permit.  *MUST SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY, NY FOR AN 8 AM CALL TIME.  (PARENT/GUARDIAN DRIVERS PREFERRED)

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION –5 PM Wednesday 10/21/15)

 

A)  COMPLETE AND SUBMIT REQUIRED INFO:

  1. name/email/cell/city based
  2. age and date of birth (minors only)
  3. will you self-report to ALBANY, NY by car?
  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. full URLs of your media links (reels/monologues)
  11. Kids can create a personality clip (less than 2 mins.) and upload to Vimeo (preferred and can be password protected- make sure to provide password) or YouTube (not password protected) only

B)  SUBMIT VIDEO AUDITION 

  1. Give us 3 different variations of GENUINE “Surprise”, all in one link (DEADLINE TO SUBMIT– 5 PM Wednesday 10/21/15).  HAVE FUN!!!
  2. Upload to Vimeo (preferred and password protected) or YouTube (not password protected) ONLY, other formats will not be accepted.
  3. Send link and password (if applicable) with filled out template above.

 

EMAIL:

dana@wearebreakthrough.com  (MALES only)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com  (FEMALES and HISPANIC FAMILY only)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

Surprise PSA

m-logo-96

 

11
Sep

Congratulations to Besanya S. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease..Stop the Stigma

Congratulations to Besanya S. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease…Stop the Stigma. We know you’ll make BreakThrough proud!

 

46194044286230.J7YPO5XDHJlsvi3RWqlD_height640

 

m-logo-96

 

 

 

 

11
Sep

Congratulations to Akono D. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease…Stop the Stigma

Congratulations to Akono D. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease…Stop the Stigma. We know you’ll make BreakThrough proud!

 

46301617796692.GAn2Mo7GE76L7dlKB80Z_height640

 

m-logo-96

11
Sep

Congratulations to Angie T. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease…Stop the Stigma

Congratulations to Angie T. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease…Stop the Stigma. We know you’ll make BreakThrough proud!

 

46371748810702.MUMRtOx5jW4PfGBhQX7d_height640

 

m-logo-96

11
Sep

Congratulations to Ethan B. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease…Stop the Stigma

Congratulations to Ethan B. on booking the PSA- Addiction is a Disease…Stop the Stigma. We know you’ll make BreakThrough proud!

 

46301617796819.E4p8CIgBTITvKgKTOzlR_height640

 

m-logo-96

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

 

m-logo-96