Tag: Voice-Over Castings

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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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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23
Nov

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Voice-Over Animated Series – “BASH-UP BAM”

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

 

PROJECT:  Non-Union Voice-Over Animated Series, BASH-UP-BAM

DIRECTOR:  True Jackson

PRODUCER:  Carlos Garcia

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Adolescent Content

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

RECORDING DATE:  December 2015

LOCATION:  Remote recording

USAGE:  Director’s Reel and Web (AdolescentTV- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0uerDuP0yJ1uFzvCvq-M7g)

RATE:  $25 + credit+ copy

 

SYNOPSIS:

“Bash-up-Bam” is a story of Kad, a 14-year-old student who is taken care of by his babysitter as his mother is away. Kad has two close friends, Luna, who plays at the arcade with him in the mornings, and Greg. Kad’s mediocre life changes when a new transfer teacher, named Mr. P gives him a 20-paragraph essay that he must complete in three days using a custom-made pencil that writes in red. He also ends up pitting Kad against the other students in his class. The students try to take the pencil from Kad, but Kad is able to fend them off using makeshift fighting skills that he developed from playing arcade games. Kad ultimately goes through a series of fights and battles in and out of school. He even ends up fighting Mr. P, the transfer teacher. By the end of the story, Kad learns that some things are worth fighting for and nothing good comes out of giving up.

 

ABOUT ADOLESCENT:

Adolescent, helmed by Creative Director Ramaa Mosley and Executive Producer Hope Farley is a production collective dedicated to the representation and mentorship of directors aged 13-27 years old for commercials, music videos and social media content. Many of the directors represented by Adolescent are accomplished professional photographers with published work, gallery and museum shows. Others are exceptional filmmakers in film programs across the country. A few were discovered outside of any program and are creative visionaries, shooting and posting their work on social media sites. All have a strong point of view that speaks directly to youth culture. Adolescent’s function is to harness and cultivate each young director’s natural visual and story telling gift and to connect them with advertising agencies and brands looking for a unique and youthful voice for a wide range of projects.

 

SEEKING:

Voice-over actors who can embody the following characters, sound like real people in their real environments while bringing out the essence of the teenage experience and making it identifiable for others.

 

[KAD]

Kad is a 14 year-old average kid who is a little unsure of himself.  He’s smart but kind of lazy in the beginning of the series.  He also gets into trouble very easily and doesn’t have many friends except for his close friends, Greg and Luna.  Key descriptions:  lazy, sleepy, awkward and unsure of himself but evolves at the end of the series.  Voice reference is the main kid in this trailer but sounding 3 years older:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doSJxiYp9yo

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[MR. P]

Mr. P. is a middle-aged, strict disciplinarian who works as an Algebra teacher.  He speaks with a calm voice and believes he is very powerful.  With a boot camp like mentality and a “stick up his butt”, he always has to win and be the leader of the group.  It’s his way or no way at all. His voice should sound sharp.  This man is far from low key.  Voice reference is Robert De Niro in The Intern or Silver Linings Playbook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-DEy3mylCs

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[GREG]

Greg is a playful character and a little bit older than Kad.  He is very humorous but can be serious and mature when he needs to be.  He is very energetic, athletic and maintains a positive attitude.  Voice reference is a realistic 14 year old teenage boy but older than Kad.  Key descriptions are confident, organized, always has a plan and always knows his next moves.  

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[LUNA]

Luna is a friend of Kad’s who is quiet and conservative.  She doesn’t really care about a lot of things but tries to be friendly and social.  Luna makes sure she has straight A’s yet doesn’t want to stand out.  She’s the kind of girl who always follows the rules and does what her parents tell her to do. Voice reference is a realistic 15 year old teenage girl, higher in pitch than Kad, like a girl “matter of fact”.

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[HOMELESS MAN]

He is an old, wise man who believes in helping others achieve greatness.  His voice sounds VERY old, mysterious yet remains strong, clear, calm, wise. 

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[B. BOY]

B. Boy is a very mature boy who is a confident leader.  He speaks with a strong deep voice and he doesn’t sugar coat things.  B.Boy is very respectable and tries to make the most of what he has.  Voice reference is one of a realistic voice teenager who is sure of himself, not book smart but street smart, when his fathers not home, B. Boy can not only take care of himself but takes care of everyone as well and sounds  like Shameik Moore:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDTOWiHVvsh

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TO SUBMIT, SEND IN PART A AND PART B:

A)  COMPLETE INFO

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

B)  SUBMIT AUDIO AUDITION (SEE AUDITION COPY BELOW)

  1. Give us 2 different reads of the audition copy (below).
  2. Upload to soundcloud.com and send separate links for each read.
  3. Deadline to submit is 9am, Tuesday 12/1/15.

 

EMAIL:

contact@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:

BUB/role name

 

 

 

 

AUDITION COPY:

[KAD]

KAD (Thoughts)
That there is the bully bounty.
The nerdy LARP kids get bullied all the time so they pay the bully bounty to protect them from bullies, especially the ones that smash their heads into lockers.  The bully bounty uses a martial art way above my makeshift fighting. I would not want to fight him.

[MR. P]

MR. P
Listen here, Kad Dayton. Forget your detention, You have 3 days to give me a well-written 20 paragraph essay on why I’m “all that.” Failure to do so will result in an automatic “F”.

(KAD, with his hands behind his head, rolls his eyes and chuckles.  MR. P angrily walks over to his desk, picks up made pencil, and slams it on KAD’s desk.)

MR. P
You are required to use and write every letter of this essay with this custom-made pencil that writes in red.  You won’t be erasing the mistakes you’ve made.  If you do not use this pencil for your essay, you will get an “F”.  If you lose this pencil, you will get an “F”.  If you do not bring this pencil to school everyday, you will get an “F”.

KAD

Is… this a joke?

UNKNOWN (student in class)

Naaah…. tin man here is the joke!

The students in the class laugh. Mr.P begins to chuckle.

MR.P
(projects his voice to all of class)

You guys think this is funny, huh?  If somehow Kad completes the assignment in time, everyone else in this class will receive an “F”.  If he does not complete the assignment in time, or fails to follow any of my instructions, he will receive an “F”…everyone else will get an “A”.


[GREG]

(KAD walks in the hallway. Greg comes up from behind him.)GREG
Hey, man!

KAD
Hey.

GREG
Dude, guess what? Since it was the first day, my teacher brought his Wii, and we played smash for the WHOLE class!

KAD
You know what happened in my class, man?

(KAD is interrupted by an incident of a kid being bullied by another kid.)

GREG
Hey, isn’t that Moby?

KAD
Yeah, that’s him.

GREG
Crap!


[LUNA]

KAD
The man said these were magic beans. They might bring good luck…

LUNA
You’re so superstitious.

(KAD gestures toward the arcade game.)

KAD
Make it 2p. Also can I copy your homework for science? I didn’t feel like doing it.

(KAD and LUNA start a fighting match on the arcade.)

LUNA
You’re so lazy. You always leech off of me like this…

(KAD moans)

LUNA
Fine, but your gonna fail the science test.

(KAD focuses on the arcade game.)

LUNA
Also, we have a new transfer teacher. You and I have him…. third period.


[HOMELESS MAN]

We FADE IN to a sleeping homeless man. KAD comes across the homeless man on his skateboard, reaches into his lunch box and rolls an orange toward the HOMELESS MAN. KAD begins to skate away.  

HOMELESS MAN
Here

KAD
Uhhh, it’s okay. I’m good.

HOMELESS MAN
Take it.

KAD
What’s inside?

(KAD opens the pouch to find two beans inside.)

HOMELESS MAN
Beans. Magic beans.


[B. BOY]

(Three boys enter the bathroom.)

KAD
Why are you guys all coming in at the same time, like a pack a girls…

B. BOY
Kad, give me the pencil.

KAD
Are you guys really taking that new transfer teacher seriously? Come on now!

B. BOY
You know I’m serious.


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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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15
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union Voice-Over PSA, “Surprise”

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

 

PROJECT:  Non-Union Voice-Over PSA, “Surprise” 

CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT DATE:  Tuesday 10/26/15

LOCATION:  Remote Recording

USAGE:  :30 TV, Radio, Web

RATE:  $600 full buyout, no agency fee

 

SEEKING:

 

[FEMALE VOICE]

Female, sounding 25-40, STRONG ACTORS with range:  upbeat and conversational, between bubbly and sultry with lots of character.  Remote applicants with professional home studio need apply.  

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (see A&B below)- DEADLINE 9 AM MONDAY, 10/19

 

A)  FILL OUT TEMPLATE

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

 

B)  SUBMIT AUDIO AUDITION 

  1. Give us 2 different reads of the audition copy (below).
  2. Upload to soundcloud.com and send separate links for each read.
  3. Deadline to submit is 9 AM Monday, 10/19

 

AUDITION COPY

“There are many different New Yorkers, that’s why there are many different Health Care options, with something for everyone…and signing up is so simple, you’d be surprised how easy and affordable it is! Visit ny state of health dot ny dot gov.”

 

EMAIL:

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:

VO PSA Surprise

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25
Mar
28
Feb

NON-UNION VOICE-OVER NARRATION

PROJECT:  NON-UNION VO NARRATION

RECORD DATE:  ASAP

LOCATION:  ALBANY (self-report) or Personal Home Studio

USAGE:  WEB

RATE:  $800 FULL BUYOUT

 

SEEKING:

[ADULT CHARACTER VOICE ACTORS]

Male, 25-45, STRONG ACTORS ADEPT AT COMEDY/IMPROV who can produce unique character voices for a 3-4  minute narration short animated piece featuring a cartoon wheel (see reference pic below).  Use image as well as copy to give us three variations of your best character voices suited for our cartoon wheel.  Send us your audition links as well as VO SAMPLES of your work (NO DOWNLOADS ACCEPTED).  We will consider remote applicants that have a professional VO set up who can deliver content via internet.

 

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Tire (sample#1)

Ps-s-s-t….Do you have what it takes?

No, not up there…down here!

Hey, you look familiar…do I know you? No?

Well that’s the most important question you’ll need to answer with us.

And that’s proving your identity! So bringing the right documents

with you is super important.

In fact, that’s why they created me in the first place. To remind

YOU to have the right paperwork in hand before walking in that

door.

 

Tire (sample#2)

Alright…now that you know what documents you need, I gotta

split. Well not literally…look at me; I have less than 3,000 miles

of tread ware… I mean I gotta go… But before I do here’s one

last don’t forget.

Don’t forget that a lot of  this info can be completed online,

using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

You can even schedule your next appointment…how great is

that?!

 

FILL OUT REQUIRED TEMPLATE:

1.  NAME

2.  CELL

3.  EMAIL

4.  AGENCY

5.  LINKS TO AUDITION COPY AND VO SAMPLES (NO DOWNLOADS ACCEPTED)

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  VO Narration

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17
Oct
08
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- HUDSON VALLEY, NON-UNION LOCAL COMMERCIAL & VOICE-OVER CASTING!!!

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- HUDSON VALLEY

NON-UNION LOCAL COMMERCIAL & VOICE-OVER CASTING!!!

 

Project: Non-Union Local Commercial & VO spot
Client: Car Dealership
Shoot Date: week of 10/20/14
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY (local hire only/ self-report/ no travel pay)
Usage: Regional broadcast, print & web (full buyout)
Rate: $400/ half day, paid on set (on-camera)
$200/ up to 2 hours, paid on set (voice-over)

 

SEEKING:

[CAR BUYER]
Males, 30-45 years, any ethnicity, with large frame, out of shape “real” body types to play consumer pretending to be a football player. Character looks a big plus, STRONG ACTORS only. LINKS MANDATORY.

[VO SPORTSCASTER]
Male, sounding mid 20s to 50s, aggressive, high-energy yet fully rounded pro sports announcers and color commentators. LINKS MANDATORY.

 

FILL OUT TEMPLATE:

1)  NAME:

2)  CELL#:

3)  EMAIL:

4)  CITY BASED:

5)  VITAL STATS:

6)  DO YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS CASTING?:

7)  ON-CAMERA LINKS TO WORK:

8)  VOICE-OVER LINKS TO WORK:

9)  ATTACH JPEG OF SELFIE (taken within the past 2 days and clearly showing face and hair length)

10)  PROFILE LINKS:

-OR-

10a)  ATTACH JPEG OF HEADSHOTS

10b)  ATTACH PDF OF RESUME

 

EMAIL:  Johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  CAR DEALER (specify role(s))

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