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16
May

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – BUFFALO, NY: SAG Feature, CROWN VIC (NY Principals- MALES)

*Deadline to submit required info is 5pm MONDAY, 5/28/18

*Submission instructions found at bottom of page

*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered

 

CROWN VIC

SAG Low Budget Feature

Director:  Joel Souza

Producers:  Anjul Nigam, Alec Baldwin, Gregg Bello

Writer:  Joel Souza

Production:  Crown Vic Productions

NY Casting Director:  BreakThrough Casting

NYC Auditions:  Self-Tape Only (see submission instructions and deadline below)

Buffalo Auditions:  dates TBD

Callbacks:  TBD

Shoot Dates:  June 18th – July 16th, 2018

Shoot Location:  Buffalo, NY

Rate:  SAG scale

 

CAST:
THOMAS JANE- Ray Mandel
LUKE KLEINTANK- Nick Holland

 

SYNOPSIS:

CROWN VIC takes us on one memorable night in the life of veteran patrol officer Ray Mandel (Thomas Jane) and his trainee, ambitious young cop Nick Holland (Luke Kleintank) in the LAPD’s Olympic Division. With two cop killers on the loose and hunting for more targets, Mandel and Holland must contend with a city about to boil over, as well as Jack VanZandt, an unhinged rogue cop out for payback running wild in their patrol zone. As the night wears on, Mandel finds himself in a desperate race against the clock to find a missing girl as he and Holland prowl the dangerous streets of L.A. in their patrol car, protected by only a few thin sheets of metal and glass…

 

PRODUCER IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE CASTING.  SUBMISSIONS FOR NON-DESCRIPT ROLES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ALL PERFORMERS, REGARDLESS OF AGE, SEX, ETHNICITY, DISABILITY, RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW, SUBJECT TO LEGITIMATE CASTING OBJECTIVES.

 

SEEKING:

[DEANDRE]

(Male, early 20s, African American) Emaciated, driver of a mobile drug lab, DeAndre’s a small-time hood and destined to be one for life … SUPPORTING

(click to download DEANDRE SIDES)

[WHEELMAN / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, 30s-40s, Caucasian) A sociopathic nihilist, born to lose wannabe militia type.  He lights the match because he likes the smoke, a drone on dead stick destined for prison or the morgue and doesn’t care which, as long as he takes down as many people as he can on the way.  Stunt work includes tackling, wrestling and being roughly bent over over the hood of squad car… SUPPORTING

(click to download  WHEELMAN SIDES)

[PASSENGER AKA EDDIE BENELLI]

(Male, 30s-40s, Caucasian] Quiet. A stone killer. Born to lose wannabe militia type.  A blunt instrument built to do violence… SUPPORTING

(click to download PASSENGER / EDDIE IMPROV)

 

[FLOYD / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, 30s-40s, Caucasian/African American) Floyd is a sinister parasite,  a low-level hustler and drug dealer, a cancer in the life of Tracy.  PIERCINGS AND TATTOOS A HUGE PLUS. THIS ROLE REQUIRES PARTIAL NUDITY:  only side and rear view body parts will be exposed during full cavity search.  Physical action of search is IMPLIED AND UNSEEN. Stunt work involves being beaten by policeman and falling to the ground… SUPPORTING

(click to download FLOYD SIDES))

[RONDELLE]

(Male, 20s-30s, African American) A murder suspect Ray and Nick spend part of their shift looking for, Rondelle is congenitally laid back, nothing seems to faze him. Not even the concept of a long stretch in prison … DAY PLAYER

(click to download  RONDELLE SIDES)

[LESTER / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, 40’s, all ethnicities) Long suffering husband of the schizophrenic Claire, Lester’s a physically imposing construction worker who winds up in a physical confrontation with Nick and Ray. Stunt work involves being tackled and wrestling with police officers, simulated head-butting flailing body inside squad car) … DAY PLAYER

(click to download LESTER SIDES)

[WATTS / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, 20s-30s, Caucasian) Runs a house where they cook up “stim”, a drug new to L.A., and personalizes it with his own label. Watts is a predator in every sense of the word, and has been using Tracy’s daughter to mule drugs and worse. BEARD, LONG HAIR ALA GREG ALLMAN, TATTOOS A HUGE PLUS. Must be comfortable being shirtless.  Stunt work involves falling to the ground… DAY PLAYER

(click to download WATTS SIDES)

[BANGER / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, late teens- early 20s, Hispanic/Asian/African American) Boyle Heights gangbanger who runs afoul of Ray and Nick, a street soldier as hard as concrete. Stunt work involves running down alley as car follows behind and being roughly bent over hood of police car…DAY PLAYER

(click to download BANGER SIDES)

[PROWLER / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, 30s-40s, all ethnicities) Low rent smash and grab crook. The kind that goes in without a plan, and comes out in the back of a squad car. Stunt work involves jumping over a fence, running, bouncing hands off squad car hood and being bent roughly over hood of squad car)… DAY PLAYER

(click to download PROWLER SIDES)

[IPHONE GUY / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, late 20s- early 30s, all ethnicities) An instigator, an armchair lawyer whose mouth gets him in trouble.  Stunt work involves getting kicked by policeman…DAY PLAYER

(click to download IPHONE GUY SIDES)

[ROLLIN 20 BANGER 1 & 2 / STUNT PERFORMERS]

(Male, 20s, African American) Crip wannabes who’d tell you they’ll step to anyone, but in reality will turn tail and run if anything hits the fan. Stunt work involves running through convenience store, colliding with racks, jumping up onto car while running, then jumping down from it, long foot chase, possible jump from height of 8 to 10 feet, being hit by car and falling into street… DAY PLAYER

(click to download ROLLIN BANGER 1 & 2 IMPROV and ROLLIN BANGER 1 & 2 SCRIPT REFERENCE ONLY)

[JUNKIE / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, 20s, all ethnicities) A meth junkie that’ll never live to see 30, he’s on the run from the unstable Jack.  Stunt work involves simulated beating with fists, police nightstick, being kicked, repeatedly falling to ground, being dragged by arm and/or leg, being lifted and roughly placed across hood of squad car, being picked up by two cops by wrists and ankles and put into back of squad car…DAY PLAYER

(click to download JUNKIE IMPROV)

[SUSPECT / STUNT PERFORMER]

(Male, 20s-30s, Caucasian) Wild punk in the back of Koski’s squad car.  PIERCINGS AND TATTOOS A HUGE PLUS. Stunt work includes violently slamming yourself around in back of squad car…DAY PLAYER

(click to download SUSPECT IMPROV)

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Deadline to submit required info is 5pm MONDAY, 5/28/18

*Email ALL required info below.  Submissions missing any info and self-tape will not be considered.

  1. name / email / cell / location base
  2. union status
  3. agency with full contact info (if applicable)
  4. current height /weight /age (age for minors only)
  5. attach jpegs of current headshots & pdfs of updated resumes
  6. include links to acting reels/clips- MANDATORY
  7. attach self-tape or provide self-tape link (see roles)

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com 

SUBJECT LINE:  Crown Vic/specify role(s)

 

 

19
Apr

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – CT NON-UNION Bob’s Discount Furniture :30 Spot

*RUSH CASTING, SUBMIT ASAP!!!

*SELF-TAPE ONLY.  Direct Booking from self-tape, reels, headshot, resume.

*Deadline to submit self-tape AND required materials (see below):  11am Sun., 4/22/18

*Submissions missing any info will NOT be accepted. 

*Scroll down for submission instructions 1 & 2 below.

 

NON-UNION :30 SPOT

CLIENT: Bob’s Discount Furniture

PRODUCER: Jim Nikodemski

CASTING DIRECTOR: BreakThrough Casting

LOCATION: Manchester, CT (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

DATE: 5/2/18 OR 5/3/18 TBD

USAGE: FULL BUYOUT

RATE: $1,000/8 hrs + 10% Agency Fee if applicable + $250. travel stipend + meal + copy

SEEKING:

[TATTOO ARTIST]

Female, any age or ethnicity. Should read like a real tattoo artist, pulled straight from the shop — a little gritty would be good. MUST HAVE REAL TATTOOS (IN PUBLIC DOMAIN).  Visible tattoos on arms and neck a plus!   LEAD, MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO Manchester, CT (no exceptions). 

[FACTORY OWNER]

Male, 40+, Hispanic or African American. Average look and build, but  should have strong arms. Not full on bodybuilder, but a bit imposing to arm wrestle. LEAD, MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO Manchester, CT (no exceptions). 

*SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 1:  REQUIRED MATERIALS FOR BOTH ROLES

  1. email and attach commercial headshot, resume and self-tape (instructions below)
  2. include links to reels/clips in the body of email (please no MP4s)
  3. include current height, weight and location base in the body of email

*SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS 2:  SELF-TAPE

    1.  slate, state current height/weight, location base AND confirm that you can self-report to Manchester, Connecticut
    2. zoom out for full body shots with full body profiles, zoom in and shoot from torso up to deliver copy (clearly showing face and hair length).
    3. MANDATORY! TATTOO ARTIST Please shoot your tattoos CLOSE UP so they can be seen clearly.
    4. AUDITION COPY – TATTOO ARTIST: Please say the following line (in bold below) three (3) times, with a different read each time. Director’s Note: The line should be said sternly, the way you would while in the middle of tattooing someone “Don’t move.”
    5. AUDITION COPY – FACTORY OWNER: Please say the following line (in bold below) three (3) times, with a different read each time.  Please note that you are arm wrestling with “Bob” who is trying to convince you to lower your prices. Director’s Note: Relenting — you’ve been holding out on this deal for a long time, but Bob finally pressured you into it. This should be earnest, but not over-done.“Ok, ok, $799 for the whole shebang! Whatever you want!”
SELF-TAPE TIPS
1. Appear camera ready (TATTOO ARTIST rock and roll/cool, FACTORY OWNER Business Casual/Polo/No long sleeves)
2. Make sure you are well lit, in focus without background noise.
3. Camera should be direct at eye level with body framed right below shoulders to top of head. We want to see your facial expressions, TATTOO ARTIST’s tats and FACTORY OWNER’s arm.

 

*EMAIL REQUIRED MATERIALS AND SELF-TAPE BEFORE 11 AM SUNDAY, 4/22/18.

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Bob’s Discount

23
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY, NY: RUSH OPEN CALL, LOVE COMES LATER- Tomorrow 10/24!!!!

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY, NY:  RUSH Open Call, LOVE COMES LATER- Tomorrow 10/24!!!!

 

(other audition locations TBA soon…)
 
*Rush open call for union and non-union talent
*Sides will be provided at the audition, arrive extremely casual, no makeup, the more unkempt your appearance, the better 
*Seeking strong character faces that capture the qualities of worn, weathered, broken and displaced.  
*Please carefully review character breakdown below.
*AUTHENTIC TALENT WITH LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
 
 
LOVE COMES LATER
Feature Film
SAG-AFTRA Modified Low Budget Diversity
 
WRITER/DIRECTOR:  Sonejuhi Sinha
PRODUCERS:  Edward Parks and Charlotte Rabate
LOCAL PRINCIPAL CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
AUDITION DATE:  TUESDAY (tomorrow), 10/24/17
AUDITION TIME:  10:30am- 3:30pm
AUDITION LOCATION:  Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY 12207
CALLBACK LOCATION:  Poughkeepsie, NY
SHOOT DATES:  starts 11/16/17 (22 days)
SHOOT LOCATION:  Poughkeepsie, NY (LOCAL HIRE ONLY)
RATE:  $335/8 hours + fringes + credit (Non-Union talent will receive Taft-Hartleys)

 

Written and directed by Sonejuhi Sinha, LOVE COMES LATER, the short film, was one of ten short films chosen in official competition at Semaine De La CriRque at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and screened at over 70 festivals around the world.  https://youtu.be/HYtQiKVYaqk
 
SYNOPSIS: 
Love Comes Later is a subversive crime, thriller with some pulp undertones. A young woman comes to America to start over again. She is forced to steal in order to get her personal belongings back but one petty theft spirals into the next – setting off a domino of violent events, ultimately causing her downfall.
 
SEEKING:
Union and Non-Union talent. DIRECTOR IS GIVING PRIORITY TO AUTHENTIC, LOCAL TALENT WHO ARE A PERFECT FIT FOR THESE ROLES.
 
[BETTY]
Female, 60’s, Caucasian, overweight, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Motel maid, she’s a not-entirely-there resident of the motel who chats with Riz and Dallas in several scenes…5 scenes, 1 speech, 10 lines
 
[PEACHES]
Female, 30’s, African American, overweight, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. She’s a prostitute who buys drugs from Jimmy and also sleeps around with him. At the end, she’s caught in bed with Jimmy when he gets shot, and helps him deal with his injury. This role requires semi-nudity (wearing brassiere and panties) while performing a simulated sex under a blanket…5 scenes, 10 lines
 
[SANDY]
Male, 20s-30s, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS.. any ethnicity. A transvestite prostitute at the motel room party that Riz and Dallas attend…2 scenes, 2 lines
 
[DOREEN]
Female, 60’s, Caucasian, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. A waitress at the seedy diner, unsmiling, look of despair, she serves Dallas and Riz when they go to the restaurant she works. Later she appears in a hallucination of Riz’s…2 scenes, 2 lines
 
[PROSTITUTE]
Female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Riz and Dallas run into her when they are trying to get rid of Sal’s body. She may or may not know their secret. Later Riz catches Floyd talking to her from afar…2 scenes, 1 line
 
[MIKEY]
Male, 40s-50s, African American, REAL POLICERS OFFICER A HUGE PLUS. A cop who is called in by Una to investigate after she’s robbed by Riz and Dallas…1 scene, 1 line
 
[KID 1]
Girl, 8 yrs old, Caucasian, ethnically ambiguous. Riz runs into a group of kids playing a game in the motel hallway and one includes her in their game…2 scenes, 1 line
 
[ANGEL]
Male, 40’s, Hispanic, laborer, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. Close friend to Manuel, possible Karaoke singing, gets taken away by immigration officers…5 scenes.
 
[MANUEL]
Male, 40’s, Hispanic, laborer, STRONG CHARACTER FACES THAT CAPTURE THE QUALITIES OF WORN, WEATHERED, BROKEN, DISPLACED- A HUGE PLUS. He makes out with Una, close friend to Angel, possible Karaoke singing involved…3 scenes

17
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – NYS CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union PSA “Text HOPENY”

*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  11am Monday, 8/21/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered.  Please see self-tape instructions below.

NON-UNION PSA

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission
PROJECT:  NYS Gaming Commission- Text HOPENY
DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
DATE:  Wednesday, 9/6/17
USAGE:  1 yr Broadcast/Radio/Web -NYS ONLY
RATE:  See roles below

SYNOPSIS:  PSA to encourage those with a gambling addiction or those who know someone with a gambling addiction, to utilize HOPENY.

SEEKING:

[YOUNG MAN – ENGLISH]
Caucasian, Male, late 20s-early 30s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright.
MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN – ENGLISH]
Asian, Female, mid 40s-early 50s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright.
MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[YOUNG MAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Male, late 20s-early 30s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Female, mid 40s-early 50s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $450/4 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[BILINGUAL WOMAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Female, mid 30s.  STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $750/8 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

[BILINGUAL OLDER MAN – SPANISH/ENGLISH]
All Ethnicities, Male, late 50s, with Grey Hair. STRONG ACTOR, sincere and forthright, MUST SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH AND ENGLISH.  MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY (no exceptions).
Rate: $750/8 hrs + 10% agency fee  + $100 travel stipend + copy

 

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS: (Deadline to submit 11am Monday, 8/21/17)

  1.  email talent and agency contact info (if applicable)
  2.  attach current headshot and resume (do not send links)
  3.  include links to acting/commercial reels
  4.  attach self-tape (see instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

  1.  state name/agency (if applicable) or self-represented
  2.  state current height/weight/location base (MANDATORY)
  3.  state, “I confirm that I can self-report BY CAR to Albany, NY”
  4.  zoom out full body & profiles
  5.  zoom in headshot (chest to top of head) and perform MEMORIZED audition copy LOOKING INTO CAMERA (see below)

AUDITION COPY:

* Please note, roles YOUNG MAN and MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN to read English Copy only.  All other roles to read BOTH English AND Spanish copy.

English Copy:

“Lately I find myself gambling more than I can afford,”

(Pause)

“and when I’m not actually gambling,”

(Pause)

“It’s all I think about.”

(Pause)

“I have an addiction.”

(Pause)                                          

“I need help.”

(Pause)

“Most of all …I need hope.”   

(Pause)

“Don’t give up.”

(Pause)

“Give yourself a new chance.”

Spanish Copy:

“Últimamente, juego más de lo que me puedo permitir y, cuando no estoy jugando, estoy pensando en el juego.

Tengo una adicción.

Necesito ayuda.

Lo que más necesito es esperanza.

No se rinda. Dese una nueva oportunidad.”

 

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE: HOPENY ON-CAMERA PSA

17
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – NY CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union PSA (Voice-Over) – Text HOPENY

*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  11am Monday, 8/21/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered.  Please see self-tape instructions below.

NON-UNION PSA (Voice-Over)

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission
PROJECT:  Text HOPENY (VO)
DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Remote Recording
DATE:  Late August TBD
USAGE:  1 yr Broadcast/Radio/Web- NYS ONLY
RATE: $450 (2 tags English/ 2 tags Spanish) + 10% agency fee + copy

SYNOPSIS:  PSA to encourage those with a gambling addiction, or those who know someone with a gambling addiction, to utilize HOPENY.

SEEKING:

[PROFESSIONAL VO ACTOR- BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH]

Male or Female, 30s-50s.  Professional VO actor with range who can embody sincerity, honesty and encouragement.  Must be BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH.  Remote recording only, must own or have access to professional studio.
 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS- Deadline to submit 11am Monday, 8/21/17

1)  name/email/cell

2) agency contact (if applicable)

3)  headshot

4)  professional VO reels/audio files

5)  list pro equipment (MANDATORY)

6)  self-tape audition copy in both ENGLISH AND SPANISH (see below)

AUDITION COPY 

ENGLISH:

“The New York State HOPEline.  If you or someone you love has a gambling problem, contact us now. Send a text message to HOPYNY (467369)”

“The New York State HOPEline: Send a text message to HOPYNY (467369).  Hope is here. And we’re waiting for you.”

SPANISH:

“HOPELINE del Estado de Nueva York.  Si usted o alguno de sus seres queridos tiene un problema de juego, comuníquese con nosotros ahora mismo.”

“HOPELINE del Estado de Nueva York: envíe un mensaje de texto a HOPENY (467369). La esperanza está aquí y nosotros lo estamos esperando.”

 

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE: HOPENY PSA- VO

04
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – CT: Non-Union Short Video/Internet Only, Travelers Insurance

*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  before 10 AM Tuesday, August 8, 2017

*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered (SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW).

 

PROJECT:  Non-Union Short Video/Internet Only

CLIENT:  Travelers Insurance

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION DATE:  Direct Booking only from self-tape/headshot/reels

LOCATION:  Norwalk or Waterford, CT (MUST SELF-REPORT)

DATE:  Last week in August (TBD)

USAGE:  Non-Broadcast, Internet and Social Media Only  (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $1,200/8 hrs + 10% talent agency fee + $160.00 travel stipend + copy

SEEKING:

[INJURED MAN]

Male, 25-30, any ethnicity.  An injured man is collecting workers compensation…but everything is OK because he has Travelers insurance.  Talent will have a broken leg/cast.

 

EMAIL REQUIRED MATERIALS & SELF-TAPE (before 10 AM Tuesday, August 8, 2017):

  1.   name/cell/email/agency info (if applicable)
  2.   current height/weight AND location base
  3.   current headshots/pics
  4.   updated resume
  5.   acting & commercial reels/clips (MANDATORY)
  6.   MANDATORY self-tape (see below):

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  (shoot vertically on devices against simple background, make sure you are well lit and there is no background noise)

  1.   dress is polished casual
  2.   state name & agency (if applicable), state current height & weight, state location base
  3.   state on camera, “I CONFIRM THAT I CAN SELF-REPORT TO NORWALK/WATERFORD, CT” (mandatory)
  4.   state on camera, “I AM WILLING TO BE CLEAN SHAVEN”
  5.   zoom out full body & profiles; zoom headshot (shoulders top of head)
  6.   MANDATORY CLOSE-UP OF BARE FEET:  bottom AND top perspectives (see attached reference images below)
  7.   perform 3 different reads:  “Bon appetite, Petey” (HAVE FUN WITH THIS!)

 

Email:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

Subject line:  Travelers

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25
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- Saratoga, NY: Non-Union PSA, “NYS Parks Empire Pass”

*Deadline to submit self-tapes:  11:00am Monday, 7/31/17
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered.  Please see self-tape instructions below.

NON-UNION PSA

CLIENT:  NYS Parks
PROJECT:  “NYS PARKS- EMPIRE PASS” :30
DIRECTOR:  Joe Walsh
PRODUCER:  Natalia Briggs
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
LOCATION:  Saratoga Springs, NY (must self-report by car)
DATE:  Monday, 8/7/17  (RAIN DATE: Tuesday, 8/8/17)
USAGE:  Web & NY Broadcast Only (full buyout)
RATE:  See roles below

SYNOPSIS:  PSA demonstrating how easy it is to use the new NYS Empire Pass and enjoy a beautiful picnic at the park.

SEEKING:

[MOTHER]
Hispanic female, mid to late 30s (NON-SPEAKING)
Rate: $400/4 + 10% agency fee (1/2 day) No travel expense – MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR – Outdoor shoot

 

[FATHER]
Caucasian male, mid to late 30s (NON-SPEAKING)
Rate: $400/4 + 10% agency fee (1/2 day) No travel expense – MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR – Outdoor shoot

 

[BABYSITTER]
Caucasian female, late teens LEGAL 18 (NON-SPEAKING)
Rate: $550/8 + 10% agency fee (Full day) No travel expense – MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR – Outdoor shoot

 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

*Deadline to submit self-tapes- 11am Monday, 7/31/17
*Please read carefully and follow each step.  Any submissions missing info or self-tape will not be considered.

1)  name/email/cell/city located

2)  include current height/weight/agency info including contact/email/phone (if applicable)

3)  attach current commercial headshot/resume

4)  include media links to work (optional but a plus!)

5)  attach slate video (please record vertically on devices):

  • slate (state name, agency or self-represented, and city you are located in)
  • clearly state on camera, “I confirm that I can self-report by car to Saratoga State Park, Saratoga Springs , NY”
  • zoom out full body shot and full body profiles

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Empire Pass PSA

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22
Jun

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC & FL: SAG-AFTRA Student Film, ESTE NINO LINDO

*Email required info AND self-tape audition (see below for instructions)
*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*SUBMIT ASAP!!!

 

SAG-AFTRA STUDENT FILM

 

PROJECT NAME:  Este Nino Lindo
PRODUCER:  Mary McCune
DIRECTOR:  Christian Fernandez
WRITER:  Christian Fernandez
FILM SCHOOL:  Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema of Brooklyn College
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
SHOOT DATES:  8/16-8/26/17 (TBD)
LOCATION:  Key West, FL
AUDITION DATE:  Self-Tape
CALLBACKS:  TBD
RATE:  $125/*10 hrs + 20% agency fee + lodging + travel + meals + copy + credit
*work hours per Florida Child Labor Laws will be followed

 

LOG LINE:  After a man and his daughter escape Cuba on a makeshift raft, their lives and relationship are tested like never before.  STUDENT THESIS FILM written and directed by Christian Fernandez- http://www.christianjfernandez.com/film/

 

SEEKING:  

 

PLEASE NOTE – A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.

 

[MARCIEL] 

Male, 35-45 yrs, Hispanic/Latino, Cuban descent a BIG PLUS, MANDATORY bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish.  (NOTE:  A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.)

Marciel has lived a difficult life.  However hardened by his past, his eyes still reflect hope and that hope is captured by his love for his daughter.  She is all he has left in this world and will stop at nothing to ensure her a brighter future.  He is torn by his decision to set them on a perilous flight from Cuba aboard an unsteady raft to secure that future.   LEAD

 

[PERLA] 

Girl, 6-10 yrs (or younger looking 10+ yrs), Hispanic/Latina, Cuban descent a BIG PLUS, MANDATORY bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish.  (NOTE:  A considerable portion of filming will take place on the water in a raft.  All safety guidelines will be adhered to, however, talent must be comfortable in and on the water for this project.)

Perla is a young, imaginative, and intelligent little girl. She asks insightful questions and while she feels she understands her father, she misses seeing him happy.  The two of them drifting in a tenuous raft from Cuba, she finds that, while she trusts her father, she is frightened by how he is being shaped by their treacherous journey. She doesn’t recognize him and she doesn’t understand why.  LEAD

 

SUBMIT REQUIRED INFO AND SELF-TAPE:

 

*Submissions without self-tapes will not be considered
*SUBMIT ASAP!!!

 

Email the required info below AND your self-tape (video audition):

1)  name/email/cell/location base
2)  agency name/email/cell (if applicable)
3)  current height/weight/age (age for minors only)
4)  attach current headshots & updated resumes
5)  link(s) to acting reels (MANDATORY FOR ADULTS, BIG PLUS FOR MINORS)
6)  self-tape audition (MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE, SEE ROLES BELOW)
 

MARCIEL SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS 
Prior to self-taping, carefully read the role description above as well as the Script Reference Pages,
and use them ONLY AS ACTING REFERENCES, then in your video audition:
a)  slate (state your name and agency, if applicable)
b)  state your height/weight/location base
c)  zoom out- full body shot and profiles
d)  zoom in- headshot (shoulder to top of head) and perform the following:
e)  As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish describing your love for your wife 
f)  As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish describing your love for your  daughter
g) As the character Marciel, improvise dialogue in Spanish, describing your decision to take to the water
 

PERLA SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS 
Prior to self-taping, carefully read the role description above as well as the Script Reference Pages,
and use them ONLY AS ACTING REFERENCES, then in your video audition:
a)  slate (state your name and agency, if applicable)
b)  state your age/height/weight
c)  state your location base
d)  zoom out for full body shot and full body profiles
e)  zoom in for headshot (shoulder to top of head) and perform the following:
f)  in English, describe the scariest moment in your life
g)  in English or Spanish, describe the happiest moment in your life, in English or Spanish
h)  in Spanish only (mandatory) write AND read a short poem about the ocean

 

EMAIL:

 

johanna@breakthroughcasting.com (role of PERLA)
dana@breakthroughcasting.com (role of MARCIEL)

 

SUBJECT LINE:

 

Este Nino Lindo

 

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05
May

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING – NY – Saratoga State Park, NY: Non-Union Industrial, “TRAIL OF THE SUPERVISOR”

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES/HEADSHOTS/REELS
*SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT SELF-TAPES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:  5pm Wednesday, 5/10/17

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

 

PROJECT:  Trail of the Supervisor
CLIENT:  NYS Governor’s Office of Employee Relations (GOER)
DIRECTOR:  Natalia Briggs
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
AUDITION: Self Tape
LOCATION:  Saratoga State Park (must self-report by car)
SHOOT DATES:  TBD  (Tentative June 6, 7, 8/See ROLES for number of days needed)
USAGE:   Internal Use Only (full buyout)
RATE:  See roles below

 

SEEKING:

 

[KATE – NEW PARK SUPERVISOR]

Female, Caucasian, late 20’s. Her character is spunky and motivated as she was just promoted to supervisor.

RATE: $1,950 flat fee total for 3 days (8 hour days) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

 (Click to download sides: KATE SIDE 1, KATE SIDE 2)

 

[SCOTT – KATE’S BOSS]

Male, Caucasian, late 30’s early 40’s. His character is Kate’s mentor, kind and knowledgeable.

RATE: $1,300 flat fee total for 2 days (8 hour days) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

  (Click to download side: SCOTT SIDE)

 

[GREG – PARK EMPLOYEE]

Male, Caucasian, early 20’s. His character is young and innocent.  Loves his job.

RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE) MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

 (Click to download side:  GREG SIDE)

 

[JOSH – PARK EMPLOYEE]

Male, Caucasian, late 20’s – early 30’s.  His character is angry and not in a good place in life. Needs guidance.

RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

(Click to download side: JOSH SIDE)

 

[SHEILA – EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COUNSELOR]

Female, African America, early 40’s.  Educated and friendly counselor.

RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO SARATOGA STATE PARK, NY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).

(Click to download side: SHEILA SIDE)

 

[ALEXIS – PARK TOUR GUIDE]
Female, Hispanic, early 20’s.  A real “trailblazer”, Alexis has a strong viewpoint and is passionate about her job.
RATE: $550 flat fee total for 1 day (8 hour day) + $195/day travel & lodging stipend + daily lunch + credit (NO AGENCY FEE)
(ROLE HAS BEEN CAST)

SYNOPSIS:  A newly appointed supervisor is tasked with leading a group of park workers and learns what it takes to successfully manage a team.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

A)  Complete and email the information below (1-6) along with your self-tape audition.  See roles (above) for downloadable sides.  Deadline is 5 pm, Wednesday, 5/10/17
  1.  1. name/email/cell/location base
  2.  2. current height/weight
  3.  3. confirm that you can self-report BY CAR to Saratoga State Park, NY
  4.  4. agency/rep name/email/cell (if applicable)
  5.  5. professional reels
  6.  6. recent headshot

 

B)  Self-Tape, Slate & Profiles
 – Self-tape the copy associated with the role you are auditioning for above, then
– Slate – state your name, agency (if applicable), height/weight, your location base and role you are auditioning for
– confirm that you can self-report to Saratoga State Park, NY BY CAR
– zoom in close up, zoom out full body with profiles

 

C) Self-Tape Audition Tips
-memorize copy as much as possible
-look straight into camera
-should you require a little help, check out this article 0n how to self-tape your audition:

 

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

 

SUBJECT LINE:  Trail of the Supervisor

 

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Feb

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC: Non-Union MARVEL Gaming Co-Host

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  before 1 PM Monday February 6th, 2017

PROJECT:  Non-Union Marvel Gaming

CLIENT:  Marvel

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR:  Brian Stieve

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION:  Self-tape + headshot/resume/reels

CALLBACKS:  Friday, 2/10/17 in NYC

SHOOT LOCATION:  NYC studio and various events in and around NYC

SHOOT DATE:  Thursday, 6/1/2017

USAGE:  New Media 

RATE:  Gaming Segment- $400/4 hrs + 10% agency fee + travel + copy + credit  – Events- add’l rate, TBD + 10% agency fee + travel + copy + credit

SEEKING:

[CO-HOST]

Male, early-mid 20s, any ethnicity. Must be comfortable with co-hosting and/or also with Let’s Play video content to play on Twitch and YouTube live.  While it’s not a must to have experience with live streaming, a general knowledge of gaming is preferred.  MUST have professional reel to be considered.  MUST have basic knowledge of the Marvel universe. In addition to live-play, talent would be expected to attend events in and around the NYC region with possibility of travel for specific events.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS + SELF-TAPE (before 1 PM Monday February 6th, 2017):

  1.  name/cell/email/agency info (if applicable)
  2.  current height/weight AND location base (MANDATORY)
  3.  current headshots/pics
  4.  updated resume
  5.  ACTOR’S reels/clips (MANDATORY)
  6.  MANDATORY self-tape deadline:  before 1 PM Monday February 6th, 2017 (see self-tape personality clip instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  dress camera ready (hair and dressed in cool, edgy attire)
  2.  slate, state height/weight, location base (city you live in- MANDATORY)
  3.  zoom out for full body shots with full body profiles, zoom in and shoot from shoulders (clearly showing face and hair length).
  4.  PERSONALITY CLIP (see instructions below)  Show us your personality, wit and style and most importantly- HAVE FUN.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE WELL LIT AND IN FOCUS.  If we can’t clearly see and hear you, your self-tape WILL NOT be reviewed.  

PERSONALITY CLIP INSTRUCTIONS :

(1-2 minutes) As the breakdown suggests, we are looking for an online gamer who has knowledge of the Marvel Universe and can banter easily with the host.  We would like you to self-tape a personality clip showing us your knowledge of Marvel and all things gaming.

Email:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

Subject line:  Marvel Gaming

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