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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@wearebreakthrough.com (role of PERLA)
dana@wearebreakthrough.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@wearebreakthrough.com

 

SUBJECT LINE:  Trail of the Supervisor

 

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02
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@wearebreakthrough.com

Subject line:  Marvel Gaming

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26
Jan

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NYC: Non-Union MARVEL Host, THWIP- The Big Marvel Show

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  before 10 PM Friday February 3rd, 2017

PROJECT:  Non-Union Web Series

CLIENT:  Marvel

PRODUCER:  Judith Stephens

DIRECTOR:  Jason Latorre

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION:  Self-tape + headshot/resume/reels

CALLBACKS:  Thursday, 2/9/17 in NYC

SHOOT LOCATION:  NYC

SHOOT DATE:  Tuesday, 2/14/17

USAGE:  Web (Youtube only)

RATE:  $400/4 hrs + 10% agency fee + $50 travel stipend + copy + credit

THWIP – The Big Marvel Show (reference videos):

https://youtu.be/-ZxaO4FwOI0

https://youtu.be/QVdBjpZe3IY

https://youtu.be/RiQtkK1u4zY

SEEKING:

[HOST]

Male or Female, late 20s-early 30’s, any ethnicity.  STRONG ACTOR with COMEDIC/IMPROV skills for MOS (man on street interviewer/comedian), ala “The Daily Show”.  The HOST MUST have a knowledge of the Marvel Universe, has comedic timing, is a skilled interviewer and can engage easily with the public. MUST have HOSTING and interviewing experience (celebrities a BIG PLUS).  This is on-going work where in addition to MOS, future segments will include interviewing celebrities and co-hosting in-studio when needed.  COMEDIC and/or HOSTING REELS MANDATORY.

SUBMIT A) REQUIRED MATERIALS and B) SELF-TAPE (before 10 PM Friday February 3rd, 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.  COMEDIC AND/OR HOSTING reels/clips (MANDATORY)
  6.  MANDATORY self-tape deadline:  before 10 PM Friday February 3rd, 2017 (see self-tape and improv audition instructions below)

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  dress camera ready (makeup, 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.  IMPROV AUDITION (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.  

IMPROV AUDITION :

(1-2 minutes) As the breakdown suggests, we are looking for an interviewer who has knowledge of the Marvel Universe, has comedic timing and can engage easily with the public.  We would like you to self-tape MOS (man on street) interview embodying these elements.  Remember, we want to see more of you and your style than the interviewee.  Suggested questions (but feel free to create your own):

  1.  Who is your favorite Marvel hero/villain?
  2.  Do you like them better in the comics or film?
  3.  If you had a super power of any kind, what would it be?  Would you be a hero or villain?
  4.  If the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy asked you to join their team but you could only pick one, which would you join?

Email:  

dana@wearebreakthrough.com (MALES ONLY)

johanna@wearebreakthrough.com (FEMALES ONLY)

Subject line:  Marvel THWIP

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02
Dec

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY: NON-UNION PSA SEEKING HOSTS

 
*DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: 11:30pm Wed, 12/7/16
*Direct Booking from Self-Tapes/Reels/Headshots
*ONLY TELEPROMPTER PROS SHOULD APPLY
 
NON-UNION PSA
 
PROJECT:  Autism Spectrum Disorder
CLIENT:  NYS Department of Health
DIRECTOR:  Chris Conto
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
SHOOT DATE:  TBD (1 day shoot, mid-late December)
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)
USAGE:  Web and NYS Doctor’s Offices (FULL BUYOUT)
RATE:  SEE ROLES BELOW

SEEKING:

 

[FEMALE HOST – SPANISH]

Female, 25-35 yrs, Hispanic/Latino. Spanish speaking SEASONED ACTOR/TELEPROMPTER PRO to host a 3 minute video on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
RATE:  $700/8 + 10% agency fee + $100 travel stipend + meal + copy (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY)
 

[FEMALE HOST – ENGLISH]

Female, 25-35 yrs, All Ethnicities.  SEASONED ACTOR/TELEPROMPTER PRO to host (4) 3 minute videos on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
RATE:  $1100/8 + 10% agency fee + $100 travel stipend + meal + copy (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY)
 

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

*Email the following info and self-tape the copy below. All self-tapes must be submitted by Wednesday 12/7, 11:30PM. ONLY SUBMIT IF YOU CAN SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY, NY 

· name/cell/email/agency contact (if applicable)
· height/weight/location base
· links to reels
· current commercial headshot
· submit self-tape with audition copy below

AUDITION COPY:
Please give us two DIFFERENT reads of the following (If reading for Spanish, please translate as best you can.  No points off for inaccuracies :)):

“Autism …. It’s a word and diagnosis, which is often misunderstood. Did you know that some of the most creative and innovative people in history were thought to be on the Autism spectrum… including Mozart, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison,and Albert Einstein?

Now that’s a list that most anybody would want to be a part of.
A pediatrician once told me that children on the spectrum aren’t attention deficient …they’re attention different. And once they find something that they are truly interested in…well, the sky is the limit.

Hi my name is ( ) and welcome to a short series of modules on Autism Spectrum Disorder for Parents and Providers.”

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US TO CHECK ON YOUR SUBMISSION STATUS – DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS WEDNESDAY 12/7, 11:30PM

EMAIL: dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE: AUTISM SPECTRUM

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28
Oct

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY HUDSON VALLEY REGION: Non-Union Print/Web Galleria Mall #seasonsbiggestgifts Campaign

*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – TUESDAY, 11/1/2016 12:00PM*

*DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPE & REELS*

PROJECT:  NON-UNION PRINT/WEB 

PROJECT:  Galleria Mall #seasonsbiggestgifts Campaign

DIRECTOR:  Nuby DeLeon

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  ND Pro Media, Inc.

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

SHOOT LOCATION:  Middletown, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT BY CAR)

SHOOT DATE:  Monday, 11/7/2016 (EARLY AM CALL TIME) 

USAGE:  Print and Web (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $700/8 + 10% agency fee + meal + copy,  NO TRAVEL PAY, Net 15

SEEKING: 

[MALE/DAD SHOPPER]

Hispanic, Male, 40-50 STRONG COMEDIC ACTOR, NON-SPEAKING – A father is shopping at the mall for the holidays and must comically struggle with a LARGE gift box.  Think Charlie Chaplin/Harold Lloyd/Mr. Bean.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Complete and email info below

  1.  name/email/cell
  2.  City/State based in:
  3.  agency/rep name/email/cell (if applicable)
  4.  links to reels/previous work MANDATORY (Comic work a PLUS!)
  5.  headshot/resume

*ONLY QUALIFYING TALENT WILL BE EMAILED THE AUDITION IMPROV TO SELF-TAPE* 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Galleria Mall Campaign

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