Category: Albany Casting

25
Aug

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union Industrial Seeking Spokesperson with GREAT MEMORIZATION SKILLS

*Direct Booking ONLY:  self-tapes/headshots/resumes/reels
*Submissions without self-tapes WILL NOT be considered.
*Deadline to submit is 9PM Monday, 9/4/17.  Submission and self-tape instructions are found below.

 

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT:  NYS Office of Victim Services
PROJECT: NYSOVS – Video #1
PRODUCER:  Joseph Walsh
CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting
DATE:  Tuesday, 9/26/17
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (MUST SELF-REPORT)
USAGE:  Internal + Website Only (FULL BUYOUT)
RATE:  $500/4 hrs + 10% agency fee + $50 travel stipend

SYNOPSIS:
This is a series of videos that will shoot over the course of the year and will be used as training modules to educate employees to assist people who are filing claims.

SEEKING:

[SPOKESPERSON]
Female, 30s-50s, any ethnicity, STRONG ACTOR WITH GREAT MEMORIZATION SKILLS who can effectively prepare a 2 minute script (NOT MEMORIZING THE NIGHT BEFORE SHOOT), fully performed and in character. Must embody qualities of one who is very caring with lots of compassion and has a personable quality, as if having a natural conversation with the viewer. Actors with a personal connection to crime victimization will be strongly considered. This first video is an introductory overview of the agency. There will be a series of steadicam moves involved, so MEMORIZATION OF THE SCRIPT IS KEY. However, we will be shooting in fragments, so talent will NOT have to deliver the entire script from start to finish in one take. Teleprompter can be provided if necessary.  Please note, this is on-going work for the best talent suited for this project, as it is a series of training modules.  Rates for future videos will fluctuate to reflect the scope of work required by talent.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS:

*Deadline to submit 9PM Monday, 9/4/17

  1.   name/email/cell/agency (if applicable)
  2.   ATTACH current headshot/resume/LINKS to reels (MANDATORY)
  3.   ATTACH self-tape – Downloadable Links (wetransfer/dropbox/google docs/etc.) Preferred (see audition copy below)

 

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1.   slate (name and agency, if applicable or state “Self-rep”)
  2.   state current height, weight AND location base (MANDATORY)
  3.   state, “I confirm that I am able to self-report to Albany, NY”
  4.   perform MEMORIZED copy below:

AUDITION COPY:

In 1966, the murder of a Good Samaritan left his wife unable to support their baby. She sent their daughter overseas to live with her grandmother. From this tragedy, the New York State Crime Victims Compensation Board was established, to ensure crime victims and their families could get the help they needed to rebuild their lives.

This agency, now known as The New York State Office of Victim Services, has assisted thousands of individuals on their journey from victim to survivor. Its mission: to provide financial compensation to innocent victims of crime, to advocate for their rights, and to fund a network of victim assistance programs across the state that provide direct services to men, women and children.

Because of OVS, there is counseling and crisis intervention, emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, legal help with custody and support, advocacy, and so much more.

Crime doesn’t discriminate. Victims come from every community, every walk of life. Advocates meet those unique needs, every day. The New York State Office of Victim Services is here.

Help, healing and hope for crime victims since 1966.

Additionally, if you have a personal connection with crime victimization and feel comfortable sharing with us, please tell us about your experience (1-2 minutes).  This is not mandatory.

 

 

EMAIL:  dana@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  NYSOVS #1

 

 

 

 

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

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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