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



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!)



Subject line:  Travelers



BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- CT: Non-Union Industrial Seeking HOST- Hartford Steam Boiler

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT SELF-TAPE:  before 10 AM Monday, January 2, 2017

PROJECT:  Non-Union Industrial

CLIENT:  Hartford Steam Boiler

PRODUCER:  Jim Nikodemski

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  Frontline Productions

CASTING DIRECTOR:  BreakThrough Casting

AUDITION DATE:  Direct Booking from self-tape/headshots/reels



SHOOT DATE:  1/11/17  (1/12/17 WEATHER DATE)

USAGE:  In-house training video only for company website + VO on video (FULL BUYOUT)

RATE:  $1000/8 hrs + 10% talent agency fee + $100 travel stipend



Female or Male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity, SEASONED ACTORS who are TelePrompter pros and VO artists.  Instructional video on what is and is not covered when air conditioning/hot water heater/furnace breaks down, how to fill out the required forms, etc.  Teleprompter included.  Shoots on-location at a private residence with one scene outdoors and the rest inside.  HOSTING/SPOKES REELS MANDATORY.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS & SELF-TAPE (before 10 AM Monday, 1/2/17):

  1.  name/cell/email/agency info (if applicable)
  2.  current height/weight AND location base
  3.  current headshots/pics
  4.  updated resume
  5.  HOSTING/SPOKES reels/clips (MANDATORY)
  6.  MANDATORY self-tape due BEFORE 10 AM Monday, 1/2/17 (see instructions & audition copy below)


  1.  appear on camera ready (makeup, hair and dressed in polished, business casual attire)
  2.  slate, state height/weight, location base AND confirm that you can self-report to Hartford, CT
  3. zoom out for full body shots with full body profiles, zoom in and shoot from shoulders up to deliver copy (clearly showing face and hair length).
  4.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE WELL LIT, IN FOCUS WITHOUT ANY BACKGROUND NOISE.  If we can’t clearly see and hear you, your self-tape will not be reviewed.
  5.  memorize copy as much as possible to deliver the best read


Hello, I’m _________ from Hartford Steam Boiler – you may know us as HSB.

With 150 years of industry leadership, Hartford Steam Boiler sets the standard in equipment breakdown insurance. 

And at HSB, helping customers drives all that we do.

Now, HSB has partnered with your company to bring Home Systems Protection to your insureds.  

Since this is an additional coverage provided to your policyholders, it’s important that you …

  • Understand the coverage
  • Can identify potential equipment breakdown claims
  • Know the process for reporting claims into HSB, and
  • Understand what to expect during the claims process, and are familiar with the communications that will reach your policyholder.

In this presentation, I’ll first provide an overview of our Home Systems Protection coverage.

I’ll then review the basic elements of the policy, and discuss the claim process.  

Lastly, I’ll walk you through a few scenarios that illustrate some of the most common claims.


Subject line:  HSB