Category: BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY CAPTIAL REGION

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 – 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

28
Jul

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- ALBANY: Non-Union Industrial, NYS EAP Seeking TelePrompter Pros

*Deadline to submit required materials and self-tape:  5pm Tuesday,  8/1/17

*Submissions missing self-tapes will not be considered

NON-UNION INDUSTRIAL

CLIENT:   NYS Employee Assistance Program

DIRECTOR:   Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:   NYS Media Services

CASTING DIRECTOR:   BreakThrough Casting

LOCATION:   Albany, NY (must self-report)

DATE:   August (date tbd)

USAGE:   Web only (full buyout)

RATE:   $830/4 hours + 10% agency fee + $75 travel stipend

SEEKING:  

[TELEPROMPTER PRO]

Female, 35-45 yrs, any ethnicity.   STRONG ACTOR, TELEPROMPTER PRO WITH RANGE who can efficiently deliver a 2-3 minute long form script with ease.  “Citizen of the world” with a neutral accent, easygoing, kind, accessible, good energy- someone to whom you can turn for help.  ONLY SEASONED PROS SHOULD APPLY.

SUBMIT REQUIRED MATERIALS:  *Deadline is 5pm Tuesday,  8/1/17

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

SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS:  

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

AUDITION COPY:

When co-workers and friends ask me what I do as a coordinator for the “Employee Assistance Program”- I have one simple answer:  I make life a little easier for New York State employees.

I can help you deal with big problems that you just didn’t see coming- in addition to the everyday issues that might keep you from doing your best at work.

We all experience stress and worries that can distract us during the day.  Maybe you’re without a car and need a way to get back and forth to work.  Maybe your child care provider is away…

Or, a family member needs legal advice.

Whether it’s a work, family or personal problem, E-A-P can help.  It’s free of charge- and it’s confidential.

E-A-P is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.

E-A-P coordinators receive training to learn all about community resources and can help you understand your benefits, leave policies and health insurance.

Plus, we work where you do, so we understand your agency and the culture of your workplace.

EMAIL:  johanna@breakthroughcasting.com

SUBJECT LINE:  EAP

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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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10
Feb

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY Capital Region: Non-Union PSA, “Public Service Matters”

*Deadline to submit self-tape, 11 pm Tuesday, 2/14/17
*Direct Booking from self-tape/reels/headshots/resume

 

NON-UNION PSA
PROJECT:  Public Service Matters
CLIENT:  NYS Civil Service
DIRECTOR:  Natalia Briggs
PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services
LOCATION:  Albany, NY (must self-report by car)
DATE:  Wednesday 2/22/17 (tentative)
USAGE:  Non-Broadcast, Corporate Events/Convention Only (full buyout)
RATE:  See roles below

 

SEEKING:

 

[BILINGUAL FEMALE COLLEAGUE]
Female, Late 20’s-Mid 30s, Hispanic or Caucasian, SEASONED ACTOR, BILINGUAL ENGLISH (no accent)/SPANISH, TELEPROMPTER PRO.  IMPROV SKILLS A HUGE PLUS.   Colleague will play Human Resource Worker.  Shoot will take place in-studio and talent MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).
RATE: $700/8 + $100 travel stipend (if commuting over 2.5 hours) + 10% agency fee

 

[MALE COLLEAGUE]
Male, Late 20s, African-American, SEASONED ACTOR, TELEPROMPTER PRO.  IMPROV SKILLS A HUGE PLUS.   Colleague will play Human Resource Worker.  Shoot will take place in-studio and talent MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT BY CAR TO ALBANY.  Direct booking from self-tape and reels (MANDATORY).
RATE: $500/8 + $100 travel stipend (if commuting over 2.5 hours) + 10% agency fee

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
A)  Complete and email info below.  Self-tape deadline is 11 pm Tuesday, 2/14/17
  1.  name/email/cell/location base
  2.  current height/weight
  3.  confirm that you can self-report BY CAR to Albany, NY
  4.  agency/rep name/email/cell (if applicable)
  5.  commercial reels
  6.  headshot
  7.  FEMALES- self-tape Audition Copy #1 below in ENGLISH (no accent) AND SPANISH (translate audition copy)
  8.  MALES- self-tape Audition Copy #2 below in ENGLISH

 

AUDITION COPY #1 /BILINGUAL FEMALE COLLEAGUE
A)  Slate & Profiles
-state your name, agency (if applicable), current height/weight and location base
-confirm that you are legally 18+ years and that you can self-report to Albany BY CAR
-zoom in close up, zoom out full body with profiles
B)  Self-Tape Audition Copy
– self-tape Audition Copy #1 below in ENGLISH (no accent) AND SPANISH (translate copy)
-memorize copy as much as possible
-look straight into camera
-Self-tape deadline is 11 pm Tuesday, 2/14/17

 

 AUDITION COPY #1 /BILINGUAL FEMALE COLLEAGUE:
“New York State hires people who are afforded almost limitless opportunities that touch every part of public life – including education, environmental conservation, and even health care, just to name a few. The State employs about 150-thousand people of all ages, backgrounds, and education levels – plow drivers, first responders, engineers, research scientists, and more.”

 

AUDITION COPY #2 /MALE COLLEAGUE
A)  Slate & Profiles
-state your name, agency (if applicable), current height/weight and location base
-confirm that you are legally 18+ years and that you can self-report to Albany BY CAR
-zoom in close up, zoom out full body with profiles
B) Self-Tape Audition Copy
-memorize copy as much as possible
-look straight into camera
 Self-tape deadline is 11 pm, 2/14/17, Tuesday

 

 AUDITION COPY #2 /MALE COLLEAGUE:
“Working for New York State is a great way to get involved in public service and make a difference in the lives of others. Not only will you play an important role in providing services to New Yorkers – but you’ll be a part of a diverse and dedicated workforce.”

 

EMAIL:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com
SUBJECT LINE:  Public Service Matters
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14
Dec

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING: Non-Union PSA, “We Deserve It”- RUSH CASTING

*RUSH CASTING:  Deadline to submit self-tape, 10 pm TODAY, Wednesday (12/14/16)
*Direct Booking from self-tape/reels/headshots

NON-UNION PSA

PROJECT: $15 Minimum Wage PSA , “We Deserve It”

CLIENT: NYS Department of Health

DIRECTOR:  Natalia Briggs

PRODUCTION COMPANY: NYS Media Services 

SHOOT LOCATION:  NYC OR ALBANY (see roles below)

SHOOT DATE:  Friday 12/16/16 

USAGE: Broadcast + Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $1200/8 +100 travel stipend (Albany shoot only, if commute is over 2.5 hours) + 10% talent agency fee

SEEKING:

[AFRICAN-AMERICAN FATHER (Albany OR NYC shoot, TBD)]

Male, 30-50s, African-American. SEASONED ACTOR to play Minimum Wage Worker.  Shoot will take place in a home kitchen setting.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY OR NYC this Friday (12/16). Direct booking TODAY from self-tape and reels, PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

[AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHER (Albany OR NYC shoot, TBD)]

Female, 30-50s, African-American. SEASONED ACTOR to play Minimum Wage Worker. Shoot will take place in a home kitchen setting.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY OR NYC this Friday (12/16). Direct booking TODAY from self-tape and reels, PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

[AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUG TEEN, LEGAL 18 YRS (Albany OR NYC shoot, TBD)]

Female or Male, 18+ years, African-American.  Must be able to portray a young teen, age 12 or 13 and very petite in stature.  This is a non-speaking role.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY OR NYC this Friday (12/16). Direct booking TODAY from self-tape and reels, PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

[CAUCASIAN FATHER (Albany Shoot)]

Male, 30-50 yrs, Caucasian. SEASONED ACTOR to play Minimum Wage Worker.  Shoot will take place in a home kitchen setting.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY this Friday (12/16). Direct booking TODAY from self-tape and reels, PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

[CAUCASIAN MOTHER (Albany Shoot)]

Female, 30-50 yrs, Caucasian. SEASONED ACTOR to play Minimum Wage Worker. Shoot will take place in a home kitchen setting.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY this Friday (12/16). Direct booking TODAY from self-tape and reels, PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

[CAUCASIAN ADULT CHILD (Albany Shoot)]

Female or Male, 18+ years, Caucasian.  Must be able to portray a young teen, age 12 or 13 and very petite in stature.  This is a non-speaking role.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY this Friday (12/16). Direct booking TODAY from self-tape and reels, PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

[CAFETERIA WORKER (Albany Shoot)]

Male, 40-50 yrs, Caucasian. SEASONED ACTOR to play Minimum Wage Cafeteria Worker.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO SELF-REPORT TO ALBANY this Friday (12/16). Direct booking TODAY from self-tape and reels, PLEASE SUBMIT ASAP!

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

A)  Complete and email info below ASAP

  1.  name/email/cell/location base
  2.  current height/weight
  3.  confirm that you can self-report BY CAR if project shoots in Albany, NY
  4.  agency/rep name/email/cell (if available)
  5.  commercial reels
  6.  headshot
  7.  self-tape audition copy below in ENGLISH (no accent) AND SPANISH (translate copy below)- Deadline is 10pm TODAY, Wednesday 12/14/16

AUDITION COPY- “WE DESERVE IT” (Roles Father/Mother/Cafeteria Worker only):

“If you’re like me, and make minimum wage, I’ve got exciting news.  On December 31st we’re getting a raise, because New York State’s minimum wage is increasing to $15.  And if you don’t get the raise you deserve, call this number to report it.  New York state wants to make sure you get your raise.  You work hard.  You’ve earned it.”

AUDITION for Young Teen/Adult Child:

-state your name, agency (if applicable), current height/weight and location base

-confirm that you are legally 18+ years and that you can self-report to Albany BY CAR

-zoom in close up, zoom out full body with profiles

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  We Deserve It

 

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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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08
Mar

BREAKTHROUGH CASTING- NY CAPITAL REGION: Non-Union PSA seeking Bilingual English & Spanish Talent

 

NON-UNION PSA

DIRECT BOOKING FROM SELF-TAPES, HEADSHOTS & REELS

 

PROJECT:  Teen Gambling PSA   (English and Spanish)

CLIENT:  NYS Gaming Commission

PRODUCER:  Chris Conto

PRODUCTION COMPANY:  NYS Media Services Center

LOCATION:  Albany, NY (must self-report by car, no travel pay)

SHOOT DATE:  Week of 3/21 (date TBD)

USAGE:  TV, Radio, Web (full buyout)

RATE:  $800/8 hours (MOM); $300/up to 8 hours (KIDS)

 

SEEKING:

 

[BILINGUAL MOM] 

Female, late 30s-early 40s, Hispanic/Latina  STRONG ACTOR, must be BILINGUAL IN ENGLISH & SPANISH as the same talent will be used in both versions.  Direct booking from self-tapes, reels, headshots and resumes.

RATE:  $800/ 8 hours, no travel pay, no agency fee, must self-report by car to Albany, NY

 

[KIDS]

Girls & Boys, middle school aged, Hispanic/Latina/Latino.  Non-speaking roles.  MUST HAVE VALID PERMIT.  Direct booking from headshots/pics, current selfies (MANDATORY) and links to media (if available).

RATE:  $300/up to 8 hours, no travel pay, no agency fee, must self-report by car to Albany, NY

 

SUBMIT INFO BELOW (1 & 2 Adults; 1 for Kids)

1)  EMAIL REQUIRED INFO BELOW

  •  name/email/cell/city based/zip code
  • do you own a reliable car to self-report to Albany, NY (mandatory)
  • current physical stats (height/weight/hair & eye color)
  • age & DOB (minors only)
  • agency/contact name/email/cell (if available)
  • jpeg of CURRENT headshot/pics
  • pdf of UPDATED resume
  • jpeg of CURRENT selfie (MANDATORY FOR ALL ROLES-shoot from shoulders up, must clearly show face and hair length)
  • full URLs of your media links (MANDATORY FOR MOM)

2)  SELF-TAPE AUDITION COPY IN ENGLISH & SPANISH (translate copy)

  • MOM AUDITION COPY:

    INT. Kitchen. Mom sending off two middle school aged kids to school, one boy, and one girl. Kids whiz by mom, pulling on a coat and grabbing a lunch from her hands as the bus pulls up. She yells after them,Wait until it stops!”

    Mom turns to camera kinda shaking her head and half smiling:

    [MOM]

    As a parent, you want to protect them from everything, which sometimes means saying things they need to hear to keep them safe

    Things like “Don’t Smoke,” and “Don’t talk to strangers.” But how many of us talk to our kids about gambling?

    Teen gambling can become an addiction, a pathway to other destructive behavior. Be aware of the warning signs.

 

EMAIL:  johanna@wearebreakthrough.com

SUBJECT LINE:  Teen Gambling PSA

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