Category: NYS Media Services Center

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

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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