Casting: 25 Paid Roles Available For “A” University Commercials

 

We’re casting for several non-union commercial spots for “A” University – usage is internet and regional broadcast.  There is a quick turnaround on this one, so submissions are due by Noon Monday, 4/10. Pay rates are listed below.

Check out the breakdown – and submit through either Actors Access or LA Casting (links provided).  Be sure to read all of the details in the notes section.  SIDES ARE POSTED BELOW.

 

“A” University
Breakdown
Commercial
Non-Union

Usage: Two-year buyout for regional spot broadcast and internet
Conflicts: None
Description: 5 x 30-second commercials for “A” International University

Casting Director: Studio C Artists
Interview Date(s): 4/11-4/13
Callback Date(s): 4/18
Shoot/Start Date: 4/22-4/24, 4/21 (rehearsals)
Location: Southern CA
Pay Rate: Principals – $1000 flat; Featured – $300 flat; Additional pay for possible rehearsals or ADR (see below)

Additional Personnel and Production Info:
Production Co.: Awesomesauce
Director: Mark Drury Taylor
Executive Producer: Sylvia Kahn Versace
Agency Producer: Paul Papanek

Submission Instruction
SUBMISSIONS BY 12PM MON 4/10
SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY ASAP

Special Notes:

These spots each tell a powerful narrative, and will require strong actors to convey the emotions represented in each spot. We will be looking at strong resumes, training, and experience. Because of the nature of the spots, they will play more like theatrical pieces rather than commercial – so it should represent an excellent opportunity for actors to get good tape. Initial session (one day flat shoot + wardrobe fitting) $500 plus usage of $500 totals $1,000 flat (no rep fee) for principal actors. Featured players will receive $300 flat for session and buyout combined. (Principal and featured are noted below – we will pull featured actors from principal auditions.) Additional payments for rehearsal or ADR time will be paid at $50/hour. Buyout included is 2 years for regional spots, and internet usage. All actors must agree to these buyout terms. Please check your conflicts – we are not holding for any conflicts, however please do not submit if you have another conflict with another school or educational institution from a previous job.

 

Character Descriptions and Notes (plus Storyline if applicable):

 

“BROTHER”

[EMOTIONAL GRADUATE] Female. 23-28. Caucasian. Compassionate, caring. Witnessed difficult episodes with her family as a child. Realizes the pain felt. PRINCIPAL (includes ADR)

[EMOTIONAL SISTER] Female. 12-14. Caucasian. Angry at her schizophrenic brother for upsetting their family life. Feisty, fiery, emotional, and strong – emotion comes from pain. Strong actor needed. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[SCHIZOPHRENIC BROTHER] Male. 19-22. Caucasian. Schizophrenic, troubled. We see him having an episode. Energy is scattered, emotional. Strong actor needed. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[EMOTIONAL MOTHER] Female. Mid-40’s. Caucasian. Caring mom. Worried about her son’s behavior, and what it’s doing to the family. Concerned. Internalizes. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[EMOTIONAL FATHER] Male. 50-ish. Caucasian. Typical father – good dad, but upset about his son’s behavior. Doesn’t understand, but shows his worry more outwardly. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[PATIENT’S MOTHER] Female. 40’s. All actors will read for Emotional Mother – we will pull actors from those auditions for this role. FEATURED

[PATIENT’S FATHER] Male. 40’s. All actors will read for Emotional Father – we will pull actors from those auditions for this role. FEATURED

 

“BULLY”

[VICTIM GRADUATE] Male. 23-28. Caucasian. Dark hair. Compassionate, caring. Was bullied as a boy. Now he’s a confident man who uses his sensitive nature to stop boys from bullying. PRINCIPAL (includes ADR)

[VICTIM BOY] Male. 12-15. Caucasian. Dark hair. Quiet, sensitive. He’s a good kid who tries to blend in so as to not get picked on. Strong actor. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[BULLY #1] Male. 12-15. Caucasian. Typical bully in school. Mean, angry, intimidating. Not aryan – think more ‘Freaks & Geeks’. Strong actor. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[BULLY #2] Male. 12-15. Caucasian. All actors will read for Bully #1 – we will pull actors from those auditions for this role. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[BULLY #3] Male. 12-15. Caucasian. All actors will read for Bully #1 – we will pull actors from those auditions for this role. FEATURED

 

“PARENTS”

[BROKEN HOME GRADUATE] Female. 25-35. Ethnically ambiguous. Compassionate, caring, wise. Takes her understanding about her own parent’s divorce when she was a child to help others cope. PRINCIPAL (includes ADR)

[BROKEN HOME GIRL] Female. 12-14. Ethnically ambiguous. Strong willed, upset, emotional. Blames Mom for parent’s divorce. Feel betrayed – and like she is being made to be the adult in the house. Strong actor. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[BROKEN HOME BROTHER] Male. 8. Ethnically ambiguous. Upset – just wants his Dad back. Doesn’t understand what’s going on. Emotional – maybe crying. Strong actor needed. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[WIFE] Female. Mid-30’s. Ethnically ambiguous. Crying, emotional, overwrought – her husband’s leaving her with two kids. Soccer mom. Strong actor needed. PRINCIPAL (includes rehearsal hours)

[CLIENT MOTHER] Female. Mid-30’s. Ethnically ambiguous. All actors will read for WIFE – we will pull actors from those auditions for this role. FEATURED

[CLIENT CHILD] Female. 12-14. Ethnically ambiguous. All actors will read for BROKEN HOME GIRL – we will pull actors from those auditions for this role. FEATURED

 

“ENGLISH”

[ESL GRADUATE] Female. 23-28. Hispanic. Confident. Assured. Leads others. Teaches new arrivals… so they can’t be exploited or forgotten. PRINCIPAL (includes ADR)

[ESL STUDENT] Female. 6-10. Hispanic. Bi-Lingual. Unsure. Lacking confidence because she doesn’t know the language. Feeling like an outsider. Then feeling proud at what she’s learned. PRINCIPAL

[ESL TEACHER] Female. 25-35. Hispanic. Bi-Lingual. Caring, patient. Slightly reserved in appearance. Takes pride in her work. Happy for her students when they succeed. PRINCIPAL

 

“TEACHER”

[PROUD GRADUATE] Male. 25-35. African-American. A great teacher – loves what he does. Encouraging, open, genuine. PRINCIPAL (includes ADR)

[PROUD SON] Male. 8-12. African-American. Innocent looking. Proud of his Dad – looks up to him – wants to be like him some day. Clean cut, good natured, smiles easily. Has a bit of flirtation with female classmate. He would be knocked out if she looked his way. FEATURED

[TEACHER DAD] Male. Mid-30’s. African-American. Strong, authoritative, leader – the type of guy people look up to. Warm and inviting – there’s something just cool about his ease at being himself. PRINCIPAL

[CLASSMATE] Female. 8-12. African-American or Multi-Ethnic with African American. Pretty, confident. Has a bit of moxie. Has flirtation with her classmate, the Proud Son. He would be knocked out if she looked his way. PRINCIPAL

 

Click here for sides for each role.

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