Studio C Artists

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.

New Wednesday Daytime Class

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Well, maybe not exactly new – but a new time.  Our Wednesday night class is moving to the daytime.  And it’s a bit of a change for us – I mean, after all, this class has been running in its old time slot for over 10 years now!  We’ve been wanting to offer a daytime class option for awhile to give an option for those who work at nights.

Starting in March, The New Approach: Workout will be offered at 11:00am every Wednesday.  This 3-hour class taught by Casting Director-Producer Michael Sonntag is geared to be like the gym – the space for you to come in and workout your acting muscles.  You can find more info about the class on our website at the link below, and as usual, we offer free class audits, so if you’re interested, feel free to contact us and get yourself on the list… info@studiocartists.com.

The New Approach: Workout with Michael Sonntag

Manager Scene Night 12-08-16

We had a very successful Scene Night last month, on Thursday, December 8th.  For those of you who were unable to make it (or would like further information), here are the actors and their performance videos below.  Also, if you click on the actor’s name in the listing – it’ll take you to their headshots, resumes, etc.

  1. Delilah Andre
  2. Kasara Donnelly
  3. Dominick Vicchiullo
  4. Rachael McLachlan
  5. Daniel O’Reilly
  6. Kim Acquarelli
  7. Jane Kim
  8. Lana Rae Jarvis
  9. Felix Hernandez
  10. Jordan Santoro

 

Delilah Andre

Kasara Donnelly

Dominick Vicchiullo

Rachael McLachlan

Daniel O’Reilly

Kim Acquarelli

Jane Kim

Lana Rae Jarvis

Jordan Santoro

Felix Hernandez

Get Out And VOTE for “Make America Read Again”!

Audiences are laughing!  What a better way to get through this election than with a bit of intended humor – performances running through Saturday, 11/5.

Shows Saturday at 8PM
Final Two Weekends!

Studio C Artists in association with MickMac Productions is proud to present an evening of American HERotica orated by the members of this esteemed book club – The Apple Valley DAR presents “Make America Read Again”. A celebration of our Constitution’s First Amendment or, a commentary on the hypocrisy of conservatism, viewer’s choice.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Studio C Artists & MickMac Productions presents… 

The Apple Valley DAR present
“MAKE AMERICA READ AGAIN”

Conceived by Robin McDonald
Written and Directed by Robin McDonald & Blaire Baron
nowplaying.studiocartists.com

 

(Cast is listed alphabetically.)

Featuring…

  • Sara Ballantine
  • Blaire Baron
  • Bonnie Burroughs
  • Bonnie Cahoon
  • Caitlin Fowler
  • Anne Elizabeth Hirschmann
  • Christine Lederman
  • Mary Manofsky
  • Kelly McDevitt
  • Robin McDonald
  • Stephen Peck
  • Satarius Piernas
  • Goreti da Silva
  • Kimberly Trew
  • Wendy Wilkins
  • Lori Jean Wilson
  • Julia Walker Wyson

October 15- November 5, 2016
Saturdays @ 8PM

General Admission – $20.00 ($15 Early Bird*)
Approximate running time: 75 minutes

 

* Use the promo code “earlybird” to get $5 off General Admission seating up to 24 hours prior to the performance.

The Apple Valley DAR present “Make America Read Again” Opens Saturday Night!

There’s not a lot that seems funny about the current state of our Presidential politics.  But maybe the best thing for all of us would be to have a good laugh with some smart political satire.  With that in mind, we’re very pleased to open our latest show this Saturday night at 8PM – The Apple Valley Daughters of the American Revolution present “Make America Read Again”.

Tickets are on sale now – just go to makeamericareadagain.eventbrite.com!

Studio C Artists & MickMac Productions presents…

The Apple Valley DAR present

“MAKE AMERICA READ AGAIN”

Conceived by Robin McDonald
Written and Directed by Robin McDonald & Blaire Baron

Studio C Artists in association with MickMac Productions is proud to present an evening of American HERotica orated by the members of this esteemed book club. A celebration of our Constitution’s First Amendment or, a commentary on the hypocrisy of conservatism, viewer’s choice.

(Cast is listed alphabetically.)

Featuring…

  • Sara Ballantine
  • Blaire Baron
  • Bonnie Burroughs
  • Bonnie Cahoon
  • Caitlin Fowler
  • Anne Elizabeth Hirschmann
  • Christine Lederman
  • Mary Manofsky
  • Kelly McDevitt
  • Robin McDonald
  • Stephen Peck
  • Satarius Piernas
  • Goreti da Silva
  • Kimberly Trew
  • Wendy Wilkins
  • Lori Jean Wilson
  • Julia Walker Wyson

October 15- November 5, 2016
Saturdays @ 8PM

General Admission – $20.00 ($15 Early Bird*)
Approximate running time: 75 minutes

A STUDIO C ARTISTS PRODUCTION
Artistic Director: John Coppola
Producer: Michael Sonntag
Stage Manager: Liam Larsen

* Use the promo code “earlybird” to get $5 off General Admission seating up to 24 hours prior to the performance.

Casting: 2 Roles For Daikin “Sand Dunes” – Paid Non-Union Commercial

 

 

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We are looking for non-union and CORE actors for this commercial spot for Daikin – usage is internet and broadcast.  There is a quick turnaround on this one, so submissions are due by 5PM Wednesday, 9/28 (tomorrow!). It pays well for non-union.

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. Also, the storyboards are attached for download below.

The breakdown is as follows:

 

Daikin “Sand Dunes”
Breakdown
Commercial
Non-Union

Usage: Three-year buyout for worldwide broadcast and internet
Conflicts: None
Description: 30-second commercial broadcast spot, longer version for internet & making of/behind the scenes video for Daikin Heating & Cooling

Casting Director: Studio C Artists
Interview Date(s): 9/30
Callback Date(s): 10/4
Shoot/Start Date: 10/11 & 10/12
Location: Southern CA
Pay Rate: $4,000 (+ 10%) includes work/travel day session fee flat and wardrobe fitting + potential bumps (see below)

Additional Personnel and Production Info:
Production Co.: Sticks+Stones Studios
Director: Tucker Hassler
Executive Producer: Marlon Staggs

Submission Instruction
SUBMISSIONS BY 5PM WED 9/28
SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY ASAP

Special Notes:

Initial session (one day flat shoot, including behind-the-scenes footage + wardrobe fitting) plus usage pays $4,000 (+10% rep fee). Additional payments for travel days, possible 2nd shoot day – also possible additional options – read further. Buyout included is 3 years for internet usage, and worldwide broadcast. All actors must agree to these buyout and additional terms (below). Please check your conflicts – we are not holding for any conflicts, however please do not submit if you have another conflict with another HVAC manufacturer from a previous job.

Additional work/travel day session fees (2nd shoot day) paid at $500/day flat (+10% fee). Most likely only for CHIC MOM.

Travel only days paid at $250/day flat + 10% fee (50% of $500 rate).

Below are the “Optional Deals” for future situations should the need arise:
#1 Option – $1000 +10% to extend usage for 1 year for internet use and worldwide broadcast.
#2 Option – $1500 +10% for 3-year buyout North American print (print only, no OOH, no POS).
Character Descriptions and Notes (plus Storyline if applicable):

[CHIC MOM] Female. Mid-30’s. Caucasian or Ethnically Ambiguous. Fairly tall and slender with enough athleticism to let us know she appreciates the outdoors. A primarily white chic with an awesome mixed ethnicity that skews Euro/global. Someone like a Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Eva Green or Penélope Cruz.

[DAUGHTER] Female. 6-8. Caucasian or Ethnically Ambiguous. Will match the looks of our CHIC MOM. Two girls will be chosen. Girls should range from straight Caucasian to a slight mix of ethnicity to skew Euro/global. Should look like they could be the daughter of Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Eva Green or Penélope Cruz, for examples.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE STORYBOARDS.

Casting: WAHA Living History Tour – Actors Needed!!

Once again, we’re very pleased to be participating with in the 26th Annual Living History Tour.  This falls outside of the normal casting things we usually work on, but it’s a really fun event and a great cause in Los Angeles – and they this year, there are once again a number of roles that need to be filled.  If you or someone you know is interested and available, please contact Michael Sonntag ASAP at michael@studiocartists.com or (323) 898-2763.

See below for details…

The West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) is holding their annual Living History Tour on Saturday, September 24th at the Rosedale Cemetery on Washington Blvd. in the West Adams District in Los Angeles.  This year’s theme is MAKING A DIFFERENCE: The Bumpy Road toward Civil Rights, Social Justice and Equality.

If you’re not familiar with the event – it’s really cool!  It’s a walking tour through the cemetery – a lot of prominent Los Angelenos are buried there.  What they do is pick ten people each year who are interred, and have actors portray them.  Then, people tour the cemetery grounds and stop at each of the ten gravesides, where the actors then tell the audience about the life of the person – dressed in-character with set dressing.  It’s all volunteer-based, so there is no pay – the money collected goes to WAHA for historic preservation resources.

We’re still looking for actors to play many of the characters:

  • [JOHN BALLARD]  Male. African-American. 30-50. A freed slave from Kentucky – his success in business led him to help build First African Methodist Episcopal’s (FAME) first church.
  • [PEARL NG KIM LOUIE]  Female. Asian. 20-30. Chinese actress who speaks English with accent, or Chinese-American actress – ideally would be able to speak some Chinese. Early Chinese Angeleno whose mother was brought to San Francisco as a child slave in the 1860s, and whose parents both were among the earliest Chinese Christians in Central CA.
  • [HATTIE MCDANIEL]  Female. African-American. 45-55. Famed Academy Award winning actress who was also a civil rights activist and played a pivotal role in ending “racial covenants” that prevented people of color from living in some Los Angeles neighborhoods.
  • [HUGH MCBETH, SR.]  Male. African-American. 55-60. Prominent lawyer, Utopian, and in the 1940s, staunch advocate for Japanese-Americans’ property rights and their rights as U.S. citizens.
  • [GEORGE KAZUYOSHI MATSUURA]  Male. Asian. 30-35. Japanese-American baseball pitcher in the Nisei League in the 1930s who was “evacuated” from his West Adams home in 1942.
  • [SIDNEY DONES]  Male. African-American. 35-40. Film director and actor in the 1920s, who also was a real estate developer responsible for the Booker T. Washington building on Central Avenue.
  • [WILLIS OLIVER TYLER]  Male. African-American. 30-60. Civil rights attorney who fought for the rights of Buffalo soldiers. CAST: Mel Hampton, Sr.
  • [HALLIE ALMENA DAVIS LOMAX]  Female. African-American. 35-45. Firebrand civil rights journalist who chronicled her own experiences as well as the lives of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. CAST: Judith Walton
  • [VADA SOMERVILLE]  Female. African-American. 40-55. A founder of the NAACP’s Los Angeles chapter and the first female African-American dentist to graduate from USC. CAST: Janel Glover
  • [JOSEFA TOLHURST]  Female. Caucasian. 40-50. President of the Friday Morning Club and a strong campaigner for women’s right to vote. CAST: Colleen Crosby

You can see the attached document (below) to get a better idea what the people looked like.  There is very little time commitment involved.  Just one rehearsal beforehand (and a costume fitting at the same time) – and then the performances the day of the tour – figure early morning until early-mid-afternoon.  There is also a wrap party afterwards which all volunteers are invited to attend.

It is not necessary that you have professional acted before – just a willingness to speak in front of a few groups of people is necessary.  Scripts will be provided, but are only used as a guideline.  They do not need to be memorized and recited by heart – they are just to give each performer the background on the character, so that they can improv their story when they’re telling it.  An acting coach will be on hand to help actors prepare as well.

2016 LHT Characters