Monday, December 27, 2010

Comedy Central LA AFTRA Italian Guy and Gal 35-60

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 10:30 PM Pacific
JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN, (Role of Italian Man and Woman)
Episodic
AFTRA / Comedy Central Agreement, please see notes below
1/2 hour sketch comedy show for Comedy Central, debuts Summer 2011


Producer: Jon Mugar for Absolutely
Productions
Casting Directors: Sherrie Henderson / Dan Velez Casting
Interview Dates: This week
Shoot Dates: 12/16, 12/17 and/or 12/20
Pay Rate: AFTRA Comedy Central Scale
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Casting Director: Dan Velez


SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY ASAP

IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT ACTOR'S ONLINE DEMO CLIPS ALONG WITH EACH ACTOR SUBMISSION.

AFTRA COMEDY CENTRAL SCALE NOTES:

Summary of AFTRA Working Conditions under the Comedy Central/ AFTRA Master Agreement for Live- Action Non- Dramatic Programs 1. Live-Action Non-Dramatic Programs Covered: The Comedy Central/ AFTRA Master Agreement covers live-action non-dramatic programs in any of the following genres: ( i) standup programs; ( ii) sketch-comedy programs; ( iii) variety programs; ( iv) political specials; ( v) talent- opportunity programs; ( vi) game shows; ( vii) clip shows ( i. e. , hosted or narrated programs featuring a substantial amount of excerpted material) ; and ( viii) all other programs featuring performances ( including "hosting" duties) by professional comedians ( including, without limitation, roasts and panel discussion shows). NOTE: Awards programs and news and magazine programs ( including "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report") are considered live- action non- dramatic programs under the Comedy Central/ AFTRA Master Agreement, but such programs have separate terms which are not included in this summary. Working conditions for other types of programs covered by the Comedy Central/ AFTRA Master Agreement ( i. e. , live-action dramatic programs, animated programs, and off- camera promotional announcements and promotional announcements recorded by Performers employed to work on covered Programs) are summarized separately. 2. Term of Agreement: Expires March 14, 2010. 3. Minimum Wage Rates1/ Minimum Call: 80% of the minimum wage rates set forth in the AFTRA Network Code. Rates for Background Actors and stand-ins are at 100% of the minimum wage rates set forth in Exhibit A to the AFTRA Network Code. Minimum call for each Performer classification is set forth below. (a) Principal Performers: 80% of the Program Fee set forth in the AFTRA Network Code. ½- hour Program Fee covers 10. 5 included hours over 2 included days. 1-hour Program Fee covers 19 included hours over 3 included days. Minimum call is 4 hours. ½-Hour Program $650 + 10%.

Project Synopsis

"Jon Benjamin Has a Van" is a newsmagazine-style sketch show starring Benjamin as an investigative reporter hitting the streets in his custom van to do human interest stories. Series will premiere on Comedy Central, Summer 2011. The series will be blending "real and concocted" segments leaving people guessing which parts are scripted and which are not. Looking for improv/sketch and stand-up talent who can deliver understated performances. NOTE COMEDY EXPERIENCE IN YOUR SUBMISSION NOTES, PLEASE.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT TALENT WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN SEEN BY THIS OFFICE FOR THIS PROJECT IN THESE INITIAL ROUNDS.

[ ITALIAN GUY ]
Male, 35-60, Authentic Italian. This man man is panicked beyond belief when he is the first one to hear that a vicious turf war is about to start on the streets. He rushes in to tell NINO, and hopefully prepare for the biggest battle of all time. We are looking for an authentic Italian man from the old country, not New York Italian. U/5 Role, 4 Lines, 1 Scene
[ ITALIAN WOMAN ]
Female, 35-60. She lives in Little Little Italy and is part of the group who first see Jon when he gets there. Looking for authentic italian women. U/5 Role, 1 line, 1 scene.


NOTE: WE WILL BE CASTING ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR THIS EPISODIC FOR THE NEXT FIVE WEEKS.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

British Equity Policy

British Equity Policy

The governing council of British Equity has removed the prerequisite of nited Kingdom residency to become a member of its union.

Prior to the July decision, non-European Union nationals could only appy for a limited status s visiting artists.

Any international performer can aply for ful membership, either working on a British Equity contract or holding current membership of a sister union in the USA
see the British equity web page:

http://www.equity.org.uk/