Brooklyn History video

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Brooklyn History video  
********************** is opening a museum devoted to its history. I'm producing a 9-10 minute video on the first 60-70 years. There are no talking heads - it's all narrated script, not wall-to-wall. The video has been edited so the talent will be recording to picture. The images are 19th c illustrations, paintings, early photographs and some recently shot footage to make connections between the historic events and today.

I'm looking for a strong female voice, deeper rather than higher. A slight twinge of Brooklyn accent wouldn't hurt but is not necessary.

We posted this project last week but only received 5 samples and unfortunately none of those voices was right. I'm posting the same script sample again. I hope you're inspired to submit a sample. 
2011-07-27 13:49:15 GMT
2011-08-11 17:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
United States, Connecticut, United States, New Jersey, United States, New York,
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 500
8-9 minutes
English - USA and Canada
See description
Young Adult Female OR Middle Age Female
• Talent must record at a designated studio in a specified area
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
The Voice Actor should have at least 5 years of experience in the voice industry.
The voice seeker is willing to hire either union or non-union talents for this project

Script Details

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Since the early 1800’s, the ********* has been an economic engine providing skilled jobs and a home for Ingenuity and Innovation:

It’s a place where early American workers powered an industry that would dominate an era…
And helped transform U.S. military might in the nick of time.

Where the hopes of a nation went out to sea…

And a burgeoning borough – and a new nation – faced a brutal test…before beginning an extraordinary ascent.


In 1776, when the Colonies declared independence from Britain and with Revolutionary zeal spreading like wildfire, British troops descended on New York Harbor…mooring enormous ships here in Wallabout Bay to imprison Americans.

Some 12-thousand souls perished aboard these rat-infested hulks.

But among the survivors was a young sailor who embodied the "can do" spirit of the Yard.

James Forten was serving on a ship that hunted British merchant vessels for their cargo. After it was captured, Forten was thrown onto the most notorious of the prison ships, the Jersey.

He might have been sold into slavery, like other black prisoners...but a game of marbles with the captain’s son secured his future.

The captain offered to send him to England for an education, but Forten fervently said no:

"I am here a prisoner for the liberties of my country. I never, never, shall prove a traitor to her interests!" 
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