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In this fun, yet informative series, the NEWS TANK, reporters Brock Fishman, Angelica Gills, Oscar Worms, Stew Storms, and Geraldo River, pursue the most informative and newsworthy events across the globe - - and yet, during commercial breaks, they let loose with the real characters they are in their personal lives.
The drama of love and hate, reality and just plain craziness explode in this hilarious comedy based around a group of real live fish with vastly different personalities as they assume the roles of “respectable” news media on TV – both on location and at the news room itself. Shot in native 3D for distribution in both 2D and 3D. VOICE ONLY.
(we are casting for the following characters at this time)
Oscar Worms: Black and proud. Schizophrenic character. On camera, he is bold and strong. Rough and tough football player. Deep manly voice. Off camera, the real Oscar comes out. He is openly gay, and very effeminate.
Geraldo Rivers: play on Geraldo Rivera and his outside reporting. Accent OK.
It is spec at this point in time. A network is interested but has not committed funding yet. 2011-10-13 16:14:02 GMT 2011-10-17 15:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed 0 0 14 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 50 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
Wide Two shot of Angelica Gills on the Left, and Brock Fishman on the right, with the DRN Channel 3 Logo in the middle of the desk.
BROCK Good Evening, I’m Brock Fishman.
ANGELICA And I’m Angelica Gills.
But more importantly, I’m Brock Fishman and this is what’s happening in your world tonight.
Move to a Tight Single on Brock framed center.
BROCK (CONT’D) Crime is on the rise as our economy
continues to decline in this recession, and criminals are getting more creative in their approaches.
Frame moves from a single to a camera pan to make room for the video feed coming up.
BROCK (CONT’D) This thieving threesome was caught
on camera tearing down the walls of this Tacoma, Washington bank -- to get their cash.
2D Footage of a building being blown up is shown on the video feed.
INT. THIEVES HIDEOUT - NIGHT 9
Two bank robbers wearing work clothes with rubble all over them sit on the couch with beers in their hands and their eyes glued to the TV.
BANK ROBBER 1 I can’t believe it! We made the
Bank Robber 3 flies into the room with beer in hand and lands on the couch.
Reverse shot of the three of them sitting on the couch, as Brock continues the report on the robbery in the background. All three bank robbers give each other ‘high-fives.’
BROCK Bank Authorities report that the
trio, being called the“Bulldozing Bandits,” left a note claiming the bank wrongly charged them for overdraft fees...
The three robbers stand up and cheer.
10 INT. NEWS ROOM MAIN DESK - NIGHT 10
Wide Two shot of Angelica Gills on the Left, and Brock Fishman on the right, as the video stream continues to play the footage of the blasted out walls with air streaming in, creating a “draft”.
BROCK The bandits got away with over
... Looks like the bank has a bigger “draft” situation to deal with now.
Tight shot on Angelica Gills.
ANGELICA (CONT’D) And... as we turn our attention to
BREAKING NEWS at the White House, the 2012 political fire is heating up.
Frame moves from a single to a camera pan to make room for the video feed coming up. A video of Barack Obama appears, as he is talking to Hilary Clinton in some important looking meeting.
BREAKING NEWS flashes at the bottom of the screen in the Dialogue banner.
ANGELICA (CONT’D) With polls indicating that
Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, is quickly gaining popularity in the upcoming 2012 presidential race, our insider White House sources reveal that - President Obama is considering a bold new political move.
You heard it first here on _UPSTREAM NEWS -- In an effort to secure the coveted female vote, Obama plans to replace current Vice President Joe Biden, with controversial but respected female activist & acclaimed politician ...Sarah Palin.
11 INT. NEWS ROOM MAIN DESK - NIGHT 11 Wide Two shot of Brock and Angelica.
BROCK (just finishing up an
obvious yawn) How interesting..., Stew, what’s going on with the weather?
12 INT. NEWS ROOM WEATHER DESK - NIGHT 12
STEW Alright, let’s take a look at
what’s going on across the country.
Map of country appears on green screen. Stew swims over to the west coast.
Yet another major storm system is gathering across the west coast.
Stew draws an oval around the northern California area on the map, as he explains...
Expect 20-30 feet of rain fall over northern California. Oh, yes, it’s not just steaming hot out there, folks. It’s gonna get wet.
STEW (CONT’D) .... and as rain fall continues,
slippery mud slides are predicted across the southern parts of California.
This storm system is expected to
move upward to the north east over the weekend, with severe floods forcing officials to declare a state of emergency ejaculation.
13 INT. NEWS ROOM MAIN DESK - NIGHT 13
BROCK Uh..OK, Stew if you’re finished,
and let’s face it -- we all hope you are...Let’s move on to Oscar, who’s going to give us the scoop on sports.
14 INT. NEWS ROOM SPORT DESK - NIGHT 14
Oscar Worms swims behind his desk, as we see his sports monitors playing an NBA game. Oscar’s voice is rough and tough - with no-nonsense. Typical of what you would expect from a former pro-football player - a real manly, man.
OSCAR (sarcastically to Brock)
Thanks, Brick...ahm...Brock. Well, YOU’LL certainly have something to cheer about. Since the NBA announced its decision to push basketball season back, word on the street is that ESPN is replacing the programming with all-star extreme tractor racing.
Wide shot of Video feed behind Oscar displays extreme tractor stills.
OSCAR (CONT’D) Doubt we’ll hear too many
complaints if their salaries are only $10,000,000 a year.
15 INT. NEWS ROOM MAIN DESK - NIGHT 15 Tight shot on Brock Fishman.
BROCK If you’re in the market for a new
pick-up truck and a slightly used AK-47, then you might want to make your way to the state of Missouri, for your next big purchase.
Wide two shot of Brock and Angelica.
ANGELICA Upsteam News’ Geraldo River is live
and outside Gillfin auto sales, in Ralla Missouri to give us more details.
BROCK Yes, Upstream News’ Geraldo River
is live and outside Gillfin auto sales, in Ralla Missouri to give us more details. Geraldo.
(Close up on Angelica)
ANGELICA I just said that. It was on my
teleprompter. Back to Wide two shot of Brock and Angelica.
BROCK But clearly I said it better.
Geraldo. Angelica glares menacingly at Brock.
16 EXT. CAR DEALERSHIP - DAY // INT. NEWSROOM MAIN DESK 16
Split into a two shot. Newsroom on the Left, and Geraldo on the Right. Geraldo is in a fish bowl outside with trucks lined up in the parking lot.
GERALDO Uh...um...ok...thank you Brock and
Angelica. I am here at Gillfin Auto sales with general manager Troy T. Tripple.
Screen collapses into a single on Geraldo, and the camera pans over to the Right to reveal Troy T. Tripple. A slightly overweight redneck man, wearing overalls.
GERALDO (CONT’D) So Troy, tell us the marketing
theory behind giving away an assault rifle with the purchase of every new truck?
TRENT It’s pretty simple,
TRENT (CONT'D) Our patrons are all about the red
white and blue, and nothing says America like the second amendment.
GERALDO Yes but how do guns and trucks go
TRENT They don’t really, but our last
promotion of a new truck and a year supply of Kentucky whiskey landed half the town in re-hab.
GERALDO OK, there you have it...This is
Geraldo River live at Gillfin Auto. Back to you.
INT. NEWS ROOM MAIN DESK 17 Wide two shot of Brock and Angelica closing out the news.
BROCK Yes back to me. For Upstream News I
am Brock Fishman, thanks for watching.
ANGELICA And on behalf of the entire team
here at Upstream News, I’m Angelica Gills, and remember it’s not news until it goes Upstream.
BROCK Yes. And a special good night from
me, Brock Fishman, and the news that hooks you.
DIRECTOR (O.S.) And that’s a cut.
INT. NEWS ROOM MAIN DESK 18 Camera lights turn off. The complete set can now be seen.
ANGELICA Could you have said your name any
ANGELICA And what was that crap in the new
open about ‘co-anchor’? Whose idea was that?
BROCK Now, Angie.
ANGELICA The name is -- Angelica.
BROCK Same thing. Now, you’ve got a cute
tail, I’ll give you that...but let’s be real. A ‘co-anchor’ title is more than generous when you’re reporting next to me, Brock Fishman.
STEW It’s true, she is a fine piece of
tail... but she’s also an award winning anchor.
BROCK Sure... if you consider “Rookie
Reporter of the Year” in Algae Falls a career builder.
ANGELICA I earned that award, Brock. I
worked hard to get to the top!
Oscar chimes in, but his voice is no longer rough and tough. He is now speaking in a high-pitched, effeminate, flamboyant gay voice.
OSCAR (flashy and very obviously
gay) Well, girlfriend, next time you’re on the way up the ladder, think about sleeping your way to the top. That’s what I did. It’s faster... faaaantaaaastic... and loads more fun!
Silence as the team just openly stares at Oscar, who seems oblivious to them all. Brock breaks the silence, trying to divert attention.
BROCK Hey old man Stew, another riveting
weather report, eh?
STEW I wasn’t finished, you pompous ass.
And I’ll tell you another thing...
‘Fart’ bubbles come from Stew and rises. Stew sheepishly looks around, as the crew doesn’t know whether to laugh or ignore it.
ANGELICA You were saying.
STEW What? Oh, yeah...Back in the day,
when my Father owned this news station, the anchors treated the team with respect.
BROCK Yes, well there’s no I in team, and
I am all that matters here, pops.
STEW Pops? Say that again and I’ll put
my fin so far up your...
OSCAR Honey, don’t get your panties in a
ruffle. He’s sooo not worth it.
BROCK Yo, Oscar, that sports report was
fo shizzle on point.
BROCK C’mon brotha. You get what I’m
dropping on tha real.
OSCAR Oh, I get it, “brotha”. Because I’m
black I’m supposed to understand your ridiculous attempts at the colloquialisms of my people?
ANGELICA (to Brock)
Does your mother even like you?
BROCK Not likely.
DIRECTOR (O.S.) Fishman, the boss wants to see you.
Brock swims in a smaller fish bowl atop an office desk. A man sits behind the desk, but his face is never revealed.
THE BOSS Brock, that was amazing.
BROCK Oh, stop...No, I’m kidding, please
THE BOSS The show’s ratings are off the
BROCK That’s fantastic Mr. Rothman.
THE BOSS You keep this up, I got one word
for you. Promotion.
BROCK I got two words for you. Brock.
Fishman likes the sound of that.
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