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I am casting four voices for corporate training videos that break away to very short "scenes". These scenes, which are
audio only, are written for very specific voice types. We are seeking AUTHENTIC accents for these roles. Native
speakers are preferable, as these videos may be used in each of the countries the characters are from.
· “Nadir” Arabic male (preferably Saudi) 40-50
· “Melvin” Swedish male, 20-30
· “Sarah” Swedish female, 20-30
· ”Ousman” African male, 30-40, preferably South African, black or caucasian
A word about clarity:
We definitely need these characters speak with the appropriate accent, but clarity is important, too. Perhaps try a take
with a thicker accent, and one that is lighter.
The producer prefers to record this project in Los Angeles, but will entertain letting actors outside L.A. record
themselves in a professional setting, and sending those files in. Sessions will be extremely short, as each of these
characters has very few lines.They expect to record in the beginning of January, but they may try to record before the
holiday break. Pay is $350 flat (non-union/non-broadcast).
Attached are the scripts for each character. Please record the appropriate script, slating your name at the top. If you
have more than one way you would like to approach the material, feel free to record another take.
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• Audio files must be delivered via email
Where are you on that task we were given at this morning’s meeting?
I’m just about to get started. I’ve been talking to my friend who works at another company.
You haven’t even started yet? It’s been four hours since the meeting, and we’re supposed to finish today. I completed my part and thought we could compare notes.
I know. It’s just that my friend posted on Facebook that she’s working on this really cool program that’s very similar to ours. They ran into issues similar to the ones we were having last week, so I was telling her how we solved it.
Did you write about our solution on Facebook?
Well, yeah, then a bunch of our other friends joined in, making fun of her for not being able to figure it out herself.
(Getting upset) I’m pretty sure our solution was proprietary.
(Eric is on the phone with Nadir, going over the project schedule.)
We’ve got to push to meet this deadline. The customer is demanding it.
I’m just not sure everyone down the line views it the same way.
What’s that supposed to mean? We can’t miss deadlines, end of story. We need a touchdown. We can’t settle for a field goal.
(mumbles) Touchdown not field goal? I spoke with Richard and Sarah earlier today, and I think they have some concerns about what they’ll have to sacrifice to meet the timelines.
I agree that quality is important, but we have to be competitive and we can’t do that if we miss our deadlines. Do we need to set up more check-in meetings? I think it is best to talk at the end of the day. I even do it from home. They should be willing to do the same. And why wouldn't they come to me to talk about this kind of thing?
Your end of day, must be after 9 at night for some of them. I don’t know why they haven’t told you, but it looks like we might not be finished on time.
We’ve got to hold everyone accountable to the same set of measurable objectives. Schedule slippage is just not going to be acceptable. I know we’re doing the best we can with the time and resources available to us, and we could do better if we just had more. We need to get the ball over the plate before we strike out. I want to address their concerns, but how am I supposed to help if they never come talk to me about them? We need to huddle!
(Richard and Sarah are talking while taking a short break.)
I don’t think they know what we do or how we think about the problem.
Or even care. The fact is Eric just doesn’t trust us to make good decisions. He always assumes we don’t have all the facts, but he’s not here. He’s not even on this continent.
We should say something.
Why bother? He said, “that’s the drop-dead date” for completion. If I push, what’s that do for me? I could wind up redundant. He has no idea of the effort any of us here puts in. We’re already competing against the people on his team who have the advantage of being in the same location he is.
The deadline is a goal—it has to be adjusted based on new information.
He’s always calling from his home, like he doesn’t even have a home life. But he doesn’t seem to realize it isn’t the same time zone. I mean, a “check in” meeting at 9pm our time? Ridiculous.
What about his constant American football references? Do you ever get those? (mockingly) “We’ve really got to score a touchdown on this one, team” or “when you're in the fourth quarter, do you kick a field goal or do you go for the win?” What does that even mean?!
(Jessica is in her office when Ousman, a visiting colleague from another office, comes in the door.)
(seeming somewhat distracted) Ousman, oh my, I haven’t seen you in so long. I heard you’d be visiting us here.
What’s wrong? Everything okay?
It’s great to see you, but now that you’re here, there’s something that you could help me with...
I am happy to help.
Last night, I was checking Facebook and I saw that some friends of mine were commenting on a post that Katrina had also commented on. You know Katrina, right? The new team member I hired who we’ve talked about before? I read her comments and there were a lot of them. And they’re over a long period of time, all through work hours.
That’s a problem.
But that’s only half of it. I noticed that some of the information she posted could be considered proprietary, or at least competitive advantage.
Sounds like you’ve got to do something.
Well, the thing is that we are not just manager and employee, we’ve become friends. We go out to lunch. And it isn’t just that, we’ve become friends outside of work, too. Our families have even gone out together. I know I need to talk to her, but I’m not sure how.
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