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August 27, 2014 • 1:53 PM

Showing off booked talent & forgetting one! The Chef needs more coffee

Sorry to say I forgot to include Scott L http://tso.to/j1ZITW in a post a few weeks ago showing off our booked talent. Sorry Scott!

Fantastic job y’all!!

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August 27, 2014 • 9:00 AM

National TV spot casting in the Soup for Atlanta actors. Pays $2000 + agency

Atlanta Actors, Get In The Soup For A Non-Union National TV Spot Casting Project #1377

A national non-profit organization focused on healthcare is casting in the Soup for actors for an upcoming video / print shoot in September. Pays $2000/10 plus agency (if you are linked to your agency in the system).

As with every project, if you are in the Soup and meet the criteria, you’ll be submitted automatically. Note that these are general criteria and are likely to be more constrained.

NOTE- Experienced non-union actors only. Your Webcomp must contain at least 1 reel and a performance resume. Be sure you’ve selected Actor / Performer on the Job Types tab or the search won’t include you!

Breakdown (NON UNION): 

  • Caucasian men, 65+ years old
  • African American women, 35-45 years old
  • African American women, 60+ years old
  • All ethnicities women, 25-35 years old
  • Caucasian men, 38-45 years old

Usage: 2 years national consumer broadcast, unlimited print, unlimited web/digital

Invitation-Only Casting Date: Tuesday, September 2nd (Atlanta Studio) 

Shoot Date: September 24-25th

Session: Up to 10 hours

Rates:

All rates below are for talent with a Pro account. If you are in the Soup for free with an Entry account, we charge you 20% of the rate. So your Entry rate is 80% of the rate listed below. Agency-linked talent should ask their agency about their net pay.

  • $2000 per day plus agency (if applicable)

AUTOMATIC SUBMISSION FOR ALL TALENT (if you fit)

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August 20, 2014 • 1:00 PM

Booked talent for Atlanta & B’ham print shoot..well done y’all!

It was a tight field with a ton of amazing talent options. Who knew we had so many beautiful babies? Not to leave out the beautiful adults too..you know who you are! Here’s the faces getting to work next week-

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August 14, 2014 • 12:37 PM

Atlanta / Birmingham talent - Print shoot casting in the Soup! Babies to retirees

Longtime client, a financial services brand, is back in the mix for a 2 city shoot, to include Atlanta and Birmingham. This is a print shoot for talent that will be unrecognizable background folks. Pays Pro Account talent $400 plus agency for adults on set for up to 4 hours. Babies will make $75 for 2 hours (they will book 2, one acting as a backup) on set, with one baby making an additional $80. 

Client’s Talent Shopping List-

  • African American men and women, 20-29 years old
  • Caucasian girls, 18 mos - 2 years old
  • Caucasian men, 45+ years old

IF YOU ARE IN THE SOUP ALREADY, LIVE WITHIN 100 MILES OF ATLANTA OR BIRMINGHAM, AND FIT A DEMOGRAPHIC ABOVE, YOU’LL BE SUBMITTED AUTOMATICALLY!

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August 9, 2014 • 4:00 PM

Back to the midwest- Project #1373 Chicago talent the Soup needs you! Print shoot. $1200+

Back in the midwest for a great print shoot coming up August 18-20th in Chicago, IL. This is a direct booking from portfolios in the Soup. 

Project pays $1200 (plus agency if applicable) for an 8 hour day. Minors are paid $800 + agency for an 8 hour day. Those are for talent with a PRO account. Remember the free accounts, called Entry, are charged a % upon booking (see your My Account tab).

Some Extras will also be booked and paid $350 (plus agency) for a 4 hour day. The client is using the images specifically for an upcoming Holiday Promotion but usage is in perpetuity, unlimited use for all print, web and out of home (billboard), globally.

Client’s Talent Shopping List-

  • Hispanic boys 8-15
  • Hispanic girls 8-15
  • African American men 35-40
  • Caucasian women 38-42
  • Asian boys 12-16
  • Hispanic women 38-42
  • 60’s year old men, all ethnicities
  • Caucasian girls 8-12 
  • Caucasian women 14-17
  • African American boys 10-14 

IF YOU ARE IN THE SOUP ALREADY, LIVE WITHIN 150 MILES OF CHICAGO, AND FIT A DEMOGRAPHIC ABOVE, YOU’LL BE SUBMITTED AUTOMATICALLY!

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August 4, 2014 • 11:51 AM

Hot tubs need spokesmodels too. So they got an awesome one!

Well done Stephanie M of Alex White Agency!

She booked the TalentSoup spokesmodel project for the hot tub brand. Can’t wait to see what magic they cook up with her musical talents.

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August 1, 2014 • 9:47 AM

Giant food brand books delicious talent from the Soup, again. Great job folks!

Fantastic job y’all!!

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July 24, 2014 • 1:58 PM

Global airline books more great talent from the Soup…well done y’all!

Big fat bowl of congratulations! Booked talent for the airline print shoot #1362 with Pouya Creative. Great job y’all!

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July 23, 2014 • 10:00 AM

Milwaukee / Green Bay models & actors: Print shoot needs you (and family)! $500* + agency / 4 hours

A national business furniture brand is shooting July 29th in Sheboygan, WI and is looking for great faces in the area. This is a print shoot.

Agency talent are welcome to submit but please ensure your agency has registered first so we can link you. See instructions below..

Client Shopping List:

  • Experienced and non-experienced talent are welcome
  • FAMILY - any ethnicity, ideally mom, dad and 2 kids (4-15 years old)
  • Caucasian, african american ladies - 36-46
  • African American men, 40-55
  • Ladies, 18-32, all ethnicities

This is an online casting (no in person casting). Booked talent will be paid $500 (free, Entry accounts make 20% less) plus agency if applicable. The family of 4 will be paid $1000. Agency-linked talent are subject to their agency agreement regarding payment.

Session is 4 hours on location for this print shoot. The client will use the imagery for business to business advertising across all channels (print, web, etc) excluding out of home and broadcast. The client will own the rights to the imagery in perpetuity (forever).

AUTOMATIC SUBMISSION FOR ALL TALENT (if you fit)

All talent must be registered (fast and free, remember) in the Soup. Our client then enters their “shopping list” and matching talent (location, skills, experience, demographics, etc) are shown to the client automatically. All talent, regardless of having a free or paid account are served up to the project if they fit.

  • Independent or Agent-free Talent?  Just visit www.talentsoup.com and signup as talent.
  • Represented Talent (with an agent or agency)?  Your agency must first register with us at https://talentsoup.com/agencies. Then enter your agency name in the Referred By box upon signup through TalentSoup’s Sign Up page.  Full details and to register your agency are found here https://talentsoup.com/agencies
  • Agency? Register your agency (free) first at https://talentsoup.com/agencies then invite your talent to build their portfolio in our system.

JUST WHAT IS TALENTSOUP?

We are a giant talent marketplace that books models (agency-represented and independent), actors and everyday “real” people for advertising photo and video shoots.
Our clients shop from a national collection of fantastic talent quickly and easily.
See our talent at work at www.facebook.com/talentsoup and get updated at www.twitter.com/talentsoup
Visit our blog for the latest project updates around the country http://blog.talentsoup.com 

NOTE- We are a broker and talent marketplace, not an agency.  TalentSoup® is a brand operated by Creative Commissary, LLC - © 2014

Shop for talent (or become one) at TalentSoup

July 23, 2014 • 10:38 AM

Non-union ATL actors. $1200+ 5 hour session. Global hot tub web ad video shoot.

The creative and production geniuses at Prolifik http://prolifikseo.com are in the Soup shopping for experienced actors for their client, a global hot tub brand. This promises to be an ongoing project with several additional shoots planned.

Booked talent, with Pro accounts, are paid $1200 + agency for 5 hour studio session. Remember, the free (Entry) account is paid 20% less, or $960.


Here’s the client wish list-

  • Experienced female actors, 36-50 years old
  • Musical - Singing and performing is a huge plus
  • Teleprompter experience also gravy
  • Living within 150 miles of Atlanta
  • Usage: Web / digital only video. Non union talent, in perpetuity, unlimited use (target is web sales), excludes broadcast / cable.

BETTERING YOUR CHANCES OF BOOKING

Ideally your Webcomp™ portfolio will have a video attached showing off your musical abilities. Tear sheets (production stills, etc) and a resume will also help land this one.

AUTOMATIC SUBMISSION FOR ALL TALENT (if you fit)

All talent must be registered (fast and free, remember) in the Soup. Our client then enters their “shopping list” and matching talent (location, skills, experience, demographics, etc) are shown to the client automatically. All talent, regardless of having a free or paid account are served up to the project if they fit.

  • Independent or Agent-free Talent?  Just visit www.talentsoup.com and signup as talent.
  • Represented Talent (with an agent or agency)?  Your agency must first register with us at https://talentsoup.com/agencies. Then enter your agency name in the Referred By box upon signup through TalentSoup’s Sign Up page.  Full details and to register your agency are found here https://talentsoup.com/agencies
  • Agency? Register your agency (free) first at https://talentsoup.com/agencies then invite your talent to build their portfolio in our system.

JUST WHAT IS TALENTSOUP?

We are a giant talent marketplace that books models (agency-represented and independent), actors and everyday “real” people for advertising photo and video shoots.
Our clients shop from a national collection of fantastic talent quickly and easily.
See our talent at work at www.facebook.com/talentsoup and get updated at www.twitter.com/talentsoup
Visit our blog for the latest project updates around the country http://blog.talentsoup.com 

NOTE- We are a broker and talent marketplace, not an agency.  TalentSoup® is a brand operated by Creative Commissary, LLC - © 2014

Shop for talent (or become one) at TalentSoup