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September 12, 2014 • 12:00 PM

Showing off the varied faces of booked talent project 1377 (national TV spot)

Check out the fantastic talent booked yesterday for the national PSA spot shooting toward the end of the month. We can’t wait to see you on the small screen. Well done y’all!

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September 9, 2014 • 10:00 AM

Showing off booked talent - Neenah Paper Shoot (plus behind the scenes video)!

Our talent are everywhere! Thanks to the lovely Brooke F (well, her mom) for sending this to us!

She found herself, and fellow talent, in an office supply store on a package of Astrobrights paper! image

Here’s the rundown from this fun project back in November of 2012 (don’t miss the behind the scenes video!)-

Booked Talent Portfolios-

Photographer-

Jerry Burns Photography http://www.studioburns.com

Check out the behind the scenes video 

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September 5, 2014 • 12:03 PM

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September 4, 2014 • 2:50 PM

Raleigh, NC talent casting project 1378 - $750 per day direct booking

Another satisfied client back to shop from the most amazing talent marketplace anywhere! Yes, our talent are tasty…

Ok, on to the project…our client is looking to book talent directly from the Soup that are in the Raleigh, NC area. Booked talent are paid $750 per day (8 hour day), plus agency if applicable. This project may book talent for multiple days so local is preferred. If you are outside a 100 mile radius of Raleigh and want to be considered, just update the Contact tab with Raleigh, NC to fake the system into submitting you. If booked, you will be responsible for all lodging / travel etc. as there is no travel budget.

Also, golf experience is a plus so if you play, be sure your Webcomp portfolio has a shot of you swinging a club!

Our Client’s Talent Shopping List-

  • Asian men and women, 30-40 years old
  • Caucasian men and women, 30-55
  • African American men and women, 30-50
  • Hispanic / Latin men and women, 30-50

IF YOU ARE IN THE SOUP ALREADY, LIVE WITHIN 100 MILES OF RALEIGH, NC, YOU’LL BE SUBMITTED AUTOMATICALLY!

  • Usage for this project is  Unlimited Time/Unlimited Use B2B/Worldwide, excluding outdoor boards & broadcast. The purpose of this particular shoot is web only for now, however. 
  • Set time is 8 hours per day and it’s shooting September 16-18

HOW TO REGISTER FOR AUTOMATIC SUBMISSION

All talent must be registered (fast and free, remember) in the Soup. All talent, regardless of account type 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 go register…enter your agency name in the Referred By box upon signup through TalentSoup’s Sign Up page.  SEND TO YOUR AGENCY: Complete details and to register your agency are found here https://talentsoup.com/agencies
  • Agent Wanting To Submit Your Talent? Register your agency (free) first at https://talentsoup.com/agencies then invite your talent to build their portfolio in our system. It’s free for agencies to register. We don’t get paid until you do. Our system them submits them automatically. All hold and booking communications go through you.

JUST WHAT IS TALENTSOUP?

We are a giant talent marketplace that presents models (agency-represented and independent), actors and everyday “real” people for advertising photo and video shoots. Our clients are well-known global brands and talent are located nationally, registering for automatic submissions.
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.  We do not represent anyone and all usage agreements are between our client and the booked talent or their legal proxy. TalentSoup® is a brand operated by Creative Commissary, LLC - © 2014

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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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