August 14, 2006 – Elite Athlete Management requires competitive road cyclists. There is also a mandate to cast/find Afro-Canadian cyclists so our cast will reflect ethnic diversity.
Biking is all about teamwork and about the ability of a good team to always overtake an individual. The storyline is simple. A team of riders work together to catch the ‘rabbit’ sprinter in a bike race. Visually, we want to capture all the drama in cycling teamwork – the gears shifting in unison, the riders all standing up in their saddles to attack a giant hill, the close proximity of the biker’s wheels to each other as they ride in a tightly packed group.
Choreographing the riders working together and getting the sense that they are working and riding more efficiently and faster as a group is key to this spot.”
We are looking to cast of 14 male cyclists ages 22-37 – we have some leeway on the age, but they must look adult. It is MOST important that they are excellent cyclists who compete. Those auditioned will be required to wear cycling outfits, their own road bikes, helmets are mandatory, eyewear and footwear in Calgary and Vancouver. Our mandate is to find ethnic diversity, although we are not limited to that.
Shooting in and around the greater Vancouver area Sept. 9-13 – possible shooting up to 3 days. Travel on either side of the outside dates. Possible callback in Vancouver Sept.5/6, 2006.
Athletes should make sure that they check and follow the applicable rules and regulations of your sporting association and / or teams relating to participation in advertising in all media listed. Please ensure that athletes check and follow any applicable contracts or any restrictions concerning your participation in or receipt of money for your appearance in advertising in media….including any rules relating to amateur status.
– Hero athletes @ $900. per shooting day
– Athlete double @ $500. per shooting day
Buyout $4,500 – for year 1 + option for years 2,3,4. Only those recognizable in the final cut will be paid a buyout fee.
Elite Athlete Management will be acting as the athlete’s agent of representation. Our agency fee is 20% from the gross payment of what athletes make from the above mentioned project.
Anyone that is interested in auditioning for this commercial, please email us all your contact information ASAP along with your age, picture and ethnicity.
Audition Date: Wednesday Aug 16, 2006
NOTE: All applicants should reside in Ontario and be willing to come to Toronto for the audition.
– All applicants must be MALE
– All applicants must be 22-37yrs old
NON-UNION TALENT TERMS AND CAST SPECS
We will be casting Canadian Non-Union Talent. Please refer to information below:
Media: Network, spot, cable, internet, industrial,
(Option#1 for Print (National Newspapers/National Magazines) to be negotiated up front prior to booking)
(Option #2 for Direct Mail (Insert for national lists) to be negotiated up front prior to booking)
Territory: US including Puerto Rico, possessions and territories.
(Internet Worldwide-all formats)
Term: One year with options for years 2, 3 & 4. (Option for additional year to be excercised or released prior to the end of the preceding year.)
Exclusivity: Investment Services (This means that the hero cyclists that are recognizable in final version of commercial, couldn’t appear in any advertisement in the US for another investment services company during the first year, or during the “option years” if “option” is excercised.
Male cyclists that exhibit a high level of skill and technique in the cycling competition discipline. Age range approx. 24-37. It is most important that they are excellent cyclists at the top of their sport. Cyclists will be working and portrayed with other road race cyclists. We are looking for varied ethnicities. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Casting: 7 Hero Cyclists + (5 Cycling Doubles as back- ups)
20 “extra” cyclists as part of a group.
Audition Wardrobe: Cyclists to wear “cycling outfits” while auditioning & bring own road racing bike/helmet/eyewear/footwear
Rehearsal and callback date: 9/6 or 9/7
Shoot Dates: September 12,13 14, (3 day commitment)
Shoot Location: Scenic roadway outside Vancouver, BC (TBD)
Travel: 1 day travel each way, on either side of the shoot/rehearsal dates.
Please make sure that you check and follow the applicable rules and regulations of your sporting association and/or teams relating to participation in advertising in all media listed above. Please make sure that you check and follow any applicable contracts for any restrictions concerning your participation in or receipt of money for your appearance in advertising in media listed above (including any rules relating to amateur athlete status.)
Hero Athlete Session Fee: $900.00 Cdn (per day- includes own equipment)
Athlete “Double’s” and “Extras” Session Fee: $500.00 Cdn (per day- includes own equipment)
Buyout**: $4,500.00 Cdn for the first year + option for years 2, 3 & 4.
**Please note: only those athletes recognizable in the final cut of the commercial will be eligible for the buyout noted above. Buyout to be paid upon final edit.
Travel, Accommodation, & Per Diem: To be paid for by the Production Company.