A real mom and child with Down syndrome age 7 to 12 or there about. These are non-speaking roles. The story of the commercial will be the very real struggles of a single mom (no need to really be single) trying to balance motherhood and her checkbook to secure the financial future of her child. Of course Massachusetts Mutual will have an answer for this worried mom. It will be a lovely story.
The commercial pays $550 for each performer and residuals. Children must have a work permit.
Bring to the appointment, a photo of mom and child, or one of each. Have your names and contact info on the back of the photos. Know the sizes both mom and child wear as well as measurements, height and weight. You want to be able to fill out any paperwork and these are the questions you will most probably need to answer. Bring snacks in case you are at the audition for a while, and bring something to do like a hand held game, book, playing cards, something to entertain your child with.
Here is a link to an application for a work permit from our friends at Central Casting. Complete the application including the child's school signing off on it and take to the Van Nuys Labor Office listed here as well. Van Nuys is the only office that offers walk in same day service. I would advise to not take your child with you, sometimes uneducated clerks ask for a doctor's release for no reason. So go by yourself to be safe. Once you get your child's work permit, keep it safe, you will need it when your child works.
Work Permit Link
Auditions will be held in Los Angeles, Wednesday 10/12, Thursday 10/13 and Friday 10/14.
Schedule an appointment ASAP with Sarah at 310-482-9886 or email@example.com