Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Craze Agency will be Casting new paying feature film!

Rage like love will be shot in Idaho and casting will be in Idaho, Utah and Washington.
Title: Rage Like Love (Non-Union)

Producer/Director: G. Green

Casting: Craze Agency will be assisting with Casting

Dates: (tentative) Start September 23, 2010 and run through October 20, 2010. Most available roles are Day Players and will require only 1 day of shooting within the production schedule.

Casting Location: Boise, Idaho


VICTOR BELLOWS, a powerful casino owner and drug dealer, rules with ruthless charm and brutality. ANNA, his battered wife of fifteen years, is controlled by Victor the same way. His business associates are not immune to his tactics either - like the high-strung Buenos Aires drug dealer GIOVANNI RUSSO. Victor is convinced that his employees are under his thumb, too; including his most-trusted, MICHAEL and the loyal but deadly CHRISTINA. But Victor gets his comeuppance when Anna finally can no longer take his abuse.

This film will most likely receive a PG-13 or R rating as there is some nudity and some language.

Audition Date: Saturday, June 5 from 10:00am- 2:30pm.

This is an amazing opportunity for Idaho Talent and we want you to get involved in this production. Please do everything you can to be available for the audition day!!




VICTOR BELLOWS- Handsome, distinguished looking, wealthy, powerful, capable of charm and ruthless brutality, psychopathic beneath his cultured facade, Victor is a casino owner and high-level drug kingpin who owns an apparently vast empire. Married to Anna for fifteen years, Victor mentally and physically abuses his wife and keeps her a virtual prisoner, gloating over his power to keep her from any kind of happiness. Deftly wielding his power both domestically and with his new business associate, Giovanni Russo, Victor is confident that his employees are loyal since he keeps them in a state of active fear as well. However, he doesn't take into account Anna's own power, and winds up a victim of his own deadly game...LEAD Pay rate- $7,500 flat rate

MICHAEL- Is a younger guy (late 20's early 30's) that is working as a "strong arm" and in this case a trusted bodyguard for Victor. He's rough around the edges, comes off as sort of a 'thug" at first, but as we get to know him, he's smart and has a heart of gold. He also falls in love with Anna, of course, and you know the rest of the story. LEAD Pay rate is $5,000 flat rate

CHRISTINA- This beautiful young woman is an accomplished soldier who winds up working for the ruthless Victor as an assassin. Intelligent, confident, sensual, Christina connects with Anna, and the two women realize there's a definite sexual chemistry between them. Though she's ordered by Victor to spy on the unfaithful Anna and ultimately kill her, Christina is part of the clever, intricate plot to give Victor a taste of his own medicine...LEAD Pay rate is $3,900 flat rate

GIOVANNI RUSSO- A wealthy, powerful, high level Argentinean drug dealer/businessman, authoritative, arrogant, with a refined Spanish accent, obsessed with Napoleon (to whom he frequently alludes), bad-tempered, Giovanni is a difficult man who has a long-standing business arrangement with Victor in the heroin market. Giovanni has some tempestuous dealings with Victor over the years and gives Victor an ultimatum when he believes some of Victor's men have been stealing from them. He apparently isn't well liked by the people who work with and for him, and he's ultimately killed by Victor...LEAD Pay rate is $3,200 flat rate

MARGARET- Victor's mother, wheelchair-bound in a nursing home, she's a querulous, bad-tempered old woman who's obviously struggling with memory loss. She frequently confuses Victor, her son, with Walter, her late husband, who was apparently as abusive to her as Victor is to his own wife...LEAD Pay rate TBA

JOSE / CARLOS- These two Argentinean men work for Giovanni, but hate their boss and are prepared to double cross him in favor of Victor. They are enthusiastic about working with Victor...1 speech & 1 line, 4 scenes; 4 speeches & 3 lines, 5 scenes respectively. SPEAK SPANISH AND ENGLISH. Pay rate is $350 flat rate.

FRANKIE HOBART- Bush pilot that’s been there and done that. He’s arrogant, but jumpy about the boss finding out that he’s stealing from him.. Speaking role. Pay rate is $350 flat rate

ED- One of the gun men that accompanies Victor during his “conversation” with Frankie. Non speaking role. Pay rate is $250 flat rate.

RICARDO- The other gun man that accompanies Victor during his “conversation” with Frankie. Non-speaking. Pay rate is $250 flat rate.

RONNIE BLACK- Hard working casino dealer that Victor plays “double or nothing” with. Speaking role. Pay rate is $350 flat rate.

GLENDA- Victor’s personal assistant. She’s helpful and wants to do the best job for her boss. Speaking role. Pay rate is $275 flat rate.

JOE RINALDI- The bush pilot that replaced Frankie Hobart. He’s also been there and done that. He’s also fallen into the same scenario as Frankie did – cutting shipments. He thought he could get away with it, but he finds out otherwise. Speaking role. Pay rate is $350 flat rate

LEO- Trusted employee that Victor trusts. Leo knows that a shipment has been cut and informs Victor. Speaking role. Pay rate is $300 flat rate.

LEATHER AND LACE CLERK- A real character behind the counter at the sex toy store. Not over the top, just a friendly guy that has a slight “sleaze factor” to him. Speaking role. Pay rate is $300 flat rate.

PAWNBROKER- Somewhat friendly business guy behind the counter, but is used to having the upper hand in getting the best deal for himself. Speaking role. Pay rate is $300 flat rate.

RENTAL CAR AGENT- Younger guy, helpful and courteous. Speaking role. Pay rate is $300 flat rate.

NURSING HOME NURSE- Seasoned professional, knows how to work with her patients. Speaking role. Pay rate is $300 flat rate.

THREE MEN PLAYING POKER- Polished business men, older (40’s, 50’s). Non-speaking. Pay rate is $175 flat rate.

DOCTOR- Male doctor, younger who’s checking Victor’s chart. Pay rate is $175 flat rate

4 NURSES- (2 male, 2 female). Pay rate is $175 flat rate.

AIRPORT SECURITY OFFICER- Male, 40-ish or older, bigger guy maybe. Speaking role. Pay rate is $275 flat rate.

TODD- Works with Christina and carries a gun. Potentially a big guy. Speaking role. Pay rate is $350 flat rate.

STEVEN- Works with Christina and carries a gun. Potentially a big guy. Non-speaking. Pay rate is $250 flat rate.

USED CAR SALESMAN- Older guy, personable, used to working with a wide variety of customers. He knows what to say, but not the typical “used car sales guy." Speaking role. Pay rate is $350 flat rate.

GAS STATION CLERK- Can be a character, trying to be nice to Anna. Speaking role. Pay rate is $175 flat rate.

MR. COOK- Older, well-dressed business man but looks a little like a gangster. Speaking role. $350 flat rate.

EXTRAS- various Men and Women. Pay rate is $90 flat rate.

If you are interested, fit any of the above roles, can be available on the audition day (June 5), and would like to be considered for an audition, email crazeagency@sisna.com or bookings@crazeagency.com your:



Role(s) you are interested in

We will submit your info. and if selected, we will contact you with additional info. and your auditions sides.

Craze Agency

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

What hiring casting clients look for in actors and models!

With 25 years experience and as President of the Craze Modeling and Talent Agency booking 1000's of models and actors, here are some of the most important tips that hiring client's look for when booking talent for paid speaking roles or modeling assignments!

1- Polish- The talent must be polished and confident enough to do the job with little or no direction if needed.

2- Experience-Does your portfolio or resume show you have worked and trained successfully in the past?

3- First impression-Often they have to make a hiring decision within 30-60 seconds. If they cast you and they have not worked with you before they are taking an educated risk. A good impression is made by being early, prepared, looking like a professional and having amazing charisma!

4-Can you think quick on your feet? Sign of an experienced professional. Can you make the adjustments they ask for?

5-Are you worth the money they are paying? If the client is going to pay a rate of $400-$1500 a day, you must show them you are worth it. They have to account for every dollar spent.

6-Originality-When auditioning many models or actors it becomes hard to differentiate between each talent. You need to make a creative statement and lasting impression within the context of the project.

7-Be prepared to be uncomfortable. It is natural not to feel natural. (That is why it is important to constantly be practicing and training).

8-When you first get into the acting business, go to every audition that you fit the profile on regardless if it is a lower or non-paying project. This business is all about networking and exposure.

9-Ability takes time. Be patient with yourself and your agent.

10-You can spot an experienced Model or Actor a mile away. You cannot fake it!

11-Keep your sides after every acting audition, sometimes it can take weeks for the callbacks to occur.

12-Keep a journal and detailed notes on all of the auditions you attend. Track what happened, how you did, things that worked and things you need work on. Note how you adjusted to each audition, who you met with, etc.

13-When you book a job, always make a note on what the project was, what part you played and who the production company, casting director or client was. Update your resume and make copies for your agent and yourself. That may land you your next job.

14-Pay you agents commission ASAP, they really do notice who pays quickly and will send you out more often. After all it is a business.

15-Never get discouraged. That is why most Actors and Models fail!

Circle yourself with positive people who are also in the industry or support you in your passion.

16-Always aim to become the best Actor or Model in the entire world.
It takes that kind of mental approach and dedication to achieve results in this competitive

Always remember these tips and your chance of obtaining success will dramatically increase. The Craze Agency is here to help! If you would like more Information about us call 801-438-0067 or go to www.crazeagency.com


Monday, May 10, 2010

Key modeling and acting tips!

1- When you are booked for any job write down the director, producer, casting director, TV Network etc... You need this info. For your resume. Also remember the part you played. (If it was extra work you must put that in a separate Extra category not acting). Always update your resume the day you do the project. You would not believe the amount of work people lose out on because their resumes are not updated.

2- To insure payment when you are booked on a job, please remember to bring appropriate ID and fill out all forms legibly and correctly. Also keep track of the dates you work and what job it was just in case.

3- Keep your look close to the photos your agent uses to promote you, or you must update the photos. Clients really get upset when you do not match your photo or if we send you out to meet them and you have gained or lost weight, have longer hair or a different color we could lose that client permanently.

4- Never say a negative word on set. Even among fellow actors or models. Even about other agencies. It never helps you or us in the long run! Let's take the high road even though many people and agencies don't.

5- A successful Modeling and Acting career is like any other career it takes time, persistence, dedication, knowledge, skill and patience!

6- Many National Clients take time to pay you, even when your agent bills them with a 30 day voucher. We all hate it as bad as you do, (we all have bills to pay). Often they have 2-3 clients they bill to get you paid. Legitimate agents will do everything in their power to collect, but it has always been that way and will probably never change with the big national companies. They know they get a lot of people work so if you harass them too much the client will just use someone else.

7- Do not accept an audition unless you are 100% sure you can make it and be on time. Usually agents are limited in the time slots we have and we do not have time to replace you. We also give the casting director a list the night before and they will too be busy the next day of the audition for us to schedule someone else with them. They just figure you are unreliable.

8- No matter how you feel inside you have to portray self confidence when you are interviewed. Clients never hire people who let them know they are new at this or who are not a polished finished product.

9- Don't show it or be shocked if the audition is not what you visualized. A pro expects it to always be different and is ready to make quick on the spot adjustments. They almost want it to be tough because they know the amateur will let it affect them. Half of success in this business is
Being very adaptable on the fly. That is why it takes training and experience for many of the jobs.

10- Always just have fun with this business. Clients love to be around smiling, funny, happy people. Many actors, models get too serious when they audition because they feel the pressure.

11- If a client ask you what your rate is say, call my agent or let us know. That is our job and we will make sure to get documents signed if needed and get you the best rate possible for that type of project. Usually clients that do not want to initially go through agents will either never pay or low ball you or work in an unprofessional manner. Plus you are responsible to let the agency know about these projects.

12- If you need an agent research the Better Business Bureau, call your local Film Commission and ask casting directors who they use. If you live in the western U.S. except California contact the Craze Agency 801-438-0067, www.crazeagency.com