Wednesday, March 8, 2017

@Schneiderman discrimination against women in the entertainment industry

Here is a typical acting job notice

You'll notice that there are roles for older men, but no roles for older women. Acting jobs are predominantly male, even though there are more women in the field. Background acting jobs are even more predominantly male. Backstage jobs are even more predominantly male still.

I would like to see the N.Y. attorney general's office look into this. 

Elf (Seta Tour) - NYC EPA (03.07.17)

Job Details




Elf (Seta Tour) - NYC EPA (03.07.17)


Call Type: EPA 

Short Engagement Touring
Category 1, approval/salary pending (current min for Cat 1 $963/week) 

Music: Matthew Sklar
Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
Book: Bob Martin and Tom Meehan
Director: Sam Scalamoni
Choreographer: Connor Gallagher
Musical Supervisor: Nate Patten
Casting Director: Andrea Zee, CSA of Stewart/Whitley
General Manager: Gentry & Associates, Inc. 

First Rehearsal: On/About 10/9/17
First Performance: On/About 11/7/17 
Last Performance: On/About 12/31/17 


EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. 

An Equity Monitor will be provided. 

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. 

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. 

Equity actors for principal roles in ELF Tour. See breakdown. 


Seeking Equity actors: 

[BUDDY] Male, any ethnicity, late 20s-early 30s. Funny and warm with an infectious personality. He has outrageous enthusiasm for everything he does but it is very genuine. Seeking a comedian with great subtle timing and a strong singing voice up to a G. Must be a very strong mover with a great sense of physical comedy. Must be tall (6’ and above). Principal role. 

[JOVIE] Female, any ethnicity, late 20s-early 30s. Comedic, appealing, and relatable. A New Yorker that doesn’t have much Christmas spirit until meeting Buddy. Must have an amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a D flat. Principal role. 

[WALTER] Male, any ethnicity, 50s. He is an upscale successful business man who has become cold and distant with his family until Buddy enters their life. He is a workaholic with little time left for enjoying life or appreciating simple things. Must have a good singing voice. Principal role. 

[EMILY] Female, any ethnicity, 40s. Walter’s wife and Michael’s mother, she is at first overwhelmed by Buddy, but soon embraces him as part of the family. A witty NY sense of humor, warm, amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a C. Principal role. 

[MICHAEL] Male, any ethnicity, 12 years old. Funny and smart, he quickly bonds with Buddy and is determined to share a great Christmas with his entire family. Amazing singing voice up to an E. Principal role. SEEKING ROLE AND STANDBY. 

[DEB] Female, any ethnicity, 30s – 40s. A funny secretary at Walter’s office, full of character and sharp wit. Must be a very strong character singer with an excellent belt. Must be a very strong mover. Principal role. 

[MR. GREENWAY] Male, any ethnicity, 50s. A shrewd businessman, must have great comic timing and should sing well. Principal role. 

[SANTA] Male, 50s – 60s. Jolly, warm, funny, good singing voice. Down to earth, a beer and pizza kind of Santa. Principal role.



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