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Seeking Female Native French Speaker,
age 60+, for Education Videos


We’re casting a French-speaking female for an interactive language test created by ACTFL (actfl.org) and used in classrooms nationwide.

  • Must be a Native or Heritage speaker. (Native speakers learned to speak the language of the place where he or she was born as a child. Heritage speakers use the language at home but may have been primarily educated in English.)
  • Must appear to be over 60 years of age.¬†All ethnicities welcome.
  • Must be able to read aloud lengthy and complex speaking texts in the specified language using a teleprompter. No memorization required. Performance will be entirely in French.
  • Theatrical or acting background not necessary, but helpful.
  • Must be comfortable in front of a camera and be able to take direction from a language expert.

ROLE:

Portray a late middle-aged, grandmotherly classroom volunteer from a French-speaking country who’s having a video chat in French with an American student learning the language. Must be friendly, approachable, and engaging.


DATES & LOCATION:

  • Filming dates: one 3-hour block to be scheduled between April 8 – April 25, 2022
  • Filming will be in-person in Alexandria, VA
  • Current CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly followed for in-person filming
  • Everyone must provide proof of vaccination for access to the filming set

COMPENSATION:

  • $300 for up to three hours of filming, including a virtual rehearsal via Zoom

TO APPLY: Email us at casting@saplingpictures.com. Include a current photo, and tell us your age and whether you are a native or heritage speaker.