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Seeking Foreign Language Speaking Students,
any Gender and Ethnicity aged 12-22,
for Education Videos


We’re casting students for a series of language education videos for middle school and high school students.¬†This is for an interactive test used in classrooms nationwide created by ACTFL (actfl.org). We’re seeking students who speak any of the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian and Spanish

  • 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 between the ages of 12-18. (Young adults who appear to be high school age may qualify for the high school role). Any gender and ethnicity.
  • 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 the specified language.
  • Theatrical or acting background not necessary, but helpful.
  • Must be comfortable in front of a camera and be able to take direction from the language expert.

ROLE:

Portray a Middle School or High School student from another country having a video chat in the specified language with an American student learning that 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
  • Students and accompanying adults must provide proof of vaccination for access to the filming set

COMPENSATION:

  • $300 for up to three hours of filming, including a one-hour virtual rehearsal via Zoom.
  • Theatrical permits are required for actors under age 16. A parent or guardian must fill out appropriate forms and mail them in. Instructions on the process will be provided.
  • For actors under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must: 1) sign the permission form in advance, 2) be present during a one-hour virtual rehearsal via Zoom, and 3) be present during in-person filming.

TO APPLY, UNDER 18: Download and complete the Parental Permission Form below. Email the completed form to casting@saplingpictures.com and be sure to include your child’s age, the language they speak and if they are a native or heritage speaker. Please do not send photos at this time. Any photos or videos submitted before a permission form has been provided will not be considered.

TO APPLY, OVER 18: Email us at casting@saplingpictures.com. Tell us your age, the language you speak and if you are a native or heritage speaker.