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Old 11-26-10, 12:50 PM
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Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

I need to get someone to demonstrate our company products/services for a series of youtube videos. Im thinking of getting an acting student/model because all of our engineers are not too good on camera and might generate several unwanted memes.

So... a few hours of video time total--how much should I offer to pay? This is going to end up on youtube, is a rights/royalties release form needed?
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Where do you live? There are a number of online casting sites that will net you far more reliable results than Craigslist.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Depending on how big of a city you live in, if you have an arts college nearby you can probably get someone to do it for free so they have something to put on their reel. I know here in Chicago I see people advertise all the time for people from Columbia College.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

I would think a casting website would have more professional people demand higher salaries. The college route is a good idea. Looking for board listings online but no luck so far.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Do a search for releases. You absolutely need a talent release or they could come back and sue you.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

If this was a movie; you'd be played by Ben Stiller and she'd end of being a hooker (with a heart of gold) played by Portia de Rossi, that thought your Craigslist ad was just you being sneaky.

I'm also seeing Jason Bateman and a vice cop that is "onto you" and Tracy Morgan as her pimp.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Originally Posted by Navinabob View Post
If this was a movie; you'd be played by Ben Stiller and she'd end of being a hooker (with a heart of gold) played by Portia de Rossi, that thought your Craigslist ad was just you being sneaky.

I'm also seeing Jason Bateman and a vice cop that is "onto you" and Tracy Morgan as her pimp.
I would pay to see this movie.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Not a big Stiller fan, but I like the rest of the cast. When is this due out?
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Before you do anything, make sure you watch this movie first:
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

If "hiring" means "burying" and "actress" means "hooker" I may be able to help you out... Otherwise I am no good here.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Originally Posted by Jeffy Pop View Post
Before you do anything, make sure you watch this movie first:
On your suggestion, I just watched the first part of this movie. Very light-hearted and romantic. I'm going to turn it off because I don't like chick-flicks, but OP, I think this may be your ticket to true love!
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Originally Posted by jiffy97 View Post
If "hiring" means "burying" and "actress" means "hooker" I may be able to help you out... Otherwise I am no good here.
You and Groucho should compare notes.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

Originally Posted by lordwow View Post
Do a search for releases. You absolutely need a talent release or they could come back and sue you.
When I do anything through Craiglist, I'm very upfront about a release being required. Also, that taxi money will be on the nightstand.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

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I would think a casting website would have more professional people demand higher salaries. The college route is a good idea. Looking for board listings online but no luck so far.
Perhaps, but they're not necessarily unaffordable. The key point is that they'll be more PROFESSIONAL. Of course, if you refuse to investigate the idea, you'll never find out. I'd rather not spend the time andmoney prepping a shoot only to have the talent flake out.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

You never know who will show up if you advertise on Craigslist. Watch out for your cornhole, bud.

Think bigger. If you introduce the actress/grad student/models to the engineers, and the engineers just happen to bring their bar mitzvah money...

"Time of your life, huh kid?"
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

I understand Lindsay Lohan is looking for work.
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Re: Advice needed on hiring an actress off craigslist

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I understand Lindsay Lohan is looking for work.
If your company pays in cocaine, it could work!

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