virginia lottery commercial (*new roles added 2/25) – casting complete


Arvold Casting is searching for Virginia based actors, real people, and dancers for a VA Lottery commercial. All ethnicities will be considered.  Please read the submission instructions/details below carefully.

Client: Virginia Lottery
Production Company: Trademarky Films
Casting Company: Arvold Casting
Audition Dates:  Feb. 25th – March 2nd
Callback Date: Wednesday, March 5th
Shoot Dates: March 11th, 12th, & 13th
Shoot Location: Richmond, VA area

Pay Rate: $400 – $750 per day (+ 10% agency fee if applicable) depending on role
Travel: Gas reimbursed and lodging provided, if applicable
Full Buyout: Two (2) years; all media

Seeking the following roles:

SUSHI DINNER GUY: Mid-20’s – Mid-30’s. Male. Any ethnicity.  A guy enjoying sushi with a bunch of his best friends in a festive and fun atmosphere.

SUSHI DINNER FRIENDS: Mid-20’s – Mid-30’s. Male and Female. Any ethnicity.  A group of friends enjoying a beautiful sushi dinner in a festive and fun atmosphere.

*SUSHI WAITER: Male or female. Enthusiastic and attractive. Brings a fun, energetic mood to his table. Must be able to carry a tray of drinks/food.

*JAPANESE SUSHI HOSTESS: Female. Japanese. Enthusiastic and attractive. Must have a great smile.

*JAPANESE SUSHI WAITER: Male. Japanese. Enthusiastic and attractive. Brings a fun, energetic mood to his table. Must be able to carry a tray of drinks/food. Ability to write in Japanese a plus.

*JAPANESE SUSHI CHEF: A real Japanese sushi chef who is able to prepare authentic sushi.

DANCE FLOOR WOMAN: Mid-20’s – Mid-30’s. Female. Hispanic or Caucasian.  Very good dancer with nice arms and very nice hands (please send pic of bare arms and hands with submission to be considered for this role).  Confident and attractive, loves dancing and is having a great time at the club with her friends.

DANCE FLOOR FRIENDS: Mid-20’s – Mid-30’s. Female.  Any ethnicity.  All should be confident and love dancing.  Not just “willing to dance” but absolutely loving their time out on the dance floor.  Very confident and enthusiastic.

*DANCE FLOOR DJ: Mid-20’s – 30’s. Male or Female. Any ethnicity. Fun and enthusiastic. Ability to DJ/spin a plus.

*DANCE FLOOR BOUNCER: Male. Any ethnicity. Very muscular, can be intimidating if necessary.

*DANCE FLOOR HOSTESS/COAT CHECK WOMAN: Mid-20’s – 30’s. Female. Any ethnicity. Attractive with a great smile.

POKER PLAYER: Mid-30’s – Mid-40’s. Male. Caucasian.  Masculine build with attractive hands (please send pic of hands with submission to be considered for this role).  Blue-collar guy enjoying a night of poker in his man cave.

POKER PLAYER’S FRIENDS: Mid-30’s – Mid-40’s. Male. Caucasian. Blue-collar workers, enjoying a night of poker in their best friend’s man cave.

*POKER PLAYERS WIFE: Mid-30’s – Mid-40’s. Female. Caucasian. Answers the door to her husband’s friends on just another poker night. Comedic improvisation skills a plus.


Step #1: Open a talent application OR update your Agency Pro for Casting Directors account here:
As you may already know, you do NOT have to pay to open an account. A non-active account grants two photos and a resume and this is all we need!
It will take a little bit of time to submit a new talent application, but please make certain your account with us is as complete and accurate as possible. To update your portfolio, find (at the top of your account) the link to “PORTFOLIO” and then “EDIT” and complete the instructions below.
Fill in ALL the information you can, including wardrobe sizes and acting experience.

Step #2: Please send a VERY recent photo and, if possible, an acting resume in PDF format to [email protected] ASAP. These photos do not need to be fancy; we just need to see what you look like right now. Cell phone pictures are fine. Please include ALL the following information at the top of your email submission IN THIS ORDER:

Age or Age Range:
City, State:
Cell Phone:
Union Status (SAG-AFTRA or Non-Union):
Are you a Virginia resident? (YES or NO):
Are you over 18 years old? (YES or NO):
Do you have your own Agency Pro account with us which is current and updated (answer YES or NO or explain):
Do you have your own reliable transportation to/from set? (Answer YES or NO):
If not selected for a principal role, are you willing to be a paid extra (YES or NO):
Availability for shoot dates in Richmond, VA for March 11th, 12th and 13th:
Availability for the Callbacks in Richmond for Wednesday, March 5th:
Availability for Auditions in Charlottesville on Feb. 26th, 27th & possibly March 2nd:

If cast, do you require lodging in Richmond, VA (YES or NO):

Have you ever appeared in a Virginia Lottery commercial?
If so, what spot and what year?

If you have any physical limitations, describe here (if none, write NONE):

For men: Would you be willing to be clean-shaven if asked? (Answer YES or NO):

For men: Are you a sushi chef?

For all:  Would you be willing and able to eat sushi if asked? (Answer YES or NO):

For all: Can you write in Japanese? (Answer YES or NO):

For all: Can you DJ/spin records? (Answer YES or NO):

For women: What is your dance experience and level? (Please describe and include how enthusiastic a dancer you are):

Finally, please put the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
For example:

Thanks so much for following our instructions. We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an audition, but does get you considered for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!

Important: For anyone who has any difficulty following the submission instructions above, please email us at [email protected] and let us know what assistance you require.

We use Agency Pro’s Casting Director software. This is, quite literally, our electronic filing cabinet of actors’ headshots’ and resumes as well as our delivery system for your photo to get to our client. Please be sure to read our FAQs to fully understand how our system works!


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