pilot flying j commercial – casting complete


arvold.casting is seeking actors local to the Suffolk, VA area of Virginia for a Flying J commercial. Those with and without experience are encouraged to submit!

Please follow the instructions below to be considered.

Pilot Flying J Commercial
Ad Agency: 3Sons
Production Co.: Skunk
Client: Pilot Flying J
Director: Renny Maslow
Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Associate: Eileen Siebken
Casting Assistant: Madison Landis

Callback Date: Thursday July 19, 2018
Shoot Date: Sunday July 22, 2018
Shoot Location: Suffolk, VA

Media/Usage Utilized:
:60 second – Online/Digital
:30 Cutdown and :15 Cutdowns – ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and SEC Network, Online/Digital, Industrial – at Sports Event
Usage Term: One (1) year usage limitation.
Travel: Mileage provided, if applicable.
Conflicts: Travel Centers

Compensation for role of PILOT EMPLOYEE:
Session Rate: $600.00, plus 15% if agent
Buyout (amount paid for Media Buy): $3,000.00, plus 15% if agent
Options if Buyout is Extended: 10% increase to buyout rates for option for 2nd year usage.
Print Component: $5,000.00, plus 20% if agent, buyout for unlimited usage for 1 year.

Compensation for all other roles:
Session Rate: $500.00, plus 15% if agent
Buyout (amount paid for Media Buy): $1,200.00, plus 15% if agent

Seeking the following principal roles.


[PILOT EMPLOYEE] Late 20s to mid 30s, female, any ethnicity. Can show youthful excitement side while still being able to see her wisdom as she triages each guest that we meet. Someone who has a natural, charming sense of humor and has the ability to really play with the lines. She has a sense of confidence while also being approachable. Kindness and fun is her approach to whatever may walk through that door.

[YOUNG DAD] Early 30s, male, any ethnicity. Doesn’t have a gym membership and loves his Dad Bod. Lovable but can show concern. Feels like fatherhood may be a little out of his comfort zone but he has this look where you know he is trying. Lovability and emotive feel important for him. Real father/baby pairs are encouraged to submit.

[BABY] 8-14 months old, male or female, any ethnicity. Looks like they could be related to dad but more importantly has a look that will let us know this baby can really “drop a deuce”. Real father/baby pairs are encouraged to submit.

[RV LOVER] 50s to 60s, female, any ethnicity. This woman has made more RV trips than she can count. She loves meeting new people, seeing new sites, and collecting little trinkets along her travels. She probably has a cat or a small dog along in the RV for most of her travels. She is giggly and fun loving, laughing at her own jokes along her travels.

[FESTIVAL GIRL] Early 20s to mid 20s, female, any ethnicity. This young woman is at Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Outside Lands every year. This is how she spends her free time and this is where she is at her happiest. And that is just how she dresses. In a happy and considered outfit, she’s got all the bohemian style of an Instagram star. She’s got long hair pulled back in braids, a deep tan from all of her time in the sun, and a youthful exuberance as if she thinks she can just go to festivals non-stop for the rest of her years. Her big eyes are always searching the room, like she’s scanning the concert grounds for celebrities.

[TRUCK DRIVER] 50s, male, any ethnicity. This driver has seen a lot of days on the road, and he’s got the tan and wrinkles to show it. He is a healthy, lean build, with the wear and tear of the road seen more on his face than on his lower body. He is friendly and inviting, and his humor and warmth always endear him to Pilot employees. He looks comfortable, dressed to be comfy on a long drive. But he also looks comfortable in Pilot, because this location and this stop is part of his routine. He loves the open road, and loves being a professional driver.

[BUSINESS WOMAN] 40’s, female, any ethnicity. She is a power broker at her firm. She has a look of collected intensity. She is proud of her important job, and takes each and every call very seriously. Especially the one she isn’t ending as she walks into Pilot. There is no goofing around when she is on the clock, and she is on the clock often. She cares more about closing the sale than dressing loudly or fancy, and wants people to take her as seriously as she does her own work. This can lead to her being intimidating to some, but her confidence lifts her to great heights at work.

[FOOTBALL FAN] Late 20s to early 30s, male, any ethnicity. Has been a fan of his alma mater’s football program since the day he was born and his parents wrapped him in a logo covered blanket. He tailgates every game, stuffing himself with wings and beer before heading in to enthusiastically cheer on his squad. He is the type that always wears a jersey and knows the entire roster by heart. You can tell he is an active member of his greek brotherhood. In a way, he is reliving his glory days of kicking it with the bros on the front of his Sigma Chi lawn.


If you are available and appropriate for this project, please select ONE of three ways below to submit:

OPTION 1: If you have an agent, your agent may submit you for this project through Breakdown Express.

OPTION 2: If you have an Actors Access account, you may submit for this project through Actors Access.

If you have already submitted for this project via Breakdown Express or Actors Access, please do not double submit!

OPTION 3: If you do not have an Actors Access account or an agent (or do not wish to use one for this project), follow the instructions below:

  1. Please fill in the form at the following link: FLYING J Submission Form
  2. Please send your headshot and acting resume (if any) in PDF format to [email protected].

Use the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
Your First and Last Name, ROLE, City, State, FLYING J
For example: John Smith, YOUNG DAD, Suffolk, VA, FLYING J

For BABIES ONLY, please include your age in the subject line.
For example: Jack Smith, BABY, Suffolk, VA, 10 mos, FLYING J

If you fill out the form, email your headshot & resume AND type the subject heading as instructed, your submission is considered complete!

Thank you for following our instructions. We will be holding auditions by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not guarantee you an audition, but it does put you in consideration for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions, but we sincerely appreciate your interest!



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