CASTING CALL: SEOUL SEARCHING
SEOUL SEARCHING is an ensemble film that offers several roles. The director, Benson Lee intends to discover the next generation of Asian actors and help launch their careers through this movie.
Through Facebook, they will hold an online casting call where actors and non-actors can film their own audition clips and upload it to their Facbook movie page via YouTube. Their team will review the submissions, and post the top candidates for each character. The community will vote to decide on their favorite actors which will qualify them for an in-person audition with the director in LA, NY, Seoul, Frankfurt and Sao Paulo.
SID PARK / Leading Male / Korean / 17-18
Sid is your classic teen rebel, punk rocker from Long Island with a big chip on his shoulder. He has a history with truancy and a major problem with authority — especially his father. On the exterior he plays the tough guy but deep inside Sid yearns for his father’s acceptance. Sid’s father sends him to Korea with the hopes that a summer in the motherland will help reform him, but when Sid meets Mr. Kim, his summer school teacher, an entirely new feud begins. To make matters worse, he falls in love with Grace, a girl with her own set of issues that forces Sid to become the person he always tried to avoid being: a nice guy.
GRACE PARK / Leading Female / Korean / 16-18
Grace’s father is the pastor of the largest Korean church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. While her father worships God, Grace worships Madonna in style and especially attitude. Her bold display of sexual prowess attracts a lot of boys, and she makes it a point to torture them all — especially Sid who she harbors the deepest attraction to. Grace also has a penchant for alcohol which gets her into several compromising situations. It is through her relationship with Sid that we learn this is all an act and a means of escape for a girl who is desperately yearning for her father’s love.
KLAUS KIM / Leading Male / Korean / 17-18
Klaus, a.k.a. “Der Komissar,” has his whole life meticulously planned out from attending the best business school in Frankfurt, marrying his German girlfriend, and becoming the first Korean banker for Bundesbank. His ambition is fueled by his desire to escape the immigrant status of his parents and their chain of Bratwurst stands. All that changes when Klaus meets Kris, an adoptee who has no connection to her own biological parents. The two set off on a journey into an unknown past that redefines everything Klaus thought he knew about himself, his parents, and his love for his German girlfriend.
KRIS SCHULTZ / Leading Female / Korean / 17-18
Kris is a heavy metal rocker from Ohio who returns to Korea for the first time since she was adopted at the age of three. Her parents sent her to summer school to learn about her Korean heritage — something she knows nothing about. Kris has no intentions of finding her biological parents until she meets Klaus, who helps her unlock the Pandora’s box to a very complex past. On one hand, it is a painful discovery of the truth, and on the other, the budding of a beautiful romance.
SERGIO KIM / Leading Male / Korean / 17-18
Sergio is the typical Brazilian womanizer from Sao Paulo who thinks he’s God’s gift to the ladies. Life is all about samba, caipirinhas, capoeira and living in the moment. His mission is to get together with as many beautiful girls as he can during the summer. He meets his match in Sue-jin, a feminist who literally body slams his whole world in Tae Kwon Do class. Sergio eventually learns that hell hath no fury like a Korean woman scorned, but more importantly, he realizes the beauty on the inside is as important as the beauty on the exterior.
SUE JIN SONG / Leading Female / Korean / 16-18
Sue-jin is a hot tomboy from Torrance, California who is a black belt in Taekwondo. After experiencing a history of physical abuse by her alcoholic, philandering father, she vowed no man would ever harm her or her mother again. When Sue-jin meets Sergio, he becomes the scapegoat for her anger which she takes out on him by torturing him all summer long on the Taekwondo mat. Little did she know that in the process, she would learn how to forgive and fall in love with the guy she despised the most.
MR. KIM / Leading Male / Korean / 40-45
Mr. Kim is one of the teachers at the summer school assigned to the boys class. As a former tutor of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Korea, his life took a turn for the worst when he was struck with a family tragedy that changed his life forever. It is through his contentious relationship with Sid, and his struggle to teach an unruly group of teens about Korea, that Mr. Kim is able to regain a sense of family that he thought was lost.
For more information please visit the SEOUL SEARCHING website.
Korean Show Host / Producer at LA 18
GENERAL SUMMARY: The person will host a new half-hour lifestyle program in Korean on LA’s leading Asian TV, LA 18 KSCI-TV. The interview process includes an on-camera audition on 3/30/13.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Host a weekly half-hour television lifestyle entertainment/variety program. The show may expand to a daily or longer show format depending on the success.
2. Plan and produce shows including scheduling, coordinating and conducting interview or field shoots, and editing. This show will mostly involve field shoots, and not in-studio.
3. Write synopsis of each show, and give to Program Director for final approval.
4. Research topics and interviewees. Prepare a list of questions and points of discussion for guest interviews.
5. Translate interviews from English to Korean. Most interviewees will be English speaking.
6. Establish and maintain good relationships with local community groups, businesses and leaders.
7. Stay current and knowledgeable with local issues and trends affecting the local Korean community.
8. Promote the show by attending sales meetings and community events, utilizing social media, and writing/performing on-air promos.
9. Duties may include hosting a segment for the LA 18 Korean News.
10. Perform miscellaneous duties as needed.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Fluency in Korean and English required, as well as accurate and speedy translation skills. Must be able to type in Korean.
2. Knowledge of local Korean community issues, trends and contacts preferred.
3. Ability to write compelling scripts/stories by deadline.
4. Ability to use or learn to use non-linear video editing systems.
5. Ability to present a professional and attractive on-air appearance, including good articulation and correct pronunciation.
6. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including overtime, weekend, travel, and on-call duty.
7. Ability to work under tight deadlines, prioritize projects and handle several projects simultaneously.
8. Ability to represent the station well and attend various community events as needed.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
1. B.A. Degree or higher in related field. A minimum of 1 year experience in writing scripts/features, translating, and on-camera, preferably for an entertainment / interview program in Korean language.
Only candidates with legal eligibility to work in the United States will be considered. OPT and H1B visas will be considered.
Work schedule varies and TBD. Normal hours are 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Submit resume, cover letter, photo to: [email protected]
Fax 310 479-8118
Mandarin Language Video Editor at LA 18
We are currently recruiting for a Video Editor who can also operate a video camera
to support KSCI – LA 18 production. KSCI is the largest producer of Asian American content in the U.S.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Create and edit material for KSCI, including commercials, PSA’s, on-air promos and sales tapes. Edit long form programming as needed. Deliver all content on time and with minimal errors.
2. Collaborate with producers and coordinators to meet daily deadlines.
3. Design creative animation and graphic sequences.
4. Ensure all deliverables meet broadcast technical specifications.
5. Manage multiple projects while maintaining efficiency and creativity on all projects.
6. Operate an ENG field video camera system.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
1. Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English required.
2. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
3. Minimum 3 years experience editing on Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier Pro editing systems.
4. Minimum 3 years experience in working with AfterEffects, Photoshop and Illustrator programs.
5. Minimum 3 years experience in working with an ENG field based video camera system.
6. Ability to work as a team player with multi-cultural and multi-lingual clients.
7. Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines while providing excellent work.
Strong work ethic, positive attitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks a must.
Ability to work in fast-paced, high-pressure environment while maintaining professional respect and courtesy with team members.
Strong communication skills, great attention to detail and the ability to work effectively under tight deadlines.
Ability to work in supervised and/or unsupervised environment. Excellent organizational and time management skills required.
Must be creative and self-motivated.
Must be able to learn and grow with new technology.
Submit resume and demo reel to:
LA 18 KSCI-TV
1990 S. Bundy Drive, Suite 850, LA, CA 90025
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 310 479-8118
Viacom Internship Program
Viacom is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. With more than 160 channels worldwide, Viacom owns and operates favorites including MTV, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land, Comedy Central, Spike, CMT, MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Tr3s, GameTrailers, VH1 Classic, Palladia, Logo, Nick Jr., TeenNick, ParentsConnect, Nicktoons, BET, and Paramount.
A Viacom Internship allows college students to work in an innovative, progressive, fast-paced and professional environment. Students are exposed to all levels of the company, which has proven to be an invaluable experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. Viacom is committed to diversifying our organization. Embracing differences is an integral part of our culture, and a key element of our success is creating and maintaining an inclusive environment.
INTERNSHIP CRITERIA: Interns must meet all of the criteria below to be eligible:
•Viacom’s Internships are paid at a standard competitive hourly rate, so proper work authorization is needed to be employed within the United States.
•Interns must be available for a minimum of 10 weeks.
•Interns must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week (no weekends) – typically external partner organizations intern 35-40 hours/per week.
•Internships are open to college juniors and seniors. *Upon acceptance, we will require a letter from your school confirming you are a matriculated junior or senior.
•College credit is not required, but we will provide appropriate documentation if necessary.
•Please note that we do not offer housing.
For more information about Viacom, the internships and to apply, please visit their website