We want to hear stories about how you and your children use the internet. We may use some of these stories in TV commercials, social media and internet films for the Internet Essentials program.
We would love to hear from kids who are using the internet in interesting ways, like coding, making music on their computer, being a part of student government, or learning about space or natural sciences (animals, environment,etc). Are your kids interested or involved in something else? Do they use the internet to grow in their passions? We’d love to hear about it!
All kids must be fluent in English because we will have them talking on screen to a camera.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR INTERNET ESSENTIALS?Families can sign up for Internet Essentials if:1. You have a K-12 student in the household who receives free or reduced-price lunch through the National School Lunch Program.2. Or your household receives any HUD housing assistance
If either of these describes your family, you are eligible for Internet Essentials!
HOW WILL WE PICK CHILDREN TO BE A PART OF THE COMMERCIAL? We will cast (choose) children in 3 different ways - you let us know what works best for your family!!
1. Send us a self-recorded video of your child or children.* Sending us a video is an easy way for your children to tell us about themselves.. They should make it their own! What grade are they in at school? How many brothers or sisters do they have? What sort of things do they do outside of school? What do they want to be when they grow up?* Video should be in English and up to 2 minutes long.* You can submit this video via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
2. Schedule a Skype/video call with our casting director.* Another easy way to to see if your children can be a part of the commercial is for us to meet them through a Skype or video call. We’ll spend some time talking to your child and getting to know their hobbies, interests and personality.* Parents can be present, but we want to focus our time hearing from your amazing kids!* You can schedule a Skype call through the questionnaire link below.
3. Attend an in-person casting session.* If you can’t connect with us through a video submission or Skype call, your child or children may also be able to meet with us in person. Fill out the application below and if your child qualifies, we will schedule a time to meet.* In-person casting will be held in the following locations / times.Miami: February 2nd and February 6th, time and location to be determinedBay Area: February 2nd and February 6th, time and location to be determinedEach child will receive a $50.00 compensation voucher for attending an in-person casting session. Accompanying guardians will also receive $50.00 voucher.
HOW TO SCHEDULE A SKYPE/VIDEO CALL OR IN-PERSON MEETING:Please go to https://goo.gl/forms/HkUeOpNAppxVahoe2 and fill out the questionnaire, and send your child’s photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASTING CALLBACK TIMINGS:If through one of the three casting options we think your child might be right for the commercial, we will schedule an in-person casting callback with you and your child:Miami: February 9th, time and location to be determinedBay Area: February 10th, time and location to be determined
Your child will receive (1) $50.00 compensation voucher for attending the casting callbacks session. Accompanying guardians will also receive (1) $50.00 voucher.
SHOOT DETAILS:If your child is selected to be in one of our commercials, we will need your child and a guardian to be available and present during some or all of the window of the film shoot:Miami: March 1st, 2nd and 3rd, times and locations to be determinedBay Area: March 8th, 9th and 10th, times and locations to be determined
COMPENSATION & USAGE IF YOUR CHILD IS SELECTED TO BE A PART OF THE COMMERCIAL:On Camera Principles (main talent):*$350.00 payment per 8-hour workday if your child is selected to participate in shoot. Accompanying guardians will also receive $350.00 per shoot day. *$3,500.00 buyout payment if your child is featured in final commercial.
Extras (background talent):*$350.00 payment per 8-hour workday if your child is selected to participate in shoot. Accompanying guardians will also receive $350.00 per shoot day. Session fee includes complete buyout/all media/perpetuity.