Learning to Listen

Job #1071

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Job # 1071 Learning to Listen

Posted Date
Feb 6, 2006 @ 07:23
Respond By
Feb 12, 2006
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Job Description

We are casting for the part of Val ONLY. The announcer and the part of Tina have been cast, but are included here for continuity.

Val is a 16-year old valley girl. Her voice is very young sounding, and a high pitch will help to achieve the stereotypical "dumb blonde" sound which will reinforce the spots' concept of "Listening is Important". A very high-pitched, cartoonish, "Betty Boop" approach might work very well.

Val is a cheerleader, extremely popular, and self-assured, but she DOESN'T listen well (as opposed to the sponsor). She is calling a friend to tell her about her day, not even paying enough attention to realize that she's dialed the wrong number. At the end of the spot, she realizes her mistake. Again, we'd like to get a read that sounds NATURALLY young and high-pitched. If it sounds forced, it will not work.

:60 radio Harris Communications 0206
"Listening is Important"

SFX: Phone rings and is answered.

Tina: Hello.

Val: Like hello Donna, this is Val. You'd like,
NEVER guess what happened to me today at
the mall. I like, saw that hunk Tex at the
bookstore, and I like TOTALLY flirted with

Ann: At Harris Communications, we realize the
importance of listening.

Val: I was like, wearing my hot pink little
miniskirt with my Doodly earrings and my
stiletto black heels, and he like, HAD to
notice me.

Ann: We pride ourselves at listening to the needs
of our customers, because we know that
everyone is different, and has different

Val: And so then I tried to buy some cute little
jogging shorts but like, my mom's credit card
was totally maxxed out. Bummer!

Ann: At Harris Communications, we know that true
communication cannot occur unless both sides
are listening.

Val: So then I walked into that new Italian rest-
aurant for lunch, but some dorky guy in a
tuxedo told me that I couldn't come in
'cause like, my skirt was too short!
What-EVER! I was like, TOTALLY embarrassed,

Tina: But this ISN'T Donna! You must have the
wrong number!

Val: Oh!...So like next time, SAY SOMETHING!

Ann: Listening to you and your needs. It's what
we're all about at Harris Communications.
Harris Communications, leaders in high-
speed internet technology.

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