Animations on torts

Job #5452

Job Posting Details

Job # 5452 Animations on torts

Posted Date
Nov 17, 2007 @ 00:10
Respond By
Nov 26, 2007
Word Count
0
Budget
$1000
Language
English (North American)
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Educational

Job Description

I'm looking for sincere, conversation, intimate and warm reading of an animated Thomas Jefferson talking about the virtues of our tort system. These will be broadcast on a website at www.fairplay.org. You can see examples, narrated by a different "founding father," by visiting the site.

The project is for six of these scripts. Each is from 1 to 2 minutes in length. A slight Virginia accent is okay. I need someone who can bring this material to life!! A sample script for audition purposes follows:

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“Play fair. Don’t hit people. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.”
These simple rules, borrowed from All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, describe one of America’s defining attributes: Fair Play.
The founding fathers understood that Fair Play means respecting others, playing by the rules, and taking responsibility for our actions. As I always say: “I can never fear that things will go far wrong where common sense has fair play.”
But how do we, as a society, regulate the practice of fair play? Where is the rulebook? How do we ensure we all behave well, treat each other with respect, use common sense, exercise reasonable care, and take responsibility for our mistakes?
The answer is our tort system. The tort system is there to encourage us to follow the rulebook of Fair Play. “Tort” is simply the legal term for “a civil wrong.” We call it a crime when somebody breaks the law. We call it a tort when somebody bends or breaks the rules of Fair Play and fouls somebody else.
America is a country built on trust. We trust other drivers to follow the rules of the road. We trust manufacturers to follow the standards of safety. We trust doctors to exercise reasonable care and skill when treating us. And when our trust is violated, we expect the rule breaker to make good—not to leave us holding the bag.
Our tort system’s rules are roughly the same common-sense principles we all learned as kids (and try to teach our own kids): Everybody should play fair. When somebody doesn’t play fair, they should take responsibility for making things right. When somebody doesn’t play fair, they put all of our safety in jeopardy.
Our tort system may not be perfect, but she’s still the best in the world. And America is a safer, fairer and more trusting place because of her. Doesn’t she deserve a fair trial before we tie her hands?
Justice for all is a beautiful thing. This just wouldn’t be America without it.


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