Donna Grossman Casting is seeking actual families: FAMILIES - enjoying a home cooked meal together; making memories out of moments. "We exist to savor the moment by creating meals and memories that delight the hearts and senses A meal should be slowly crafted, slowly enjoyed with those we love because the best things in life take time" We are casting a National Advertising Photo Shoot* for RAO'S HOMEMADE SAUCES & PASTAS Our casting needs to feel organic and inclusive and is open to all ethnicity. We are casting interesting looking families. Real, expressive people with a passion for FOOD, FAMILY and FRIENDS. This casting is for complete families and not individuals. This is a paid NON UNION advertising photo shoot. Photos will be used in videos on the web and in broadcast.

# 1 BIG FAMILY

This is a real family

 

A family # 1 is a family with three generations all together, making memories out of moments. Savoring the delicious food.

 

Dad, 30 - 40*  is the lead cook for the family

Mom, 30 - 40*

Toddlers, 2- 11 yrs old - they love to make a mess and giggle a lot.

Grandpa/Grandma or other older relative, 60ish - 70ish*

 

*adult ages are approximate but can go over or under

 

When it comes to spaghetti with marinara, Dad is the family cook. Nobody can resist his spaghetti dinner which always begins with Rao's; even the kids like to help, which allows mom to catch up with family.

 

• BIG FAMILY

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED

SUNDAY AUG 9, 10PM

# 2 GROWN FAMILY

This is a real family

 

Family # 2 is the empty nest with older parents and older kids coming home for a special dinner.

 

Mom, 45ish - 55ish*

Dad, 45ish - 55ish*

Teenager, 17 - 18 (HS Senior)

Young adult,  20 - 22 (college grad)

Young adult’s significant other , 20 - 22*

 

*adult ages are approximate but can go over or under

 

These almost empty-nester parents are trying to get through the final year of high school for their youngest and are welcoming back their oldest child and his/her significant other from college.  Everyone is back together for some of Mom’s home cooking.

 

• GROWN FAMILY

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED

SUNDAY AUG 9, 10PM

# 3 "FRIENDS" FAMILY

Real roommates & friends.

 

Family # 3 is a family of friends; 3 roommates, 2 friends.

 

This “family” is a group of

20-something year old roommates and close friends (who  might live across the hall) that share an apartment and daily life.

 

They are diverse in race and gender, (mixed race, LGBTQ friendly) and have a very modern and hip vibe about them.

 

They may or may not be the best cooks, but they know how to have fun while trying!

Moments should be happy and fun, but still beautiful. Not at all silly.

 

 

 

 

• FRIENDS

FAMILY SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED

SUNDAY AUG 9, 10PM

 

 

COVID-19 NOTE: This photo shoot will be produced according to the most up-to-date Covid-19 related shoot and production guidelines to ensure the health and safety of all those taking part*.

*Only family members and roommates that have been living together or seeing each other regularly during the Pandemic can be considered for this shoot.

 

Due to COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, all submissions must live in the NY STATE/TRI-STATE area or states that are not on the NY restricted entry list.

Please print and review the RAO'S COVID WAIVER.

 

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