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Casting call: Volunteers sought for next Social Security video

(March 10, 2015) — YOU can be part of a music video to help protect and expand Social Security, America’s best-loved social insurance plan!

scrap-the-capBuilding on the wild success of the rap video Scrap the Cap (We’re Movin’ In), Social Security Works – Washington and the Economic Opportunity Institute, in collaboration with Reel Grrls Productions, are seeking volunteers to appear in a country music video for a new song called “(Don’t Wanna) Work ‘Til I Die.” The video, once completed, will be posted on social media and websites all over the country by people and organizations working to protect and expand Social Security.

Participants need no previous acting experience (though it’s great if you have), but you should be game to try something new and fun. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome… families, too! Filming will take place in Orting, Wash., during a portion of one of three weekends — April 11/12, April 18/19, or April 25/26 — to be determined by weather. You’ll get a specific date and time range (probably about half a day) with several days’ notice.

Volunteers will need personal transportation to and from the location; specified personal clothing (some will be asked to wear work attire, others casual/weekend clothes); a signed media release provided on the day of filming; to be on-site for the duration of the time specified (there will be busy times and slack times); and a willingness to take direction as requested by the director/producer.

Well? If you are up for a really unique and fun experience, your name in the credits, and the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping protect and expand Social Security, America’s best-loved social insurance plan, apply by sending an email that includes your name, a good quality photo of you, your availability for each of the weekends noted above, and describing any previous acting experience, if you’ve got any.

While you consider participating, re-watch the video that made IAM 751 retiree Ron McGaha famous. (Well, even more famous.)


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