Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pro Bono... really?

This notice is doing the rounds...

Open Auditions for TV3 television production
Looking for actors/extras both male and female between the ages of 21 and 40 for re-enactments in the TV3 television series “Crimes that shook Ireland”
Auditions will take place on Sunday the 13th of November between 11am and 2pm in: Muzzle music rehearsal studios, Unit G6A Chapelizod Industrial Estate, Dublin 20
All work will be pro-bono
For more information please contact Joe on 087 611 6327
or e-mail

Wikipedia defines pro bono as follows - "Pro bono publico (English: for the public good; usually shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase generally used to describe professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service... Pro bono service, unlike traditional volunteerism, uses the specific skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to afford them."

Poor TV3, doubtless it will be offering its advertising time free, pro bono before during and after these programmes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have heard it all. Isn't there a law against this. To quote a well known actress "There are actors out there living of a can of beans." I wonder if the producers of this are working as they say pro bono? To quote my Father "If you work for nothing, you will never be out of a job." In our age of celebrity obsessed culture no doubt they will find plenty of cannon fodder to try and hog 15 minutes of fame. Equity are you out there?