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Spots in production for Accountemps, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

The freshly formed casting division of Verbatim Studios in New York wasted little time this winter welcoming several new and existing clients in need of bicoastal casting for their radio, TV, and online projects.

Verbatim’s new media clients have kept the studio humming at near-full capacity. Longtime client Accountemps once again called on Verbatim to cast their annual online animated holiday video, featuring some of New York’s best singers and comic actors. The spot is a cheery tale of overwhelmed office workers whose spirits get a major boost when Accountemps hero Bob shows up to save the day—and the holidays. For 2011, Accountemps is producing a video for viewers in the UK featuring British singers—all cast at Verbatim’s Midtown facility. The story and animation were crafted from the bottom up by Oink Ink, Verbatim’s sister company.

In 2012, under the guidance of casting director Roman Chimienti and studio partner Jim Price, Verbatim will continue to collaborate with frequent advertising agency partner 22squared, a 90-year-old company with iconic brand clients like Baskin-Robbins, Florida's Natural and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

“We love seeing the studios full and busy,” said Verbatim Studios manager Jessica Rondash. “We’ve put everything we’ve got behind our casting, and agencies seem to be taking notice.”

With studios in Midtown New York City and a satellite office in Santa Monica, Verbatim is uniquely positioned to cast simultaneously from both coasts—a capability that has proven to be extremely attractive for clients of all sizes and budgets.

“More clients in radio, TV, and new media are coming to Verbatim for casting, and we’re serving them well,“ said Roman Chimienti, casting director. “They like our bicoastal talent pool, our speed, and our prices.”

For more information about Verbatim’s casting services, contact Jessica Rondash.