Richmond- Casting for Harper’s Ferry film- PAID

CASTING CALL

 

Boston Productions, Inc. is casting for four roles in a film presentation on John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Fairy that will play in the West Virginia State Museum starting this fall. Character descriptions for each role are below. For the Armory Worker, Slave and Plantation Owner, actors should be familiar with or able to mimic a West Virginia accent or the accent portrayed in the corresponding Youtube clip examples below.

 

Production will be a one day shoot in Boston the week of August 15th, 2014 (exact date is TBD). The compensation is $250 for the one day. BPI will cover all talent hotel and airfare expenses. If you are interested, please email your resume, headshot tobpicasting290@gmail.com and you will get an audition scheduled. Auditions will be at our Richmond, VA office next Wednesday, July 30th from 10am-3pm. It is preferred that you audition in person but if you cannot make the audition, please feel free to send an unlisted Youtube clip of your audition along with your credentials to this email address.

 

ARMORY WORKER

-White man in his 30’s

-Talks with a slight southern West Virginia accent, rougher and less educated

SIDES: “Abolitionist?! Brown’s nothin’ more than an anarchist! … I was there. Turned up for work at the armory to find a standoff, so I picked up a gun to join the fray ‘gainst that dirty scoundrel. … Even saw the mayor get killed right in front of me. Brown’s a thieving murderer; wants to deny us our rightful property.”

 

SLAVE

-black man in his mid-20s

-talks with a thick southern accent,

-portrait video moves; “actor” to be facing and gesturing the correct direction when speaking

VOICE DETAILS: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lQZF4c1G1I&feature=related

SIDES: “Better to die a free man than a caged animal…I never know’d a white man willin’ to give his own life for black folks like Mr. Brown did. … There’s been talk — if word got out to folks, enough woulda joined the fight to take more than jus’ the armory.”

 

PLANTATION OWNER

 

-White man in his 60’s

-talks with a slight southern (West Virginia) accent

VOICE DETAILS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RzVKCWXrRA

SIDES: (scoffs) “I’m disgusted! For three days of ill-conceived insanity, John Brown has led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, and managed to capture the armory. The mad-man actually thought he could start a revolution. The notion that these violent actions could gain enough momentum to somehow launch a negro insurrection is simply ludicrous.”

 

YOUNG WOMAN

-white woman in her late 20s, slight northern / New England accent, sounds very educated

-portrait video moves: “actor” to be facing and gesturing the correct direction when speaking

Voice details: (to sound younger but with same dialect) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJSMDAgLKgA

SIDES: (deep breath, ready for debate) “My dear sir, his armed assault may have been folly, but the motive of Captain Brown’s demonstration is sublime. It is an inarguable truth that the wealth of our southern states has been built upon the backs of an enslaved people. To uphold our nation’s moral founding principle, that ALL men are free, is the work of an abolitionist.”

 

 

        

Chesapeake- Non Broadcast/ Web Video Speaking Part- Non-Union, PAID

Speaking/Full Day (13 hour day)

Shoot date: August 22

Call time: TBA (will be early, around 5am EST)

Shoot location: Chesapeake, VA

*please state your location you would be traveling from and what type of traveling accommodations you would need when responding to this email. Travel may be provided for right candidate.

Specifically female talent is sought, late 20′s-mid 30′s, any ethnicity.

 

Pay rate: $850 + 10% agency fee (if applicable)

Audition deadline: Friday, July 25th by 5pm EST

Please email headshots and resumes to tiana@studiocenter.com for consideration.

        

Charlottesville, in-depth career discussion sponsored by Arvold- $25

arvold LIVEchapter three. navigating the industry: the pragmatics of professionalism

Casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to part two of an ongoing discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what it means to be artists, industry professionals, and humans, focusing this session’s discussion on how we do what we do.

This session will delve deeper into the specific and practical ways to promote yourself and polish your craft.  Discussion topics will include:

  • Creating a portfolio
  • Self-promotion
  • Staying current
  • Networking
  • Training
  • Diversifying
  • Researching

The event will take place on Saturday, August 2 in Charlottesville VA. 

Tickets are $25/person.

This will be an intimate group discussion where active participation is encouraged and welcomed, so space is limited.  To reserve your seat, please email amy.quick@arvold.com.

        

ARLINGTON – Job Posting for Content Coordinator at AIM

Announcement: Opening for Content Coordinator at Arlington Independent Media (AIM):

Arlington Independent Media (AIM) has an opening for a Content Coordinator to help us serve a large and growing group of independent media producers in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The Content Coordinator programs an independent local cable channel, manages a 24/7 web stream, creates content and posts it to the organization’s cable channel, YouTube channel, and other social media outlets, and helps our independent producers manage and distribute their projects.

The right candidate will be an excellent multi-media producer and will have experience creating and posting content to the web. Candidates should have familiarity with HD video production, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut editing software, Drupal, HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, broadcast scheduling and automation software, and experience with membership database software. Candidates with IT and networking knowledge and skills will have an advantage. Only those with a strong desire and ability to show initiative, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects will be considered.

Our mission is to provide the public with access to the tools and training to produce and distribute established and emerging media. We operate a newly renovated, state-of-the-art training, programming, and production facility that includes a TV studio, editing suites, classrooms, a new audio recording studio, and remote production equipment. We reach out to diverse communities within the metro area to make certain that their voices are being heard. We train hundreds of students of all ages each year in the art and science of media production and we conduct seminars and workshops in advanced topics in media literacy and analysis. We were named in June 2014 as America’s best local media center for the ninth time in the last 24 years.

We are conveniently located on the Orange Line Metro in the Clarendon section of Arlington. The position is full time and will be offered in the mid-$30s to start with complete benefits including a fully paid health plan. We value enthusiasm as much as experience. We are looking for a highly motivated person to help us produce and distribute multi-media content and program a local cable channel.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Lauree McArdle

Operations Manager

Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

 Or email lauree@arlingtonmedia.org­

Please be sure to use “AIM Content Coordinator” as the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter as separate MS Word or PDF documents.

You can find more information about Arlington Independent Media at www.arlingtonmedia.org

No phone calls please.

        

Richmond- Casting Feature Film, Paid

RUN!, a feature film set in Richmond, VA is currently casting for:

Male actors, Age 21-28, excellent physical shape.

Female actors, any age range, any physical shape.

Synopsis:  A woman goes out for her morning jog and finds out that, if she stops running, she will die.

To be considered, you must submit a reel (or link to one online), a head shot, and a resume complete with references and contact information, including phone number to wcmary@gmail.com.

        

Richmond- 48 Hour Film Festival

This weekend the 48 Hour Film Festival is coming to Richmond! All around the Richmond area, local filmmakers will be competing to see who can make the best short film in 48 hours. Assignments will be handed out at The Camel from 6pm-7pm on Friday, July 18th and will be due from 6pm-7pm on Sunday July 21st also at The Camel.

This is a great opportunity for local filmmakers to network and explore the great shooting locations Richmond has to offer. A final screening of all submitted films will be shown at the Byrd Theater starting at 3pm. Tickets for a screening are $10 at the door and $15 for a weekend pass.

For questions email Rebekah Frimpong at richmond@48hourfilm.com or visit http://www.48hourfilm.com/.

Filmmakers, have a great weekend and be safe!

        

ROANOKE – Male actor, 20-40, good rollerblader for commercial, paid

Male actor between 20 and 40 years of age needed to play thief in TV commercial. Must be good at rollerblading as well as have own rollerblades – having pads and helmet is a plus. Payment is $100 plus lunch for approximately 3-4 hours of filming. Any work over 4 hours will be paid at a rate of $25 per hour. Please submit with your headshot and resume or link to them to kcockran@hotmail.com Must include level of rollerblading skill as well as rollerblade equipment owned. Commercial will be shot outdoors in the Roanoke, VA area on one day in August or September to be determined soon.

        

ROANOKE – Elderly lady needed for commercial, paid, non-union

Elderly lady needed for TV commercial (pref. 70+) (Roanoke, VA area) Payment is $100 plus lunch for approximately 3-4 hours of filming. Any work over 4 hours will be paid at a rate of $25 per hour. Please submit with your headshot and resume or link to them to kcockran@hotmail.com. Commercial will be shot outdoors in the Roanoke, VA area on one day in August or September to be determined soon.

        

Richmond – Virginia Production Alliance (VPA) General Meeting

FREE – VPA Members, $5 – Non Members

RSVP: FACEBOOK EVENT Gallery 5 – 200 W Marshall St  SUNDAY July 27

Snacks @ 5:30PM Meeting @ 6:00PM

Join The VPA on SUNDAY, JULY 27 at GALLERY 5 for their next Richmond District General Meeting. Snacks will be served at 5:30PM and the meeting will begin at 6:00PM. Drinks are available from the Gallery 5 bar.

SPEAKER: Elias Dancey, Animator

“Elias has created award winning work for local and national clients, including Pop Tarts, Chex Mix, Johnson and Johnson, Walmart, Nature Made, The Martin Agency,  and Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions.  He has animated classic characters such as the Otter Pops, and developed characters for brands like Airwick Air Fresheners, USANA, and Johnson and Johnson’s Carefree products.  His entertainment work has included episodic TV as well as work for web shows like the wildly popular Cyanide and Happiness.”

About: http://eliasdancey.com/about/

Portfolio: http://eliasdancey.com/

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2777816/

Richmond Studio: http://studioflatland.com/

        

RICHMOND – Casting Call for Documentary Reenactment Extra role, Paid, Non-Union

The Christian Broadcasting Network is casting for a documentary called “The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel”. The reenactments will focus on the early leaders of Zionism and the founding of the State of Israel. 

 

Extra Role:

 

Child – Infant to Toddler (Ages: 1 – 5 years old)

 

Shoot Date: Monday August 11th, 2014 (8/11/14)

 

 

If you and/or your child are interested, please submit your child’s photo/headshot and if he/she has a resume to Virginia.wade@cbn.org 

        

Arlington- Content Coordinator at AIM Sought- PAID

Arlington Independent Media (AIM) has an opening for a Content Coordinator to help serve a large and growing group of independent media producers in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The Content Coordinator programs an independent local cable channel, manages a 24/7 web stream, creates content and posts it to the organization’s cable channel, YouTube channel, and other social media outlets, and helps local independent producers manage and distribute their projects.

The right candidate will be an excellent multi-media producer and will have experience creating and posting content to the web. Candidates should have familiarity with HD video production, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut editing software, Drupal, HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, broadcast scheduling and automation software, and experience with membership database software. Candidates with IT and networking knowledge and skills will have an advantage. Only those with a strong desire and ability to show initiative, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects will be considered.

AIM is conveniently located on the Orange Line Metro in the Clarendon section of Arlington. The position is full time and will be offered in the mid-$30s to start with complete benefits including a fully paid health plan. Enthusiasm is valued as much as experience. A highly motivated person is needed to help produce and distribute multi-media content and program a local cable channel.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Lauree McArdle

Operations Manager

Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

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Please be sure to use “AIM Content Coordinator” as the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter as separate MS Word or PDF documents.

 

You can find more information about Arlington Independent Media at www.arlingtonmedia.org

 

No phone calls please.

        

VA Beach Seeking Spanish Actors IMMEDIATELY, Paid, Non-Union

Seeking Spanish actors for a law office commercial – filming WEDNESDAY, 7/16

MUST be Hispanic, Male, 25-50, fluent in Spanish

Travel pay of $25 traveling more than 50 miles

Please send recent photo and contact information if available to Genevieve@studiocenter.com

COMMERCIAL SHOOT Wednesday, 7/16 – 2 hours per actor – Actor will be asked to say one line to camera

CALL TIMES: TBA

LOCATION: Town Center, VA Beach

USAGE: 1 year broadcast in San Francisco

RATE: $160