D.C. – World Premiere of ‘Africa’s Wild Coast’

In celebration of Earth Day, the Environmental Film Festival and the National Geographic present the World Premiere of Africa’s Wild Coast.
When: Tuesday, April 22, 12 noon 
Where:  National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St., NW 
How:  FREE. No reservations required. 

Celebrate Earth Day with EFF at the National Geographic’s world premiere screening of the new Nat Geo WILD film Africa’s Wild Coast. Follow National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Enric Sala and Mike Fay as they embark Continue reading


Friendly Reminder! The Roy W. Dean Spring Grant Deadline is Approaching!

Are you needing funding for your next project?  Consider the Roy W. Dean Spring Grant.   The grant seeks unfinished or proposed documentaries, short films, and features that are unique and contribute to society.  The winner will receive $2,000 in cash and close to $30,000 in film services, goods and support to help them complete their project.  Deadline for submission is April 30th, 2014.

New donors this year include G-Technology.  The leading manufacturer of hard drives for the entertainment industry will provide the grant winner with a 4TB G-Drive.  Other donors include Abelcine Tech NY, Nice Shoes, Edgewise Media, and many more major film companies.  Talented editors, colorists, and entertainment lawyers have also donated their time and skills, 

Even if you don’t win the grant, you win something valuable.  Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from Carole Dean, head of the non-profit grant sponsor From The Heart Productions and author of “The Art of Film Funding” now in its second edition.  For more information on the grant, you can go to http://fromtheheartproductions.com/available-grants/


FALLS CHURCH – “Broadway Bound” One-Day workshop intensive for kids 7-18

For one day only on Saturday, April 26 from 10:30-5pm, come join Moonlit Wings Productions as they host 3 new workshops throughout one big day of musicals, games, and surprises!  Then following at 5pm, there will be a big showcase for family and friends! Emailinfo@moonlitwings.org with talent’s name, age, phone number, and a recent photo.  Registration fee of $65 includes lunch, full day of drama camp and the showcase at 5pm.

Moonlit Wings Productions is also presenting the National Capital Area debut of 4 new shows this summer at their celebrated Camp Drama performance camp. Talent ages 7-14 can register at www.campdrama.org and high-schoolers can message info@moonlitwings.org about getting involved “behind-the-scenes” through our Jr. Directors Internship Program.



Statewide – Discounted Registration for the 48 Hour Film Project in D.C.

The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Washington DC on the weekend of May 2 – 4, 2014.  The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and your team have a blast making a movie.  All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in just 48 hours.  Filmmakers from all over the DC area will compete to see who can make the best short film in the time allotted.  The winning film will go up against films from around the world. 

Early Registration ended on April 7th, but they are extending that special rate to you until Friday, April 18th:

To take advantage of this Special Rate:

1. Go to:

2. If you are new to the 48HFP, click the “New User” link at the bottom to register.  If you’ve signed up for the project before, login using the user name and password that you created the previous time you signed up.  (There is a reminder if needed.)

3.  Enter the  DCEXTEND code on the payment page.

This special rate of $140 for a team registration ($20 bucks off the current price!) is only available until this Friday, April 18th. Come make a film in 48 hours on the weekend of May 2-4.  ALL completed films are seen up on the BIG SCREEN May 8-11 at the incomparable AFI Silver Theater.

More info here: http://www.48hourfilm.com/dc. But be sure to register at the link above so that you receive the discounted price!

Contact us with any questions:

 Melissa Robison

DC 48HFP city producer dc@48hourfilm.com


Casting Call – Subjects for VH1 Dating Show, Unpaid, Non-Union

NOW CASTING - A new dating show for VH1 
Are you tired of being single?
Do you find the bar scene exhausting?
Tried every online dating site imaginable and not finding anyone worth your time?

For those who are ready to make themselves VULNERABLE and fully EXPOSE who they are, a new dating show is proving a chance to find love.

Interested males and females who are 21 and over should respond and us a little about yourself and your dating history. 

What has gone wrong? What are you looking for in a boyfriend or girlfriend?

Please contact Torriel Simon at torri@pitmancasting.com or via telephone 818-666-3606.


The 2014 Mid-Atlantic Film Festival – Call for Submissions, Entry Fee $15-25

The inaugural MID-ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL (MAFF), June 13-14, is one of the newest festivals dedicated to presenting a dynamic slate of indie films in a historic setting. MAFF will take place at the Attucks Theatre in beautiful downtown Norfolk, Virginia, a renowned coastal community and tourist hot spot. The MAFF’s programming encompasses a broad range of genres, including drama, comedy, documentary, animation, gospel/Christian, and LGBT films. With a heavy focus on providing networking opportunities, filmmakers will find a guest list of industry executives who are in the position to acquire films for distribution; the possibility for gaining key exposure, making a deal, or setting up future collaborations at MAFF is promising.

Selected filmmakers receive discounted all-access passes and are invited to participate in panel discussions, red carpet events, industry mixers, and parties. What’s more, winning films are honored at the Festival’s awards celebration, where industry decisionmakers are in attendance.


April 4, 2014 – Early bird Deadline
Upgraded projects save $10 on this deadline

May 9, 2014 – Regular Deadline

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your work screened at this industry and filmmaker-focused event; if your film fits the bill, submit to the Mid-Atlantic Film Festival today!

For more information, visit www.cacc-inc.org. For submissions, contact Monty Ross, monty@cacc-inc.org.


VPA Richmond District General Meeting and Election

Come join the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA) Monday, April 28, as they kick start the Richmond District’s VPA year with a general meeting!  The agenda for the evening will cover: Board Elections with Guest Speaker Heather Waters, the newly elected VPA President, and details of upcoming events.

Where: Art Works
Center Gallery
320 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224

When:  6:00pm for snacks
6:30pm meeting starts

 Members: Free
Non-members: $5.00


FORT EUSTIS – Temporary Full-Time Army Videographer Needed, PAID

The Army’s Enterprise Multimedia Center (EMC) is looking for a temporary full-time videographer who has experience shooting video footage for corporate, government and/or military clientele. The EMC provides video production and other multimedia services to Fort Eustis and all of the Army’s eastern division.

 Preferred candidate will have experience working with ENG equipment; will have tremendous client skills; be available for travel; and will have experience videoing special events such as ceremonies, graduations, conferences, etc. Candidate should expect to work as either a one-man crew or the leader of a crew. Must have Active Secret-level security clearance. Continue reading


FALLS CHURCH – Summer Internships with Carolyn Davis Casting, Unpaid

The Falls Church office of Carlyn Davis Casting is currently offering part time  internships for the 2014 Summer Session. These internships are unpaid, but school credit and travel stipend is offered. You do not have to be a student to intern.

Carolyn Davis office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:15am to 5:30pm. The internship starts on or about May 27, 2014 and ends on or about August 15, 2014. Interns are responsible to come in for at least 2 consecutive days a week. They may choose to intern for more than 2 days if schedules allow.

Duties include answering busy phones, interaction with talent and clients, helping with Audio/Video during casting sessions, scheduling auditions, scouting talent at local theatres, etc. Strong computer skills and basic video camera knowledge (framing terms, camera use, etc) are a plus. There is no better way to learn the casting/film industry than behind the scenes.

 If you are interested, please email your resume to suzanne@carlyndaviscasting.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Paid Internships for Arlington High School Student Documentary Filmmakers!

The Document Arlington Project (DAP) is a six-week television production apprenticeship program open to all Arlington high school students. Six DAP interns will work together to create two 15 minute documentaries about the Arlington community. The program includes training, access to professional equipment, production development assistance, as well as cable television and theatrical public screenings of your documentaries in the fall.  This is an exceptional summer job opportunity!

Program Dates: July 8-August 20, 2014
Core Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11am-5pm, with some additional hours as necessary during production
Stipend: $750 for full participation in 6-week program 

The application deadline is April 28, 2014. To apply online or download application materials, visit  www.arlingtonmedia.org/dap. Applicants will be notified by May 10, 2014.  For more information contact Jackie Steven at jax@arlingtonmedia.org.


NORFOLK – Crispus Attuck Cultural Center’s Spring Open House

Norfolk, VA – Crispus Attucks Cultural Center is hosting its spring open house, State of the ART, on Thursday, May 1st from 6 – 7 pm. 

Join us for an evening of music and art, while learning more about CACC’s programs and services.  We encourage you to extend your stay and experience one of our complimentary classes.  Champagne R&B Line Dancing — Swing Dance — Steel Pan (classes begin at 7 pm).  Light refreshments and cocktails will be served.

RSVP by Tuesday, April 29th to (757) 550-1609 or bwilliams@thekbdgroup.com.  

For more information visit www.cacc-inc.org.




VA BEACH – Casting Two Commercials for CBN, Unpaid

Casting NOW for 2 commercials for CBN.com and CBNradio that will air nationally. Production will be April 28-May 1st. Total time commitment on set is likely to be 2-3 hrs. Looking for everyday folks of all ages and individuals with special talents (tumblers, musicians, dancers, artists, etc.). Auditions are Thursday, April 17th beginning at 6:30 pm. For inquiries please email  jacksoncourtney02@gmail.com and include a headshot (does not have to be professionally taken).


NEWPORT NEWS – Documentary Screening at the Mariners’ Museum

“Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea”
Documentary film screening and Directors talk
Thursday, April 24
7:00 pm
The Mariners’ Museum – Newport News

Narrated by oddball auteur John Waters, “Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea” explores the sights, the sounds, and smells of California’s Salton Sea. Once known as the “California Riveria,” the Salton Sea is now called one of America’s worst ecological disasters. It’s glory days long past, a few eccentrics who remain have created one of the oddest communities you have ever seen. This is their story.

Join Directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer for a screening and discussion of the film. The film has garnered 37 “best documentary” awards around the world, including HBO Producer’s Award and Best Documentary and Prix Special du Jury (Jury’s Choice Award), Festival International du Film d’Environment, France.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit TMM Lecture Series

Filmmakers Metzler and Springer have worked together on a number of projects, including “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.”

For questions, please contact Bryan Hill at 757-591-7749.


ALEXANDRIA – Call for Subjects for PBS Documentary “Thinking Money”

Rocket Media Group (RMG) is seeking individuals willing to participate in brief “man-on-the-street” interviews for a PBS documentary video shoot on Monday April 14, 2014. 

The documentary – THINKING MONEY – examines how, and why we spend, save and think about money, retirement and financial planning. 

You will be asked about your ability to handle unexpected financial expenses, as well as your thoughts about how you spend money and are saving for retirement.  Each interview should take 5-10 minutes to conduct.

Interview times and locations are:

8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Jefferson Memorial (east side near cherry blossoms)

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm – King and Royal Streets – Old Town Alexandria VA.

Couples are welcome. RMG will provide a travel/parking stipend of $25 per participant. Each subject will be asked to sign an appearance release.

If you are interested, please contact Skip Coblyn at skip.coblyn@gmail.com.


RICHMOND – James River Film Festival Screenings at the VMFA, $8

21st Annual James River Film Festival
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Fri, Apr 11, 6:30 – 9 pm: The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show
Many Americans had their first taste of “modern art” at the International Exhibition of Modern Art. This film documents this legendary show, which infuriated some, delighted many, and changed the face of art forever.

Sat, Apr 12, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: William Eggleston in the Real World
Hollywood director Michael Almereyda screens his film portrait of southerner William Eggleston, whose works of everyday contemporary images established color photography as legitimate modern art in the 1970s.

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