Richmond 48 Hour Film Project “Best Of” Screening and Awards!

Get Ready for the Richmond 48Hour Film Project “Best Of” screening and awards ceremony August 2, 2014 at the Byrd Theater from 1pm -4:30pm.  Doors open at 1pm and the screening will start shortly after at 1:30pm. Tickets are $10 (Cash Only) at the door and each team leader gets Two Complimentary Tickets for “The Best Of ” screening as well which can be picked up at the box office by team leaders.  To be screened:

Best Film
Runner Up for Best Film
Best Directing  
Best Writing      
Best Editing
Best Acting        
Best Cinematography
Best Sound Design
Best Use of Character
Best Use of Prop
Best Use of Line of Dialogue      
Best Graphics
Best Special Effects
Best Musical Score
Best Choreography
Best Costumes

*Note some films may be selected twice or more.  So at the begining of the screening and at the end of the screening on Saturday winners will be announced to the audience.  All the official awards and winners will be posted on the website the following Monday after the screening.  Awards will be given for all the “Best Of “categories and there will be special awards that the Richmond 48Hour Film Project will give out to teams from sponsors.

        

Richmond – LARGE actor needed – Deferred Pay

Needed: a bodyguard

Experience is preferred, but not completely necessary if you look the part. Look like someone anyone would be afraid of and PLEASE BE FROM THE RICHMOND AREA.

Please reply to this post to JJ McMoon (wcmary@gmail.com) with “BODYGUARD” in the subject line and include:

  1. Your resume, head shot, and reel (if you have one) 2.  If you don’t have a reel, please include a selfie video of yourself, or any video of yourself looking tough, along with your contact info including PHONE NUMBER.

 

        

Roanoke-20-40 yr. male, rollerblader for “thug” in commercial, PAID

Male actor between 20 and 40 years of age needed to play thief in TV commercial. Large build, tattoos, piercings all help. Having own rollerblades, 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.

        

Falls Church – Carlyn Davis Casting is Looking for NON-UNION Males for a Web-Video

Looking for:

Caucasian, 25-35, “Urban and modern, Williamsburg/Brooklyn vs Harrisonburg, VA. Not too hipster but attractive and current.”

Auditions will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 in Falls Church, VA. Shoot will be on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in the DC Metro area.

For consideration or for more information, please email
suzanne@carlyndaviscasting.com with your headshot/resume. Please list “Non-Union Web Video” in the subject of your email.

All submissions must be received no later than 3 pm on Thursday, July 31, 2014. We are looking for DC Local talent only at this time.

No phone calls, please. Thank you!

        

Northern Virginia – Arvold Casting is Seeking Real Families (not actors) for a Commercial – Paid

Looking for parents and kids with upbeat & precocious personalities. This is an opportunity for a family to be a part of a paid commercial. This project is looking for fun-loving families from the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Please follow the below instructions to be considered.

Sponsor/Client: Williamsburg Tourism
Production Company: Synthetic Pictures
Directors: Justin Corsbie & Erik Anderson
Producer: Allison Smith
Casting: arvold.
Conflicts: Theme Parks, other tourism campaigns
Interviews: In person or via self tape July 28th – August 5th
Final Interview Dates: Wednesday, August 6th & Thursday, August 7th (via Skype)
Wardrobe Date: Wednesday, August 20th
Shoot Dates: Thursday, August 21st – Wednesday, August 26th
Shoot Location: Williamsburg, VA area
Compensation: $6,500 per family (flat fee)
Usage: Unlimited web use

Seeking families of any ethnicity with two or more kids (Ages 7 – 14). Parents and grandparents are welcome. All must be independent strong swimmers.

ONLINE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please send a recent photo (either a family photo or individual photos of family members) in PDF or JPEG format to commercial@arvold.com in one email ASAP. These photos do not need to be fancy, we just need to see what you look like right now. Cell phone pictures are fine. Please include ALL the following information at the top of your email submission IN THIS ORDER:

Name:
Cell phone number:
City and state of residence:

For each member of the family, please include the following information: 
Family member: Mother, Father, Guardian, Grandparent, Daughter, Son, etc…
Name:
Age:
Height:
Weight:
Please confirm that each member of the family is an independent strong swimmer:

Have you ever been to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA or Colonial Williamsburg? (YES or NO)
Are you able to take off time from your work with less than one week’s notice? (YES or NO) If NO, please explain.
Have you ever appeared in an amusement park/theme park/water park commercial/tourism commercial and/or print advertisement? (YES or NO)
If so, what spot and what year?
How would you describe your “family dynamic” especially when on a vacation together?
Why are you the ideal family for this commercial?

Please let us know your availability to participate in this project:
Availability to Skype with the producer on Wednesday, August 6th or Thursday, August 7th:
Availability to attend wardrobe fitting in Williamsburg on Wednesday, August 20th:
Availability for shoot dates in Williamsburg between Thursday, August 21st through Tuesday, August 26th:

Finally, please put the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to YOU):
YOUR FAMILY NAME (CITY & STATE OF RESIDENCE)
Example: THE SMITH FAMILY (BALTIMORE, MD)

We will be having interviews by appointment ONLY. Submitting does not automatically get you an interview, but does get you considered for one. We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for interviews, but we appreciate your interest! Thank you!

 

        

Norfolk – Carlyn Davis Casting is Looking to Cast Two Non Union Principals for a Military Training Video, August 11-15 – Paid

Looking for:

White males – mid thirties, and mid twenties (younger version of the older guy) Real brothers would be great!

Big guys, chiseled features – (Marine/Sailor), but not a pretty boy. Must be fit! Must be willing to get a military hair cut.

Excellent pay!

Please submit your photo/resume to carlyn@carlyndaviscasting.com.

Please put “Norfolk Military Casting” in the subject line.

Auditions will be held this Thursday July 31st in our Falls Church office. All submissions must be received no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

        

Charlottesville – Casting For ‘Kicked By Grace’ Feature Film – Paid

Seeking:

BRYAN LAWRENCE: 40’s. Caucasian Male. Bryan is an optimist, loves God, his wife, his son, and daughter-in-law to be. He is always helpful with a ‘down-home’ demeanor. He has a great sense of humor that helps him through some very dark moments. LEAD

BRENDA LAWRENCE: 40’s. Caucasian Female. Brenda is a dedicated wife and mother who loves her family above all else. Although she tends to be more quiet and shy than Bryan, she can roar like a lion if pushed. LEAD

WASHINGTON BOOKER: Age 8 – 12. African-American Male. Washington is a smart child who suffers from absentee parents and low self-esteem. He relies on Bryan as a mentor but is quite resourceful brave and proves himself a leader. LEAD

STORYLINE:
When a suspect kicks Bryan, a police officer, in the face, his world turns upside down. He is paralyzed, and now depends on people around him for the simplest things. It will be a long, slow process before he can keep his promise to walk his son’s fiancé down the aisle – if at all.

For more information on the film and how to apply, please follow the link below.

http://arvoldcasting.com/casting-calls/kicked-by-grace-feature-film/ 

        

Boston-based Production Looking for Virginian Actors

CASTING CALL

Boston Productions, Inc. is casting for four roles in a film presentation on John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry 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 to bpicasting290@gmail.com and we will be in touch to schedule an audition. Auditions will be at our Richmond, VA office next Wednesday, July 30th from 10am-3pm. We prefer to see 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.

We look forward to hearing from you!

1) ARMORY WORKER

-WHITE MAN IN HIS 30’S

-TALKS WITH A SLIGHT SOUTHERN (WEST VA) ACCENT, ROUGHER AND LESS EDUCATED

-HE’S A BLUE-COLLAR GUY WHO ASSEMBLES RIFLES AT THE U.S. ARMORY IN HARPERS FERRY

- HE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE RAID WHEN HE SHOWED UP FOR WORK AT7am AND DISCOVERED THAT THE ARMORY AND ARSENAL HAD BEEN TAKEN OVER

- HE THINKS JOHN BROWN IS A MURDERER

- HE AND HIS COWORKERS WERE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AFTER THE RAID STARTED.

VOICE DETAILS (we will want the actor to mimic this accent)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WxNPopJIHw

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.

2) SLAVE

-BLACK MAN IN HIS MID-20s

-TALKS WITH A THICK SOUTHERN ACCENT,

-WORKED AS A FIELD SLAVE ON A LOCAL PLANTATION

-THINKS JOHN BROWN WAS A GOOD DUDE – THE ONLY WHITE PERSON WHO WAS EVER WILLING TO DIE FOR A BLACK MAN

-REALIZES THAT NO WHITE PERSON CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT HE AND OTHER SLAVES HAVE BEEN THROUGH

-HE PROBABLY WISHES HE HAD TAKEN A CHANCE AND JOINED BROWN BECAUSE IT WOULD BE BETTER TO DIE A FREE MAN THAN TO CONTINUE LIVING AS A SLAVE

-PORTRAIT VIDEO MOVES; “ACTOR” TO BE FACING AND GESTURING THE CORRECT DIRECTION WHEN SPEAKING

VOICE DETAILS: (DENZEL WASHINGTON-we will want the actor to mimic this accent): http://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.

3) PLANTATION OWNER

-WHITE MAN IN HIS 60’S
-TALKS WITH A SLIGHT SOUTHERN (WEST VIRGINIA) ACCENT

-OWNS A SMALL PLANTATION AND SLAVES

-THINKS JOHN BROWN IS A MURDERER

-HE FEARED THAT BROWN WOULD MOTIVATE HIS AND OTHER SLAVES TO RISE UP AND KILL HIM, HIS FAMILY, AND OTHER FAMILIES IN THE AREA

-THOUGHT THE RAID IS A PART OF A VAST NORTHERN CONSPIRACY TO ABOLISH SLAVERY AND TAKE AWAY HIS RIGHTS AND SOUTHERN RIGHTS

VOICE DETAILS (we will want the actor to mimic this accent)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.

4) YOUNG WOMAN 

-WHITE WOMAN IN HER LATE 20s
-TALKS WITH A SLIGHT NORTHERN / NEW ENGLAND ACCENT
-SOUNDS VERY EDUCATED
-SUPPORTED JOHN BROWN’S GOALS BUT NOT HIS TACTICS BECAUSE SHE BELIEVES SLAVERY IS WRONG ON MORAL GROUNDS

-REALIZES THAT TIMES ARE CHANGING AND THAT SLAVERY WON’T EXIST SOMEDAY

-PORTRAIT VIDEO MOVES; “ACTOR” TO BE FACING AND GESTURING THE CORRECT DIRECTION WHEN SPEAKING

VOICE DETAILS: TO SOUND YOUNGER BUT WITH SAME DIALECT (we will want the actor to mimic this accent): 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.

        

Richmond International Film Festival, Late Entry Deadline, Aug. 1

RIFF – CALL FOR ENTRIES

LATE ENTRY DEADLINE: This Friday August 1, 2014

VISIT WEBSITE: www.RVAFILMFESTIVAL.com

The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is calling for entries – Virginia and NOVA/DC filmmakers receive $10 off entry with code below  

(RIFF) brings an array of film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the historic Byrd Theatre.  2015 festival dates are Feb 26-March 1, 2015.

An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; RIFF welcomes produced films and screenplays of all genres and niches (features & shorts) as well as music videos.  More than 15 countries represented in the line-up with a special programming slot for VA filmmakers as well.

With the aim of promoting established filmmakers and discovering up-and-coming talent, RIFF works to promote its participating filmmakers and writers through various media outlets and production partners.  This festival is an exciting collaborative platform for writers and filmmakers as it brings great talent together from Virginia and around the world, and helps launch careers.

–MORE —

  • Annual Production Opportunity for additional Short Film Production Award
  • Special Guest Directors & Producers in attendance, Panels, Industry Mixers, and more
  • 60+ films from over 15 countries represented in last year’s Fest
  • Over  $20,000 in cash and prizes

UPCOMING DEADLINE
August 1, 2014 – $10 off when entering on the RIFF website ($45 shorts, $55 features)

To Submit, Visit the website today: www.RVAFILMFESTIVAL.com   Enter Code: HW77

 

        

The 48 Hour Film Project is coming to Hampton Roads!

The 48 Hour Film Project, the largest filmmaking competition in the world, is coming to Hampton Roads!

Calling All Filmmakers!

In a wild, sleepless weekend, you and your team will make a short movie from scratch – that is: writing, shooting and editing in only 48 hours. On Friday, August 8, you’ll get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. By Sunday, August 10, the movie must be complete. Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at Naro Expanded Cinema in the following week.

Get In On The Action

Regular registration costs $160 per team, unless you register before Monday, July 14, in which case it’s $140. Space is limited, so register today!

To be part of the 48HFP, register online at:

http://www.48hourfilm.com/hamptonroads/

For more information, contact Jeannette Rainey, Hampton Roads Producer of the 48 Hour Film Project at:hamptonroads@48hourfilm.com

        

D.C.- Casting call for King Lear production- Paid

Now casting for a film of King Lear, directed by Alexander Barnett.  The film will be shot in the Washington DC metro area under a SAG-AFTRA new media contract over 5 weeks with a similar rehearsal period starting late Fall 2014.  All actors must have local housing as transportation and housing costs are not covered.  Shakespearean experience is required for major roles.  Some background characters (Knights, Soldiers, Servants et al) have dialogue and some background actors will double parts.  All actors must be willing to let their hair grow long.  This is not being filmed from a stage production.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Cornwall: 30 – 40  A strong leader.  Constructive, egocentric and ruthless.  A realist and a man of action.

Gloucester: 55 – 65  Selfish, self-absorbed, cynical and credulous.  He judges everything by appearance.  Ultimately, he proves a brave and decent man.

Edgar: 26 – 31 Totally trusting and credulous.  Has never been challenged either physically or emotionally and on a conscious level has no awareness of his enormous potential.

Edmund: 26 – 30  Next to Iago, Shakespeare’s greatest actor. Charming, amoral, cold-blooded and totally objective.

Kent: 54 – 62  A warrior with the strength of two men and the loyalty, integrity and courage to match.  Like Lear’s knights, he is battle-tested and implacable in his admiration and respect for Lear.

Fool: 20 – 28  He represents a pure expression of instinct. Nature domesticated. Driven to say and do what he does.  Never cunning or clever by design.  Devoted to Lear.

Oswald: 26 – 35  A superbly efficient, cunning and ruthless servant.  Everything he does is purposeful and furthers Goneril’s ambitions.  Unqualified loyalty.

Shakespeare Reel Required.  Please mail pix & resume indicating the role you are interested in to address below.  Reels and links to online work are also accepted.  Auditions will be held by appointment in D.C. in August. All submissions must include two Shakespearean monologues and/or scenes with links sent to learfirst@gmail.com, but callbacks must be live. Final callbacks will be videotaped. Union/Nonunion

Mail to:
Casting
704 26th St S
Arlington, VA 22202

        

Warrenton, Virginia – Sound Technician Needed

Now Casting for Spy Thriller Short Film!

Shoot Location: Warrenton, Virginia

Shoot Date: Sunday, August 3rd From 9AM until 9PM.

(Arrive on Saturday, August 2nd at 5PM – Meet\Greet\Shot Review)

Pay, hotel room accommodations for August 2nd, meals provided and film credit.

Seeking:

Sound Technician: Must supply own equipment. Please include equipment list in email submission.

Racing River Productions, LLC

PLEASE CONTACT: racingriverproductions@gmail.com

        

Hampton Roads- 2 Day Actor’s Workshop

2-Day Intensive ACTOR’S WORKSHOP with Celebrity Acting Coach/Director AARON JACKSON!

BE READY FOR YOUR NEXT AUDITION

HAMPTON ROADS, VA ~ AUGUST 16TH & 17TH

Register by Aug 1st and SAVE BIG

Study with Acting Coach/Director, AARON JACKSON and gain confidence, experience and valuable knowledge as an actor. Aaron’s not only coaching up and coming actors but also producing and directing; http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0413245/?ref_=nv_sr_1.

This workshop is for both the aspiring and professional actor as well as those interested in improving self-expression, public speaking and communication skills using the craft of acting. It’s all about using your strengths to help connect to every role you play. Together we’ll develop and build your skills and strengths as an actor through scene work, monologues and improv. All of this is done in a fun, professional and caring environment. This class will help you become a better actor and better at auditioning. Open to ages 10 and up.

LEARN 

  • Who you are in front of the camera
  • TV/Film audition technique
  • Monologue and scene preparation, character breakdown
  • Valuable industry information

When:  August 16th & 17th

Time:  Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Register by August 1st and SAVE  15%

Simply Enter PROMO CODE: NNAUG2014

Online Registration Link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/actors-intensive-workshop-with-aaron-jackson-august-16th-17th-tickets-12339905991

For more information: www.theaaronjackson.com, lisa@theaaronjackson.com, (213) 453-6059

        

Richmond- Client Manager Position Open- PAID

Fuel Creative has job position open for a CLIENT MANAGER.   

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Day to day management of production and post production projects and schedule for getting jobs to the editors and artists, and to the client on deadline.
  • Working with creative team to plan budgets and coordinate crews for jobs of varied complexity.
  • Attending project planning meetings in absence of, or with the owners and clients for streamlining operations and accounting for the client and managing all follow-ups in these regards.
  • Preparing estimates for projects
  • Depending on experience, potential to produce projects from script to screen.
  1.   25-30+ hours per week/flexible schedule.  No benefits.  Hourly fee based on experience.

Required:

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • At least three (3) years working with crews in Virginia.
  • Proven experience in both Industrial/Corporate and Broadcast production coordination.
  • Proven knowledge of the inner-workings of production/post studio workflow and technology.

Please – only current professionals in client management need apply.  No students or recent graduates will be considered unless you have a extremely compelling resume.

Website:  fuelcreative.us

Send resumes to : todd@fuelcreative.us