RICHMOND_Casting Female Lead Indie Feature_PAID

Local Indie Production company is conducting preliminary auditions for female leads for a feature film to be shot in and around the Richmond area in spring/summer 2015. We are considering local talent only (within two hours of Richmond) with no significant block-out dates through June.

Kara has confidence, beauty, allure, and intelligence. Perfect traits for her choice of professions as a high end con artist.

Amanda is a sweet girl-next-door, with a heart of gold and a bank account to match.

The actresses taking on these roles will probably play 25-35, be completely comfortable with R rated material, have solid improv skills and be willing to commit to a comprehensive rehearsal and shoot schedule.
To arrange an interview/audition, please submit resume, headshot and known blocked dates through June to : twofortheshow.movie@gmail.com.

        

Virginia Beach_Casting Call for Graduate Thesis Film_UNPAID

Director, Mario Niles – MFA Candidate in Regent University’s Cinema-Television Program, is seeking to cast his thesis film.

LOGLINE:

Immunologist, Riley Kingston, is on the verge of a medical breakthrough to cure a disease that has taken the lives of men in his family for generations when he receives a call from his estranged cousin,Troy.  Now the two must work together, racing against the clock to avoid meeting the fate of their forefathers…that is, if Troy’s real reason for calling doesn’t get them killed first.

AUDITIONS:

Monday, February 2, 5:30PM-7:30PM

Tuesday, February 3 @5:30PM-7:00PM

Please email nilesprojectcasting@gmail.com with your head shot, resume and contact information to reserve a time slot.
Subject: “Your Name – Character Name”

CHARACTERS:

Riley, Early 30s: Any ethnicity. Though a medical prodigy, he has as much street savvy as he does book smarts.

Troy, Early 30s: Any ethnicity. Rebelled against his privileged roots in his youth, which led to his demise. He sees Riley as a meal ticket, until he learns the importance of things more valuable than money.

Sasha, Late 20s: Any ethnicity. Riley’s girlfriend. A socialite with a heart, she uses social media to expose corporate wrongdoing, or so she would like to believe.

Kalie, Late 20s: Any ethnicity. Sasha’s BFF and business partner. Fun-loving and easy-going, She’s a whip-smart firecracker with a feng shui outlook on life whose time at the range has taught her to shoot off more than just her mouth.

Tommy, 45+: Any ethnicity. A streetwise kingpin who knows how to get what he wants. Troy’s boss.

Dr. Collins, 50+: Any ethnicity. Riley’s boss.

        

RVA_Anne Chapman Casting/VCUarts Cinema 35mm Feature_PAID

Anne Chapman Casting and VCUarts Cinema are seeking a photo double and extras for a 35mm feature modern adaptation of Macbeth, directed by Angus Macfadyen.

Shooting Saturday, Jan. 31st 2015 in and around Richmond, Virginia.
Please send head-shots and resumes to: vcucasting@gmail.com
Include your travel distance to Richmond. Submitting does not guarantee participation; you will be contacted with time and location if selected.

Production Company: VCUarts Cinema Department
Executive Producer: Rob Tregenza

Director: Angus Macfadyen

Casting Director: Anne Chapman
Casting Associate: Portia Black
Shoot Date: Jan. 31st, 2015
Shoot Location: Richmond, Virginia
Photo Double Rate: $100 (+10% if agent)

Extra Rate: TBD

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
SUBMIT current head-shot and resume as well as a reel (if available) to:
vcucasting@gmail.com
Include the following information in the subject line: Your name and location

Include within the body of the e-mail:

Name:
Contact information:
Travel distance to Richmond:

You must include a headshot and resume.

This modern adaptation of MACBETH  

Seeking the following:

PHOTO DOUBLE, Caucasian Male, 30-50yrs.   5’10” or about.  Shoulder length dark brown/black hair, broad shoulders, burley, athletic, able to run for a good distance.  Rate – $100 (+ 10 if agent) per day

PARTY ATTENDEES, Any ethnicity, male and female, 18-70 yrs.  Upscale evening party clothing including overcoat, hats, gloves and scarves.  Rate – TBD

Thanks for your interest!

        

Safety for Sarah PSA

On-set safety is critical, but it is often not given adequate attention. Please take a minute to watch this PSA created in the aftermath of the 2014 death of Sarah Jones, a young camerawoman who was hit by a train while setting up a shot on train tracks.

 

 

        

CAPITOL HILL (RVA) – Film Day at the General Assembly – Jan 29th 7:30am-noon

The VPA is once again hosting the annual Film Day on Capitol Hill — our opportunity to educate lawmakers about the importance of our industry for the state’s economy.  As the only organization in the state representing Virginia’s film and television production community, the VPA has been instrumental in securing critical legislation including film incentives that have been used to assist Virginia filmmakers and have helped to recruit numerous film projects to Virginia.

WHAT HAPPENS AT FILM DAY?

The Virginia Production Alliance will have a display area in the lobby of the General Assembly Building (GAB) which is where the senators, delegates and their staffs have their offices.  We will be spending the morning talking to people in the lobby, and will also visit the lawmakers and their legislative assistants.  This is a highly effective way to get our message across and can really have a positive impact.  If you’re apprehensive about talking to your lawmakers – don’t worry!  Most people are at first, but there will be experienced VPA members on hand to guide you through the process.

WHAT TO DO

  1. Come to the General Assembly Building, located on the corner of 9th and Broad Streets in downtown Richmond.
  2. Park wherever you can – there’s on-street parking and several parking lots in the area. Parking in downtown Richmond is not easy, but it can be done.  The closest pay lots are on 8th and Grace Street and 7th and Marshall Street.
  3. Enter the GAB through doors facing the capitol. You will need to go through security so be sure to bring ID.
  4. The VPA area will be on your right – we’ll be the ones with Krispy Kremes and popcorn!

 

HOW TO PREPARE

It would be helpful if you came knowing the names of your Senator and Delegate.  It’s simple to find this information on the General Assembly website at www.virginiageneralassembly.gov. Or someone will help you find them when you arrive.

There are lots of statistics that show how important film production is to the state.  We’ll provide those for you, and we’ve also made sure all the lawmakers have them too.  For example, the industry employs more than 2000 Virginians and has an economic impact of $384 million. The first season of TURN had a total economic impact of $58 million and is back shooting season 2.  We are known as a great place to film – but we need incentive funding to be competitive.

However – as compelling as the statistics are, we have heard from our lawmakers that personal stories are even more persuasive.  Please think about how working in the film industry has impacted you personally and the people and businesses around you.  Do you want to work in Virginia because your family is here?  Are you a student who wants to stay in your home state to work?  Does your work benefit local businesses like caterers, antique stores, hardware stores or rental companies?  How?  These kinds of stories can really resonate with lawmakers.

THE MESSAGE

The message is simple. We are grateful for the support the General Assembly has shown in the past for film incentives and our industry. Film incentives have helped us to bring such important projects to the state as Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Wish You Well in Giles County and Captain Phillips in Hampton Roads in addition to numerous in-state film and commercial projects. Currently the state is interested in series television production like TURN: Washington’s Spies and the upcoming Civil-War themed PBS series because these kinds stay longer and hire more Virginians than the typical film projects.  The bottom line – film and television production is a growth industry, and Virginia is poised to become a larger player.  Incentives will help to make that happen.

        

YORKTOWN – Actor’s Workshop: Premier Training with Aaron Jackson – Jan 31st & Feb 1st – FEE

Come study with Celebrity Acting Coach/Director, AARON JACKSON. Learn who you are in front of the camera, improve your audition technique, and understand character breakdown as well as monologue and scene prep. You’ll gain confidence, experience and valuable knowledge as an actor.

Our first workshop of the year is scheduled for Yorktown, VA; Jan 30th-Feb 1st. This small personalized class is focused on TV/FILM with individualized instruction and on-camera technique.

The workshops will focus on the following areas: perception, character building, playback review, improve, and how to market oneself as an actor.

Register with PROMO CODE: YOR131 and SAVE 10%.

Details and tickets can be found here.

        

DC/NOVA-Directing, Choreography & Stage MGMT-PAID POSITIONS

Moonlit Wings Pro, celebrated entertainment production in the National Capital Area & beyond, is hiring creative professionals for our Performing Arts Camp for youth ages 7-14. Positions available during Spring Break and all summer. Creative team workshops new plays/musicals and leads acting & recreational activities at various venues in Fairfax County.

MWP celebrates our 8th year of summer theatre-for-youth! Learn about us, watch this short documentary about our 5-Year-Anniversary: http://youtu.be/WT0BmFwv6hs

A position with MWP provides opportunities to produce new works via collaborations with National and International playwrights, to train and inspire young artists, teach lessons in theatre/film, connect with other DC industry professionals and enjoy a summer of theatre for the community.

During the spring, our staff runs a week-long camp during FCPS Spring Break (March 30 – April 3, 2015).

During the summer, our staff travels between three venues in Fairfax County producing 2-week workshops of new scripts. Each 2-week session concludes with a public performance.  The creative teams are composed of a full-time director, choreographer and stage manager.

SPRING BREAK APPLICANTS MUST:

– work March 30 – April 3, 2015 (Monday-Friday, 9-4pm)

– have experience instructing youth

SUMMER APPLICANTS MUST:

– attend summer training June 13-14, 2015 and complete pre-production tasks at home

– work summer camp/production June 22, 2015 – August 14, 2015 (Monday-Friday, 9-4pm)

– have experience instructing youth

SALARY/RATES:

Spring Break, $500-600 (5-days), DOE

Summer Camp, $800-1100 (paid every 2-weeks), DOE

Internships available for college credit, volunteer opportunities also available

 

Please apply ASAP as applications are accepted on a rolling-basis till all positions are filled.

Send personal statement, resume AND specify interest in Spring and/or Summer to info@moonlitwings.org.

Please write “Summer 2015 Applicant: SPECIFY POSITION (director, choreographer, SM, etc.)” in the subject of the email.

Learn more about us at www.moonlitwings.org

        

RICHMOND – Indiegogo Launch for “Vacuity,” Short Animated Film by VCU Film Senior

Erathos Productions presents “Vacuity,” a short animated film about a girl who gets sucked inside of her computer. Vacuity is the thesis film of Cristina O’Connell, a senior in the VCU Photography and Film department. Click the link to learn more about the project and how to get involved.

www.facebook.com/vacuityfilm

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vacuity-short-animated-film/x/3664779

 

        

Statewide_Independent Film in Need of Musical Composer_Paid: $350

We are in need of a musician to score some original music for a local independent film. We are looking for R & B/Neo Soul, Jazz or Hip-Hop genre of music. If you can be versatile that’s great. All music must be original, no sample based music. Film is approx. 1hr30mins long. Compensation is $350 Please  submit resume and links to where your current or previous projects can be heard to casting4visionsfilms@gmail.com

        

Washington D.C._WUSA TV Station Hiring Executive Producer

Executive Producer

WUSA is looking for an Executive Producer who can join our team of journalists.  Applicants must have major, breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, newscast producing expertise and fully understand the needs of our audience across all our platforms. We are looking for someone who is committed to the importance of daily news as well as the lifestyle content that can make our shows interesting, relevant, memorable and energizing.  This position requires leadership, solid decision making skills and the ability to work well in a dynamic newsroom environment.  Successful applicants must submit a vision for news, writing samples and copies of full newscasts in which they were involved in the broadcast decisions.  Candidates must have social media experience and leadership in the digital content areas.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing the overall news coverage for on-air and online.  Includes planning, story selection, and execution of daily newscasts.

Responsibilities

  • Plans coverage, story selection and ensures effective delivery of daily newscasts.
  • Manages the daily performance of Producers and their shows.  Supports producers by providing editorial skills, copy editing, creative production and storytelling skills.
  • Works with reporters on story concepts to execution.
  • Participates in daily editorial meetings.
  • Plans strategies for sweeps and key rating periods.
  • Assists News Director in communicating newsroom policy.
  • Manages schedules.

Requirements

  • 5 years television producing experience; College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in creative content production
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Digital content skills in dot-com and social platform
  • Strong communication skills, conflict management and customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast paced environment and deadline driven environment.

Note:  You must apply online. Please upload writing samples and add demo web link to your online resume. Mailed-in demos and resumes will not be accepted.  Apply online here.

We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status. We solicit your assistance on this opening and future possible openings.

        

Washington D.C._The Washington Jewish Film Festival Hiring House Manager

The Washington Jewish Film Festival House Manager Position

The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) brings together over 15,000 people to watch contemporary, award-winning cinema from around the world that explores the full diversity of the Jewish experience and aims to expand audience perspectives.

In addition, the Festival exhibits entertaining and thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from around the world year-round at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater. Most screenings are accompanied by speakers including filmmakers, academics, and subject matter experts.

The WJFF is seeking several energetic, highly organized, and motivated team members to act as House Managers at venues around Washington, DC during the 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place February 19-March 1, 2015.

The WJFF House Manager positions are temporary, part-time, and hourly. There will be reimbursement for mileage and/or public transportation to and from venues and the DCJCC office. House managers will receive paid training prior to the festival and will work until the culmination of the festival.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ticket sales and will call management
  • On-site volunteer management
  • Venue management; oversee screenings
  • Daily pickup and dropoff of box office materials at DCJCC

Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and great problem solver

How to apply:

Please send a resume and short letter of interest to feliciap@washingtondcjcc.org – No phone calls, please. Hiring will be completed in mid-January and done on a rolling basis.

        

Washington D.C._National Geographic Channel Hiring Executive Producer

Executive Producer (FNG0003757)

Description

The Executive Producer is responsible for the development of programming and the supervision of that programming through delivery and broadcast. He/she must successfully collaborate with production companies to provide editorial guidance that enables producers to create compelling visual content with powerful storytelling, resulting in entertaining programs that meet/exceed ratings goals. He/she must protect programming investment dollars by making sure budgets are reasonable and that production companies deliver according to expectation.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with producers to implement the Channel’s programming strategy during every phase of production:  pre-production, casting, scripting, rough-cuts, fine cut and final delivery.  The EP is the principle editorial voice on assigned projects and tasked with maintaining the Channel’s core values.
  • Create high quality, entertaining and engaging programming that exceeds ratings targets.
  • Collaborate with the internal development team in maintaining robust relationships with production companies in order to generate new programming ideas for the network.
  • Team up with the development department in reviewing and preparing select pitches for pre-greenlight and greenlight meetings and take the lead in renewal process for continuing series.
  • Work closely with Production Management to maintain highest editorial standards within budgetary requirements.  Provide timely feedback to production companies to maintain production schedule and to make sure all contractual obligations are met.
  • Deliver shows that are on budget and schedule.
  • Work closely with Research to increase TSV and ratings, coordinate with Marketing, Communications and Digital to provide necessary information and materials to drive ratings and advertising revenue.
  • Produce shows that are successfully marketed, promoted as well as provide ancillary content for website and other assets.
  • Foster respectful, collaborative and strong relationships with internal Channel staff and external producers and production companies.
  • Create a work environment that has open communication, trust, respect and honesty.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years, high-level, supervisory editorial experience overseeing cable non-fiction program production for production company or cable network.

Division Description

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected

Apply online here

 

        

Washington_Hollywood On the Potomac, Dinner and Movie Program_begins Jan 23_$25 fee

The Woman’s National Democratic Club and WIFV present

Hollywood on the Potomac How the Movies View Washington, DC
Friday January 23, 2015
This is the first in a new series of dinner and movie nights on the 4th Friday of the month at the WNDC!  We will be featuring movies made by DC-based filmmakers!

Woman’s National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(Dupont Circle Metro)
6:00 Registration and Dinner
7:00 Program, Q&A, Book Signing

$25 (includes light supper); cash bar available

Mike Canning has long been fascinated by movies, seeing his first film in his home town of Fargo, North Dakota, at the precocious age of four, hence inspiring his second career: going to the “flickers. In that second career, he has reviewed movies for the Hill Rag newspaper for over 20 years. He has also written on film, public affairs, politics and on the depiction of Washington politics and the US Congress in American feature films. He was a Foreign Service Officer for 28 years, working as a press and cultural officer in eight countries.

Hollywood on the Potomac offers a comprehensive look at how Washington, DC has been portrayed as either subject, setting, or background in American films. Canning will show clippings of movies depicting Washington. He will sell and sign copies of his book.

Reserve online at www.democraticwoman.org or telephone (202) 232-7363 ext. 3003

Or register online here
February 27 we will screen Tale of the Tongs by Judith Dwan Hallet and Stanley Hallet

March 27 we will screen several shorts in conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival