VIRGINIA_Weekend Workshop Gift Certificates_$185/300

Still looking for a creative holiday gift? Why not inspire creativity this holiday season with the gift of acting? 

There is an opportunity to purchase a discounted gift certificate for a full weekend workshop with celebrity acting coach Aaron Jackson.

The regular full weekend cost is $225, but if you purchase a gift certificate by December 20th you will receive the full weekend for only $185. You may also pre-purchase two workshop weekends for just $300. This offer is good for all Virginia Workshops.

To purchase and personalize your gift certificate, please contact: lisa@theaaronjackson.com, 213-453-6059, www.theaaronjackson.com.

 

        

NATIONWIDE_Casting for a Docu-Series_PAID

An international television production company is casting a new Docu-series for a major network.

Do you use social media to keep tabs on your friends or significant other?

Has social media become the primary way you check-up on people?

They are looking for an attractive group of young friends and “frenemies” (targeting ages 18-24) who have a lot of energy when they are together and interact constantly through social media.

If you meet these criteria and are interested in the casting, email Stephanie for more information at casting@brightroadprods.com.

 

 

 

        

WASHINGTON, D.C./VIRGINIA_ Open casting call for Independent Film_PAID

VPE Talent is currently working on a new comedy/talking head pilot for a major cable network, and is looking for humorous, outspoken, and opinionated gay men and their grandmothers to give their opinions on a number of light-hearted topics. They are shooting in the DC/VA area in mid-January.

They’re ideally looking for pairs of gay men (ages 25+) and their grandmothers (ages 75+) of different backgrounds. There should also be a backstory as to why these duos spend time driving around together — this project is tentatively called “Conversations In Cars”. Both the grandson and the grandmother should be funny, outgoing, and quick on their feet! A gay grandson + grandmother is their ideal choice, however they’re also interested in other intergenerational combinations. 

Interested parties can submit to Thomas Giglio by email at Thomas@VPEtalent.com or apply via their site:  http://vpe.tv/conversations-in-cars/

 

        

VIRGINIA BEACH_On Camera Talent Manager_Studio Center_PAID

The Nation’s largest full service Production Company, Studio Center, is looking for an On-Camera Talent Manager to join our team in Virginia Beach.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

If you’re a resourceful and positive person, with a passion for entertainment and acting management, we want to hear from YOU!

Our On-Camera Talent Managers handle a variety of projects, from casting commercials to recording auditions and coordinating bookings for feature films — and everything in between!

The right candidate must be able to be a multi-tasker, organized, professional phone etiquette, be comfortable with sales, and a  self-starter. Professionalism when working with clients and talent is a MUST.

Experience in casting, video production and/or acting is preferable.

Applicants may send their resumes and cover letters to ryan@studiocenter.com.

 

        

STAUNTON_No-Budget Filmmaking Seminar_FREE

Special guest John Johnson of Darkstone Entertainment will be presenting a seminar about no-budget filmmaking Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at the Staunton Library Board Room from 6-8 pm.

As a veteran independent filmmaker of more than 150 films, John is an expert on how to produce quality entertainment without a budget. Expect to hear stories about “Plan 9,” his remake of the classic film, “Plan 9 from Outer Space,” and the “Spooky Tales From the Dark” web series based on urban legends and folklore.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Visit this link for more information.

        

MD, VA and DC_Bethesda Film Fest Call for Entries_No entry fee

Only one month remains until the Bethesda Film Fest submission deadline so don’t delay, submit your short documentary film today!

Information and forms to submit can be found at this website:
http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-film-fest-application

Filmmakers from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit short (5-30 minute) documentary films completed in the last two years. All topics are eligible. Selected filmmakers will be invited to attend the screenings March 20-21, 2015 at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda and speak about their work. Filmmakers selected for the screenings will also receive a $500 honorarium.

Entries may be submitted through the link above or on DVD with a completed application form (see the website link above).

  • Make sure the film can be easily identified on the DVD menu.
  • Films must be between 5 and 30 minutes in length.
  • Films with non-English dialogue must be submitted with English subtitles.
  • DEADLINE: January 12, 2015

Submissions via mail should be sent to the address below:

Bethesda Film Fest
c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

        

RVA/MIDLOTHIAN – Free Advance Screening of THE WEDDING RINGER Dec. 15

Free movie enthusiasts:

There will be a FREE advance screening of The Wedding Ringer this coming Monday, Dec. 15, 7 PM at Regal Commonwealth Stadium 20 & IMAX in Midlothian, VA!

The comedy stars Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtoJ7fQBRF8

Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man.  With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need.  What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.

This movie has no direct connection to Virginia, but a fun, free movie is a fun, free movie!

TO GET THE PASSES, follow the link below!

https://www.sonyscreenings.com/index.php/main/movie_landing/VirginiaFilmOffice

        

NOVA/DC/MD – The Business of Screenwriting workshop

Local screenwriter Khris Baxter will hold a workshop this Saturday at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD!

It’s a great opportunity for screenwriters from all surrounding areas — the course will go beyond just the creation of a great screenplay and cover essential topics for the professional screenwriter, or anyone trying to sell their work (novel, memoir, etc.) to Hollywood.

Topics covered:

      –  The role of the producer

     –  The role and importance of the distributor

     –  Film Finance 101

     –  The development process (working with producers)

     –  Working with a casting agent (worth their weight in gold)

     –  What?s an option (things to look for in the option agreement)

     –  Writing treatments

     –  Agents and Managers – what’s the difference and which do you need?

     –  Understanding the global film market (hint: the U.S. market is small

     potatoes)

     –  Writing the backdoor pilot (as a way to break into TV)

     –  Pitching 101

 

Details:

     The Writer’s Center

     4508 Walsh Street

     Bethesda, MD 20815

 

Saturday, 12/20/2014,  10am – 4pm

$100; discount for members of The Writer’s Center

To sign up:

https://www.writer.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=353&nccsm=21&__nccspID=3923

 

 

 

        

Dreams Factory Seeking FUN Images/Photos for VA Lottery “Throwback” TV Commercials!

Dreams Factory is seeking still pictures and images for three Virginia Lottery “Throwback” Television Commercials. These are awesome and fun cultural “Throwback” commercials to different decades – Time capsules of the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s.

The images should be of you during the 1970’s, 1980’s and 1990’s in the form of still pictures, polaroids, scans of stills, and/or digital images. The pictures should show a slice of the times, just like throwback Thursday pictures on Facebook. They can be posed pictures, or pictures of you that friends shot during various activities. Anything that represents the decades in clothing, hairstyles, activities, anything at all.

Age range in the pictures should be between 20 to 35 during each of those decades. (ie. 20 to 35 years old in the 1970’s, 20 to 35 years old in the 1980’s, and 20 to 35 years old in the 1990’s.)

Please submit your pictures and/or links to your pictures to dreamsfactoryproduction@gmail.com

Also submit your contact information, your email address and phone number. And ask questions if needed.

Please note; these do not need to be professional quality pictures or headshots, just the opposite; they should be real-life pictures of you during those decades.

Compensation will be provided if your image is selected and used.

Below are a few references to each decade;

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Throwback 70’s pictures:
Hippy hair, afros, feathered hair, mustaches, headbands, bell-bottoms, hip-huggers, tie-dyed shirts, leisure suits, butterfly collars, platform shoes, and disco dancers are all awesome!

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Throwback 80’s pictures:
Parachute pants, crimped hair, big hair, mullets, headbands, Ray-Bans, mismatched clothes, jackets with shoulder pads, valley girls, Madonna look, glam rock look, metal musician look, hip hop look are all great!

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Throwback 90’s pictures:
90s fashion clothing, 90’s hairstyles, Gen X’ers, curtained hair, boy band look, grunge look, rapper look, rollerblader look are fantastic!

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Tim Dowdle, Executive Producer
Dreams Factory
1813 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223

phone: 804-698-5488
cell: 804-306-5388

http://dreamsfactory.com

        

NORTHERN VIRGINIA_Hiring Directors/Choreographers/Stage Managers_PAID

HIRING – PAID POSITIONS: Directors/Choreographers & Stage Managers with strong teaching skills for Moonlit Wings Productions December camps and Winter 2015 classes.

SEEKING Director/Choreographers & SM’s for “Broadway Bound”, 2 and 3 day winter camp, session dates below. Our creative team works with talent ages 7-14 on excerpts from a popular Broadway show, improv games, pool time, etc. with a showcase for family/friends on the final afternoon.

Pay rate: $125/day. Hours: 9-4pm.

Locations: Falls Church, Vienna, and Springfield, VA.

– B’way Bound Session 1: Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 22-23, 2014
– B’way Bound Session 2: Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 29-31, 2014

ALSO HIRING Teaching Artists for our weekly classes “Lights, Camera, Action!” beginning January 2015, pay rate DOE. Instructor will teach two back-to-back classes, an hour long class for ages 4-6 at 5:30pm and a second class for ages 7-14 to follow from 6:45-8:15pm, sessions below:

– Classes (Falls Church) – Mondays starting Jan. 12th, 9-weeks
– Classes (Springfield) – Tuesdays starting Jan. 13th, 9-weeks

TO APPLY: Please email info@moonlitwings.org your cover letter and attached your resume. ***Please specify which programs/dates you’re available to work.***

Learn more about us at www.moonlitwings.org or watch this short & sweet vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT0BmFwv6hs

        

RICHMOND_Casting seeking 12 actors for 2 Commercials_PAID

Two: 30 Non-Union National Commercials

Client: Carpenter Company’s SleepBetter Mattress
Production Company:  Metro Productions
Director:  Richie Ellison
Assistant Director: Dermot Faulds
Line Producer:  Tricia Dewey

Casting Director:  Anne Chapman, CSA
Casting Assistants: Michele Lombardi, Shannon Laribo

Audition Date: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Callback Date: Friday, December 5th, 2014
Audition Location:  Richmond, Virginia

Shoot Dates: December 9th, 10th & 11th, 2014
Shoot Location: Richmond, Virginia

Rate: Lead Roles –  $500+10% (if agent) per shoot day, + $1000 buyout.
Extra Roles – $200+10% (if agent)

Please submit electronically by Noon on Monday, December 1st, 2014 to be considered.

Please keep in mind these are Non-Union commercials when submitting. 

Seeking:

SLEEP DEPRIVED HUSBAND: Any Ethnicity Male, mid 30s.  Goofy and sweet a la Dick Van Dyke.  This loving husband and father is so sleep deprived, due to his old mattress, that even the most basic morning routine is starting to go hilariously wrong.  Physical comedy skills a plus.
LEAD – 2 days – Rate: $500/day + one-time $1000 buy out + 10% (if agent).

SLEEP DEPRIVED WIFE: 
Any Ethnicity Female, mid 30s.   Usually at the top of her game, this seriously sleep deprived wife and working mother is having a heck of a morning getting out of the house. Her innate multi-tasking awesomeness has been compromised by her old mattress.   Physical comedy skills a plus.
LEAD – 2 days – Rate: $500/day + one-time $1000 buy out + 10% (if agent).

HOST/NARRATOR:  Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous, Mixed Race, Female, mid 30s.  Caring, sage and sophisticated, she is able to impart information about the SleepBetter System with clarity and authority, yet remain bemused by all the crazy antics of our SLEEP DEPRIVED COUPLE.  Smart and hip to boot.
LEAD –  1 day – Rate: $500/day +one-time $1000 buy out + 10% (if agent).

PRODUCT MODEL
: Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous, Mixed Race, Female, early 30s.  Real and natural with the ability to easily manage/highlight all aspects of handling a boxed mattress, from opening the box to laying on the mattress to test its’ comfort.
LEAD – 1 day – Rate: $500/day + one-time $1000 buy out + 10% (if agent).

EXTRAS (on-lookers & kids):  

6 ON-LOOKERS: Any Ethnicity, Male or Female, 20s-50s. Normal folks observing the craziness of our SLEEP DEPRIVED COUPLE on their way to work.

Flat Rate: $200/day +10% (if agent).
TODDLER: Any Ethnicity, Male or Female.  Good natured young child/toddler of our SLEEP DEPRIVED COUPLE.

Flat Rate: $200/day + 10% (if agent).

OLDER SIBLING: Any Ethnicity, Male or Female. 7-12yrs old.  The oldest child of our SLEEP DEPRIVED COUPLE.   A good kid, but even they are starting to wonder about the crazy antics of their parents.

Flat Rate: $200/day + 10% (if agent).
Submission Instructions: 

Submit at: http://www.annechapmancasting.com/metrosleep/

These are NON-UNION commercials.

No visible tattoos or piercings.

We are accepting both direct submissions and agency submissions for this project.  Thank you so much for following the very specific submission instructions. Auditions are by appointment only.  We will contact you if you are selected for an audition.  We are only able to respond to those submissions we select for auditions.  Thanks so much to all those who submit.  

        

NATION WIDE_Locations Wanted

The hit television series Ghost Asylum on Destination America is thrilled to announce that we are gearing up to shoot a brand-new season. We will be filming 16 episodes throughout the US and are looking for unique locations to open their doors to our production. 

Visit even the smallest of towns in the U.S. and you’re likely to hear some local ghost stories and discover a few haunted locations. But our show goes beyond that to promote the historical aspects of the building and the surrounding areas. Digging up the rich cultural makeup and the unusual tales that go along with it.

Currently we are planning to shoot in the South East but if a location is right for the production then the team is happy to travel further.

If you think that your property would be suitable as a film location then email a few current images with a brief description and we’ll get back to you to run through the process further. If you would like more information about the production company and shoot dates please reach out and we will have someone contact you. 

Please email submissions to ghostasylumcasting@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for your time and consideration!