CHARLOTTESVILLE_Study with Celebrity Acting Coach Aaron Jackson_DEC 5TH-7TH

Study with Celebrity Acting Coach, AARON JACKSON

Learn the secrets of success in local markets and Hollywood!

2 Days of On-Camera Training Plus a 3-hour FridayNight Seminar!

“How to Market Yourself as an Actor”



December 5th-7th


Aaron’s workshops Give you the tools you need to be asuccessful working actor. From working on auditions, monologues, and scenestudy to sharing the secrets of success in local markets and in Hollywood, youwill learn the ins and outs of marketing yourself.  Come work with Aaron Jackson and let him helpmake your dreams come true!


Aaron gives the straight facts about this industry.He’s worked in this business for 30+ years, not only as an actor, but aproducer and director too!


What You will Learn:

  • Improv – Getting to know yourself and think on your feet. Learn how to change gears in the moment.
  • Perception – Learn how you are perceived.
  • Character Building – Truly breaking down the character in adjectives.
  • Playback Review – On-camera review of day’s work and discussion during last hour of each workshop.
  • Market Yourself – Learn how to best market yourself as an actor.


Register for the FULL Weekend and receive Friday Night’sseminar for FREE

Friday Night Seminar: $15

Full Weekend Workshop: $200

Saturday Workshop: $126

Sunday Workshop: $90


To register and find out moredetails about the workshop, click here:,,213-453-6059


WILLIAMSBURG_Global Film Festival Launch Event_Nov. 21st

On Friday Nov. 21 at 6pm in the Kimball Theatre, the W&M Global Film Festival (GFF) will hold its annual fall event introducing its upcoming programming theme. The 2015 GFF will be programmed around the theme “Film & Renewal.”

The Fall Theme Launch Event will feature a special screening of the road movie comedy Land Ho! about two ex-brothers-in-law who go on an Icelandic road trip together in search of renewal in the face of growing older. Lead actors Paul Eenhoorn and Earl Lynn Nelson will be special guests at the event and will receive—on behalf of themselves and the film’s co-writer/directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Kaatz—the GFF’s Global Film Can Award. The award recognizes inspiring achievements in global film production and collaboration. Eenhoorn, a classically trained actor from Australia, and Nelson, a surgeon-turned-actor from West Virginia, first met in Iceland to star in this Icelandic-American co-production headed by two young independent filmmakers.

The Fall Theme Launch Event will begin with a pre-screening reception in the Kimball Theatre Lobby featuring Bæjarins-style “pylsurs,” or hot dogs considered an Icelandic national dish, smörgåstårta (sandwich cake), and traditional Icelandic cookies. Local craft beer from AleWerks Brewing Company will be served.

Land Ho! will screen at 7PM, and Eenhoorn and Nelson will stay for a post-screening Q&A and to accept the film can award. An “after party” event will be announced that evening.

Tickets for the event (including the lobby reception with complimentary food and drink) are $4 for students and $5 for the general public, and may be purchased at the Kimball Theatre box office.

For more information on William and Mary’s Global Film Festival please visit their website


RICHMOND_”Fishing Without Nets” Screening_Nov. 24th

WHAT: “Fishing Without Nets” screening and Q&A with award-winning director Cutter Hodierne

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 24th at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Ukrop Auditorium, Queally Hall, University of Richmond Free and open to the public


Please join the University of Richmond film program and the Journalism Department for a screening and Q&A with director Cutter Hodierne. Hodierne received the 2014 Sundance Directing Award — Dramatic for “Fishing Without Nets,” his first feature film.


Shot in East Africa using Somali non-actors, “Fishing Without Nets” tells the mesmerizing and sobering story of the pirates from the Somali point of view. First-time filmmaker Cutter Hodierne combines the epic cinematic vision of a glorious action thriller with intimate, textured qualities of an art film, humanizing the pirates by bringing us inside their moral dilemmas and gut-wrenching struggles. — 109 minutes. USA/Kenya/Somalia


CONTACT: Abigail Cheever (


ARLINGTON_ Job Opening News Anchor_PAID

Position/Title: News Anchor

Details: Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 162 stations located in 79 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!


WJLA ABC7 is seeking a main EVENING ANCHOR.


You must be a newsroom leader who works well with producers and technical staff to craft compelling newscasts. The right candidate will be a dynamic writer and storyteller with a passion for news. High ethical standards and accuracy are a must. You must be able to perform in breaking news situations and engage viewers on air, online, and on social media!


Vacancy Type: Full Time

Salary: DOE

Closing Date: 12/10/2014

City: Arlington – 22209

State: Virginia



-May provide direction to technical crew (such as photographers and engineers on assignment) shooting videotapes or preparing for presentation videotape illustrate story.

-Attends and contributes to meetings such as morning meetings. Offers ideas and innovation

-10-15 years main anchoring experience is preferred with this position. This is not an entry level job

-Please provide your demo reel via URL or you may send it in DVD format to the station. Attention to the News Director.



1100 Wilson Blvd

Arlington VA 22209




•Anchor newscasts as assigned, including engaging in the production process leading up to the newscast.

•Participate in special event coverage.

•Participate in station and community events.

•Write stories and teases as assigned by producers.

•Participate in daily editorial planning meetings.

•Engage viewers daily on Facebook, Twitter and other WJLA web and social media platforms.

•Develop and report on franchise and sweeps stories.

•Other duties as assigned.

•Public appearances as necessary.


Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


Contact: Please apply online by going to


RICHMOND_Casting Call for Short Film “Hideaway Baby”_PAID

Richmond – Casting Call for Short Film “Hideaway Baby” – Paid

Casting for the short film “Hideaway Baby”:

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Student/Independent
Production Location: Richmond, VA
Production Company: ARC Filmmaking Productions
Director/Producer: Victoria Sharpe
Director of Photography: Marissa Bolen

Writer: Victoria Sharpe and Andrew Nguyen

“Hideaway Baby” is a dark and stylized film about a female vigilante on a mission to expose a powerful and corrupt city judge. However, past and present clash and things go awry, putting her on the run.

Audition Location: 325 N Harrison St., Richmond, VA. Pollak Building, Room 305

Auditions Dates:

Wed Nov. 19 7:30p-10p

Friday Nov. 21 5:30p-8p

Saturday Nov. 22 11a-2p

Sunday Nov. 23 3p-6p

Shooting Dates: Early-Mid December 2014


HIDEAWAY- Female, mid to late 20s. Any ethnicity. A vigilante on a mission to expose a powerful and corrupt city judge. She’s cold and stoic, but passionate for revenge. Her weapon of choice is her baseball bat.

JUDGE BENNETT- Male, 40s-60s. Any ethnicity. A corrupt city judge. He’s had the habit of tainting evidence, taking bribes, and falsifying records. He’s ruthless inside and outside the courtroom. Who ever stands up to him gets put down swiftly and quickly. He has many lawyers, criminals, and policemen in his pockets, making him practically impervious.

KEREN BENNETT- Female, 40s-60s. Any ethnicity. Wife of Judge Bennett, lawyer. She knows how corrupt her husband is and tries to warn the police or anyone who’ll listen to her.

MACHETE- Male. 30-50. Any ethnicity. One of Judge Bennett’s principal assailants, whose weapon of choice is his machete.


ASSAILANTS (4) Males, 30-50. Any ethnicity. Four assailants on Judge Bennett’s payroll ordered to fight and kill Hideaway. One has a speaking part.

NEWSCASTER – Any ethnicity. Some lines. Age 30-50.

Knowledge in stage/screen combat recommended for all roles except Newscaster, but not required.

Come prepared with a one-minute dramatic monologue and resume/headshot.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email



WILLIAMSBURG_Colonial Williamsburg Productions Auditions_PAID

Colonial Williamsburg Productions are having auditions for their new Electronic Field Trip “The Freedom Quest of Oney Judge.”

They will be held on Tuesday, November 18th, from 3;30pm-7pm and Thursday, November 20th, from 3:30pm-8pm.

You must have an appointment to audition!

They are looking for actors to portray:

African American Male, Mid-20s–50s

African American Female, Mid-20s–50s

White Male, Mid-30s–50s

White Female, Mid-teens–20s

View the announcement and download the sides and

audition application at:

To schedule an appointment, contact Rësa Curley at 757-220-7507, or email


CHARLOTTESVILLE_Casting – Upscale 50′s Couple_PAID

A prominent local real estate group is shooting an upscale real estate video and require 2 actors/talent (man + woman) to represent an active, attractive fit couple in their late 40′s to early 50′s to be the residents of a posh country estate. Think ‘country club’ stereotype.

He would be coming home from work in a nicely tailored suite. He’s a Dr. or CEO type.

She would be at home in slightly upscale/preppy attire….yet appropriate for ‘being around the house’.

The roles are non speaking and involve the husband coming home from work to his wife and kids who will greet him…etc. Expressing emotions with subtlety will be required.

Shooting is in countryside outside of Ruckersville, VA roughly 20 minutes north of Charlottesville.

Shooting is from 9:30am (camera rolls 9:30) and talent will be released for a few hours in the afternoon, then shooting resumes from 4pm – 5pm.

Bad weather will be called early Tuesday morning.  Alternate days are potentially November 20th or 21st.

Please submit head + full body photos (ideally something representative of what they are looking for if you have it) to this email address:

* Will require wardrobe coordination prior to shoot date.

Pay is $350/day per actor.

(lunch/travel not covered)

** CASTING open until Friday the 14th at noon **


RVA – One Chance to See RED SORGHUM On Big Screen w/ English Subtitles! – Nov. 23

One chance to see Zhang Yimou’s Red Sorghum(1987; 90 min) on the big screen with English subtitles!

Sun, Nov 23 | 1:30–3:30 pm

Byrd Theatre (Carytown)

35MM print transferred to DCP by the China Film Archive with kind permission of Xi’an Film Studio.

A film that has became almost mythological in reputation.  Actress Gong Li shot to international fame and Yimou went on to make Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, The Road Home, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Flowers of War, and orchestrate the ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.  For adults: sexual situations and graphic violence.

This exclusive showing is presented by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the Byrd Theatre in celebration of Chinese cinema and the exhibition Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing, on view Oct18–Jan 11  

$5 in advance at 804.340.1405 or

$6 tickets available day of show at 1 pm, Byrd Theatre box office

Info: 804.204.2681


STATEWIDE_Call for Haunted Locations

The hit television series Ghost Asylum on Destination America is thrilled to announce that they are gearing up to shoot a brand-new season. They 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 the 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 they 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 they’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 they will have someone contact you. 

Please email submissions to




CHARLOTTESVILLE_Premier Actor’s Training_DECEMBER 5th-7th

Premier Actor’s Training with Celebrity Acting Coach and Director, Aaron Jackson

The seminar includes 2 days of on-camera training plus a 3 hour Friday Night Seminar: “How To Market Yourself as and Actor.”

The training is held in Charlottesville, VA from December 5th to December 7th.

This class is for both the beginner and seasoned actor looking to hone their skills.

Come refine your craft through Monologue & Scene Study, Improv,Character Breakdown & TV/FILM Audition technique.

Register for the FULL Weekend and receive Friday Night’s seminar for FREE

Friday Night Seminar: $15

Full Weekend Workshop: $200

Saturday Workshop: $126

Sunday Workshop: $90


To register and find out more details about the workshop, click on this link.







RICHMOND – AMA Luncheon – Changing the Channel: Brand Storytelling and Rebranding of Sundance TV – Nov 14

November 2014 Luncheon – Changing the Channel: Brand Storytelling and the Rebranding of Sundance TV

Monica Bloom – SundanceTV

Thursday, November 20, 11:30 am

University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center

101 College Road
Richmond, VA 23229

$25 for Members; $40 for Non-Members; $20 for Students

As senior vice president of marketing, Monica Bloom is responsible for the strategic brand positioning of SundanceTV, a network that has established itself as a destination for prestige scripted dramas, distinctive non-fiction shows alongside independent films. Bloom oversees marketing activity across all platforms in order to drive audience growth in the cable digital tier and satellite space. Additionally, she identifies and drives the execution of key marketing partnerships and the strategic ideation and execution of all digital content. She was appointed to this role in early 2012.

While at SundanceTV, Bloom has been instrumental in the success of the network’s original programming. Since SundanceTV expanded its original scripted slate with critically acclaimed programs such as “Top of the Lake,” “Rectify,” “The Red Road,” and “The Honorable Woman,” Bloom has been recognized for her edgy and innovative marketing strategies. Her work has been recognized at the PromaxBDA Awards, the CableFAXIES, Excellence in Marketing and PR Awards and the CTAM MARK Awards.

More info and registration, below!