WASHINGTON, DC – Spring 2016 Film Series – Starts 2/9 – Free!

The 11th Annual Spring 2016 Film Series

– An SOC Signature Series –

Created and Hosted by Chris Palmer

american.edu/soc/cef/upcoming-events.cfm

Free and Open to the PublicNo Reservations Required

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Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater – McKinley Building, American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017

Directions: american.edu/aumaps

Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU

For more information, please contact:

Chris Palmer at (202) 885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

Or visit environmentalfilm.org

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 Tuesday, February 9 at 7 pm

Reception at 6:30 pm with food and drink.

Highlights from the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (EFF), March 15-26

EFF is the largest and longest running environmental film festival in the country and will present 140+ films to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing the earth. The films will explore endangered wildlife, freshwater and oceans, food and agriculture, energy and resources, sustainable living, and the built environment, with a special focus on this year’s theme, “Parks: Protecting Wild”. Join Festival Interim Executive Director Chris Head and Director of Programming Brad Forder for a sneak peek at some of the most exciting new films to be shown during the 24th annual festival.

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 Tuesday, February 23 at 7 pm—Part of SOC Week

Reception at 6:30 pm with food and drink.

Reality TV, Garbage Juice and Me – Michael Cascio

How I became a successful media executive by picking up trash and watching TV. Facts, truth, and the digital revolution: The more things change, the more they become a series on Netflix. Lessons from a documentary life at A&E, NBC, Animal Planet, National Geographic . . . and cleaning up backstage at Wolf Trap.

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Note: The March 19-25 events below are all part of Washington D.C.’s Environmental Film Festival. dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

Saturday, March 19 at 4 pm

When Mickey Came to Town

(USA, 2016, 30 min.) World Premiere.

Twenty-two years ago, Disney thought they could impose an unwanted American History theme park on the people of central Virginia. Disney thought people wanted white-washed history with rollercoasters and battle recreations. They thought people wouldn’t notice their plans for a massive development project of apartments, hotels and golf courses. They thought people wouldn’t notice the project’s impacts on traffic, sprawl and the environment. They thought wrong. Directed by Sam Sheline. Produced by American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Prince Charitable Trusts. Producer Sam Sheline, Director of Photography Tony Azios, Editor Adam Lee. Executive Producers: Chris Palmer, Kristin Pauly. 

Panel discussion, hosted by Professor Chris Palmer, follows screening with Sam Sheline, Tony Azios, Adam Lee, and other key people behind the film.

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Saturday, March 19 at 7 pm

Reception at 6:00 p.m. with food provided by Chaia, a local “farm to taco” vegetarian restaurant. 

Farming for the Future – Enduring Traditions, Innovative Practices

This program of short films and a panel discussion will illustrate how farmers and communities are expanding their traditions and practices and preserving farmland to meet the demands for sustainable, locally grown food while ensuring that farming remains a profitable career.

Age of the Farmer (USA, 2015, 6 min.)
As the average age of North American farmers approaches 60 years old, a new generation in the Pacific Northwest explores a future in agriculture by volunteering on organic farms. Directed by Spencer MacDonald and produced by Eva Verbeek.

Farming for the Future (USA, 2013, 7 min.) Cliff Miller of Mount Vernon Farm in the Virginia Piedmont is trying innovative management techniques to sustain his farm for future generations. Cliff’s story is that of many farmers seeking new ways to be economically and environmentally sustainable. Directed by Aditi Desai and produced by AUs Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Prince Charitable Trusts.

50 Years of Farming: For Love & Vegetables (USA, 2014, 10 min.) The story of Potomac Vegetable Farms, an organic farm in Virginia. Directed by Aditi Desai. Produced by Vanina Harel. Executive produced by AUs Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Prince Charitable Trusts.

Walt (USA, 2015, 6 min.) Organic raisin farmer Walt Shubin has dedicated the last 65 years of his life to restoring California’s San Joaquin River to its previous glory. In the midst of drought, he argues for sustainable water use. Directed and produced by Justin Clifton.

The Culture of Collards (USA, 2016, 7 min. ) World Premiere
Collard greens are more than a simple side dish. Brought to the American South with the slave trade, they represent a critical aspect of African American cultural history. A new generation of passionate farmers, culinary historians and educators work tirelessly to preserve and share this cultural heritage while promoting healthy communities. Hear their stories. Directed and produced by Aditi Desai and Vanina Harel. Executive produced by AUs Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Prince Charitable Trusts.

Food for Thought, Food for Life (USA, 2015, 22 min.) Industrial agriculture takes a toll on both the health of our environment and the quality of our food. The film surveys problems with today’s agribusiness world, voicing new solutions offered by farmers, chefs, researchers, educators, and advocates. Directed and produced by Susan Rockefeller.

Panel discussion follows screenings. Host and Moderator: Chris Palmer, Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, School of Communication, American University. Panelists: Film and Multimedia Producer Aditi Desai; filmmaker Vanina Harel; Chris Miller, President, Piedmont Environmental Council; and Kristin Pauly, Managing Director, Prince Charitable Trusts.

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 Tuesday, March 22 at 7 pm

Reception at 6:30 pm with food and drink.

An Evening with Chris Palmer – The Most Important Environmental/Conservation Films of All Time

Founder and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, School of Communication, American University.

Film producer Chris Palmer, building on his new book Now What, Grad? Your Path to Success After College, describes the best conservation and environmental films of all time, illustrating his remarks with compelling clips. His new book, Now What, Grad? will be available for signing following his presentation. He will also screen the winners of this year’s Eco-Comedy Video Competition, co-sponsored by AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and The Nature Conservancy. Dr. Elizabeth Gray, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s MD/DC Chapter, will co-present the awards with Professor Palmer.

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 Wednesday, March 23 at 7 pm

Student Short Environmental Film Festival

THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY EFFECT (American University, 2015, 7 min.) An international film team brings attention to the threats facing the iconic Monarch butterfly, explores the ecological, cultural and economic importance of the species, and celebrates the power of ordinary people within the United States and Mexico to preserve the monarch butterfly for future generations. Presented by Jillian Hanson and Nick Zachar.

CHESAPEAKE FOOTSOLDIERS (American University, 7 min.) Unsung heroes confront some of the Chesapeake Bay’s biggest ongoing challenges, from replenishing historically low oyster stocks, to stopping nutrient pollution from farms that limits the Bay’s recovery. One is Eastern Shore biologist and conservationist Drew Koslow, whose current focus is to install bioreactors, a new and simple solution to keeping nutrients from livestock manure out of the Chesapeake Bay. Presented by Katie Bryden.

COLD RUSH: THE CHANGING ARCTIC (Earth Focus, 2015, 14 min.) The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on Earth. This affects weather and coastal erosion threatening communities worldwide. But with melting sea ice comes new opportunities for shipping and development. Will the oil, gas, and mineral rich Arctic lead to a rush for development? Might this lead to conflict and serious consequences for the Arctic’s fragile environment? Produced by Jamey Warner.

WHO WILL SAVE THE RIVER DOLPHIN? (George Mason University, 2016, 2 min. trailer) Three young conservationists struggle against considerable odds to continue their careers while trying to save one of Earth’s last river dolphin species. Produced by Jennifer Lewis.

A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM REILLY (American University. 2015, 5 min.)

Former director of the Environmental Protection Agency, William K. Reilly discusses the future of climate change and the role of the EPA in a short conversation at American University. Reilly was the director of the EPA, a past president of the World Wildlife Fund, a past president of the Conservation Fund, and served as the co-chairman of the BP Horizon Oil Spill Commission. Produced and Directed by Kent Wagner.

HARBINGER (American University, 2016, 9 min.) In the mid 2000s, the deadly chytrid fungus pushed many of Panama’s unique amphibians to the brink of extinction. Golden frogs are the country’s national animal, a talisman of good luck, and extinct in the wild. Biologist Edgardo Griffith saved the beloved frogs in captivity and then had to come to terms with losing them in the wild. Produced and Directed by Sam Sheline.

Discussion with the student filmmakers. Hosted by Chris Palmer, Founder and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking (CEF), American University. Moderated by Sandy Cannon-Brown, CEF Associate Director, and Arjumand Hamid, Programmer, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

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 Thursday, March 24 at 7 pm

Ok, I’ve Watched the Film, Now What?

An Impact Filmmaking Panel with Experts in the Field.

Film clips and panel discussion, hosted and moderated by Chris Palmer, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, School of Communication, American University.

How do we produce films that make a difference? This session, illustrated with clips of inspiring films, explores the ways we can turn films into action, at both the policy and personal levels. Our panelists will address the challenges of producing films that have a tangible and measurable impact on their audiences and society.

Panelists:  Oscar-nominated filmmaker and environmental advocate Josh Fox (GasLand) and director of 2016 EFF selection How To Let Go of the World; award-winning producer and director Wendy Ettinger, Co-Founder, Chicken & Egg Pictures; and documentary producer Caty Borum Chattoo (WalMart: The High Cost of Low Price, Stand Up Planet), strategist, researcher, and Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University.

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Friday, March 25 at 7 pm

Containment

(USA, 2015, 82 min.)  Washington, D.C. Premiere.

Nuclear waste forces us to think about the distant future: the radioactive trail from our bombs and power plants will last 400 generations. Repeat: 400 generations! So we need a “deep time” contingency plan. How can we mark off toxic land to safeguard our descendants 10,000 years from now, when so little feels truly permanent? Part wake-up call, part observational documentary, part sci-fi graphic novel, Containment tracks our most imaginative attempts to plan for our radioactive future and reveals the startling failure to manage waste in the present, epitomized by the Fukushima disaster. Directed and produced by Peter Galison and Robb Moss. In English/Japanese, with subtitles. 

Discussion, moderated by Chris Palmer, Founder and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University, with filmmakers Peter Galison and Robb Moss, follows screening.

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 Tuesday, March 29 at 7 pm

Chesapeake Footsoldiers

This documentary—conceived, written, produced, shot, directed, and edited by students in Environmental & Wildlife Production (COMM 568)—will air during Maryland Public Television’s Chesapeake Bay Week in April. Chesapeake Footsoldiers tells the stories of unsung heroes who work to confront some of the Bay’s biggest ongoing challenges, from replenishing historically low oyster stocks, to stopping chronic nutrient pollution that limits the Chesapeake Bay’s recovery.

The first story profiles the work of biologist-conservationist Drew Koslow, who collaborates closely with Eastern Shore farmers to stop the flow of nutrients into waterways by using bioreactor technology.  Next, the stories of Buddy Willey and Bryan Gomes of the Oyster Recovery Partnership are told – footsoldiers who are committed to rebuilding oyster stocks around the Chesapeake by teaching others how to grow them. Finally, further north across the Mason-Dixon Line into Pennsylvania, we learn about Pat Fasano’s efforts to educate and persuade Amish farmers about the pressing need to implement new and better conservation techniques.

Produced by Katie Bryden, Shannon Lawrence, Katherine Dye, and their colleagues, and by American Universitys Center for Environmental Filmmaking, in association with Maryland Public Television.

Panel discussion, hosted by Professor Chris Palmer, follows screenings. Panelists include student filmmakers and Professor Mike English, who taught the Center for Environmental Filmmaking class where Chesapeake Villages was produced for Maryland Public Television.

 

        

RICHMOND – Casting Call for Dimension Games – Jan 26 to Jan 29 – PAID

DIMENSION – THE GAME IS CALLING

Ultra Fuchsia Films is seeking actors and extras for Dimension Games’ online advertisement.

Ultra Fuchsia Films – Online Advertisement – Non-Union

Director: Michael Duni, Producers: Michele Lombardi & Drew Bolduc, Director of Photography: William Robinette

In-Person Audition Dates: 1/26-1/29 – Self Taped Audition Deadline: 1/29

Auditions and callbacks are by appointment only. Skype callbacks are possible, but strongly discouraged.

Shoot Dates: 2/13 – 2/14 (subject to change) – Shoot & Callback Location: Richmond, VA

SEEKING:

PLAYER 1 – LADY DIMENSION: Early 20’s, Any Ethnicity, Female. Attractive & Physically Fit. A modern gamer with a thirst for adventure and a competitive nature. Tattoos are welcome. Must be comfortable wearing costumes and heavy makeup/prosthetics. $120/day, 2 days.

PLAYER 2 – SIR DIMENSION: Early 20’s, Any Ethnicity, Male. Attractive & Physically Fit. A modern gamer with a taste for adventure and a curious nature. Tattoos are welcome. Must be comfortable wearing costumes and heavy makeup/prosthetics. $120/day, 2 days.

ONLINE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please fill out this ONLINE FORM (http://goo.gl/forms/8Ud3FeGyWW). Please send a headshot, full body shot, and resume to dimensioncasting@gmail.com. If you do not have a recent headshot or full body shot, a cell phone picture will work. Your submission will not be considered until you have completed the above.

Thank you!!

Ultra Fuchsia Films

 

        

WASHINGTON D.C. – Capital Irish Film Festival – March 3rd to March 16th – $74.49

No better way to celebrate Ireland’s 100 years as a nation than to hear from Irish men and women who were there at the beginning.

Solas Nua is happy to announce that “Older Than Ireland” will screen at its 10th Capital Irish Film Festival. Written and directed by Alex Fegan, who gave us “The Irish Pub”, “Older Than Ireland” has caught up with 30 Irish centenarians and invited them to give out about everything from the Civil War to the Internet.

It’s a back-yard-fence take on the first 100 years. Hilarious, poignant and quintessentially Irish. The Irish Times reported, “You could barely imagine a record of the nation that so effectively combined economy with comprehensiveness.”

More to come in the weeks ahead, but the Early Bird special on passes will expire at the end of this month….

Click Here to Purchase Passes!

 

www.solasnua.org/ciff

        

DC AREA – Seeking Assistant Editor – Early February – PAID

Looking for Assistant Editor

Looking for an experienced Latino/a, Spanish-speaking Assistant Editor in the DC area to work with a high profile award-winning editor on a feature length documentary. Must know Avid. Experience working remotely a plus.  Experience working with verité footage (English and Spanish) preferred.  Starts early February until approximately December 2016.  20 hours per week on average. Pay: negotiable. Please send resume to presentefilms@gmail.com.

Heather Courtney

Director/Producer

512-565-1628

www.wheresoldierscomefrom.com

        

RICHMOND – 2016 Movie Making Camp – 6/27-7/1

Final Act Drama presents

2016 Movie Making Camp

June 27-July 1, 2016

STUDENT ACTING AND PRODUCTION CAMP FOR FILM AND TV

Grades 4th -12th

http://www.finalactdrama.com/summer-film-camp.html

9am-4:30pm

Students attending the Movie Making Camp will write, produce, direct, act, and digitally edit his or her own short film. Students will rotate among crew positions to learn different jobs on the film set.  Taught by instructors with TV and Feature Film experience, students will use digital video cameras and digital editing systems to create their film.  Students will walk away from this course with their very own copy of their project as well as very practical experience in movie making.

Pre-Registration Pricing Deadline 4/1/16 (price goes up by $15 afterwards)

Tuition $250.00 + $15 Registration fee

Register at http://www.finalactdrama.com/summer-film-camp.html

Camp held at Community Idea Station Studios

23 Sesame Street Richmond, VA 23235

Final Act Drama’s Executive Director is Russ Randall.  For over 25 years, he has been acting, teaching, writing, producing, and directing stage and screen productions children, teens and adults.  Students that complete the screen acting courses are eligible for auditions in area Commercial, TV, or Film productions through Final Act Drama Talent.

For more information, please email us at

Info@FinalActDrama.com

804-858-3446

Register online at http://www.finalactdrama.com/summer-film-camp.html

Movie Making Camp this Summer!   Don’t miss it!

 

        

APPOMATTOX – Seeking extras for short film “Hurt” – 2/20, 2/27, 3/5 – UNPAID

Short film “Hurt” now accepting submissions for extras on Feb. 20th, 27th and March 5th to play varying groups of students and staff. Shooting will be at Appomattox High School. Male and Female needed, all ages. No specific requirements, but you will be grouped as:

-Football players

-Cheerleaders

-Teachers

-Hallway students

-Study Group Tutors

-Office Staff

We are also seeking crew of all skills. Gaffers, Grips, Sound, whatever your expertise may be, we could use a few extra hands as well as equipment.

This is a non-profit production and is unpaid, but you would be doing a great service by participating. Send headshot to hurtfilm@gmail.com

For background on the film see our News Story: http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/suicides-prompt-appomattox-students-to-generate-awareness-through-film/37089212

 

 

        

NEWPORT NEWS – Actor’s Intensive Workshop – 2/5-6 – $137 for both days

Two-Day Actor’s Intensive Workshop with Sheri Lahris

Newport News, VA – February 5th & 6th

 Learn what it takes to break into the business!!!

Workshops for all ages: Classes consist of fun ways to hone your skills, and gain confidence as well as making long lasting actor friends of all ages here in Virginia and elsewhere. Sheri has served as an on-set teacher for such actors as Macauley Culkin, Anna Chlumsky, Melissa Joan Hart, and Keri Russell for such studios as MGM, Universal, Disney, Imagine, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon Studios. Sheri is also an actress and can be seen on Bill O’Reilly’s “Legends & Lies”, and the new 2016 series “Dystopia”. Sheri will soon be starring in the TV series “Coney Island”.

Acting Coach Sheri Lahris says, “Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or just starting out in this business, I can’t stress enough how important it is to continue taking classes!!!

And when it comes to staying sharp for commercial auditions, Improv training is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your career.  Improv classes prepare you for anything that might be thrown at you in an audition, callback, or on set.  Improvisation teaches you to be a malleable performer, to listen, and to be in the moment.

Collaborate with fellow actors and train with Acting Coach, Sheri Lahris. Learn what it ta      kes to have a successful acting career. We will have you get right into performing scenes with other actors and teach you what you need to be a professional actor; Learn Improv, Scene Work and Audition Technique. These classes are for both the beginner and intermediate students. 

Sneak peek: http://video214.com/play/CA5d88I31v0CMJkcbAXgWw/s/dark

Friday, February 5th – 5-9pm

Saturday, February 6th  – 10am-4pm

Here’s what local actors are saying about Sheri Lahris’ Acting Intensives:

“If you’re new to acting (as we all have been!) the VERY best way to gain experience, to stretch and grow professionally, is by taking Acting classes– the Actor’s classroom is our place to excel, to reach, to achieve, and it’s also the best place to crash & burn (it happens to us all). With that said I want to offer my 2 cents for what it’s worth as to several of the better classes and workshops available in our area— The 1st being one offered by Sheri Lahris.

Sheri is not just a “coach or a teacher” she is a very talented working actor that knows exactly what it takes to maneuver and master the stage or film/TV set with ease. Check her out if you are interested in advancing your skill set.”    ~Billy

A great acting teacher touches your heart, expands your mind, frees your instincts and opens your eyes.  Sheri flashed a light into a style of working that opened my career up to one simple idea – pure joy. The joy of laughter, the joy of support, the joy of creativity, the joy of mistakes. Sheri’s acting workshop helped build my confidence to really go after the work more. Believe it or not the day after her class I was compelled to submit for a gig and low and behold I got it. Thank you Sheri for your energy, your spirit and unwavering belief in me as an actor!!!   ~Chris

Register Here: https://sheri-lahris-jan-workshop.eventbrite.com or www.sherilahris.com/workshops.html

             Register for both days and SAVE $20!!!

 

contact:  lisa@sherilahris.com

        

RICHMOND – Acting Career Workshop – Feb. 16th – $50

Start your Acting Career Workshop 

Final Act Drama’s Screen Actor’s Toolbox Series

Presents this 1 session acting course, designed for the beginning actor.

Learn what it takes to start your acting career.

We will get you right into performing scenes with other actors and teach you what it takes to become a professional actor.  Start learning skills like character development, improvisation, scene analysis, dialogue delivery, audition technique, career development, and more!

February 16, 2016

Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm

Workshop held at Community Idea Station Studios

23 Sesame Street Richmond, VA 23235

Register online at www.finalactdrama.com/acting-workshop.html

Tuition = $50.00

You shouldn’t come to this workshop if…

  • You already have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • You are too busy pursuing a career you are passionate about.
  • You will get to your dreams later.
  • You can already act but you don’t want people to see you do it.
  • You hate making money doing something fun and exciting.
  • I already understand the business, have an agent, an extensive resume, stunning headshot, and are regularly sought out by big time producers.

If not, your time is NOW!

Call us for more details and get registered today!

804-858-3446

www.FinalActDrama.com

        

WASHINGTON, DC – Docs in Progress screening/workshop – 1/29 – $10 donation suggested

Hope you all weathered Snowzilla OK.

Get over that cabin fever this Friday night with the first Docs In Progress screening of 2016.

Watch two not-quite-finished documentaries and participate in a facilitated workshop-style feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping the filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film. This program is open to filmmakers and film lovers!

WHAT’S SCREENING?

AS A FATHER
Directed by Matthew Gordon. Produced by Angelica Das
Donald Teasley is running out of time. If he doesn’t complete a 12-week parenting program and resume paying child support, he’s headed to jail. But with a work injury that has left him dependent on powerful pain medication, Donald faces an agonizing choice: Does he risk his health and try to find employment or does he keep relying on family and food stamps to continue a long-shot disability case? Hanging in the balance is Donald’s teenage son, Rahm’il, a young man struggling in school and desperately needing his father’s guidance as well as his financial support.

EXOTIC
Produced and Directed by Amy Oden (WIFV Fiscal Sponsoree!)

What do stripping, palm trees, military men, and Japanese tourists all have in common? They are co-existing on the island of Guam. Take an inside look at the world of dancing on the island, examining workers, clients, and the broader sex industry. What can we glean about the way we treat workers in this industry as a whole?

WHEN?

Friday, January 29, 2016
7:00-10:00 pm

WHERE?

George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW

Auditorium B-07  (one floor down from street level)

Washington DC 20052

Walking distance to Foggy Bottom or Farragut West Metro stations. Garage parking on H Street or I Street.

Pay-What-You-Can

Suggested Donation of $10 to cover venue expenses. Cash only at the door

RSVP

Optional via Meetup or Facebook

This program is made possible through the support of

The Documentary Center at the George Washington University

Thinking Forward Media

Gura & Possessky, PLLC
an Anonymous Donor
and people like you. Thank you!


Erica Ginsberg
Executive Director, Docs In Progress

http://www.docsinprogress.org

        

FALLS CHURCH – Casting Call – 1/28 – PAID

Carlyn Davis Casting is looking for talent for a UNION shoot. Auditions will be held in Falls Church, VA on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Shoot will be in the DC Metro area on February 2, 2016.

We are looking for the following types:

Latino Male, 20s

Female, 20s-30s, edgy look, tattoos are a plus.

Talent need to be comfortable singing. You simply need to be able to carry a tune.

Union and non-union talent may apply.


For consideration or for more information, please email suzanne@carlyndaviscasting.com with your headshot and resume. If submitting for the edgy female, if you have tattoos, please also submit snapshots of them as well. Please put “Union casting” in the subject of your email and include all contact information as well as your union status in the body of the email.

If you don’t have a local DC/MD/VA phone number, please also indicate where you are currently located (City, State).

Please do NOT submit if you don’t fit the above breakdown or are unavailable for the audition or shoot dates.

All submissions must be received no later than 2:00 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

We are currently looking for VA/DC/MD local talent ONLY.

No phone calls, please. Thank you!

 

Suzanne Kang

Casting Director

703.532.1900 (office)

703.532.1950 (fax)

http://www.carlyndaviscasting.com

http://www.extrasnow.com

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Casting Call – Production Shoots Jan. 28 & 29 – Paid

Peak Media Group is casting non-union actors for the following roles. Actors playing Army roles must meet Army standards of fitness and grooming.  Production shoots January 28-29th in Northern, VA. Please submit resumes and pix to casting@peak-media-group.com

Casting Breakdown:

Scenario 1 – Prescription Drug Abuse

An Army wife is struggling with prescription drug abuse. Her neighbor starts to see warning signs and must decide whether or not to intervene.

Characters

ALICIA – young Army wife, Caucasian, 20-27 years old, husband is deployed, has two kids

CPL YOUNG – young female Soldier, 20-27 years old, next door neighbor to ALICIA, conscientious and considerate, any race/ethnicity, must meet Army physical standards and hairstyles

MONICA – young female, friend of ALICIA, 20-27 years old, any race/ethnicity

Scenario 2 – Suicide Prevention

An Army cook notices potential suicide warning signs in a co-worker.

Characters

PVT COOPER – young male Soldier, African American, 18-23 years old, must meet Army physical standards and hairstyles

PVT ORTEGA – young male Soldier, Hispanic, 18-22  years old, must meet Army physical standards and hairstyles

Scenario 3 – Drunk Driving/Domestic Abuse

A group of friends witness a fighting couple leaving a bar and about to drive home drunk.

Characters

MATT – young male Soldier, any race/ethnicity, 23-26 years old, must meet Army physical standards and hairstyles

SSG MADDOX – brash Staff Sergeant, Caucasian, 26-29 years old, physically fit and intimidating, military haircut and demeanor

DAN – young male Soldier, any race/ethnicity, 23-26 years old, must meet Army physical standards and hairstyles

KIRSTEN – young female Soldier, any race/ethnicity, 23-26 years old, must meet Army physical standards and hairstyles

DRUNK GIRLFRIEND – young female, any race/ethnicity, 25-29 years old

 

        

WASHINGTON, DC – SAG Award Reception – 1/30

January 30, 2016, Sat. , Screen Actors Guild Award Reception at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045, 6:00pm-10:30pm.

Join local actors, former CBS News Anchor Beverly Burke, TV show host Ingrid Parris-Hicklin,  SAG member Bruce McBarnette, Rotary Club members, and friends, as we watch the live broadcast of the SAG Awards from Hollywood.  View and buy art work.  Enjoy wine, refreshments, a raffle, and a silent auction. Win prizes for predicting the award recipients. Experience a 10 minute free, relaxing light energy treatment from members of SukyoMahikari.  Black tie attire.  Art sales will benefit Charlie’s Place, a homeless service center in Washington, DC.  $59 if paid online by Jan. 22 .  Register or get more details at http://mcbarnette.com or email Sally El-Sadek at selsadek@gmail.com.  For questions call (800) 777-7680.

        

VIRGINIA BEACH – Casting Call for Documentary Reenactment Role – Paid

VIRGINIA BEACH – Casting Call for Documentary Reenactment Role, Paid, Non-Union.

The Christian Broadcasting Network is casting for a short biographical documentary that will be filmed next week on Friday January 29th.

The story is about a girl whose mother is a drug addict and she grows up, the girl gets swept into her mother’s dangerous life style. But when her daughter suffers from a drug overdose, her mother turned to her only hope, God.

YOUNG GIRL – Ages 5 – 12. Latin ethnicity, Tan or dark olive skin tones with either dark brown or black hair.

WOMAN – Ages 16 – 25. Latin ethnicity, Tan or dark olive skin tones with either dark brown or black hair.

WOMAN – Ages 30 – 40. Latin ethnicity, Tan or dark olive skin tones with either dark brown or black hair.

If interested, please submit your headshot and resume to virginia.wade@cbn.org.

 

        

RICHMOND – Master Class in Men’s Grooming for Film and Television – March 28th – $150

Emmy Award makeup artist Melissa Street will be teaching a Master Class in Men’s Grooming for Film and Television on Monday March 28th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

There will be a live demonstration with male model, lecture to include:  kit, products, putting men at ease in your chair, and the business of makeup.  Followed by a question and answer session.

Class size is limited to 10.

You may register with Melissa at: melissastreet@mac.com upon payment a address will be provided. Cost: $150