PETERSBURG – Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival Oct. 17-19!

Tim Reid’s Legacy Media Institute, in partnership with the City of Petersburg, will present LMI’s 2nd Annual International Film Festival October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2014! This year’s theme is: How film and musicinfluence culture.

The three day International Film Festival will feature a diverse array of film and panel discussions, workshops, musical events, product and equipment presentations at a variety of venues in the city of Petersburg and at New Millennium Studios. Screenings will include a complement of 40 short and feature length films from a select group of directors and producers from over 10 countries. Music performances and music’s relation to filmmaking and “culture-defining” will be presented throughout the Festival.

As the first such collaborative effort for the Legacy Media Institute and the City of Petersburg, the International Film Festival is poised to provide an enriching, entertaining, community event. LMI founder, filmmaker and actor, Tim Reid said, “I am excited by the opportunity to join the City in our mutual mission of promoting excellence and appreciation for filmmakers and the stories that they tell.”

“Everybody loves a good story. Film is a medium that brings multitudes of people together. It engages the mind while inviting creativity. Music and its sounds augment our experiences and oftentimes frame our emotions. This festival is a major coup for the City of Petersburg. It will draw from near and far. We are excited about this new partnership and the opportunities to build a greater platform for this art form in Petersburg. Through the efforts of LMI, Petersburg will become the place for arts and culture.” Says Brian C. Little, Sr., Manager of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Legacy Media International Film Festival is for filmmakers and film lovers alike. Attendees will be entertained, informed and inspired by the passions and unique visions of the filmmakers that represent their perspective of the interconnectedness of cultures.

To learn more about the Legacy Media Institute, visit

More info & passes!


ROANOKE_Commercial_5-7 Year Old Boy_PAID

5-7 year old Caucasian boy needed for outdoor commercial to be shot in Roanoke Sunday October 5.

The shoot will start at noon and is expected to last until 4:30 p.m. There will be a lunch break.

Payment is either $75.00 or a new motorized trike (to be used in the commercial) plus lunch for actor and parents.

Please e-mail headshot of your child to

If you have any further questions, call Kevin Cockran at (540)-529-2149.


ROANOKE_ Casting 5-7 yr female for Commercial_PAID

5-7 yr. old caucasian girl needed for outdoor commercial to be shot in Roanoke Sunday, October 5.  The shoot will start at noon and should last until 4:30 with a lunch break.  The shoot will also include an indoor scene to be shot later the same week to last about 1 hour, at a time convenient for child and parents.

Please email headshot of your child to

Payment is either $75 or a new motorized trike (to be used in the commercial) plus lunch Sunday for actor and parents.


HAMPTON ROADS_VPA Table at Monster Fest

Monster Fest is the FREE annual one day horror event that kicks off the Halloween season in Hampton Roads! In it’s 11th year Monster Fest will have over 60 dealer tables and special guests.

Any Virginia filmmakers that would like to promote their Horror film at the VPA table, contact Dave Hobbs at

For more information on Monster Fest, check out the website:

Panels all day long, treat or treating for all kids in costume and a double feature movie night with live band the Sons of Frankenstein before the movies.

Monster Fest starts at 10 am on October 4, closes at 5 pm. The doors open back up at 7:30 pm for the double feature monster movie night!



RICHMOND_Turn Principal Roles Casting Episode 202_PAID

AMC’s television series TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is filming in the Central Virginia area, and Arvold Casting is seeking actors who look authentically from the Revolutionary War period for speaking roles. TURN is adapted from the nonfiction book Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose. The story is centered on a band of young soldiers and civilians who were part of the secret spy ring during the Revolutionary War.

Television series, SAG-AFTRA
Network: AMC
Audition dates: Tuesday, September 30th and/or Wednesday, October 1st in Charlottesville, VA or via self-tape
Callback dates: Wednesday, October 1st or Thursday, October 2nd in Richmond, VA
Episode 202 shoot dates: Thursday, October 9th – Monday, October 20th
Series shoot dates: Through February 2015
Shoot Location: Richmond / Central VA area

All principal (speaking) roles are either local hires (within 60 miles of Richmond, VA) or modified local hires (within 500 miles of Richmond, VA). In general, modified local hire means mileage reimbursement, lodging provided and per diem on work days only.

For more information visit Arvold Casting’s website


ONE WEEK LEFT – Register for Film Industry Training Seminars Oct. 4 and 5!

ONE WEEK LEFT! Next weekend’s Film Industry Training, co-sponsored by the Community College Workforce Alliance and the Virginia Film Office, is booking up fast! If interested, register soon to reserve your spot! 

Film Industry Training (FIT) is a two-day workshop designed to provide practical training for an entry level Production Assistant position in the film industry. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and insight into the entertainment industry and will learn about on-set etiquette and protocol from seasoned filmmakers. This valuable training will provide the tools needed to work confidently on a commercial, television show, net media project, fashion show, theatrical stage, or movie set.

The Film Industry Training course will be taught by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished Assistant Director for film and television projects which include the television series Sons of Anarchy and ABC’s current drama Mistresses. His film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean, Blades of Glory and the Virginia-based Lifetime movie Unanswered Prayers. He is currently in Virginia working on the pilot for Point of Honor, a television series produced by ABC for Amazon.  In addition to working in film and television, Fiorelli has created the Production Assistant Training seminar, a course to provide training for people seeking entry level positions within the film industry.

The two-day seminar will be held October 4 and 5 at the Workforce Development and Conference Center, 1651 Parham Road, Richmond (on the Parham campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.)  The cost is $125, with discounts for students, veterans and members of the Virginia Production Alliance.

More details

To Register!




RICHMOND_Casting for New Western Series_PAID

CASTING For All Actors:
LionHeart FilmWorks (Richmond, Va) is Producing a new,
10-part Western-set anthology series for FOX.

Shooting October through January in and around central VA.

Casting principles and supporting. Also seeking background players. All roles compensated.

Longer hair and facial hair is a plus — thin build men and women who look authentic to the mid to late 19th century.  This notice is for actors we’ve not yet seen from previous calls.

OCTOBER  2nd, 3rd & 4th  10am – 5 pm

CONTACT:  Amanda Powell for Appointment Date/Time    


“Field of Lost Shoes” Playing in Theaters Sept. 26!

Field of Lost Shoes Film will be in theaters September 26! The film was shot in Virginia, and tells the story of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) cadets who were called upon to fight in the Battle of New Market during the Civil War – a story of war, of youth, and of courage and honor in the face of death.

The film stars David Arquette, Zach Roerig, Nolan Gould, Jason Isaacs and Tom Skerritt.

Field of Lost Shoes will be playing at various theaters, including those below:

REGAL West Tower Cinemas 10 – Richmond, VA
REGAL Cinemas Virginia Center Stadium 20 – Glen Allen, VA
COBB Village 12 – Leesburg, VA
COBB Cine Bistro @ Peninsula Town Center – Hampton, VA
COBB Cine Bistro @ Stony Point Fashion Park – Richmond, VA
R/C THEATERS R/C State Cinema – Lexington, VA

Check out the trailer!




Richmond Diversity Film Festival Call for Submissions Now Open!

The Richmond Diversity Film Festival’s call for submissions has now opened on Film Freeway! The early bird deadline is September 30.

The Richmond Diversity Film Festival provides actors and filmmakers of diverse backgrounds a venue in which to showcase their voices without judgment or insincere reflection; free of stereotypes and degradation. Their goal is to establish a truly multicultural experience represented by the world’s independent film community. The festival will be held in the spring of 2015 (official date TBA).

Check out the link below for more details on this wonderful event, and how to submit!


Northern VA – Casting for Mini-Series About the Mob in W. Va

New York City Casting Director Barbara McNamara is seeking non-union extras for a mini-series on a Major TV network, about the Mob in the 1920s – 1950’s

Shooting on location in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia (Martinsburg, Charles Town and others)

October 13 – November 21

Pay rate: $100 per 12-hour day Must be able to self-report to set

LOCATION Blue Rock Productions 4226 Amos Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH MARTINSBURG, WV 12 Noon-5PM  LOCATION The Round House 100 E. Liberty St., Martinsburg, WV 25404

Seeking men and women ages 18+ for various background roles, specifically Caucasian males, ages 18 to 50, of Italian, Irish, or Jewish heritage.

Anyone who is 18 years of age and older, and a U.S. resident, is welcome. Please bring a headshot and resume or a recent, non-returnable photo of yourself as well as valid current identification.

If you are unable to attend the open call, please send your headshot or photo to

Barbara McNamara Casting 249 West 34th Street, Suite 500 New York, NY 10001 or email


RICHMOND_Casting Call for Student Short Film_PAID




While at the Carnival with her family, a young girl sneaks into the fortuneteller’s tent. Inside the tent, she meets the mystical Madame Adelaide, who sends the girl on a journey of self-discovery through the spirit world.

** Accepting Online Video Submissions Only **

Shoot Dates/Info: Saturday, October 4th w/ Sunday, October 5th reserved as a backup day (in case of rain). Pays $100 per shoot day w/ provided lunch.

Character Description:

YOUNGER SIBLING: Can look anywhere from 8 – 12 years old. Must be African American or Mixed Race.

Younger Sibling is Violet, the main character’s, sibling. After the death of their Mother, the Younger Sibling’s relationship with the Father is considerably better than that of Violet. Younger Sibling is quick to point out Violet’s aloofness and enjoys the carnival much more than Violet. Speaking role.

Please send headshots, resumes, and any available monologues or reels to Submissions will then be given script to use for taped audition.




NORTHERN VA_Responder Training Services Seeking Hindi Speakers_CANCELED

***Request has been canceled***

20 Hindi male or female speakers are needed for an Aysemtric Warfare Leaders Program training for Fort AP Hill, VA. Participants will engage in role playing exercises using scenarios that are battlefield immersion type trainings.

The role players will be utilized from October 20th-October 31st of this year with another opportunity taking place 2015. The personnel will be provided lodging on base, per diem, and a $200 daily rate.

Of the 20 role players, 4 would need to be females and 7 would need to be fluent in both English and Hindi. 5 would act as interpreters for the student leaders.

For more information about Responder Training Services, visit

To apply, contact Danny Sandoval at or (512)-962-2819.




RICHMOND_VCUarts Cinema_Casting_Short Film_PAID

Anne Chapman Casting and VCUarts Cinema are seeking actors AND IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE, a digital short film to be shot October 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2014 in and around Richmond, Virginia. SAG actors welcome.

The auditions will be held in Richmond, Virginia, September 21, 2014.

Submitting does not guarantee an audition. You will be contacted with the audition time and location if selected.

Please send head-shots and resumes to

Include the following information;

Role(s) you are submitting for in the subject line


Union Status:

Contact information:

Shoot date availability:

Travel distance to Richmond:


THE THIEF – Any ethnicity, male, 30s.   Athletic, wiry, self-centered and largely amoral.  A career criminal whose career is not going so well.  Motivated by fear and self-preservation, plagued by nerves.   The cracks in the facade are becoming a liability.  Not a killer by nature, and is just figuring out what he is willing to do to survive.  Capable of moments of compassion.  Stunt/fight experience not necessary but helpful as this is a physically demanding role.   $200 PER SHOOT DAY

THE KID – Any ethnicity, female, late teens. Waif like and broke.  An impulsive run away from violently difficult circumstances.  Hasn’t really thought her plans through.  Too young to be on her own, but old enough to try.  Well on the road to becoming a bad seed until fate steps in with an irresistible offer.  $100 PER SHOOT DAY

THE FENCE -  Any ethnicity, male, 30s-40s. The closest thing the Thief has to a friend. A bleakly comedic yet naturally affable and friendly criminal.  Very aware of the importance of maintaining a professional detachment. Conflicted between his desire to help the Thief and his own self-preservation. $100 PER SHOOT DAY

THE CLERK – Any ethnicity, male/female, any age 18+.   An average joe with a memorable face working the late shift. Customer service is not their strong suit, especially at this hour.  $50 PER SHOOT DAY


RICHMOND_TURN_Open Call_Extras

The AMC television series TURN: Washington’s Spies begins filming in the Central Virginia/Richmond area at the end of September and continues through February 2015.  


Arvold Casting is holding an Open Call this Sunday, September 21st, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia, and would love to find some new faces as well as see familiar ones.  All are welcome to attend the Open Call.  Arvold Casting is looking for men, women and children who are Caucasian, African American and Native American who are thin to average build and can realistically portray people living in Revolutionary War times.  Long hair is definitely a plus but not a must.



Open Call Date: Sunday, September 21st , 2014

Open Call Time for SAG Members Only:  Noon to 1pm

Open Call Time for All:1:00-4:00 PM

Open Call Location: 4300 Carolina Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222

The location is near the Richmond International Raceway off E. Laburnum

Avenue.  There is plenty of parking on site. Members of SAG-AFTRA with

membership cards have a special Open Call hour for SAG-AFTRA members only, from noon to 1:00pm, and may also arrive during the regular hours and be taken to a special line for SAG-AFTRA members only.  All are welcome between the hours of 1pm to 4pm, both Non-Union and SAG-AFTRA members.


Questions?  Email casting@arvold.comor go to for more information about being an Extra.  Find out more about the AMC series TURN: Washington’s Spies here: