Accepting Applications for Roy W. Dean Fall Grant

Applications are now being accepted for the Roy W. Dean Fall Grant. The grant gives filmmakers a chance to get their films going or completed with an award of $2,500 in cash and $30,000 in film products and services. Films can be documentaries, short films, and features. They must be unique and contribute to society.

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2014

New this year for the grant is the Britt Penrod Audience Award. Twenty finalists chosen for the grant will have the opportunity to enter their trailers in competition for a $250 cash prize. Trailers will be posted on the Roy W. Dean Grant Facebook contest page for the site. Fans get to view the trailers and vote for their favorite.

Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from Carole Dean, head of the non-profit grant sponsor From The Heart Productions and author of “The Art of Film Funding” now in its second edition.

For more information on the grant you can go to or e-mail



LYNCHBURG_Casting Call_Local Commercial_PAID

Actors and actresses needed for a Nissan commercial being filmed in Lynchburg, VA.


Male customer: Age 25-35. $20

Young married parents: Age 25-30. You do not need to be married, but must be comfortable playing the role of a married couple on camera. Baby is a plus. $50

African American male: Age 25-35. Athletic build. Looks like Lebron James. INQUIRE TO SARAH ZIMMER FOR MORE INFORMATION

Email headshot, resume, and availability on Tuesday September 2, 2014 and Wednesday September 3, 2014 to


RICHMOND_Stage and Screen Acting Course_Final Act Drama

Final Act Drama presents this 5-week acting course designed to prepare an actor for commercials, feature films, television shows, and stage performance. Learn the fundamental acting skills like character development, improvisation, movement, and speech dynamics. The course also covers the fundamentals of effective scene study and how to get your career up and running.

When? September 23, 2014

Where? 7511 Airfield Drive, Richmond, VA 23237

What time? Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuition is $325 and registration is $30. You can register online at




RICHMOND – Byrd Theatre Charity Screening of Billy Madison – September 6

Screening of the film Billy Madison at the historic Byrd Theatre on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Show starts at 1:00PM. Doors open at 12:30PM.

Admission: $7 (**cash only**)

Sponsored by VCUarts Department of Photography & Film, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, and Carytown Burgers & Fries. 100% of the proceeds go to the local non-profit Ron “Otto” Matthews memorial Fund at the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad.

A raffle will proceed the screenings with prizes such as: a signed basketball by Shaka Smart, a gift basket from Mongrel, and gift cards to great local restaurants like Kuba Kuba, Comfort, Lunch/Supper as well as other prizes.

For more information visit the event page:

For additional questions contact Katie Matthews at



WEBINAR – “How To Form a Production Company” – $15

On September 8th The Law Office of Jaia Thomas presents “How To Form a Production Company” webinar. Whether creating television, film or digital content, this comprehensive webinar will provide attendees with all the legal tools necessary to form a production company in any state. Topics include:

- Step-by-step guide for forming a production company

- The best and worst states to form a production company

- Tips for trademarking a production company name and logo

- Distinctions between General Partnerships and Limited Partnerships

Participants will also learn about the common mistakes made when forming a production company. All participants will receive a sample Operating Agreement.

WHEN: September 8, 2014

4:00 – 5:00 pm EST/1:00 – 2:00 pm PST

For more information and to register:


RICHMOND- Arvold Casting Seeking Actors ASAP 18+ for Commercial -PAID

We are helping search for local and regional actors of any age (18 and up) for an Abandon Films credit union commercial. Actors of all nationalities are encouraged to submit. Minorities encouraged to submit.

Production Company: Abandon Films
Shoot Dates: August 28th and 29th, 2014 (performer chosen will be needed for approx. 3 hours on only one of these days)
Shoot Location: Richmond, VA
Director: Justin Rossbacher
Pay: $100.00 flat (buyout)
Seeking: Actors of all nationalities. Ages 18 and up.
This is a Non-Union project.

Please submit a recent headshot or snapshot, resume, and link to reel (if any) to by 2 p.m. on Wednesday AUGUST 27, 2014. Also copy the resume into the body of the e-mail if possible – don’t worry about formatting.

Please include ALL of the following information at the top of your email submission IN THIS ORDER:

Actor’s Name:
City and State:
Union Status (SAG-AFTRA, FiCore, or Non-Union):
Age Range:
Agent (if any):
Email address of agent (if any):
Phone number of agent (if any):
Confirm FULL AVAILABILITY on August 28th or 29th:

Finally, please put the following SUBJECT HEADING for your submission (personalized to the ACTOR): ACTOR’S FIRST AND LAST NAME, CREDIT UNION
For example:? John Smith, CREDIT UNION

Full link to the casting opportunity HERE


RICHMOND_VMFA_Screening of French Epic Film_September 6th

Toussaint L’Ouverture is a two part, action-packed epic film depicting the life of the Haitian leader, L’Ouverture, who led the first successful slave revolt in world history: defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, L’Ouverture established Haiti as the first Black nation and the first Black free nation in the western hemisphere.

Please join us for this special festival pre-screening and let us introduce you to the upcoming LEGACY MEDIA INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Petersburg, OCTOBER 17, 18, 19.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 • 1:00-5:00 pm


200 North Boulevard Ave. Richmond, VA 23220-4007 • Cheek Theater

Tickets: Adults: $10 • Students: $5

Tickets are Available online at or on Sept. 6th starting at 12:30 at the Cheek Theater door.

Directed by Philippe Niag (France/Haiti) in French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles.

Feature: 3 hours and 15 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.

For more information about the festival please visit us at


Exploration into Video Art Class – RICHMOND

The Visual Arts Center in Richmond will be offering a class this fall called Exploration into Video Art!

Instructor KC Johnson will cover the vocabulary of video and production, production techniques, software including the Adobe Creative Suite, the history of video, and the history of video art. She’ll also touch on the roles of smartphones and YouTube, Vine, and Instagram.

More information, and to sign up:



RICHMOND_Casting Call for Student Short Film_Oddstruck_PAID

Oddstruck is about a young girl’s journey of self-discovery. While at the Carnival with her family, she sneaks into a fortuneteller’s tent. It is there that she meets the mystical Madame Adelaide who sends her on an adventure through the spirit world.

Audition dates and location: September 12th – 14th at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Shoot Dates: 1st week of October and 4 days in mid-January (some characters will not be needed for all days of shooting).


Violet: Looks 16-18, any ethnicity. Curious girl, bored with the mundane, who wants too add some adventure to her life. Nonspeaking lead role. $100 per day, needed for all shoot dates.

Madame Adelaide: Over 40, any ethnicity. Mysterious and cryptically wise, it is evident that she is not of this world. $100 per day, needed for one day.

Jester: Any age, any ethnicity. One of the masked spirits encountered by Violet. Colorful and over the top. Nonspeaking role, movement-based acting. $50 per day.

Puzzler: Any age, any ethnicity. One of the masked spirits encountered by Violet. Tall, intimidating figure of death. Preferably over 6″ tall. Nonspeaking role, movement based acting. $50 per day.


Mother: 40s – 50s, any ethnicity. $50 per day.

Father: 40s – 50s, any ethnicity. $50 per day.

Young Brother: 6 – 12, any ethnicity. $50 per day.

Cashier: Any age, any ethnicity. Speaking role. $50 per day.

Please send headshots and resumes to along with your audition availability.


RICHMOND_Point of Honor_Pilot_Casting Background_PAID

The Arvold Casting Team is casting background for the pilot episode of Point of Honor.

Note that Arvold Casting has two separate departments; one for principal players and one for casting background players. Make sure to get in touch with the department for principal players.

For further information click on the following link


RICHMOND_Point of Honor_Pilot_Casting Speaking Roles_PAID

The Arvold Casting Team is casting regional principal roles for the pilot episode of Point of Honor.

Note that Arvold Casting has two separate departments; one for principal players and one for casting background players. Make sure to get in touch with the department for principal players.

For further information click on the following link