Richmond, VA – VPA Holiday Party – Thursday, Dec. 3rd – 6-8 pm

The Richmond District of the Virginia Production Alliance will be hosting their Holiday Party this Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 6-8 PM at the WCVE Station23 Seasame Street, Richmond, VA  (please enter from the back).

All local filmmakers, crew, actors and anyone who is curious about the industry are definitely invited to attend!

[VPA members are Free. All others – $10.]


Washington DC – William Wyler Tribute at French Embassy – Dec. 1, 9 & 10 – Free

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, with the support of the National Gallery of Art, present the special French Cinémathèque series French Tribute to William Wyler, as an introduction to the upcoming 2016 Retrospective organized by the Cinémathèque française and dedicated to the American filmmaker.


December 1, 9 and 10, 2015


Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Margaret Parsons, Head of Film Department at the National Gallery of Art will introduce the retrospective on December 1st on the occasion of the opening reception in the presence of Catherine Wyler. All films will be screened at the Embassy of France, in English with French subtitles.

Online registrations are required for the three free admission screenings.

The Children’s Hour (1961)
December 1, 2015 | 6:30 p.m 
The screening will be followed by a cocktail reception with Catherine WylerRegister online here.

Friendly Persuasion (1956) 
December 9, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
The film was awarded with the Palme d’Or during the 10th edition of the Festival de Cannes. Register online here.

Roman Holiday (1953)
December 10, 2015 | 7:00 p.m 
Register online here.

French Tribute to William Wyler is organized with the support of the National Gallery of Art and the Cinémathèque Française.


Washington DC/Northern VA – Job Opportunity at NBC affiliate

Job Description: Cover local news for Washington D.C. affiliate NBC4 and participate in the news gathering and editorial process. Responsibilities would include:

  • Operate camera, sound, lighting and editing equipment to cover live and taped events
  • Respond quickly to breaking news while taking direction and interacting with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room, and appropriate NBC personnel
  • Interact with the assignment desk, reporters/anchors, production, control room and acquisition personnel

Career Level: Experienced

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years newsgathering experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in combination of shooting live events, editing on nonlinear systems and operating ENG live/microwave truck
  • Ability to operate a live truck
  • Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be available on evenings, weekends and holidays

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong storytelling, editorial, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work under extreme deadlines
  • Ability to simultaneously shoot, edit and operate an ENG truck
  • Satellite truck operation
  • Portable microwave gear experience
  • Knowledge and ability to operate communication tools and stay connected with the assignment constituencies (i.e. use of email software, cell phone, messaging tools, etc)


If interested in the position, apply here!



NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Script Pipeline: Accepting Short Films and Scripts Until Dec. 1st- General Admission $30

Writers and filmmakers:

The 2015 First Look Project is closed for submissions via Script Pipeline–however, Withoutabox has a separate extended deadline of December 1st. Last chance to enter for this season. Submit here via Withoutabox.

Acceptable entries include:

  • Studio-level feature screenplays (must be action / adventure, comedy, horror / thriller, or sci-fi / fantasy)
  • Original teleplays; any genre, cable or network
  • Adaptations for film or television
  • Media such as short films, webseries, clips, or other short-form narrative or documentary content

One winner in each category receives personal development assistance from Script Pipeline’s executive team, followed by meetings to discuss potential production. They select up to 5 finalists per division.



LIQUID TALENT IS CASTING for comedic actor or actress for role in Virginia Lottery web and digital video. SUBMIT TO:

This person can be any ethnicity, male or female, and appear to be between the age of 25 to 50. This person should be very likable, a normal type guy or girl, and at the same time funny and humorous, with the ability to exhibit some bodily humor.

The shoot day is Tuesday, December 15th (alternate weather makeup day is Tuesday December 22nd)

Will be shot in the Richmond VA Metro area.

Pay is $650

Call backs will be held on Friday December 4th.

To be considered for call backs please submit by email current headshots if available, but more importantly current pictures of yourself and videos of yourself, and a video of you doing a funny monologue is a plus. These can be pictures and videos shot with cell phones.

Dr. Sheri Bias, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Agency Owner – LIQUID TALENT




Legends and Lies: Season Two is seeking Auditions in Richmond, VA- PAID. Dec. 1-2

Legends and Lies Season Two: American Patriots is a 11 episode show filming between December and March to be aired on the Fox NEWS Network. Season One was a great success, Legends and Lies: The Real West. This season focuses on the events and people that founded our country. They are looking at events that lead up to the Revolutionary War, and how this country was formed after the War. They are looking to cast featured roles, some of them will be speaking roles.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015 and Wednesday, December 2, 201

Auditions will be held in Richmond, Virginia

We are looking for:

Caucasian Males – Ages between 18 yrs – 55 yrs

Looking for men (meet at least one, or more of these requirements):

  • Who are horseback riders (2+yrs exp)
  • can do a good British accent (high &/ low end) OR can do a German accent (or can speak German)
  • long hair is a plus
  • willing to be clean shaven
  • willing to work as a local hire in Richmond, VA

Please send in an audition tape or reel. Audition monologue should be 18th century letter or document dramatically performed in front of a camera.

In your email please use as a heading “LL2 – AUDITION – (NAME OF CHARACTER you wish to audition for).

Please send your emails to no later than 6pm on Sunday, November 29, 2015.


Based on your audition tape or reel, they will then schedule you for an audition to read sides on either Tuesday, December 1, 2015 or Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Filming dates will take place in the months of December, January, February, and/ or March in the Richmond Virginia area.

We are specifically looking for actors from Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and North Carolina.

 – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – CAUCASIAN MALE – DIALOG: Actor needed to portray early Army Intelligence officer during the American Revolution. Age range, 25 – 40s. Non-Union. Must be willing to work as local hire in Virginia.
– FEATURED PRINCIPAL – CAUCASIAN MALE – DIALOG: Actor needed to portray American officer who served in the American Revolution under General Charles Lee and General George Washington. Would have been in his 30s at the time of the war. Non-Union. Must be willing to work as local hire in Virginia.
 – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – 30s – 50s, CAUCASIAN MALE – DIALOG: Actor needed to portray this British-born American patriot and author of ”Common Sense” and the ”American Crisis.” Non-Union. Must be willing to work as local hire in Virginia.
 – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – 30s – 50s, CAUCASIAN MALE – DIALOG: Actor needed to portray Scottish-born American journalist Federalist America. Non-Union. Must be willing to work as local hire in Virginia.
FEATURED PRINCIPAL – 30s – 50s, CAUCASIAN MALE – DIALOG: Actor needed to portray Irish-born member of 1790s American Congress during Federalist period. Non-Union. Must be willing to work as local hire in Virginia.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Important founding father, Madison was a key engineer of the Constitution and the Fourth President of the United States. Born in 1751, he would be 37 years old at the time of our program. Diminutive, in real-life, he was about 100 pounds and 5ft4. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: A British General, Clinton was born in 1730 and would be in his mid-late 40s during the time of our series. British accent key to this role. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Nephew of famed ”Swampfox” Francis Marion and in his 20s at the time of our series. Ability to ride a horse important with this one. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Allen was born in Connecticut in 1737 or 1738 and was in his late 30s/early 40s by the time of our series. He’s sort of a New England version of the south’s Francis Marion; rugged, Caucasian male. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Well-known and infamous British Dragoon officer responsible for numerous outrages in the south during the Revolution. British accent and ability to ride a horse both critical here. Longer hair a strong asset. Would have been in his late-20s during the time of our series, can play late 20s – 30s. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: American General in the Revolution and father of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He would be in his late 20s, early 30s, by the time of our series. Horsemanship skills a plus. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: The large, fleshy Governor of Virginia in our series, born in 1753 he would be in his late 30s. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Signer of the Constitution and future Governor of New Jersey, he would be in his 40s. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: One-legged Congressman from Pennsylvania in his mid-late 30s (could go early 40s). NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Controversial Founding Father born in 1756. Though he served as a young man in the American Revolution, he would be fifty years old when we first meet him, can cast generally for late 30s – 50s. Burr was Vice President under Thomas Jefferson, was involved in numerous controversies and shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Irish-born politician and Secretary of War under John Adams. Would be in his forties. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Massachusetts-born Secretary of State under John Adams, would be in his fifties. NON-UNION.
MALE CAUCASIAN – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Fifty-year old German-born Colonel in command of Hessian soldiers during the Battle of Trenton in 1776. German accent important. Ability to ride horses and commanding military presence very good assets here. NON-UNION.
Male – Caucasian – 35-45 – Featured Principal – Dialog: Von Donop was a Hessian Colonel and commander of the Hessian mercenaries sent to fight the Americans during the War of Independence. He was a veteran of the Seven Years War and a professional soldier who distinguished himself in the Revolution. A German accent is key to this role as are the ability to ride a horse and handle a sword and firearm. Non-Union or Fi-Core Only. If it does not appear on their resume, all talent should indicate their region/location in a note with their submission.
Male – Caucasian – 28 – 40 – Featured Principal – Dialog: Shays was a veteran of the American Revolution who later led a popular uprising in Massachusetts in the 1780s. Horsemanship and ability to handle weapons are strong assets for this role. Non-Union or Fi-Core Only. If it does not appear on their resume, all talent should indicate their region/location in a note with their submission.
CAUCASIAN MALE – AGED 30-40S – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Howard was the owner of a New York tavern who was forced to scout for the British Army in 1776. Non-Union, must be available to work local to Richmond, Virginia region.
CAUCASIAN MALE – AGED 50 – FEATURED PRINCIPAL – DIALOG: Known as ”Lord Stirling”, Alexander was an American General in the Continental Army and commanded the 1st Maryland
Infantry Regiment during the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Non-Union, must be available to work local to Richmond, Virginia region.


Call for Documentary Shorts – Bethesda Film Fest – Submit by Jan. 8th, 2016

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Bethesda Film Fest, March 18-19, 2016. Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-30 minutes in length. Films must have been completed within the last two years, all topics are eligible. A documentary by a young filmmaker, under 18 years old, may also be chosen. Entries must be received by January 8, 2016.

Selected filmmakers are required to attend the formal screenings March 18-19, 2016 at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda and speak about their work. Filmmakers whose films are selected will receive and honorarium of $500. Young filmmakers will receive a $250 honorarium.

Submission Guidelines

  • Filmmakers must be current, full time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.
  • Films should be between 5 and 30 minutes in length.
  • Entries may be submitted online at:
  • Films with non-English dialogue must be submitted with English subtitles.
  • Entries may be submitted on DVD with a completed application (attached) and mailed to: Bethesda Film Fest c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.
  • Selected filmmakers are required to attend the formal screenings March 18-19, 2016 at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda and speak about their work.
  • Entries must be received by January 8, 2016. This is not a postmark deadline.

I greatly appreciate your help spreading the word about this exciting event to your members, colleagues and on social media. Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide any additional information.


Northern VA / DC – Seeking Freelance Editor

Looking for a freelance editor with his/her own system for a video on DC homeless.
The video will be a 6-8 minute production and is for a non-profit organization.  Ideally must be moved by the topic, willing to work  on a tight budget. Editor will be working closely with the director. We will be shooting with a Sony FS7, lots of handheld, street scenes, location audio.  Ideally should be a very creative editor who can add to the project. Project begins in late March of 2016, but I need to nail down an editor now.  Please email me at:, or  Please briefly give your experience, rates and availability. In responding, put the word EDITOR in the subject line.


Richmond, VA – Casting Director Chad Darnell’s Workshop – Dec. 12th, 2015, 9 AM-5 PM – $100


Chad Darnell is a casting director with over 25 years of casting experience. He most recently handled the location and extras casting for IMPERIUM, MAGIC MIKE XXL, and SELMA as well as the extras casting for MERCY STREET.


(NOTE: This isn’t an acting class. It teaches you survival skills. They will work scenes in the class, but won’t teach you how to act.)

Highlights of the workshop include:

“So you want to be an actor…”

“How Do I Get an Agent?”

Headshot and Resume Evaluation

Branding Yourself with Social Media

Self-taping Auditions

Auditioning in the Room and Other Things That Get You Dead

Creating Your Own Content (short films, web series and indies)

How to Be a Working Actor Outside of LA and NY

A brief “cold reading” mock audition.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Register today!

Contact Yerika for details at




Staunton screening of film about Polyface Farms- Dec.7th at 7 PM

STAUNTON – The News Leader will host a special screening of “Polyfaces” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the Visulite in Staunton.

The documentary will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Joel Salatin and the filmmakers, Lisa Jane Heenan and Darren Doherty.

Three years in the making, the film tells the story of Joel Salatin and his farm in Swoope. The filmmakers, Lisa Jane Heenan, Isaebella Doherty and Darren Doherty, and the Salatin family wanted to share the story with their hometown audience.


Get Tickets:





Team Callaloo is looking for teaching artists to join our Arts Education / DMV Touring Team for 2016! Actors / Performers of Color highly encouraged to apply!

Send Headshot, resume and cover letter to
*Must have Theatre/Performance experience / Paid Position
*Application Deadline: 11/27

Who we are:
Team Callaloo is a group of creative professionals based in the DC area who specialize in culturally creative children’s media (books, film, live performance, animation and arts education).

General Internship Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Ability to work with a team.
  • At least 3 years of theatre / performance experience (singing and dancing a plus).
  • Ability to command (a plus if you speak multiple languages).
  • Passion for children’s media, storytelling and visual arts.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Live in the DC, MD, Virginia area (with access to transportation- car/public).
  • Flexible schedule / Ability to perform during the day.

How to apply

  • Send Headshot, resume and cover letter
  • Email subject line should read “Callaloo Performance Teaching Artist Interest”
  • Cover letter should include: Who you are, Why you love your craft, An obstacle you overcame
    and What you learned from it and Why you’re interested in this internship
  • Include online links to your work (if available)


Indie Film Minute – Find Your Favorite Indie Film – VA Initiative

“When I was last hard at work releasing an independently produced film, I was racking my brain to think of how to increase the audience for these films I love. Not just that film, but for independently produced films as a whole. The outcome was the Indie Film Minute, originally only a quick radio feature but now an interactive website and Facebook community of film lovers. At the core of our activity is bringing attention to great films by helping viewers find new films to love.”
– Barry R Sisson, Chief Film Man, Indie Film Minute




Newport News – Sheri Lahris’ Acting Intensive Workshop – Dec. 6th – $80

One-Day Actor’s Intensive Workshop with Sheri Lahris 

December 6th ~ Newport News, VA ~ Special Price: $80

Lean what it takes to break into the business!!!
Workshops for all ages: Classes consist of fabulously 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 Lahris 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 FOX’s Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies and will soon be starring in a new TV series called Coney Island.

What will I be learning in the Workshop?

Learn what it takes 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. These classes are for both the beginner and intermediate students.

Registration Link: –