Mid Atlantic Film Festival Accepting Submissions

The Crispus Attucks Cultural Center’s Mid Atlantic Film Festival is currently accepting film submissions for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Film Festival.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have your film screened at this inaugural, industry-focused event.  The official submission deadline is Friday, May 9 with an entry fee of $25.  All student submissions have a $15 entry fee.  Stay tuned for more MAFF announcements.

This event is also looking for volunteers who can support in the following roles: ushers, film technicians, party staff, logistics, photographer, and film office.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Film Festival, please contact attucksvolunteer@aol.com.

        

Richmond Film TROOP 491 to Make National TV debut April 25!

Richmond based production company Praphetic Praductions’ film TROOP 491 will debut nationally on April 25 at 9pm on UpTV!  To see if UpTV is available in your area, visit their website.   It can be found on Comcast channel 189.

Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions follows Tristan, a naive adolescent boy coping with life in the projects.  He is enrolled in the Boy Scouts by his mother in an effort to keep him off the streets, but when he witnesses a homicide, a local thug demands his silence.  Now, Tristan must learn that doing the right thing isn’t always easy.

        

D.C. – Free Workshop for Actors

ACTORS..It’s time to BUILD YOUR BRAND! 
FREE Workshop for Actors, Sunday, May 4th, 2-4pm

With more opportunity comes the pressure to stay on top of your craft. Developing a reliable technique will help you take full responsibility for the performances you craft. A true actor is always seeking new and greater challenges, they never stop learning, and their opportunities never cease.

Simply follow this link to register: www.actorsbrand.com. You’ll not only receive 2 hours of FREE training, but $10 off our next Workshop!!

        

2014 Independent Film Week Call for Entries

IFP Seeks Screenplays, Documentaries, and Web Series for 36th Annual Independent Film Week

IFP is currently seeking screenplays, documentary works-in-progress, and web series for its annual Independent Film Week Project Forum (September 14-18, 2014), the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent scene. The Project Forum is a meetings-driven forum connecting filmmakers with producers, agents, funders, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents, festival programmers, and more.

Now seeking applications in all sections: RBC’s Emerging Storytellers (for writers and writer/directors at the script stage, and web series creators in development, production, and post-production looking to connect with producers, funders, agents, digital distributors, and streaming platforms), No Borders International Co-Production Market (for established narrative producers with partial financing in place looking to connect with financiers, distributors, sales agents and international partners), and Spotlight on Documentaries (for documentary filmmakers in production or post-production looking to connect with financing partners, broadcasters, distributors, and film festival programmers).

Recent participants in Independent Film Week include After Tiller, Appropriate Behavior, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cutie and the Boxer, Dinosaur 13, Fill the Void, Obvious Child, Our Nixon, Ping Pong Summer, Pariah, Rich Hill, Short Term 12, and many more.

RBC’s Emerging Storytellers & No Borders Deadline: May 2. Spotlight on Documentaries Deadlines: May 2/May 23. For more information, and to apply, click here.

        

SUFFOLK – Casting Chick-Fil-A Web Commercial, Unpaid

CASTING – Web Commercial for Chick-Fil-A

  • OLDER MAN (to play 70s+)
  • 5 BACKGROUND ACTORS 

Send headshot, resume, and reel/example of work (if one is available) to Danielle Thompson at danith2@mail.regent.edu.

Shoot Date: Sunday, April 27th, 2pm – 6pm

Chick-Fil-A off of 664
Suffolk, Virginia
Pizza and Chick-Fil-A voucher provided. Unpaid.

        

2014 TIVA-DC Peer Awards Call for Submissions

It’s time for the Television, Internet, and Video Association of DC (TIVA-DC) Peer Awards!  Whether a member of TIVA-DC, or a non-member, you are welcome to participate.  The TIVA-DC Peer Awards is a merit-based award judged solely on the individual merits of the entry. This is not a competition, rather an acknowledgement and celebration of exceptional quality work created by the DC/MD/VA region. This may result in categories receiving multiple awards as well as categories not receiving any awards.  The TIVA Peer Awards are scheduled for November 8,2014 at the National Press Club.

For a full list of rules, regulations, and how to apply and reserve your seat for the banquet, visit the TIVA website

        

Richmond – Casting TV commercial extras, PAID

Lumber Liquidators, the largest retailer of hardwood flooring in America, will be shooting TV commercial B-roll footage in late May, 2014, at a retail location in downtown Richmond.  Exact date is TBD after casting, but it will likely be late May, on a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon (retail store closed.) Shoot length: three hrs.

 Needed: 8 – 10 Adults, male & female, age 35-50, couples welcome. Unlimited release required.

 Please send contact info & snapshot (full length) + headshot to Jeff Hillman:  jhillman [at] lumberliquidators [dot] com. No experience required, but links to existing video / film work appreciated. Pay is $50 Visa for 3 hours.

 

        

RICHMOND – “Return to Nuke ‘Em High Vol 1″ Virginia Premiere!

‘Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 1′ (2013 – 85min)
Saturday May 31, 1:00PM @ The Byrd Theater – 2908 W Cary St, Richmond
Box Office Tickets: $7, $5 VPA members
Q & A immediately after the film with Lloyd Kaufman  – President & Co-Founder of Troma Entertainment; American film Director, Producer, Actor and Documentarian

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D.C. – Seeking Bilingual Afro-Latina or African American Actress

Carlyn Davis Casting is looking for a NON-UNION Afro-Latina or African American female, 30s, who is bilingual in English and Spanish. This is for an industrial shoot in the Washington, DC area. Audition and shoot date will be late April or sometime in May 2014.

For consideration, please email suzanne@carlyndaviscasting.com with your headshot and resume. Please put “Bilingual – English Spanish Female” in the subject of your email.  Must be local to the Washington D.C. area.

        

SPRINGFIELD & RICHMOND – May Mastersclass Actors’ Workshop

On May 16-18 Study with Celebrity Acting Coach/Producer, AARON JACKSON and gain confidence, experience, and valuable knowledge as an actor.  You will learn who you are in front of the camera, TV/Film audition techniques, monologue and scene preparation and character breakdown, college audition prep, and valuable industry information.

REGISTER TODAY and SAVE – 10% discount. Single day and full weekend options available! Only 12 seats still available!

        

Richmond District VPA General Meeting!

Come join the Virginia Production Alliance (VPA) Monday, April 28, as they kick start the Richmond District’s VPA year with a general meeting!  The agenda for the evening will cover: Board Elections with Guest Speaker Heather Waters, the newly elected VPA President, and details of upcoming events.

Where: Art Works Center Gallery 320 Hull Street Richmond, VA 23224

When:  6:00pm for snacks 6:30pm meeting starts

 Members: Free Non-members: $5.00

        

RICHMOND – Voice Acting Course

For those who have always wanted to be the voice of an animated character, record
Radio or TV commercials, narrate books, introduce movie trailers, or be the
voice of one of a million companies, services, brands or products, here is your chance!

Final Act Drama in Richmond is hosting a 5-week voice-acting class.  In this class, students will have technical hands on training, record their final project in one of the top recording studios in Richmond, learn the right voice technique for the right project, record your project with a professional sound engineer and in front of an industry leading Executive Producer, and more!

To register, please visit http://www.finalactdrama.com/registration.html. The first class is April 22.

 

        

CHARLOTTESVILLE & VIENNA – casting USAA photo shoot, PAID

Arvold Casting is searching for Caucasian, African American and Hispanic men and women and African American children to appear in a USAA advertising campaign!   Military and former military and those from military families are especially desired.  

Pay:  $800 per day for one (1) day for adults, $500 per day for one (1) day for children

For more detailed information, audition dates, and how to apply, please visit the Arvold Casting website.

        

The Independent Filmmaker Project is currently taking submissions for 2014 Projects Forum

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is currently seeking screenplays, documentary works-in-progress, and web series for its annual Independent Film Week Project Forum (September 14-18, 2014), the oldest and largest forum in the U.S. for the discovery of new projects in development and new voices on the independent scene. The Project Forum is a meetings-driven forum connecting filmmakers with producers, agents, funders, distributors, broadcasters, sales agents, festival programmers, and more.

Now seeking applications in all sections: RBC’s Emerging Storytellers (for writers and writer/directors at the script stage, and Continue reading