Richmond International Film Festival, Late Entry Deadline, Aug. 1


LATE ENTRY DEADLINE: This Friday August 1, 2014


The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is calling for entries – Virginia and NOVA/DC filmmakers receive $10 off entry with code below  

(RIFF) brings an array of film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, and entertainment mixers that bring the spirit of Hollywood to beautiful Richmond, Virginia at the historic Byrd Theatre.  2015 festival dates are Feb 26-March 1, 2015.

An inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor true film artists; RIFF welcomes produced films and screenplays of all genres and niches (features & shorts) as well as music videos.  More than 15 countries represented in the line-up with a special programming slot for VA filmmakers as well.

With the aim of promoting established filmmakers and discovering up-and-coming talent, RIFF works to promote its participating filmmakers and writers through various media outlets and production partners.  This festival is an exciting collaborative platform for writers and filmmakers as it brings great talent together from Virginia and around the world, and helps launch careers.


  • Annual Production Opportunity for additional Short Film Production Award
  • Special Guest Directors & Producers in attendance, Panels, Industry Mixers, and more
  • 60+ films from over 15 countries represented in last year’s Fest
  • Over  $20,000 in cash and prizes

August 1, 2014 – $10 off when entering on the RIFF website ($45 shorts, $55 features)

To Submit, Visit the website today:   Enter Code: HW77



The 48 Hour Film Project is coming to Hampton Roads!

The 48 Hour Film Project, the largest filmmaking competition in the world, is coming to Hampton Roads!

Calling All Filmmakers!

In a wild, sleepless weekend, you and your team will make a short movie from scratch – that is: writing, shooting and editing in only 48 hours. On Friday, August 8, you’ll get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie. By Sunday, August 10, the movie must be complete. Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at Naro Expanded Cinema in the following week.

Get In On The Action

Regular registration costs $160 per team, unless you register before Monday, July 14, in which case it’s $140. Space is limited, so register today!

To be part of the 48HFP, register online at:

For more information, contact Jeannette Rainey, Hampton Roads Producer of the 48 Hour Film Project


D.C.- Casting call for King Lear production- Paid

Now casting for a film of King Lear, directed by Alexander Barnett.  The film will be shot in the Washington DC metro area under a SAG-AFTRA new media contract over 5 weeks with a similar rehearsal period starting late Fall 2014.  All actors must have local housing as transportation and housing costs are not covered.  Shakespearean experience is required for major roles.  Some background characters (Knights, Soldiers, Servants et al) have dialogue and some background actors will double parts.  All actors must be willing to let their hair grow long.  This is not being filmed from a stage production.


Cornwall: 30 – 40  A strong leader.  Constructive, egocentric and ruthless.  A realist and a man of action.

Gloucester: 55 – 65  Selfish, self-absorbed, cynical and credulous.  He judges everything by appearance.  Ultimately, he proves a brave and decent man.

Edgar: 26 – 31 Totally trusting and credulous.  Has never been challenged either physically or emotionally and on a conscious level has no awareness of his enormous potential.

Edmund: 26 – 30  Next to Iago, Shakespeare’s greatest actor. Charming, amoral, cold-blooded and totally objective.

Kent: 54 – 62  A warrior with the strength of two men and the loyalty, integrity and courage to match.  Like Lear’s knights, he is battle-tested and implacable in his admiration and respect for Lear.

Fool: 20 – 28  He represents a pure expression of instinct. Nature domesticated. Driven to say and do what he does.  Never cunning or clever by design.  Devoted to Lear.

Oswald: 26 – 35  A superbly efficient, cunning and ruthless servant.  Everything he does is purposeful and furthers Goneril’s ambitions.  Unqualified loyalty.

Shakespeare Reel Required.  Please mail pix & resume indicating the role you are interested in to address below.  Reels and links to online work are also accepted.  Auditions will be held by appointment in D.C. in August. All submissions must include two Shakespearean monologues and/or scenes with links sent to, but callbacks must be live. Final callbacks will be videotaped. Union/Nonunion

Mail to:
704 26th St S
Arlington, VA 22202


Warrenton, Virginia – Sound Technician Needed

Now Casting for Spy Thriller Short Film!

Shoot Location: Warrenton, Virginia

Shoot Date: Sunday, August 3rd From 9AM until 9PM.

(Arrive on Saturday, August 2nd at 5PM – Meet\Greet\Shot Review)

Pay, hotel room accommodations for August 2nd, meals provided and film credit.


Sound Technician: Must supply own equipment. Please include equipment list in email submission.

Racing River Productions, LLC



Hampton Roads- 2 Day Actor’s Workshop

2-Day Intensive ACTOR’S WORKSHOP with Celebrity Acting Coach/Director AARON JACKSON!



Register by Aug 1st and SAVE BIG

Study with Acting Coach/Director, AARON JACKSON and gain confidence, experience and valuable knowledge as an actor. Aaron’s not only coaching up and coming actors but also producing and directing;

This workshop is for both the aspiring and professional actor as well as those interested in improving self-expression, public speaking and communication skills using the craft of acting. It’s all about using your strengths to help connect to every role you play. Together we’ll develop and build your skills and strengths as an actor through scene work, monologues and improv. All of this is done in a fun, professional and caring environment. This class will help you become a better actor and better at auditioning. Open to ages 10 and up.


  • Who you are in front of the camera
  • TV/Film audition technique
  • Monologue and scene preparation, character breakdown
  • Valuable industry information

When:  August 16th & 17th

Time:  Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Register by August 1st and SAVE  15%

Simply Enter PROMO CODE: NNAUG2014

Online Registration Link:

For more information:,, (213) 453-6059


Richmond- Client Manager Position Open- PAID

Fuel Creative has job position open for a CLIENT MANAGER.   

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Day to day management of production and post production projects and schedule for getting jobs to the editors and artists, and to the client on deadline.
  • Working with creative team to plan budgets and coordinate crews for jobs of varied complexity.
  • Attending project planning meetings in absence of, or with the owners and clients for streamlining operations and accounting for the client and managing all follow-ups in these regards.
  • Preparing estimates for projects
  • Depending on experience, potential to produce projects from script to screen.
  1.   25-30+ hours per week/flexible schedule.  No benefits.  Hourly fee based on experience.


  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • At least three (3) years working with crews in Virginia.
  • Proven experience in both Industrial/Corporate and Broadcast production coordination.
  • Proven knowledge of the inner-workings of production/post studio workflow and technology.

Please – only current professionals in client management need apply.  No students or recent graduates will be considered unless you have a extremely compelling resume.


Send resumes to :


Richmond- Casting for Harper’s Ferry film- PAID



Boston Productions, Inc. is casting for four roles in a film presentation on John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Fairy that will play in the West Virginia State Museum starting this fall. Character descriptions for each role are below. For the Armory Worker, Slave and Plantation Owner, actors should be familiar with or able to mimic a West Virginia accent or the accent portrayed in the corresponding Youtube clip examples below.


Production will be a one day shoot in Boston the week of August 15th, 2014 (exact date is TBD). The compensation is $250 for the one day. BPI will cover all talent hotel and airfare expenses. If you are interested, please email your resume, headshot to and you will get an audition scheduled. Auditions will be at our Richmond, VA office next Wednesday, July 30th from 10am-3pm. It is preferred that you audition in person but if you cannot make the audition, please feel free to send an unlisted Youtube clip of your audition along with your credentials to this email address.



-White man in his 30’s

-Talks with a slight southern West Virginia accent, rougher and less educated

SIDES: “Abolitionist?! Brown’s nothin’ more than an anarchist! … I was there. Turned up for work at the armory to find a standoff, so I picked up a gun to join the fray ‘gainst that dirty scoundrel. … Even saw the mayor get killed right in front of me. Brown’s a thieving murderer; wants to deny us our rightful property.”



-black man in his mid-20s

-talks with a thick southern accent,

-portrait video moves; “actor” to be facing and gesturing the correct direction when speaking


SIDES: “Better to die a free man than a caged animal…I never know’d a white man willin’ to give his own life for black folks like Mr. Brown did. … There’s been talk — if word got out to folks, enough woulda joined the fight to take more than jus’ the armory.”




-White man in his 60’s

-talks with a slight southern (West Virginia) accent


SIDES: (scoffs) “I’m disgusted! For three days of ill-conceived insanity, John Brown has led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, and managed to capture the armory. The mad-man actually thought he could start a revolution. The notion that these violent actions could gain enough momentum to somehow launch a negro insurrection is simply ludicrous.”



-white woman in her late 20s, slight northern / New England accent, sounds very educated

-portrait video moves: “actor” to be facing and gesturing the correct direction when speaking

Voice details: (to sound younger but with same dialect)

SIDES: (deep breath, ready for debate) “My dear sir, his armed assault may have been folly, but the motive of Captain Brown’s demonstration is sublime. It is an inarguable truth that the wealth of our southern states has been built upon the backs of an enslaved people. To uphold our nation’s moral founding principle, that ALL men are free, is the work of an abolitionist.”




Chesapeake- Non Broadcast/ Web Video Speaking Part- Non-Union, PAID

Speaking/Full Day (13 hour day)

Shoot date: August 22

Call time: TBA (will be early, around 5am EST)

Shoot location: Chesapeake, VA

*please state your location you would be traveling from and what type of traveling accommodations you would need when responding to this email. Travel may be provided for right candidate.

Specifically female talent is sought, late 20′s-mid 30′s, any ethnicity.


Pay rate: $850 + 10% agency fee (if applicable)

Audition deadline: Friday, July 25th by 5pm EST

Please email headshots and resumes to for consideration.


Charlottesville, in-depth career discussion sponsored by Arvold- $25

arvold LIVEchapter three. navigating the industry: the pragmatics of professionalism

Casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to part two of an ongoing discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what it means to be artists, industry professionals, and humans, focusing this session’s discussion on how we do what we do.

This session will delve deeper into the specific and practical ways to promote yourself and polish your craft.  Discussion topics will include:

  • Creating a portfolio
  • Self-promotion
  • Staying current
  • Networking
  • Training
  • Diversifying
  • Researching

The event will take place on Saturday, August 2 in Charlottesville VA. 

Tickets are $25/person.

This will be an intimate group discussion where active participation is encouraged and welcomed, so space is limited.  To reserve your seat, please email


ARLINGTON – Job Posting for Content Coordinator at AIM

Announcement: Opening for Content Coordinator at Arlington Independent Media (AIM):

Arlington Independent Media (AIM) has an opening for a Content Coordinator to help us serve a large and growing group of independent media producers in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The Content Coordinator programs an independent local cable channel, manages a 24/7 web stream, creates content and posts it to the organization’s cable channel, YouTube channel, and other social media outlets, and helps our independent producers manage and distribute their projects.

The right candidate will be an excellent multi-media producer and will have experience creating and posting content to the web. Candidates should have familiarity with HD video production, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut editing software, Drupal, HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, broadcast scheduling and automation software, and experience with membership database software. Candidates with IT and networking knowledge and skills will have an advantage. Only those with a strong desire and ability to show initiative, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects will be considered.

Our mission is to provide the public with access to the tools and training to produce and distribute established and emerging media. We operate a newly renovated, state-of-the-art training, programming, and production facility that includes a TV studio, editing suites, classrooms, a new audio recording studio, and remote production equipment. We reach out to diverse communities within the metro area to make certain that their voices are being heard. We train hundreds of students of all ages each year in the art and science of media production and we conduct seminars and workshops in advanced topics in media literacy and analysis. We were named in June 2014 as America’s best local media center for the ninth time in the last 24 years.

We are conveniently located on the Orange Line Metro in the Clarendon section of Arlington. The position is full time and will be offered in the mid-$30s to start with complete benefits including a fully paid health plan. We value enthusiasm as much as experience. We are looking for a highly motivated person to help us produce and distribute multi-media content and program a local cable channel.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Lauree McArdle

Operations Manager

Arlington Independent Media
2701-C Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

 Or email­

Please be sure to use “AIM Content Coordinator” as the subject line and attach your resume and cover letter as separate MS Word or PDF documents.

You can find more information about Arlington Independent Media at

No phone calls please.


Richmond- Casting Feature Film, Paid

RUN!, a feature film set in Richmond, VA is currently casting for:

Male actors, Age 21-28, excellent physical shape.

Female actors, any age range, any physical shape.

Synopsis:  A woman goes out for her morning jog and finds out that, if she stops running, she will die.

To be considered, you must submit a reel (or link to one online), a head shot, and a resume complete with references and contact information, including phone number to


Richmond- 48 Hour Film Festival

This weekend the 48 Hour Film Festival is coming to Richmond! All around the Richmond area, local filmmakers will be competing to see who can make the best short film in 48 hours. Assignments will be handed out at The Camel from 6pm-7pm on Friday, July 18th and will be due from 6pm-7pm on Sunday July 21st also at The Camel.

This is a great opportunity for local filmmakers to network and explore the great shooting locations Richmond has to offer. A final screening of all submitted films will be shown at the Byrd Theater starting at 3pm. Tickets for a screening are $10 at the door and $15 for a weekend pass.

For questions email Rebekah Frimpong at or visit

Filmmakers, have a great weekend and be safe!


ROANOKE – Male actor, 20-40, good rollerblader for commercial, paid

Male actor between 20 and 40 years of age needed to play thief in TV commercial. Must be good at rollerblading as well as have own rollerblades – having pads and helmet is a plus. Payment is $100 plus lunch for approximately 3-4 hours of filming. Any work over 4 hours will be paid at a rate of $25 per hour. Please submit with your headshot and resume or link to them to Must include level of rollerblading skill as well as rollerblade equipment owned. Commercial will be shot outdoors in the Roanoke, VA area on one day in August or September to be determined soon.


ROANOKE – Elderly lady needed for commercial, paid, non-union

Elderly lady needed for TV commercial (pref. 70+) (Roanoke, VA area) Payment is $100 plus lunch for approximately 3-4 hours of filming. Any work over 4 hours will be paid at a rate of $25 per hour. Please submit with your headshot and resume or link to them to Commercial will be shot outdoors in the Roanoke, VA area on one day in August or September to be determined soon.


Richmond – Virginia Production Alliance (VPA) General Meeting

FREE – VPA Members, $5 – Non Members

RSVP: FACEBOOK EVENT Gallery 5 – 200 W Marshall St  SUNDAY July 27

Snacks @ 5:30PM Meeting @ 6:00PM

Join The VPA on SUNDAY, JULY 27 at GALLERY 5 for their next Richmond District General Meeting. Snacks will be served at 5:30PM and the meeting will begin at 6:00PM. Drinks are available from the Gallery 5 bar.

SPEAKER: Elias Dancey, Animator

“Elias has created award winning work for local and national clients, including Pop Tarts, Chex Mix, Johnson and Johnson, Walmart, Nature Made, The Martin Agency,  and Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions.  He has animated classic characters such as the Otter Pops, and developed characters for brands like Airwick Air Fresheners, USANA, and Johnson and Johnson’s Carefree products.  His entertainment work has included episodic TV as well as work for web shows like the wildly popular Cyanide and Happiness.”




Richmond Studio: