Local filmmaker Cory Taylor recently submitted a video titled EMPIRE for the Nikon Everyday Cinema Video Contest. The more “likes” a video has the better it’s chances of winning. The contest ends on December 31, 2013. If you would like to consider voting, please check out this link: (You may have to copy and paste to a browser) for EMPIRE.
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The King Lear film is seeking a cinematographer, lighting designer and art director.
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2013 VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
TODAY’S THE DAY
Laughs and romance abound when the lives of four homeless people, an Iraqi War veteran, an African émigré, a mother of two and a would be comedian, converge.
In this dark comedy, a frustrated artist finds his life growing even more complicated when he returns home to spend a chaotic week with his eccentric parents.
LAST WALTZ OF VIENNA
Based on a true story, a young chemist is drafted by Nazis to control the assets of Sigmund Freud after Hitler overruns Austria in 1938. But after becoming the subject of Freud’s psychoanalysis, he disobeys orders, hides assets and pulls off Freud’s daring escape on the Orient Express.
Based on the classic horror short story, “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, Heartless follows Ray Chandler, a low level professional thief who holes up in an old abandoned warehouse after a bank robbery goes horribly wrong. While waiting for instructions from his crime boss, Ira Levin, another member of the crew, Old Man Stanley Ellin, arrives at the rendezvous. Tensions rise as secrets begin to unravel and Ray is tormented by the old man’s evil eye which he hides beneath an eye patch.
A paranoid CIA officer thinks he is losing his mind when he is accused of treason. He taps every resourse he has to try and clear his name.
SEX OR DIE
Daniel, a disaster with women, makes a deal with the devil to have sex every day for the rest of his life. He ultimately discovers that he has to have sex, everyday or he’ll die. This arrangement is further complicated when he falls in love with a girl who’s celibate.
Deanna Geneva Lorianni
GUS AND OLIVIA
Gus & Olivia follows the life of Gus, an immature man in his early thirties recovering from a breakup with his childhood love, Olivia. As he spends Christmas Eve drinking his sorrows in a bar, he revisits the childhood events that impacted his life and relationship. Along the way, Gus explores the role that family, spirituality and destiny play in defining who we become as adults and choices we make that pave the paths of our future.
Mosby’s Raiders is about a band of guerilla raiders on horseback in the Northern Virginia countryside west of Washington, DC. They would meet when the word went out and a fewer than forty of them at a time would try to drive an invading army from their land. Honor and valor was their code; adventure and love spiced their lives.
BLOODY MARY, BLOODY MARY, BLOODY MARY
A group of partying 20-somethings play a children’s game of Bloody Mary, and end up invoking THREE Bloody Marys which stalk and try to kill them. The group must find a way to put a stop to what they’ve done. Can they destroy the Bloody Mary’s while being hunted by a detective who is sure one of them is a killer?
AMC TELEVISION SERIES SEEKS BACKGROUND ACTORS
Could you be on television? If you live within driving distance from Richmond, VA, now is your chance. The new AMC television series “TURN” is currently being shot in and around Richmond, Virginia and seeks those who would like to be considered to appear on screen!
“The background actors are profoundly important to the filmmaking process,” says Erica Arvold, casting director. “The show takes place during the Revolutionary War and background actors contribute to the atmosphere of that era.”
Arvold Casting is seeking experienced and new background performers. These background roles do not have speaking lines, but require a professional attitude and commitment. Filming takes place on weekdays through March 2014 and roles could be scheduled for one day or for multiple days.
The casting office is seeking men and women of all ages, especially with long hair, who could accurately portray those from the Revolutionary War. To be considered, please visit http://arvoldcasting.com/actors/ for more specific information and submission instructions.
This could be your big break!
The Virginia Commonwealth University Cinema Department is excited to present the 2012-2013 First Cut Screenings. There will be two opportunities to see our student’s films on Tuesday, November 26.
From 4:15 – 6:45 PM, eight films will be screened.
At 7:00 PM, we are rolling out the red carpet and holding a formal juried second run, five of the eight films will be up for competition and shown again. Awards ceremony and Q&A session to follow.
Are there any lovers of old-time radio shows in VPA-land? Ever thought of writing one of those shows yourself? Here’s your chance to write a script and have it performed by a troupe of voice actors in front of a live audience (available as a downloadable podcast)–and get paid for it! The On the Air Radio Players (OTARP) in Richmond are now accepting entries in their annual script-writing contest. Deadline for script submission is February 1st. Details, rules, etc. are here: http://www.otarp.com/site/script-contest
Deadline for entries is 2/1/14.
Georgetown University – Spring Classes in Screenwriting
Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education is offering two affordable classes in screenwriting. The classes are being taught by Kevin Downs, an independent filmmaker/writer who has written screenplays and held key creative positions with several Academy, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning/nominated producers, directors and recording artists. Many of Kevin’s former students are now working professionals at such established companies as DreamWorks, PBS, the Discovery Channel, Showtime and ESPN. Classes begin on February 1 and enrollment is limited. For full course descriptions, faculty information, registration and tuition, please visit:
Player’s Taxi of Richmond, VA is seeking unpaid extras for their web-commercial. All races, ages, and genders are welcome to submit their photos and/or resumes to email@example.com
Casting Call for short film Rope Ladder in Hampton Roads this February. The film is a compelling dark drama with an unexpected and potent twist ending.
Logline: A corrupt politician’s quest for power and personal gain leads to murder, a double suicide, and drives a vengeful grieving mother to commit an unspeakable act.
The Director, Jacob Klein, has worked with professional actors from all over the country including Kel Mitchell from Battlefield LA. This year alone, his films have been viewed nearly 100,000 times online and have won awards at “The Best Shorts Competition” in La Jolla, CA; “The Hardacre Film Festival” in Tipton, IA; as well as an impressive 3 awards and 5 nominations locally at the “Otis Film Festival” (one of which included a Best Actor award).
Casting Call for the following speaking roles:
DANNY: Caucasian Male. 40’s.
Danny is a corrupt politician whose great smile and silver tongue can win over an audience in seconds. Behind closed doors however, he can be cold, stern and heartless. Powerful, Assertive, Smart, Crafty. A go getter.
CLAIRE: Caucasian Female. 20’s/ early 30’s.
Claire is an in-home caretaker/physical therapist. She has a 3 year old daughter fathered by an affair with Danny (hid the fact that he was married). She is genuine, caring, smart and logical. In many ways, she is the opposite of Danny. Beautiful on the inside and outside. Down to earth.
JOSEPH: Caucasian Male. 20’s/early 30’s. Athletic.
An extreme sportsman who recently suffered a broken back in a climbing accident, leaving him paralyzed in both his legs. A free spirit whose injury has left him like a bird in a cage. Rugged but good looking. Big kid with a big heart but emotionally immature and unstable at times.
JAMES: Caucasian Male. 14-17. Must look like high school kid.
James is Danny’s closeted homosexual son who has tried to find a way to “come out” to his distant father. Alternative. Not Feminine. Imagine Ricky Fitts in American Beaut; Donnie Darko. Quiet. Reserved. Emotionally detached.
ROSETTA: Female. 40’s/50’s. Hispanic preferably but open to all ethnicities.
Rosetta is Claire’s new nanny. While Danny was District Attorney, he falsely prosecuted Rosetta’s son, and as a result he was murdered in prison. Claire and Danny’s daughter Gracie is the perfect target for her revenge.
ERIC: Male. 14-17. James’ boyfriend. Troubled kid. Social outcast. James is all he’s got.
GRACIE: Caucasian Female. 2-4 years old. Claire’s daughter.
JESSICA: Caucasian Female. Late 30’s/late 40’s. Danny’s wife. James’ mother. The perfect wife for a politician.
Please send head shots and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Demo reels are a plus.
The Bethesda Urban Partnership is pleased to announce the return of the Bethesda Film Fest, March 21-22, 2014. Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-20 minutes in length. All topics are eligible and films must have been completed within the last two years. Entries must be received by January 3, 2014. Selected filmmakers will be invited to show their documentary at the formal screenings March 21-22 and will receive a $250 honorarium.
Entries will be viewed by the Bethesda Film Fest selection panel, consisting of Cynthia Fuchs, Director of Film & Media Studies at George Mason University; Erica Ginsberg, Executive Director of Docs in Progress. Filmmakers can apply by mailing a completed application and DVD of the documentary to Bethesda Film Festival c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Entries must be received by January 3, 2014. The application is also available online at http://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/bethesda-film-fest
Rock Creek Productions, Inc. is looking for a hardworking, reliable set PA for the following weeks:
Nov 12th – 15th
Nov 18th – 27th
Dec 16th – 20th
The shoots will be taking place in Quantico, VA at the Marine base. Must have your own transportation and government issued ID.
The PA will be in charge of crafty, lunch, and general set work like taking timecode and helping the AP. Previous set work required.
Pay is $150 per day.
If interested please send resume and contact information to email@example.com. They are looking for someone who is available for all 3 weeks.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
For more on Rock Creek Productions, please visit http://www.rock-creek.com/
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, located in downtown Washington DC, seeks an Assistant Audio/Video Supervisor. This position is primarily tasked with ensuring oversight, maintenance, and optimized use of the company’s +$2million audio/video inventory. This includes all equipment in the Harman and Lansburgh theatres, as well as all projectors and video equipment, paging systems, intercom systems, monitor systems, and associated cable infrastructures in both spaces. Additionally, this position fills a range of supervisory, operational, and support roles throughout the sound / video department. These roles include show operations; running sound and/or video for rental and internal events; load-in and load-out planning and execution, production engineering support, labor management, and scheduling. As the positions involves the running of shows, the employee will work mostly evening and weekend hours, and may potentially work over 40 hours per week, especially during the two weeks of load-in and technical rehearsals.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Sound with specific training in sound system engineering/design is required, as well as 4 years in sound engineering at a LORT level or on touring productions and experience with multi-projector systems in a theatrical setting is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: knowledge of sound and video system design and ability to troubleshoot those systems; familiarity with how to run both analog and digital sound consoles; Clearcom and other intercom systems (wired and wireless); Qlab playback program; Digital Audio Workstation programs for both PC and Mac (i.e., Sound Forge, Cool Edit Pro, Digital Performer, Pro Tools); RF technology and theory (specifically, wireless microphones). Video system implementation and programming of Watchout, QLab, and editing software like Final Cut Pro; understanding and implementation of proper soldering techniques, specifically simple electronic repairs and cable construction; acoustical engineering and critical listening skills (i.e., towards sound system balancing and equalization); understanding of the physics of sound and basic electrical principals; knowledge of recording techniques for a wide variety of subjects and locations and familiarity with a wide variety of microphones; basic knowledge of drafting and CADD programs, with specific training in reading and creating sound system signal-line diagrams; understanding of theatrical rigging with specifically knowledge in hanging loudspeakers and projectors.
Please apply at http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/opportunities/jobs.aspx, or you may send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shakespeare Theatre Company recognizes the value of a work force made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds. No phone calls please.
4Site Interactive Studios, Inc. is looking for a graphic artist to create 2D motion graphics and perform other light video editing duties. This is a full-time position, on-site in the Columbia Heights office.
4Site is looking for a motivated, design-oriented professional who:
- Has technical and creative expertise with the full Adobe Creative Suite, and especially After Effects;
- Is just out of college, or has one-to-two years of experience as a professional animator/editor;
- Is a good communicator and passionate collaborator;
- Is highly organized;
- Lives in the Washington, DC metropolitan area; and
- Most importantly, is a really fun person to work with and contribute to our company.
Additional qualifications that would be nice to have:
-Video editing; video production,;
-Print design; and
-Experience with the non-profit sector.
All candidates must be able to share their reel to demonstrate skill, experience and style. Contractors need not apply.
Heming Nelson // President
4Site Interactive Studios, Inc.
3431 14th St. NW, Suite 1
Washington, DC 20010
Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education is offering an affordable course in writing the feature length screenplay this summer. The class is being taught by Kevin Downs, an independent filmmaker/writer who has written screenplays and held key creative positions with several Academy, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning/nominated producers, directors and artists. Many of Kevin’s former students are now working professionals at such established companies as DreamWorks, PBS, the Discovery Channel, Showtime and ESPN.
For a full course description, faculty information, registration, and tuition, please visit http://scs.georgetown.edu/courses_nc/XWRI-035/advanced-screenwriting?ref=offerings&dId=5