RICHMOND – Voice Over Course – Starts March 17- $399 fee

Final Act Drama’s Actor Training Series presents…

Start your Voice over Career

Voice Acting course starts March 17, 2015

Start your Voice Over Career

Voice Acting Course

The Screen Actor’s Toolbox Series

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!

  • Are you the Voice?
  • Technical hands on training
  • Each student will record their final project in one of the top recording studios in Richmond, Virginia!
  • Learn the right voice technique for the right project!
  • Learn what equipment you need to get started!
  • Record your project with a professional sound engineer!
  • Learn genres like:  Radio, Audio Books, Documentaries, On hold Marketing, Animation, TV and Film, Video Games, Movie Trailers, Industrial and Medical Narration

Students in this course will gain unparalleled exposure as they record in a top recording studio with the best professional engineers!

Register online at http://www.finalactdrama.com/screen-acting.html

Don’t delay one more day!

Call us for more details and get registered today to secure your spot!

804-858-3446

Tuition = $399.00 & Registration fee $15.00

Register now and Pay Today your $125 deposit to reserve your spot.  Call the office to find out about payment plans.  Price goes up $15 1 week prior to start of classes.

Starts March 17, 2015

Tuesday’s 6:30pm-8:30pm (5 Weeks)

Classes held at 7511 Airfield Drive, Richmond VA 23237

804-858-3446

Info@FinalActDrama.com

Successes of our Voice Over Coaching students:

I just had my first professional VO gig since finishing your classes and it was very successful.  A national spot for Walmart! When it was completed the director and sound engineer were both surprised to learn it was my first one because they said I took direction like a seasoned pro. They want to use me again.  Your coaching on improving my voice over skills was great and your education on the industry and what is important to the client proved invaluable. Thank-you!

Clint Ray

Voice Actor

www.FinalActDrama.com

Virginia Production Alliance Corporate Member

        

WASHINGTON, D.C. AND CENTREVILLE – Short Film Seeking Principal Actor – PAID

Local independent filmmaker seeking a male actor for short drama, Tunnel Vision. This film is being produced under the SAG-AFTRA Short Film agreement (Union and non-union may apply).

SYNOPSIS: Tunnel Vision is a drama about Rose’s struggle with domestic violence in the midst of what seems to be a picture perfect family. While hiding her secret of being a victim for years, Rose takes a risk only to find herself contemplating her decision that will not only make or break her future but also the future of her children. Will Rose ever see past her lackluster reality?

ROLE:

Frank Taylor [Caucasian, Male, Mid 30s-40s] - Frank has a very confident and commanding demeanor. He has a humble appearance, put-together, and is a successful architect to the public eye, but becomes very condescending behind closed doors. Rose is the one person he has control over.

Compensation: Pay ($100/day), food on set, film credit, copy of the film.

Shooting dates: (All Saturday’s) April 18, 25 and May 16, 23 in Washington, D.C. and Centreville, VA.

For consideration, please submit headshots and links to demo reels/sample clips to auditiontunnelvision@gmail.com  by Friday, March 6th at 6pm.

        

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Seminar: Intro to the Legal and Business Aspects of Filmmaking – March 30th – Free

The business and legal aspects of filmmaking are rapidly changing as new platforms for distribution continue to evolve. This free lecture will provide an overview of important issues related to development, financing, production, distribution and other current trends in today’s film market. This lecture is ideal for beginning filmmakers and experienced filmmakers who have specific questions in this area. Time will be set aside for questions with the lecturer, Kirk T. Schroder.

March 30th, 7:30-9:00 PM

The Seminar Center

624 Berkmar Circle

Charlottesville, VA 22901

RSVP to heather@schroderfidlow.com

        

CCWA & VFO Presents – Costuming For Film, TV And Stage Class – March 7 and 8!

This Saturday and Sunday (March 7 and 8), the Community College Workforce Association is offering a two-day weekend seminar –  Costuming for Film, TV, and Stage!  For all those who are interested in

This course is an introductory study of costume production and design, wardrobe styling, and on-set costuming. It is a theoretical course with applied laboratory work. The student will explore the process of creating costumes for film, television, and theatre. History and research, style and design, budget and management, plus useful maintenance and textile techniques are major units of study. Students can expect project work, guest speakers, and hands-on experience. Participants should have a professional attitude and be able to demonstrate basic sewing skills.

Students, Veterans & Virginia Production Alliance participants – Tuition Fee: $100

To receive tuition discount, please call (804) 523-2292 to register.

Upon completion, students will be familiar with:

  • Script breakdown and analysis for costuming requirements
  • Effective research techniques
  • Interpreting and executing a designer’s and/or director’s vision
  • Setting up a production costume shop
  • Organizing and maintaining costume stock
  • Preparation and care of costumes – fittings and alterations
  • Ageing and distressing costumes
  • On-set procedures for costume continuity – dressing performers
  • Creating a practical and complete on-set costuming kit

COST: $150

DATES:

Sat Mar 07 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Sun Mar 08 9:00AM – 5:00PM

All the details and registration information:

http://www.ccwa.vccs.edu/classDetails.cfm?CrsRegNum=69179

        

Screenwriting Class @ Peace Lutheran Church – Alexandria!

About the class: Learn to write for the big screen! In this class, you will learn the craft of screen writing, the basic 3-Act structure, and the art of writing visually. This 6 weeks class will walk you through the different stages of the script writing process. By the end of the class you will have written a short script. Each session will consist of a lecture, writing lab, and reading & critiquing component.

WHEN: Mondays: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
March 23rd – April 27th

WHERE: Peace Lutheran Church
6362 Lincolnia Road
Alexandria, VA 22312

COST: $300

About the instructor: Lucy Gebre-Egziabher is an award winning, independent filmmaker and educator.  She earned a MFA degree in Film from Howard University.  Lucy has written, produced & directed narrative films as well as organizational videos for Teret Productions, a production company she founded in 1999.  She is an Assistant Professor in Film Studies at Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria Campus).  She lectures on film in the critical studies area as well as on Directing and Screenwriting in the US and abroad.  In addition, she is currently collaborating on a feature length script. For more information about Lucy please visit her faculty site ( http://blogs.nvcc.edu/lgebre/)

Registration information:
Class size
Space limited for this class. Class sizes are kept small in order to spend time on each student’s script. Given its small size, the class fills up fast.

Payment Information
To register for the course, you need to pay in full to guarantee your place in class.

In Person
You can register at Peace Lutheran Church by appointment only (Monday-Friday, between 10:00 am – 8:00 pm); call to make an appointment: 571-348-4097. You can also enroll at the class site (first day of class only) if there is room available. We need full payment for on-site walk-in registrations.

By Mail: You can also register by check (drawn on a U.S. bank) or money order. Just send us the following contact information:

• your name
• mailing address
• email address
• phone number

and send your check made payable to Teret Productions.

Send to: Teret Productions
4201 Wilson Blvd., #149
Arlington, VA 22203

For additional information, please email us at info@teretproductions.com or call us at
571-348-4097

        

RICHMOND – 10th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre – 3/21

The ACA presents the 10th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Byrd Theatre (2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA) on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm).

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

With 23 inspiring paddling films short-listed for the World Tour, including the ten festival category winners, audiences can expect to see stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

With your $10 ticket to the ACA’s Reel Paddling Film Festival screening you will receive free entry to a raffle, with prizes generously donated by Whole Foods, Walkabout Outfitters, Peak Experiences, and many others.

Adult libations will be sold at a cash bar to audience members who are 21 and over, courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Proceeds from ticket and drink sales will go to the Stream to Sea Initiative, the ACA’s flagship stewardship program that organizes and promotes on-water cleanups of inland waterways as a method of combating marine debris pollution.

The Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour is produced by Rapid Media and presented in Richmond by the ACA on 3/21/2015 at 2:00 pm.

For tickets and information please visit: www.americancanoe.org/event/paddlegreenRPFF

        

Voice Acting Course with Final Act Drama – Registration Open

Start your Voice Over Career

Voice Acting Course with Final Act Drama

The Screen Actor’s Toolbox Series

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!

  • Are you the Voice?
  • Technical hands on training
  • Each student will record their final project in one of the top recording studios in Richmond, Virginia!
  • Learn the right voice technique for the right project!
  • Learn what equipment you need to get started!
  • Record your project with a professional sound engineer!
  • Learn genres like:  Radio, Audio Books, Documentaries, On hold Marketing, Animation, TV and Film, Video Games, Movie Trailers, Industrial and Medical Narration

Students in this course will gain unparalleled exposure as they record in a top recording studio with the best professional engineers!

Register online at http://www.finalactdrama.com/screen-acting.html

Don’t delay one more day!

Call us for more details and get registered today to secure your spot!

804-858-3446

Tuition = $399.00 & Registration fee $15.00

Register now and Pay Today your $125 deposit to reserve your spot.  Call the office to find out about payment plans.  Price goes up $15 1 week prior to start of classes.

Starts March 17, 2015

Tuesday’s 6:30pm-8:30pm (5 Weeks)

Classes held at 7511 Airfield Drive, Richmond VA 23237

804-858-3446

Info@FinalActDrama.com

Successes of our Voice Over Coaching students:

I just had my first professional VO gig since finishing your classes and it was very successful.  A national spot for Walmart! When it was completed the director and sound engineer were both surprised to learn it was my first one because they said I took direction like a seasoned pro. They want to use me again.  Your coaching on improving my voice over skills was great and your education on the industry and what is important to the client proved invaluable. Thank-you!

Clint Ray

Voice Actor

www.FinalActDrama.com

Virginia Production Alliance Corporate Member

 

        

RICHMOND – Seminar: The Importance of the Assistant Director, 3/30 – Free

Monday March 30, 2015, 7-9 pm

Trademarky Film Studio, 1613 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23220

This seminar features French AD & Director Jean Achache and Charlottesville based AD Jack Steinberg. They will discuss what is involved in becoming an AD, what the job entails, and how the role of AD effects both production management & the creative product.  This seminar is geared to anyone in the film business – both experienced and learning.

A MasterClass with the 2015 French Film Festival: French Film Festival – Master Class 2015

Open to public and free.  RSVP: sophie@virginiabertholet.com

        

Filmmaking Grant – Deadline April 30th – $3,500 cash, $25,000 equipment

The Roy W. Dean Spring Grant is now accepting applications. The deadline is April 30th. The winner receives $25,000 in film goods, services, and funds to get their film started or completed. The grant seeks short films, documentaries, features, or series that are unique and make a contribution to society.

Now, in its 23rd year, the cash portion of the grant has increased to $3,500. Winner will receive about $25,000 in goods and services from Edgewise, Silver Sound, Edgewise, Nice shoes, Carmen Borgia and many more wonderful organizations who give back to filmmakers through our grant.

But, if you don’t win, you will still benefit from entering.  Each applicant gets a consultation from Carole Dean, president of From The Heart Productions, author of the bestselling- book, “The Art of Film Funding”.  With over 20 years’ experience judging films, mentoring filmmakers, and helping films get funded, she will give the applicants advice on improving their story, their pitch, and their project.

Application and guidelines are on their website at

www.fromtheheartproductions.com.

Contact: (805) 984-0098

        

Virginia Screenwriters and VSG Actor’s Forum Meetings – 3/28

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor’s Forum meets March 28 from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St.

VSF Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please

email: VSF@comcast.net.

Remaining 2015 Meeting Dates: March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22,  Sept. 26, October 24, November 21 (we don’t meet the weekend of Thanksgiving).

If you have any questions, please send to vsf@comcast.net

Hope to see you there!

        

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Dialect Workshop with Janet Rodgers, 3/21 – $50/$60

The Joy of Dialects: A Whirlwind Tour Around the World

Part of an actor’s craft is giving his/her character an authentic voice…literally!  Dialect is a crucial part of preparing (and, let’s be honest, booking) a role, one that cannot be overlooked or put off until the last minute.  Janet Rodgers, dialect coach will lead this discussion to demystify the art of dialects.  She’ll give a basic overviewas well as discuss what is involved in successful study and preparation.

Mid-Atlantic actors, you know that Virginia in particular attracts period projects (Turn, Lincoln, Killing Lincoln, John Adams) which require especially authentic British, Scottish, and sometimes French and Irish accents.  The proper dialect should be a tool in every actor’s toolbox – come find out how to make sure it’s one in yours.

Topics covered will include:

  • Dialect vs. accent, and the basics of each
  • The differences in British dialects
  • Nuances of working dialects with different schools of acting
  • How and when to work with a dialect coach
  • The importance of enjoying dialect study

 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tickets are $50 through March 14

$60 starting March 15

All film artists, at all levels of experience, are welcome and encouraged to attend!  Children under 17 must be accompanied by a guardian.  Participation and the willingness to try some basic dialect exercises is encouraged!

To reserve your seat, please click:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-joy-of-dialects-a-whirlwind-trip-around-the-world-tickets-15745270528

        

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Arvold LIVE Chapter 2, March 20th – $55/$65

arvold LIVE, Chapter 2:

Your Picture, Your Resume, Yourself

Casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to a discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what it means to be artists and industry professionals while living a happy, holistic life.

In Chapter Two, Erica and Richard will lead a discussion about self-presentation, with a focus on the relationship between the three-dimensional person and his/her two-dimensional headshot and resume.  They’ll discuss the essential elements of a successful headshot and resume, the importance of making sure your authentic persona shines through your materials , and how to make those materials stand out from the huge pile on the casting director’s desk.

This series explores the philosophical and pragmatic aspects of not only maintaining but growing your career, polishing and refining your craft, raising the bar of this industry, and keeping yourself healthy.

Tickets:
$55 through 3/13/15
$65 after 3/13/15

Participants are encouraged to bring their headshot and resume for review and discussion.  Because this will be an intimate group discussion, with participation from audience members encouraged, space is limited to 20 participants.

Special discounts available:

  • The Frequent Collaborator, for participants who would like to attend three or more LIVE conversations, you will receive a discount on your third LIVE conversation.
  • Friends and Family: Refer a friend and get a $10 refund.

To reserve your seat, please click:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arvold-live-ch-2-your-picture-your-resume-yourself-tickets-15456549957

Please email info@arvold.com for details on these discounts.

        

RICHMOND – Casting Women for Nonprofit Promo Video, March 11-13 – PAID

Overview:
Local production company Field Studio (fieldstudiofilms.com) is seeking actors for a 1.5-minute promotional video for the New York-based Women’s Refugee Commission (womensrefugeecommission.org). The video will be screened at an awards event in New York in late April, and will then appear on the WRC website.

The roles will involve quite a bit of physicality (e.g. running and crouching) but no speaking. We hope to identify actors who already own or have access to appropriate clothing for the role. Prior acting experience is not required.

Roles:
Amina: female, age 40-65
Amina works as a successful tailor in Aleppo, Syria before the civil war forces her to flee to Jordan with her husband. There, she continues to work but faces threats to her financial self-sufficiency and physical safety.

Marie: female, age 14-22
Marie is a student in the Democratic Republic of Congo before violence there compels her to flee to a refugee camp in Kenya. While collecting firewood one day, she is attacked. Despite this trauma, we see her continuing her studies at the end of the video.

Tania and her child: female, age 22-38 and male or female child, age 6mo – 4yrs
Tania is a mother in Guatemala who attempts to migrate to the United States with her child after being threatened. Tania pays a smuggler to drive them part of the way, only to have the smuggler accost her.

Special notes:

One topic of this video is gender-based violence. Actors will be asked to participate in some scenes that suggest violence and may be discomforting. The crew will take the utmost care to treat the subject matter sensitively.

Pay:
Amina and Marie: $350 each
Tania and child: $450 total

Shoot location:
Various locations in and around Richmond, VA

Shoot dates:
The scenes for each actor will be shot on one day. Thus, each actor will need to be available for one full-day shoot (either approx. 8am-6pm or approx. 10am – 8pm, including breaks and meals) on one of the following days:

  • Wednesday, March 11
  • Thursday, March 12
  • Friday, March 13

To apply:
Please email production@fieldstudiofilms.com with the following information:

  • Full name, phone number, and city of residence
  • A recent photo
  • Notes on what clothing you already have that might be suitable to the role
  • Notes on which of the following days you are available:
    • Wednesday, March 11
    • Thursday, March 12
    • Friday, March 13

        

Virginia Beach – Stage and Screen Combat Workshop, March 28 & 29 – Ticketed

The Virginia Beach BASH Stage and Screen Combat Workshop will take place on March 28 & 29 at Regent University in Virginia Beach.  This two-day intensive stage and screen combat workshop focuses on fighting for stage and screen and capturing action, and treating action in post-production.

The BASH features some of the best fight directors currently working in the cinema, theatre, and the academy.  Past instructors have included:  Richard Ryan (TROY, SHERLOCK HOLMES, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, THE DARK KNIGHT, and current fight director/asst. stunt coordinator for The History Channel’s VIKINGS), Dale Girard (EYEBORGS, THE TRIAL, North Carolina School of the Arts), Tim Bell (TWO GUNS, HOME FRONT, LOOPER, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), Paul Burke (Irish Stuntmen’s Association; TURN, SLEEPYHOLLOW), David Brimmer (THE LEUTENTANT OF INISHMORE), Mike Chin (The Julliard School)…and many others.

Registration includes two full days of instruction, workshop T-Shirt, and lunch both days.  Instructor profiles, class schedule, general information, and register at: www.regent.edu/beachbash. Questions? Contact workshop coordinator and SAFD Certified Instructor, Michael Kirkland, at michhil@regent.edu, or call 757-617-7174.