STATEWIDE_Volunteer Film Student needed to Edit Short Video_May 4th

Seeking volunteer film student in need of film credit. We need the video below  edited for the Introduction of Michael  Baker. The special guest speaker, Michael Baker is the 1st born grandson of Alex Haley, author of nationally acclaimed mini-series “Roots”. His speech on May 16th will be at the John J. Wright Cultural Center in Spotsylvania Virginia.

Title: “John J. Wright Museum Family Reunion Workshop”

If you have any questions, please contact

Video below.

Watch “How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation” on YouTube


Edit film at the following marks.

Start 2:54 min
End 3:12 min
Alex Haley and Lavar Burton walking through woods and John M. Waller d. 1835 headstone.

Start 19:59 min
End 20:11 min
William Haley Jr., Alex Haley and Michael Baker walking onto baseball field.

Start: 25:55
End: 26:13
Voice over: Talks about Kunta Kinte arriving to Annapolis Maryland then sold to John Waller of Spotsylvania Virginia.

Start 26:40
End 27:50
Interview of Judge Nelson Waller

Start 27:51
End 29:53
Kizzie talking to Toby headstone.
(ECHOED) your dream will not die (ECHOED).

Start 29:54
End 33:07
Long version to Alex Haley and Lavar Burton walking in Waller Family Cemetery.

*Last scene before Michaels’ speech*

Goal of edited film.
Create a dialogue for Michael Bakers’ 1st visit to Spotsylvania Virginia to continue his grandfather’s Legacy. Film should be no more than 10 minutes. Include your name, title, school, company and credit information at end of video.

Rough draft due by: Monday, 5-4-15
Finished film due by: Monday, 5-11-15

Thank You in Advance!

Anthony Peake
5912 Daytona Drive
Richmond,Virginia 23225


STATEWIDE_Casting call for NBC’s New Dating Series Produced by Ellen Degeneres

NBC has ordered 8 episodes of “First Dates,” an observational
documentary series from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Shed
Media that takes a peek at what happens when a couple meets for the first
time and love may be in the air.
Based on a hit U.K. format, this unique hour-long series offers an authentic
look at a variety of real first dates happening over one night at the
same restaurant.
We’re searching for people genuinely looking for love, men and women
ages 18 to 65+ who are currently single.
No competition, no eliminations — just a First Date. Where it goes from
there is up to you.
Apply now at:
Production will begin in July in Chicago. No premiere date is set.


Charlottesville_Acting Workshop with Celebrity Acting Coach, Aaron Jackson_May 29-31

3-Day Acting Workshop

with Celebrity Acting Coach, Aaron Jackson

Charlottesville – May 29th-31st

Aaron Jackson’s Actor’s Workshopsgive you the tools you need to be a successful working actor. He has helped hundreds ofstudents launch their careers and achieve their goals. Aaron shares his 30+ years of experience in the industrywith his students through this unique workshop. He works closely with eachindividual, helping them hone their craft.

3 days of training:

  • BEST DEAL: Full Weekend Workshop: $220
  • Friday Night, Improv: $60
  • Saturday, Scene Study and Characterization: $115
  • Sunday, Cold Read Auditions: $60


As a student you’ll:

  • Learn how you are perceived in front of the Camera.
  • Get to know yourself and think on your feet.
  • Learn a sure-fire technique to break down your scenes.
  • Commit to your choices.
  • Be prepared for your next audition.
  • Learn how to best market yourself as an actor.

Register this week and SAVE $10!!! Use Promo Code: CHAR0531 at

Link for more details and to register:




Statewide_Bristol’s PUSH! Film Festival seeking submissions from Virginia Filmmakers_Submission Deadline: May 18

For its inaugural program, PUSH! Film Festival is calling for submissions for films by Virginians and Tennesseans shot in Virginia and Tennessee.

PUSH! Film Festival is a first-year event that will take place on the weekend of June 12—14, 2015 in bustling Historic Downtown Bristol TN/VA. As a celebration of the cinematic and visual arts in the heart of the twin cities of Bristol, the festival will bring diverse films to our community and showcase the best regional filmmakers. PUSH! aims to expand the artistic image of our region, engage new audiences in the world of film, and inspire creativity in all of us. The festival will also play host to exciting parties and workshops for filmmakers and audience members alike. PUSH! will offer something for people of all ages; you won’t want to miss any of the three days of this unique cultural experience.

The festival is fast approaching, but there is still time to be a part of the event! Tickets will be on sale soon, as well as a big lineup announcement—watch our website and social media to be among the first in the know. And remember that along with our curated film lineup, we will also be offering screening of submitted films—this means that your film could be shown at PUSH!


Hampton Roads_ODU Film Program’s for credit Workshop with Vince DeGeorge_May 18th-June26

This summer, the ODU Film Program is going to hold a special workshop, producing an experimental long-form script on a set built on the Goode Theatre Soundstage.  Guest Director/Artist Vince DeGeorge will be joining ODU from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music to direct “18 Mornings”, a film heavily influenced by stage-plays, telling the story of man and a woman throughout time as they wake up next to each other every morning.

The ODU Film Program will be producing this script in an entirely interactive and non-commercial way, not only allowing the lead artists time to explore and experiment, but also allowing the enrolled students to intimately engage in the process of creation alongside the lead team.  Students will have first hand experience, in an apprenticeship style fashion, working side by side with professionals including Director Vince DeGeorge, Director of Photography David Mallin, Production Designer Kathleen Moriarty, and Writer / Actress Jaclyn Marry. Over the course of the workshop, which runs May 18th to June 26th, participants will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of production; from script writing and set design to the actual production which will be shot on the Film Program’s Sony F55 camera on 4K.

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact David Mallin ( and enroll in THEA/COMM 495 – Feature Film Production. The cost for the workshop is tuition for a standard 3-credit undergraduate ODU enrollment.  ODU permits students from other institutions (or non-degree seeking participants) to take up to 6 credits of classwork without having to apply for admission to the university.  There is also an option for students to take the class for 6 credits if desired. Credits are transferrable at your home university’s discretion. If you live outside of Hampton Roads, there is an option to stay in the ODU dormitories for an additional housing fee.

This will be an exciting and unique class, producing the film and interactively reflecting on the process as the production happens.  Please join us.


Hampton Roads_ Casting call for the hit show A Haunting_ Open Calls: April 23-October


New Dominion Pictures will be holding open casting calls by appointment every other Thursday for their hit show A Haunting! Come out and show us all the amazing talent that is in the Hampton Roads. We are looking for all roles, Leads, Supporting, Day Players, Extras, we want them all!

The open casting call is by appointment only and from 2pm-6pm every other Thursday starting April 23rd.


Please email Alec Wittschiebe at to schedule an appointment.


The dates for the following open casting calls are:

May 7th

May 21st

June 4th


July 10th

July 23rd

August 20th

August 20th

September 3rd

September 24th

October 8th

October 22nd


Richmond_Production Company seeking French or French speaking Actress_ April 29-May 1

Richmond production company, Dreams Factory, is seeking a French actress or French speaking actress for their independent film titled “The Gift.”

Filming will take place on one day, either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, April 29th, 30th or May 1st.

The Filming location is in Richmond VA.

We are seeking one female who is French, or who speaks conversational French, for our film titled “The Gift.”

The role is paid. This is a professional project with a great story, a very talented director, an experienced production team, and we would love for you to join us!

Please email pictures and your contact information, including email address and cell phone number, to so we can contact you to set up a time to meet the director for an informal audition.

For more information about “The Gift” and Dreams Factory, please visit the following links:

“The Gift” is a family-friendly and family-oriented film about friendship, fostering artistic skills, and the love of music.


DC 48 Hour Film Project in only two weeks – Register now!


The 48 Hour Film Project starts in a little over 2 weeks!! On Friday, May 1, you’ll get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie.  By Sunday, May 3, the movie must be complete. Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at the AFI Silver Theater the following week. Register now to secure your place!

Register here:

For more information, contact Melissa Robison and Christina Ruppert at: .

If you’re looking to gather a team, or join an existing team try posting to our Facebook page:


All Female Comedy Sketch Show – 4/25 – RICHMOND

Panties in a Twist: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show

Panties in a Twist is a sketch comedy show written by women, starring women, and brought to you on one of Richmond’s biggest stage, The National!

For 4 years, the women of Panties in a Twist have played to thunderous crowds at the NorVA in Norfolk, VA. Now they are bringing this amazing show to Richmond. Don’t miss this celebration of women and comedy!

The Pushers present Panties in a Twist: The All Female Sketch Comedy Show at The National

Saturday, April 25th at 8pm

$12.50 in advance via, $15 night of the show


ALEXANDRIA – 522 Productions Seeking Art Director

522 Productions is looking for someone to work with their Directors to develop the look, style and feel for their client’s videos and to guide their Motionographers through each project’s motion graphics elements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee art direction for company projects, incorporating client’s branding guidelines into creative development
  • Enhance 522’s visual identity
  • Develop Story/Mood boards for clients
  • Present ideas both internally & externally
  • Concept multiple ideas from a creative brief
  • Efficiently manage multiple projects and work within a budget
  • Continually advance design skills



  • 4-6 years experience in the creative field with a strong design track record
  • Reference Material – such as a Demo Reel
  • A background in Art-Direction and/or Design
  • Mastery of design programs such as Illustrator and After Effects. Experience with Cinema 4D a bonus.
  • Minimum Salary requirements
  • Willingness to break the rules, but smarts to know when not to.
  • Ability to adapt to a client’s expectations while pursuing the most creative option.

If you’re interested, please fill out the form on their Website


WASHINGTON, DC – Casting Call for Vietnamese, Chinese, or Korean Speakers (Male)

Carlyn Davis Casting is looking for UNION AND NON-UNION talent for a SAG CAT 1 Industrial shoot. Auditions will be held sometime between April 23 and May 1, 2015. Shoot will be sometime the week of May 4 or May 11, 2015.

They are looking for the following types:

Asian Males, 25-45. Vietnamese male, Chinese Male, and a Korean Male. All must be fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, or Korean respectively. Being bilingual in English is a plus, but being fluent in Vietnamese, Chinese, or Korean is most important.

If you have any questions or for consideration, please email with your headshot. Please put “Asian Male Casting” in the subject of your email. In the body of the email, please list any unions you are affiliated with (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, AGMA, etc.) if applicable.

Please make sure you include a contact phone number in the email. If you do not have a local VA/MD/DC phone number please indicate where you are currently located. For Chinese speakers, please specify if you speak Mandarin or Cantonese.

They are looking for Washington, DC locals at this time. Please DO NOT submit if you do not fit the breakdown above.


RICHMOND – One-Day Diversity Film Festival Coming to Richmond – April 25th

“Set for April 25 at Movieland’s Criterion Cinemas, the Richmond Diversity Film Festival aims to highlight stories about people of varying ethnicities, sexual orientations, ages, religions, disabilities and socioeconomic status. Spokeswomen Leslie Valenza says that screenings will include feature-length and short films, student films and documentaries.”

Read more here!


CHESTERFIELD – Crew Call for Short Film – April 26, May 2-3 – PAID

A short film is seeking to fill the following crew positions for “She’s Home”, shooting April 26 and May 2-3 in Chesterfield, Va.

  • Gaffer
  • Grip
  • 2nd AC/DIT
  • Camera Operator (experience with a Sony A7S or like is preferable)

This suspense/thriller follows Hank as he is seduced by his employee, Sofia, a young marketing professional, after an informal weekend work session. But will Sofia regret the encounter?

Crew will be paid a nominal fee. Credit, copy and meals will be provided.

Please email contact information and resume to Michael Ivey, director, at