The WOMEN IN FILM & VIDEO Narrative Directors Roundtable (NDR) presents:


With Casting Director/Executive Producer KIMBERLY SKYRME.


Monday, OCTOBER 5, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Studio A, 1233 20th Street NW

Washington DC 20036

(METRO:  DuPont Circle, South Exit).

Kimberly will speak about the Casting/Producing process and share some footage fresh from the narrative feature film “TRI When Surviving Cancer is Not Enough” which she recently cast and is currently executive producing.   Works of NDR members will be featured and given priority, but anyone may submit a weblink and request for one of the limited number of screening slots.  Clips accepted under 5 minutes, preferably less than 3 minutes.  For possible inclusion in screening your narrative work in progress , movie trailer or demo reel, email your weblink and contact information to by noon October 5.  Join them for a lively discussion of film works and bring your ideas about what you need to further develop your film directing or related career as they plan program topics for 2016.

The WIFV Narrative Directors Roundtable meets the first Monday night of each month and is open to all persons interested in the art and craft of Narrative Film Directing and Storytelling including film, television and multi-platform media.  REGISTRATION is FREE.  RSVP requested to reserve your seat at






Film Industry Training Seminar – Oct. 17 and 18

The Film and Television Production Seminar is a two-day workshop designed to provide practical training for an entry level Production Assistant position in the film or television industry.  Participants will gain valuable knowledge and insight into the entertainment industry and will learn about on-set etiquette and protocol from seasoned filmmakers. This valuable training will provide the tools that everyone needs to walk confidently onto any commercial, television, new media, theatre, or movie set.

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·         Understanding the motion picture industry

·         Who’s who on a film set

·         Script breakdown

·         Scheduling procedures and techniques

·         Film set language, protocol and etiquette

·         Production paperwork overview

·         Health and safety practices

·         Production Assistant duties and responsibilities

·         How to get a job

The Faculty

The seminar will be taught by Scott Carter, a Virginia-based Assistant Director and actor whose credits include The Wire, Lake City, The New Daughter and America’s Most Wanted.  He will be joined by Scotty Curlee, Assistant Professor of Cinematic Arts at Liberty University and founder and Executive Producer of Red Cloud Productions and Gloriana Wills, who most recently worked as First Assistant Director for Shooting the Prodigal.  The class was developed by Gary Romolo Fiorelli, an accomplished Assistant Director for film and television, whose credits include Sons of Anarchy, Mistresses, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Blades of Glory. 

WHEN:  October 17 & 18. 9 AM – 5 PM

WHERE:  Greenfield Education & Training Center, Dalefield, VA. (near Roanoke)

COST:  $125.  Students, veterans Virginia Production Alliance members $75

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION:  Call 540-966-3984 or visit


“Film Incentives in Virginia” – VPA Hampton Roads General Meeting

Virginia Film Office Deputy Director Mary Nelson will be the guest speaker at the October 6 Virginia Production Alliance General Meeting in Hampton Roads. She will explain what film incentive are, how they work, and why they have become such an integral part of film and television production worldwide. Mary is a longtime friend and supporter of the Virginia Production Alliance, and she will speak about the VPA’s leadership role for the industry and how you can become an advocate on behalf of film and television production in Virginia.

Tuesday October 6th
Regent University Communications Building
1000 Regent University Drive
Screening Room A
Meet and greet at 6:30PM, Meeting starts at 7PM
Meeting is free for all VPA members, $5 fee for all non-members

Virginia Production Alliance
Inspire. Advocate. Collaborate.


CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia Film Festival 2015 Line-up Announced – November 5th-8th


The Virginia Film Festival returns to Charlottesville for its 28th year from November 5-8 with a collection of more than 100 films ranging from highly-anticipated first-run features to compelling documentaries as well as new works by the industry’s most exciting up-and-coming filmmakers and outstanding films from around the world, and right here in Virginia.

The Virginia Film Festival is presented by the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts.

This year’s guest list will be highlighted by actor Meg Ryan with her directorial debut Ithaca, filmed in Virginia; legendary director Oliver Stone; noted writer and activist Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart); celebrated film critic and historian Leonard Maltin; Emmy Award®-winning actor Cherry Jones; actor Scott Haze in his directorial debut documentary Mully, along with Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Moll; actor Maddie Hasson; and cast members from the upcoming filmed-in-Virginia PBS Civil War dramatic series Mercy Street, including Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline); Tara Summers (Boston Legal), and Central Virginia native Hannah James.

“This year’s Virginia Film Festival will offer audiences an incredibly strong program of films that once again run the gamut of cinematic experiences. We are thrilled to welcome back Oliver Stone for a conversation about his extraordinary Academy Award-winning film Born on the Fourth of July. We are honored to be hosting Meg Ryan in celebration of her directorial debut and are looking forward to showcasing another Virginia production, the new PBS Civil War dramatic series Mercy Street. And we are honored to welcome the Tony® and Emmy® -winning writer and LGBT activist Larry Kramer, who has for decades stopped at nothing to help gay men and women literally fight for their lives.”

Along with the headline names, Kielbasa said, comes a reaffirmed commitment to cinematic discovery. “We have, as always, focused on creating a program that is as deep and broad as the interests and passions of our unique VFF audiences, and have further expanded our efforts to share new voices and talents with our audiences by bringing in a wide array of emerging filmmakers working across a vast landscape of genres, styles, and topics.”

View this year’s schedule online.


WASHINGTON DC – National Archives Film Screening – October 14, 7PM

Projections of America (Film Screening)
  • Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

During the darkest hour of World War II, a team of idealistic U.S. Government filmmakers hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world. As Allied forces liberated Western Europe, the propaganda effort that accompanied the military campaign centered on 26 short documentaries about American life targeted at the newly liberated populations. The “Projections of America” films presented stories of cowboys and oilmen, farmers and window washers, immigrants and school children—capturing both the optimism and the contradictions of American democracy.

More than a documentary about filmmaking, Projections of America (2014; 52 minutes) is a story about the audacity of trying to build a better world in the midst of the most devastating conflict in human history. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring filmmakers Peter Miller and Antje Boehmert; and Victoria Riskin, daughter of writer Robert Riskin and actress Fay Wray.

To reserve a seat:


WASHINGTON DC – National Archives Film Screening – October 2, 7PM

Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays (Film Screening)
  • Date: Friday, October 02, 2015
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

This documentary explores the not-so-distant past when gays and lesbians were considered “unsuitable” for Federal employment. Thousands lost or were denied jobs and the FBI secretly collected hundreds of thousands of files on the sex lives of American citizens. The film is narrated by journalist Michael Isikoff, who will lead a panel discussion following the screening with Charles Francis, president of the Mattachine Society of DC; and Paul Thompson a partner in the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emory.

This program is presented by the National Archives in partnership with Stonewall@NARA, the National Archives LGBTQ employee affinity group.

To reserve a seat:




NOVA – Casting Non-Union Digital Ad Campaigns – Paid

Casting roles in two non-union digital ad campaigns (non political) – All positions PAID.  Northern Virginia/DC local.

Campaign shooting next Thursday-

40’s Male – “Average Joe” in business attire

Campaign shooting in late October, date TBD

late 20’s Male – fit, military look a plus, playing a very intense instructor.

20-something male – “average Joe”

20-something female- innocent “doe-eyed” look.
Please send head shots/resumes and links to video work if you can:

Very helpful to have demo reel.


RICHMOND – Online Casting Call for Commercial – PAID


Production Title: The Night We Knew

Production Type:  Short Promotional Video

Project Length: 3 minutes

Compensation: $200 (+10% for agents)

Video Submission Deadline: October 15th

***Please send a submission video or demo reel showcasing your ability to convey emotion silently (through the use of facial expressions and/or body language) based on the synopsis below***

Shooting dates: TBD–Late November or December

Synopsis: Short commercial narrative to be published online at and advertised on various social media platforms in early 2016.

Video depicts 2 young lovers sneaking out at night and facing some suspense as a light turns on in the girl’s house. They run away giggling and fall to the ground, sharing a moment as the boy plucks a nearby flower for her. Flash forward 20 years later to see the same boy fastening a necklace around the girl’s neck. The necklace pendant is the same flower from that night, now artfully transformed into a wearable reminder of their love.

Character Bios:

[VICTORIA] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 17] Rebellious, fun-loving, high-school aged girl. She’s excitable and has a soft spot for her male counterpart.

[MATTHEW] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 17-20] Edgy, but kindhearted young man in love with Victoria. Maybe a little punk-rock, maybe a little awkward.

[VICTORIA – AGED] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 35-45] Grown up version of Victoria from scene 1. No dialogue, but has to convey a sense of sentimental awe at her husband’s gift.

[MATTHEW – AGED] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 35-50] Grown up version of Matthew from scene 1. His only line is “Happy Anniversary,” but has to express a deep sense of love and reminiscence for his wife in the scene.

Please email your resume, headshot, and video audition to




11th Street Productions, a NYC Production Company, is casting for a new series about people who are dealing with infidelity and are trying to figure out WHAT’S NEXT?

To submit yourself of nominate someone you think fits this description, please email us at and submit:

  • Your full name, age, and contact information (email and phone number)
  • A brief bio of your personality and a recent photo of yourself


GRANT OPPORTUNITY – Deadline Sept. 30th, 2015 – $38 – $48 fee

The Final application deadline for  Roy W. Dean Fall Grant is here:Postmark deadline is September 30th.

Grant details:

The grant seeks films that are unique and make a contribution to society.  The winner receives $3,000 cash and close to $30,000 in film products and services to use to complete their film.  Films can be documentaries, short films, features, or webisodes.  Deadline for submission is September 30, 2015.

The grant includes some very unique and exceptional prizes.  Award winning composer David Raiklen will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music and score for their project.  David recently provided music for the Emmy award and Roy W. Dean Grant award winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”.  Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.

Other prizes awarded the grant winner a 4TB G-Raid from G-Technology, a 25% discount on Artbeat’s royalty-free stock footage, 35% off post production services from Solvent Dreams, and 50% Discount for linking services, cells, walkie-talkies from Linking Systems and more from many heartfelt donors.

Even if you don’t win the grant, you win something valuable.  Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from Carole Dean or a board member of  From The Heart Productions which sponsors the grant.

You can apply for the grant at

For more information, please email or call 805-984-0098


PETERSBURG, VA – Study With Coney Island Star, Aaron Jackson – October 16th to 18th – $60-225

Study with Coney Island Star, AARON JACKSON

October 16th-18th, Petersburg, VA – Hollywood Acting Coach, AARON JACKSON Teaches the Tips and Tricks to Success in this Industry!

Aaron will be coming to Petersburg to work with actors wanting to pursue acting as a career. He will work with you on how to land the role you want. I highly encourage seasoned actors as well as actors who have little to no camera experience to train with him. Aaron will help you become be the best you can be. His classes will help you to grow as an actor! If you are already a Coney cast or crew member, special discounts apply!! Contact for details.

Coney Island Director, Tracey Frame is hosting this workshop at her Theatre in Petersburg, VA. Work closely with Aaron and fellow actors on your technique and gain confidence, experience and valuable knowledge as an actor. Learn more about Aaron here:

You won’t want to miss this one. It’s going to be a fun-filled weekend of training and on-camera preparation for TV/FILM. Are you on top of your game and ready for your next audition?

Register today! Seating is limited. For more information and to register, simply follow this link:

How you are perceived in front of the Camera.
• Improv: Get to know yourself and think on your feet.
• A sure-fire technique of breaking down your characters/scenes.
• Commit to your choices.
• Be prepared for your next audition.
• How to best market yourself as an actor.

• Friday, Oct 16th ~ 6-10pm: $60
• Saturday, Oct 17th ~ 10am-6pm: $120
• Sunday, Oct 18th ~ 9am-3pm: $90
• BEST DEAL: Full Weekend: $225,
(213) 453-6059


ASHLAND–Full-time Videographer Position available

Randolph Macon College’s Marketing and Communications department is looking for a full-time Videographer/Interactive Specialist.


If you want to practice your creative skills in a supportive environment like RMC and have the opportunity to grow in a Marketing/Communications role in Higher Education or Non-Profit, please click the link below for more information.  YOU MUST WANT A FULL-TIME POSITION to APPLY.   Please do not inquire with RMC if you don’t want to make this commitment, they will not hire contractors or freelancers for this position.


PLEASE include a Demo Reel with your submission.   Extra points if you explain what role you took in those productions on your Demo Reel :-).

Follow the link below for the application:


2015 Adrenaline Film Project-Accepting Applications through Oct. 16

The Virginia Film Festival is now accepting applications for the 12th Anniversary of the Adrenaline Film Project. AFP is a 72-hour, highly-caffeinated filmmaking competition where three-person teams of filmmakers work together to write, cast, shoot, and edit a film in only three days!


AFP provides a unique experience for aspiring filmmakers, where teams are mentored by professional filmmakers to create short films that include a specific line of dialogue and prop within assigned genres. The competition culminates in a public screening of the films during the 28th Annual Virginia Film Festival.


Find more information and submission forms at the 2015 Adrenaline Website. Applications are due Friday, October 16th at 5:00 p.m.


Questions? Contact


Charlottesville – Equestrian Horse Training for Actors – Oct. 10

GOT HORSES?  Yep…horses are included for this workshop!  Liquid Talent? will have another round of Equestrian Training for Actors on October 10th at Preddy Creek!  We are already working with casting on upcoming projects for skilled equestrian actors.

Here are the details….limited spaces available…please choose the session of interest to you!  Reserve your spot early!