CHARLOTTESVILLE_arvold LIVE conversation_Nov. 15

The actor’s persona: honing your craft through self-awareness

An arvold LIVE conversation: chapter five

What’s your type…and how can knowing your type help your career?  Please join casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, casting associate Jen Ingulli and acting coach Richard Warner in a discussion about the actor’s persona.

Participants will explore how an actor can discover, shape and present oneself in the most optimal way to casting directors, agents and directors.  Erica, Richard and Jen will share ideas and lead the group in creative exercises to discover each participant’s own professional persona.

The arvold LIVE conversations explore the philosophical and pragmatic aspects of maintaining as well as growing your career, polishing and refining your craft, and keeping yourself healthy, physically and mentally.

Saturday, November 15

1-4pm

Charlottesville, VA

**Please note: This chapter will be particularly interactive and introspective; please be ready to participate in a dynamic session that will involve self-assessment and review in a group environment.

Tickets are $60/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 amy.quick@arvold.com.

 

 

 

        

Adrenaline Film Project Registration Deadline Extension – Now 10/22!

The deadline to apply for the 11th Anniversary of the Adrenaline Film Project has been EXTENDED to this Wednesday 10/22 @ 5PM! 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!

The competition culminates in a public screening of the films during the 27th Annual Virginia Film Festival.

AFP provides a one-of-a-kind 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.

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! Info & Registration options below!

 

        

VA-Indiegogo Campaign for JMU Alumni web series “weekends”

weekends: 7 days left to support indie filmmakers from JMU’s Media Arts and Design School (SMAD)

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/weekends

We are asking for help with recouping the expenses in making this series, including renting all of the camera equipment, money spent to feed our cast & crew that worked completely for free, and all of the travel expenses for our shoots in Virginia Beach, Harrisonburg, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and the Eastern Shore. We are also budgeting to submit to film festivals, and to host the series on a website.

We are asking for help in raising $4500, which is below the budget we will have spent on our series. Each episode cost a little over $1000 to produce, so even if we match the goal we have set, we are still creating the series at a loss.

Because this campaign is so important to all of the struggling filmmakers that worked on this series, we are pledging several different rewards for donating, including signed copies of the script, HD downloads of an episode of your choice, and links to early viewings of each episode a few days before they premiere online.

        

RICHMOND – Casting for “She’s Home” – Paid

Casting is now going on for roles in “She’s Home”:

Writer/Director/Producer: Michael C. Ivey
Assistant Director: Scott Carter
Director of Photography: Bill Ku
Producer: Kevin Heraldo

Start Date: November 15-16, 2014. Call times may vary.
Location: Richmond, Va. area

“She’s Home” is a suspense/thriller that follows a character named Hank as he is seduced by his employee Sofia, a young marketing professional, following an informal weekend work session. But will Sofia regret the encounter?

ROLES:

HANKMid to late 30s. Caucasian Male. A likable leader and husband who has worked diligently toward his goals, personally and professionally. More recently, Hank would rather spend time pushing his company to new heights than enjoying his success with his lovely wife. Usually with a mild temperament, Hank’s hiding a dark secret beneath his professional facade. He’s a natural introvert but an incredibly bright entrepreneur.

SOFIA – Early to Mid 20s. Caucasian Female. This stunning red head is Hank’s assistant and right-hand woman. She’s a rising star at Hank’s company and his trusted protégé. However, her Monica Lewinsky complex may lead to her downfall. She burns the candle at both ends and has little pity for those who aren’t taking life by the horns.

GEORGEMid to late 30s. A loyal account manager who loves to light up the room with a joke or one-liner. An opportunist waiting for a sudden move up the company ladder, he’s handsome, athletic and an extrovert.

RAYLate 20s to early 30s. A whiney, no-nonsense employee who wants to earn a paycheck and enjoy it far away from his office. As a jack-of-all trades, he can design, code, analyze and help strategize on all levels of a client’s projects, but he’s not someone you want in the pitch meeting. What he lacks in polish, he makes up for in intuitiveness.

ANNAEarly 30s. Hank’s wife is supportive of his goals, but has been neglected during his rise to the top. This fit, attractive woman has sacrificed having children because of Hank’s hectic, self-imposed work schedule.

TO SUBMIT:

Please e-mail contact information, pictures/reel, and resume to shes.home.casting@gmail.com with the role that you would like to be considered for. We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY in the next two weeks.

        

PETERSBURG_Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival_Oct.17-19

The Legacy Media Institute & the City of Petersburg bring you the Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival starting TOMORROW, Oct. 17, through Oct. 19! This year’s theme is how film and music influence culture. 

 

In celebration of the art of filmmaking, the Festival will present an international showcase of culturally diverse films, while providing local, national, and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed, appreciated, and discussed. The Festival will serve as a vehicle to initiate open dialogue on issues and ideas that build community and cultural awareness and appreciation.

The three-day festival will show a wonderful variety of films, facilitate discussions, feature spoken word, music, and a block party, all in Petersburg & Fort Lee!

Tickets & all the details here:  
http://lmi-iff.org/#sthash.Xl9cikHC.dpbs

        

LYNCHBURG_Bilingual Translator Needed_PAID

Life Focus Pictures is seeking a bilingual translator (English & Spanish, preferably Spanish as a first language) for an upcoming shoot December 5-7 in Lynchburg, VA. Three short scripts will need to be translated into Spanish prior to the shoot. You do not have to be a native speaker but you must be proficient in conversational Spanish. Must be available December 5-7 and willing to work with children. Estimated daily shoot time 8 hours. $750 for the project. In order to be considered, you must submit the form on our site http://www.lifefocuspictures.com/jobs/ by OCTOBER 31ST.

        

Richmond_Casting Call for Short Film “She’s Home”_PAID

Casting roles for the short film “She’s Home”

Writer/Director/Producer: Michael C. Ivey

Assistant Director: Scott Carter

Director of Photography: Bill Ku

Producer: Kevin Heraldo

Start Date: November 15-16, 2014. Call times may vary.

Location: Richmond, Va. area

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

“She’s Home” is a suspense/thriller that follows a character named Hank as he is seduced by his employee Sofia, a young marketing professional, following an informal weekend work session. But will Sofia regret the encounter?

ROLES:

HANK – Mid to late 30s. Caucasian Male. A likable leader and husband who has worked diligently toward his goals, personally and professionally. More recently, Hank would rather spend time pushing his company to new heights than enjoying his success with his lovely wife. Usually with a mild temperament, Hank’s hiding a dark secret beneath his professional facade. He’s a natural introvert but an incredibly bright entrepreneur.

SOFIA – Early to Mid 20s. Caucasian Female. This stunning red head is Hank’s assistant and right-hand woman. She’s a rising star at Hank’s company and his trusted protégé. However, her Monica Lewinsky complex may lead to her downfall. She burns the candle at both ends and has little pity for those who aren’t taking life by the horns.

GEORGE – Mid to late 30s. A loyal account manager who loves to light up the room with a joke or one-liner. An opportunist waiting for a sudden move up the company ladder, he’s handsome, athletic and an extrovert.

RAY – Late 20s to early 30s. A whiney, no-nonsense employee who wants to earn a paycheck and enjoy it far away from his office. As a jack-of-all trades, he can design, code, analyze and help strategize on all levels of a client’s projects, but he’s not someone you want in the pitch meeting. What he lacks in polish, he makes up for in intuitiveness.

ANNA – Early 30s. Hank’s wife is supportive of his goals, but has been neglected during his rise to the top. This fit, attractive woman has sacrificed having children because of Hank’s hectic, self-imposed work schedule.

TO SUBMIT:

Please e-mail contact information, pictures/reel, and resume to shes.home.casting@gmail.com with the role that you would like to be considered for. We will be having auditions by appointment ONLY in the next two weeks.

        

ARLINGTON_Executive Producer Full Time Position_PAID

Position/Title: Executive Producer- Evening or Day

Details:

Make your mark in Broadcasting. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the nation, programming 167 stations located in 77 geographically diverse markets after pending transactions. Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believes in a vision and is dedicated to making Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc a communications powerhouse. We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

 WJLA-TV has an immediate opening for an energetic and creative Executive Producer to oversee overall news content for fairness, balance and accuracy.

 The ideal candidate will produce daily newscasts and oversee production of newscasts and special programming. You will work closely with the other producers and reporters on daily selection and coverage. As a newsroom leader, the expectation is that the Executive Producer will lead by example.

 

Responsibilities:

 -Produce shows, script reviews.

-Manage and train other Producers.

-Special projects.

-Planning and overseeing continuity into upcoming newscasts.

-Other responsibilities as assigned.

 Vacancy Type:

Full Time

Closing Date:

11/16/2014

City:

Arlington, VA – 22209

URL:

http://www.wjla.com

Experience:

-Four-year degree in journalism or communications preferred.

 -Successful candidate will have had at least 4 years experience in broadcast journalism as a producer, or equivalent experience

Requirements:

-Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives.

-Great people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating

Contact:

Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Please apply online by going to www.sbgi.net/employment

        

RICHMOND_Casting Call_PAID

CASTING – Background actors for industrial video to shoot in Richmond, VA on the 28th, 29th, and 30th of October.

SEEKING:

  • Men and Women, 30’s to 50’s, to play guests at a dinner party, volunteers at a community event, and/or parents at a graduation party.
  • Kids, ages 13 – 17, to play volunteers at community event.

Rate: $200/day

For consideration, please send headshot (or very recent picture) to creativecastingrva@gmail.com. Include in the subject line “Creative Casting Background Actor”, and please include which day(s) you are available – October 28th, 29th, and 30th.

        

DC_Script Readers_PAID

Boundary Stone Films is looking for a few good readers to provide coverage (2-3 pages) on spec scripts and manuscripts (mainly novels and narrative nonfiction). They will provide sample coverage and coverage criteria/guidelines to qualified candidates. Pay commensurate with experience (screenwriting experience preferred). Please submit a brief bio along with a description of relevant experience to this e-mail: khrisbaxter@gmail.com

        

Legacy Media International Film Festival – THIS WEEKEND! Oct. 17 – 19

The Legacy Media Institute & the City of Petersburg bring you the Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival starting TOMORROW, Oct. 17, through Oct. 19! This year’s theme is how film and music influence culture. 

The three-day festival will show a wonderful variety of films, facilitate discussions, feature spoken word, music, and a block party, all in Petersburg & Fort Lee!

Tickets & all the details: http://lmi-iff.org/#sthash.Xl9cikHC.dpbs

        

DC Independent Film Festival Accepting Submissions

2015 Festival Call for Submissions

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FROM AUGUST 20 – DECEMBER 10, 2014

We welcome submissions in the following categories:

  • Narrative features
  • Short films
  • Documentaries (feature and short)
  • Animation
  • Experimental; any length up to 2 hours in all categories
  • High School Student Film Showcase and Competition (films up to 30 mins.) – Free Submission to November 25th, 2014 deadline.
  • Student Films (Please Note: Student films under 20 mins. are free up until the September 30th, 2014 submission deadline with a valid student I.D., but there is a fee for submissions from November 01-December 10, 2014.)

We are open to films of any genre except adult films and in any language (with subtitles). We do not have a section dedicated to family films, but love films that appeal to the child in us all.  We always have a horror film section, in honor of a genre that has been an important launching point for independent filmmakers. DCIFF 2014 also welcomes open source films, art films and interactive films and the wide spectrum of documentary formats and issues including advocacy films.

Stipulations: We put a great deal of effort, time and attention into promoting the films selected for screening and competition and in this way, have aided many a filmmaker on the road to success, more success, awards, distribution and networking, but we can only do so if the following rules are followed:

Metro DC Film Premieres required (we do accept films that have had private screenings in DC), East Coast and US Premieres preferred; all films completed within one year of the date of submission to DCIFF; if your film is still in process we will accept submission but DCIFF will remove a film from final selection if it is not completed by the end of December 2014; while we have screened films that are available in their entirety for public viewing online, this is not our preference and we check every film we select accordingly.  Our reasonable submission fees are entirely used to cover the cost of filmmaker support: press, screenings, seminars and outreach. DCIFF is a volunteer-run festival with a fifteen year track record.

Follow for information on how to submit your work: http://dciff-indie.org/submissionscall/

        

Yorktown- Actor’s Workshop- $116

ACTOR’S WORKSHOP with

Celebrity ActingCoach/Director AARON JACKSON!

 BE READY FOR YOUR NEXT AUDITION

 Yorktown, VA ~ October 26th

Study with Acting Coach/Director, AARON JACKSON and gainconfidence, experience and valuable knowledge as an actor. Whether you are a beginner ora seasoned actor looking to hone your skills, Aaron will give you the straight facts about thisindustry. He shares his 30+ years of experience in the business; teaching Monologue & Scene Study, Improv, Character Breakdown &TV/FILM Audition technique. This will be anintensive day of training where each actor will received individual attention.

To attend this high energy, fun filled and information packedworkshop, simply follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/actors-workshop-with-aaron-jackson-yorktown-va-october-26th-tickets-13288258539

REGISTER EARLY to secure your spot. Space is limited.

lisa@theaaronjackson.com, www.theaaronjackson.com, 213-453-6059

        

Horizon Award for College Students and Recent Grads

Submit to receive “an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival”

When it comes to fostering female directing talent, support and mentorship can’t come soon enough. To that end, a group of producers, media companies, and film organizations have come together to launch the Horizon Award for college students and recent grads.

According to the press release, the recipient of the inaugural award will receive “an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival under the mentorship of Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t CryKill Your Darlings), Lynette Howell (Blue ValentineThe Place Beyond the Pines), Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers ClubLee Daniels’ The Butler), and other prominent power players (such as Michelle Satter of Sundance Institute and Cathy Schulman of Women In Film) in order to give them some insight into the film business and its inner workings.”

Applicants can submit a short film (two minutes or less) from now until the deadline on November 30, 2014 to the Horizon Award’s website (www.horizonaward.org). The winner will chosen by Vachon, Howell, Elwes, and a panel of notable female directors (to be announced later).

Participating sponsors also include Twitter, Vimeo, The Black List, Sundance Institute, Women In Film, and Indiegogo.

Here’s where you can show your support for women directors. The Horizon org has begun fundraising to raise the $15,000 to fund the award and help cover travel, lodging, and any other necessary expenditures in Park City, as well as the further development of the award in years to come. The first $5,000 will be matched by Elwes.

Contribute to the Indiegogo campaign here.

        

DC Independent Film Festival 2015 Call for Submissions!

DC Independent Film Festival 2015 Call for Submissions! Details below.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FROM AUGUST 20 – DECEMBER 10, 2014

We welcome submissions in the following categories:

  • Narrative features
  • Short films
  • Documentaries (feature and short)
  • Animation
  • Experimental; any length up to 2 hours in all categories
  • High School Student Film Showcase and Competition (films up to 30 mins.) – Free Submission to November 25th, 2014 deadline.
  • Student Films (Please Note: Student films under 20 mins. are free up until the September 30th, 2014 submission deadline with a valid student I.D., but there is a fee for submissions from November 01-December 10, 2014.)

We are open to films of any genre except adult films and in any language (with subtitles). We do not have a section dedicated to family films, but love films that appeal to the child in us all.  We always have a horror film section, in honor of a genre that has been an important launching point for independent filmmakers. DCIFF 2014 also welcomes open source films, art films and interactive films and the wide spectrum of documentary formats and issues including advocacy films.

Stipulations: We put a great deal of effort, time and attention into promoting the films selected for screening and competition and in this way, have aided many a filmmaker on the road to success, more success, awards, distribution and networking, but we can only do so if the following rules are followed:

Metro DC Film Premieres required (we do accept films that have had private screenings in DC), East Coast and US Premieres preferred; all films completed within one year of the date of submission to DCIFF; if your film is still in process we will accept submission but DCIFF will remove a film from final selection if it is not completed by the end of December 2014; while we have screened films that are available in their entirety for public viewing online, this is not our preference and we check every film we select accordingly.  Our reasonable submission fees are entirely used to cover the cost of filmmaker support: press, screenings, seminars and outreach. DCIFF is a volunteer-run festival with a fifteen year track record.

Follow for information on how to submit your work:

 http://dciff-indie.org/submissionscall/