Washington D.C._WUSA TV Station Hiring Executive Producer

Executive Producer

WUSA is looking for an Executive Producer who can join our team of journalists.  Applicants must have major, breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, newscast producing expertise and fully understand the needs of our audience across all our platforms. We are looking for someone who is committed to the importance of daily news as well as the lifestyle content that can make our shows interesting, relevant, memorable and energizing.  This position requires leadership, solid decision making skills and the ability to work well in a dynamic newsroom environment.  Successful applicants must submit a vision for news, writing samples and copies of full newscasts in which they were involved in the broadcast decisions.  Candidates must have social media experience and leadership in the digital content areas.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing the overall news coverage for on-air and online.  Includes planning, story selection, and execution of daily newscasts.

Responsibilities

  • Plans coverage, story selection and ensures effective delivery of daily newscasts.
  • Manages the daily performance of Producers and their shows.  Supports producers by providing editorial skills, copy editing, creative production and storytelling skills.
  • Works with reporters on story concepts to execution.
  • Participates in daily editorial meetings.
  • Plans strategies for sweeps and key rating periods.
  • Assists News Director in communicating newsroom policy.
  • Manages schedules.

Requirements

  • 5 years television producing experience; College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in creative content production
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Digital content skills in dot-com and social platform
  • Strong communication skills, conflict management and customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast paced environment and deadline driven environment.

Note:  You must apply online. Please upload writing samples and add demo web link to your online resume. Mailed-in demos and resumes will not be accepted.  Apply online here.

We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status. We solicit your assistance on this opening and future possible openings.

        

Washington D.C._The Washington Jewish Film Festival Hiring House Manager

The Washington Jewish Film Festival House Manager Position

The Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) brings together over 15,000 people to watch contemporary, award-winning cinema from around the world that explores the full diversity of the Jewish experience and aims to expand audience perspectives.

In addition, the Festival exhibits entertaining and thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from around the world year-round at the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater. Most screenings are accompanied by speakers including filmmakers, academics, and subject matter experts.

The WJFF is seeking several energetic, highly organized, and motivated team members to act as House Managers at venues around Washington, DC during the 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival. This year’s festival will take place February 19-March 1, 2015.

The WJFF House Manager positions are temporary, part-time, and hourly. There will be reimbursement for mileage and/or public transportation to and from venues and the DCJCC office. House managers will receive paid training prior to the festival and will work until the culmination of the festival.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ticket sales and will call management
  • On-site volunteer management
  • Venue management; oversee screenings
  • Daily pickup and dropoff of box office materials at DCJCC

Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Detailed oriented and great problem solver

How to apply:

Please send a resume and short letter of interest to feliciap@washingtondcjcc.org – No phone calls, please. Hiring will be completed in mid-January and done on a rolling basis.

        

Washington D.C._National Geographic Channel Hiring Executive Producer

Executive Producer (FNG0003757)

Description

The Executive Producer is responsible for the development of programming and the supervision of that programming through delivery and broadcast. He/she must successfully collaborate with production companies to provide editorial guidance that enables producers to create compelling visual content with powerful storytelling, resulting in entertaining programs that meet/exceed ratings goals. He/she must protect programming investment dollars by making sure budgets are reasonable and that production companies deliver according to expectation.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with producers to implement the Channel’s programming strategy during every phase of production:  pre-production, casting, scripting, rough-cuts, fine cut and final delivery.  The EP is the principle editorial voice on assigned projects and tasked with maintaining the Channel’s core values.
  • Create high quality, entertaining and engaging programming that exceeds ratings targets.
  • Collaborate with the internal development team in maintaining robust relationships with production companies in order to generate new programming ideas for the network.
  • Team up with the development department in reviewing and preparing select pitches for pre-greenlight and greenlight meetings and take the lead in renewal process for continuing series.
  • Work closely with Production Management to maintain highest editorial standards within budgetary requirements.  Provide timely feedback to production companies to maintain production schedule and to make sure all contractual obligations are met.
  • Deliver shows that are on budget and schedule.
  • Work closely with Research to increase TSV and ratings, coordinate with Marketing, Communications and Digital to provide necessary information and materials to drive ratings and advertising revenue.
  • Produce shows that are successfully marketed, promoted as well as provide ancillary content for website and other assets.
  • Foster respectful, collaborative and strong relationships with internal Channel staff and external producers and production companies.
  • Create a work environment that has open communication, trust, respect and honesty.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years, high-level, supervisory editorial experience overseeing cable non-fiction program production for production company or cable network.

Division Description

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status,protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected

Apply online here

 

        

RAPPAHANNOCK – Film Festival at Little Washington Submission Deadline Jan 31!

The Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community will hold its first film festival on April 10-12, 2015 in Washington, Virginia (the first Washington, laid out by the teenage George). The festival will feature films that celebrate the talent and unique beauty of the scenic county.

Deadline for submissions is January 31. 

Rappahannock County is home to many professional and emerging filmmakers.  Films considered for the festival will include those made by full or part-time county residents, films that include county locations or films that feature county residents.  Individuals who wish to submit films for consideration can obtain an entry form and instructions at www.raac.org.

Films will be shown Friday through Sunday at the Theatre at Washington, VA.  Filmmakers will conduct Q&As and mingle over coffee, wine and food.  In addition, the festival will feature a pop-up movie hall, where filmmakers  can offer sneak previews of works in progress and solicit feedback from the audience.

Event website: http://www.raac.org/filmfest.html

For more info on submissions, contact filmfestlittlewash@gmail.com

 

        

Washington_Hollywood On the Potomac, Dinner and Movie Program_begins Jan 23_$25 fee

The Woman’s National Democratic Club and WIFV present

Hollywood on the Potomac How the Movies View Washington, DC
Friday January 23, 2015
This is the first in a new series of dinner and movie nights on the 4th Friday of the month at the WNDC!  We will be featuring movies made by DC-based filmmakers!

Woman’s National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(Dupont Circle Metro)
6:00 Registration and Dinner
7:00 Program, Q&A, Book Signing

$25 (includes light supper); cash bar available

Mike Canning has long been fascinated by movies, seeing his first film in his home town of Fargo, North Dakota, at the precocious age of four, hence inspiring his second career: going to the “flickers. In that second career, he has reviewed movies for the Hill Rag newspaper for over 20 years. He has also written on film, public affairs, politics and on the depiction of Washington politics and the US Congress in American feature films. He was a Foreign Service Officer for 28 years, working as a press and cultural officer in eight countries.

Hollywood on the Potomac offers a comprehensive look at how Washington, DC has been portrayed as either subject, setting, or background in American films. Canning will show clippings of movies depicting Washington. He will sell and sign copies of his book.

Reserve online at www.democraticwoman.org or telephone (202) 232-7363 ext. 3003

Or register online here
February 27 we will screen Tale of the Tongs by Judith Dwan Hallet and Stanley Hallet

March 27 we will screen several shorts in conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival

        

Washinton_”Media That Matters: Tools of the Trade”_Feb 19-20

The Center for Media & Social Impact at American University invites you to

Media That Matters: Tools of the Trade

this February 19-20 in Washington, DC

Media That Matters is an annual gathering of established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communication leaders, funders, scholars and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices for making socially-engaged media.

This two-day event includes a variety of panels and discussions on the risks of making “dangerous docs,” tools for impact design and measurement, the future of public television, and more.

New this year, there will also be a media showcase where you can meet and talk with innovative media makers. Visit cmsimpact.org/mtmdc to view the agenda and register.

We would appreciate it if you could pass on this information to the media makers you know, and let students know they can register for the conference at a discounted rate. Feel free to contact us with questions at cmsimpact@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in February!

        

The 2015 Richmond International Film Festival Lineup Announced! 2/26 – 3/1

The Richmond International Film Festival, 2/26/15 – 3/1/15, has announced its 2015 selections! More than 120 films from over 25 countries will be screened over four days at multiple venues.

The opening night of films will include a screening of Wish You Well Movie based on the David Baldacci novel, and starring Josh Lucas and Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn, as well as this year’s Golden Globe nominated Force Majeure, Sweden’s official Oscar entry this year for Best Foreign Language Film.Check out the article below for a list of more of the wonderful film selections and events planned for this year’s festival, and links to the event website!

Article with line-up highlights: http://rvanews.com/entertainment/richmond-international-film-festival-announces-2015-selections/121282

Festival website with all the info:  http://rvafilmfestival.com/

        

Ask An Entertainment Lawyer Night @ Richmond VPA District Meeting 1/26!

Do you have a legal question about a film or television deal? Has your book contract gone awry? Do you just have some nagging entertainment law on your mind? Here’s your chance to get your questions answered. Kirk Schroder is a nationally recognized entertainment lawyer and will gladly field Virginia Production Alliance audience questions about entertainment legal business matters, at the Richmond District meeting 1/26. Kirk is a former chair of the American Bar Association Entertainment & Sports Law section and is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in entertainment law. Even if you don’t have a specific question, it will be fun to learn things that you might have not know before!

ArtWorks: 320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224
General Admission $5 for non-members and free to VPA members.

        

RVA – Casting for Season Finale of TURN: Washington’s Spies!

The big battle is coming! Be a part of the exciting finale of the second season of TURN: Washington’s Spies. Arvold Casting is seeking men 18 to 50’s, clean shaven (with waists no larger than 38) to portray soldiers on both sides of the Revolutionary War.

All hands on deck for his one: Continentals, Militia, Rangers, Redcoats, Hessians…whether you have already worked this season or not, please submit the form below to be considered for these special days.

These Battle Soldier roles are needed for MULTIPLE DAYS: Tuesday, January 27th, Wednesday January 28th and Thursday, January 29th, with a rain date of Friday, January 30th.

Filming is in Charles City, VA but there will be a courtesy shuttle provided from the Production office in Richmond (near the racetrack) for those who would prefer that option.

Rate for these Battle Soldier roles and dates will be at least $100/day. Both Non-Union and Union members are encouraged to submit.

Join up now! Even if you have already submitted to be an extra or worked previously as an extra, to be considered for these special Battle Soldier roles, please submit this form:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VUoIvqO1YAksb63JaPUl14YT651lKi9ucsbU-5k9mr0/viewform?usp=send_form

Once you submit, if you haven’t heard from us within 48 hours, please email us at casting@arvold.comto make certain we’ve received your information.

Any questions or to send us any required pics, email us at casting@arvold.com.

See the full casting notice for more details:  http://arvoldcasting.com/casting-calls/amc-turn-washingtons-spies-male-battle-soldiers/

Thank you!

Arvold Casting

 

 

Casting Assistant

arvold.

www.arvold.com

 

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Hampton Roads – Acting Workshop with Aaron Jackson – Jan 30 toFeb 1

NEW YEAR SUCCESS…Commitment to training!  

Jan 31st & Feb 1st, Hampton Roads, VA

Come study with Celebrity Acting Coach/Director, AARON JACKSON and learn who you are in front of the camera, improve your audition technique, understand character breakdown as well as monologue and scene prep. You’ll gain confidence, experience and valuable knowledge as an actor.

Our first workshop of the year is scheduled for Hampton Roads, VA; Jan 30th-Feb 1st. This small personalized class is focused on TV/FILM with individualized instruction and on-camera technique.

The workshops will focus on the following areas: perception, character building, playback review, improve, and how to market oneself as an actor.

Details and tickets can be found here:    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/actors-workshop-premier-training-with-aaron-jackson-hampton-roads-va-jan-31st-feb-1st-tickets-15382800370

        

WASHINGTON_5 Class Session Hybrid Production Workshop_Jan 24-Feb 28_Fee: $525

We have two spots left in the upcoming hybrid production workshop starting on Saturday, January 24th in Washington, DC. The workshop includes 5 in class sessions. The benefit of taking this workshop is that you will learn production and editing skills in class and will work on your project at your own pace outside class.

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP (hybrid)

When: 01/24, 01/31, 02/07, 02/21, 02/28 (10am – 1pm)

Location: 1425 K Street, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20005

Fee: $525 ($500 WIFV)

Click here to register

 

Goals:

Produce and edit individually a 2:30 minute video from existing and/or new footage. Engage into collaborative learning through online discussion and peer review.

 

Requirements:

1) Your own camcorder (Prior videotaping experience welcomed).

2) Your own laptop with editing software (Final Cut Pro X preferred). A free 30-day trial of Final Cut Pro X can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.  Demos in class will only be done on FCP X.

Click here and have a look at a few video clips that have been produced in previous sessions.

        

RICHMOND_Casting Call for Native American Actors for Historical TV Series_Feb 10-12

CASTING CALL:

Native Americans of all ages – both male and female.

Special Notes

It would be great if able to bring own costuming. Will be reenacting battle scenes from the life of George Custer.

TV show: Legends and Lies

Legends and Lies is a 10 part television series – parts reenactment, expert interviews and archival footage. It’s revolves around classic western characters – Jesse James, Davey Crockett, etc. The show will air on Fox News starting in April.

Lionheart Filmworks
Non-Union

Shoot/Start Date TBD – Most Likely 2/10-2/12

Location: Near Richmond, VA

Pay Rate: $100 flat rate

FILMING WILL BE ALL DAY. DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE DURING THOSE HOURS

SUBMISSIONS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

TO SUBMIT FOR THIS PROJECT:

-Email recent photos and all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, and City/State of Residence.
-Make the subject heading of your email with your full name.
– SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL. DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS.
-Send the email to legendsandliescasting@gmail.com
-If you are selected to audition for the project you will be notified by phone or email.