ARLINGTON – Job Opportunity, Interactive Developer

Boutique digital agency partnering with national brands at events and other venues to deliver creative solutions for web, mobile, and experiential environments needs an Interactive Developer. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in electronics and micro/DMX controllers, UI, and developing in 2D and 3D environments.  Additional interest in mobile development and skills in C# and/or Objective C are a plus.

If interested, please contact Tim Richards at trichards@lifesearchtech.com.

        

CHARLOTTESVILLE- Casting For Lighthouse Studio Short Film, Unpaid

Light House Studio is casting two roles for a short film currently being produced as a part of their Spring Narrative workshop.  

production title: Breaking Character (working title)
synopsis: A dark comedy about the lengths actors will go to prepare for a role. 
production type: student film
shooting location: Charlottesville
compensation: no
email: jason@lighthousestudio.org
website: lighthousestudio.org

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D.C. – Docs in Progress Screenings

Docs In Progress® has been organizing screenings of documentary works in progress since 2004. After screening each film, Docs In Progress representatives moderate a feedback session with the audience. This honest and constructive feedback is aimed at helping local and visiting filmmakers get to the next stage of completing and distributing the film, and receive valuable feedback.

This Friday, April 11 at 7pm-10pm, Docs In Progress Screening of Paul Szynol’s THRIVE about a 12-year-old blind musical prodigy whose parents hit a stumbling block as they search for a high school that includes music education as part of its curriculum.  After the screening of the 70 minute rough cut, Docs In Progress Executive Director Erica Ginsberg will facilitate a constructive feedback session with the audience. 
Where? George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building (805 21st Street, NW – Room 307 Washington DC)
Open to general public; suggested donation of $10.

More Details: http://docsinprogress.org/events/195/dcwipapr14/

        

The Tribeca Film Institute’s New Media Fund

The Tribeca Film Institute is now accepting applications for its New Media Fund

The fund provides funding and support to nonfiction, social issue media projects that go beyond traditional screens—integrating video with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social networks and interactive websites. They’re looking for projects that activate audiences around issues of contemporary social justice and equality around the world and demonstrate the power of cross-platform storytelling and dynamic audience engagement. Grants range from $50,000 to $100,000.

The first application deadline is May 5, 2014. Click here for more information about this grant, as well as a complete list of rules and regulations.

        

Volunteer help for short trailers and related content as step towards funding documentary

Reagan Off the Record is seeking volunteers to help create short trailers and other content to be used to raise funds for a documentary project about Ronald Reagan. The documentary will capture stories about how Reagan personally interacted with people, the human side.  The Reagan documentary will be marketed post-production to raise funds for innovative programs aimed at getting single mothers out of poverty. Basic project information is at www.ReaganOffTheRecord.com. The goal is to create a quality, professional product that has high market appeal to attract major film professionals, including the documentary director and film editor.

To generate excitement and funding in this project, ROTR needs to create trailers and other content that will excite people. They are looking for creative help in scripting, shooting, editing and other elements. The goal is to produce amazing materials that generate interest and maximize the project’s funding streams.
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Hampton Roads – Documentary Screening & Directors Talk, Free

“Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea”
Documentary film screening and Directors talk
Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm, FREE
The Mariners’ Museum – Newport News

Narrated by oddball auteur John Waters, “Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea” explores the sights, the sounds, and smells of California’s Salton Sea. Once known as the “California Riveria,” the Salton Sea is now called one of America’s worst ecological disasters. It’s glory days long past, a few eccentrics who remain have created one of the oddest communities you have ever seen. This is their story.

Join Directors Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer for a screening and discussion of the film. The film has garnered 37 “best documentary” awards around the world, including HBO Producer’s Award and Best Documentary and Prix Special du Jury (Jury’s Choice Award), Festival International du Film d’Environment, France..

For more information, please visit TMM Lecture Series

        

NORTHERN VA/D.C. – Casting for Short Viral Video Project

TIDAL BASIN, Virginia

PROJECT: DC Filmmakers is producing a 3-4 film for its “viral video” project:  “The Cherry Blossom Whisperer” is a film about a MAN (RUSSELL) who talks to the Cherry Blossoms while being interviewed by a FEMALE TV NEWS REPORTER (LINDA). He later interacts with 2 ASIAN TOURISTS who don’t understand him.

ROLES: The production needs to fill the parts of the two ASIAN TOURISTS:

1 male, one female.  Both fortyish; tourists.  Costume will be casual; t-shirts bearing Korean flag

LOCATION/DATES:  There is on filming day April 20, 3-7 pm. LOCATION: Tidal Basin.

COMPENSATION:  No payment except for DVD for reel; film will be shown on DC Filmmakers/Comcast program: “cue FILM,” which airs in May 2014.

CONTACT:  Norman Kelley: norman.kelley@gmail.com

        

D.C. – Jewish Women International (JWI) seeks filmmaker, PAID

Jewish Women International (JWI) is seeking a filmmaker for a video project for a secular program aimed at engaging adults to intervene effectively in situations of teen dating violence.  Ideally, the filmmaker will be able to creatively tackle the visual side of a 3-5 minute video that will be shown in workplaces across the country as part of a program teaching adults how to intervene in cases of teen dating violence. This is an exciting project funded by the Avon Foundation, and the film would be online and shown very widely. 

The filmmaker is expected to be professional, and begin immediately. JWI is open to different visual styles (stop motion photography, animation, etc.) and would like to review a few pitches in the next week or two, select a filmmaker and complete the project in early summer, hopefully by the end of June. The video is 3-5 minutes long. Pay would be between $2000-$3000, depending on the project’s details and the scope of work.

Please email Dfleitman@jwi.org with some samples of work.  If considered, you will be sent the script, and scheduled a time to meet and pitch your idea.

        

NORFOLK – Crispus Attucks Cultural Center’s Spring Open House

On May 1st, come enjoy an evening of music and art at the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center, while learning more about CACC’s programs and services.  There will be complimentary dance classes beginning at 7pm, and of course, refreshments and  cocktails!

The CACC will also host the Mid-Atlantic Film Festival this year on June 13-14.  Films can be submitted through May 9th.

More information can be found on the CACC website.

        

RICHMOND – Web Producer for Vlog, Paid

A local Richmond business is looking to create and launch a Do-It-Youself vlog, and is in need of producer who can consult on planning the episodes, shooting the video on a consumer-grade camera, editing, etc. The aim is to produce 12 test, low-budget episodes.

If interested, please email your hourly rate and credentials to Angelia Kane at akane@churchandsnyder.com.

        

ARLINGTON – Join Picture Lock for a Live Taping event with Pierre Bagley

On April 21st,  Picture Lock is hosting a live audience event with Pierre Bagley, Director of the D.C. Office of Motion Picture Television and Development (MPTD). This exclusive event — with limited seating — will take place at Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA.

Host Kevin Sampson will sit down with Mr. Bagley and discuss his 35 years of industry experience, upcoming feature film “From the Rough”, and plans for the future of the MPTD office. There will be a chance for the audience to ask questions during the second half of the show. The format will be a live to tape studio audience discussion. Guests will have a chance to mingle at 7:30pm, with the recording beginning promptly at 8pm. 

This event is FREE and open to the general public but there is limited seating in the studio, so you must RSVP through Eventbrite in order to attend this event.

 

        

VA – Hollywood Theatre Lab Disney Star Camp Registration

Registration has begun for Lana Young’s Hollywood Theatre Lab Disney Star Camp:

I hope you had a wonderful spring break! Now back to business. Summer will be here before you know it and Disney Star camps are filing up so please be sure to secure your spot. Take advantage of the 50% deposit option and of course the sibling and repeat registration discounts. 

DISNEY STAR CAMP:
June  2 – 6   MARY POPPINS  “A Spoonful Full of Sugar”
June     9 – 13   ENCHANTED  “Happy Little Working Song”
June     16 – 20     TANGLED “When Will My Life Begin”
July     7 – 11     FROZEN   “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”  (5 – 7 year old camp is FULL)
 July     14 – 18    PRINCESS AND THE FROG      “Dig A Little Deeper”
 July     21 – 25    LITTLE MERMAID     “Under The Sea”
 August  4 – 8   BEAUTY AND THE BEAST     “Be Our Guest”
 August     11 – 15    JUNGLE BOOK     “Bare Necessities”

Click on the link below and follow instructions to register: http://www.lanayoungonline.com/classes/summercamp/index.html