RVA – One Chance to See RED SORGHUM On Big Screen w/ English Subtitles! – Nov. 23

One chance to see Zhang Yimou’s Red Sorghum(1987; 90 min) on the big screen with English subtitles!

Sun, Nov 23 | 1:30–3:30 pm

Byrd Theatre (Carytown)

35MM print transferred to DCP by the China Film Archive with kind permission of Xi’an Film Studio. http://vmfa.museum/programs/adults/films/

A film that has became almost mythological in reputation.  Actress Gong Li shot to international fame and Yimou went on to make Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern, The Road Home, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, Flowers of War, and orchestrate the ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.  For adults: sexual situations and graphic violence.

This exclusive showing is presented by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the Byrd Theatre in celebration of Chinese cinema and the exhibition Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing, on view Oct18–Jan 11  

$5 in advance at 804.340.1405 or www.vmfa.museum

$6 tickets available day of show at 1 pm, Byrd Theatre box office

Info: 804.204.2681


STATEWIDE_Call for Haunted Locations

The hit television series Ghost Asylum on Destination America is thrilled to announce that they are gearing up to shoot a brand-new season. They will be filming 16 episodes throughout the US and are looking for unique locations to open their doors to our production. 

Visit even the smallest of towns in the U.S. and you’re likely to hear some local ghost stories and discover a few haunted locations. But the show goes beyond that to promote the historical aspects of the building and the surrounding areas. Digging up the rich cultural makeup and the unusual tales that go along with it.

Currently they are planning to shoot in the South East but if a location is right for the production then the team is happy to travel further.

If you think that your property would be suitable as a film location then email a few current images with a brief description and they’ll get back to you to run through the process further. If you would like more information about the production company and shoot dates please reach out and they will have someone contact you. 

Please email submissions to ghostasylumcasting@gmail.com.




CHARLOTTESVILLE_Premier Actor’s Training_DECEMBER 5th-7th

Premier Actor’s Training with Celebrity Acting Coach and Director, Aaron Jackson

The seminar includes 2 days of on-camera training plus a 3 hour Friday Night Seminar: “How To Market Yourself as and Actor.”

The training is held in Charlottesville, VA from December 5th to December 7th.

This class is for both the beginner and seasoned actor looking to hone their skills.

Come refine your craft through Monologue & Scene Study, Improv,Character Breakdown & TV/FILM Audition technique.

Register for the FULL Weekend and receive Friday Night’s seminar for FREE

Friday Night Seminar: $15

Full Weekend Workshop: $200

Saturday Workshop: $126

Sunday Workshop: $90


To register and find out more details about the workshop, click on this link.







RICHMOND – AMA Luncheon – Changing the Channel: Brand Storytelling and Rebranding of Sundance TV – Nov 14

November 2014 Luncheon – Changing the Channel: Brand Storytelling and the Rebranding of Sundance TV

Monica Bloom – SundanceTV

Thursday, November 20, 11:30 am

University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center

101 College Road
Richmond, VA 23229

$25 for Members; $40 for Non-Members; $20 for Students

As senior vice president of marketing, Monica Bloom is responsible for the strategic brand positioning of SundanceTV, a network that has established itself as a destination for prestige scripted dramas, distinctive non-fiction shows alongside independent films. Bloom oversees marketing activity across all platforms in order to drive audience growth in the cable digital tier and satellite space. Additionally, she identifies and drives the execution of key marketing partnerships and the strategic ideation and execution of all digital content. She was appointed to this role in early 2012.

While at SundanceTV, Bloom has been instrumental in the success of the network’s original programming. Since SundanceTV expanded its original scripted slate with critically acclaimed programs such as “Top of the Lake,” “Rectify,” “The Red Road,” and “The Honorable Woman,” Bloom has been recognized for her edgy and innovative marketing strategies. Her work has been recognized at the PromaxBDA Awards, the CableFAXIES, Excellence in Marketing and PR Awards and the CTAM MARK Awards.

More info and registration, below!



ROANOKE_Casting a Healthcare Commercial_PAID

Arvold Casting is seeking fun and attractive actors and families for a healthcare commercial. Special skills such as bike riding, jumping rope, telling a joke and drawing are a plus but not required. There are many roles to be filled!

Audition Dates: In person, Wednesday, November 12th – Friday, November 14th OR via self-tape
Audition Location: Charlottesville, VA
Shoot Dates: Thursday, November 20th – Saturday, November 22nd (each role will work one day)
Shoot Location: Roanoke, VA
Pay: $700 for FAMILY of four plus members / $350 for PRINCIPAL roles / $75 for EXTRA roles
Travel: Gas reimbursable, if applicable
Lodging: Provided, if applicable
Conflicts: Any print, television or online healthcare commercial in central & southwest VA region OR any HCA media


You will receive an IN-PERSON AUDITION time between Wednesday, November 12th and Friday, November 14th in Charlottesville, VA. (You will also have an opportunity to send a self-tape if unable to attend in-person auditions).

For more information and to submit yourself for a role, please visit Erica Arvold’s website.


RICHMOND_Casting Turn Episode 206_PAID

AMC’s television series TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is filming in the Central Virginia area, and Arvold Casting is seeking actors who look authentically from the Revolutionary War period for speaking roles. 

Audition Dates: 11/12/12 – 11/14/14
Shoot Dates: 11/24/14 – 12/05/14
Location: Richmond, VA

NOTE: Actors must be available for their fittings in Richmond, VA no less than 24 hours prior to their first scheduled work date.  Preferably where possible 48 hours before.

All principal (speaking) roles are either local hires (within 60 miles of Richmond, VA) or modified local hires (within 500 miles of Richmond, VA).

For more information and to submit for a role, please visit Erica Arvold’s Website.


Nov. 12 – AICP Presents Years Best Commercials @ Byrd Theatre in RVA – TODAY!

Today the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) presents the year’s best commercials at the Byrd Theatre in RVA tonight! The event will feature AICP President and CEO Matt Miller, and is sponsored by the Virginia Production Alliance, VCU Brandcenter & Richmond Ad Club. Come check out the best commercials of the year, and some of the brains behind them!5:00 pm – Reception at New York Deli
2920 E. Cary Street, Richmond. Cash Bar.

7:00 pm – Screening begins at the Byrd Theatre
2908 E. Cary Street, Richmond

General Admission: $10.00
Free for VPA members, Richmond Ad Club members
and students

Sponsored by: Virginia Production Alliance
VCU Brandcenter & Richmond Ad Club




NORFOLK_Film Combat Workshop_Nov. 15th & 16th

Ever wonder how they pull off the cool fight scenes and stunts in the Action Movies? Or how they handle the weapons with precise execution?

The Extraordinary Film Choreographer Dave White will be conducting a Film Combat Workshop November 15th and 16th from 10 AM to 4 PM @ Keep the Change Studios! Class fee is $100.

3447 E. Ocean View Ave Norfolk VA. This is one workshop you do not want to miss!

For more information call Dave at 757-717-2038 or email him at Dlyt3@msn.com or watch this short video ….Space is limited!



RICHMOND – Casting Call for Film “Go Back to Bed” – PAID

CASTING for female, age 20-23 for short film!

Production Title: Go Back to Bed

Production Type: Independent / Student (VCU senior thesis)

Project Length: Short film, 4 minutes

Compensation: $150

Auditions: Thurs November 6, 7:00-9:00pm

Sun November 9, 7:00-9:00pm

Room 305 Pollak building (325 N Harrison)

Shooting dates: TBD–Late November or December


Synopsis: “Go Back to Bed” is a short film about a young woman named Leslie who is haunted by a horrifying nightmare, and her younger brother, Jamie, who is afraid of a monster in his room. The film explores the relationship between two siblings, and the bond they form as they each wrestle with their seemingly irrational fears.


Character Bios: [LESLIE] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 20-23] Leslie is a young adult, nearing graduation. Confident, creative, ambitious, and yet troubled by the direction her life is taking.


If you have any questions, please contact
Email: hoegbc@vcu.edu


RICHMOND – Afrikana Independent Film Festival presents Finding Fela – 11/23 – BYRD THEATRE

The Afrikana Independent Film Festival presents: Finding Fela

Sun Nov. 23 7:30pm Byrd Theatre

Followed by after-party @ NY Deli!

Afrikana Independent Film Festival presents Finding Fela

Sun Nov. 23 7:30pm Byrd Theatre

Join us for the RVA premiere of Alex Gibney’s award winning documentary, Finding Fela! This feature length documentary offers an in-depth look into the life of famed Nigerian musician and freedom fighter, Fela Kuti. Fela is best known throughout the world as the father of Afrobeat – a musical genre that fuses together elements of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms and Funk – a style that helped to put him and the tumultuous political climate of Nigeria in the 1970’s and 80’s on the map. The film also takes you on a behind the scenes journey of Fela!, the hit Broadway musical. Tickets $10/advance $12/door

Come and party with us after the screening @ NY Deli for a night of good vibes, specialty libations, and international grooves at our first official Afrikana After Party! The Afrikana After Party is free w/ screening and we’ll be going till 2am!

More Details & Trailer: http://www.afrikanafilmfestival.org/

TICKETS!  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/afrikana-film-festival-presents-finding-fela-and-afrobeat-after-party-tickets-14030899799


RICHMOND – Casting Call Female Lead for Short Film, Non-Union, Paid

RICHMOND – Casting Call Female Lead for Short Film, Non-Union, Paid

Project Title: Vacuity

Production Company: Erathos Productions

Shoot Location: Richmond, VA

Rate: $50/shoot day

Casting a female lead for a narrative/experimental short film about a girl who gets sucked into her computer. Must be or look 18-21 years old and of any ethnicity. Please send a short video submission of your work along with a headshot/resume to vacuityfilm@gmail.com by November 14th.



FRAME IT: The Future of Film, Television, and New Media

Join us for a roundtable discussion with leaders from various parts of the industry including Andy Edmunds (Director, Film Office), Heather Waters (President, Virginia Production Alliance & Producer, Richmond International Film Festival,  Monty Ross (Do the Right Thing, Malcom X, Clockers), James Contner (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Star Trek Enterprise), and Penny Adams (ER, Columbo, Hill Street Blues) as they frame the current state of the film, television, and new media industries and discuss what lies ahead for Virginia film and the collective industry as a whole

When: This Saturday, November 8th, 3:30pm, Main Street Arena (Charlottesville, VA during the Virginia Film Festival)

Panelists:  Andy Edmunds, Heather Waters, Monty Ross, James Contner, Penny Adams


RICHMOND_Casting Speaking Roles for TURN_PAID

AMC’s television series TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES is filming in the Central Virginia area, and Arvold Casting is seeking actors who look authentically from the Revolutionary War period for speaking roles. TURN is adapted from the nonfiction book Washington’s Spies by Alexander Rose. The story is centered on a band of young soldiers and civilians who were part of the secret spy ring during the Revolutionary War.

TURN: Washington’s Spies, Ep. #205
1 Hour
Rate: SAG-AFTRA scale

Executive Producers: Craig Silverstein & Barry Josephson
Producer: Henry Bronchtein
Writer: Mitchell Akselrad
Director: Keith Boak
Casting Director: Erica Arvold
Casting Associate: Jen Ingulli

Audition Dates: 11/3/14 – 11/5/14
Shoot Dates: 11/12/14 – 11/21/14
Location: Richmond, VA

NOTE: Actors must be available for their fittings in Richmond, VA no less than 24 hours prior to their first scheduled work date. Preferably where possible 48 hours before.

All principal (speaking) roles are either local hires (within 60 miles of Richmond, VA) or modified local hires (within 500 miles of Richmond, VA).

For more information please visit Arvold Casting’s website