Richmond – Carpenter needed, Paid


Job Description

The Carpenter works closely with the Technical Director and Set Designer in the planning and implementation of scenery for a five-show season. The primary responsibility of the Carpenter is in the construction and load-in of scenery for each show. A solid knowledge of scenic construction is required with a strong knowledge of technical design for stage.


  • Build and maintain sets for productions and events as assigned
  • Assist Technical Director and Set Designer in executing plans for production sets
  • Purchase materials as needed and track shop supplies
  • Track specific budgets; keep routine records of set and shop expenses
  • Help manage load-in and strike of each production
  • Provide safe working conditions for set crew, volunteers and staff and promote safe theatre conditions and practices; rectify/help rectify any potential safety problems
  • Participate in production and client meetings
  • Maintain building’s safety and appearance, making/scheduling repairs as needed
  • Other duties to help Firehouse Theatre as necessary


  • Strong carpentry skills with an emphasis on scenic and finish carpentry
  • Must be able to read and understand blue prints and set plans
  • 2-4 years of experience as a theatrical carpenter
  • Working knowledge of theatrical rigging
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Must possess high organizational, personnel and time management skills
  • Comprehensive training in the safe operation of stationary and portable power tools, hand tools, stage rigging and equipment
  • Pick-up truck and/or cargo van a plus
  • Welding and basic metalworking skills a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb and work from a ladder
  • Must have the vision and dexterity to safely operate stationary and portable power tools, hand tools and stage rigging equipment

This is a part-time position.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Laura Cliburn, Interim Managing Director, Firehouse Theatre, Include “Carpenter” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Deadline to apply: Friday, July 25, 2014.




ROANOKE — Associate Producer needed through 2014 — PAID

Alexander Films, LLC is looking for an Associate Producer. This is a temporary position that starts on or around August 11, and extends through December 31, 2014. The position could be extended into, and through, 2015 for the right person.


  • Must be interested in being part of a start-up production company with a focus on producing two films per year in the Roanoke Valley.
  • Must be HIGHLY self-motivated and willing to learn (and absorb) new information each week.
  • Must be willing to accept and successfully carry out various producing tasks, ranging from running a local production office, completing low-budget SAG paperwork, and working on set in a variety of roles.
  • Must live in, or be willing to relocate to, the Roanoke Valley.
  • Must be a TEAM player — this is not to be understated.
  • Experience on set or in a production office, and/or some amount of formal training/schooling is required.

The position pays a flat $350/week. The candidate will work as an independent contractor through 2014, meaning no additional compensation or benefits. IF the position extends into 2015, the candidate will become an employee with some benefits, and possibly, the position could warrant some level of profit-sharing, but that depends on many factors still.

For the right person, this position beats being a PA on a film set just for some experience.

Please send resume to Marc —

An in-person interview may be required.

– Marc A Hutchins 540-529-2661


Alexandria- Short Film. Paid

Actors and actresses of Asian descent, specifically Japanese, are sought for a Samurai short film. Filming locations will be in Northern and Southern Va. Travel can be compensated for if needed. Lunch provided. Pay for lead actresses is negotiable.

Character breakdowns:

Yuki- female, early 20′s. Beautiful, Strong, Samurai in training.

Spekisetsu- female. 30′s. Wicked Empress of the kingdom. Beautiful and deadly with sorcery.

Gi- Male, 20-40. Proficient Archer. Talented soldier. Driven by morality.

Yu-male. 20-40. Courageous. Leads the charge into battle

Jin- male. 20-40. Farmer. Protective of others. A natural soldier.

Rei- Male. 50′s. Aged Samurai. Gruff and unkempt. Once battled an Oni and lived to tell the tale.

Makoto- male. Late 20′s. Driven and determined soldier who wants to avenge the murder of his wife to be.

Meiyo- male. 30-40. Religious man, blind in one eye. Kind and caring, but capable of fighting.

Chugi- male. Early 20′s. Son of a powerful warlord who wants to make it on his own.

If you think you would be right for any of these roles please send headshots and an acting CV to


Richmond-Casting Call for upcoming projects, Paid, NON UNION

Lionheart Filmworks is holding an open casting call for their upcoming filming projects! The company focuses on historical recreations for documentaries and TV shows. They are a local film company located here in Richmond area. Check out their previous work at

They are located at
2518 Gayton Centre Drive
Richmond, VA 23238
July 21 and 22, 2014

Please have a memorized monologue. At least a minute in length.
You may come in between 9am to 5pm.

SEEKING actors to play Native Americans, clean shaven white men, bearded or interesting facial hair white men, and natural colored long haired white women.


If you cannot make it, please email and it can be arranged for a video audition to be sent in.

Contact Amanda Powell


VIRGINIA BEACH – Casting Call for Documentary Reenactment Lead Role, Non-Union – PAID

The Christian Broadcasting Network is casting for a documentary called “The Hope: The Rebirth of Israel”. The reenactments will focus on the early leaders of Zionism and the founding of the State of Israel.


Male – age 50-65, Caucasian, Upper Class British Accent.

Shoot Date: Tuesday August 12th, 2014 (8/12/14)

If interested, please submit your headshot and resume to


HAMPTON ROADS – Casting Call for Feature Film- $100 a day, Non-Union

Ruach Films is seeking talented MALE TEEN actors for a family drama to be shot in Williamsburg, VA in early August 2014.

Audition Date: Saturday (07/19/14)

Shoot Dates: 08/02/14 – 08/17/14

Compensation: $100 a day plus other perks


JIM – age 13-17, Caucasian, average looking, average to thin build, eager, energetic

MARTY- age 13-17, Jewish, Harry Potter type

To learn more about this film production, check  If you would like a scheduled audition, email your resume and two headshots to


Petersburg – Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival – $20 submission fees

ATTENTION FILMMAKERS The Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival (LMI-IFF) is seeking film submissions to be shown in our upcoming festival scheduled for October 17-19, 2014. The LMI-IFF, co-sponsored by the LMI and the City of Petersburg, will be a showcase of quality films and other media directed towards enabling a diverse audience to appreciate independent films from a diverse selection of international filmmakers.

This festival recognizes excellence in the appreciation of cultural diversity and sensitivity over the everyday fare of media choices in presenting how film explores and celebrates International Cultural Diversity, and provides an exhibition forum for new and existing voices that represent these rich and diverse cultures.  The focus of this year’s (2nd Annual) International Film Festival is the recognition and celebration of the impact music and film have on today’s culture.

Submissions may be made directly through Withoutabox at, which is also linked through Submissions will be accepted in the Feature Film, Short Film, Documentary, and Animations categories. The earlybird deadline for all of these is coming up on July 15th, which offers the lowest submission fee of just $20 when processed through Withoutabox.  Submissions will continue to be accepted through the middle of August through Withoutabox at the above link.

The festival looks forward to seeing some of the excellent work produced by Virginians!


WARRENTON – Casting for Spy Thriller Short Film

Now Casting for Spy Thriller Short Film!

The spy thriller is about a young woman who is infected by a virus and is being chased by two government agents.

Shoot Location: Warrenton, Virginia

Shoot Date: Sunday, August 3rd From 9AM until 9PM.

(Arrive on Saturday, August 2nd at 5PM – Meet\Greet\Shot Review)

Pay, hotel room covered for August 2nd, meals provided and film credit.

We are seeking:

Must have either Black Magic 4K or a RED Camera (Lights are a plus). Please email link to website, reel and resume.

Sound Technician:
Must supply own equipment.

1 Female:

Katie: Captive: Late teens – early 20′s. She is a runaway and looks very rough from a lot of experimentation. She is very angry with the cards she has been dealt in life. She is ready to make major changes in her life. Athletic: Skills in rolling on the ground and falling, gymnastics and free running. Character Type: Emilia Clarke/Freida Pinto.

1 Male:

Agent Miller: Late 30′s – 40′s. He is older and experienced. He is calm and reserved due to a lot of gruesome battles he has seen. Character Type: Norman Reedus.

1 Male:

Agent Williams: Early 20′s – Younger junior agent who is anxious to please everyone and get promoted. He is excited and just discovering a hidden world. Character Type: John Boyega.

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Racing River Productions, LLC



Fairfax- Effects Designer and Senior Editor Needed- PAID

Resolution Post is seeking Freelancers for a multiple week project at our facility in Fairfax, Virginia.

Please email your resume and demo reel to if you are available the end of July and first 3 weeks in August.

Positions needed.

After Effects Designer- Have over 10 years of After Effects experience.

Senior Editor – Premiere CC – 10 years editorial experience.


Richmond-Last Day to Register for the Richmond 48Hour Film Project

The 48Hour Film Project is the world’s largest timed filmmaking competition, and is returning to Richmond on July 18-19!

What is It?

Teams will race to produce short films from start to finish over the course of one weekend using quick-witted creativity, helter-skelter innovation and gallons of caffeine. This speed-based filmmaking contest has become a rite of passage for filmmakers, crew and actors. It would be a great experience for young people interested in filmmaking.

Who Can Be apart?

The 48HFP is open to all – professionals, aspiring filmmakers and actors, and those who want to give it a try in a short, structured and exciting way.The contest is part of a global competition in which groups compete for the chance to win a $5,000 grand prize and the opportunity to take their film to Hollywood and to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival’s Short Film Corner in 2015.

How to Get Involved

Here’s how it works: On Friday, July 18, 2014 each team will draw a movie genre from a hat.They will also be assigned a character, prop, and line of dialogue that must be incorporated into their film. The teams then have 48 hours to write, direct and shoot their film, which must be submitted on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7:30pm on the dot. The films will then all screen at The Byrd Theater on July 26 and July 27 with the Best Of Screening on July 27.The Richmond 48HFP is sponsored by Virginia Film Office, Virginia Production Alliance, Miracles Coffee Shop, The Camel, The Byrd Theater, BGNB Productions, The Coalition Theater, NewBlueFX, and Pond 5.

For details on kick-off event, drop-off event, and the public film screening in Richmond go to: Register Now!! Today is the last day.


Staunton- FARM STORY – Independent Web Series, SAG/AFTRA New Media Contract, Hour long Drama – PAID

Auditions Dates:

July 21, 2014, 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, people will be seen every half hour on the half hour.

July 22, 2014, 12:30pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, people will be seen every half hour on the half hour.



FARM STORY Casting Notice

Production Title: Farm Story – Pilot

Union/Non-Union: SAG/AFTRA New Media Contract

Production Type: Independent Web Series

Project Length: Hour long Drama

Posting Date: July 7, 2014

Production Location: NYC and Staunton, VA

Production Company: Going to Tahiti Productions & The Writer Ink

Company website:

Director: Jessica Ammirati

Producer: Jessica Ammirati & Terri Viani

Writer: Terri Viani

Audition Location: The Masonic Building, 13 West Beverly Street, 5th Floor, Staunton, VA

Shooting Location: New York City & Staunton, VA

Shooting Dates: September 6, 2014 – September 18, 2014


Compensation: Yes

Auditions Dates:

July 21, 2014, 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, we will see people every half hour on the half hour

July 22, 2014, 12:30pm-6pm – OPEN CALL, we will see people every half hour on the half hour


Location: The Masonic Building

13 West Beverly Street, 5th Floor

For the Open Call:

• Please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue.

• Please bring a headshot and resume (if you do not have a headshot, please bring a photograph that clearly shows your face – this photograph will not be returned to you)

• After you have been initially seen, you may be asked to read from sides that will be provided for you at the audition.

For the Appointment: If you would like to be considered for an appointment, please submit a digital headshot and resume to Include in your email header the character name for whom you are submitting. If you have a reel you may provide that as well. If you are selected for an appointment, you will receive an email with a time and sides.

Farm Story Synopsis:  Mired in debt and other middle-class disasters, an emotionally moth-eaten New York City writer (SAM), her unemployed husband (ANDY), and his disabled brother (KYLE) cut and run for greener pastures in “fairy-tale” smalltown Station Stop, VA, only to find themselves instead accidentally living on an old farm in the sticks of Virginia, in a town called Chicken.

Supporting Characters: 4 Actors (1F/3M)

LYLE LYNCH (Male) (Mid 60’s)

65-year old Lyle has a tanned, angular, face carved from years in the sun and wind. He is slim and strong, tall, and white-haired with a fading handsomeness, very much a guy in appearance and mannerisms. Although his is still strong, years of physical work and age have made him a little bit creaky in the joints, and he doesn’t move as easily as he once did. A born and bred country-boy, Lyle is whip-smart and well-read but hides it at his convenience. He’s also gay and out.


KELLEY PARKER (Male) (Mid 30’s)

Lyle’s husband Kelley, slim, wiry, dark-haired kept short but not buzzed, mid-thirties, average height, he looks not unlike a young Keanu Reeves. Kelley is more domestic and effeminate in mannerism and speech than Lyle but NOT FEY. Kelley has a warm and homey energy that is tempered by his work as an EMT, which gives him confidence and know-how. Kelley doesn’t frazzle often but certain things, like having to lie, get him there quickly.

HENRY LONGBRANCH (Male) (Mid 30’s)

Henry is Native American, in his mid-thirties, casual and confident and physically somewhat intimidating, but his friendly face and approachable manner keep that in check. Henry is the warden of the Virginia State Correctional Facility and the fact that he’s achieved that position at such a young age is a sign of his intelligence, ambition and forthrightness. Henry favors professional suits and ties on the mid-priced side.


CONNIE (Female) (Late 80’s/90’s)

Connie is in her 90’s, small in stature, white-haired and slim, with energetic eyes and a quick smile. Though up there in years, Connie still maintains a sliver of the restlessness that plagued her her entire life. Before her death she lived in the cottage, situated on Lyle’s farm, almost all of her adult life. She was married and had three children. She wrote regularly in the journals that Sam discovers. We see Connie in flashbacks and dream sequences and later in the series will meet her as a young woman. Although she is old, Connie should be in good shape and spry for her age.


Bit Parts: 6 Actors (2F/4M)

CO-WORKER JIM (Male) (40’s)

Sam’s co-worker at the children’s toy catalogue company in NY (though we will film it in Staunton). Short and chubby and cherubic, groomed within an inch of his life, he is a suck-up who generally annoys Sam.

CO-WORKER DARLENE (Female) (Mid 50’s)

Sam’s co-worker at the children’s toy catalogue company in NY (filming in Staunton). Tall and thin and narrow, darkhaired, flamboyant in dress, around 55. Is pleasant enough to Sam but they have no common ground to build a friendship. Darlene’s one of those people for whom the job is really just a job.

BOSS TODD CANFIELD (Male) (Early 30’s)

Tall, young for a boss, stylish in dress and grooming. He is arrogant, entitled, and officious. He believes that because he has become management at such an early age, it is only his due. A pretty unpleasant person.

KEVIN BEAUMONT (Male) (Mid 40’s)

Kevin is the man who takes the teaching job and the house that Andy moves to Virginia for. He is southern, friendly, stocky but not fat. Business casual in button-down shirt and khakis.

WILL LYNCH (Male) (14-16)

Lyle’s grandson. Will is gangly, awkward and shy. He’s intrigued by the New Yorkers who have moved onto his grandfather’s farm but he’s too shy to really engage with them at first. He doesn’t say much in the pilot episode.

RANDOM PACKING FRIEND (Female) (Late 30’s/Early 40’s)

A friend of Sam and Andy’s she comes to help pack them up when they are leaving NY (filming in Staunton).


Staunton and Waynesboro- Virginia Production Alliance Matinee Mixers

The Shenandoah Valley District invites you to two matinee screenings this summer:   July 20 – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes   August 10 – The Hundred Foot Journey

Please note: selections may change and specific times and locations will be announced on the facebook page when information is available.
Free admission for the first 15 VPA members to arrive in the lobby.

VPA Sunday Matinee Mixers will take place at various theaters in the area: the Visulite and The Dixie in Downtown Staunton and Zeus Digital Theaters in Waynesboro.
To receive free admission, your VPA membership must be current and you must be in the lobby 15 minutes prior to the advertised showtime start.