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 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


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:



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 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


WASHINGTON DC_Videographer Needed_PAID

The National History Center of the American Historical Association seeks a videographer for occasional work filming Congressional briefings.  Must be able to work November 17 in the afternoon.  Tasks include filming panel discussions (an hour and a half long) and editing the film into several shorter pieces.  Compensation: $20/hour.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Moniz at


RICHMOND – James River Film Society Screenings & Awards Nov. 7 & 8

Hey indie film lovers!  Mark your calendars for November 7 and November 8 as the James River Film Society–your all-volunteer non-profit for the media arts–presents a double feature!

First up, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Boulevard and Grove Ave., Friday, November 7 at 6:30 pm — the 20th edition of the James River Short Film juried competition–featuring 10 filmmakers from VA, OH, CA, NY and MD.  Screenwriter/director Megan Holley (The Snowflake Conspiracy, Sunshine Cleaning) will be on hand to award $2000 in prize money to lucky winners, in addition we will award the 2nd annual Kathryn Stephens Virginia Filmmaker Award, as well as the People’s Choice Award.  Since 1994, the James River Film Society, with co-sponsorship from the Virginia Film Office, has awarded $38,000 to local, regional, national and international filmmakers.  Admission is $8;  VMFA members and James River Film Society members $5 (note: current JRFS member-donor names will be at the boxoffice).

On Saturday, November 8, 7 pm, join us at the Visual Arts Center, 1812 W. Main Street, for more of the best in indie film from RVA and beyond!

From 7- 8 pm we’ll screen 3 honorable mention titles from the James River Shorts competition :

Where the Wolves Lie by Andrew Huggins

Rain Painting by Ann Levy

Refrigerator Magnet Poetry by Mark Peasley

. and at 8 pm will launch another installment of the James River Filmmaker’s Forum, hosted by JRFS’s own Jeff Roll.

Featuring the work of :

Marta Finkelstein – Destruction of Pleasure as a Radical Weapon – 7 minutes

Lauren Cronan – West Point – 14 minutes

Nils Westergard – Wallflower – 4 minutes

Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully / Jeff Roll – Wallpapers – 9 minutes

Christine Stoddard – Richmond’s Dead and Buried – 45 minutes .

** Special musical guest NERVE LEAK **

$4 admission for the entire evening, Cash bar, Free popcorn .

Located upstairs in the Dominion Room at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond .

So join us (won’t you?) for two nights of experimental film and fellowship!


More info available on the website!


Design Assistant Needed for HGTV Series in Warsaw, VA – Start ASAP!

HGTV is looking for a Design Assistant for 2 days/ week to help the design/construction team in Warsaw, Virginia.  (Approx 1 hour NE of Richmond, VA.)  This is for their HGTV series currently in production until approx the end of 2014.

High-profile project in a well-respected historic home.

Applicant should be design-minded and willing to lift at least 30 pounds, as well as be familiar with building materials & comfortable using tools if necessary.

Duties include but are not limited to pick-up and gather room staging materials, building material runs, store returns, furniture assembly, working with the design team to stage & accounting reconciliation.

This is an exciting learning opportunity with a variety of creative individuals — a motivated, smart, go-getter will get excellent references, learn a lot and springboard from this job!

Paid position, daily rate.  Must have own vehicle.  Interested applicants can apply by sending a cover letter & resume to:  Interviews to begin as soon as Thursday, 10/30.




VIRGINIA_ 12 yr old Voiceover for TV Ad_PAID

Voiceover needed for 12 yr old in TV commercial.  Must read one line while watching video clip of commercial to match voice with mouth of 12 yr old in commercial.  Must voice three different vocal expressions, too.

Send as a wav file from anywhere or record at a designated studio in Roanoke on or before 11/02/14.  Provide link to voice samples or record following line:  “Thanks for the cap gun, pipsqueak (laughs).”  If recording outside of Roanoke, please indicate type of equipment, microphone, etc. that will be used as well as type of room to be recorded in.

Payment is $20 for recording one line and three different vocal expressions.

Please send your links to Kevin Cockran at