Nationwide Casting Call for Reality TV Series About Major Life Changes

MAJOR NETWORK CASTING NATIONWIDE: 

Are you a young woman or man considering a DRASTIC life change?

An all new television series is seeking men & women ages 18-32 who are preparing for a HUGE life change. If you are considering a quitting your career, your educational path, or another major aspect of your life to pursue something drastically different, Screaming Flea Production in conjunction with a major television network wants to hear your story.

Maybe you are dropping out of law school to pursue your passion of becoming a singer…

Perhaps you’re moving away from the your family’s farm to be a entrepreneur in the big city

Or maybe you are trading in your party girl or guy lifestyle to become a religious missionary

Whatever you’re individual situation maybe, if you are considering leaving behind your current life and embarking on a completely new journey, we want to hear from you.

Please apply to:
https://pitmancastinginc.formstack.com/forms/i_quit_application

        

Virginia Film Festival Extended Submission Deadline is Friday, August 21!

Call for Entries

The 28th Annual Virginia Film Festival has launched its 2015 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental projects.

 Entry fee is waived for Virginia residents!

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Our preferred submission method is online via FilmFreeway, an online submissions platform that offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration:

The regular deadline for submission is Friday, July 24, with an extended deadline of Friday, August 21. Accepted films will be eligible for category-specific Audience Awards and Programmer’s Awards. Filmmakers will be notified of their acceptance status by September 25. Before submitting, please read through the details below and on our FilmFreeway listing.

If a film is accepted, press materials for the film will be required, which can include but may not be limited to: high-resolution publicity stills, filmmaker bio, or online trailer. The Virginia Film Festival does not offer “notes” or specific critique of any films not accepted for exhibition, and reserves the right to not accept a submission without providing justification.

If you have any questions about submitting your film, please email VFF Programmer Wesley Harris at wesleyharris@virginia.edu.

 

SUBMISSION FEES


Features
 (50 min. and above)
$35 – Regular Deadline
$50 – Extended Deadline
FREE for Virginia residents and students at VA schools


Shorts 
(under 50 min.)
$15 – Regular Deadline
$25 – Extended Deadline
FREE for Virginia residents and students at VA schools

 

DISCOUNTS FOR STUDENTS & VA RESIDENTS

Students outside Virginia are able to submit projects in all categories for a discounted rate of $10. In order to qualify, you must upload a scanned valid student ID with your project, and enter the discount code 15VFF28STUDENT when you complete your submission on FilmFreeway.

Virginia residents (including students at VA schools) are eligible to have their entry fee waived. In order to receive the VA resident fee waiver, the address you list in your submission must be in Virginia, and you must enter the codeVIRGINIA2015RESIDENT when you complete your submission on FilmFreeway.

 

        

RICHMOND- Feature Film Seeking Interns Aug. – Oct. –UNPAID

Job Title: Feature Film Interns

Job Description: We are currently seeking unpaid interns for a major feature film production this fall in Richmond. School credit is offered.

This is a great opportunity for students to get hands-on experience working on a very big project, with top-tier talent and highly experienced producers.  We are currently looking to fill needs in the Art department (working for the Production Design team on sets, backgrounds, locations, construction, etc.), the Wardrobe department (working for the Costume team), the Camera department (working alongside the cinematographer’s team), the Graphics department (designing materials for use on screen), and the Production department, including PAs and working in the production office for the producers.

What we’re looking for from you — while this is an unpaid position for school credit, we are only interested in candidates that are reliable, committed, and passionate about working in film.  We’ll do the best to make this a great opportunity for you, but we need you to do the same for us.  We are open to candidates who are able to work full and part-time (10-20 hours per week).  Any previous film/arts experience is helpful.  But most important is reliability and enthusiasm.  If we bring you onto the team, we need to know that you’re committed to doing the job.  We’re in this to make an extraordinary film, and only a lot of dedication and hard work will make that possible.  We want this opportunity to be a positive experience for you, and a great development opportunity as you consider exploring a film career.  We have a very friendly producing team that will try to help you with future opportunities.

Salary: This is an unpaid internship for school credit.
Contact us:  richmondmovieinterns2015@gmail.com

* Please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your background, your interests, and your reason for wanting to work on the film.
* Please be specific about your availability this fall.
* Please include a resume.

        

RICHMOND – Casting Notice for Non-Union Educational/Television Documentary – August 20th – PAID

Anne Chapman Casting four roles for an educational television documentary!

WHY GEORGE WASHINGTON MATTERS (4 roles)
Educational/Television Documentary
Non-Union
BUY OUT- ALL MEDIA, WORLD WIDE, LIFE OF THE PROJECT
Production Company: Peace River Company/Gingrich Foundations
Producers: Kevin Knoblock, Donna Lusitana
Exec. Producers: Newt Gingrich / Callista Gingrich
Director: Kevin Knoblock
Writer: Kevin Knoblock
Casting Director: Anne Chapman
Start Date: Mid September, 2015.  Approx. Sept. 13-18th, 2015. Additional dates including weekends also a possibility.
Location: Richmond, VA area

Auditions: In person in Richmond, VA starting August, 20th
Callbacks: TBD
Pay: $300-$400/day (+10% if agent).  This rate includes World Wide Buy Out – All Media – for the Life of the Project.
Lodging: Provided if needed
Per Diem: GSA rate, please note some meals will be provided on set

NOTE: This project is set in the years surrounding 1776.  Please only submit actors who resemble the descriptions of the historical figures included below.

STORY LINE: “Why George Washington Matters” is about the life and times of George Washington, and why he is important in American history, with a concentration on his young life, military career, marriage to Martha and their post war life at Mt. Vernon.

SEEKING:

YOUNGER GEORGE WASHINGTON – Male, Caucasian, mid 20s.  Tall.  GEORGE is a young man as comfortable on horseback as he is with a sword. Charismatic, practical, intelligent and unforgettable.  Described by Jefferson as “The best horseman of his age, and the most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback.”
Horseback riding experience as must.  $400/day (+10% if agent). 2 days.

YOUNGER MARTHA WASHINGTON – Female, Caucasian, mid 20s.  An attractive, bright, young, wealthy widow.   The mother of 2 small children when she meets and marries GEORGE.  Accustomed to the finer things, a woman of independent means who is capable of managing many large estates.
$300 /day (+10% if agent).  1 day.

GEORGE WASHINGTON – Male, Caucasian, mid 40s, tall.  Tough and commanding in battle, with a moral compass beyond compare.  Also comfortable living the aristocratic lifestyle of a gentleman farmer.  Presidential.
Horseback riding experience a must.   $400/day (+10% if agent). 8-10 days.

MARTHA WASHINGTON – Female, Caucasian, mid 40s. The consummate hostess, who yearns for the solitude and tranquillity of private life.
$300/day (+10% if agent). 2-3 days.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are appropriate for any these roles, PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONCE.
Options:

Your agent may submit you through Breakdown Express.  Please make sure to include travel distance to Richmond, VA in the notes section.
You may submit yourself thru Actors Access.  Please make sure to include your travel distance to Richmond, VA in the notes section.

You may submit directly via: Website Submissions – http://www.annechapmancasting.com/george/
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  We truly appreciate your interest in the project and will contact you if you are selected to audition. Submitting does not guarantee and audition.  Thanks so much for following these very specific instructions!  Only submit if you truly are appropriate for one of these historic figures.  Thanks!

 

        

RICHMOND – Starry Night Cinema series presents “Evolution of a Criminal” screening @ Tredegar Iron Works Aug 21!

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join Afrikana Independent Film Festival for Starry Night Cinema, our 1st lawn chair series! Starry Night Cinema will be held on the Historic Tredegar Ironworks lawn and will showcase feature-length films underneath the beautiful night sky.

Evolution of a Criminal is a documentary that recalls the true story of filmmaker, Darius Clark Monroe, who, at 16 years old, after seeing his mother and stepfather struggle to make ends meet while living outside of Houston, Texas, decided to help them by robbing a bank with two friends. In the film, Monroe interviews his family members, close friends and mentors who recount the stages of his transformation, going from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family’s financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on society and his life as a whole.

Gates open at 8p

Screening starts at dusk (around 8:45p)

Concessions and adult beverages will be available

Open to the Public

Suggested donation $10

www.afrikanafilmfestival.org

        

Casting Educational/TV Documentary – Colonial Era

WHY GEORGE WASHINGTON MATTERS (4 roles)

Educational/Television Documentary

Non-Union
BUY OUT- ALL MEDIA, WORLD WIDE, LIFE OF THE PROJECT
Production Company: Peace River Company/Gingrich Foundations
Producers: Kevin Knoblock, Donna Lusitana
Exec. Producers: Newt Gingrich / Callista Gingrich
Director: Kevin Knoblock
Writer: Kevin Knoblock
Casting Director: Anne Chapman
Start Date: Mid September, 2015.  Approx. Sept. 13-18th, 2015. Additional dates including weekends also a possibility.
Location: Richmond, VA area
Auditions: In person in Richmond, VA starting August, 20th
Callbacks: TBD
Pay: $300-$400/day (+10% if agent).  This rate includes World Wide Buy Out – All Media – for the Life of the Project.
Lodging: Provided if needed
Per Diem: GSA rate, please note some meals will be provided on set

NOTE: This project is set in the years surrounding 1776.  Please only submit actors who resemble the descriptions of the historical figures included below.

STORY LINE: “Why George Washington Matters” is about the life and times of George Washington, and why he is important in American history, with a concentration on his young life, military career, marriage to Martha and their post war life at Mt. Vernon.

SEEKING:

YOUNGER GEORGE WASHINGTON – Male, Caucasian, mid 20s.  Tall.  GEORGE is a young man as comfortable on horseback as he is with a sword. Charismatic, practical, intelligent and unforgettable.  Described by Jefferson as “The best horseman of his age, and the most graceful figure that could be seen on horseback.”
Horseback riding experience as must.  $400/day (+10% if agent). 2 days.

YOUNGER MARTHA WASHINGTON – Female, Caucasian, mid 20s.  An attractive, bright, young, wealthy widow.   The mother of 2 small children when she meets and marries GEORGE.  Accustomed to the finer things, a woman of independent means who is capable of managing many large estates.
$300 /day (+10% if agent).  1 day.

GEORGE WASHINGTON – Male, Caucasian, mid 40s, tall.  Tough and commanding in battle, with a moral compass beyond compare.  Also comfortable living the aristocratic lifestyle of a gentleman farmer.  Presidential.
Horseback riding experience a must.   $400/day (+10% if agent). 8-10 days.

MARTHA WASHINGTON – Female, Caucasian, mid 40s. The consummate hostess, who yearns for the solitude and tranquillity of private life.
$300/day (+10% if agent). 2-3 days.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are appropriate for any these roles, PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY ONCE.
Options:
Your agent may submit you through Breakdown Express.  Please make sure to include travel distance to Richmond, VA in the notes section.
You may submit yourself thru Actors Access.  Please make sure to include your travel distance to Richmond, VA in the notes section.
You may submit directly via: Website Submissions – http://www.annechapmancasting.com/george/

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  We truly appreciate your interest in the project and will contact you if you are selected to audition. Submitting does not guarantee and audition.  Thanks so much for following these very specific instructions!  Only submit if you truly are appropriate for one of these historic figures.  Thanks!

 

 

        

ACTION! The VFF’s High School Director Competition Deadline – AUG 19!

Reminder: Deadline for our 4th annual ACTION! The Virginia Film Festival’s High School Director Competition is August 19!

Open to rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who are current residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, ACTION! will award three (3) prizes to three best director or directing teams to support the winning student(s)’s continued film education. The Grand Prize is $1,000, and two (2) Runner-Up Prizes are $500 each.

Submissions are due Wednesday, August 19, 2015 through their electronic entry form which includes a video link to the film.

2015 ACTION! Resources
Website: www.virginiafilmfestival.org/action
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/virginiafilmfestival

To learn more about the VFF’s Community Outreach & Education Program, watch our O&E promotional video.

Please contact us for further information and questions at vffaction@gmail.com.

        

Rosebud Film Festival accepting entries! – September-November – FEE

Since 1990 the Rosebud Film Festival has worked to recognize and honor the innovative, unusual, experimental, and deeply personal in regional film and video making, and to offer audiences with the finest in locally produced, contemporary work.

Open exclusively to DC, Maryland, and Virginia media artists, the festival awards large cash prizes, valuable products and services, as well as theatrical and cable television showcases to this area’s deserving film and video creators, providing them with many opportunities for artistic growth and professional exposure.

Submission Guidelines

See the top five winners from the 2015 Rosebud Film Festival.

See more at: https://www.arlingtonmedia.org/rosebud#sthash.HCBYQ6f0.dpuf

        

ALEXANDRIA – Alexandria Film Festival Late Deadline Coming Up – September 9th

The ninth annual Alexandria Film Festival will be held November 6-8, 2015. Venues will include AMC Hoffman 22 Theater and Beatley Central Library. This year’s film competition categories are as follows:

 

Alexandria is home to film producers and enthusiasts, arts patrons, members of Congress and their staff, corporate executives and other influential groups. The city attracts many visitors and residents of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area who value its arts and history community as well as diplomats and embassy representatives.

As a city strengthened by great diversity, the Alexandria Film Festival encourages film submissions about, set in or made by filmmakers from the following countries, culture and regions. All films with international backgrounds will be considered.

  • Africa
  • African-American
  • Armenia
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Southeast Asia
  • Israel
  • The Middle East
  • El Salvador
  • Mexico
  • Latin America
  • Native Americans
  • China
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • The Pacific Rim

 

In addition to a confluence of international communities, Alexandria also prides itself on being a budding eco-city. AFF continues to feature films that focus on sustainability and provide a view into environmental, social and economical issues and sub-issues related to sustainable agriculture, architecture, culture, and more. Filmmakers are encouraged to interpret these categories broadly.

CLICK HERE to submit your film.

Visit the Alexandria Film Festival’s website for more information.

Awards include:

  • Best of Show ($300)
  • Jury Prize ($200)
  • Audience Award ($100)

        

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cinema from the Street, Part 2 – August 26th – TICKETED

Street Sense Media Center presents two self-directed documentaries by local female survivors of homelessness in part two of its acclaimed Cinema from the Street series. First, join a courageous mother as she struggles to protect and raise her daughter in one of D.C.’s most infamous and inhospitable shelters. Then, journey alongside a survivor of homelessness and sexual assault as she reflects on her past trauma and present path to recovery.

THE FILMS

Raise to Rise (Dir. Sasha Williams, Prod. Angie Whitehurst)

“Experience D.C. General from the inside as a brave mother raising her two-year-old maintains a secret iPhone diary of their time at a shelter notorious for its uninhabitable conditions and structural neglect. This intensely intimate film looks at how one’s own childhood can lead to parenting a child under equally harrowing circumstances – and how one mother puts a stop to this suffocating feedback loop.”

Whom Should I Be Grateful To? (Dir. Cynthia Mewborn)

“Walk through the beginnings of recovery alongside a survivor of sexual assault as director Cynthia Mewborn powerfully confronts both her violent past and slow-to-heal present in this dramatic reflection (filmed at the stairwell where she used to tent).”

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the films’ directors, moderated by renowned literary activist, Marita Golden.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street Northwest Washington, D.C. 20004
Contact: Shira Hereld, Tel: 202-347-2006 x 16; E-Mail: shira@streetsense.org

To learn more about this event, visit its webpage on Street Sense.

 

 

        

STATEWIDE-Fox’s “Hotel Hell” with Gordon Ramsay seeking locations

FOX’s smash hit show “Hotel Hell” is back for a third season, and we are on a nationwide search for Hotels, Motels or Inns that include food service, and that need to make some serious changes.

If you’re struggling due to bad reviews, bad-management, bad customers, the bad economy or bad employees or just can’t figure out how to keep up, Gordon Ramsay and his team of experts will come to the rescue and attempt to turn around the fortunes of dedicated and determined hospitality industry owners.

With his legendary no-nonsense attitude and nearly 20 years of experience as a successful restaurateur and hotel owner, Gordon Ramsay knows what it takes to get your business back on track. He will use his expertise to give your establishment the tools for success.

If you are an owner, an employee or if you know of an establishment that needs help (even if they don’t realize it) please apply now: eviola27@gmail.com or call Erin @
323-472-6229

 

        

Modern Film Fest is currently taking submissions for a short film competition!

Modern Film Fest is currently taking submissions for a short film competition with selected films screening at the historic 900 seat Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, N.C.!

The winner of the short film competition will receive $250 with their movie screening at the Gem Theatre on June 4, 2016. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 15 with the winner and selected short films to screen announced April 2.

The submission fee for each movie is $15. All films should be 20 minutes or less. Checks/Money orders should be made out to Downtown Kannapolis Inc. and submissions should be sent to Modern Film Fest, 609 East 10th. St., Kannapolis, N.C. 28083.

Visit their site below for full rules and information!

http://kannapolisarts.com/2015/07/26/taking-submissions-for-modern-film-fest-at-the-gem-theatre/#more-2205

 

        

Richmond – Casting Call for Local Film “Black Wall Street: The Money, The Music & The People”

TITLE: “Black Wall Street: The Money, The Music & The People”

UNION: Non-Union

TYPE: Docu-Short Feature

FORMAT: 4k Digital Short Film

DIRECTOR:  Rebekah L. Pierce

SHOOT DATES:  October 31 – November 1 & 15, 2015

AUDITION DATE:  14 August 2015 @ 3p-5p

 

“RLP Productions and Full Motion Media” is filming a docu-short film entitled, “Black Wall Street: The Money, The Music & The People,” in RICHMOND VA. Looking for African American males between the ages of 25-35. Auditions this Friday, August 14, 2015 @ 3pm-5pm. Prepare to present a 2-3 minute monologue. This is a paid role. Bring a headshot and resume.

Location: 2900 W. Clay Street, Richmond VA 23224  “Full Motion Media”

 

Contact Rebekah L. Pierce for details: editor@averagegirlmagazine.com.

        

James River Writers’ Show – “Writing Virginia into your Fiction” – August 26

Screenwriters and writers! A special opportunity is coming up – James River Writers’ August show is all about Virginia – the event, titled “Writing Virginia into your Fiction”, will discuss how playwrights, authors, and screenwriters feature Virginia in their work, and how Virginia locations influence settings.

Special panelists include: Kathleen Grissom, author of bestselling novel “The Kitchen House”; April Marcell, CEO of Gibson & White Pictures and producer of films and plays; and Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office.

The event will be moderated by Karen A. Chase, author of “Bonjour 40: A Paris Travel Log”.

$12 members | $15 non-members | $5 students
Social: 6pm | Show: 6:45pm
Wednesday, June 24th
FIREHOUSE THEATRE
1609 West Broad Street (free parking at Lowe’s)

James River Writers has grown into multi-faceted non-profit organization that serves as central Virginia’s literary hub and a welcoming home for anyone who loves the written word. Aspiring and professional writers and passionate readers in all genres benefit from a variety of programs, services, and events, often presented in partnership with other cultural organizations. We are supported by government grants, foundations, corporate partners, and the generosity of our members.

More info below

http://www.jamesriverwriters.org/august-26th-writing-show-writing-virginia-into-your-fiction

        

DC- Full Time Graphics Position

The Federalist Society is hiring a Video and Graphic Specialist

The full description can be found here: http://www.fed-soc.org/aboutus/page/video-and-graphic-specialist

DESCRIPTION:

The Federalist Society seeks a full time Video and Graphic Specialist who would work as part of the Digital team to support projects that communicate legal ideas through video. This role would focus primarily on developing graphics-heavy video and social content. We’re looking for someone who can contribute both to the technical and conceptual elements of production, who can inspire and develop the creative and visual aspect of our content.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for producing video and managing the logistics of production. An ideal candidate would have experience with motion graphics design and video production.
  • Contribute to the development of a new kind of video articulating core legal concepts in a pithy and visual way.  Develop briefs, generate design boards, ensure that visual message matches the oral/written message. Collaborate on these visual concepts with the digital team, other internal stakeholders, and legal experts throughout the production process.
  • Act as a project manager throughout production and post-production. Identify and work with contractors to plan, produce, and edit video projects. Work closely with all stakeholders to maintain fidelity to the Society’s brand and core principles.
  • Support product marketing by ensure products are visually appealing and easy to navigate.  Responsible for maintaining visual/brand consistency throughout.
  • Take data from previous video ad campaigns to improve the creative to optimize performance. Stay current on social content and marketing trends.
  • An ideal candidate would have graphic design experience and would contribute other visual components of digital media, including finding images for text content, and providing graphic design support for social media and marketing campaigns.
  • An ideal candidate would be able to contribute to marketing copy.
  • An ideal candidate would take professional quality photos at events.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficiency with Adobe After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop; ability to shoot/light and take photographs preferred.  2-3 ++ years of experience.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize projects, detail-oriented, a great communicator (written and oral); must be a problem solver, able to work within a group and independently, and driven to create and innovate.
  • Interested in legal ideas and in visualizing those ideas. Passionate about bringing the Society’s speakers and ideas to a wider audience.
  • Committed to the principles of limited, Constitutional government, rule of law, and open debate. Can transform these principles into engaging, creative designs.

If you are interested, please submit an application including sample work, specifically video and graphic design. You may include sample photography work as well.

Application Link: http://forms.fed-soc.org/form-1535221/Video-Graphic-Design-Job-Application-Form?