Richmond, VA – “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt” – 7 PM, Nov. 23rd – FREE

Richmond World AIDS Day Coalition,

Church Of The Holy Comforter & The Byrd Present:

Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt

Monday, November 23rd at 7:00pm

At the Byrd Theatre, FREE To The Public

Panel Discussion To Follow Film

Find out about the Byrd Theatre Foundation’s “Journey To The Seats”. Click here to bring these new updates to your email.


Richmond, VA – Back to the Future Trilogy w/ Bob Gale! – Byrd Theatre – 7:15 PM, Nov. 20th

Virginia Comicon & The Byrd Theatre Present:
The Back To The Future Trilogy
All Three Films:
Back To The Future
Back To The Future 2
Back To The Future III

Starting at 7:15pm Friday, November 20th, Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA

And featuring special guest Bob Gale in person!

Advance Admission includes Collectors BTTF Comic Book available only at:

Tickets at door: $10

Find out more about the Byrd Theatre Foundation’s “Journey To The Seats”. Click here to bring these new updates to your email.


Northern Virginia/DC – Sepia Works hiring Actors/ Performers – Deadline Nov. 27th



Team Callaloo is looking for teaching artists to join our Arts Education / DMV Touring Team for 2016! Actors / Performers of Color highly encouraged to apply!

Send Headshot, resume and cover letter to
*Must have Theatre/Performance experience / Paid Position
*Application Deadline: 11/27

Who we are:
Team Callaloo is a group of creative professionals based in Washington, DC who specialize in culturally creative children’s media (books, film, live performance, animation and arts education).

General Internship Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Ability to work with a team.
  • At least 3 years of theatre / performance experience (singing and dancing a plus).
  • Ability to command (a plus if you speak multiple languages).
  • Passion for children’s media, storytelling and visual arts.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Live in the DC, MD, Virginia area (with access to transportation- car/public.
  • Flexible schedule / Ability to perform during the day.

How to apply

  • Send Headshot, resume and cover letter to
  • Email subject line should read “Callaloo Performance Teaching Artist Interest”
  • Cover letter should include: Who you are, Why you love your craft, An obstacle you overcame
    and What you learned from it and Why you’re interested in this internship
  • Include online links to your work (if available)


Full Application Details:


Webinar – Trademarking and Licensing for Film – Sunday, Nov. 22nd

This Sunday The Law Office of Jaia Thomas will be hosting an end-of-the-year replay of the following webinars:


1). Music Licensing for Film


This webinar will provide filmmakers, producers and content creators with a step-by-step guide on how to obtain proper music clearances and licenses. Attendees will learn the distinctions between in-context and out-of-context rights and how to clear pre-existing music as well as musical compositions. Attendees will also learn about the key deal points and clauses included in any music licensing agreement.


2). Trademark and Brand Protection for Entertainment Professionals


The webinar will provide an overview of trademark and other intellectual property considerations crucial for creative artists and entertainment professionals. Whether a writer, filmmaker, designer or producer, this webinar will provide participants with the legal tools necessary to protect their brand. The webinar will provide a step-by-step guide for successfully registering a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as address the five common registration mistakes made by entertainment professionals.


3). How to Form a Production Company


Whether creating television, film or digital content, this comprehensive webinar will provide participants with all the legal tools necessary to form a production company.




The Law Office of Jaia Thomas

Sports + Entertainment Law



Screening of Polyfaces in Staunton – Dec. 7

Screening of Polyfaces in Staunton

Dec. 7 @ Visulite Cinema

Q&A w/ Joel Salatin, filmmakers Lisa Jane Heenan and Darren Doherty

Polyfaces News Leader

Photo: Griffin Moores/The News Leader

From News Leader article:

Three years in the making, the film tells the story of Joel Salatin and his farm in Swoope. The filmmakers, Lisa Jane Heenan, Isaebella Doherty and Darren Doherty, and the Salatin family wanted to share the story with their hometown audience.

Called “truly inspiring” by Harvey Weinstein, the documentary has been submitted into the 2015 Oscar race and the Staunton screening will happen before it premieres in New York City and Los Angeles. 



Richmond – Special Exhibition Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels | Virginia Historical Society

Special Exhibition Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels | Virginia Historical Society

Special Exhibition Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels

Sunday, November 22, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Members Free (Join today) Nonmembers $2

Location: Virginia Historical Society

Robins Family Forum

Part of the Special Exhibition Events category.
Part of the Social events program.

Iron Jawed Angels

Women’s rights are a major theme at the fictional Downton Abbey. Complement your Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times experience by watching this dramatic film about the struggle of American women for the right to vote.

Iron Jawed Angels focuses on the American women’s suffrage movement during the 1910s and follows women’s suffrage leaders Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful and effective nonviolent strategies, tactics, and dialogues to revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote. It stars Hilary Swank as suffragist leader Alice Paul, Frances O’Connor as activist Lucy Burns, Julia Ormond as Inez Milholland, and Anjelica Huston as Carrie Chapman Catt. Much of the principal photography was done in Richmond, Virginia.

No reservations required. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times is open to the public through January 10 at the Virginia Historical Society. Altria Group is the proud sponsor of this dazzling exhibition of costumes from the period drama, Downton Abbey®. The exhibition is produced by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London. Downton™ and Downton Abbey®. ©2015 Carnival Film & Television Limited. Additional support from the Lettie Pate Evans Changing Exhibitions Fund.


NOVA/DC – National Drone Show 2015 – Dec 2-3

Learn the latest techniques and see them  in action in the Drone Flying Cage.

Register today and enter code VIPTIVA100 for your FREE  Exhibit Hall Pass to both GV Expo and the National Drone Show courtesy of TIVA!

New at GV Expo this year is the National Drone Show, an exciting free-to-attend conference and expo for the continuously expanding drone marketplace.
This event features product demonstrations in the Drone Flying Cage
and instructors from Unmanned Vehicle University providing in-depth
training sessions on topics such as:

Command & Control for Drones
Instructor: Eric Jameson
This tutorial focuses on the Command & Control aspects using drones – what to do with the data, how to manage drones in your organization, and, most importantly, what tools to use when performing those functions.Drones for Large Sporting Event and Entertainment Event Coverage
Instructor: Paul Dragos
This tutorial introduces the concept of using drones and drone technology to cover large sporting and entertainment events better, faster and cheaper than before thought possible.

Drones for Law Enforcement/Security/Public Safety
Instructor: Fred Bivetto
This tutorial explores how drones and unmanned system technologies can be used safely and cost effectively to provide great tactical advantages for law enforcement, support for crowd control, special weapons and tactics (SWAT) units, and home or commercial security businesses.

“Drone-vertising” – Using Drones to Deliver Marketing/Advertising Messages
Instructor: John Minor
“Drone-vertising” is advertising using drone technology; drones are much more cost effective than using manned aircraft for carrying advertisement banners aloft. This tutorial explores the market for using drones in support of the advertising industry.


HARRISONBURG – Super GR8 Film Festival – November 18-19 – Tickets $12-15

What: Super GR8 Film Festival
Where: Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg
When: Wednesday, November 18th 7PM – Black and White Night
           Thursday, November 19th 7PM Color Night
Tickets: $15 door or $12 advance at:

The Super Gr8 Film Festival returns for its sixth year more popular than ever showcasing films at Court Square Theatre in downtown Harrisonburg. Founded locally by Paul Somers and Tim Estep, the festival will feature more than 40 locally-produced Super 8 films.

Each filmmaker makes their film on a single cartridge of Super 8 film, which amounts to just over 3 minutes of footage. There are no second takes or editing of the films; each film has to be carefully planned out scene-by-scene and shot in order. Upon completion of shooting, filmmakers turn in their film reel along with original audio they have created to be put together by Super Gr8’s editor, Brent Finnegan. Filmmakers do not get to view their finished films until the night of the festival screenings to a sold-out theater.

This year’s crop of filmmakers is diverse, with people of all ages and from all walks of life. The beauty of the Super 8 film format is that it levels the playing field since not many people actively use it anymore. “It’s a leap for everyone,” says Somers, “and the most amazing thing is that you see people who have never made a film before making amazing films.”

The 2015 Super Gr8 Film Festival will be held at Court Square Theater in downtown Harrisonburg on Wednesday November 18 (black & white films) at 7 PM and Thursday November 19 (color films) at 7 PM. Immediately following each night’s showing, there will be a reception and awards ceremony at The Golden Pony.


RICHMOND – AICP Show – November 19 – Tickets $10

Where & When: Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street, on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm.

The AICP Show: Presented by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, the AICP Show celebrates the art and technology of commercials, and is sponsored by the Virginia Production Alliance, VCU BrandCenter, and the Richmond Ad Club.

Judges select the year’s best commercials in 23 categories ranging from animation, to visual effects, humor, music, cinematography, and sound design. The AICP then packages the best ads into a show that is toured throughout the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, and Minneapolis. For the past 12 years, Richmond has been fortunate to be included as one of the stops on this unique and exciting tour.

Admission: FREE for VPA members, VCU BrandCenter, and Richmond Ad Club. $10 at the door for general public.

Reception: There will be a reception next door at New York Deli before the show from 5-6:45 p.m. featuring free appetizers and a cash bar.


Short Non-Profit Film “Hurt” Now Casting

Short film “Hurt” now accepting headshots and reels for various roles. Shooting will run December 2015 though February 2016.

From All4Him Films and Bentrospection Productions, “Hurt” follows the events affecting six teenagers’ lives leading up to an eventual school shooting. We will be filming primarily at Appomottox high school as well as several locations in Lynchburg and Richmond. 

Looking for teenagers and adults of varying ages for lead and supporting roles. If cast, expect to be obligated to at least two weekends of shooting.

This is a non-profit production, as such all roles are voluntary and proceeds will be donated to a relevant cause.

Send headshot and reel to


Northern VA/DC area – PGA Presents: WHAT’S NEXT? 11/19 at 6:30pm (free)

Panel Discussion: WHAT’S NEXT?

Date: Thursday, November, 19th, 2015

Networking: 6:30p

Panel:  7pm

Location: Ventana Productions, 1819 L Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC



Avi Kumin, Employment Lawyer at Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP

Paula Morrison, Recruiter at The Creative Group

Robert Black, Insurance Advisor at Arkin Youngentob Associates, LLC

Arnie Luzker, Entertainment, IP, & Business Lawyer at Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP



With lay-offs, restructures and mergers dominating the news, many in our local production community are faced with a new reality.  There are a lot of choices out there — find a new (similar job), go freelance, or start a new business.

Whatever your individual choice, there are plenty of people to guide you along the way.  And we’ll introduce you a few, with a team of experts who can cover most any question you have.

The Producers Guild is a professional organization of producers working in television, film, and new media.  We exist to support working producers with education, networking opportunities, and assistance with working conditions.

We hope to see you on Thursday, November 19th.



Richmond – James River Short Films Finalist Screenings at VMFA! – Nov 20

Please join us Friday, November 20, 6:30 pm at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for the annual screening of the James River Short Films juried competition finalists, and the awards ceremony to follow.  Annually, the James River Film Society with the sponsorship of the Virginia Film Office, awards $2000 at the discretion of the jurors and judge, as well as the People’s Choice and the Kathryn Stephens’ Virginia Filmmaker Award; since 1994 over $40,000 has been awarded to local, regional. national and international filmmakers.  This year filmmaker, teacher  and previous jury winner Christopher Holmes is our awards judge–Christopher teaches at UNC-Greensboro and has a feature in release, Lost Colony, and numerous award-winning short films including Fence Dogs and Sapsucker, which he’ll screen a the conclusion of the program. The James River Short Film competition is VA’s oldest juried competition since 1994, and we’re proud to screen this year’s finalists at the VMFA’s Leslie Cheek Theatre.  Tickets $8 at the museum boxoffice.  Hope to see you there!

In order of screening:
Things You Didn’t Know About Tiny Tim, Tamara Federici
O Pastor Animarum, H. Paul Moon
Black Eyes, Rick Spears
Hill of the Hapersnoks, Rinny Wilson
Playback, Robert Hudson
(Un)Sexy, Paige Snider
I Am the Mountain, You Are the Water’s Edge, Travis Waugh
The Columbarium, Tyler Trumbo
Kuwabara, Kuwabara, Elizabeth Williams


Audition Workshop w/ Casting Director Erica Hart

Erica Hart, Casting Director, has cast pilots for ‘How to Get Away with Murder’, ‘The Goldbergs’, and ‘American Crime’, at ABC Primetime Casting in NYC and is coming to the Greater DC area!

Meet Erica on Saturday, December 12th at a special one-day only Pilot Season audition intensive for actors of all ages and levels. Workshop includes personal 1-on-1 meeting, performance sharing, Q&A session, and pilot season prep.

$50 OFF for Early Birds! Register before Sunday, Dec. 6th & save. Only 16 spaces available on first-come, first serve basis.

Learn more & reserve your spot, click “NYC to DC” at