Independent filmmakers often find that it’s easier to shoot their films than to navigate the confusing world of film financing and distribution. Consequently, many good films never get made, and many that are made can’t find their audience. This two-day symposium will provide invaluable practical information about how to raise money, cultivate an audience and… Read more »

Richmond – Symposium on Film Marketing, Distribution & Finance – May 6 & 7 – Fee

Get answers! ·  What are the best ways to raise money for your film? ·  How can you cultivate an audience for your film before preproduction? ·  What are your options for distribution? ·  Can you… and should you “do it yourself?” The Virginia Film Office, the VPA and sponsors listed below are bringing together leading film industry… Read more »

Richmond – Introduction to Voiceover Workshop – Mar 25 – FEE

Dale Leopold will be teaching an “Introduction to Voiceover” workshop on Saturday, March 25th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The workshop will be held at “Suite!” (home of Anne Chapman Casting) in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond. Among the subjects he will cover: What is Voiceover? (hint: it covers a lot more than you think!) The current state of the… Read more »

Washington DC – Docs in Progress – Feb 24 – Fee

Tonight (Friday, February 24), come join Docs In Progress to help workshop films on two hot topics. Your feedback will help your fellow filmmakers overcome creative blocks and get a new perspective on any challenges in structural or character development. This program is open both to filmmakers and film lovers! WHAT’S SCREENING? Girls Are Always… Read more »

Richmond – Liquid Talent Agency workshops – February – Fee

What an AMAZING lineup!  Look at how they plan to close out February at Liquid Talent! There is still space available in all classes! EQUESTRIAN WORKSHOP: Participants in their afternoon Equestrian Workshop this month will be getting PRESS COVERAGE. InFauquier Magazine and Fauquier Times, will be present to interview and photograph participants, and potentially a… Read more »

Richmond – Richmond Int’l Film and Music Festival – Feb. 27 – March 5

The Richmond International Film & Music Festival (RIFF) Feb 27-Mar 5, 2017  More than 150 films from over 35 countries to be screened over seven days plus 50 Local, National and International Music Showcases RIFF, one of the largest international film festivals in the mid-Atlantic, brings a seven-day cavalcade of cutting edge film plus bands… Read more »

Virginia Beach -The Virginia Beach Bash Sage & Screen Combat Workshop – April 1 & 2 – Fee

ATTENTION: ALL FILMMAKERS, ACTORS, and STUNT PERFORMERS THE VIRGINIA BEACH BASH STAGE & SCREEN COMBAT WORKSHOP Regent University Communication and Performing Arts Building 1000 Regent University, Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23464 $275 for two full days of instruction, includes lunch both days & T Shirt $250.00 Early General Registration (2 days) ends March 10, 2017… Read more »

Hampton Roads – State of the Industry – Feb. 16

The Virginia Production Alliance invites you to its celebration of Virginia’s film and television production community at the Hampton Roads State of the Industry. Catch up with friends and colleagues, meet new people and learn more about our industry at an informal trade expo featuring vendors showcasing their production-related goods and services. Get together with… Read more »

Virginia – classes and events – Spring – FEE

This year Arvold continues to expand, inspired by their work with fellow artists who share their passion to raise the bar through training and collaboration. Here’s a one-stop guide through May.  Each offering is unique and tailored to a different aspect of the craft. MASTER SCENE STUDY with Richard Warner  a 6-week course beginning Feb… Read more »

Virginia – Registration open for Moonlit Wings Acting Camps – Spring and Summer – FEE

Registration now OPEN for acting CAMPS this Spring & Summer, plus classes. Springfield • Falls Church • McLean • Herndon • Great Falls Classes for ages 4 to 17, by age group. Camps for ages 7-14, all levels welcome. Too old for camp? Ages 14-17 click here for Teens Behind-the-Scenes program.  

DC – American University taking applications for MA Producing Film, Television and Video – FEE

The MA Producing Film, Television and Video graduate program in the School of Communication at American University is now taking applications for cohort 23 which will start classes on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  The program, which began in 1995, focuses on the knowledge, tools and experiences required to be a successful producer of long form… Read more »

RICHMOND – On-Camera Audition Workshop with Emma Orelove – Feb. 11 – FEE

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep is pleased to offer this workshops taught by Emma Orelove. When: Saturday, February 11th from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Where: Virginia Repertory Children’s Theater at the Shops at Willow Lawn Ages: 14 and up Cost: $30 *Space is limited Get the experience of working in a one-on-one classroom… Read more »

DMV AREA – Tryka Film Coalition’s next meeting – Feb. 11th – FREE

The Tryka Film Coalition is a STUDENT RUN filmmaking community consisting of, and for, high school filmmakers, actors, designers, musicians and artists in the DMV area. The group has monthly meetings where students hear from professional guest speakers, listen to and give feedback on scripts, and socialize with other teenagers with an interest and focus… Read more »

Richmond – Auditions and Cold Reads Acting Course – Feb. 21 2017 (5 weeks) – FEE

Final Act Drama presents Auditions and Cold Reads Course This 5-week course starts February 21, 2017     Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm You got an audition tomorrow, can you book the job? Learn auditioning & cold reading skills so you stand out of the crowd! They will teach you to: analyze a scene quickly –  read sentences, not words from your script –  research your role – sell yourself… Read more »

ALEXANDRIA – TV & Film Workshops with 6 NYC Casting Directors – Apr. 7-9, 2017 – Fee

Moonlit Wings Productions is thrilled to support New York Actors Connection’s return to The Little Theatre of Alexandria on April 7-9, 2017 for on-camera classes with SIX Casting Directors visiting from NYC! Use code MOONLITWINGS to save $200 off the weekend event when you register before the end of the month. For more information and… Read more »

Falls Church – Animators Roundtable /w Rich Harrington – Jan. 25 – $10

Richard Harrington: AfterEffects Expert Wednesday, January 25 6:30 to 8pm RHED Pixel, Inc. 107 Park Place Falls Church, VA 22046 (Orange Line/East Falls Church) Register Here Almost every animator and editor works with AfterEffects. Join DC expert Rich Harrington as he demos some of his favorite tips and tricks, what he sees coming down the… Read more »

DC – Entertainment Law 101,202 – Feb. 18 – Free

Please join the DC Independent Film Festival and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts on: Saturday February 18, 2017 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ENTERTAINMENT LAW 101 – Intellectual Property and Beyond A macro level discussion about copyright, trademark, fair use, licensing, options, using images/music, WGA registration, releases, film permits, location considerations, and legal considerations… Read more »

Richmond – AFF’s Evening with An Icon at the VMFA – Feb. 24 – Tickets

You are invited to join the Afrikana Film Festival as they present their second annual, Evening with an Icon! Presented annually during Black History Month, Evening with an Icon celebrates the contributions of cultural icons that have helped to shape the social, political, and artistic landscape. As their film selection this year, they are excited… Read more »

Alexandria, VA- Free LED & DMX Workshop- 2/10- FREE

WHAT: Free LED Tape and Wireless DMX Workshop Want to understand how to incorporate LED tape into your shots? Want to control your lights remotely via wireless signal? Join Barbizon Lighting and City Theatrical and learn all about LED tape and Wireless DMX.  This is a free workshop but space is limited so please RSVP using… Read more »

Charlottesville – Equestrian Workshop for Actors – Jan. 28 – Fee

New Equestrian Workshops for 2017 dates have been announced! Sign up NOW! Spots fill super fast for this popular workshop. Bonus Offer: Participants who are already registered for the Extreme Equestrian Adventure in May can take this workshop as a refresher for only $20! Email for how to register at this price. January 28th:… Read more »

DC – Cultural Capital: New Venues and Vehicles for Women in Film – Jan 25 – Free/w Reservation

Explore new ways women are breaking barriers in the film industry. This program will explore how the internet and advances in technology have changed the landscape of filmmaking, particularly for women. Throughout the program enjoy screenings highlighting the legacy of ground-breaking movements in film such as the “L.A. Rebellion” of the 1960s, and the evolution… Read more »

Norfolk – ODU Hiring Full-Time Lecturer in Film Production – Jan. 2017 – Paid

Old Dominion University is hiring a Full-Time Lecturer in Film Production.  Candidates must have a Master’s degree, with a MFA or PhD preferred, and be available for full-time employment in Hampton Roads.  Especially interested in faculty that can manage live multi-camera TV productions.  Details are available on ODU’s Career page:

DC – What’s Up Docs Spring Documentary Series at GWU – Feb.-Apr. 2017 – Fee

What: A new, curated, monthly Fall and Spring series of feature-length and short documentaries hosted by The Documentary Center at the George Washington University (GW). Each screening will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with a noted author, scholar, film critic, film director, or documentary forward-thinker. When: Screenings are held the second Thursday of every… Read more »