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Governor Northam Announces $70 Million Rebuild VA Economic Recovery Fund for Small Businesses, Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

**Film/production companies, sole proprietors, and independent contractors in the industry that meet additional listed criteria can qualify for this program. Please see below.** Governor Ralph Northam today announced $70 million for small businesses and nonprofit organizations whose normal operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be made available through Rebuild VA, a… Read more »

RICHMOND – TV EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT – STARTS NOVEMBER – PAID

We are seeking self starting individuals for Television Series Executive Assistant and/or Production Assistant position who are eager to get their foot in the door in the film industry. Candidates must be organized, hard working and able to work full time. Position would begin in November and all candidates must be local to Richmond, VA,… Read more »

A Letter to Our Virginia Film Community

Dear Friends, As we know, our industry is made up largely of smaller companies and both creative and technical freelancers, making it very fragile in this public health crisis. This necessary lockdown has resulted in the cancellation of production activity across Virginia. This unprecedented time in history will test us all; financially, emotionally and socially.… Read more »

Richmond – casting for comedy short – tentative dates aug 22/24 – Paid

Casting “Arthur’s Best Day Ever,” a comedy short film for this years my rode reel competition.   Seeking: Arthur Miller – 30-45 He is experiencing the best day of his life and everything is going his way. He’s a portly man with a nerdy side. All Ethnicities. Lily Martinez – 30-45 Lily gets proposed to… Read more »

Arlington – Casting for pilot “THE ARLINGTONIAN” – tentative dates aug 17-aug 21 – paid

Production title: The Arlingtonian Union / Non-Union: Non-Union Production Type: Independent Project length: Short Film (15 minutes) Production location: Arlington, VA/Washington DC Shooting Location: Arlington, VA CONTACT: Skinny Corleone, 49thparallelfilms@gmail.com http://www.49thparallelfilms.com Dates: August 17-21, 2020 “Pilot” Arlington, Virginia circa the 2008 financial crisis: When Wilson loses his job, it triggers a special 2008 recession clause… Read more »

Chesterfield – seeking translator for set – Sept 7 – paid

Korean documentary prepping is seeking a local assistant to translate on set for non-English speaking crew. Some set experience preferred but not required, ability to translate quickly and work in a fast paced environment key. Would be in-person and comply with up-to-date COVID-19 standards.   Contact: Paul Oh, paul.k.oh110@gmail.com, (301) 814-5930

Richmond – RIFF Arts Institute Grant for Financial Assistance – Open August 10

The RIFF Arts Institute is Awarded a Grant from the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond Funding to be Dedicated to Unemployed Artists Impacted by COVID-19 To learn more and apply, visit their site.  The RIFF Arts Institute (RAI) has been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation’s Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund advisory committee… Read more »

Richmond – Anne Chapman Casting seeking 4 Local to RVA Actors for SAG Short Film – Sept 2020 – Paid

  Anne Chapman Casting seeking 4 Local to RVA Actors for SAG Short Film Shooting in RVA in September 2020 – Virtual Auditions COVID-19 Production Protocol Will Be Followed Due to COVID-19 Travel Concerns this is a Local Production using Actors Local to Richmond, Virginia PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU ARE NOT LOCAL TO… Read more »

Richmond – 48Hour Film Project Postponed to 2021, additional virtual opportunities NOV 2020

It is with great disappointment that we announce that the Richmond 48 Hour Film Project is postponed until next year, 2021 due to unmitigated restrictions necessitated by COVID-19. We did not reach this decision easily, but ultimately, the safety and well-being of our amazing filmmaking community is our utmost concern. We eagerly look forward to… Read more »

Norfolk – Casting call for short film – tentative dates Aug 30 – Paid

This short film will be a re-make of the movie “The sisterhood of the traveling pants” shoot will be a one day shoot. Shoot date is 8/30/20 for 6 hours. Compensation will be $50 for the project. Meals will be provided. Casting call date will be 8/9/20 from 12-4pm. Roles- African American women – age… Read more »

Lynchburg – Casting for Student film – tentative dates Nov 2-9 – Paid

Lynchburg University Student film: Casting Call for male actor, between 25-35, any race, preferable muscular frame to play a hitman named Michael in an upcoming short film ‘A Killing Conscience.’ ABOUT THE ROLE: Michael is a relatively young, but skilled hitman who has been killing for 5 years. He’s focused, and confident, but has recently… Read more »

Georgetown University – Six Week Online Screenwriting Courses – Sept & Oct – $495

Georgetown University’s Center for Continuing and Professional Education is offering two courses in Screenwriting this Fall – Introduction to Screenwriting and Advanced Screenwriting: Narrative Workshop – via the virtual conferencing interface Zoom. These affordable six-week classes are being taught by Kevin Downs, an independent filmmaker/writer who optioned four screenplays for theatrical films and held key creative positions… Read more »

Powhatan – student project seeking cast and crew – tentative dates aug 10-28 – non-paid

Seeking CREW/CAST for a student independent feature film project. This is for experience, meals, and credit only. If interested, PLEASE send a resume and brief cover letter to BlueScarlettFilm@gmail.com for the following cast/crew roles: -Lead, “Petite” Actress, comic-timing a plus, female or non-binary, all ethnicities welcome to apply, 18-24 to play 18. Include a headshot.… Read more »