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Important Updates to REBUILD VA Covid-19 Grant Program – Eligibility Expanded & Funding Increased

If you are a small business, non-profit, or sole proprietor affected by COVID-19, please take a minute to review the below info to see if you are now eligible for grant assistance, or now eligible for more funds even if you were approved and received assistance from this program already. Governor Northam’s grant program REBUILD… Read more »

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 »

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 »

COVID-19 Update from the Virginia Film Office

Dear Friends, As communities begin moving toward measured economic re-opening, please stay tuned for updates and links to best practices and suggested guidelines.  Our goal will always be to ensure the safest return to the work we know and love. At this time we ask that everyone adhere to all health and safety practices recommended… Read more »

VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers (Free Live Webinar) 

VIRGINIA PRODUCTION ALLIANCE COVID-19: Relief Options for Small Businesses and Freelancers (LIVE Webinar)  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020 — 12 PM (NOON) LOCATION:  ZOOM WEBINAR This live, 1-hour session will be presented by Timm Johnson, Director of the George Mason University Small Business Development Center. He will share valuable information on relief options and resources available to business owners impacted by COVID-19.  As director of… Read more »

Statewide – COVID19 Resources for Industry from the Virginia Production Alliance

The Virginia Production Alliance is well aware of the situation that the coronavirus has brought to our livelihoods. We have collected resources from our allies at the Virginia Film Office, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, Virginia Chamber, and Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association that may help you through this time. Unemployment Filing information: An unemployment insurance claim is filed against the state or… 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 »

Roanoke, VA – Actors – Feb. 17th – paid

Casting a man and woman, non-speaking parts for local commercial. Open to age / ethnicity / body type. Pays $125 per part, buyout of rights. EST. 4-6 hours taping. Tentatively planning to shoot Feb. 17. Would be great for a couple. A small stipend can be arranged if traveling from out of town. Will air… Read more »

Richmond VA – Casting – Coconut Commercial

Arvold.casting is seeking actors in the MidAtlantic and Southeast regions for a commercial casting in Richmond, Virginia. Those with and without experience are encouraged to submit!   Please find further details and submission instructions in our casting notice here: https://arvold.com/casting-call/coconut-commercial/

Richmond VA – Casting – Prince Commercial

Arvold.casting is seeking actors in the MidAtlantic and Southeast regions for a Prince commercial casting in Richmond, Virginia. Those with and without experience are encouraged to submit!   Please find further details and submission instructions in our casting notice here: https://arvold.com/casting-call/prince-commercial/    

Richmond – Actors – Ferguson National Showroom 2020 Commercial – Non-Union – Paid

Anne Chapman Casting seeking 5 actors for FERGUSON National Non-Union :30 spot   FERGUSON National Showroom 2020 Spot  Non-Union – MOS Production Company: Ferguson  Producer: Kent Belle  Director: Josh Napier  Casting Director: Anne Chapman Casting Assistant: Tracia Austin & Cailynn Birts Audition Date: Thursday, January 23rd Audition Location: Richmond, Virginia Shoot Date: On or about… Read more »

chesterfield- Seeking kitchen location for commercial – Dec 23rd- paid

Good afternoon,   We’re still looking for a cool/modern/large kitchen for a commercial project. Need not be near the Chesterfield County courthouse but that would be of great value. Budget is $250 for a few hours this Monday the 23rd. Please write with details and info or a pic. (Kitchen with some type of middle… Read more »

chesterfield- seeking modern kitchen for commercial – dec 23 – paid

We’re in search of a modern sleek looking kitchen for a TV commercial shoot on Dec 23rd. Budget pays $200 for about 3 hours or so. We’d love to have the kitchen have an island for cooking. Unsure about hours but likely about 2 to 4 or 5 pm. Please send info/one photo to mark@besstudios.com… Read more »

VA/MD/DC – seeking actors (aka promo models) – paid

Personify is a new Richmond-based startup focused on connecting outgoing, professional ambassadors with the brands that need them. They’re looking to hire new talent for a handful of upcoming ambassador roles and are accepting applications right now at www.bepersonified.com.   Brand ambassadors get to share the brands and products they love with people every day… Read more »

charlottesville – casting – sept 16-20 – paid

CASTING FOR HOSPITAL SYSTEM IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA! Our client seeks MANY talent for their upcoming shoot in Charlottesville, VA. Here are the details known at this time: Nonunion, nonspeaking Principals and Extras for a variety of scenes. OPEN demographics from 6 months* to 70 years old.** Real families are also encouraged to submit! Anticipated shoot… Read more »

Lynchburg – seeking actors for commercials – november 9th – paid

Production Company: Hello Studios Director: Adam Everett Miller Description: The Downtown Lynchburg Association in conjunction with the City of Lynchburg is partnering with Hello Studios to produce a series of commercials to promote downtown businesses during upcoming construction projects scheduled to occur downtown. These commercials will feature patrons at a number of key locations in… Read more »

Central, Southside, and Roanoke – Actors needed for commercials – current – paid

We are currently gathering submissions for parts in four commercials. Please include headshots, sizes and experience and which roles you may be interested in. We will finalize dates in the near future.   SPOT 1: Older men – Looking to cast three with small speaking parts – filmed in one location. Prefer people with character… Read more »

Ashland – Seeking female Talent for insurance commercial – July 17-19 – paid

Seeking Female Talent for lead in upcoming Insurance Commercial!   What: State-wide Insurance Company Who: Female, late 30s-40s, Caucasian.  Must be able to portray the busy working mom/insurance agent.  Cannot have previously appeared in a featured role in ANY Richmond-area commercials. When: JULY 17, 18, AND 19.  MUST be available all days. Where: Ashland, VA… Read more »

Fairfax – DC Camera Gear Panel with TIVA – June 6 – Fee

Come join us for a fantastic gear panel this Thursday, June 6th, at DC Camera! This is the first time that TIVA has partnered with DC Camera (2810 Merrilee Dr, Fairfax, VA 22031). Come and check out the latest in equipment, submit your name for the discount DC Camera rental package giveaway, support TIVA and your career… Read more »


Loud Cat Creative is filming a theater commercial for Chick-fil-A Virginia Beach Blvd and is searching for 2 actors to play a couple buying Chick-fil-A.   1 Half day, one 2 hour day: $400 total per actor   WHEN: Sunday, May 26th 11-4:00 (We will probably wrap before then, however).   And Monday, May 27th… Read more »