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Fairfax – Reminder: VPA presents Ask an entertainment attorney event – February 15th – Register

Ask an Entertainment Lawyer: An Evening with Kirk Schroder (In-Person) When 15 Feb 2024 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Location ThunderShot Studios: 9425 Mathy Drive Suite B Fairfax, VA 22031 To register, visit this link: https://www.virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-5482279 We have another fantastic event coming up in February! Registration is required in advance of the event. We will… Read more »

Richmond – Cadence theatre in person acting intensive – February 25th – Registration Fee

Cadence announces in-person intensive with Award-winning casting director and educator, Erica Arvold, in downtown Richmond, VA! FROM THEATRE TO FILM Together, we’ll harness each individual’s theatrical craft and practice using tools and methodology to internalize authenticity for the screen as well as amplify their film/tv charisma. Sunday, February 25th from 3-6p RPAA inside the Dominion… Read more »

Statewide – VPA & IATSE Hosting Film Industry Advocacy Zoom Seminar – Jan 7 – Free

IATSE 487, the Virginia Production Alliance, and their partners are holding a virtual training session to discuss how you can be an effective citizen advocate, educating leaders on the importance of the film industry, during this year’s upcoming Virginia legislative session. Session begins on January 10. The call will be recorded in case you aren’t… Read more »

Virtual – Screenwriting Program – February 6th – Class Tuition

Earn a Certificate in Screenwriting from Georgetown University This 12-week program covers all the essentials needed to write marketable screenplays/teleplays for film, television, and the web. Classes meet virtually in the evenings, twice weekly, for 1.5 hrs. each. Our classes are open to all and begin on February 6. Go to the website below for… Read more »

Zoom – WIFV presents How to stand out as a filmmaker – December 11th – Fee

Among all the talented people in this industry, how do you ensure you stand out?  You might be wondering, ‘What can I do to make a lasting impression? How can I captivate people’s attention and foster connections and potential collaborations?’ And this is just the beginning. Once you have a project in hand, the challenge shifts… Read more »

VIRTUAL – WIFV 2024 Mentorship Program Application – Deadline Jan 15 – MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

WIFV Seeking Mentees and Mentors for 2024 Mentorship Program! Applications are now being accepted from WIFV members seeking to be paired with an industry professional. You can apply to be paired with a mentor for a specific project or for general career mentorship. Whether you’re an emerging filmmaker or an experienced professional pivoting to a new… Read more »

Virtual – Hampton Roads VPA Film Tax expert Zoom – December 11th – Register

Virginia Production Alliance – Hampton Roads presents: Bring your tax questions and join us as VPA Hampton Roads welcomes Jonathan McCormick, Tax Manager at Stewart and Company, CPA in Virginia Beach. Jonathan has been in the tax industry serving individuals and small businesses for over 18 years. He specializes in individual taxation with large focuses on rental real estate,… Read more »

Richmond – Adult Acting Classes – 2024 – Fee

Adult Acting Classes Unstaged: An organic approach to the art and craft of acting Unstaged is an adult acting class designed to unlock your potential as an actor, a storyteller, or simply as a person, through an organic approach to the art and craft of acting, and the experience of being. Taught by Rusty Wilson,… Read more »

Charlottesville – Filmmaker Panels at the Virginia Film Festival – October 28th – Free

The VAFF hosts a series of panel discussions on Saturday of the Festival. All panels are free, unticketed events. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat. Link to Panel Lineup: https://virginiafilmfestival.org/panels/ THE LAST OF US – PRODUCTION MASTERCLASS Saturday, October 28, 2023 10:00 AM Irving Theater in… Read more »

Charlottesville – Light House Studio ‘Stay Awake’ Screening & Masterclass – Oct. 13 & 14

Light House Studio is excited to screen the film Stay Awake and host a Q&A with the film’s writer and director Jamie Sisley at Vinegar Hill Theatre on Friday, October 13, 2023.  The following day, Jamie will lead a two-hour master class for high school students and adults. STAY AWAKE FILM SCREENING  Friday, October 13th at 6:30pm | Recommended for… Read more »

Charlottesville – Adrenaline Film Project Workshop Open for Applications – Oct. 8 Deadline

The Adrenaline Film Project is Open for Team Applications! Light House Studio is seeking applications for the 19th annual Adrenaline Film Project, a narrative filmmaking workshop that includes pitching, writing, filming, and editing a short film in just 72 hours before screening it for a live theater audience! This is no ordinary filmmaking workshop. Teams… Read more »

Charlottesville – Adrenaline Film Project now accepting applications – Deadline October 8th – Register

     Charlottesville, VA, September 8, 2023 – Light House Studio is seeking applications for the 19th annual Adrenaline Film Project, a narrative filmmaking workshop that includes pitching, writing, filming, and editing a short film in just 72 hours before screening it for a live theater audience!      This is no ordinary filmmaking workshop. Teams… Read more »

Virtual – Workshop on Line Producing – August 24th – Tickets

Join Women in Film and Television United States (Wiftus.org) and Women in Film and Video New England (wifvne.org) as we bring you an epic workshop on Line Producing. Our expert Line Producer is BD Gunnell: BD Gunnell is an independent feature film producer with over a decade of experience in the film industry. Starting as… Read more »

Sterling – VPA NOVA Writer’s Workshop – June 29th – Register

When: June 29th, 6:00–8:00 PM Where: 21631 Ridgetop Circle Suite 200 (2nd floor), Sterling VA 20166 Join fellow writers and VPA members at a writer’s workshop on Thursday, June 29th, from 6-8 pm. Be sure to bring your creative juices with you! Whether you’re a seasoned writer with numerous awards or interested but struggling to… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Meet Animator and Filmmaker, Dash Shaw Event – June 27th – Register

The Virginia Production Alliance presents: Meet Richmond Animator and Filmmaker Dash Shaw Virginia is for Animators & Animated Film Lovers! Learn more about animation and where animated film is headed from a successful filmmaker. Learn about the making of his films Crytozoo and My Entire High School Is Sinking into the Sea.  Bring your questions and friends! When:… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Ask an entertainment lawyer event – Tonight! – Register

So you have legal questions about filmmaking? We know someone with answers. Join us for an evening with renowned Entertainment Lawyer & longtime VPA Sponsor Kirk Schroeder. Kirk will take your questions ranging from copyright to partnerships. Come on out to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for answers and fellowship with the film community. When 23… Read more »

Richmond – How to make a documentary workshop – May 20th – Registration Fee

“HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY FILM” WORKSHOP  Happening Saturday, May 20th, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM,  Belltower Pictures and Oakwood Arts are hosting the fifth and final session of the “How to Make a Documentary Film” workshop series. With guest speakers Metta Bastet, Randall Taylor, Martin Montgomery, Andrew Uvarov, and Travis Tucker we will… Read more »

Richmond – VPA Ask an Entertainment Attorney Event – May 23rd – Register

Ask an Entertainment Lawyer – With Kirk Schroeder Tuesday, May 23rd at 6:00 pm Location: Visual Arts Center, 1812 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23220 Register at this link: https://www.virginiaproductionalliance.org/event-5246175 So you have legal questions about film making? We know someone with answers. Join us for an evening with renowned Entertainment Lawyer & longtime VPA… Read more »

Richmond – 48 Hour Film Project Workshop – May 18 – Free

The challenge: write, shoot and edit a short film in 48 hours given a required character, prop, line of dialogue and genre right before the clock starts. Have you always wanted to participate in the 48 Hour Film Project, but were daunted by the challenge? Or maybe you have done a 48, but are looking for ways to… Read more »

NOVA – Docs in Progress Fellowship and Upcoming Seminars – Fee(s) – April/May

To better serve local filmmakers, Docs In Progress is launching a new Fellowship for Documentary Story Development for those who are just starting out with an idea. This fellowship will be in person for 6 sessions at Docs In Progress in Silver Spring. Our Legacy Fellowship continues virtually for filmmakers who already have a treatment, have already… Read more »

Richmond – VPA “Filming with Unions” Event – April 25th – Registration

Mark your calendars! Join VPA at The Visual Arts Center for an evening with our Union partners, including VPA sponsor IATSE for a discussion on How to work with Unions. Bring your questions and come out to meet some of the various union leaders in the film industry including IATSE, SAG, and others. When: April… Read more »

Virtual – Pitching Master Class – April 6th – Fee

Pitching Master Class Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 6:30 PM Join Diana Kerew and Laurie Scheer to learn how to make a masterful pitch of your film or series. The presenters bring years of experience from both sides of the desk that will be shared in this program.  Our goal is to give you the… Read more »

Richmond – How to Make a documentary Film Workshop – April 22nd – Fee

“HOW TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY FILM” WORKSHOP  Happening Saturday, April 22nd, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM,  Belltower Pictures and Oakwood Arts are hosting the fourth session of the “How to Make a Documentary Film” workshop series. With guest speakers Angi Kane, Heather Waters, and Justin Laughter we will explore the general subject of “The… Read more »