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Light House Studio Online Film Masterclass – May 19 – Register, pay what you can

Who: Light House Studio What: Online Masterclass with Hollywood Executive Jocelyn Diaz (bio below) When: May 19, 5:30 – 6:30pm EST Where: Online via Zoom link How: Register on our website HERE and pay what you can ($20 suggested value) About Jocelyn Diaz After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1999 with a degree in… Read more »

Statewide – Richmond International Film Festival online Series – May 4 – Free

Richmond International Film Festival presents the RIFFx Online Series, co-presented by the RIFF Arts Institute. Monday, May 4 at 2pm RIFFx Series episode features 16 BARS with some very special guests! Catch it at 2pm Eastern time via Facebook Live Broadcast @ Facebook.com/RVAFilmFest

Statewide – Richmond International Film Festival Online Filmmaker Series – April 27-28 – free

Richmond International Film Festival presents the RIFFx Online Series, co-presented by the RIFF Arts Institute. The first discussion will take place April 27 at 2:00pm eastern time via our Facebook Live Video feed. To tune in, simply visit the page and click to watch the live broadcast. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RVAFilmFest  Also, feel free to send questions… 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 »

Ashland – Workshop with director Jeremy Workman – Feb 29 – Free

FILM WORKSHOP WITH JEREMY WORKMAN Saturday, February 29th at 2pm The director of the critically-acclaimed “The World Before Your Feet” comes to town for two screenings of his documentary at Ashland Theatre with Q&A after each film (2/28 and 2/29). On Saturday afternoon, Jeremy will lead a FREE workshop about filmmaking and editing. Jeremy is… Read more »

Alexandria, VA – Workshop – Video Editing Basics With Premiere Pro- Fee $40

This is a 2-hour workshop on how to start video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro CC. If you have ever struggled with video editing or ever wanted to learn how to video edit in an open classroom setting this workshop is for you. This workshop is for people that have never used the software to… Read more »

Williamsburg, VA – 20+ Free Professional Workshops, W&M – Jan 30- Feb 1

The 2020 W&M Global Film Festival will be hosting 23 free workshops with industry professionals taking place January 30 through February 1 at Swem Library in Williamsburg, VA. No registration is required and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.   Session instructors include Pulitzer-prize nominated writer Desiree Cooper, producer Joe Pirro (Driveways), stuntman… Read more »

richmond- improv comedy classes – jan 2020 – fee

IMPROV COMEDY classes with award winning director/TV producer only $50/month BEGINS NEXT MONTH!!! Paid acting gigs as soon as you join Cast in live shows taped for TV only when u feel ready Weekly Saturday night shows 8pm in 2020 Party after every show We R diverse and woke ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT – SIGN… Read more »

Richmond- improv comedy classes – jan 2010 – $50 Fee

There are some things going on with the Groovecats I wanted to share with you. 1.  A new training opportunity designed to create a second cast of improvisers for TV 2.  Our December 7th show and our Saturday night shows EVERY week in 2020 3. The paid gigs we have available through UVA As we… Read more »

DC – Panel on making high-quality films on a low budget – Dec 4 – $15/30

WIFV Wednesday One: High Quality, Low Budget   Join WIFV this upcoming Wednesday to learn how to make a high-quality film on a low budget! Producing an indie film is not easy and the key to success is to not be defined by the label “Low Budget.” This workshop will show you how to keep… Read more »

Richmond – Improv Comedy Classes – Jan 2020 – $50/month

  Entry-Level IMPROV COMEDY CLASS – Begins January, 2020 Hosted by Groove Cat Comedy More information: https://www.groovecatcomedy.com/product-page/improv-comedy-class-sign-up-now-class-fills-fast Whether you are completely new to improv or you have improv experience & you are ready to take your improv skills to the next level with our TV shows, this class is for you…   WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?… Read more »

Richmond – Acting for Film and Television Course – Multi Week Course, starts Nov 5 – Fee

  Final Act Drama presents Acting for Film and Television Course  This multi-week course starts on November 5th, 2019 Tuesday’s 6:30 – 8:30 pm http://www.finalactdrama.com/screen-acting.html This 5-week acting course, designed to prepare an actor for commercials, feature films, and TV performance.   Learn the fundamental acting skills like character development, improvisation, movement, and speech dynamics. Are… Read more »

Petersburg – Screenwriting Workshop – Oct 12 – Free

Conquering Script-zilla: Screenwriting Workshop It’s time to dust off the old laptop and make use of the right brain creativity. At this event we are going to read and workshop scripts the right way; “One sentence at a time.” —————————————————————————————– AGENDA 11a-11:15 – Meet & Greet 11:15-11:45 – Script Reading & Feedback 11:45-12p – Lecture,… Read more »

Springfield, Falls Church – Ages 7-14 HAMILTON-Inspired Fall Class “Jam-ilton”- Oct 22 and 24 – Fee

Due to popular demand, our “Hamilton”-inspired camp is now a weekly CLASS with NEW activities!! Actors, rappers, history buffs and hip-hoppers, blast back to 1776 and become musical showstoppers. Write original scenes themed to the American Revolution, show off your freedom of speech and sing about the constitution. Explore music from “Hamilton” and other Broadway shows,… Read more »

Alexandria – Barbizon Capitol’s Entertainment Design Expo – Oct 3 – Free

If you have a passion for LIGHTING, and want to see the best technology in action, Check out this event at Barbizon Capitol in Alexandria, VA on Thursday!!  (REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW) EDX2019 is being held at the Barbizon Capitol offices in Alexandria, VA. Address is: 6437 General Green Way Alexandria, VA 22312 703-750-3900 Registration is… Read more »

D.C. – ScriptDC Conference – Oct 11-13 – Fee

ScriptDC – Words to “Action!” ScriptDC is the premier conference for Mid-Atlantic filmmakers including writers, directors, producers, editors, and talent to connect with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. The 2019 conference will be October 11-13, 2019 at American University. REGISTER HERE!  ScriptDC supports the work of independent filmmakers via seminars that provide access to… Read more »

Shenandoah University – Young Screenwriter’s Conference – Oct 12 – fee

Project Write, the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project, SU’s Department of Media and Communication, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema are teaming up to bring a day of screenwriting and production workshops to the area. Comic creator and screenwriter Joe Kelly will be the keynote speaker. He is most widely known as the author of the graphic novel I Kill Giants and… Read more »

Richmond – Total prep Fusion/TV Acting Masterclass – Sept 14 – Fee

Total Prep Fusion Film/TV Acting Master Class w/ Erica Arvold and Richard Warner Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11am – 6pm Virginia Rep Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230 Ages 16 and up • Limited to 16 students • $315 Details: To register, please call the Virginia Rep Box Office… Read more »

Richmond – Arvold Warner Studio hosting film industry discussion – Aug 16 – free

Arvold Warner Studio is hosting a FREE, 2-hour discussion of life, success, and achieving happiness in the film business, with industry experts and master teachers Erica Arvold and Richard Warner on August 16th. While this event is free, we ask that you bring a $10 cash donation to the door with proceeds going to Side… Read more »

Richmond – VFO Internship – Aug 5 deadline – Unpaid

We are looking for film lovers with an interest in production and the process of attracting projects. We love creatives with strong writing and administrative skills and a flexible, open schedule. Any photography or video editing experience is a plus as well.  Since this is a non-paying internship, every effort is made to tailor the… Read more »

Richmond – actor workshop – august 17/18 – fee

Just wanted to share some great news, Erica Arvold is teaching an amazing 7 hour actors intensive in Richmond August 17/18.  Check out the details below.   Arvold Education is keeping it close to home by bringing Richmond their new Total Prep Fusion class! This 7-hour intensive extravaganza is a one-day, non stop course centered… Read more »

richmond – improv class – current – free/fee

HELLO RICHMOND IMPROV ACTORS! I AM THE NEW IMPROV COMEDY DIRECTOR IN RICHMOND. At my studio in Richmond, I have had the privilege to train about 20 dedicated actors since last August and almost 20 more who have joined over the past 11 months. They are developing very quickly in a style of improv that… Read more »