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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 »

RICHMOND NAMED TO MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE’S 2020 BEST PLACES TO LIVE AND WORK AS A MOVIEMAKER

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Film Office today announced that Richmond has been named one of MovieMaker magazine’s Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2020, ranking fifth out of ten smaller city and town finalists.  MovieMaker determined the winners using surveys, editorial research on tax incentives and recent productions, and personal… Read more »

Virginia-filmed “Santa Girl” premieres on Netflix – streaming now!

Virginia Film “Santa Girl” premieres on Netflix!   “Santa Girl” is now available on Netflix. The movie, which was co-created by Shenandoah University students and staff through a partnership with Capital Arts Entertainment, started streaming on Netflix on Nov. 1. The movie tells the story of how Santa Claus’ only daughter, Cassie Claus, goes off… Read more »

VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES 2019 VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS

  VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES 2019 VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS ~Winners are from Manassas, Charlottesville, and Sterling~   RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Film Office has announced the three winners of the 2019 Virginia Screenwriting Competition, an annual event founded in 1989 as a way to promote Virginia’s in-state talent and give exposure to aspiring… Read more »

Virginia Screenwriting Competition Deadline is May 27!

VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES  31st ANNUAL VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION The Virginia Film Office’s  2019 Virginia Screenwriting Competition is now open for submissions.  The film office established the competition, now in its 31st year, to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the motion… Read more »

Governor Northam Announces New Limited Series “The Good Lord Bird” from Blumhouse Television and SHOWTIME® to Film in Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the upcoming limited series The Good Lord Bird will film in Virginia this summer. The new SHOWTIME® limited series, produced by Blumhouse Television, is based on the National Book Award-winning novel, by the same name, from bestselling author James McBride. Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Tony® nominee Ethan Hawke will star as 19th-century abolitionist John… Read more »

Virginia Screenwriting Competition Accepting Submissions

VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES  31st ANNUAL VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION The Virginia Film Office’s  2019 Virginia Screenwriting Competition is now open for submissions.  The film office established the competition, now in its 31st year, to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the motion… Read more »

Governor Northam Announces Production of Feature Film “Harriet” in Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Northam announced today that the Focus Features production, Harriet, will film in Central Virginia this fall. It will be the first feature-length film to tell the story of heroic abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. Harriet is set to star Tony Award®-winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) and Tony Award®-winner and Grammy Award®-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton). Gregory Allen Howard… Read more »

DC – Television Producer – May – Paid

WETA, DC’s public broadcasting station, is seeking a Television Producer. This individual will write, produce and direct local programs and special projects focusing on activities and interests in the WETA-TV viewing area. Working closely with other members of the local production team, including associate producers and production assistants, to manage and plan production and to… Read more »

Fairfax – Capital Film Market & NOVA International Film Festival – April 12-13 – Fees Vary

FAIRFAX, VA CAPITAL FILM MARKET Attention all filmmakers, actors, producers, & industry professionals!!   The Capital Film Market, in conjunction with the Northern VA International Film Festival is proud to present an exclusive seminar &; discussion with Batman Executive Producer, Michael Uslan, Marc Clebanoff (Odyssey Motion Pictures), Jason Brubaker (Distribber), & Phil Gorn (Wonderphil Wntertainment) on April… Read more »

THE VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE ANNOUNCES 30th ANNUAL VIRGINIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Film Office today announced that the 2018 Virginia Screenwriting Competition will accept screenplay submissions beginning April 13th, 2018.  The film office established the competition, now in its 30th year, to provide Virginia screenwriters with a forum for their work and an opportunity to present their scripts to professionals in the… Read more »

Richmond- Casting call-March 22-26-PAID

They are looking for an actress to play the role of Mother. She appears between 45-55 and is a smoker who’s main hobbies are reading trashy magazines and berating her son’s lifestyle. She is oblivious to the fact that her close parenting is partially to blame for his behavior. Mortality Badge is an independent dark… Read more »

Hampton Roads- Seven Cities Short Film Showcase- Feb. 23- TICKETED

On February 23rd, Hampton Roads will be showing off their hottest short films at the Seven Cities Short Film Showcase! A 2-hour show full of tear-jerking, mouth-watering, heart-pounding local films you won’t want to miss! Bring your cast and crew to enjoy these cinematic spectacles, enter raffles, and cast your votes for the coveted Audience… Read more »

D.C. – Business Seeking Videographer – Paid

A DC business is looking for a  videographer to assist with a few self tapes for actors periodically.   Each taping takes about 1 hour.  Paid.  Flexible schedule.  Will be needed when actors need a tape.  If not available, no problem.  Just submit when you are. For more info and to submit please text or call… Read more »

Governor McAuliffe Announces EMMY® Winning Drama HOMELAND to Film in the Commonwealth

Governor McAuliffe Announces EMMY® Winning Drama HOMELAND to Film in the Commonwealth ~ SHOWTIME® and Fox21 Television Studios to Bring Production of Seventh Season to Virginia ~  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the critically acclaimed drama HOMELAND will move to Virginia for production of the show’s seventh season. The series, produced by… Read more »

Governor McAuliffe Dedicates New Loving v. Virginia Historical Marker

Date: June 12, 2017 Governor McAuliffe Dedicates New Loving v. Virginia Historical Marker ~ Marker highlights the decision that overturned state laws restricting interracial marriage ~ RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new state historical marker to commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia. The dedication… Read more »