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Governor Northam Welcomes Filming of New Hulu Limited Series ‘Dopesick’ to Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dopesick, the upcoming Hulu eight-episode limited series, will film in Central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, and the Roanoke regions, including Clifton Forge, this winter and is anticipated to continue through the spring. Developed by writer and executive producer Danny Strong, Dopesick is inspired by the bestselling book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the… Read more »

Statewide – Rebuild VA Expanded Eligibility Criteria – Additional Production Industry Businesses Included

In July, the Commonwealth launched a new grant program for small businesses and nonprofits called Rebuild VA. We are writing today to let you know that Rebuild VA has expanded its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. The application is open and available here. Small supply chain partners of businesses forced to… Read more »

HAMPTON ROADS – CASTING FOR MARKETING CAMPAIGN – ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER – PAID

ACTORS & ACTRESSES NEEDED This is for a content marketing campaign. Wage are within a range of $15-20/hr, on a half-day’s work (6 hours) in the Hampton Roads area. The shoot will last for one day within the first week of September, so please plan accordingly. There will not be a formal audition due to… Read more »

Statewide – Hollins University Fall Students Available for Film/Arts Project Research Assistance

Opportunity: Research Assistance This Fall, the course “Research for the Arts” at Hollins University is looking for research projects. University students in the class will work with a filmmaker or arts organization to provide research materials for an upcoming production or event. The final product will be a research dossier for the writer or director;… 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 »

Free Zoom Webinar: Ready to Roll Initiative – Wednesdays 10:30am

DC Camera continues to sponsor special zoom discussions as part of their Ready to Roll Initiative, about the status and future of film production during the pandemic. This week features the topic of all ‘All Things Locations,’ with Virginia’s very own Andy Edmunds, film commissioners from DC and Maryland, and experienced location manager Wes Hagan… Read more »

Notice Regarding Production in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia is currently open to all safe, responsible production, following the suggested best health and safety practices set forth by the Virginia Department of Health, and Governor Northam’s Guidelines for All Business Sectors. The Virginia Film Office places the highest priority on the health and safety of our film community members.  As localities continue to enact measures toward… 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 »

Richmond, VA – Actors – Casting Call for Documentary – March 17th – paid

Casting call for non-union historic reenactment roles to be filmed in the Richmond and DC areas March 30th, April 3rd, and April 7th. Roles are part of a historic documentary on woman’s suffrage that will air on PBS later this year. Auditions will be held in Richmond on Tuesday, March 17th. Rate: $250/day Roles: ORA:… Read more »

Northern, VA – Head Shots – Fee

NYC Headshot photographer Guido Venitucci is returning to the DC area on March 28 and 29th.  Didn’t get as many pilot season auditions you were hoping for? Now’s the time to get new headshots and be on your A game before episodic season. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get amazing headshots at a… Read more »

Charlottesville , VA – Teaching Artist Part-Time Position – PAID

Light House Studio is looking for experienced filmmakers to lead and assist in mentoring workshops for 8-18 year olds. Lead Teaching Artists manage and lead filmmaking workshops. Assistant Teaching Artists work closely with the Lead Teaching Artist to facilitate filmmaking lessons and exercises. Summer 2020: Assistant Teaching Artists will be in charge of overseeing a small group of… Read more »

Richmond – Actress – Short Film – Paid

After his son goes missing, a father seeks answers when a stranger shows up in his place.   Blue is the upcoming “subtle sci-fi” short from the award-winning filmmakers behind Cardinal and Redlining.   Our team is seeking a versatile actress to play a county sheriff’s deputy who may just hold the answer to the… Read more »

Norfolk, VA – Anne Chapman Casting & ODU Film – Seeking 7 Actors – April 2-7 – Paid

ACTORS Anne Chapman Casting & ODU Film – seeking 7 actors – SAG-AFTRA Short Departmental Film – $125-150/day Swamp Nation ODU Film Program SAG-AFTRA Short Departmental Film Production Company: ODU Film Director: Priya Vashist Producer:  Harvest Bellante Writer: Priya Vashist Casting Director:  Anne Chapman Casting Assistants: Mariah Johnson, Kaitlyn Wright, Kha Tran, Ashley Mazza, Wendell… Read more »

Richmond – Casting – Streaming Episodic Series – paid

Arvold.casting is seeking actors in the MidAtlantic and Southeast regions for a streaming episodic series casting in Richmond VA. Those with and without experience are encouraged to submit! Please see our casting notice for further details and submission instructions: https://arvold.com/casting-call/streaming-episodic-series-106/ Thank you! the arvold. team www.arvold.com _______________________________________________________

Washington, DC – Seeking local actors – award winning cable network

arvold.casting is seeking local actors for a pilot from an established, award-winning cable network filming in and around Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.   Please find further details and submission instructions in our casting notice here: https://arvold.com/casting-call/cable-network-pilot/   Thank you! the arvold. team www.arvold.com  

Va beach – Actress – checkered flag commercial – Feb. 17 – paid

Greetings! Our client is seeking talent an African American Female who is willing to lip sync/improv for their upcoming commercial filming in VA Beach. Date is February 17th (with a rain date of February 16th). Here is what we know: This spot uses a song being sung by a SPECIALIST to an ” UNSUSPECTING” CUSTOMER… Read more »

Fairfax, VA – Spring/Summer Camps – registration now open

Fairfax County Park Authority just opened online registration this morning for spring & summer camps, as well as weekly spring classes. Our award-winning programs are back with NEW scripts for ages 7-14 including The Lion Queen, Mulan’s Great Adventure, Jam-ilton 2, Aladdin and more. Plus, a performance on the last day of every session, as well as… 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 »