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Updated March 22, 2019

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CREW CALL: Independent production is seeking crew for a half hour spec TV pilot “Dizzy's World” shooting in downtown Houston on March 31st. CREW NEEDED: Production Assistant. Crew position is Unpaid, meals provided. Please send resume/online reel to Robert Lawrence at rlc1968@hotmail.com

CREW CALL: Jada Stone Agency is seeking Crew for on-going web series scheduled to shoot in the Houston area the first weekend of April and continue on weekends unti the end of May. Synopsis: Jhanelle is an American woman and a single mother and college student that has a love for the arts. Over the years she has grown fond of the African culture including the men. On her journey to find her African King, she keeps meeting the ones that mean her no good. Crew Needed: Cinematographer, Sound, & Lighting Crew Needed. Crew Positions are Paid. Please send resume/reel/inquiries to bookjadastone@gmail.com

CREW CALL: Producer/Director Gary Chason is seeking Crew for CHRISTABEL, a feature length (72 minute) Music-Poetry Video (Experimental Cinema) scheduled to shoot in Houston in April 2019. Synopsis: The Coleridge poem CHRISTABEL as a Dance Musical. CREW NEEDED: COSTUME DESIGNER – unique costume style in the Asian theatrical tradition. Need a designer who can also build costumes. MAKE-UP ARTIST – again, Asian-style white face make-up. Think Kabuki. Great design opportunity. PROPERTY MASTER – props will have a major role to play beyond simply things the actors hold in their hands. In many instances, props will take the place of sets. Most will have to be built. PUPPETEER – need three puppets custom designed and built: a Mastiff Bitch; a Bunraku-style puppet that will be the ghost of the dead mother; a White Dove and Green Snake combination (the snake squeezes the bird). CHOREOGRAPHER – this a Dance-Centric production; need someone who can create dance that moves the story forward; prefer someone with Hip Hop chops. Crew Positions are Paid. For more information contact Gary Chason at gchason@prodigy.net or 512-468-8293

CREW CALL: Carova Media, LLC is seeking Crew for independent feature film GIRL NEXT scheduled to shoot in Navasota, TX in Summer 2019. Synopsis: Hitchhiking young girl is picked up by an unsuspecting  millennial  couple, kidnapped and soon learns that her fate it be victim to the underground world of sex trafficking. She fights to survive and escape. Crew Needed: An experienced Unit Production Manager who has dealt with SAG. We are planning to be SAG Ultra Low Budget Signatory. Crew Position is Paid. Please email resume/inquiries to muscalmike@yahoo.com

CASTING CALL: Petro Studios is seeking Cast for a software web commercial scheduled to shoot in the greater Houston/Waller area April 3-5. Synopsis: This is a cinematic brand story for a software company specializing in industrial efficiency application. Cast Needed: A) Field Technician - April 3, full day, Waller TX B) Clerk and Supervisor -  April 4th, half day each, Houston D) Three or Four Executives - April 5, half day, NW Houston. Open to all adult ages and diversity, actors are encouraged to provide their own makeup and attire. Roles are Paid. Please send headshot/resume/reel/inquiries to lee@petrostudios.com

CASTING CALL: Muzik Box is seeking Background Extras & Dancers for a Steampunk Royalty music video shoot in Houston on March 26th. Cast Needed: Ballroom dancers with gowns, Gymnast, jugglers, and choreographed dancers all welcome must be in STEAMPUNK ATTIRE to be in the video (these items can be found at a thrift store). Roles are Unpaid. Anyone interested in participating can email ellago2@comcast.net

CASTING CALL: Nexus Films is seeking cast for an upcoming streaming TV series scheduled to shoot in Houston this summer. Cast Needed: A Native American performance group(s) to perform authentic tribal wedding song/chant as well as accompanying dance if applicable; A Native American male actor 35-55; Native American female actress 55-75; Both actors will play mother and son and can be members of the performance group and should be able to briefly converse in their native tongue. Roles are Paid. Please send headshot/resume/reel and/or video link of latest group performance to 5thwardtheseries@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Documentary style commercial campaign seeks genuine, real stories of millennial caregivers in Houston, living with a parent or older relative and providing some level of care. We want to hear your story! Anyone selected will be compensated; the production team will be shooting in Houston this spring. Contact our research team at peggycase@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Jada Stone Agency is seeking Cast for on-going web series scheduled to shoot in the Houston area the first weekend of April and continue on weekends until the end of May. Synopsis: Jhanelle is an American woman and a single mother and college student that has a love for the arts. Over the years she has grown fond of the African culture including the men. On her journey to find her African King, she keeps meeting the ones that mean her no good. Cast Needed (All talent must be good at improvisation): Jhanelle - Lead, Female, 18-29 yrs, 5'5"-5'10", smart, outgoing, attractive, caring, and sensitive, she has a child and currently stays with her parents, she loves African culture and finds the men to be attractive, she is known to date African men no matter if they are rich or poor, she believes in inspiring others to be all they can be. Endu - Lead, Male, 19-30 yrs, 5'5" - 6'5", African male that has been in the USA for a little over a year. He is still trying to find his way and works hard to be a good man, laid back and quiet, he has no family in the USA and is working paycheck to paycheck. Dad - Supporting, Male, 40-60 yrs, 5'10"-6'5", dad to the female lead, a very stern man of few words. Mom - Supporting, Female, 40-60 yrs, 5'0"-5'9", a very caring mother who believes in God and is a great listener. Roles are Unpaid. Please send headshot/resume/reel/inquiries to bookjadastone@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Sam Houston State University student short film CONNECTION is seeking Cast for April 10th-14th shoot in Huntsville TX. Synopsis: The project is a short film about a newly divorcee, Tori Bennett and her new relationship with an uprising rapper named Malcom, who unlikely fall in love together as we follow them through the rollercoaster that is their relationship. Cast Needed: TORI - Lead Female, 35-45, Any Ethnicity. Role is Paid, Shoot is in Huntsville TX. Please email Headshot/Resume/Reel and inquiries to zacharylindelof@gmail.com Please use the subject line “Connection – YOUR NAME” replacing YOUR NAME with your actual first and last name.

CASTING CALL: Dikajada Films is seeking Cast for POC (proof of concept) short film "Snipe Hunt" scheduled to shoot April 25-28 in Houston. Synopsis: Some boy scouts sneak out on a “snipe hunt” and find much more than they bargained for. Cast Needed: MAKEESH [Male] - 35-45, Asian (Indian-Pakistani), Convenience store owner in the Third Ward of Houston. TERESA [Female] - 35-45, African-American, medium to slender build, a single mother trying to keep her teenage son CHESTER out of trouble. PERRY [Male] - 18-25 (looks 15), African-American, slender build, an Eagle Scout candidate and member of Boy Scout Troop 242, is well read and a bit nerdy because of his ‘book smarts’. GENE [Male] - 18-25 (looks 15), African-American, muscular build, an Eagle Scout candidate and member of Boy Scout Troop 242, passionate about winning at all costs. WEBELO 1 [Male] - 10-15 (looks 10-11), African-American, follows the Webelo leader JACKSON in some real mischief as they try to keep up with the boy scouts in Troop 242. Roles are Unpaid, Local Hire Only. Video Auditions can submit by March 20th, first rehearsal March 30-31. Please submit headshot/photos/resume/reel/inquiries/measurements to LaMonde Howard at scoutsthemovie@gmail.com Subject line: SNIPEHUNT_YOURNAME

CASTING CALL: We are currently casting the next season and searching nationwide for kids ages 8-13 who love to bake. The Food Network's "Kids Baking Championship" is a fun baking competition show where kids compete in a series of baking challenges such as creating a specific type of dessert. We're reaching out in hopes you might be willing to help spread the word about this fantastic opportunity for kids. Production will be for a few weeks this summer and selected participants will be paid. For a chance to audition, parents can fill out an application for their child here https://bakingchampionshipcasting.castingcrane.com

CASTING CALL: Sophic Films is seeking Cast for short film AN UNLOVELY BEING scheduled to shoot in Houston. Synopsis: A 70ish year old retired nun is visited by her 25 year old great niece. A middle-aged man also comes to visit and it turns out he is a demon confronting the nun on the day that she will die. Cast Needed: DELAINE - Black Female, 40-60, a 75ish retired nun. MARIE - Black Female, 20-30, a 25ish attorney and great niece to Adelaine. YOUNG ADELAINE - Black Female, 20-25, a young nun. In person auditions will be held the week of March 25th, by appointment only. Roles are Paid. Please send a headshot/resume/reel/inquiries to Jay C Elliston at Casting@SophicFilms.com

CASTING CALL: Acid Test Productions is seeking Cast for independent feature film ACID TEST scheduled to shoot in Houston & Sugar Land TX from June 1 – July 1, 2019. Synopsis: Acid Test follows Jenny as she turns 18 and grapples with what it means to be an adult in the early 90’s. Steeped in the aesthetic of the punk music she loves, we watch “Jenny” discover a new aggressively feminist perspective inspired by the Riot Grrrl – girls in punk – movement. Along the way, she experiments with LSD and begins to question all of the rules and truths she’s followed her whole life. She launches a rebellion against her family, against the patriarchy her father represents, and tumbles into a new sense of self. Cast Needed: Jack (40s) – Caucasian – Jack is Jenny’s father. Undiagnosed bi-polar, he veers from being fun and charming and sweet to domineering, controlling, and frightening. Drea (18) – Open to all races/ethnicities. Drea is Jenny’s best friend and the reason why Jenny got into punk. Owen (18) – Caucasian. Owen is on his way to being Jenny’s boyfriend. Fun-loving, take-nothing-seriously, Owen skateboards through life on bring rich, charming, and smart enough to pass without studying. Kelly (18) – African-American – Kelly is Jenny’s best friend at school. Smart, driven, she excels at everything and has no time for playing around. Mrs. Scattergood (30s) – Open to all races/ethnicities. Jenny’s mentor and English teacher, Mrs. Scattergood shepherds Jenny through the college-application process and ensuing crisis when the plan for Harvard derails. Mrs. Walker (40s) – Open to all races/ethnicities. Mrs. Walker is Drea’s mom, the opposite of Jenny’s stay-at-home, perfect homemaker wife. Isabel (40s-60s) – Latina/Hispanic. Isabel is Owen’s housekeeper, the only adult to love and care for him on a consistent daily basis. Michael (10) – Latino/Hispanic. Michael is Jenny’s little brother. Quiet, prone to sickness, and lost amid the big personalities of his sister and dad, Michael does his best to remain clueless and happy. Mr. Jewel (50s) – Open to all races/ethnicities. Jenny’s history teacher who implores his students to vote in the upcoming Presidential election and challenges them to question the difference between change and progress. Taxi Driver (40s-60s) – Male – Caucasian – A small but critical role, the Taxi Driver is gruff and intimidating and rescues Jenny from one bad situation only to place her in another. All Roles are Paid. In-Person Audition Dates are Saturday February 16th & Saturday 23rd in Houston. Please email taped auditions and headshot/resume/reel/inquiries to acidtestproductions@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Next Actor Studio and Lake Camp Productions is seeking CAST for Untitled Food Truck Movie scheduled to shoot in Houston in Summer 2019. Synopsis: A comedy about a single dad who runs a food truck amidst economic depression. CAST NEEDED: All ethnicity and all age actors/actresses to play various roles as background, principal, day players, and lead roles. Roles are Paid. Auditions will be in mid-February 2019. For complete information please visit http://www.nextactor.com/films.html

CASTING CALL: Hoodlore Productions is seeking Cast for independent short film BULLY PROOF scheduled to shoot Summer 2019 in Houston. Synopsis: It's a hard knock life for Carol and Michael, two young teens who experience first hand the most common form of violence in our world, Bullying. But, this time the bullies have met their match as these kids fight fire with fire to prevail once and for all in the name of love. Cast Needed: Teenage males, Teenage females, Adult males 30-40's, Adult females 30-40's. Roles are Unpaid. Please send headshot/resume/reel/inquiries to Mr. Leslie Ducena at hoodlorellc@gmail.com

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Now accepting Texas-made short film submissions for the Houston Film Commission's 2019 Texas Filmmaker's Showcase. It's $FREE to enter, deadline for entry is April 1, 2019. Please visit website for guidelines and to submit http://www.houstonfilmcommission.com/showcase

WORKSHOP: ComedySportz Houston workshop "Finding Your Funny: Empowering Women Through Improv & Laughter" is April 6th, Noon-5:00PM at CSz Arena (2201 Preston, 77003). A speaking event and workshop dedicated to encouraging women through improv techniques and exercises. For more information please visit http://cszhouston.vbotickets.com/event//33590

WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) and Houston Community College Movie Makers Club host “Locations for Film/TV” Workshop by Alfred Cervantes, Deputy Director of the Houston Film Commission, on Thursday April 11th, 6:30P-8:30P at HCC Alief Campus 3rd Floor Screening Room. Free and open to the public. For more information please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2335643113386549/

WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will be conducting an Introduction to Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, April 13th, 2:00P - 6:00P at 4801 Woodway. This workshop for voice over newbies covers basic technique, gives the student lots of practice and constructive critiques in a supportive atmosphere. Workshop limited to six students. Students must be at least 16yo. Discount for early enrollment. Includes discussion of Radio & TV commercials, industrials, animation, video games and audiobooks. To register and for more information contact John Wesley Downey at goodkarmajohn@earthlink.net

WORKSHOP: Houston based Dominion Films announces the signature series of Getting Into the Movies Workshops by industry veteran Abiiba Howell. Abiiba has conducted industry workshops since 1991 with regular updates to include new technologies and protocols. The PRODUCTION ASSISTANT WORKSHOP is Saturday March 23rd 9:30A – 5:30P. Topics include production protocols, ethics, paperwork, getting work and more. For complete information and to register please visit https://www.dominionfilms.com/product/production-assistant-workshop/

WORKSHOP: Hollywood actress Joanna Sanchez is returning to Houston on Saturday March 30th, bringing her knowledge and experience of professional acting for appointment only one-on-one coaching. Joanna is in two feature films to be released in theaters in the next few months, is production savvy and offers insights into "the business" that can give you a competitive-edge in the "real world of make believe". New or veteran actors welcome. For complete information and to reserve your session in Houston on Saturday March 30th please call 310-801-2561 or e-mail joannasanchez@usa.net

WORKSHOP: Jeff "Dock" Dockweiler holds ongoing weekend classes in Houston. With years of experience and success in Hollywood audition rooms and on sets all around the world, his unique approach to the understanding of story structure has proven instrumental in the success of a star-studded client list. His next upcoming weekend is Saturday April 6th & Sunday April 7th. There will be 2 separate classes each Saturday (5322 West Belfort #201, 77035) for 2 different age ranges: Class 1 is for ages 10yo-15yo (kids under the age of 10 will be considered on an individual basis) 10:00A-1:00P, and Class 2 for ages 16yo and up 1:30P-5:30P. Students attend both the Saturday and Sunday classes each weekend at 5322 W. Bellfort, Houston TX 77035 (suite 201). To claim a spot on the pre-registration list, email with your interest at coachdock@gmail.com

WORKSHOP: Actress Sara Gaston teaches this on-going class geared toward actors who have already been practicing their craft and want to continue to hone their skills and find deeper ways to explore.  Each week will have a different focus and will draw from several acting perspectives including Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Michael Shurleff and Harold Guskin.  We’ll be working both on film and off, and explore script analysis, scene study, character development, freeing yourself from constraint, finding the core of the scene and more. Classes are Tuesdays, 1:00P-3:30P or 6:30P-9:00P. For complete information and to register please visit http://www.saragaston.com/classes-2/

WORKSHOP: Crystal Martinez offers (OGAC) On-Going Acting Classes and private lessons that consist primarily of scene work for film and TV, where you'll learn how to break down scripts and do character analysis and are geared toward preparing you to get representation, by prepping for you for agent visits, auditions, and for getting you ready to be more confident, camera aware and set ready. Holiday discounts currently available. For complete information and to reserve a spot please visit us at https://www.ogac.life/

Workshop: Houston based actor and acting coach Alyssia Dodson is offering training for film, tv, commercials, and theater. She holds an on-going scene study class on Monday nights from 6:45pm-9:00pm, workshops, private lessons, and audition tapings. She coaches using the techniques primarily of Stanislavsky and Uta Hagen along with techniques learned along the way from a variety of resources and tailors coaching to an actor’s specific needs. For more information and to register e-mail alyssiad@gmail.com or visit https://alyssiad.wixsite.com/lightscameraact

WORKSHOP: Next Actor Studio is holding on-camera acting classes for adults, teens & kids at West U and Rice Village area, along with Stanislavski Method Sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students, as well as screenwriting and filmmaking workshops. Enrollment is ongoing. For more information please visit http://www.nextactor.com/ or e-mail info@nextactor.com or call 713-532-2867

WORKSHOP: "Actors Helping Actors" is a talented team approach by Marilyn Swick, SAG-AFTRA actor, bringing acting, editing, and cinematography workshops for all ages and levels.  My classes are offered in the Memorial area. Please visit my IMDB page to learn more about my work at https://www.imdb.me/marilynswick or e-mail marilynswick@gmail.com to hold a spot for the next  acting, editing, or cinematography workshop, private, or audition self-tape. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/houstonburbankactingclasses/

WORKSHOP: Houston MediaSource, Houston’s Public Access Television Channel, provides training and equipment for aspiring Film, TV, and radio producers. Houston’s creatives are welcomed to learn how their artistic visions can be transformed into high-quality film or TV productions at FREE Orientation Sessions held every Monday at 6 p.m. Houston MediaSource is located at 410 Roberts, 77003 in EaDo. Attendees will learn how they can produce their own TV shows, radio programs, and film projects at Houston MediaSource, using top of the line gear, studios, and editing facilities. Learn more at www.hmstv.org or RSVP to Roger E Palomino at info@hmstv.org or call (713) 524-7700 x112