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Updated July 22, 2017

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CREW CALL: Episodic project FIFTH WARD is seeking crew for a July 17 through August 28 shoot in Houston. Synopsis: In Houston’s historically black neighborhood known as the Fifth Ward, an argument at the local convenience store leaves a young girl dead. The residents are furious, especially when the police force doesn’t make any arrests and all charges are dropped. With few options, Mina is desperate for help, even if it comes from her estranged ex-brother-in-law and the newly appointed commander Robert Kennedy. Kennedy struggles to gain respect in the mostly white police force, especially when Mina and the family he left behind challenges his idealism with the realities of making ends meet in the Fifth Ward. Seeking a Production Designer, 2nd AD, 1st AC, Camera Intern, Makeup and Hair, and Location Sound Mixer for paid positions. Also needed are non-paid FT/PT Production Assistants and Camera Intern. Please send resumes to 5thwardtheseries@gmail.com

CREW CALL: Tiburon Transmedia is seeking an energetic and motivated Producer Assistant Intern. This is a great opportunity to learn the industry working with an innovative media company where the primary task will be to assist the producer and the cinematographer. The production will be from August 9th to August 12th in the greater Houston area. This is a non-paid internship, meals and expenses will be covered. Please send resumes and inquiries to Alejandro Yrausquin at alejandro@tiburon-transmedia.com

CREW CALL: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is seeking a part-time Creative Video Producer responsible for capturing footage, editing, and creating content for documentation and marketing campaigns. The position would guarantee 45 hours of work per month, with the potential to book more, and night and weekend hours may be required. Applicant must have the ability to provide some basic equipment such as a camera and laptop for uploading footage and must own Mac or Windows based PC or laptop. Please send a resume along with a link to samples of work to webeditor@mfah.org

CREW CALL: Genepool Productions is seeking a fixer or Production all rounder to assist with a documentary shoot at NASA on August 27th & 28th August. VITAMANIA is an in-depth documentary about dietary supplements. This year the world will spend $90 billion on vitamins and supplements. Every week, a new benefit is claimed. At the same time, vitamin pills are dismissed as a waste of money and their spruikers condemned as snake-oil sellers. Many doctors claim that most vitamin products are useless, while some are positively harmful. Dr Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides. Our documentary delivers a surprising collection of science stories that empower consumers to make reasoned decisions about health supplements – decisions that will certainly save them money, but might also save their lives. The fixer/Production all rounder is a Paid position. Resumes can be e-mailed to charlotte@genepoolproductions.com

CREW CALL: The Victoria Television Group is looking for a department head for Creative Services in Victoria TX. This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to build up their commercial directing reel. As the department head, you would lead a team of two additional cameramen/editors, meet with the clients, write scripts, direct the shoots and edit. Also responsible for department budget, equipment purchases, billing and weekly department head meeting. The full time position is Paid. If interested, email resume and demo links to Jeff Pryor - Station Manager at JPryor@victoriatelevision.com

CREW CALL: Texavision Media Center has launched Television Programming in Houston with live streaming content and access through mobile devices. We are currently seeking Associate Producers to join our team. Associate Producers will have the opportunity to create and broadcast their own shows, films or music videos. Duties include writing, editing, idea pitching, assist in promotions as well as manage growing tape needs on the program. For consideration, Producers must have writing knowledge/skills, excellent creative writing and communication skills, ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content, highly detail oriented with the ability to execute ideas, comfortable working with talent, and other high profile individuals, excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment. Selected Producers are independent contractors and are paid positions. To schedule a pitch meeting, please email texavision.airial@gmail.com or visit the TV Pitch Guidelines here http://bit.ly/2qeylhJ

CREW CALL: Black 17 Productions is seeking a Production Assistant and Make-up/SFX Make Up for a gritty and psychological short film titled “Tartarus: The Devil's Basement”. Shooting days are Sept. 15-17th on the Bolivar Peninsula in the Fort Travis bunkers and one day (Sept 18th) in Houston at the old Meridian Club. PA will help with all things on set, be involved in pre-production meetings, acquire needed props and work closely with the 1St AD and Director. Must be honest, dependable and trustworthy. Make up/SFX will work with cast on make-up. Also some SFX such as blood, cuts, wounds, dirty hands and feet, etc. Positions are Unpaid, food will be provided while on set. Please send resumes and/or questions to black17productions@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Genuine Casting is seeking real people living in Houston neighborhoods that are experiencing regrowth, neighborhoods that are experiencing a resurgence and renovation. Searching for long-term residents who are passionate about their community and newcomers excited to join a developing neighborhood. We want to hear your story. Those selected will be featured in a commercial and be compensated. Please fill out our online questionnaire to be considered: https://form.jotform.com/71985641956977

CASTING CALL: Carrithers Studio is seeking cast for “A Thousand Words” short film to be shot in Houston over three days in the fall. Synopsis: A father and son wrestle with a family secret in order maintain their close relationship. Danny is a gay Chinese American that works for an architecture firm in Houston. His father stops by unexpectedly for an extended visit. Danny is the oldest son and only sibling that will speak mandarin to his father. His father is unaware of Danny’s sexuality and Danny does his best to conceal it from him, fearing it might jeopardize their closeness. Danny and his father come to a crossroads where they have to decide to either be honest with each other or maintain the status quo of their relationship. For the role of Danny we would an Chinese American actor in his mid 30s to mid 40s.For the role of Danny’s father we would like a Chinese American actor in his late 50s or 60s. Some familiarity with Mandarin would be ideal for both actors. The roles are Paid. Please send resume and demo reel/material to casting@carrithersstudio.com

CASTING CALL: Weikend Productions is seeking cast for short film “The Big Apple” tentatively scheduled to shoot August 5th & 6th in Houston area. Synopsis (drama/comedy): A man and women are driving to a best friends wedding when they find themselves with unexpected obstacles. As time gets closer to the wedding, their relationship is tested if they will arrive as a couple or if at all. John - Male, 25+, Caucasian. Role is Paid. Please submit your head shot, reel, and resume to zachary@weikendproductions.com

CASTING CALL: "Something About Mommy" A Tex Mex comedy short is seeking cast. Synopsis: Hispanic family gets together to celebrate “Mommy’s” birthday. All is going well until one member of the family decides to speak out. Project will have an early August shoot date in Houston. Roles: Mommy - Extra role, Hispanic woman 60+; Daughter 1 - Speaking part, Hispanic 40-50; Male Spouse - Extra role, Hispanic 40-50; Daughter 2 - Speaking part, Hispanic late 40’s; Son 1 - Speaking part, Hispanic 40’s-50’s; Daughter In Law - Spanish speaking part, Hispanic 40’s-50’s; Son 2 - Speaking part, Hispanic 40’s; Female Spouse - Extra role, Hispanic 40’s. Roles are Non-Paid. Please send resume/reel to Jesse Sanchez at create@thesideyard.com

CASTING CALL: An independent feature film, “Sins Of A Scorned Wife”, is seeking cast for a shoot tentatively scheduled this summer in Houston and Galveston for 10 shooting days. Synopsis: When a woman is fed up , not even hell can stop her. Wife goes through ups and downs with her husband until he pushes her to the edge. Role needed: Sunny, 25-35 years old female, working undercover for wife, seduces husband, Malcolm,  while acting as his business consultant. She is attractive, passionate, intelligent, and confident. She is all business, but has a side that is irresistible. Actress must be comfortable with simulated love scenes (no nudity, or impropriety) with Malcolm. Role is Unpaid. Please send resume/reel to producer LQ Stallworth at lqstallworth@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Seeking a Show My Property TV: Tour Guide host. Show My Property TV is a nationwide production company specializing in realty and property videography. Our project in Houston entails a Female host guiding possible residents around the property showing off everything the property has to offer. Shoot date is TBD in August, role is $150/day. Please e-mail reel/resume to Kyle Downs at production@showmyproperty.tv

CASTING CALL: Seeking one person to be on-screen talent as host for spec videos called FAITH AND FOOD. Synopsis: Make a food item used in a religious ceremony. While cooking, cut to stock documentary video regarding the history and meaning, complete with actual ceremony enacted in authentic environment with host as participant. Three videos to be shot in West University area end of July to mid August. Role is Non-paid for this spec project. Please send online reel to majadimit@hotmail.com

CASTING CALL: Deal Breaker is a comedy short about a young professional who's questionable profession is getting in the way of his relationship with his live in girlfriend. This 10 minute short gives us a small glimpse into one of the disagreements they have. Casting for the 3 leads. Johnny: Male, late 20's/early 30’s, laid back and in shape white guy who is passionate about his questionable profession. Candidate must be comfortable with his shirt off. Kate: Late 20’s, Johnny's attractive live in girlfriend who is frustrated with Johnny's questionable profession getting in the way of their sex life. Walter: 30's/40s, a cooky Indian delivery man who is a big fan of Johnny's questionable work. Tentative shoot dates are October 7th & 8th in the Houston area. Roles are Unpaid, cast & crew will be fed and given credit. Actors may send their head-shots, demo reels, resumes,  to Vincent Drabik (VRD Productions) at dealbreakermovie@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Black 17 Productions is seeking cast for a gritty and psychological short film titled “Tartarus: The Devil's Basement” based on the multi award winning feature screenplay of the same name. Tentative shooting days are Sept. 16-18 on the Bolivar Peninsula and one day in Houston. Synopsis: Anna White has been kidnapped and held captive under an after hours club called The Devil's Basement. Her captor, Michael Delano, is a religious zealot who has used her as bait to draw her husband, Detective Travis White, to him and have him repent for his past indiscretions. Cast Needed: Three males ages 30-40, One female lead role age 30-40. Roles are Non-Paid (film credit, IMDb credit, food/drink, possibly housing on Bolivar Peninsula). Please submit head shots and demo reel to black17productions@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: The Lighting Zone Inc. is seeking cast for CUDA, a SAG-AFTRA Demo Reel contract sizzle reel tentatively scheduled to be filmed late June/early July in Houston. Synopsis: Rays continued refusal to submit to a gang’s will puts the rest of his family at risk. ROLES: Ray ‘CUDA’ Medina - Hispanic Male, 25-30, Kick-boxer, former gang-member, determined to do right and protect his family; Regina - Hispanic Female, 25-30, Ray’s long-suffering girlfriend and manager, a fighter, beautiful and fierce; Ray Medina Sr. - Hispanic Male, 55-60, Ray’s father, retired boxer, loves his sons even though they have a strained relationship; Pablo - Hispanic Male, 25-30, second in command of Los Diablos, he will stop at nothing to get Ray to do what he wants. Lead Roles area Paid. Seven supporting roles and many extras needed. For complete character breakdown and to submit headshots and resumes please e-mail cudacasting1@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: AJL Pictures & Savir Productions is seeking talent for Home Stay, a Houston area independent film. Synopsis: “A young couple, Veronica and Anthony, spend their honeymoon in a nice rental house located in a quiet town near the shore; when strange occurrences begin, they soon discover the house is not what it seems, and the terror that truly awaits them”. Tentative shoot dates are 7/22-7/28. Talent roles are Paid. Please submit headshots/reels/resumes for audition consideration to homestay1718@yahoo.com

CASTING CALL: Crystal Rose Productions is seeking cast for “The Bone Yard”, a low budget horror film about two clowns who just refuse to stay dead and buried, tentatively scheduled to shoot in the Houston area for 3 weeks in Mid-July. Talent positions will be paid. For complete character breakdown and/or to send headshots/resumes please e-mail Richard Boyd at richard.boyd@hccs.edu

CASTING/CREW CALL: Master Hughes Productions is seeking Cast & Crew for indie feature MOUNTAIN STALKER shooting summer/fall in Conroe, TX. Synopsis: A lone park ranger is sent into the mountains when too many people are reported missing, he discovers a serial killer that moves from park to park around the nation. Roles Needed: Man to be the mountain stalker, 6 ft or taller; Female to be ranger staff, any height, professional look; Male to be ranger staff, any height, professional look, short hair; Male to be camper, any height; Female to be camper, any height; All actors must be physically fit and able to hike in the forest. Actors will receive a nominal stipend for travel and meals on set. CREW: A camera man is also needed, compensation depends on experience. Please send headshot/resume/reel to Master Hughes Productions nmc@alphacorps.us

WORKSHOP: Actor Sarah Gaston is teaching a Kid’s Comedy & Improv Workshop, a kid-friendly combination of improv skills I’ve learned by studying at Second City & the Groundlings, and an exploration of comedy and how to find the funny in your scenes. We’ll explore different kinds of comedy, comedy ‘rules’ and comic timing. We’ll do scenes from Disney, Nickelodeon and more!  All students will receive videos of their scene work via e-mail. When: Sunday July 23rd, 1:00PM-5:00PM. Where: ChampionEntertainment (6011 Westline Drive, 77036) Who: Ages 8-12. For questions or to reserve a spot in this class, please send an e-mail to sara@ytbuff.com

WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Voice Over and Voice Acting Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 1 to 5pm at 4801 Woodway. John Wesley Downey will teach the workshop which will teach basic technique, include lots of practice and constructive critiques. Radio and TV commercials, industrial narration, audio books and animation/video game character work will be addressed as well as getting an agent and voice over demos. Limited to five students. Major discount for early enrollment. To enroll contact John at goodkarmajohn@earthlink.net

WORKSHOP: Now in its ninth year, Aurora Picture Show's popular summer filmmaking camps give kids the opportunity to learn about, create, and discuss film and video. Part of our Media Education initiatives, our hands-on youth camps teach narrative and experimental filmmaking techniques, with local professionals guiding participants in developing, shooting, and editing digital short films. Camps are held Aurora Picture Show (2442 Bartlett Street, 77098). All camps are from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Ages: 8-11 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 4: July 17 - 21. Ages: 12-15 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 5: July 24 - 28. Camp 6: July 31 - Aug. 4. For complete information and to register please visit http://aurorapictureshow.org/pages/summer_filmmaking_camps_120.asp

WORKSHOP: Now in its 5th year, 14 Pews Film Academy's summer documentary camp for teens makes films on Houston artists, while teaching the art of filmmaking. This summer we will be teaching several one-week filmmaking workshops, teaching the various styles of documentary filmmaking, techniques, meeting local professionals, you’ll learn all stages from pre-production, production to post-production. And we are ecstatic that the completed documentaries will have their World Premiere at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Camps are held at 14 Pews (800 Aurora Street, Houston, TX 77009). All camps are from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Ages: 13-19 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 2: July 24 - 28. For complete information and to register please visit http://14pews.org/calendar.asp?pageid=15&calid=1565

WORKSHOP: Crystal Martinez offers 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.To reserve a spot please visit us at https://www.ogac.life

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: Jeff "Dock" Dockweiler is one of the elite acting coaches in the industry and he is currently conducting a weekly acting class in Houston. Three weekends each month, Dock flies in from Los Angeles to teach his scene study class which focuses on making you an expert in the foundation of storytelling and pushing you to maximize your skills in the audition room and on set. Dock says "my focus is to get you working and keep you working!".  There are 2 separate classes each week based on age groups. 3 Saturday classes each month: Class #1 - Morning class for actors ages 10-15 yrs old. Class #2 - Afternoon class for actors 16 yrs old and up. Location - 5322 W. Bellfort Blvd. Suite 201, Houston, Texas 77035. For more information and to register please visit https://www.coachdock.com

WORKSHOP: “Actors Helping Actors” is a talented team approach by Marilyn Swick, SAG-AFTRA actor, bringing acting workshops for all ages and levels, that includes a production team to shoot reels, auditions, shorts, and even feature films.  The adult group meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. The mixed group adults/children meets on Saturdays from 10:00-11:30 am. All classes are held at my office in Memorial. Please visit my IMDB page to learn more about my work  http://www.imdb.me/marilynswick or e-mail marilynswick@gmail.com to hold a spot for the next workshop, private, or audition self-tape.  Class schedules and changes are posted 48 hours prior to class in the event I am booked on set.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Actors-Helping-Actors-468351116701654

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