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Updated December 2, 2016 

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Crew Calls

Casting Calls

Workshops


CREW CALL: Bechdel Films (bechdelfilms.com), a Houston based independent film and theater production company, is seeking experienced DOCUMENTARY EDITORS with at least one feature documentary on their resume that they have personally edited and who know Final Cut 7 or Adobe Premier to work on a feature-length documentary: THEREMIN FEVER. The EDITOR will receive $5,000 broken down into payments. Candidates MUST live in Houston and be able to come to the Houston Heights area to work with the director. Only experienced editors apply and send video links to your work to cressandra@mac.com

CREW CALL: Hart Energy Publishing is seeking an experienced Technical Director for an all day speaking event which will be held in the Galleria area. We will be providing all of the equipment, but need a capable professional to man the NewTek TriCaster Mini. The Technical Director will be in charge of setting up and breaking down the Tricaster and he/she will be taking direction from our producer. There will be 2 cameras, 1 computer, and an audio line that will need to be switched to and from. All of this will be recorded through the Tricaster to create one final product. Shoot Date: Dec. 6th, 2016. Time: TBD (but roughly a 12 hour day and tentatively set for 6:30am - 7pm). Location: Galleria Area. Paid Position: $350 day/flat. Please provide 3 professional references. Please only reply if you have experience with the NewTek Tricaster Mini. Please Send Résumé and Demo Reel with the subject line, ‘Technical Director' to Heather Huften at hhuften@hartenergy.com

CREW CALL: Houston in Motion Production Company focuses on issues regarding social justice and testimonies of immigrant communities and is looking for a Film Editor. The Editor will work with our team in developing storyboard, audio and to maintain production schedule and communicate necessary information between various contributors. The Editor will be a key member in shaping an animated television series and motion pictures. The Editor will also review footage and make cuts as instructed as well as digitally design the final web presentation. Final Cut Pro Edit Software/Adobe Premiere experience is a must with excellent communication skills in addition to being sharp, motivated and able to work independently. Must be able to devote between 15-20 hours per week. Compensation based on funding available and level of expertise. Resumes/Reels to yan@firestarter.org and for more information visit  www.weareinitfilm.com

CASTING CALL: Independent feature drama 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE, starring Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire, 33) and directed by Trisha Ray, is seeking 3 Caucasian actresses for lead roles to shoot for 3-4 days in November in Houston. Age: 30s (Melissa), 40s (Amy) and 50s (Stella). The roles are Paid. All other casting breakdowns can be found at www.lakecampproductions.com. No phone calls please.

CREW/CASTING CALL: All That Films (allthatfilms.com), is seeking cast, acting coach, and production assistants for independent film “Mr. Rent Man” shooting in various locations in the Houston area tentatively scheduled to shoot in Fall 2016. The story is about a young man who lands what he hopes to be his dream job in real estate management. Crew Positions and Talent Roles are Non-Paid. Needed:  “Peter”, 20-30’s, stubborn tenant. “Bob”, 40-60’s. “Shelia” spicy store clerk, “20-30’s. Please send headshot/resume allthatproductions@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Leftfield Entertainment (Tiny House Nation, Pawn Stars) is seeking families who are moving back into their childhood homes! If your parents are on the hunt for a new home and you’re planning on taking over your childhood home and renovating it to fit your family, we would love to hear from you. Each episode will follow a different family as they move back into their childhood home and then renovate it to their liking. Families must have at least one child between the ages of 10 and 16 years old living with them full-time (you can have older and younger children as well). Interested families should email desiree.kmiecik@loudtelevision.com Please include your name, contact info, location, parents names and contact info, family photos, photos of the home you’ll be moving into, and a brief description of what needs to be changed in the home to make it perfect for your family.

WORKSHOP: Prime Camera announces FREE film/video workshops October-December every Saturday, Noon-2:00P. 12/3 Storyboarding With Film With Sharad Patel, 12/10 Learning Your Lenses, 12/17 Continuing After Effects with Malcolm King. For Complete information please visit http://www.primecamera.com/events

WORKSHOP: Actor Sarah Gaston (http://www.saragaston.com) is teaching an 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 schools including Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Harold Guskin. We’ll be working both on film and off, and explore script analysis, character development, freeing yourself from constraint, finding the core of the scene and more. When: Tuesdays beginning December 13th (we skip December 27th) through January 10th, 6:30pm-9pm. Where: 5322 W Bellfort Ave #201, Houston, TX 77035 (on the corner of Bellfort and Chimney Rock) Who: Ages 13 and up. For questions or to apply for a spot in this class, please send an e-mail to sara@ytbuff.com

WORKSHOP: A Basic Introduction to Voice Over will be held Saturday December 3rd from 1:00P to 5:00P at 4801 Woodway. Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques in a supportive atmosphere. Workshop size strictly limited to five students maximum.  The earlier you enroll, the greater the discount. Must be age 16 or older to attend.  For info/enrollment contact John Wesley Downey at goodkarmajohn@earthlink.net

WORKSHOP: BETA Theater is proud to announce two Level One Improv classes. BETA is the only theater in town run by film and theater professionals. This 8 week class focuses on the foundations of scenic improvisation. It's fun.  It's challenging. Students practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. You will see improvements in your auditions and in your acting. Instructors are Hoja Lopez on Saturday afternoons and Billy Trim on Wednesday nights. DATES: Saturdays - 8 weeks, 2PM-5PM, Beginning September 10th, 2016. Wednesdays - 8 weeks, 7PM-10PM, Beginning September 14th, 2016. Register at www.betatheater.com or email info@betatheater.com

WORKSHOP: Next Actor Studio (makers of Orphan Train, The Shadow Behind You, Sex, Marriage & Infidelity and the upcoming 6 Rounds of Chloe) are holding on-camera acting classes for adults, teens & kids at West U and Rice Village area, along with Stanislavski Method Sessions for beginners and advanced level students, filmmaking, screenwriting and production workshops. Enrollment now open for classes in September and October. For more information, please visit https://www.nextactor.com or contact info@nextactor.com or call 713 532 2867. For a list of films made by the studio that are in production or available for viewing, visit http://www.imdb.com/company/co0161190/

WORKSHOP: Reel Actors Studio offers adult acting classes Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm, Thursdays from 11am-1pm, and kids acting classes Saturday mornings from 10a-Noon. Private coaching and audition taping is also available. Classes are open to all level of actors and are taught by Mykle McCoslin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1436538/), who is a Film, TV and Stage Actor who currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Houston-Austin SAG-AFTRA local. Reel Actors Studio is located at 4848 Guiton St. Ste. 114, Houston 77027. (Richmond at 610 across from the Galleria.) For more information visit http://www.reelactorsstudio.com

WORKSHOP: For the first time ever, 2 of the best acting coaches in Hollywood, John Homa and Jeff Dockweiler, are starting an ONGOING/WEEKLY class in Houston, EVERY SATURDAY. Classes start March 19th, Ages, 10-15 and 16 Up. We have over 30 years of experience and success in Hollywood audition rooms and on sets around the world. Our unique approach to story structure and how to succeed in the entertainment industry has proven instrumental in the success of a star-studded client list that includes, most recently, Brie Larson, Winner; 2016 Golden Globe-Best Actress, SAG Award Best Actress and Oscar- Best Actress for "Room". For a more complete client list, please go to www.homaanddock.com  Email us at coachdock@gmail.com with your interest and we will send you more thorough information about the class.

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. JOB OPENING: Video Equipment Specialist. Learn more at www.hmstv.org or RSVP to Roger E Palomino at info@hmstv.org or call (713) 524-7700 x112