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Updated January 21, 2017

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Now accepting Texas-made short film submissions for the 2017 Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmaker's Showcase. It's $FREE to enter, deadline for entry is March 31, 2017. Please visit website for guidelines and submission link http://www.houstonfilmcommission.com/showcase

CASTING CALL: Actors needed for multimedia graphic novel project. LANDFALL by Christina Mattison Ebert is a multimedia story that mixes illustration, photography, live action and animation elements. LANDFALL is a narrative about two young women, a paramedic and a gang member, living in Galveston who cross paths and have significant impacts on each others’ lives during a massive hurricane. Story details available via e-mail as needed. Actors will be photographed and filmed, more details given upon reply. This is a student project that will be used as a thesis for an MFA program and exhibited in NYC in summer 2017. Cast Needed: About 6 females in their 40’s-50’s of various ethnicities (preference given to non-caucasian actors); two female African-American, Latina or mixed race females in their 20’s-30’s (main roles); and one non-caucasian male, 30’s-50’s. Shoot Dates: February 7th-9th in Galveston. These are Non-Paid roles, but will be compensated for round-trip mileage to Galveston and meals will be provided during filming. For more information, contact Christina at 410-707-9681 or hello@christinamattison.com

CREW CALL: Sanitatem Films is seeking Cast & Crew for a teaser trailer for upcoming indie thriller HEALING SHAME. Synopsis: “The sins of the wealthy are often buried, and it is the children who most suffer in silence; it is they who bear the scars.” Cast Needed: Dr. Chloe Sorenson (Psychiatrist), female, 35-50; Detective Shelton Scott, African American Male, 36-55; Detective Lily Brandon, Female, 30-45; Support Group / Abuse Survivors: Joseph 25-35, Mark 28-45, Anthony 28-45, Sydney 25-39; Parents: Sydney’s Mother, Self Righteous Victim, 50-70; Joseph’s Father, Victim / Stunt Required, 50-65. Crew Needed: Open to receiving resumes for all crew positions. Trailer tentatively scheduled to shoot in the Houston area February 23rd - 26th. Cast Roles & Crew Positions are PAID/DEFERRED. Please send Resumes/Reels to HealingShame@hotmail.com

CASTING CALL: Blue Guerilla Media Group and Reel Thought Productions are seeking two female cast members for webseries "One for the Team." Two regular recurring roles needed: TAMALA – 35-40 year old, African-American female, married professional with two single girlfriends. CONSTANCE (CONNIE)- 30-35 year old, African-American female, single, good friend of Tamala and Erykah and ultra-conservative in beliefs and relationships. Synopsis: Six friends, three men and three women, experience life issues: dating, married life, every day issues, etc. The project will shoot up to 12 episodes in the Houston area for Spring 2017. Roles are NON-PAID but reel footage and IMDB credit given for portrayal. Please submit resumes/photos/reels to reelthoughtprod@gmail.com no later than January 31. Auditions will be scheduled by appointment, only.

CASTING CALL: Reel Thought Productions are seeking extras/day players as ATHLETES for student short film "Reality Check." Synopsis: Young athlete trains for the Olympics but loses focus when introduced to a beautiful female athlete and the consequences to come. The project will shoot January 30-31 at Texas Southern University. Roles are NON-PAID but reel footage and IMDB credit given for portrayal. Please submit questions and/or script requests to reelthoughtprod@gmail.com

CASTING CALL: Howard University Film alumnus and Independent Filmmaker Herbert Toler is seeking Non-Union talent for a film trailer that will be used to pitch an independent feature film. The film details the life of an adult single mother, who was abused as a child and must learn to survive after becoming homeless with her four children. The main characters and actors are Caucasian (ages 2-40) but other ethnicities are needed for day players and extras. Meals, digital copies, and film credit will be provided, and this is Non-Paid gig. Auditions will be January 28th & 29th. For complete character breakdown please visit http://mybodymyrock.weebly.com/

CASTING CALL: Truongboi Films is seeking cast for “Knightfall: A Batman Fan Film”. Two Roles Needed: Barbara Gordon/Batgirl - Young, teenage white female, daughter of James Gordon and sidekick to Batman. Alfred Pennyworth - Elder, slim white male, butler to Bruce Wayne/Batman. Synopsis: After Batman's mission to save some hostages from the Joker is completely turned upside down by Harley Quinn, Batman finds himself in the hands of the Joker himself. With the Joker threatening to kill Batman in front of the entire city, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Commissioner Gordon must save Batman from the Joker's grasp before it's too late. The project will shoot in January in the Houston area. Roles are NON-PAID. Please submit resumes/photos/reels to bryan@dichoso.net

CASTING CALL: Shooting an Indiegogo campaign video for an upcoming film project called ONE DAY CLOSER. Needed: Two female roles, 21yo-30yo, any ethnicity. Auditions will be held in person as well as via Skype on Saturday January 21st & Sunday 22nd, from 1pm to 3pm and from 5pm to 6:30pm. Roles are Non-Paid, screen credit will be given. Please send head shots/resumes to arthur_rodriguez_ii@outlook.com

CASTING CALL: Red Arrow Industries is seeking residents of the greater Houston area with unique structures they’d like to turn into livable dwellings. Nothing is too outside the box - a boat, an old barn, an abandoned train car, a dumpster, a grain silo, you name it! To be considered, please send the following information to youcant@redarrowindustries.com: 1. Name and home address 2. Phone number 3. Photos of your unique structure 4. The story behind your structure/vehicle/container - How did you come to own it? What are you doing with it at present?

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.

WORKSHOPS: Prime Camera announces the Spring 2017 free photo & video workshops every Saturday, Noon-2:00P at 11500 S Sam Houston Pkwy West: SAT1/21 Music Video Editing with Robbie Skadal, WED1/25 Prime Camera Open House, SAT1/28 Compositing In Photoshop, SAT2/4 Portraiture Lighting, SAT2/11 Filmmaking with Carlos Tovar, SAT2/18 Mobile News Videography with Wladamir Moquette from CW39 NewsFix - NewsFix truck will be on site, SAT3/4 Event Photography. http://www.primecamera.com/events

WORKSHOP: LA based Casting Director & Coach, Sara Wallace, will be teaching an acting workshop in Houston the 2nd weekend in February. In L.A., Sara teaches under the Will Wallace Acting Company umbrella, as well as at the SAG Conservatory in Hollywood. Sara also started Wallace/Gallagher Casting & Sara & her casting partner cast 17 films last year, which are now in various stages of post-production. Sara has signed on to cast 3 new films which are all set to shoot in 2017. This class will cover audition technique with a focus on how to make your audition stand out. We will also work on improv drills, cold reading techniques, character development, and talk about the business of acting and get the inside scoop of what goes on in the casting room.Teens & Adults welcome. Houston class is Sunday, February 12th, 3:00pm-7:00pm, Class location TBD. To register, e-mail headshot & resume and request a registration form willwallaceactingcompany@gmail.com

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, 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

VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will hold a Beginner's Introduction to Voice Over of the New Year on Saturday, February 11th from 1 to 5pm at 4801 Woodway. Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques. Covers Radio & TV commercials, industrial narration and audio books. Includes Information on getting an agent, voice demos and marketing tips. Strictly limited to 5 students for a good student-teacher ratio. There is a substantial discount available for those that enroll by the early bird deadline. For more information and to enroll contact goodkarmajohn@earthlink.net

WORKSHOP: The Natural Act and Houston’s own Stone Studios brings you the first ever VO & The ACTOR WORKSHOP with Director of MISSISSIPPI MURDER (starring Malcolm McDowell & Luke Goss), Producer, Coach & Actor Price Hall, and long-time Houston Music, Marketing & Recording Studio Pro, Joe Flores. Even if you're a seasoned VO pro, this opportunity to work closely with an experienced director and a recording / producing pro will up your game and your marketability as well as provide you with high quality content for your VO Demo. In this Workshop you will: work in a professional recording studio; work with a pro recording engineer and producer and a pro director and acting coach; work on 2 prepared scenes (per day); receive direction and coaching while you work and incorporate it in real time; wind up one week later with a professionally produced demo of your work. The VO & The ACTOR WORKSHOP is January 14th and/or 15th,10:00AM to 6:00PM at Stone Studios (635 E. 11th Street, 77008). For more information and to register call 713-201-1245 or email thenaturalact@gmail.com

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 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: 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: Two of the best acting coaches in Hollywood, John Homa and Jeff Dockweiler offer an ONGOING/WEEKLY class in Houston, EVERY SATURDAY for 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. Learn more at www.hmstv.org or RSVP to Roger E Palomino at info@hmstv.org or call (713) 524-7700 x112