Film & Video Announcements


Updated May 24, 2016
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CREW CALL: PlatinumVault Films, a Houston based independent film company is seeking all crew positions, from Production Assistants to Location Sound Mixers, for a 30 minute dramatic non-union short film in Houston and surrounding areas scheduled to shoot the last 2 weekends in May thru the 1st weekend in June. All positions are paid. Please send resumes to


CREW/CASTING CALL: All That Films (, 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  

 CASTING CALL: Dream$ville series is shooting a full season (8 episodes) of a crime drama to pitch to network platforms. Tentatively set for 2-3 days of shooting July 2016 in Houston, Texas. Synopsis: There are plenty of stories that capture the phenomenon that makes America one of the most desirable places to live the Dream. Consequently, such attributes makes America one of the most common grounds for drug trafficking in the world with many gangs and cartels. With two of the city’s top detectives tracking their every move, the crime bosses must strategically plan their moves like a game of chess. Watch as these three families fight for power and money as they risk their freedom, sanity and lives, all for the American Dream. Talent Positions: PAID, $100/day; Character description: Peter Cho (Age 55+, Chinese, Cantonese/Mandarin Speaking, 2/3 days of filming) – Peter Cho is a very powerful man in the city. He built his criminal empire at the age of 22 and quickly became one of the cities most feared men. As time has passed Cho’s health has declined and so has some of the fear he once instilled in the city. Peter know’s that his days are numbered and his greatest wish is that his legacy will succeed him. He has raised his only grandchild, Alice to be his successor. As he gets closer to his fate he begins to create a shield that will protect Alice and his Empire long after his demise. *Video Auditions Accepted*. Interested actors please contact 
CASTING CALL: Actors needed for short film "Man From Carolina," about a young man who makes a stopover in a small Texas town while on the run from an unrevealed crime. Shooting the 3rd and 4th week of June, in and around Houston. NEED ACTORS FOR an African American family (parents + two boys, ages 11-13 and 7-10). Low budget film, but compensation can be negotiated for talent. Please email resumes and potential availability to 


CASTING CALL: Actors needed for “Who the Hell is JD Scribbleline” comedy/film noir web series scheduled to shoot 4-5 days this summer in central Houston (Montrose/Midtown). Synopsis: JD Scribbleline is the best detective in Houston, or is he? Actors needed: Two males, one woman, aged 25-35. Comedy/improv background a plus. Roles are Unpaid. E-mail headshots/resumes to Josh at 


CASTING CALL: The Food Networks’s CLASH OF THE GRANDMAS is back and on the hunt for Grandmothers to battle it out in a fun cooking throwdown. From tasty entrees to delectable desserts, we are looking for the best dishes by everyone's favorite cooks -- grandmothers! If you have the wit of Betty White and the skills of Betty Crocker, this is your chance to prove that your favorite recipes can stand the test of time. Email us at Please put the city/state in the subject line and include your/their name, phone number, email address and occupation in the body of the email. In addition, please describe cooking style, signature dishes, and why you believe you (or your nominee) are perfect for the show.


CASTING CALL: From the Executive Producer of WIPEOUT comes a new court television show like you've never seen before. Because in our courtroom, you argue your case to A CELEBRITY JUDGE! We are currently searching for plaintiffs and defendants who have a dispute worthy of small claims court (total monetary amount must be less than $5,000). If you win the case, you are guaranteed to collect because we will pay the judgment to you. If you lose the case, you don't have to pay because we will pay the judgment for you and you get an appearance fee. If you have an issue you would like to have resolved in front of a celebrity judge, please send the following information to Your Name, Current Location, Phone, Email, Recent Photo, Description of Case, and how much money you would like to seek in damages or how much are you being sued for. You must be a legal US resident and available to be filmed in Southern California.


CASTING CALL: Good Hope Films is seeking cast for “Bagatelle”, an indie art-house picture shooting on 35mm in rural areas around Houston tentatively scheduled to shoot the last week of May 2016. The story is about a Russian cello player coming to Texas in search of a better life and is loosely based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin. Talent Roles are Non-Paid. Needed: “John”, mid 50’s, Texas rancher with a thick drawl. “Stacy”, mid 20’s, sheepish, violin player, pretty but shy. Please send headshot/resume to


CASTING CALL: Glass Entertainment Group, producer's of Animal Planet's hit show TANKED, is casting for African American/Latino businesses in the animal related industries. The businesses can be veterinarian, animal rescue, grooming, or wrangling. Please tell us about your business and how we can contact you. Please put "Animal Casting" in the subject line and send all submissions to


WORKSHOP: Next Actor Studio holds On-camera acting classes, Voice acting classes for all ages, and Stanislavski Method Acting Workshops, Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Editing workshops for adults and teens on a continuous basis.  Summer Camps for teens and kids will be held in June.  Enrollment now open.  For more information, a complete schedule and to register online, please visit or e-mail or call 713-532-2867


WORKSHOP: The Houston Palestine Film Festival presents a free Panel Discussion on Independent Filmmaking with film producer/screenwriter Rami Alayan, award-winning documentary filmmaker/photographer Amber Fares, ethnomusicologist/filmmaker Flash Gordon Parks, and Rice University Lecturer/Film Program Manager Tish Stringer, on Saturday May 21st, 4PM-5PM at Rice Media Center. Immediately following is a screening of Cinema Palestine 5P-6:30P. Panel tickets and Cinema Palestine tickets are free of charge. For more information and tickets visit


WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) presents Director Master Class Workshop with Miguel Alvarez June 4th - 5th, 10AM to 5PM at Houston Media Source (410 Roberts Street, 77003). Directing is often thought of as where the camera is placed and where to tell the actors to stand. But it's much more than that. True directing requires preparation. It's this preparation that allows you to work with actors to create a fresh and stimulating environment on set and in rehearsals. In this workshop, we'll discuss script analysis – how to break down a script to reveal its potential. We'll then further explore how to take this analysis and apply it to working with actors. Refreshments and Box Lunches for both days are included with tuition fee. For more information and to register visit


WORKSHOP: Announcing Brock Allen Summer Camps for Kids & Teens (Ages 9-15) and Adults (Ages 16 and Up) July 12th-15th in Houston. The Kids & Teens Camp will be hosted in the daytime hours between 8am-5pm for 4 days. The Adults Camp will be hosted in the evening hours between 6pm-10pm for 4 evenings. The instructors for this year are Casting Directors: Beth Sepko, CSA is an award winning Casting Director with over 20 years expertise working with film and television directors including Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, Mike Judge, Peter Berg & Tim McCanlies, among others. Matthew Morgan, CSA Mississippi-born Matthew Morgan grew up in Canton, a small southern town with open arms to the movie industry, where he worked on the set of A TIME TO KILL and got his first taste of the industry. Renowned throughout the industry for his hard work, resourcefulness and his southern charm, Matthew is now celebrating 12 years Morgan Casting with offices in New Orleans, Louisiana; Canton, Mississippi & Toronto, Canada. Toni Brock & Sally Allen, are casting directors with over 20 years of experience casting projects in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. They own Brock/Allen Casting which is one of the top casting companies in Texas. Summer Camps will be at Page Parkes (1535 W. Loop South, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77027). To enroll & reserve a space, or for general questions/information about the camp, please email or visit


WORKSHOP: Filmmaker workshop for Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families. Filmmaker E.C. McMullen Jr ( will be teaching three free film production classes at the Worklife Institute from 2:00 to 4:00pm on  May 31st (Post Production), and June 28th (Distribution). These classes will give real-world independent film making information on Production, Post Production, and Distribution. Classes will be held at The Worklife Institute at 1900 St. James Place, Suite #880, Houston, Texas 77056. Seating is Limited. Call the Worklife Institute at 713-963-9456 or email for more information and to register. Must have a Military ID or DD-214 to participate.


WORKSHOP: Two of the best acting coaches in Hollywood, John Homa and Jeff Dockweiler, are starting an ongoing/weekly Saturday class in Houston beginning March 19th. Together, John and Dock have over 30 years of experience and success in Hollywood audition rooms and on sets all around the world. Their unique approach to the understanding of story structure has proven instrumental in the success of a star-studded client list including 2016 Academy Award Best Actress winner Brie Larson. There will be 2 separate classes each Saturday (5322 West Belfort #201, 77035) for 2 different age ranges: Class 1 is for ages 10-15 (kids under the age of 10 will be considered on an individual basis), and Class 2 for ages 16 and up. Workshop can be paid for monthly and requires a 3 month commitment. To claim a spot on the pre-registration list, email with your interest at and for more information visit


WORKSHOP: The Natural Act presents The Actor’s Edge, private & semi-private on-camera acting sessions May 16th - 26th with Actor/Coach/Producer/Director Price Hall ( ). ACTING = TCS:  TALENT = A special, often creative natural ability or aptitude. CRAFT = An occupation requiring special skill.  SKILL = The ability to do something well arising from talent, training, and practice. Sessions also held via Skype. For more information and to register visit call 713-201-1245 or email 


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, shorts, and even feature films. The group meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm & two Sundays a month from 2:00-4:00 pm and is $20.00 session without monthly requirements. We now offer two locations-Galleria & Memorial. Email to hold a spot for the next workshop or for more information visit


WORKSHOP: Crystal Martinez ( teaches acting classes on Tuesdays/Thursdays 7P-9P and Saturdays 2P-4P in the Museum District (77006). Classes are Film/TV audition based, covering taped and live auditions with an emphasis on giving a natural performance with consistency, then building a character from there. We do character analysis and scene breakdown, camera technique, set etiquette and you get video of your performances. Class size is kept small, 8-10 at the most, with the average class size around 6 on each class day. All classes include all levels. For questions or to register e-mail or visit


WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project presents LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Youth Media Camp July 25th-29th, a week-long course designed to teach teenagers (ages 13-17) how to use a camera to tell a story. Each student will get hands-on instruction in digital camera operation, lighting, sound and editing while working as a team in the production of a short film. The camp is July 25th-29th, 10AM-3PM and the final collaborative film will be screened for family and friends at the end of camp at The MATCH Midtown Arts Center. For more information and to register please visit


WORKSHOP: A Summer Filmmaking Experience for Youth. Since 2008, Aurora has hosted this popular filmmaking boot camp where students learn about, create, and discuss film and video at Aurora Picture Show. As part of our Media Education initiatives, Aurora Boot Camps teach hands-on narrative and experimental techniques using digital video under the guidance of local professional filmmakers. Camps are held Aurora Picture Show - 2442 Bartlett Street, 77098 - where campers will develop, produce and edit their own short films. All camps are from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Ages: 8-11 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 1: June 20 to June 24, 2016. Camp 2: June 27 to July 1, 2016. Camp 4: July 18 to July 22, 2016. Ages: 12-15 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 3: July 11 to July 15, 2016. Camp 5: July 25 to July 29, 2016. Camp 6: August 1 to August 5, 2016. For complete information and to register please visit 


WORKSHOP: 14 Pews Film Academy presents TWO summer workshops in documentary filmmaking for teens (ages 13yo-19yo). In our workshops, students will learn the basics of documentary filmmaking: lighting, use of camera, sound, and interviewing techniques. Each student will make a 5-minute documentary highlighting a local Houston artist which will premiere at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in November 2016. Camp One is June 27th - July 1st, 9AM-1PM, Camp Two is July 18th - July 22nd, 9AM-1PM. Maximum class size is 12 students. For more information and to register please visit 


WORKSHOPS: Microsearch announces free film/video workshops May - August every Saturday, Noon-2:00P. 5/21 Learning Adobe Premiere With Mike Taylor of Spiritman Media, 6/4 Audio For Film Production With Will Burney, 6/11 In The Field Production 101 with Cliff McBean, 6/25 Effective Interview Techniques with Stafford METV's Stacee Hakwins, 6/9 Producing A Short Film With Jason Raschen, 7/16 New Lighting With Ikan, 7/23 DSLR Filmmaking with Fernando Castaldi, 7/30 Audio For Post with Michael Foreman, 8/6 Newbies To Newborn Photography with GoPicsLive, 8/13 Basic Color Correction In Adobe, 8/20 After Effects And Compositing, 8/27 Producing For A Narrative Feature Film with Carlos Tovar. Complete information 


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 or RSVP to Ariana de Valdivia at or call (713) 524-7700 x112



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HOW TO LIST: Email a one-paragraph Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop to the Houston Film Commission (cc: Rick/Jessica/Alfred) with the following information:

•Title of Project or Working Title of Project 

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•Tentative Shoot Dates or Days/Time of Casting Call/Workshop

•Physical Location of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop

•If Crew Positions/Talent Roles are Paid or Non-Paid

Production Company Name/Contact Name/Number/Email/Website

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