Film & Video Announcements

 

Updated March 20, 2015
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Film & Video Announcements

 

CREW CALL: WA2S Films of the World Animal Awareness Society is crewing up for the pilot for the new TV series, Operation Houston #StrayDogCity, and we need camera operators, drone flyers, gimbal runners, grip, sound, pa's, and more. Filming pilot in Houston from March 20 - March 30, 2015. Candidates should send resume and links of examples of work to Eugene Thomas at eugenethomas@WA2S.org Positions are Non-union, Paid + per diem. For complete information please visit http://www.wa2s.org/operation-houston

 

CREW CALL: "For these ladies living in Houston, the rules of the society they play in are just as high as the stakes as the medical world they live in. One wrong move can mean the difference between life and death. Some are doctors themselves. Others are doctors’ wives. But all are MARRIED TO MEDICINE." The FremantleMedia North America & Purveyors of Pop docuseries for Bravo TV MARRIED TO MEDICINE (http://www.bravotv.com/married-to-medicine) is seeking local Houston crew (*or can work as a local in Houston) from early March-late May 2015. UNION: Camera Operators, Assistant Camera, Audio Mixers, Grips, Gaffers. NON-UNION: Production Assistants (office and field), Associate Producers. Please send resumes to info@purveyorsofpop.com

 

CREW POSITION: Swen Imagery & Dog House Creative, a production company and creative firm, located in Houston, Texas is seeking a full time Print and Video Producer. The Producer interfaces with our Fortune 500 clients to produce compelling, complex and effective campaigns of varying types. We seek someone who will work collaboratively with our group to ensure the highest-quality work during all phases of production, while meeting deadline and budget parameters along the way. Producer will be primarily responsible for supervising all aspects of productions including: discussing shoot objectives with the creative team, researching production needs, providing estimates, and developing a strategic plan and schedule to execute and exceed client’s goals successfully. Compensation is commensurate with skill set and experience. For more information and to apply email resume and cover letter to stacey@paulswen.com In the subject line: Your Name - Producer Position

 

CASTING CALL: The casting team for the hit new game show Celebrity Name Game will be in Houston 3/27 & 3/28 and is searching for FUN, OUTGOING PEOPLE to be contestants! From FremantleMedia, the producers of American Idol and The Price Is Right, comes an all-new television game show experience unlike any other. Created by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Celebrity Name Game brings teams of two contestants and a celebrity together to identify some famous names. Contestants have a chance not only to play along with today's biggest stars, but also to win some biug money. The fast-paced, high-energy show only becomes more exciting when host Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson) turns the comedy and fun up a notch. TO SUBMIT: Email ALL the information requested below to cng2castingtx@gmail.com Be sure to include: 1. Your name (first and last) 2. Contact phone number 3. Occupation 4. City/Zip where you live 5. Recent photo (jpg format please) 6. Heard about it from: Houston Film Commission

 

CASTING CALL: Award-winning short filmmaker, music video director, TED Talker, stand-up comedian, and native Houstonian Taylor Gahm (www.taylorgahm.com) will be producing his debut independent feature film, The Messengers, in spring/summer 2015 in the greater Houston area. The Messengers is a dramatic comedy about a misfit gang of socially awkward angels sent to help a man whose personal and professional life is falling apart. Think It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) meets Bruce Almighty (2003), with the independent feel of Napoleon Dynamite (2004). Principal cast of 12 is made up of 6 humans and 6 angels, and there are 15-20 day player roles open as well. Seeking Houston area actors, comedians, and improvisors for open call auditions which will begin this week. Roles are paid. For a complete cast breakdown and to submit for an audition please visit http://goo.gl/forms/ISE6zxX5eG 

 

CASTING CALL: Director Jonathan Caouette (TARNATION, ALL TOMORROWS PARTIES) is seeking an androgynous person, TY, (18-20's) seemingly troubled and wide eyed, to be the lead in a short film/music video for the indie rock band Lower Dens scheduled to shoot in late March or early April in Houston.  Also seeking a multi ethnic, age ranged (10-100 years old) cast of actors, models, dancers and "real people" of the following "character" types:punk rockers, heavy metal music lovers, people who worship art, backyard wrestlers, people who are gendered undefined, tattooed people, ice skaters, costume & mask enthusiasts, celebrity impersonators or look a likes, Nancy Grace, Justin Bieber & Miley Cyrus look a likes, twins, generally unusual looking people, misfits, outsiders & Socialites.  All roles are non-SAG/AFTRA and Unpaid.  Please put full name on any jpeg photos and in the subject line, please say what you are submitting for, ie. Dancer etc.  Please submit headshot/resume/IMDB link/reel to jonathancaouette@gmail.com

 

CASTING CALL: Nationwide production company is seeking affluent women/couples in the Houston metropolitan area for new pilot. The Real Housewives of Houston is joining the "Real Housewives" brand on Bravo TV. We are looking to cast 5 local housewives that have very interesting storylines. Any type of scenario is accepted if you feel that it will make you stand out from the rest and keep the audience eager to tune into your life week after week. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply.  Women ages 27-39 ONLY please. Married couples preferred, but the right single women may be considered. Please email the following information ASAP to gd_productions@yahoo.com email: Resume, Cover letter (including why you think you would be great for the show), Age (27-39 ONLY), Phone number and email address, Where in Houston you reside, At least 10 minute video describing your "Housewife" life, Photos, links, social media, and/or other materials you feel will help your chances, And a photo of yourself.  Only submissions that include a video will be accepted and all applicants must be legal US residents.  Submit to: gd_productions@yahoo.com

  

CASTING CALL: The Terri Atwater Talk Show is seeking actors, professional models, and entertainers for this interpersonal relationship talk show for Houston Media Source tentatively scheduled to shoot in March 2015. Candidates must be 21yo or older and of any ethnicity. Pay is commensurate with experience. If interested, email headshot/resume to terriatwater80@gmail.com or call 281-995-9938 for more information

 

CASTING CALL: Next Actor Studio and Lake Camp Productions is seeking paid cast of all ages & ethnicities for upcoming feature film KARMA ROCKSTARS (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4385852) tentatively scheduled for an April shoot in and around Houston. The film is written and directed by San Banarje and Trisha Ray. If you are available in April, please submit headshot/resume, IMDb link, online reel link to info@lakecampproductions.com Subject: KRS. Roles are Paid. For all other info please visit http://www.nextactor.com and http://www.lakecamproductions.com

 

CASTING CALL: A Major Cable network is now casting a documentary series looking to reunite lost lovers. If you appear to be between the ages of 25-40 and would like to take a journey to find a lost love or crush from your past, we want to hear from you. Have you lost touch with a love interest and want to reconnect? Do you feel like if you met them now things would be different? Have you searched the internet far and wide, but to no avail? If your lost love is HARD TO FIND, then we would love to help you relocate him/her on this exciting new television documentary series for a major cable network. We will FIND THEM and help you find the courage to RECONNECT. http://lostinlove.tv/

 

CASTING CALL: Seeking cast for Sam Houston State University thesis film "Terracide", a sci-fi short about a man's turmoil deciding whether or not he will destroy a world. Needed: five male actors 20yo-65yo, two female actors 20yo-35yo. Project is scheduled to shoot in Huntsville, TX March 21-22, 28-29, and April 11-12. Roles are Unpaid. Complete character breakdown can be found at http://goo.gl/cDYN0e. To arrange an audition and for more information please email filmmaker Seth Olinski at sao007@shsu.edu

 

INTERNSHIP: Sabbath Films Production Company is seeking a dynamic intern to help assist producers and directors on upcoming projects. Intern will be given a stipend at the end of their internship and will have the opportunity to work on set. Must have a strong work ethic, research skills, and enthusiasm for the film industry. Please send resume, cover letter and two references to casting@sabbathfilms.com

 

INTERNSHIP: The 48th Annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival is looking for two Volunteers/Interns. It's a 90-day+ Volunteer Intern Assignment to help produce the upcoming Film Festival. It is office work: great working conditions and career opportunity. Hours are 10am to 6pm, Mon-Fri at 9898 Bissonnet, Suite 650. The selected interns get a private office, VIP passes to the festival, Friday Festival Treat Lunches, a gas allowance and all the movies you could ever watch. The internship begins as soon as Now and ends April 31st. WorldFest is a non-profit 501-C-3 educational/cultural organization. Call Kathleen Haney, Program Director, at 713-965-9955 or email resume to kathleen@worldfest.org

 

WORKSHOP: The Natural Act brings you the ACTING FOR THE CAMERA WORKSHOP with New Mexico/Texas-based Industry Veteran, Price Hall.  With over 25 years as a teacher/coach and feature film director (ARTIST DIE BEST IN BLACK, starring Malcolm McDowell & Luke Goss), Price's skills and insights on how to bring out an actors's absolute best in front of the camera has been honed to a fine point.  Step in front of the lens as Price demystifies Acting for the Camera, and leads you to your own individual, natural & simple way of "being" for film, tv and new media, and the confidence to always trust it.  Through exercises, improvs, intense on-camera scene work with pre-assigned scenes, you'll work with Price throughout the rehearsal and shooting process.  You'll learn how to work "with" the camera and not "for" it, while staying alive and present in the moment.  Space is limited to 12 participants per Workshop, reserve your space now at www.thenaturalact.net  workshop 1 is Saturday, April 11th; Workshop 2 is Sunday, April 12th.  Time 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Empire Creative Studios (18026 Nassau Bay Drive, Houston, TX  77058)   Early Bird Discount for registering by March 22nd.  For cost and further information call 713-201-1245 or email thenaturalact@gmail.com

 

WORKSHOP: Authentic Communications is offering Spring and Summer classes for 2015. All workshops are held at 1535 West Loop South, Ste. 100 (77027). The free “Ask The Masters Workshop” night is Monday March 30th to meet the AFA instructors and get valuable information on film, commercial, and voice acting. Plus, ask instructor Eleese Lester all those questions you’ve been dying to have answered. The free "Acting Workshop For Kids and Teens" by instructor Sabbath Obot Monday, March 23rd and is a fun workshop designed to introduce you to film acting. Limited to 14 actors, Ages 8-15. Register online at http://www.authentic-communication.com/

 

WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will have his next Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, March 21st  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 4801 Woodway.  Only five slots available to insure a good teacher-student ratio.  Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques.  Contact John Wesley Downey at goodkarmajohn@earthlink.net  ASAP to insure enrollment.  Discounts on the tuition fee for early enrollment and paypal users.

 

WORKSHOP: Enhance your improvisation skills and learn new ones for film/TV/commercial auditions in a new weekly class every Tuesday evening in Houston. This is a terrific opportunity for both veteran actors and newcomers. Actor and SAG-AFTRA member Marc Isaacs leads the classes which are held at 321 W. Bell Street (77019). Class runs from 7P-9P and costs $50. For more information email wordmasseur@gmail.com

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Houston Film Commission is accepting entries for the 2015 Texas Filmmaker's Showcase. Any Texas-made short film (non-commercial, non-commissioned) 40 minutes or less could qualify. Deadline April 1st, No Entry Fee. For complete information please visit http://www.houstonfilmcommission.com/showcase/

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Roy W. Dean Grant funds independent films that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made. Now accepting applicants for 2015 Spring (Deadline April 30th), Summer (Deadline May 1st), and Fall (Deadline August 30th) Grants. For more information please visit http://fromtheheartproductions.com/film-grants/

 

FILM GRANT: The Houston Filmmaker Grant (*For City of Houston Residents Only), initiated by the Mayor’s Film Task Force, is funded by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, Houston First Corporation, and Houston Film Commission, and administered in cooperation with Women in Film & Television Houston, and Houston Cinema Arts Society, to support and stimulate the growth of local filmmakers and narrative feature-length commercial motion picture production with films designed to be marketed and sold to a mass audience. The award is a US$30,000 matching funds grant for a Houston, TX filmmaker whose previous work shows excellence and promise in long-form narrative storytelling to be used for the production of a feature-length motion picture. Application Deadline is May 1, 2015. For complete information please visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HoustonFilmmakerGrant

 

FILM CONTEST: 2nd edition of Literally Short Film Awards, an event initiated by our drive to bridge all cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression. Our mission is to promote innovative approaches to social change through the arts and cultural influences. Our passion for film lies in its exquisite capacity to merge a multitude of arts into one vision; thus, Literally Short Film Awards seeks to dissolve all geographical boundaries into one platform that equally voices all cultures. All genres are accepted (foreign language films must be subtitled in English), maximum film duration: 15:00 minutes (including credits), films with U.S. distribution are ineligible, films must not be publicly available online prior to submission. Earlybird Deadline: March 24, 2015. For complete rules/information/prizes, please visit http://www.literalmagazine.com/literallyshortfilmawards/

 

FILM CONTEST: NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery through "CineSpace," a new short film competition premiering at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, November 12-19, 2015. Films featuring real NASA footage collected from 50 years of exploring the universe will be judged on the same creativity, innovation and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of spaceflight. Works will compete for cash prizes and other recognition and the opportunity to be shown to audiences both on and off the Earth. Submission period is June 1 thru July 31, 2015. Grand Prize is $10,000. No Entry Fee. For complete information please visit http://cinespace15.org/

  

FILM FESTIVAL: Call for entries. Now accepting films and screenplays for the 17th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, September 25th and 26th, 2015. NEW: As part of entering your project and if your project qualifies and is selected for screening, your production company or your project has the opportunity to have an advertisement in the GCFVF Program, which is distributed to each ticket holder at this year's 17th Annual GCFVF's Saturday night "Live" Awards Presentation on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. This is a FREE opportunity for your production company or project to get a little more notice.  For further information on submitting entries & prices, and schedules, screenings, tickets, etc., please visit www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com 

 

FILM FESTIVAL: 2014 Call For Entries - 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston. Complete entry information can be found at www.worldfest.org. Click on Enter Film Festival, then on FAQ, Categories and Entry Forms. Main Entry deadline is December 15th, 2014. The dates for WorldFest are April 10-19, 2015. For further information email: entry@worlfest.org  Voice: 713-965-9955 Web: http://www.worldfest.org

 

 


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HOW TO LIST: Email one-paragraph to the Houston Film Commission of the Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop with the following information:

•Project Description

•Tentative Date/Time of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop

•Location of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop

•If positions/roles are Paid or Non-Paid

•Contact Name/Number/Email/Website.

Listing must be received by Noon on Friday to be posted same day. The Houston Film Commission reserves the right to refuse to list a Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop or to remove a Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop listing at any time. 

 

 

 

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