Film & Video Announcements


Updated August 1,  2015
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Film & Video Announcements


CREW CALL: Independent Faith-based feature film, THE EXTROVERT, is seeking final crew members for the production team. The movie is the story of a man’s journey as he floats between life and death and is scheduled to shoot in Houston Aug. 1-14, 2015. Open crew positions are unpaid, but meals & craft service is available to all crew members during production and transportation within Houston can be arranged. The core production team is James Pinedo, Casey Kelly, Rich Moore and Lee Vigil. Crew Needed: Hair & Make Up, Grip & Electric, and Production Assistants. To submit crew resumes, please email 


CASTING CALL: Does your family run your own innovative business and have fun while doing it? Do you think your work would be interesting on TV? Do people tell you should have your own TV show? If so, we want to hear from you Doesn’t matter what kind of business you have, whether it’s eccentric, fun, or wildly successful, the opportunity to break into television is here. Please email with the subject heading “FAMILY BUSINESS CASTING” and describe your family and your business.  Please include photos of the business and your family. Please submit your materials to


CREW CALL: Bechdel Films (, a Houston based independent film and theater production company, is seeking INTERNS, who have an interest in editing and know Final Cut X or Adobe Premier to work on two feature-length documentaries: TRANSPLANT ORGAN DOCUMENTARY and ELECTRONIC MUSIC DOCUMENTARY. It’s 10 hours a week, there is a stipend and if you’re in college you could receive school credit. Candidates must have some experience with editing and must live in Houston. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills as an editor and develop a diverse body of work. You must know in Adobe Premier or Final Cut. Send resumes and cover letter to


CASTING CALL: Four Triad Productions is currently casting for the upcoming short film, "Charlie's Gift" slated to film this fall (August 2015) in Houston, TX.  Charlie's Gift is a SAG/AFTRA production, roles are Paid. If interested in submitting please send your headshot and resume to casting@fourtriadproductions with the role you wish to audition for in the subject line. For complete character breakdown please visit:


CASTING CALL: "Second Chance Romance" is seeking ex-couples who have been on-again-off-again, but who may be open to reconciling under the right conditions. Would you and your ex give love another try? Both of you will embark on a journey to simultaneously retrace your relationship past & forge a potential future together. The show will provide a relationship expert to help explore the possibilities. Must be 18yo or older and a legal U.S. resident. Submit your name, phone number, and location, along with a recent photo and a brief description of your unique love story:


CASTING CALL: DIY Network's Jason Cameron is searching for the ugliest front yard in America for his biggest landscape transformation of the year. Licensed contractor Jason Cameron has fixed up more than 150 Desperate Landscapes across the country, and now, he's on the hunt for DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape for a huge landscape makeover. Jason's planning an over-the-top, jaw-dropping project so send your overgrown jungles, crumbling sidewalks, peeling paint and falling down porches. Jason wants front yards so ugly that it'll take his team two days to transform into something amazing. Go to and send your pictures and videos.


WORKSHOP: Join Amelia Jeffries, as she shares what she has learned over ten years, while working as and actress in the Southeast Region.  She has worked on 7 TV shows and has over 20 commercial credits.  you have seen her featured recently on The Astronaut Wives Club.  Come and spend time learning the BUSINESS of Acting. Workshop: "I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me", Saturday, August 29th, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Family Life Center, 14083 Main (entrance off of Hillcroft) Houston, TX.   Registration  Questions and interest at


WORKSHOP: Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) Business of Film Conference to be held on Friday September 18th & Saturday September 19th at Rice Media Center. The Business of Film Conference was founded to cover topics that will help a filmmaker's debut indie feature film experience a success. Panels will cover Business Plans, Music Licensing, Location Management, Casting, Marketing & PR, Production Management, Accounting, Budgets, Crowdfunding and much more. The Keynote speaker is Louis Black, co-founder of The Austin Chronicle, director of South by Southwest, and a founding Board Member of the Austin Film Society. For complete information and to Register visit:


WORKSHOPS: Houston-based Microsearch offers free film/video/photo workshops nearly every Saturday Noon-2:00PM this summer on Beginning Cinematography, Narrative Style Editing, Basic Photoshop, 3-Point Lighting, Chroma Key Lighting. $FREE. For more information please visit


WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project presents Summer Moviemaking Camp For Teens August 10th-14th: Choice of Narrative or Documentary. LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Teen Moviemaking Camp is 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 collaborative film will be screened for family and friends at the end of of the camp IN A REAL MOVIE THEATER! LOCATION: Houston Community College, Spring Branch Performing Arts Center. Cost $250. Register by call 713-522-8592 or visit


WORKSHOP: Enhance your improvisation skills and learn new ones for film/TV/commercial auditions in a new weekly class every Sunday 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 515 Heidrich St. in the Garden Oaks neighborhood north of 610 and west of I-45. Class runs every Sunday evening 6P-8P (email to confirm). On Tuesday's, Marc shows you how to professionally record scripted and unscripted auditions for roles in Film and TV in a brand new Self-Taped Audition class. Sides will be provided and you’re always welcome to bring sides from recent or upcoming auditions.This class runs 6:30P-8:30P at 4848 Guiton Street, Suite 112, Houston. Each class costs $50 per visit or pay for four classes in advance for just $150.  For more information email Marc at


WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will hold an Introduction to Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, August 8th for adults and another voice over workshop for tweens (age 11 to 16) on Saturday, August 15th. Both workshops are limited to four students and will be from 1 to 5pm at 4801 Woodway. Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques. Discount for early enrollment. For more information contact John at


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 


FILM CONTEST: The Houston 48Hour Film Project filmmaking weekend is Friday August 14th - Sunday August 16th and the screenings will take place August 28th & 29th at the brand new Queensbury Theatre. Early Bird Team Registration is Open:


FILM FESTIVAL: The 17th Annual 2015 Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is scheduled to take place Friday & Saturday, September 11th-12th, 2015. Mr. Hal Wixon (organizer and founder of the GCFVF) is pleased to announce that Master of Ceremony and Host this year is Mr. Ernie Manouse, a Houston Public Broadcasting celebrity and Houston Actor Lew Temple is scheduled to be the honored guest and accepting the 2015 GCFVF’s Lifetime Achievement Award during this year's festival, Saturday, September 12th. Mr. Temple is a dynamic actor and has close to a 100 credits to his name that includes a recurring part on “The Walking Dead”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “The Preacher’s Daughter”, “Lap Dance”, “The Rolling Road”, The Lone Ranger”, “Hawaii Five-0″ and many more. The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is still accepting both films and scripts. To be considered “Entered” all materials and payments MUST be postmarked by 11:59PM, August 1st 2015, and received by mail. No late fees are being charged this year. For all details of admissions and schedules, please see our website at



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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:

•One-Paragraph Project Description

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

•Physical Location of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop

•If positions/roles are Paid or Non-Paid

Production Company Name/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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