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Updated February 12, 2016
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JOB: Texcam, Inc., Houston’s premiere rental house for cameras, lighting and grip equipment for over 30 years, has immediate openings for full time positions in the grip/electric/lighting warehouse. Please email resumes to info@texcam.com and/or call us at 713-524-2774. http://texcam.com

 

JOB: Houston MediaSource, a 501(c) 3 organization that operates Houston’s public access cable, is seeking a Video Equipment Specialist. Responsible for checking video production equipment in and out at the HMS equipment, Monitor activity in television studios and editing suites, and processing transactions. Qualifications include familiarity/experience with video production equipment and video editing software, detail-oriented, high level of responsibility, and experience in customer service/retail a plus. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Please send resume to: Tom Richards, Executive Director, Houston MediaSource at tomr@hmstv.org Houston MediaSource is an equal opportunity employer. http://hmstv.org 

 

CREW CALL: Bechdel Films (http://bechdelfilms.com), a Houston based independent film and theater production company, is seeking EDITORS and INTERNS who have an interest in editing and know Final Cut 7 or Adobe Premier to work on two feature-length documentaries: TRANSPLANT ORGAN DOCUMENTARY and ELECTRONIC MUSIC DOCUMENTARY. The EDITOR would receive $400 a week. Candidates must live in Houston and be able to commit to working on the project for 6 months. Send letter, resume, and online reel to cressandra@mac.com The INTERNS would work 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. You must know in Adobe Premier or Final Cut. Send resumes and cover letter to cressandra@mac.com

 

CREW CALL: Maria Hill Films/NYU Student film is seeking crew for short film PASSING BLACK to be shot in the Houston area March 23rd-26th. Passing Black is based on a true story about an interracial couple in 1960’s Cincinnati. As the couple, Lucy and Bruce, become more involved in the civil rights movement their family becomes the target of the KKK, hate mail and racial slurs. While trying to endure the backlash, Lucy finds out that Bruce has been seeing other women. She is then faced to make the ultimate decision if her involvement in the civil rights movement and her marriage are worth the risk. Crew positions needed: 2nd AC, G+E, Key Grip, Grips, Assistant Art, Costume Assistant, Boom Operator, and Script Supervisor. Crew positions are Non-Paid. Please send resumes/online reels to passingblackfilm@gmail.com

 

CASTING CALL: Independent feature film "Moondance" by Nicholas J. Sturghill (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0836356/) is holding an open auditions February 13th, 8A-5P and February 14, 11A-5P for day players and extras at Spring Hill Suites (20303 Chasewood Park Dr, 77070). Synopsis: During a trip to Romania, 3 couples encounter a creature that attacks them and changes their lives for ever. On returning home they discover an amazing ability to transform. Every full moon they hunt human monsters. Actor positions are Paid. Please send headshots/resumes in advance to moondance.movie@gmail.com 

 

CASTING CALL: Houston short film THE GAME will hold second round auditions Thursday, March 3rd, 7-10pm, at the Houston Community College Spring Branch Campus. Actors will be paid SAG scale (no deferred payments) and the project is slated for a five day shoot in summer 2016. Meals provided. For complete Cast Breakdown and more information please visit https://sites.google.com/site/thegameshortfilm2016/

 

CASTING CALL: Rice University student short film “Tomás” will be filming in mid-to-late February in Houston, TX most likely on weekends. It’s a narrative drama about Latino boy struggling with being LGBT. Talent needed (all Latino): TOMÁS - Latino boy, teens, shy, introverted. LUIS - older brother, teens-early 20's, built, hunky. MARIA - mother, maternal, late 20's-40's. RODRIGO - father, late 20's-40's. JUAN - Tomás' friend, teens to early 20's, lanky, tall. Talent roles are Non-Paid. Please send photos/resumes to cinematography.3@gmail.com 

 

CASTING CALL: Nancy Glass Productions is a premiere reality TV production company casting landscapers and contractors for a brand-new HGTV pilot.   We need landscapers and contractors who know how to design, build, and renovate the outside of a house to increase the value.  Do you know the ins and outs of the outdoor renovation business, know what it takes to design the ultimate curb appeal?  If you do, we want to talk to you.   Please submit a bio about yourself, including your relevant experience to the project, your location, as well as any recent photos of yourself and photos of your work,  Please also submit a short video shot on your cell phone (if possible) introducing yourself and telling us why you should be chosen for this opportunity.  Email submissions to contractors@nancyglassproductions.com

 

CASTING CALL: House Flipping Couple Wanted for Television Show for Major Cable Network. Nancy Glass Productions is a premiere reality TV production company looking for a couple who flips houses for reality show to air on major cable network. Should have experience in contracting, real estate and/or design. Married couple preferred. Seeking knowledgable couple with great personalities. Please email casting@nancyglassproductions.com with a brief bio telling us about you and your experience, your location, and any recent photos of you and your work.

 

CASTING CALL: Casting Successful, Dynamic and Outgoing Couples & Pairs For a New BRAVO Television Series "Yours, Mine or Ours”. Are you (or someone you know) in a relationship and you each own your own home? Are you about to merge households? If so, whose place is it going to be? OR are you considering getting rid of your existing places, starting fresh and buying a new place together? Seeking upscale property-owning couples/ family members/ friends who are each bringing real estate to a relationship and are torn about where to call home. We are in need of all kinds of relationships from couples to newlyweds to daters to siblings and even friends. Ideal candidates must be dynamic and outgoing people who are proud of their accomplishments in life, have great taste and an enviable lifestyle. E-mail photos to carissacasting@gmail.com along with your names and ages, occupations, where you each live, tell us about your relationship, describe your personality, why would you be great for this show, tell us about your properties, describe why merging spaces might be easy/challenging for you, please explain each of your preferred design and home aesthetics.

 

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  hollywoodlawcases@gmail.com 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 bagatelle2016@gmail.com

 

CASTING CALL: CNBC Prime's hit show "Blue Collar Millionaires" is seeking Texas based companies. Doron Ofir Casting & CNBC are on a nationwide search for more inspirational stories of those who have risen up from dirty jobs, labor intensive and traditionally blue-collar careers to become self-made millionaires. Service industry, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, manual labor, infrastructure or anything in between – If you pride yourself on being a self-made man or woman who built your business from the ground up, then we want to share your story with America. For complete information and application visit http://bluecollarmillionairescasting.com/

 

CASTING CALL: Nancy Glass Productions, 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 Casting@nancyglassproductions.com 

 

WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) hosts Dr. Paul Stekler’s “The Political Education of Maggie Lauterer” Documentary Storytelling Workshop on Saturday, February 20th, 1:00P-5:00P at Rice Media Center. Paul Stekler’s documentaries about American politics have won numerous national honors including multiple Emmys, Peabodys and du-Pont-Columbia Journalism awards, and have all been aired nationally on PBS. “The Political Education of Maggie Lauterer” tells the behind the scenes journey of a charismatic western North Carolina TV personality and bluegrass music singer who runs for congress without any political experience - and what she learns in the process. A screening of “The Political Education of Maggie Lauterer” will follow the workshop at 7:00P at MATCH: Midtown Arts & Theater Center of Houston. For complete information and to register please visit http://swamp.org/the-political-education-of-maggie-lauterer/

 

WORKSHOP: Women In Film & Television Houston presents Attorney/Author/Lecturer John Cones (http://www.filmfinanceattorney.com/) for a workshop on “The New Federal Equity Crowdfunding Law”. John Cones will offer a detailed explanation, power point presentation on the new federal equity crowdfunding law "the SEC's Regulation Crowdfunding" on Saturday, February 13th, 11am-1pm at The Editing Company (7030 Empire Central Drive, 77040). Free and Open to Public but must RSVP to anita@wift-houston.org 

 

WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will hold an Introduction To Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, February 27th from 1 to 5 p.m. at 4801 Woodway.  Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques. Substantial discount for early enrollment before February 19th.  Workshop is limited to four students.   Paypal accepted. To enroll or for more information contact John at goodkarmajohn@earthlink.net

 

WORKSHOP: Crystal Martinez (http://www.imdb.me/crystalmartinezz) 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. To immediately register for one of the few remaining spots, anyone interested can make a $100 paypal payment to xrystlzeyz@yahoo.com. It will notify me immediately at which time I will send you an OGAC policy document with address and several resources for where to find a scene to prepare for your first class. Any questions can be e-mailed to ogaccm@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/crystalmartinezzactingclasses

 

WORKSHOP: The Natural Act presents The On Camera Tune Up 3, a 1-Day Workout for the Actor who wants to work on camera with Actor/Coach/Producer/Director Price Hall (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1571612/). 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, or PRACTICE. Join us for The 1-Day On-Camera ‘Tune Up 3’ on Saturday, March 26th, 10:00am - 6:00pm at Empire Creative Studios (18026 Nassau Bay Drive, 77058). For more information and to register visit http://thenaturalact.net/ call 713-201-1245 or email thenaturalact@gmail.com 

 

WORKSHOPS: Microsearch announces free film/video workshops every Saturday, Noon-2:00P. 2/13 Balancing Your Gimbal, 2/20 Advanced Audio Techniques, 2/27 Television Producing w/Stafford METV's Producer Stacee Hawkins, 3/5 Posing Your Subjects Photography Workshop w/Gopicslive.com, 3/12 Sports Photography w/Girl.In.Action Films and Photography, 3/19 Stylistic Interview Setups w/Jarren Small of Smallz Media/Legendary, 3/26 Introduction to Video Lighting, 4/2 Music Video Production w/Rakesh Jacob, 4/9 SWAMP Presents Scriptwriting with Director/Screenwriter Michelle Mower, 4/16 Adobe After Effects Basics, 4/23 Web Streaming Basics, 4/30 Commercial Portrait Lighting with Nino Batista. http://www.microsearch.com/training.asp

  

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 Ariana de Valdivia at info@hmstv.org or call (713) 524-7700 x112

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Now accepting Texas-made short film submissions for the 2016 Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmaker's Showcase. It's $FREE to enter, deadline for entry is April 1, 2016. Please visit website for guidelines and to download Entry Form. http://www.houstonfilmcommission.com/showcase/

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 18th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is open for film & screenplay submissions. Submission period is February 1 through March 4, 2016 and there is an early bird discount. For complete information please visit http://www.gulfcoastfilmfest.com 

 

 


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