Film & Video Announcements
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CASTING CALL: Champion entertainment is holding auditions for paid roles in a Fear & Beer TV commercial. Casting is for a pop culture TV commercial aimed towards college students that are 21 & older who enjoy horror films. The project is directed by Bob Willems and is expected to be a one day shoot in the Houston, TX area. See more about the production company on their site, www.Championentertainment.com The casting call will be Friday February 27, 2015. the location is 6011 Westline Houston, TX Submissions should be sent to email@example.com for additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
CASTING CALL: From FremantleMedia, the producers of American Idol and The Price Is Right, comes 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 the names of some famous people. contestants have a chance not only to play along with today's biggest stars, but also to win some big money. The fast-paced, high energy show only becomes more exciting when host Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson) brings the comedy and fun. "Celebrity Name Game" will be headed to Texas in the spring for an open casting call. For more information please visit http://casting.celebnamegame.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 email@example.com or call 281-995-9938 for more information
CASTING CALL: NCE Productions is casting 4 women in their late 20's of all ethnicities for Symphony Pilot Project, a scripted comedy/drama web series tentatively scheduled to shoot in March in the Houston area. Auditions will be by appointment only held February 21st and February 28th. Roles are unpaid. Please submit headshot/resume/IMDB link/online reel to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com Subject: KRS. Roles are Paid. For all other info please visit http://www.nextactor.com and http://www.lakecamproductions.com
CASTING CALL: Dreamtown Creative is seeking an Indian male, age 40-65, to play the lead in an independent feature film (Drama/Comedy) set to shoot in Texas in Spring 2015. The actor will need to perform basic physical comedy as well as heavier dramatic moments. The script is a finalist in the 2013 Austin Film Festival Screenplay competition (Top 7 drama out of 3,500). The role is Paid. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-591-8642.
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 email@example.com
CASTING CALL: Seeking cast for Sam Houston State University thesis film "ROOM 108", a one-room film comprised of four short stories. Needed: Shoot no more than five days in mid-March in College Station TX. Roles are Unpaid, will receive Film Credit and DVD/Digital Copy. Meals, snacks, beverages, transportation, and lodging will all be provided. For a complete character breakdown and/or to send a headshot/resume, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNSHIP: NightCulture Inc. is seeking a student production intern. We put on the best EDM shows in Texas and bring DJ's from all over the world. Intern will be responsible for helping our Video Producer during production and post production. Intern will also do some shooting and basic editing. Needs to know how to use a camera (camera provided) and basic editing. Non-Paid but can be for college credit and internship could turn into a paying job. Please email resume/online reel to email@example.com or for more information please call 210-867-7276
INTERNSHIP: Our innovative team works with some of the best brands in entertainment and consumer marketing and we/re looking for some bright and dedicated interns to join the Houston team! Allied-THA currently has Publicity & Promotions Internship opportunities available for both Spring and Summer 2014. Position assists with the execution of Houston promotions for major film studios and other entertainment clients including 20th Century Fox, The Weinstein Company, Open Road and more! the position includes hands-on experience with film related events, publicity tours, social media and grassroots promotions. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Rachel Hengst at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please note: ALLIED-THA INTERNSHIP. This position is an unpaid internship eligible for college credit; in addition some events are eligible for pay. Allied - THA was named a PROMO Top Shop in 2013 by Chief Marketer and has 21 offices in the US and Canada. www.alliedim.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 email@example.com
WORKSHOP: Diversity in Cinema Film Group is offering a "Film Unions & Affordable Healthcare" one-day workshop on Satuday February 28, 2015. Guest Speakers from SAG-AFTRA, IATSE 484 and The Actors Fund will discuss working under union contracts, member benefits, affordable health care for the independent contractor, and diversity on screen and behind the camera. Class is at Texas Southern University, School of Communication, MLK Humanities Center, Auditorium 104, 3100 Cleburne St., Houston, TX 77004. For additional information on classes and workshops offered and to register, please visit www.dicfilmgroup.com. You can also schedule a call with the Program Director, Theta Catalon at 832-598-5790 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will have his next Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, March 7th 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 email@example.com ASAP to insure enrollment. Discounts on the tuition fee for early enrollment and paypal users.
WORKSHOP: Enhance your improv skills and learn new ones for film/TV/commercial auditions in a new weekly class every Tuesday evening in Houston. The class, hosted by actor and SAG-AFTRA member Marc Isaacs, will meet at the same studio in the Galleria area where Gary Chason and Mykle McCoslin teach, 4848 Guiton, Suite 112, Houston 77027 (half block north of Richmond and just inside Loop 610). Class runs from 7-9 pm and costs $25. There's no need to register in advance. Just come ready to learn and play. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WORKSHOP: Learn hands-on writing, directing, and producing a short movie in ONE week with Hear The Image Filmmaking workshop by Vassily Fedyaev. See examples of student films at www.youtube.com/filmgenre Most of the short films produced at my workshop have no dialogue and there is a reason for that--film is essentially a visual medium. I teach how to tell stories without words because I believe that once you master the medium as it functions on its own, then you will be able to write dialogue that complements the visual. In fact, then, dialogue becomes visual, any word spoken is perceived rather then heard. Another peculiarity about my method is that I focus on "filmmaker" rather than "filmmaking." I help you to develop and understand your creative process. I help you to get in your element of your own creativity. The techniques of filmmaking are acquired during a hands on process of actually shooting the film. So the "filmmaking," the technical side of the process is not left out, but it is learned while actually making your film. You learn by working with me as I am the shooter and the editor of your film and it happens in one-on-one interaction. For information and registration please email email@example.com or call 832-891-1427.
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Houston Film Commission is accpeting 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 (https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HoustonFilmmakerGrant), 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
FILM CONTEST: The Houston Film Production Club proudly presents the 2015 Short Video Showdown on Saturday Feb 28th at Revelry on Richmond. Teams will have only 4 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short video and screen it at the end of the night. Three local film professionals will judge and award the winner a $500 cash prize. For more information, rules, and to register a team please visit http://www.shortvideoshowdown.com
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/
VIDEO FESTIVAL: 14 Pews is proud to be a co-sponsor along with the Dallas VideoFest, Corsair Media Productions and Women in Film and Television (W.I.F.T) to bring to Houston the first Mini-Dallas VideoFest on March 7th, 2015. The event will take place at 14 Pews, which is located at 800 Aurora St. in Houston Heights (5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) highlighting some of the best works of the festival. VideoFest celebrated its 27th year in 2014. VideoFest is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States, and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. Since 1986, VideoFest has specialized in independent, alternative, and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere, despite their artistic excellence and cultural and social relevance. For more information on the March 7th event please go to http://videofest.org/2015/01/mini-dallas-videofest/
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: The Zone is Houston’s FIRST Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Race and Film Festival. We’ve Partnered with Comicpalooza and BedRockCity Comics to bring this exciting new competition to Houston. The 2015 inaugural Film Race will begin at Dean’s on Main Street downtown on March 13th and end March 20th with screenings to be held in April and again in May at Comicpalooza. Participants will have one week to write, shoot, and edit a 7-10 minute Sci-Fi or Fantasy short film. For more information please visit http://www.thezonescifan.com/
FILM FESTIVAL: Now announcing the 17th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival: September 26th & 27th, 2015. The Festival is held annually in the Greater Bay Area of Houston, TX Our mission is to showcase the discovery of new and emerging artist. We seek to encourage the work of the independent filmmaker. Current Deadlines: Early-now until February 14, 2015, Regular-February 15, 2015 to April 30, 2015, Late-May 1, 2015 to August 1, 2015. Film Projects Accepted: Features-run time from 60 to 90 minutes, Standard-run time from 15 to 59 minutes, Shorts-run time less than 15 minutes, Trailers-run times 3 minutes or less. Script projects are also being accepted, please see website for details. For full details on everything form hotels to volunteering, please see out website at http://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: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice: 713-965-9955 Web: http://www.worldfest.org
HOW TO LIST: Email one-paragraph to the Houston Film Commission of the Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop with the following information:
•Tentative Date/Time of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop
•Location of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop
•If positions/roles are Paid or Non-Paid
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.