Film & Video Announcements

 

Updated April 24, 2015
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Film & Video Announcements

 

CREW CALL: 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 CALL: Award-winning short filmmaker, music video director, TED Talker, stand-up comedian, and native Houstonian Taylor Gahm is seeking various crew for his upcoming debut indie feature THE MESSENGERS to shoot late May to mid June in Houston. Positions are Paid. To submit resumes/information, please visit http://goo.gl/forms/TQnRPU30bT 

 

CREW CALL: NCE Productions is seeking a Costume Designer for narrative TV web series scheduled to shoot in Houston the last 2 weekends of May. Candidates should be knowledgable in Womens High-End Fashion. Position is Paid. Please email information/resume to nceproductions@outlook.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: SAG feature "A Curry On An American Plate", starring Rick Fox and Charlie O'Connell, is seeking East Indian & Caucasian actors for principal roles and background. Also seeking experienced production assistants. The film will be directed by San Banarje and produced by Next Actor Studio/Lake Camp Productions. Shoot starts in Houston area April 15th. Roles/Positions are Paid. For consideration, please submit resume/online reel asap to info@lakecampproductions.com. For more info about the movie, please visit www.lakecampproductions.com or http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4385852/ NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


CASTING CALL: Short film/music video for The Wheel Workers (http://www.thewheelworkers.com/) is seeking kids ages 8-12 to be featured in a classroom scene. We are looking for kids of all ethnic types for a quick and easy school classroom shoot by an award-winning director. Shoot takes place Sunday, April 26th from 10am-2pm. Actors will receive screen credit and lunch. For further details and to submit for consideration, please email headshot/resume to jerryochoa@gmail.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/

 

INTERN: 14 Pews Microcinema (http://14pews.com/), a non-profit 501[c]3 arts organization, is seeking a dynamic intern from 5/1/2015 - 8/1/2015 to help assist with marketing and research on upcoming cultural events. Interns are required to work 15 hours a week and will be paid a flat rate for the 3 months of a $1,000 stipend. Must have a strong work ethic, research skills, and enthusiasm for the arts. Please send resume and cover letter to info@14pews.com 

 

INTERN: Bechdel Films (http://bechdelfilms.com/), a Houston based independent film and theater production company, is seeking an intern to work alongside producer 5/1/2015 - 8/1/2015 for 15 hours a week and will be paid a flat rate for the 3 months of a $1,000 stipend. Candidates must have an interest in producing, management, post-production, social media, or production. This is a great opportunity for someone serious about getting into the film/theater business and who wants to learn how a project is developed, financed/crowdfunded, green-lit, and sent through pre-production. College credit is available where applicable, but enrolled students and non-students are both eligible to apply. A working knowledge of Office (Word, Excel), Premier, Final Cut, Photoshop, Quickbooks, Social Media are a plus. Send resume and cover letter to Cressandra@mac.com 

 

WORKSHOP: MPAC presents "Funny Business" Comedy Workshop, Learn the Business of Comedy from Top Insiders on Saturday April 25, 11A-5P at O'Quinn Great Hall at University of Houston Central Campus (3100 Cullen@Holman, Bldg. #573). Guests include Rushion McDonald (Exec. Producer STEVE HARVEY SHOW), J. Anthony Brown (Writer: ARSENIO HALL SHOW), and Chris Spencer (Writer/Standup: VH-1, MTV, BET). Walkups welcome or register online (high school students attend $FREE): http://www.mpac-arts.org/ 

 

WORKSHOP: 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 to apply is May 1st. For complete information please visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/HoustonFilmmakerGrant 

 

WORKSHOP: The Story and Plot: Structure class focuses on the difference between story and plot and how each affects the most important aspect of feature-length storytelling: the structure. The knowledge presented is instrumental for anyone interested in developing projects in the film industry whether they intend to develop a concept to first draft, or a first draft to production script. The class was designed to demystify structure, yet still take it well beyond the often misleading three act paradigm.  The workshop will breakdown how to push narrative momentum, exploit tension and maximize emotional resonance. Story and Plot: Screenwriting Workshop is Saturday May 2nd, 10am - 4pm at University of Houston. For more information and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/1rCa91D

 

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 18th; Workshop 2 is Sunday, April 19th.  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 April 3rd.  For cost and further information call 713-201-1245 or email thenaturalact@gmail.com

 

WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will have his next Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, May 9th 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 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) and costs $50. For more information email Marc at wordmasseur@gmail.com 

 

WORKSHOP: "Filming in Houston" Workshop will be Saturday May 23rd, 10A-11A in at Comicpalooza in the Microsearch Panel Room, it's a best tips & practices panel for filmmakers gearing up to shoot a short film and/or an indie feature film in the greater Houston area. There are MANY Film Panels all day everyday (10A until close) at Comicpalooza. For a complete downloadable list of the film panels please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/652867321513125/ 

 

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 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 11th and 12th, 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 12th, 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 

 

 


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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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