Film & Video Announcements


Updated August 27, 2014
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ASSISTANT EDITOR POSITION:  Looking for an assistant editor in Houston to become part of our production team at Thibodeaux Productions.  We are working on 2 documentary projects: Transplant Games: A Documentary and Astrodome: A Love Story.  We are looking for an assistant editor who knows both final cut 7 and Premiere. They must know how to sync with plural eyes, transcode to prores and to organize. This is a part-time position with pay of $200 a week and flexible hours.  Knowledge of any of the following a plus: Motion, Aftereffects, Maya3D, and Adobe Illustrator. PLEASE INCLUDE RESUME, COVER LETTER & LINKS TO WORK YOU HAVE EDITED OR PRODUCED TO


CASTING CALL: MasterChef is now casting for Season 6.  The MasterChef judges are once again looking for the best home cooks in America.  Attend an open call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in San Antonio on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at Embassy Suites Riverwalk, 125 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX  78205.  For further information and to apply go to


CASTING CALL: Fremantle Media and the Purveyors of Pop are now casting a hit docu-series in the HOUSTON area that will positively focus on the lives of WOMEN who are either married to amazing doctors or surgeons in any field of medicine (MD, Plastic, Heart, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, etc...) or who are fabulous female doctors themselves.  Are you married or engaged to a doctor/surgeon in the Houston area OR are you a female Physician married to your career?  ALL INTERESTED CANDIDATES IN THE HOUSTON  MEDICAL COMMUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY RIGHT AWAY. Submit: Your name (first and last), Contact  Phone number, What type of doctor is your husband (or yourself), A short bio telling us about you, your family, your friends, and your fabulous life, Photos of you, your family, and the exterior of your home (jpg format please).  Email ALL the information requested ASAP to:


 CASTING CALL: Jasmine Jones Productions is seeking cast for a dramatic, indie short film.  The following roles are needed: Jake "Jay" Hughes, 9-11yrs., African American male; Jay's demeanor is meek and meager but quite the passively aggressive type and uses his wit to outsmart all unsuspecting threats.  Sabrina "Bree Bree"Hughes, mid-30s, African American, the mother of Jay; Bree Bree is a former video model who has always wanted to feel desired and is also struggling with a substance abuse issue.  Terry "Latch" Latchman, mid-30's, African American, a man of few words: highly intelligent and extremely ruthless drug dealer.  No monologues necessary, cold readings from the script.  these roles are unpaid, credit only.  Auditions will be Wednesday, August 27, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Shape Community Center (3903 Almeda Rd., 77004).  To schedule an audition time, please email


CASTING CALL: Richard Hicks, the casting director of "Gravity", "Hairspray" and "Zero Dark Thirty" is casting a film called WEIGHTLESS, starring Nick Nolte (48 Hours) and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty).  They are conducting a Nationwide Search for a young boy to play the leading role of "Will".  He is age 8 - 12 and weighs 150 - 250++lbs. or more.  Ethnicity is open for this role.   Casting: No acting experience needed.  Parents of kids who fit the role can go to the website: for more information. 


CASTING CALL: Casting for Billy Dorsey music video shooting August 29-30, 2014, with any pick up shots on August 31st.  Female Lead: Must be 18 and over.  All ethnicities, 5'6-5'8 height weight proportionate with no visible tattoos.  Males: Two bodyguard figures.  6'1 and taller, tattoos are preferred, but not a requirement.  Extras:  all ages, ethnicities, sizes and shapes.  Lead positions are PAID.  Paid Leads must be available all three days, but you may not shoot all three days.  Meals will be provided.   Please send all headshots to  Callbacks and meet with the artist and director will be in Houston on Saturday, August 16th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


CASTING CALL: A major cable network is casting online couples nationwide between the ages of 28-45, that have never met in person, and would like the opportunity to finally connect face to face.  This is NOT your "Catfish" kind of show we're looking for real everyday people.  Couples selected to participate in this new and exciting docu-series will get the chance to take a trip and move their romance beyond the internet, and ultimately help affirm their feelings for each other.  If this sounds like you or someone you know, we want to hear from you.  To be considered, please email  with your name, age, locations, photo, a brief bio about your online relationship, and a Casting Producer will be in touch ASAP!  If selected to participate, you will be compensated for your time.


CASTING CALL: Nationwide casting call for a new dating show on VH1 from the Executive Producer of "Extreme Makeover".  Are you tired of being single?  do you find the bar scene exhausting?  Tried every online dating site imaginable and not finding anyone worth your time?  For those who are ready to make themselves VULNERABLE and fully EXPOSE who they are, a new dating show is proving a chance to find love.  Interested males and females who are 21 and over should respond and tell us a little about yourself and your dating history.  What has gone wrong?  What are you looking for in a boyfriend or girlfriend?  Please contact Torriel Simon at  or via telephone 818-666-3606.


SHORT FILM CONTEST: Literal Magazine is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary by holding its first short film competition Literally Short Film Awards.  Literally short is an event initiated by our drive to bridge all cultures onto one collaborative stage that stimulates international artistic expression.  First place winner will receive $5,000, a BM Cinema Camera, and other things. (and then there's 2nd and 3rd places too).  Regular deadline August 29, 2014.


SHORT FILM CONTEST: Beaumont Main Street’s DOG-tober Fest 2014 Film Competition Sponsored by Mobiloil Credit Union. Enter your PAW-licious short film into the first ever film competition celebrating DOG-tober Fest! The film competition is open to all ages and is free to enter. DOG-tober Fest is Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Beaumont, Texas. The theme of the competition is “In the Doghouse!”  The interpretation of the theme is yours to create. Judges will evaluate each film’s interpretation of the theme and story.  The entry should be a maximum of five minutes including credits and must be family friendly.  Entries must use royalty free music or an original composition.  Awards and cash prizes will be given for first, second, and third place.  Entries are due Sunday, September 14, 2014.  To enter, upload your film to either or YouTube. Visit (case sensitive), fill out the required fields and press “submit.” For more Information e-mail Beaumont Main Street at or call 409-838-2202


OPEN HOUSE FASHION SHOOT: MicroSearch would like to invite 40 lucky shooters to join us on Saturday, August 23rd to photograph and/or film a group of fashion models in our new 50'x30' studio.  Marc Harvey, celebrity make up artist and creator of Marc Harvey Beauty cosmetics, is hosting a mixer for us and bringing a group of fashion models, designers and hair and make up artists.  Shooters will have full use of all equipment in rental from Mark 3, C300, BlackMagic 4k, Canon cine Primes, Tamron, Canon, ProFoto, Photogenic and select new promo stock.  MicroSearch is now a Photo and Video sales center with a full studio set up for photo and video.  Contact us today to reserve your spot to this fun unique and FREE event.  This event will be catered.  All shooters in attendance will receive a FREE HOUR in our new studio, ONE FREE LENS RENTAL and special discounts on products while at the show.  Call to reserve your spot 713-988-2818 or visit


WORKSHOP: Joanna Sanchez is a professional actress and acting coach from Hollywood, and is dedicated to helping actors bridge the distance between Tinsel Town and Texas, and onto the small or big scree.  Joanna Sanchez Entertainment Theatrical and Television Acting Training is offering Private/Semi-Private coaching August 23rd or 24th, 2014 (Sat. and Sun.) in Houston, TX  Joanna is production savvy and offers insights into "the business" that can give you a competitive-edge in the "real World of Make Believe".  New or veteran actors welcome.  to reserve your session call 310-801-2561 or email  or for more information visit


WORKSHOP: Learn hands-on writing, directing, and producing a short movie in ONE week with Hear The Image Filmmaking workshop by Vassily Fedyaev.  In September we will be entering our 15th year with over 500 students and over 100 shorts produced.  See examples of student films at  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 or call 832-891-1427.


WORKSHOP: Tom Vaughan is offering two new Story & Plot Screenwriting Workshops this summer, one will be online starting August 6th (Story & Plot: First Draft) and the other will be in Houston on Saturday August 30th (Story & Plot I: Structure), now with a 'repeater' discount for the Story and Plot: Structure class in Houston. For complete information and pricing:


WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Voice Over/Voice Acting Workshop will be held by John Wesley Downey on Saturday, September 13th from 1 to 5 p.m.  It's for beginners (age 18 and up) who want to learn the basics of voice over work for radio, TV commercials, film and industrial narration.  Includes basic technique, breaking down scripts, lots of practice, constructive critique and suggestions for improvement.  Workshop is limited to five students for a good student-teacher ration.  For more information contact John at  or visit his voice over page on Facebook.


FILM GRANT: Applications are now being  accepted for the Roy E. Dean Fall Grant.  The grant gives filmmakers a chance to get their films going or completed with an award of $2,500 in cash and $30,000 in film products and services.  Films can be documentaries, short films, and features and must be unique and contribute to society.  Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2014.  New this year for the grant is the Britt Audience Award.  Twenty finalists chosen for the grant will have the opportunity to enter their trailers in competition for a $250 cash prize.  Trailers will be posted on the Roy W. Dean Grant Facebook contest page for site.  Fans get to view the trailers and vote for their favorite.  For more information on the grant, you can go to or email    


FILM FESTIVAL: August 2014 Call For Entries - 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston.  EarlyBird discount deadline is from now through November 15th, 2014, a mail by deadline.  Complete entry information awaits you at  --click on Enter Film Festival, then on FAQ, Categories and Entry Forms.   Main Entry deadline: December 15th, 2014.   The dates for WorldFest are April 10-19, 2014.  For further information email:  Voice: 713-965-9955 Web:


FILM FESTIVAL: The Call for Entries for the 8th Annual Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) in Sundance Square is now open.  The festival will run November 6-9, 2014.  You can submit your film to the Lone Star Film Festival through WithoutABox.  Please read the rules and regulations carefully.  The deadline are as follows:  June 14th-Regular deadline, August 16th-Late deadline, August 30th-WAB Extended Deadline.  Please visit  for more information.


FILM FESTIVAL: The Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival (BCIFF) will take place October 3-5, 2014 in Houston, TX.  The festival will showcase positive, educational, and inspirational film and video projects from around the world.  The 3-day multicultural event will consist of seminars, workshops, networking events, film screenings, youth spotlights, and much more.  For more information about submissions, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 1-888-2634.


FILM FESTIVAL: The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is now announcing their final brick wall deadline for all entries.  The final submission deadline is August 1, 2014.  The following categories are available:  Movie/Film Categories include: Narrative Features projects and Narrative Shorts/Standard projects (both including, Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Horror, Romance or any genre you can think of) - Documentaries (feature, Short/Standard) - Animation (Feature, Short/Standard) - Foreign Language (Feature, Short/Standard) - Art/Experimental (Feature, Short/Standard) - Student Project (Feature, Short/Standard) - Music Video (Less than 5-min total running time) - Trailers (Less than 3-min total running time) - Script/Screenplay Categories include: Drama, Comedy, Romantic, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Horror, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Ghost, Religious, Serial, Sports, Thriller, Western, War, Documentary, Disaster, Coming of Age, Detective/Courtroom, Epic/Myth, Art, Dark Comedy, Historical, Political, Industrial and Reality.  The 16th Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival Awards Dinner will be held on September 20th, 2014, with all day screenings on September 21st, in the beautiful Bay Area of Houston, Texas.  For more information on reservations, forms, and prices, please see our website 

Friday, September 12th is the last day to buy Award Dinner Tickets.  No COD's and NONE will be available at the door.  Only a limited amount are available, so get them while you can.  Please see our website for more information:  Hope to see you there.


Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is now announcing festival tickets for the Award Dinner, and screenings, go on sale August 4th.  These may be purchased with cash, money order, check, or Pay Pal.  Seating is limited.  Celebrity Guest scheduled to appear this year is Brad Leland, veteran of many films, and lately known as playing Axel on the "Walking Dead".  Visit for more details an information on a raffle. 



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