Film & Video Announcements


Updated September 17, 2014
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Film & Video Announcements



CASTING CALL: Untitled Reality Series Casting Call.  Production company is looking for mothers of former and current professional athletes for a series.  If you are outgoing, saucy, fashionable and have a charity you support, we are looking for you.  Please send a one paragraph bio and two photos to  Casting dates September 22- 30th.  Non-Paid for teaser reel but if picked up by network, pay will be decided at that time.  for further information contact Trinelle Thomas at 281-435-8015 or email   website 


CASTING CALL: A transformative new major network TV series, from the producers of "The Biggest Loser" and "Extreme Weight Loss", is seeking divorced couples reuniting for a chance to win a trust fund for their children.  This show takes a positive approach to bringing divorced couples back together to compete in various physical and mental challenges.  set in a tropical location, the couples must learn to co-exist and put their issues aside, working together to take on challenges for the one thing they still agree upon-the love of their kids.  The prize for the winning couple/divorced parent team is a 6-figure trust fund for their child and/or children.  Our goal is that through this experience, couples will learn to better communicate with each other, in turn becoming better co-parents and improving their family dynamic.  If you know of anyone that might be interested in being considered for our series, please have them email   ATTN: VINCENT, with the following information: Name and Contact info, Ages/Children's ages, How long you've been divorced.  Photos of you tow together, your kids, your new families (or links to photos/social media), and a paragraph or two about your relationship.


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: 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: 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: 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


WORKSHOP: The Houston Conservatory presents an informative discussion by Houston franchised agents on what you need to know as a performer.  Learn how to hone your skills and tools for future work and get your questions answered by those who know best.  When: Saturday, September 27th from 1-3 p.m.  Where: Media Tech, 3324 Walnut Bend Lane, Houston, TX  77042 Cost: Free to Conservatory members (Houston Conservatory, Austin Actors Conservatory, ProACT).  Join the Conservatory for $35/yr.-SAG-AFTRA members only.  Space is limited so RSVP today by  clicking here  For questions, please contact


WORKSHOP: Free Youth Acting Classes at Central Library, 4th floor, Program Place, 500 McKinney St., 77002, 832-393-1313.  Saturday, September 20, October 11th, November 8th, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Classes are taught by professional stage actors and certified educators, to provide a premier learning experience, offering the opportunity for students to explore their own vision in a creative and supportive environment.   Ages 7 to 17 yrs.  class is limited to 20 students  Please register on our website using your library card.  For further information contact the Library Reference Line or the Programming Department at 832-393-1560.


WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project's (SWAMP) 10th Annual Business of Film Conference is September 19th & 20th at Rice Media Center (Rice University). A long-standing event in the Houston film community, the Business of Film Conference (BFC) is a vital conference lauded by both industry professionals and attendees for presenting the “real world” of filmmaking and what independent filmmakers need to know about the “business” of film. Participants from across the country are scheduled to speak on topics across the various stages of film production including writing, pre-production, production, post production and distribution. The keynote speaker for 2014 is none other than Producer & Indie Film Guru Ted Hope (! With no other event of its kind in Houston or surrounding areas, the BFC is a “script to screen” event essential to serious filmmakers looking to build their careers. For more information please 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: Houston actor and acting coach Crystal Martinez has openings in her ongoing Tuesday and Thursday advanced classes. For more information please email or visit


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 16th Annual Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival will be held September 20 and 21, 2014 in the Great Bay Area of Houston.  For schedule and ticket information please go to  


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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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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