Film & Video Announcements


Updated January 27, 2015
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Film & Video Announcements


CREW CALL: Dominion Films seeks Production Coordinator for a documentary shooting in March 2015.  Must have strong research skills and solid experience, preferably in television environments. Email resume, salary requirement, and research experience to: No calls please.


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 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.


HISTORY CHANNEL: History channel's AMERICAN PICKERS are headed to the east border of Texas in January, 2015. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique "picking". Hitting the back roads from coast to coast, hosts Mike and Frank earn a living by scouring the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns. Have any items, a collection, or junk you want to sell? To be considered you MUST email us at:  or leave a message at 1-885-OLD-RUST. Be sure to include your name, contact number, and a description of your items.  No retail shops or flea markets please. For more information on American Pickers go to


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 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  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.


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


WORKSHOP: Crystal Martinez, Mykle McCoslin, Marc Isaacs, & Rebecca Stacey will be holding a full day Actor's Camp workshop at the Holiday Inn Express-Galleria 9AM-4PM on Saturday February 7, 2015. Each attendee will spend 1 hour with each coach who will cover their area of expertise: Crystal Martinez - Film/TV Auditioning Technique, Mykle McCoslin - Business of Acting , Marc Isaacs - Improv/Commercials, Rebecca Stacey - Makeup/Wardrobe Standards & Set Etiquette. Guests including Gary Chason, a rep from a prominent local talent agency, Director Wayne Slaten, local casting directors, and other prominent figures in the Texas film industry will be in attendance to view talent performances at the end of the day. Attend if you want to hone your skills in a fun and multi-faceted environment and have the opportunity to be seen by top industry professional from Texas. For more information and to register email and visit the FB Event page for updates on guests who will attend


WORKSHOP: The Natural Act brings you the ONE DAY COLD READING & AUDITIONING FOR THE CAMERA INTENSIVE 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), with several new projects in development, Price's skills and insights on how to bring out an actor's absolute best in front of the camera has been honed to a fine point.   If you feel anything less than 100% relaxed with the page in your hands, then your reading is getting in the way of your acting, and is keeping you from getting the work you deserve.  The ONE-DAY INTENSIVE will teach you how to come alive and work with confidence in any audition situation by incorporating the page into the life of the scene.  Walk away with a natural, clear and simple, logical, real-world approach to cold-reading.  Space is limited.  Reserve yours now at  Date: Sunday, February 22nd, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Location: TBD, Houston.  For further information contact 713-201-1245 or    


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  ASAP to insure enrollment.  Discounts on the tuition fee for early enrollment and paypal users.


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  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.


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


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


FILM CONTEST: SwaggerFest is a short film contest hosted by Houston-based SWAGGER Media that celebrates the company's 6 core values: PASSION, CREATIVITY, QUALITY, COLLABORATION, RESPONSIBILITY AND TENACITY. The Best Film Grand Prize includes a 12-week resume-boosting internship at SWAGGER MEDIA. The internship will be bestowed upon the Team Leader of the winning film and will provide the opportunity to learn and work alongside knowledgeable industry professionals while developing new skills in important areas, such as producing, directing, editing, animation, and marketing. Other Prizes: $500 gift card to Wooden Camera, Free Videoblocks memberships ($99 value), Production slate ($39.95 value), LED98 on-camera light ($99.95 value), Production backpack ($149 value), Internship opportunities. $FREE Entry period is 12/19/14-1/26/15. SwaggerFest Finalists will be screened on 2/12 & 2/17 at 14 Pews Microcinema. 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


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


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 


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


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  


FILM FESTIVAL: 2014 Call For Entries - 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston. Complete entry information can be found at 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:  Voice: 713-965-9955 Web:



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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.

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