Film & Video Announcements


Updated May 27,  2015
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Film & Video Announcements


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 


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 


CASTING CALL: Simmons Twins Films is seeking Non-Union actors who have availability on Tuesday June 2nd and Wednesday June 3rd. Talent will not be required to work on both days. This is a Paid shoot, the roles are Non-Speaking. Needed: White Female, age range 55+, hair color preferred is blonde but is not required. White male, age range 55+. We are looking for a sparking, sophisticated couple. Needed: Male, any ethnicity, age range 35-50. This person will be playing a bartender and requires lots of personality. Please send 2 headshots and all contact information (No resume required, Please include full name in subject) to


CASTING CALL: Short film/music video for The Wheel Workers by award-winning director Jerry Ochoa seeks extras of all ages and ethnic types to be featured in a staged traffic jam shoot. Shoot takes place Sunday, May 31 from 11am-3pm. Non-Paid. Actors will receive screen credit in video and on IMDB. For further details and to submit for consideration, please email 


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.


INTERN: 14 Pews Microcinema (, 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 


INTERN: Bechdel Films (, 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 


WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP) presents Indie Feature Filmmaking Workshop with Kat Candler on Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th. Advanced practical application of the business and creative skills used to develop, produce and distribute independent feature films for the marketplace from accomplished Austin writer/director, Kat Candler (Hellion, Sundance 2014, IFC Films, Black Metal, Sundance 2013, Jumping Off Bridges, SXSW 2006). The 2-day lecture based workshop will focus on screenwriting, developing/packaging, pre-production, production, festivals, marketing and distribution. A Workshop Packet For Each Participant Is Included. Register:


WORKSHOP: John Wesley Downey will have his next Introduction to Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, June 6th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 4801 Woodway. Only four slots available to insure a good teacher-student ratio. Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques in a supportive atmosphere.  Contact John Wesley Downey at ASAP to insure enrollment. Discounts on the tuition fee for early enrollment.


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). On Tuesday's, Marc shows you how to professionally record scripted and unscripted auditions for roles in Film and TV in a brand new Self-Taped Audition class. Sides will be provided and you’re always welcome to bring sides from recent or upcoming auditions.This class runs 6:30P-8:30P at 4848 Guiton Street, Suite 112, Houston. Each class costs $50 per visit or pay for four classes in advance for just $150.  For more information email Marc at


WORKSHOP: The Natural Act by Actor/Coach/Producer/Director Price Hall presents The On Camera Tune Up, a workout for the Actor who wants to work on camera, with. ACTING = TCS: TALENT = A special, often creative natural ability or aptitude. CRAFT = An occupation requiring special skill. SKILL = The ability to do something well arising from talent, training, or PRACTICE. Acting is like a sport you determine to excel at. The only way that happens is with hard work, day after day after day. Practicing. Which means doing the same things over and over again, until your skills have been so reinforced, that your natural talent arises effortlessly, thoughtlessly, allowing the natural, free and fearless expression of your talent and ability. This is the PRACTICE that keeps you in Tune. The On-Camera ‘Tune Up’ is Saturday, May 30th or Sunday, May 31st 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Empire Creative Studios (18026 Nassau Bay Drive, 77058). Spaces are Limited. To Register please visit or call 713-201-1245 or email


WORKSHOP: The Natural Act Presents WORKING WITH DIALECTS - ADDING CHARACTER TO YOUR CHARACTERS Workshop.  Actor/Coach/ Director, PRICE HALL (“ARTISTS DIE BEST IN BLACK” starring Malcolm McDowell & Luke Goss),  & Actor/Dialect Coach, STEVE CORONA (“DIG”, “MANHATTAN”, “THE LONE RANGER”) teach tips & tricks for gaining and using dialects effectively, how to prepare an accent for an audition so that it doesn’t become the scene, how to incorporate dialects into your character development, how to hang onto the dialect you’ve prepared, how to work with a director & dialect coach as if on a real set, etc.  This workshop will increase your value and marketability as an actor. Date/Time:  June 13th & 14th, 10AM-5PM; Location: Empire Creative Studios, 18026 Nassau Bay Drive, Houston, TX  77058; Cost: $265.  $15 OFF EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNT by May 30th & COMPLIMENTARY REFER A FRIEND CAREER / CRAFT CONSULTATION.  Spaces are limited, Reserve yours now.  Information:  713-201-1245;  Registration & Payment: 


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: 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


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 



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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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