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Updated May 5, 2016
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CREW CALL: PlatinumVault Films, a Houston based independent film company is seeking all crew positions, from Production Assistants to Location Sound Mixers, for a 30 minute dramatic non-union short film in Houston and surrounding areas scheduled to shoot the last 2 weekends in May thru the 1st weekend in June. All positions are paid. Please send resumes to admin@pvaultfilms.org

 

CREW/CASTING CALL: Eugot Movies is seeking crew and cast for “Trap Plane” SAG Ultra Low web series directed by Juan C. Vazquez and scheduled to shoot May 6th through May 23rd. Crew: Location Sound Mixer with gear, paid position. Also accepting unpaid Interns as Production Assistants. Cast: Male, caucasian, mid-30s - early 50, able to do a British accent. Female Latina 25yo-35yo, Colombian accent preferred but not required. Roles are Paid. Send headshots/resumes to eugot.com@gmail.com for audition information. Unpaid extras send headshots to be considered. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/eugotmovies

 

CREW/CASTING CALL: All That Films (allthatfilms.com), is seeking cast, acting coach, and production assistants for independent film “Mr. Rent Man” shooting in various locations in the Houston area tentatively scheduled to shoot in Fall 2016. The story is about a young man who lands what he hopes to be his dream job in real estate management. Crew Positions and Talent Roles are Non-Paid. Needed:  “Peter”, 20-30’s, stubborn tenant. “Bob”, 40-60’s. “Shelia” spicy store clerk, “20-30’s. Please send headshot/resume allthatproductions@gmail.com  

 
 
 CASTING CALL: Dream$ville series is shooting a full season (8 episodes) of a crime drama to pitch to network platforms. Tentatively set for 2-3 days of shooting July 2016 in Houston, Texas. Synopsis: There are plenty of stories that capture the phenomenon that makes America one of the most desirable places to live the Dream. Consequently, such attributes makes America one of the most common grounds for drug trafficking in the world with many gangs and cartels. With two of the city’s top detectives tracking their every move, the crime bosses must strategically plan their moves like a game of chess. Watch as these three families fight for power and money as they risk their freedom, sanity and lives, all for the American Dream. Talent Positions: PAID, $100/day; Character description: Peter Cho (Age 55+, Chinese, Cantonese/Mandarin Speaking, 2/3 days of filming) – Peter Cho is a very powerful man in the city. He built his criminal empire at the age of 22 and quickly became one of the cities most feared men. As time has passed Cho’s health has declined and so has some of the fear he once instilled in the city. Peter know’s that his days are numbered and his greatest wish is that his legacy will succeed him. He has raised his only grandchild, Alice to be his successor. As he gets closer to his fate he begins to create a shield that will protect Alice and his Empire long after his demise. *Video Auditions Accepted*. Interested actors please contact reginatingchen@gmail.com 

 

CASTING CALL: The Food Networks’s CLASH OF THE GRANDMAS is back and on the hunt for Grandmothers to battle it out in a fun cooking throwdown. From tasty entrees to delectable desserts, we are looking for the best dishes by everyone's favorite cooks -- grandmothers! If you have the wit of Betty White and the skills of Betty Crocker, this is your chance to prove that your favorite recipes can stand the test of time. Email us at grandmothercasting@leg-corp.com. Please put the city/state in the subject line and include your/their name, phone number, email address and occupation in the body of the email. In addition, please describe cooking style, signature dishes, and why you believe you (or your nominee) are perfect for the show.

 

CASTING CALL: Nancy Glass Productions is a premiere reality TV production company casting landscapers and contractors for a brand-new HGTV pilot.   We need landscapers and contractors who know how to design, build, and renovate the outside of a house to increase the value.  Do you know the ins and outs of the outdoor renovation business, know what it takes to design the ultimate curb appeal?  If you do, we want to talk to you.   Please submit a bio about yourself, including your relevant experience to the project, your location, as well as any recent photos of yourself and photos of your work,  Please also submit a short video shot on your cell phone (if possible) introducing yourself and telling us why you should be chosen for this opportunity.  Email submissions to contractors@nancyglassproductions.com

 

CASTING CALL: Do you and your partner love to flip or renovate houses? Do you have big personalities ready for television? If so, we want to hear from you! Nancy Glass Productions, a premiere reality TV production company is looking for couples who flips houses for a new and exciting television project. Should have experience in contracting, renovating and/or flipping houses. Married couple preferred. Seeking knowledgeable couple with great personalities. Please submit a brief bio telling us about you and your experience, your location, any recent photos of you and your work,  and let us know why you and your partner would be a perfect fit for TV. Please send all submissions to casting@nancyglassproductions.com

 

CASTING CALL: Casting Successful, Dynamic and Outgoing Couples & Pairs For a New BRAVO Television Series "Yours, Mine or Ours”. Are you (or someone you know) in a relationship and you each own your own home? Are you about to merge households? If so, whose place is it going to be? OR are you considering getting rid of your existing places, starting fresh and buying a new place together? Seeking upscale property-owning couples/ family members/ friends who are each bringing real estate to a relationship and are torn about where to call home. We are in need of all kinds of relationships from couples to newlyweds to daters to siblings and even friends. Ideal candidates must be dynamic and outgoing people who are proud of their accomplishments in life, have great taste and an enviable lifestyle. E-mail photos to carissacasting@gmail.com along with your names and ages, occupations, where you each live, tell us about your relationship, describe your personality, why would you be great for this show, tell us about your properties, describe why merging spaces might be easy/challenging for you, please explain each of your preferred design and home aesthetics.

 

CASTING CALL: From the Executive Producer of WIPEOUT comes a new court television show like you've never seen before. Because in our courtroom, you argue your case to A CELEBRITY JUDGE! We are currently searching for plaintiffs and defendants who have a dispute worthy of small claims court (total monetary amount must be less than $5,000). If you win the case, you are guaranteed to collect because we will pay the judgment to you. If you lose the case, you don't have to pay because we will pay the judgment for you and you get an appearance fee. If you have an issue you would like to have resolved in front of a celebrity judge, please send the following information to  hollywoodlawcases@gmail.com Your Name, Current Location, Phone, Email, Recent Photo, Description of Case, and how much money you would like to seek in damages or how much are you being sued for. You must be a legal US resident and available to be filmed in Southern California.

 

CASTING CALL: Good Hope Films is seeking cast for “Bagatelle”, an indie art-house picture shooting on 35mm in rural areas around Houston tentatively scheduled to shoot the last week of May 2016. The story is about a Russian cello player coming to Texas in search of a better life and is loosely based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin. Talent Roles are Non-Paid. Needed: “John”, mid 50’s, Texas rancher with a thick drawl. “Stacy”, mid 20’s, sheepish, violin player, pretty but shy. Please send headshot/resume to bagatelle2016@gmail.com

 

CASTING CALL: Nancy Glass Productions, producer's of Animal Planet's hit show TANKED, is casting for African American/Latino businesses in the animal related industries. The businesses can be veterinarian, animal rescue, grooming, or wrangling. Please tell us about your business and how we can contact you. Please put "Animal Casting" in the subject line and send all submissions to Casting@nancyglassproductions.com 

 

WORKSHOP: Next Actor Studio holds On-camera acting classes, Voice acting classes for all ages, and Stanislavski Method Acting Workshops, Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Editing workshops for adults and teens on a continuous basis.  Summer Camps for teens and kids will be held in June.  Enrollment now open.  For more information, a complete schedule and to register online, please visit https://www.nextactor.com or call info@nextactor.com   Ph: 713-532-2867

 

WORKSHOP: Announcing Brock Allen Summer Camps for Kids & Teens (Ages 9-15) and Adults (Ages 16 and Up) July 12th-15th in Houston. The Kids & Teens Camp will be hosted in the daytime hours between 8am-5pm for 4 days. The Adults Camp will be hosted in the evening hours between 6pm-10pm for 4 evenings. The instructors for this year are Casting Directors: Beth Sepko, CSA is an award winning Casting Director with over 20 years expertise working with film and television directors including Robert Rodriguez, Richard Linklater, Mike Judge, Peter Berg & Tim McCanlies, among others. Matthew Morgan, CSA Mississippi-born Matthew Morgan grew up in Canton, a small southern town with open arms to the movie industry, where he worked on the set of A TIME TO KILL and got his first taste of the industry. Renowned throughout the industry for his hard work, resourcefulness and his southern charm, Matthew is now celebrating 12 years Morgan Casting with offices in New Orleans, Louisiana; Canton, Mississippi & Toronto, Canada. Toni Brock & Sally Allen, are casting directors with over 20 years of experience casting projects in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. They own Brock/Allen Casting which is one of the top casting companies in Texas. Summer Camps will be at Page Parkes (1535 W. Loop South, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77027). To enroll & reserve a space, or for general questions/information about the camp, please email brockallensummercamps@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/brockallencasting/

 

WORKSHOP: An Introduction to Voice Over & Voice Acting Workshop will be held Saturday, May 14th from 1 to 5pm at 4801 Woodway. Basic technique for radio and TV commercials and industrial narration, lots of practice and constructive critiques in a supportive setting. Limited to four students for a good student-teacher ratio. For enrollment information contact John Wesley Downey at goodkarmajohn@earthlink.net

 

WORKSHOP: Filmmaker workshop for Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families. Filmmaker E.C. McMullen Jr (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2798976/) will be teaching three free film production classes at the Worklife Institute from 2:00 to 4:00pm on  May 31st (Post Production), and June 28th (Distribution). These classes will give real-world independent film making information on Production, Post Production, and Distribution. Classes will be held at The Worklife Institute at 1900 St. James Place, Suite #880, Houston, Texas 77056. Seating is Limited. Call the Worklife Institute at 713-963-9456 or email worklife@worklifeinstitute.com for more information and to register. Must have a Military ID or DD-214 to participate. http://worklifeinstitute.com/calendar-of-workshops-and-events/

 

WORKSHOP: Two of the best acting coaches in Hollywood, John Homa and Jeff Dockweiler, are starting an ongoing/weekly Saturday class in Houston beginning March 19th. Together, John and Dock have over 30 years of experience and success in Hollywood audition rooms and on sets all around the world. Their unique approach to the understanding of story structure has proven instrumental in the success of a star-studded client list including 2016 Academy Award Best Actress winner Brie Larson. There will be 2 separate classes each Saturday (5322 West Belfort #201, 77035) for 2 different age ranges: Class 1 is for ages 10-15 (kids under the age of 10 will be considered on an individual basis), and Class 2 for ages 16 and up. Workshop can be paid for monthly and requires a 3 month commitment. To claim a spot on the pre-registration list, email with your interest at coachdock@gmail.com and for more information visit www.homaanddock.com

 

WORKSHOP: “Actors Helping Actors” is a talented team approach by Marilyn Swick, SAG-AFTRA actor, bringing acting workshops for all ages and levels, that includes a production team to shoot reels, shorts, and even feature films. The group meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm & two Sundays a month from 2:00-4:00 pm and is $20.00 session without monthly requirements. We now offer two locations-Galleria & Memorial. Email marilynswick@gmail.com to hold a spot for the next workshop or for more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Actors-Helping-Actors-468351116701654

 

WORKSHOP: Crystal Martinez (http://www.imdb.me/crystalmartinezz) teaches acting classes on Tuesdays/Thursdays 7P-9P and Saturdays 2P-4P in the Museum District (77006). Classes are Film/TV audition based, covering taped and live auditions with an emphasis on giving a natural performance with consistency, then building a character from there. We do character analysis and scene breakdown, camera technique, set etiquette and you get video of your performances. Class size is kept small, 8-10 at the most, with the average class size around 6 on each class day. All classes include all levels. For questions or to register e-mail ogaccm@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/crystalmartinezzactingclasses

 

WORKSHOP: Southwest Alternate Media Project presents LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Youth Media Camp July 25th-29th, a week-long course designed to teach teenagers (ages 13-17) how to use a camera to tell a story. Each student will get hands-on instruction in digital camera operation, lighting, sound and editing while working as a team in the production of a short film. The camp is July 25th-29th, 10AM-3PM and the final collaborative film will be screened for family and friends at the end of camp at The MATCH Midtown Arts Center. For more information and to register please visit http://swamp.org/youth-media-camp/

 

WORKSHOPS: Microsearch announces free film/video workshops every Saturday, Noon-2:00P. 4/30 Commercial Portrait Lighting with Nino Batista. http://www.microsearch.com/training.asp

  

WORKSHOP: Houston MediaSource, Houston’s Public Access Television Channel, provides training and equipment for aspiring Film, TV, and radio producers. Houston’s creatives are welcomed to learn how their artistic visions can be transformed into high-quality film or TV productions at FREE Orientation Sessions held every Monday at 6 p.m. Houston MediaSource is located at 410 Roberts, 77003 in EaDo. Attendees will learn how they can produce their own TV shows, radio programs, and film projects at Houston MediaSource, using top of the line gear, studios, and editing facilities. Learn more at www.hmstv.org or RSVP to Ariana de Valdivia at info@hmstv.org or call (713) 524-7700 x112

 

 


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•Title of Project or Working Title of Project 

•One-Paragraph Project Description

•Tentative Shoot Dates or Days/Time of Casting Call/Workshop

•Physical Location of Shoot/Casting Call/Workshop

•If Crew Positions/Talent Roles are Paid or Non-Paid

Production Company Name/Contact Name/Number/Email/Website

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