Film & Video Announcements


Updated November 20, 2015
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Film & Video Announcements


CREW CALL: Bechdel Films (, a Houston based independent film production company, is seeking an experienced Final Cut 7 documentary editor (someone who has edited a feature length documentary) to work on a feature-length documentary COURTING NIKKI, about the transgender widow of the fallen fire fighter, who has been fighting for 6-years for her right to be recognized as her deceased husband’s spouse. The pay is $300 for 30 hours a week.  Candidates must live in Houston and be able to commit to working on the project for 6 months. This is a great opportunity for a LOCAL experienced Houston documentary editor who wants to work on an amazing documentary, which will do well in the festivals. Send letter, resume, and online reel to


CASTING CALL: Casting for an Untitled Workplace Soap Opera.  Tollbooth TV and Bravo are currently casting for a new reality series that will feature a successful African American-run business and its dynamic employees.  In particular, we are seeking a small to medium size business that caters to an upscale clientele-and if it happens to be a family-run business, all the better!  If your business is exciting...If your employees deserve a soap opera of their own...If your wealthy customers are demanding...then we want you for our new reality TV series.  Send an email with the name of your City in the subject heading, and in the body of the email include the name of your company, phone number, recent pictures of staff, and a short description of the business to  Tentative shoot dates early 2016.  All filming will be done in Houston.  All roles are PAID.  Production company is tollbooth TV and Bravo Network.  for further information


CASTING CALL: Is he/she really the right one for you? Are you willing to find out? Auditions are for a new reality show where couples get the help of a world-renowned clairvoyant. Would you stay or would you go? This is an open casting call at Club Tarakaan (2301 Main St, Houston, TX 77002) December 10th & 11th with taping on the 12th. LGBT Community welcome. Email information & couple photos to or call 832-243-2028 


CASTING CALL: Short film ELI'S ROOM is seeking cast in Houston. Synopsis: A married couple battle each other over the way in which they handle the coming out of their teenage son. Characters: Carla, female, 35-55, any ethnicity; David, male, 35-55, any ethnicity. Roles are Non-Paid, talent will be compensated with food during production, film credit, and copy of final project. This project is a one-weekend shoot tentatively scheduled for November 20th - November 21st. If interested please reply via email to with Full Name, Phone Number, and 2-3 pictures (they don't have to be professional headshots but at least need to be clear)


CASTING CALL: New Houston Media Source TV show ( SOUTHERN DIVAS OF HOUSTON is seeking cast for a fashion show scene called "Rip The Runway". Roles: Seeking actor model types men and women, 5'8 or taller and full figured. Casting date is December 7th by appointment only. Roles are Paid. Call Terri Atwater at 281-995-9938 or email 


CASTING CALL: Feature film ORPHAN TRAIN (director Trisha Ray) is now casting Spanish-speaking teens and adults, 6-70 yrs of age in Houston, Austin, San Antonio for a shot in December.  Lead and principal roles are paid.  Experience and on-camera training preferred by no nececcary.  Inexperienced actors who suit the roles will be trained on rehearsals.  Non-Paid, Non-Speaking extra roles are also available.   For further information submit ASAP to  Auditions are ongoing.  Casting breakdown available at   NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


CASTING & CREW CALL: JAF-Productions is seeking cast & crew for a new web-series about college drop-outs, their parents, and friends. Roles: male and female leads (college students), parents, teenagers and nurses. Crew: Video Editors, Camera Assistants and PA's. Filming will be approximately 6 hours a week in Houston and the surrounding area from October through December. Roles/Positions are Non-Paid. Travel Compensation, meals and credit will be provided. Send headshot/resume or crew resumes to


CREW CALL: Award-winning director Jonathan Caouette, is looking for a Post Production Assistant/Assistant Editor located in the Houston, TX area.  Assistance needed during post-production of a low fi, but very high in concept, short film project/music video for a well known band.  Position requires good technical skills and aptitude, and offers credit but no pay.  If interested please email.   


CASTING CALL: CNBC Prime's hit show "Blue Collar Millionaires" is seeking Texas based companies. Doron Ofir Casting & CNBC are on a nationwide search for more inspirational stories of those who have risen up from dirty jobs, labor intensive and traditionally blue-collar careers to become self-made millionaires. Service industry, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, manual labor, infrastructure or anything in between – If you pride yourself on being a self-made man or woman who built your business from the ground up, then we want to share your story with America. For complete information and application visit


CASTING CALL: The 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.  Pleas tell us about your business and how we can contact you.  We will also pay for leads to find these businesses.  Please put Animal Casting in the subject line and send all submissions to  


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 CALL: Casting males and female actors, 20s-60s in lead and principal roles for Next Actor Studio and Lake Camp Productions' upcoming independent feature film ANIMAL INSTINCT (director Trisha Ray) to be shot in Houston in November 2015. Auditions start Sept 8th. Actor Submissions: (Photos must be under 100k, Videos must be a youtube/vimeo/weblink). No phone calls. For complete information please visit, or


CASTING CALL: DIY Network's Jason Cameron is searching for the ugliest front yard in America for his biggest landscape transformation of the year. Licensed contractor Jason Cameron has fixed up more than 150 Desperate Landscapes across the country, and now, he's on the hunt for DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape for a huge landscape makeover. Jason's planning an over-the-top, jaw-dropping project so send your overgrown jungles, crumbling sidewalks, peeling paint and falling down porches. Jason wants front yards so ugly that it'll take his team two days to transform into something amazing. Go to and send your pictures and videos.


STREET TEAM: Allied Integrated Marketing (, a full-service marketing agency, is seeking to hire outgoing street team members to work on behalf of our film studios and other movie-related projects. This is an assignment-based position and the pay varies from project to project. This is a great way to participate in the promotions of major films and it also gives you the opportunity to see movies before they open in theatres for free. All street teamers must reside in Houston and have viable transportation. If you are interested in being a part of the  Allied Integrated Marketing street team, please email your resume to LaTonia Adeniran at 


CALL FOR ENTRIES: Boomtown Film & Music Festival is now accepting entries for short films, feature films, documentaries, experimental, music videos, and student films. Early Deadline is October 15th, Regular Deadline is December 15th, Late Deadline is December 31st. The festival runs February 25-27, 2016 in Beaumont, TX. Houston filmmaker discount code (15% off): HOU2016. To submit please visit


WORKSHOP: For the first time On-Going Acting Classes (OGAC) will be offering 1 free audit of a November class, and extending the Oct. discount on the 1st month to those who register for classes on the day of their audit. . Spaces are limited. Crystal Martinez has appeared in Network tv series Revolution (NBC), Under the Dome (CBS) 5 episodes, American Crime (ABC), In Plain Sight (AMC), movies like Machete Kills, Good After Bad, and most recently Seth Rogan’s new series much anticipated Preacher which will be coming to AMC in summer of 2016. The classes are film/tv based and on Tuesdays & Thursdays 7P-9P and Saturdays 2P-4P. Paypal is accepted. To register for your free audit, email For more information on OGAC please visit


WORKSHOP: THE ART OF ACTING is a 2 Day On Camera FILM / TV - ACTING WORKSHOP with Wendy McKenzie to be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 19th & 20th from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information please email Provide in the subject: Houston, TX and visit


WORKSHOP: The Natural Act presents The ON CAMERA TUNE UP 2, a 1-Day, low cost Workout for the Actor who wants to work on camera, with Actor/Coach/Producer/Director Price Hall (Artists Die Best In Black, starring Malcolm McDowell & Luke Goss).  The 1-Day On-Camera "Tune Up" is designed with one purpose in reinforce the way in which the Actor achieves the state of presence in their work, through...Practice.  Scene Work & Exercises.  This is the Practice that keeps you in tune.   Spaces are limited.  Sunday, November 22nd - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Empire Creative Studios, 18026 Nassau Bay Drive, Houston, TX  77058.   For further information, registration and cost contact:  or 713-201-1245.


WORKSHOP: Final Voice Over Workshop of 2015.  John Wesley Downey will hold an Introduction To Voice Over Workshop on Saturday, December 5th from 1 to 5 p.m. at 4801 Woodway. It will include basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques.  Discussion of getting an agent, marketing and voice over demos.  Actors and non-actors welcome.  Strictly limited to four students, age 18 or over.  Now accepting Pay Pal.  For further information contact John at


WORKSHOPS: Microsearch announces free Fall/Winter workshops every Saturday, Noon-2:00P. 11/21 Next Level Cinematography With Orlando Briones, 11/28 Small Business Saturday Event, 12/5 Studio Lighting Workshop, 12/12 Learning Your Lenses, 12/19 Lighting A Video Interview.


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 or RSVP to Ariana de Valdivia at or call (713) 524-7700 x112




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HOW TO LIST: Email a one-paragraph Crew Call/Casting Call/Workshop to the Houston Film Commission (cc: Rick/Jessica/Alfred) with the following information:

•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

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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