7/9 – 7/15 Cast and Crew Calls

Are you looking to work on a short film or take acting classes? Our friends at the Houston Film Commission make a list of casting/crew calls every week, which is a brilliant idea! You can subscribe to their newsletter at their website (http://www.houstonfilmcommission.com).
If you have a project that you need a crew or cast, please email us!

 

CREW CALL [$$$]

 

 

  • Texavision Media Center has launched Television Programming in Houston with live streaming content and access through mobile devices. We are currently seeking Associate Producers to join our team. Associate Producers will have the opportunity to create and broadcast their own shows, films or music videos. Duties include writing, editing, idea pitching, assist in promotions as well as manage growing tape needs on the program. For consideration, Producers must have writing knowledge/skills, excellent creative writing and communication skills, ability to recognize stories with potential and develop them into compelling broadcast content, highly detail oriented with the ability to execute ideas, comfortable working with talent, and other high profile individuals, excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast paced environment. To schedule a pitch meeting, please email [email protected] or visit the TV Pitch Guidelines here http://bit.ly/2qeylhJ

 

CREW CALL [Non paid]

  • Master Hughes Productions is seeking Cast & Crew for indie feature MOUNTAIN STALKER shooting summer/fall in Conroe, TX. Synopsis: A lone park ranger is sent into the mountains when too many people are reported missing, he discovers a serial killer that moves from park to park around the nation. Roles Needed: Man to be the mountain stalker, 6 ft or taller; Female to be ranger staff, any height, professional look; Male to be ranger staff, any height, professional look, short hair; Male to be camper, any height; Female to be camper, any height; All actors must be physically fit and able to hike in the forest. Actors will receive a nominal stipend for travel and meals on set. CREW: A camera man is also needed, compensation depends on experience. Please send headshot/resume/reel to Master Hughes Productions [email protected]

  • ***BEAUMONT***
    “Behind The Curtain – The making of a Broadway Musical”, a short film documentary that follows the process of making a Broadway style musical from script selection to opening night, that will shoot talent interviews select weekday evenings and Saturdays beginning June 1, 2017 at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts, Beaumont, Texas. Principle shooting of musical TBD by theater in the fall 2017 season. Production Crew Needed: Camera, Lighting, Audio, Load in-out. Post-Production Needed: Video Editor, Sound Editor. Production Talent: Experienced Musical Directors, AD, Stage Manager, Choreographer, Music Director, Costumer, Actor, Technical Director, Marketing. Positions are Non-Paid. For more information please contact Doug Underwood at Fresh Productions at 409-719-3483 or [email protected]

 

CAST CALL [$$$]

 

  • The Lighting Zone Inc. is seeking cast for CUDA, a SAG-AFTRA Demo Reel contract sizzle reel tentatively scheduled to be filmed late June/early July in Houston. Synopsis: Rays continued refusal to submit to a gang’s will puts the rest of his family at risk. ROLES: Ray ‘CUDA’ Medina – Hispanic Male, 25-30, Kick-boxer, former gang-member, determined to do right and protect his family; Regina – Hispanic Female, 25-30, Ray’s long-suffering girlfriend and manager, a fighter, beautiful and fierce; Ray Medina Sr. – Hispanic Male, 55-60, Ray’s father, retired boxer, loves his sons even though they have a strained relationship; Pablo – Hispanic Male, 25-30, second in command of Los Diablos, he will stop at nothing to get Ray to do what he wants. Lead Roles area Paid. Seven supporting roles and many extras needed. For complete character breakdown and to submit headshots and resumes please e-mail [email protected]

 

CAST CALL [Non Paid]

  • Master Hughes Productions is seeking Cast & Crew for indie feature MOUNTAIN STALKER shooting summer/fall in Conroe, TX. Synopsis: A lone park ranger is sent into the mountains when too many people are reported missing, he discovers a serial killer that moves from park to park around the nation. Roles Needed: Man to be the mountain stalker, 6 ft or taller; Female to be ranger staff, any height, professional look; Male to be ranger staff, any height, professional look, short hair; Male to be camper, any height; Female to be camper, any height; All actors must be physically fit and able to hike in the forest. Actors will receive a nominal stipend for travel and meals on set. CREW: A camera man is also needed, compensation depends on experience. Please send headshot/resume/reel to Master Hughes Productions [email protected]

 

  • Timothy Judd Productions is seeking cast & crew for four (4) short films tentatively scheduled to be shot in late-July and August in the Houston area. ESCAPE (WORKING TITLE) – Ultra short, quirky comedy about two aspiring criminals who aren’t very good at it. DEATH (WORKING TITLE) – Super short, quirky comedy about how people react to death before and after social media. CHAD (WORKING TITLE) – Super short, quirky comedy about online chat bots and the people who interact with them. TRAIN (WORKING TITLE) – Two diametrically opposed soldiers bond during a training exercise. Short comedy. All roles and positions are Unpaid. For complete character breakdowns please e-mail [email protected]

 

  • Deal Breaker is s comedy short about a young professional who’s questionable profession is getting in the way of his relationship with his live in girlfriend. This 10 minute short gives us a small glimpse into one of the disagreements they have. Casting for the 3 leads. Johnny: Male, late 20’s/early 30’s, laid back and in shape white guy who is passionate about his questionable profession. Candidate must be comfortable with his shirt off. Kate: Late 20’s, Johnny’s attractive live in girlfriend who is frustrated with Johnny’s questionable profession getting in the way of their sex life. Walter: 30’s/40s, a cooky Indian delivery man who is a big fan of Johnny’s questionable work. Tentative shoot dates are October 7th & 8th in the Houston area. Roles are Unpaid, cast & crew will be fed and given credit. Actors may send their head-shots, demo reels, resumes,  to Vincent Drabik (VRD Productions) at [email protected]

 

 

  • A local furniture store is looking for real stories and real people who are confident and passionate in decorating their home. Please submit a casual 1-2 minute video and tell us about your ideas or experience for your current entertainment room/recliners. Hi-tech professional’s home, mother and daughter bedroom redecorating,  empty nesters or couple redecorating, recently relocated to Houston, recently divorced, but decorating is your hobby whether modern furniture is your style or your home has an ethnic style. Videos should be casual and feel free to be conversational with your child or partner/spouse; not seeking actors. Finalist callbacks are July 14th in Galleria area. Shoot day either July 25th or 26th. Paid. Please submit video [email protected]

 

  • Black 17 Productions is seeking cast for a gritty and psychological short film titled “Tartarus: The Devil’s Basement” based on the multi award winning feature screenplay of the same name. Tentative shooting days are Sept. 16-18 on the Bolivar Peninsula and one day in Houston. Synopsis: Anna White has been kidnapped and held captive under an after hours club called The Devil’s Basement. Her captor, Michael Delano, is a religious zealot who has used her as bait to draw her husband, Detective Travis White, to him and have him repent for his past indiscretions. Cast Needed: Three males ages 30-40, One female lead role age 30-40. Roles are Non-Paid (film credit, IMDb credit, food/drink, possibly housing on Bolivar Peninsula). Please submit head shots and demo reel to [email protected]

WORKSHOPS FOR ACTORS:

  • 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, auditions, shorts, and even feature films.  The adult group meets on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 pm. The mixed group adults/children meets on Saturdays from 10:00-11:30 am. All classes are held at my office in Memorial. Please visit my IMDB page to learn more about my work  http://www.imdb.me/marilynswick or e-mail [email protected] to hold a spot for the next workshop, private, or audition self-tape.  Class schedules and changes are posted 48 hours prior to class in the event I am booked on set.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Actors-Helping-Actors-468351116701654

 

  • Jeff “Dock” Dockweiler is one of the elite acting coaches in the industry and he is currently conducting a weekly acting class in Houston. Three weekends each month, Dock flies in from Los Angeles to teach his scene study class which focuses on making you an expert in the foundation of storytelling and pushing you to maximize your skills in the audition room and on set. Dock says “my focus is to get you working and keep you working!”.  There are 2 separate classes each week based on age groups. 3 Saturday classes each month: Class #1 – Morning class for actors ages 10-15 yrs old. Class #2 – Afternoon class for actors 16 yrs old and up. Location – 5322 W. Bellfort Blvd. Suite 201, Houston, Texas 77035. For more information and to register please visit https://www.coachdock.com

 

WORKSHOPS FOR FILMMAKERS

  • 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 Roger E Palomino at  [email protected] or call (713) 524-7700 x112

 

JUST FOR KIDS

  • Jeff “Dock” Dockweiler is one of the elite acting coaches in the industry and he is currently conducting a weekly acting class in Houston. Three weekends each month, Dock flies in from Los Angeles to teach his scene study class which focuses on making you an expert in the foundation of storytelling and pushing you to maximize your skills in the audition room and on set. Dock says “my focus is to get you working and keep you working!”.  There are 2 separate classes each week based on age groups. 3 Saturday classes each month: Class #1 – Morning class for actors ages 10-15 yrs old.  5322 W. Bellfort Blvd. Suite 201, Houston, Texas 77035. For more information and to register please visit https://www.coachdock.com

 

  • Next Actor Studio is holding on-camera acting classes for adults, teens & kids at West U and Rice Village area, along with Stanislavski Method Sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced level students, as well as screenwriting and filmmaking workshops. Enrollment is ongoing. For more information please visit http://www.nextactor.com/ or e-mail [email protected] or call 713-532-2867

 

  • Now in its 5th year, 14 Pews Film Academy’s summer documentary camp for teens makes films on Houston artists, while teaching the art of filmmaking. This summer we will be teaching several one-week filmmaking workshops, teaching the various styles of documentary filmmaking, techniques, meeting local professionals, you’ll learn all stages from pre-production, production to post-production. And we are ecstatic that the completed documentaries will have their World Premiere at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Camps are held at 14 Pews (800 Aurora Street, Houston, TX 77009). All camps are from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Ages: 13-19 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 2: July 24 – 28. For complete information and to register please visit http://14pews.org/calendar.asp?pageid=15&calid=1565

 

  • Now in its ninth year, Aurora Picture Show’s popular summer filmmaking camps give kids the opportunity to learn about, create, and discuss film and video. Part of our Media Education initiatives, our hands-on youth camps teach narrative and experimental filmmaking techniques, with local professionals guiding participants in developing, shooting, and editing digital short films. Camps are held Aurora Picture Show (2442 Bartlett Street, 77098). All camps are from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Ages: 8-11 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 1: June 19 – 23. Camp 2: June 26 – 30. Camp 4: July 17 – 21. Ages: 12-15 (12 students max enrollment per camp) Camp 3: July 10 – 14. Camp 5: July 24 – 28. Camp 6: July 31 – Aug. 4. For complete information and to register please visit http://aurorapictureshow.org/pages/summer_filmmaking_camps_120.asp

 

  • Actor Sarah Gaston is teaching a Kid’s Comedy & Improv Workshop, a kid-friendly combination of improv skills I’ve learned by studying at Second City & the Groundlings, and an exploration of comedy and how to find the funny in your scenes. We’ll explore different kinds of comedy, comedy ‘rules’ and comic timing. We’ll do scenes from Disney, Nickelodeon and more!  All students will receive videos of their scene work via e-mail. When: Sunday July 23rd, 1:00PM-5:00PM. Where: ChampionEntertainment (6011 Westline Drive, 77036) Who: Ages 8-12. For questions or to reserve a spot in this class, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

 

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