Cast and Crew Calls April 21-28 2017

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 [$$$]

  • 14 Pews (www.14pews.com) is seeking an EXPERIENCED Adobe Premiere EDITOR to edit a feature documentary.  You must have edited one feature documentary and have links to your work that you can send me.  The pay is $600 a week for 40-hours a week and all editing must happen at our office between the hours of 9AM – 6PM, Monday – Sunday.  We unfortunately can not work with editors who can not come to the office.  Please email your cover letter and any video links of your work to [email protected]
  • A drama short film project is seeking cast & crew for a two-day late spring early summer shoot in Houston. Synopsis : A six year old boy, Ian, attracts the wrong attention when he is forced to spend time alone outside, while his mom entertains last night’s company inside. Crew needed: On-Location Sound Mixer, having own equipment is a plus, but not necessary; Camera Operator, having own equipment is a plus, but not necessary; Editor, must have editing software and knowledge of film grading. Cast Needed: Ian – six years of age, biracial in appearance, acting discipline, good w/direction; Stranger – 20s and over, slim to medium build, caucasian, acting discipline, good w/direction. Cast & Crew will be Paid (TBD). Please send resumes to Montreal Keir Martin at [email protected]
  • CREW CALL: “Crooked”, a web series about two crooked cops that work together in Houston, is seeking a Gaffer and Location Sound Mixer for a shoot in Houston. The positions are Paid. Please submit resume/reels to [email protected]

 

CREW CALL [Non paid]

  • Sedohr Media is seeking motivated production & post-production crew for shooting the short film THANK YOU. Experienced & inexperienced crew welcome, seeking to build a network for this production and future productions. Crew Needed: Production Assistants, Camera Operators, Make-up artists (SFX included), Editors (Audio & Film). Compensation: Full meals/snacks during production, footage for your reel, film credit on IMDb. If you’re interested in joining our team, please email Full Name, Number, Resume (if applicable), Links to your works/website (if applicable) to [email protected]

 

  • 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. A camera man is also needed, compensation depends on experience. Please send headshot/resume/reel to Master Hughes Productions [email protected]

 

CAST CALL [$$$]

  • A drama short film project is seeking cast & crew for a two-day late spring early summer shoot in Houston. Synopsis : A six year old boy, Ian, attracts the wrong attention when he is forced to spend time alone outside, while his mom entertains last night’s company inside. Crew needed: On-Location Sound Mixer, having own equipment is a plus, but not necessary; Camera Operator, having own equipment is a plus, but not necessary; Editor, must have editing software and knowledge of film grading. Cast Needed: Ian – six years of age, biracial in appearance, acting discipline, good w/direction; Stranger – 20s and over, slim to medium build, caucasian, acting discipline, good w/direction. Cast & Crew will be Paid (TBD). Please send resumes to Montreal Keir Martin at [email protected]

 

  • TV I.M.A.G.E Productions LLC is seeking cast for Family After All, A transmedia comedic drama production. Family After All tells the story of a trans woman as a mother, wife and entrepreneur in modern day society.  The production also addresses the uncomfortable issues families are faced with such as HIV, teen pregnancy, gender identity, interracial relationships and more.  Written as a stage play, screenplay and teleplay to not only highlight the city of Houston but to maintain consistent production to create and sustain employment within the performing arts and moving image industry. Casting calls will be held throughout the month of March and April 2017 at Houston Media Source. The roles will be Paid. All available roles are listed at http://www.familyafterall.com/

 

  • Actors needed for a short film shooting in Houston for a few days in early May 2017. “In My Mold” is an intimate story that explores identity and human connection with two lead characters in a same sex relationship. Cast Needed: MEI – Disconnected from the world, she spends most days just going through the motions. She is seeking something or someone to break her routine. Lead role, woman in her 20s, early to mid-30s, any ethnicity. HARLEY – A confident, assertive and carefree spirit who takes control of situations. Lead role, female in her 20s, early to mid-30s, any ethnicity. NOAH – Slightly smug, but still charming in his own way. Secondary role, male in his 20s, early to mid-30s, any ethnicity. WAITER – Secondary role, male in his 40s, 50s, any ethnicity. MEI #2 – Secondary role, female in her late 20s, early 30s, any ethnicity. MEI #3 – non-speaking role, female or genderqueer, any age, any ethnicity. HARLEY #2 – non-speaking role, male or genderqueer, any age, any ethnicity. Roles are Paid (Non-SAG). Please send headshot and resume/previous acting credits to [email protected]

 

CAST CALL [Non Paid]

  • New documentary TV series, about how Americans today are making ends meet, is seeking Families Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck. Seeking families in outer suburban and rural areas. We will follow several families over several weeks. Must have 2 or more people in your family or sharing the household. Casting interviews will be held by Skype only, by appointment. There is pay if family is selected for series. Please submit by April 17th and e-mail your contact info, how you earn a living, number of people in your household and how they’re related, synopsis of your financial challenges and how you get by, plus 2 or 3 recent family photos to Lucky 8 TV, Emily Mansfield at [email protected]

 

  • Houston Television (HTV) is now casting hosts for a new entertainment show, THE RIDE. Houston Television producers are searching for energetic hosts who have a unique connection to entertainment, a light and fun interview personality and the ability to connect with the audience. If you love the television industry and think you have what it takes to host your own brand of an infotainment show – apply today. Role is Non-Paid. Please include your headshot and resume and or reel link, and email information to [email protected]

 

  • MTV is casting a new season of the thought-provoking series, “16 and Pregnant.” We are looking for young women, ages 15-18 who are dealing with difficult, life-changing decisions such as relationship drama, pregnancy, family disputes. If you are currently dealing with something that is causing conflict or confusion in your life, we want to hear from you. We are looking for young women from all backgrounds who would like to share their personal story, please e-mail us and explain in detail how your current crisis is affecting your life. Please e-mail •One paragraph about how your current situation is affecting your life •Your name •Your Age •Your phone number •City/State where you live •A recent photo of yourself to [email protected]

 

  • 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.

 

WORKSHOPS FOR ACTORS:

  • Gary Chason will conduct CAMERA TECHNIQUE FOR ACTORS workshop in Houston on  Monday night, 7-10PM, at the Achieve Studio (4848 Guiton St., Suite 101, 77027): April 24, 2017. This class covers the mechanical aspects of film acting – the Craft. There will be a Written Exam and you will receive a numerical grade for each lesson and an overall grade for the workshop. This workshop has been compared to a college graduate-level course; Learn about marks, continuity, eyelines, the “line” or “Axis, set etiquette, and the language of the set. A 23 page hand-out, which explains everything thoroughly, is part of the workshop. Enrollment limited to 6 students. For more information please e-mail [email protected] or call 512-468-8293

 

  • Actor Sarah Gaston (http://www.saragaston.com ) is teaching an on-going class geared toward actors who have already been practicing their craft and want to continue to hone their skills and find deeper ways to explore. Each week will have a different focus and will draw from several acting schools including Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Harold Guskin. We’ll be working both on film and off, and explore script analysis, character development, freeing yourself from constraint, finding the core of the scene and more. When: Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9pm, resuming April 4th. Where: 5322 W Bellfort Ave #201, Houston, TX 77035 (on the corner of Bellfort and Chimney Rock) Who: Ages 13 and up. For questions or to apply for a spot in this class, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

 

  • John Wesley Downey will hold a Beginner’s Introduction to Voice Acting on Saturday, May 6th from 1 to 5pm at 4801 Woodway.  Basic technique, lots of practice and constructive critiques in a supportive atmosphere. Covers Radio & TV commercials, industrial narration and audio books. Maximum class size of five students. Enroll by April 28th and receive a significant early bird discount. Paypal accepted. Contact John at [email protected]

 

  • BETA Theater is proud to announce two Level One Improv classes. BETA is the only theater in town run by film and theater professionals. This 8 week class focuses on the foundations of scenic improvisation. It’s fun.  It’s challenging. Students practice supporting each other with agreement, building creatively by listening for patterns, and making choices on stage with confidence. You will see improvements in your auditions and in your acting. Instructors are Hoja Lopez on Saturday afternoons and Billy Trim on Wednesday nights. DATES: Saturdays – 8 weeks, 2PM-5PM, Beginning September 10th, 2016. Wednesdays – 8 weeks, 7PM-10PM, Beginning September 14th, 2016. Register at www.betatheater.com or email [email protected]

 

  • 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

 

  • Reel Actors Studio offers adult acting classes Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm, Thursdays from 11am-1pm, and kids acting classes Saturday mornings from 10a-Noon. Private coaching and audition taping is also available. Classes are open to all level of actors and are taught by Mykle McCoslin (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1436538/ ), who is a Film, TV and Stage Actor who currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Houston-Austin SAG-AFTRA local. Reel Actors Studio is located at 4848 Guiton St. Ste. 114, Houston 77027. (Richmond at 610 across from the Galleria.) For more information visit http://www.reelactorsstudio.com

 

  • Two of the best acting coaches in Hollywood, John Homa and Jeff Dockweiler offer an

ONGOING/WEEKLY class in Houston, EVERY SATURDAY for ages 10-15 and 16 Up. We have over 30 years of experience and success in Hollywood audition rooms and on sets around the world. Our unique approach to story structure and how to succeed in the entertainment industry has proven instrumental in the success of a star-studded client list that includes, most recently, Brie Larson, Winner; 2016 Golden Globe-Best Actress, SAG Award Best Actress and Oscar- Best Actress for “Room”. For a more complete client list, please go to https://www.homaanddock.com/houston-classesEmail us at [email protected]withyour interest and we will send you more thorough information about the class.

 

  • “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

 

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
  • Prime Camera announces the Summer 2017 free photo & video workshops every Saturday, Noon-2:00P at 11500 S Sam Houston Pkwy West: SAT5/6 – Studio Photography and Lighting; SAT5/20 – Volunteer Church Video Production; SAT6/3 – Pre-Production for Filmmaking. For complete information please visit http://www.primecamera.com/events

 

JUST FOR KIDS

  • 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

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