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Akron to get ‘artist development day labs’ from Sundance Institute

Akron to get ‘artist development day labs’ from Sundance Institute

Akron is one of eight U.S. cities that will get “artist development day labs” over the next three years from the Sundance Institute, the arts nonprofit founded by Robert Redford, as a result of $1 million in new funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Programming “will target a wide range of filmmakers, screenwriters, producers and composers with workshops” building on the experience of the Sundance Institute’s residency labs, according to a Sundance news release.

Workshops, panels and labs will take place in these eight cities: Akron; Charlotte; Detroit; Miami; Macon, Ga.; Philadelphia; San Jose, Calif.; and St. Paul, Minn.

In addition, over three years, 12 filmmakers from the eight cities will be named Sundance | Knight Fellows, and participate in special screenings, panels and professional development opportunities at the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Sundance Institute said it will “bring together its national pool of alumni artists as mentors and panelists, and work with local host arts organizations for programming partnerships in each community.”

The new funding follows a successful pilot project in Miami and Philadelphia during the past year, where hundreds of filmmakers took part, according to the release.

“Over the last few years, independent filmmakers in these communities have begun to use film to tell unique and compelling stories about their cities that resound with audiences around the globe,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president of arts for the Knight Foundation, in a statement.

He said that by bringing Sundance Institute labs to the cities, “We hope that emerging filmmakers will have access to the training necessary to launch their films and, eventually, connect with a wider audience.”

Keri Putnam, executive director of the Sundance Institute, said the organization “is committed to supporting diverse independent artists at an early stage in their career. Building on the success of last year’s Knight Fellows Pilot Project, we are now able to directly reach independent artists in regions across the country.”

 

By CRAIN’S CLEVELAND BUSINESS
October 20, 2014 2:37 PM
http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20141020/FREE/141029981

 

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has Issued a Call for Artists

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has Issued a Call for Artists

CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program is currently seeking proposals from artists working primarily in water soluble mediums for its upcoming exhibition “Inspirations”. CLE Temporary Art Exhibition Program is a free initiative available to artists.  The purpose of this program is to showcase the diversity of arts and culture of the Cleveland Plus Region.  Cultural institutions, arts organizations, museums, as well as individual artists are invited to submit a proposal for consideration. 

For more information please contact:
scloud@clevelandairport.com

OR visit the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport website:
 www.clevelandairport.com

Deadline is Monday, December 1, 2014

 

 

Fall Screenwriting Seminar – November 8th

 

Stew Bean Productions & Rainbow Tiger Media Presents Open Call Auditions for “SLEEP QUICK”

Stew Bean Productions & Rainbow Tiger Media Presents Open Call Auditions for “SLEEP QUICK”

 Sleep Quick is the story of a Cheap Trick parody band who dreams of making it big. The band consists of the most hardcore Cheap Trick fans that the world has ever seen. The die hard fans call their parody band ‘Sleep Quick’ and their destination is the South by Southwest Festival. Unfortunately for the band, they have no income and no real fan base and worst of all, they are not sure on how to get more fans and more money.

Sleep Quick embarks on an adventure of raising money to produce a professional sounding album and to raise money to play and travel to South by Southwest. Each attempt in raising money fails and each new attempt gets weirder than the last. In the end, the band foolishly gets more than they can handle when the drummer pressures them into helping him in the black market.

An open casting call will be taking place in Columbus, OH at the Westerville Public Library.

  • October 17th 2pm-6pm
  • October 18th 9am-6pm
  • October 19th 9am – 1pm

Location:

Westerville Public Library
126 N State St.
Westerville, OH 43081-1426

All band roles are paid.

For more information, please contact Dynamic Talent & Casting Agency:
talent@dynamic.agency

Sides for video auditions are available upon request.

 

The Docherty Agency is Hiring an On-Camera Talent Agent—Film & TV Division in Cleveland, OH

The Docherty Agency is currently seeking an On-Camera Talent Agent—Film & TV Division in our Cleveland, OH office location.

This is a fast-paced environment, so applicant should be able to maintain a calm, professional manner while juggling multiple tasks at once. The ideal individual will possess exemplary written and oral communications skills, excellent phone manner, and an upbeat personality. We are looking for a reliable, self-motivated, dedicated and eager individual.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Manage and book actors for film, TV, industrials, commercials and voice
-Interaction with advertising agencies, production companies, casting directors and actors via phone, email and in person
-Negotiate rates and booking contracts for Union and Non-Union divisions
-Manage SAG/AFTRA union joins and membership
-Coordinate and confirm all auditions and shoots between production/casting and talent
-Work with each talent in developing on-camera skillset and development
-Manage invoicing and assist accounting department in collections
-Assist other agency divisions as needed
-Film and prepare auditions for submission purposes
-Work closely with actors to ensure relationship aligns with talent’s career objectives

Required Skills:
Experience in Film/TV/Commercials preferred
Extremely organized and must be a multi-tasker
Great phone demeanor
Working knowledge of SAG/AFTRA preferred
Possess a strong work ethic
Detail oriented
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage a high volume of work
Must communicate well
Must be well organized
Must have the ability to work as a team player
Must be graceful under the pressure of deadlines
Experience in production is a plus
Experience in sales is a plus

To apply to this position please visit The Docherty Agency’s LinkedIn posting - CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission & Film Industry Training Seminars LLC for a 2 Day Film Crew Fundamentals Training Seminar – Nov. 22nd & 23rd

Please Join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission & Film Industry Training Seminars LLC (formerly P.A.T.S. – Production Assistant Training Seminar) for a 2 Day Film Crew Fundamentals Training Seminar – Nov. 22nd & 23rd

The seminar will be held at Cleveland State University and special rates are being offered to college students including CSU students.
For more information and to register please visit the event website:  http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139059761

 

THIS WEEK! – Please Join Us for Our Fall Media Mixer – Oct. 2nd at Nighttown


Please join us at our NEXT Media Mixer on OCTOBER 2nd at NIGHTTOWN! We hope to see you all there!
The GCFC will provide light appetizers and there will be a cash bar.

When:  
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

Where:  
NIGHTTOWN
12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland, OH
216-795-0550

Time:
6pm – 9pm


Who Should Attend Our Media Mixers? 

Are you a production professional currently working in NE Ohio? Are you a small business owner that is interested in becoming a film vendor? Are you looking to break into the production industry in NE Ohio in any way possible or are you interested in learning more about the production opportunities NE Ohio? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, please join us. Our Media Mixer is a great way to network with people in the industry.

 

TV Show Looking for Two Spanish Speaking Female Singers

TV Show Looking for Two Spanish Speaking Female Singers

A local television production is looking for two female singers to record a song on Wednesday October 1st. Singers must be able to sing in fluent Spanish.

Please send general information about yourself along with a sample song (if available) to:
Emily Hoban
Hoban.emily@gmail.com

 

 

Pleas Join Us for Our Next Media Mixer – THURSDAY October 2nd at Nighttown


Please join us at our NEXT Media Mixer on OCTOBER 2nd at NIGHTTOWN! We hope to see you all there!
The GCFC will provide light appetizers and there will be a cash bar.

When:  
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2nd

Where:  
NIGHTTOWN
12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland, OH
216-795-0550

Time:
6pm – 9pm


Who Should Attend Our Media Mixers? 

Are you a production professional currently working in NE Ohio? Are you a small business owner that is interested in becoming a film vendor? Are you looking to break into the production industry in NE Ohio in any way possible or are you interested in learning more about the production opportunities NE Ohio? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, please join us. Our Media Mixer is a great way to network with people in the industry.

 

Open Audition for “Accidental Heroes” – Saturday September 27th

Open Audition for “Accidental Heroes” will be Held Saturday, September 27th

WHEN:  
9:00 am until 3:00 pm

WHERE:
“The Little Theatre” - 40 River Street – Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

WHO:
We are looking for all ages and ethnicities except for those under the age of 18…sorry, no children on this project.

 ****Main Characters are PAID roles****

Auditions will occur on a first come first served basis. My goal is to audition everyone who joins us that day so PLEASE show up as early as possible.

This project will be filming mostly weekends in November and possibly EARLY December. 4-14 days for principle characters.

If you have a headshot and resume available, bring it along. Otherwise, pictures can be taken upon your arrival.

This is a comedy centered around three best friends, a girlfriend and a nemesis female friend that is the trouble maker of the group.

The theatre is located at 40 River Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022. Please, no phone calls to the theatre.

Directors will be on hand to interact with actors and sides will be provided on site for a cold read.

Allan Biggins Casting
allanbiggins@hotmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/allanbigginscasting?ref=bookmarks

 

Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Research through Shaking With Laughter and The Michael J. Fox Foundation

 

Canton Palace Theatre and CantonFilm.com Announce 2014 Canton Film Fest

Canton Palace Theatre and CantonFilm.com Announce 2014 Canton Film Fest

 Canton, Ohio (September 4, 2014)—Cantonfilm.com, in association with the Canton Palace Theatre, will host the 2014 Canton Film Festival in downtown Canton on October 2, 3 and 4, 2014. During this three-day film forward event, the public will get the chance to screen the short films of independent directors from Canton, North East Ohio and all across the country.

Tickets start at just $5 per block. An All Festival Pass is $40 and includes admission to all movie events and the VIP Reception on Saturday afternoon at Basil Asian Bistro.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org or by calling the Palace Box Office at 330.454.8172 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

The official 2014 Canton Film Festival schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 2

6:30 pm                                  Doors open
7:30 pm                                   Collecting Sgt. Dan
9:30 pm                                   Q&A with filmmaker Matt Patron

Friday, October 3

3:00 pm                                   Doors Open
3:30 pm                                   Afternoon Chat with Erin Brown, California based Filmmaker
5:30 pm                                   Alex Sheen, founder of Because I said I would.
6:30 pm                                   Elec Simon Anti-Bully Rally with Drum Circle Performance
7:30 pm                                   First Friday Family Movie “Bully”

Saturday, October 4

11:30 am                              Doors Open
12:00 pm                             Category Submission Films
2:00 pm                               Contract Redemption0
2:30 pm                               Q & A with crew of Contract Redemption
4:30 pm – 06:30 pm        Category Submission Films
4:30 pm – 06:30 pm        Meet & Greet Brannon Braga and Bruno Gunn at Basil Asian Bistro
6:30 pm – 07:30 pm         Brannon Braga Q & A
7:30 pm                                “After”, featuring Bruno Gunn
9:15 pm                                Q & A with Bruno Gunn
10:00 pm                             Category Winner Announcement

2014 Submission Categories are: Mobile Movie, Documentary, Short Fiction, SciFi/Superhero,      Green/Environmental, Horror, Music Video and Experimental. Submissions are accepted at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/CantonFilmFestival2014 and can be sumbmitted up until 11:59pm on September 19, 2014

Besides the films entered into the festival, 2014 Canton Film Fest also features several special guests.

Thursday, October 2, will feature the film Collecting Sgt. Dan and Q&A with Director Matt Patron.  Collecting Sgt. Dan is about Sgt. Daniel James Patron, USMC EOD technician. Sgt. Patron was killed in action on August 6, 2011 while disarming an IED. The film was created so that brother and filmmaker, Matt Patron, could share the memory of Sgt. Dan with his young children. Half of ticket sales for the evening with go to benefit Solid Rock Therapeutic Riding Center.  The center rescue horses and use them to help heal disabled children and veterans.  They have a rescue horse there named after Sgt. Dan.

Friday, October 3, will feature our new Up-and-Coming Filmmaker Series featuring Erin Brown.  Erin will discuss how her career has blossomed since graduating from Malone College to now directing music videos, commercials, and films.  Friday evening will begin with Alex Sheen, founder of Because I Said I Would, followed by an anti-bully rally lead by Canton’s own Elec Simon, and the film Bully.  This showing is part of the Canton Palace Theatre’s First Friday Family Movie Series.

Saturday, October 4, Canton Film Fest 2014 will showcase all of our submitted films.  We will be featuring the film crew that is producing the short film Contract Redemption in Northeast Ohio.  Brannon Braga, McKinley and Kent State University—Stark Campus graduate will be present to discuss his work from being a Hollywood writer to becoming an executive producer of shows like Star Trek and Salem.  Bruno Gunn, born in Canton, Ohio, known for his work on Guiding Light, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and Bad Teacher (2011) will also be at the event to discuss his acting career and also feature his independent movie After.

This Film Forward event is a chance for up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their work. After the entries of each category are screened, there will be an awards ceremony honoring the top-rated films in that respective category, as determined by a panel of judges. Winners will receive prizes for their submissions. Directors who wish to enter their work should visit http://www.cantonfilm.com for submission guidelines and forms.

About Cantonfilm.com
Cantonfilm.com is dedicated to cultivating the talent within North East Ohio’s filmmaking and creative community. Through sponsoring events such as the Canton Film Fest 2011, as well as through education, Cantonfilm.com strives to put North East Ohio on the independent filmmaking map.

About the Canton Palace Theatre
Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit http://www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.

The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330) 454-8171.

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Open Email Casting Call for Background/Extras for Feature Film “Kerosene”

Open Casting Call for Background/Extras for Feature Film “Kerosene”

  • Looking for all types/ages from 18 to 109
  • Filming will take place weekdays in Pittsburgh during all weather conditions
  • This is paid, compensation minimum wage in PA

Please do not submit if you do not have a flexible schedule as filming dates and times are always subject to change.

Please send a current photo (can be selfie), as well as a your best contact number to opacasting22@gmail.com. Please be alone in the photo and make sure it is visible.

Also, if you would like to drive your car in a scene, please provide the color, make, model and year (sorry no white or red).

Some Specifics: We are also looking for two thin elderly gentlmen in their 60-70s
Men: we are asking that you send your height and weight as well as the above information.
Ladies: we are also looking for 8 month old twins.

PLEASE NOTE – All of production is being filmed in PITTSBURGH, PA

 

Extras Casting Call for “Last Witch Hunter” – Wednesday August 13th

Extras Casting Call for “Last Witch Hunter”

OLMSTED FALLS, OH – Extras Casting Call for background only, looking for men and women over 18 who can portray an edgy, hipster look.

This Casting Call will take place on Wednesday August 13th from 4pm-10pm.
THE LAST PERSON MUST BE IN LINE BY 9PM OR THEY WILL NOT BE SEEN!

LOCATION:
6941 Columbia Rd
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

*Free parking*

Filming is scheduled for Sept 5th-Dec 5th in Pittsburgh.  You MUST  be able to work in Pittsburgh area. Filming will take place weekdays and in all weather conditions.

At this time 18 and older only!
If you’d still like to submit kids ages 8-15, please bring a picture and write their name, phone, and age on the back. Pictures will not be returned!!

Please NO early line ups or phone calls.
Please do not disturb this business and no phone calls.

**If you are in the OPA Casting database you DO NOT have to come to this casting  call.**

Also looking for a stand in: 5’6″, 115 lbs, pale complexion, MUST match red hair color, MUST be available for a camera test on 8/18 and work on 8/22.  Also must be available from Sept 5th-Dec 5th you will not work all days but must have full availability, stand in experience preferred. Rate is $10 per hour, Local Pittsburgh hire. If you fit please email opacasting22@gmail.com  – No Email submissions unless applying for stand in

 

OPACasting is Looking for a Stand-in for the Feature Film ‘Witch Hunter’

OPACasting is looking for a Stand-in for the Feature film ‘Witch Hunter’

OPACasting is looking for a stand-in for RED haired actress to work on the feature film ‘Witch Hunter’ this fall in Pittsburgh PA. This is a PAID position. The requirements for the stand-in are as follows:

  • 5’6
  • 115 lbs
  • Pale complexion
  • MUST match red hair color
  • Previous stand in experience preferred

Must be available for camera test August 18 if requested.
You must be available from Sept 5th-Dec 5th. You will not work every day but would like full availability.

Rate is $10.00 per hour.
Location; Pittsburgh local hire

Please email: Opacasting22@gmail.com - Subject line: Red Hair Stand-In

Please include two photos headshot or current pic and full body pic and your stand-in experience. Please confirm that you are a local hire to Pittsburgh and that you are fully available all days listed above including the camera test if requested.

 

The Indie Gathering – International Film Festival. Convention. Competition.

 

 

Cuyahoga Community College’s Motion Picture Training Program Offers Two New Workshops this Fall

Cuyahoga Community College’s Motion Picture Training Program Offers Two New Workshops this Fall

Cuyahoga Community College’s Motion Picture Training Program trains individuals to secure positions in the motion picture industry which includes television, theatrical, commercial and multimedia production, while retaining and growing the Northeast Ohio workforce.

Tri-C’s Motion Picture Training Program offers workshops on specific crew departments and positions.  Each workshop focuses on the skills, techniques and procedures of one particular department. Starting in August the Motion Picture Training Program is offering two new workshops:

  • The first workshop starts August 9th -Basic Lighting Workshop
  • The second workshop begins August 16th – Feature Film Scheduling & Budgeting Workshops

For more information and to REGISTER for either or both workshops please visit Tri-C’s website:
http://www.tri-c.edu/ENRICHMENT/COMMUNITY/MOTIONPICTURE/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Parkside Pictures is Looking for a Casting Director & an Animal Wrangler

Parkside Pictures is Looking for a Casting Director and an Animal Wrangler

Parkside Pictures will be shooting a “family film” this summer in NE Ohio and are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Casting Director: Fully Paid, rate negotiable.  The Casting Director will be casting all roles.
  • Animal Wrangler: Fully Paid, rate negotiable. We will need 6 dogs.  All dogs will need to preform basic and some advanced tricks(ball play, jumping, rolling, stay, sit, etc)  2-3 dogs will need specific training for the large end of film stunt.
Dates:

  • Prep July,
  • Shoot August
Location:

  • North East Ohio
All interested and qualified applicants please send resumes and inquiries to:
Rebecca Grace - asst@parksidepictures.com

Producers: Danny Roth, Damiano Tucci
Prod Co: ParkSide Pictures

About the film:
The film is about a rag-tag gang of international dog mascots that must save the day and foil the plot of villains planning to sabotage Youth World Cup Soccer finals

 

Art Department Interns Needed for Feature Film “The Bronze”

Art Department Interns Needed for Feature Film “The Bronze” 

Art Department interns needed for a feature film, THE BRONZE, starring Melissa Rauch (BIG BANG THEORY). Filming is in Amherst and Cleveland until July 31, and school credit is available.

Interested candidates please send availability and resume to: bronze.art@gmail.com

 

Casting Call for ‘The Tank’ – Low Budget SAG Feature Film being Shot in Columbus

Casting Call for ‘The Tank’
Glacier Films
Cast in Cleveland/Columbus | Low Budget SAG Feature Film | Starts: April 21-May 21


Director: Kellie Madison
Producers: Tove Christensen and Steven Schneider
Line Producer: Patrick Stapleton
Casting Company: OPA Casting
Casting Director: Angela Boehm
Audition Dates:  Wednesday 3/26 and Thursday 3/27
Callback Dates: Monday 3/31 in Columbus
Pay Rate: low budget SAG Scale + 10%

Electronic Submissions/ Scheduled Auditions
Phone: 440-235-6722
Submissions Headshot and Resume ASAP
Contact: boehm.ang@gmail.com

Audition Dates: Thursday 3/27 9-5
Audition Location: 6941 Columbia Rd. Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138

Synopsis:
On April 26,2012, six highly trained candidates step inside of the isolated Confined Environment (the Ice Sat 5) in the middle of Antarctica, designed to simulate the lengthy trip to Mars. The door, shuts, locks and won’t open again for 467 days. The goal of the mission is to see how the human psyche functions in an extreme environment for an extended period of time.

Roles:

  • Kaylin: (30-45) Will’s wife. She’s suffered the tragic loss of her daughter and it shows on her face. She is also highly educated and works at the Global Space Agency. STRONG ACTING REQUIRED. (Plays 5 days)
  • Jessie (5-9) Female. Hopefully plays young. Sweet and innocent. STRONG ACTING REQUIRED. (Plays 3 days) Must see headshot so I can match her with our LA Talent.
  • Chris (30-45) Male. Nerdy, high-tech computer type. Good comedic timing. Think Wayne Knight in Jurassic Park- type.
  • Jerron (30’s) Male. High tech space geek. Any ethnicity.
  • Michael (35-45) Male. Highly educated candidate for the space isolation mission. He has one too many skeletons in the closet.
  • Yan (30-45) Male. Asian. Very serious, quirky looks welcome.
  • Alejandro (30-45) Male. Fit, astronaut. Open Ethnicity. STRONG ACTING REQUIRED
  • Facilitator (30-45) Open Ethnicity. Believable as a scientist.
  • Julias daughter #1(5-6) Young and cute, should like Julia (Marguerite Moreau)
  • Julia’s daughter #2 (7-9) Young and cute, should look like Julia (Marguerite Moreau)
  • Driver (All Terrain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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