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Casting Call – Industrial Videos

Casting Call – Industrial Videos

 General Description:
 Pulse, LLC is working on a series of industrial videos for a variety of clients.  We are looking to create a database of local talent.  Roles range from company spokesperson to character.  We are casting both male and female roles, all ages, ethnicities and accents.   We have an immediate need and are holding auditions next week.

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Posted on: October 29, 2014
Shooting Starts: November 2014
Shooting Location: Cleveland, OH
Compensation: Full day stipend
Email: awalsh@pulsellc.com

Please submit digital headshot and resume. If you have a reel, send us your link.
If selected, you will be contacted to set up an audition time.

 

Casting for “Accidental Heroes” – Male Lead

Casting for “Accidental Heroes”

Casting for “Accidental Heroes” is looking to fill an immediate need for a lead, male character for filming beginning November 2nd.

This production is a feature film, will be filming primarily on weekends in November and EARLY December.  The role that we are looking to fill is a paid position.  The script for this role is not overwhelming so it can be learned in a short time and day to day.

We are looking for:

  • White male
  • 24-35 years old
  • Stocky/heavy (over 200 pounds)
  • Short to medium hair length with or able to grow a short mustache / beard (about 4-5 days growth)

Please send contact information and headshot to:  allanbigginscasting@gmail.com by October 31st, 2014.
More information can be found at: www.allanbigginscasting.com

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Casting Call for “Zombie Priest” – Shooting this Winter

Casting Call for “Zombie Priest” – Shooting this Winter
 “Zombie Priest” from Director Sergio Myers and 7 Ponies productions is back in Youngstown after his highly successful film “The Zombinator ,” which was filmed in Youngstown last year, has found distribution. Sergio was so impressed and pleased with the response and enthusiasm from all the help in the past shooting “The Zombinator” that he is eager to start “ Zombie Priest”  in late December. We are casting the following four PAID roles:
ACTOR ROLES paid at 105$ per day  ( 12/13 hours )
All work about 2-3 days*
Filming dates Dec 26th-Jan 2 in Youngstown Ohio. NIGHTS and DAY scenes
  • Elder Priest- 55-70 bad guy
  • Agnes- 25-30 good girl, very holy, Wife of Father John, *VERY LARGE ROLE*  great breakout for a theatre person
  • Laurie- 20s brainy girlfriend of Father Alexander ,nerdy ,and smart..comedic timing a must
  • Professor** –  Ethnic male  55 plus , bread and wisps of gray- looking for  local new reporter or someone  famous in Youngstown?
Please email all info as requested.
The contact email address is:  mhczombie@gmail.com
Please include 3 recent pictures headshot and resume along with the following information:
1. Legal Name
2. Phone Number
3. Email
4. Age
5. Height
6. Weight
7. Hair Color
8. Top Size
9. Tattoos (Yes/No – Location on Body)
10. Pant Size
11. Shoe Size
12. Current City
13. Car (Year/Color/Make/Model) we use cars sometimes for camera ; )

 

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

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASTING ACTORS IN THE CLEVELAND, OH & SURROUNDING AREA

CASTING ACTORS IN THE CLEVELAND, OH AND SURROUNDING AREA
From the creators of the urban drama “Swing Lowe, Sweet Chariote”, comes an exciting, new Web-series. That’s right! HWIC Filmworks is in search of the next big star!

Lana Frois and Shante Hayward-Wright are arch rivals that have absolutely nothing in common. Until they realize they are in love with the same man, Marcus Wright, who has made promises of a beautiful future to both of them. Upon receiving the news of Marcus’ untimely death, Lana and Shante are instructed to not only maintain his estate but also raise their children whom he fathered, as a family under the same roof. In the midst of their turmoil they uncover many secrets and lies from Marcus’ past that leads to scorned lovers, hidden family, corrupt alliances and the endangerment of anyone who has ever had ties with Marcus Wright.

TWO CHANCES TO AUDITION:

  1. Thursday, April 3, 2014, 6:00pm TO 9:00pm* or,
  2. Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00pm to 4:00pm*
HobbsStyle Casting Office
26250 Euclid Avenue, #211 (In the Euclid Medical/Office Plaza)
Euclid, OH 44132

Please forward headshot/resume to ClevelandCasting@gmail.com with preferred audition date and role, for confirmation and sides.

We are seeking actors for the following roles. Filming will take place in the spring and summer of 2014.
Most roles come with stipend and credit

Cast of Characters

  • Marcus Wright Sr- 30′s,(African American) handsome, slim build, smooth-talking yet wise about life in general
  • Shante Hayward-Wright- late 20′s early 30′s, (African American) sexy with a very nice and curvy figure, street smart with a lot of roughness in her personality but also well organized
  • Lana Marie Frois – late 20′s early 30′s, (African American) beautiful, well proportioned figure, high maintenance woman’s woman with a dark side
  • Marcus Wright Jr- late teens, (African American) clean look with an attempt to look rough, slim build, well dressed, confused with whether he wants to be street or sophisticated, preferably able to sing.
  • Justice Jones – 30′s, (Open Ethnicity) very handsome but a conniving look, smooth talker non opposing demeanor, City Councilman and friend of deceased
  • Amber Frois – 5-11,(African American) appearance may vary, cute daughter of Lana
  • Lauren – late 20′s early 30′s, White female, beautiful, friend of Shante and Lana.
  • Cheyenne Wright – 5-11, (African American) appearance may vary, cute daughter of Shante
  • Winston Phelps Esq. – early 40′s, (Open Ethnicity) out of shape and short, Estate Attorney
  • George – late 30′s, (African American) brown skinned muscular, clean cut and laid back, he is the man that Lana stated was Amber’s father in the beginning
  • Deonte Ridge / Doc Dollaz / Doc- early 20′s, (African American) urban look, shady street demeanor, in shape kind, of short
  • Janice – late teens, (Open Ethnicity) the girl-next-door. She is the girlfriend/friend of Marcus Wright Jr.
  • Brandon Ridge- late teens early 20′s, (African American) preferably tall and dark skinned rugged look that gives a “nothing to lose” demeanor
  • Mr. Haywood- 50′s, Shante’s father, must resemble Shante straight forward, very direct yet endearing
  • Diamond – 30′s,(African American) must be VERY beautiful, sassy, charismatic yet intimidating. Later revealed to be the mother of Max Jr. and a famous R&B singer

*Use your FASTPASS for priority audition times.

 

“A Midwest Winter” Casting Call: Extras Wanted

CASTING CALL: EXTRAS WANTED

DATE: March 14TH, 2014

TIME: 11:59PM

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, 1390 West 65th St. Cleveland, OH 44102

WHAT: Most extras will be watching a movie at the theatre, and some will also be in line at the concession stand. We will be showing short films and other works by those involved in “A Midwest Winter.”

WHO: Anyone 18+. Please have valid ID.

ATTIRE: Casual. No logos.

PAYMENT: Extra roles are non-SAG, unpaid, no experience necessary. All extras will be get credit as movie theatre patrons.

CONTACT INFO: MidwestWinterExtras@gmail.com

FILM SYNOPSIS: A Midwest Winter is a short film that tells the story of Ismael, a lonely man from a small country, now living in a big city where he meets the beautiful Sophia, a well-traveled and somewhat troubled local who blogs about stories from around the world. Filming will take place in the Historic Districts of Tremont, Ohio City, Gordon Square and University Heights.

 

Erie SeaWolves Production & Entertainment Internship Opportunity

Erie SeaWolves Production & Entertainment Internship Opportunity


The Erie SeaWolves, the AA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are seeking Production & Entertainment Associates for the 2013 season.  Production & Entertainment Associates are paid interns focused on game day entertainment, marketing, community affairs and communications.  This opportunity requires a great amount of dedication throughout the baseball season as associates may work 30-100 hours per week depending on the team’s game schedule.

Production & Entertainment Associates will learn best practices and procedures and assist with a variety of tasks including:

  • Working with the Director of Entertainment to deliver the game day entertainment experience
  • Operating production-quality equipment including Click Effects, Tricaster, and cameras
  • Completing daily entertainment tasks on the game operations checklist
  • Graphic design including promotional flyers, video board content and marketing materials
  • Editing game highlights and posting them online
  • Social media and/or website content updates as delegated
  • Other support responsibilities as determined

All college majors are welcome, but previous experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign) is required.  Some associates use the experience for college credit while others participate for the experience alone.  We prefer that associates have completed their junior year of college, although many participate after graduation.

Production & Entertainment Associates start on March 24, 2014.  This is a great opportunity for someone interested in taking their first step towards a career in sports, marketing or the entertainment industry.

HOURS
March 24, 2014-August 29, 2014
Game Days: Report time until an hour after the game;
Non-Game Days: 9:00am until 5:00p (Monday – Friday)
*Some exceptions may apply; schedule subject to change

COMPENSATION
$500/month stipend

Job Questions

  1. Do you have housing in the Erie area?
  2. When are you available to start?
  3. Do you have previous experience working with Adobe Creative Suite? Please provide details.
  4. Do you have previous experience editing video using a Mac or PC? Please provide details.
  5. Do you have previous camera operator experience? Please provide details.

 

CONTACT: Kristi Servais via email - kristi@seawolves.com

 

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