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UPDATE – EVENT CANCELED – Join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission & Film Industry Training Seminars – Nov. 22nd & 23rd

Please note that the FILM CREW FUNDAMENTALS seminar originally scheduled for November 22nd & 23rd has been CANCELED.
Anyone who has already registered will be contacted by the event coordinator and a refunds will be issued. We apologize for any inconveniences and hope to reschedule the seminar in 2015. 


 

Ohio Independent Film Festival Starts TODAY – November 6th

Ohio Independent Film Festival Starts TODAY – November 6th 

Haven’t decided what you want to see? Buy a festival pass for $75 and take your pick!
You can view the full list of films here!

All of the information for the Film Festival can be found on our website - www.ohiofilms.com

 

*New Rates Posted for US Veterans* – Please Join the Greater Cleveland Film Commission & Film Industry Training Seminars LLC – 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. There is also a special rate for US Veterans. For more information and to register please visit the event website:  http://filmseminarscleveland.eventzilla.net

 

 

Miller South Presents – MACBETH

 

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 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 ; )

 

Independent Pictures Presents the 21st Annual Ohio Independent Film Festival

Independent Pictures is Proud to Present the 21st Annual Ohio Independent Film Festival

Independent Pictures is proud to present the 21st annual Ohio Independent Film Festival. The four-day event is open to the public and will be held at the historic Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7, 22624 Lake Shore Boulevard, in Euclid, Ohio, from November 6th through November 9th.

This year’s films include shorts and feature films from around the world and in all genres. There is something for everyone! Independent Pictures is dedicated to building a strong independent film community in Northeast Ohio by bringing artists, industry experts and audience members together through exhibition, education and networking events. This year’s festival is sponsored in part by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and Community Shares.

For tickets and schedule: http://ohiofilms.com/oiff.html or call 216-795-5704.

 

 

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

 

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