Archive for April, 2013

29
Apr
13

Devious maids promo

Check out Wendy Wynne, John McLouth, Johnny Land, and Warren Steele in the new promo for DEVIOUS MAIDS!

http://vimeo.com/64891257

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29
Apr
13

*Harmony Open call now includes MALE dancers!*

In addition to Caucasian females, we are now looking for Caucasian males, all types who are good dancers with technique. Also must be great actors who sing well.  Men should be proficient in the different styles and should have partnering skills. Please view the notice below for more information!

 

 

OPEN DANCE CALL

For the Alliance Theatre’s production of:

Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s
harmony

Directed by Tony Speciale

Looking for: Caucasian females, terrific dancers with technique who are
able to pick up and execute different styles of dance, (i.e 30’s 40’s swing big band feel, tango, waltz.)
Partnering skills required. Must be a good actresses who sings.

*Come prepared with: Character shoes and a short song from the Golden Age of Musical Theatre:  from Show Boat to Cabaret.*

 

AUDITION DATE: Monday April 29th

Sign in begins at 2:30 pm
sign in ends when call begins at 3:00
Location: The Alliance Theatre, 3rd Floor, Rehearsal Halls 1 & 2

No appointment necessary

ALLIANCE PRODUCTION DATES:

Vocal Rehearsals Begin with Principles Only:  July 23, 2013

First Rehearsal with Full Company:  July 30, 2013

First Day Onstage:  August 27, 2013

First Preview:  September 6, 2013

Opening:  September 15, 2013
Schedule Closing:  October 6, 2013

The show will also play at the Center Theater Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Please note that while the hope is to take the entire Alliance cast to LA,
we will be contracting these two productions separately.
There is no guarantee of being offered both contracts.
The Ahmanson dates are as follows:

AHAMANSON PRODUCTION DATES:

1st rehearsal: February 11, 2014 (TBC)

1st performance:  March 4, 2014

Press Opening: March 12, 2014

Close: April 13, 2014

 

Email: Kathryn.david@woodruffcenter.org for more information

 

29
Apr
13

We are committed to bringing you and all ISA members this and many other resources to improve your writing and career opportunities.
Date: April 20th, 2013                                                                      Screenplay Competition
   
2013 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY & TELEPLAY
COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES

One of the most recognized and prestigious Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, AFF breaks out newcomers from the privacy of their desks into the heart of the industry. Whether your dream is signing a contract, landing an agent, learning craft from an industry icon, or taking home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, you can’t win if you don’t enter.

{SCREENPLAY COMPETITION}

SCREENPLAY CATEGORIES

  • The Drama Screenplay Award Presented by the Writers Guild of America, East

    The Writers Guild of America, East is the underwriting sponsor of the Drama Screenplay Award category. Drama Finalist scripts will be judged by a select panel of WGAE screenwriters and the winner will be presented by a WGAE representative at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

  • The Comedy Award (open to Dark, Satirical, Slapstick, etc.)
ADDITIONAL SPONSORED AWARDS*
  • Darkwoods Productions Horror Award – NEW CATEGORY
    Frank Darabont’s company, Darkwoods Productions (THE MIST, THE GREEN MILE) will review the top scripts submitted in this category and will determine the Semifinalists and Finalists and the winner will be handpicked by Frank Darabont and Dana Ashmore his Executive. The category is open to any feature horror script including dark suspense, thriller, sci-fi and macabre themes.
  • Enderby Entertainment Award

    Enderby Entertainment was co-founded by producer Rick Dugdale and Oscar® nominated screenwriter Daniel Petrie, Jr (BEVERLY HILLS COP). The Enderby Entertainment Award category is open to feature scripts in all genres with an originalconcept and distinctive voice that can be independently produced under $5 million.

  • Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award

    Dark Hero Studios is the creation of screenwriter David Hayter (WATCHMEN, X2) and producer Benedict Carver. Submit your sci-fi, fantasy, or horror script in this category for the opportunity to have your script read by this up-and-coming production company.

*To be considered for the sponsored awards you must have your screenplay entered in either the Drama or Comedy screenplay categories.

Screenplay Deadlines
Regular Deadline: MAY 1st ($40)
Late Deadline: JUNE 1st ($50)

{TELEPLAY COMPETITION}

Teleplay categories (Open to spec scripts for any currently airing television program AND original pilot scripts)
SITCOM SPEC
ONE-HOUR SPEC
SITCOM PILOT
ONE-HOUR PILOT

Teleplay Final Deadline: JUNE 1st ($30)

Screenplay and teleplay winners will be announced at the 2013 Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference held October 24-31, 2013.

Past competition entrants have signed with agencies, have had scripts optioned, acquired and made, and have jumpstarted TV writing careers. 2010 Finalist Chris Cantwell had his script “Halt & Catch Fire” (co-written with partner Chris Rogers) ordered by AMC as one of four projects this year to go to pilot. 2010 Comedy Screenplay Winner Julie Howe currently has her winning script “Jasper Milliken” in development with Sony-based producers, Joyce San Pedro (an AFF judge) and Alex Siskin. Appearing on the 2012 Black List are 2011 Comedy Screenplay Winner Max Taxe for his winning script “Goodbye, Felix Chester” and 2012 Drama Finalist Austin Reynolds for “From New York to Florida”.

{CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT FOR ENTRANTS}
Producer Badge – $525 (reg $575)
Conference Badge – $300 (reg $350)

Submit your script and register for this year’s Conference at the same time! All entrants receive a discount on Conference Registration. Second Rounders and above receive greater discounts. If you register now and advance (notifications sent in early September), we’ll gladly refund you the difference. To register, simply select which badge you’d like to purchase on the submission form. Entrant discounts go up after June 1st so don’t wait!

For more information including an updated list of this year’s panelists and confirmed industry judges, please visit our website at www.austinfilmfestival.com

Click here to submit today!

For more information contact Matt Dy, Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Director at 1-800-310-3378 or matt@austinfilmfestival.com.
{ARE YOU A FILMMAKER?}

Austin Film Festival is also accepting 2013 film entries. Visit our website for more information.

Austin Film Festival
1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702

phone 512-478-4795 / 1-800-310-FEST (3378)
fax 512-478-6205

www.austinfilmfestival.com

24
Apr
13

We are committed to bringing you and all ISA members this and many other resources to improve your writing and career opportunities.
Date: April 20th, 2013                                                                      Screenplay Competition
   
2013 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY & TELEPLAY
COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES

One of the most recognized and prestigious Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, AFF breaks out newcomers from the privacy of their desks into the heart of the industry. Whether your dream is signing a contract, landing an agent, learning craft from an industry icon, or taking home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, you can’t win if you don’t enter.

{SCREENPLAY COMPETITION}

SCREENPLAY CATEGORIES

  • The Drama Screenplay Award Presented by the Writers Guild of America, East

    The Writers Guild of America, East is the underwriting sponsor of the Drama Screenplay Award category. Drama Finalist scripts will be judged by a select panel of WGAE screenwriters and the winner will be presented by a WGAE representative at the Awards Luncheon on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

  • The Comedy Award (open to Dark, Satirical, Slapstick, etc.)
ADDITIONAL SPONSORED AWARDS*
  • Darkwoods Productions Horror Award – NEW CATEGORY
    Frank Darabont’s company, Darkwoods Productions (THE MIST, THE GREEN MILE) will review the top scripts submitted in this category and will determine the Semifinalists and Finalists and the winner will be handpicked by Frank Darabont and Dana Ashmore his Executive. The category is open to any feature horror script including dark suspense, thriller, sci-fi and macabre themes.
  • Enderby Entertainment Award

    Enderby Entertainment was co-founded by producer Rick Dugdale and Oscar® nominated screenwriter Daniel Petrie, Jr (BEVERLY HILLS COP). The Enderby Entertainment Award category is open to feature scripts in all genres with an originalconcept and distinctive voice that can be independently produced under $5 million.

  • Dark Hero Studios Sci-Fi Award

    Dark Hero Studios is the creation of screenwriter David Hayter (WATCHMEN, X2) and producer Benedict Carver. Submit your sci-fi, fantasy, or horror script in this category for the opportunity to have your script read by this up-and-coming production company.

*To be considered for the sponsored awards you must have your screenplay entered in either the Drama or Comedy screenplay categories.

Screenplay Deadlines
Regular Deadline: MAY 1st ($40)
Late Deadline: JUNE 1st ($50)

{TELEPLAY COMPETITION}

Teleplay categories (Open to spec scripts for any currently airing television program AND original pilot scripts)
SITCOM SPEC
ONE-HOUR SPEC
SITCOM PILOT
ONE-HOUR PILOT

Teleplay Final Deadline: JUNE 1st ($30)

Screenplay and teleplay winners will be announced at the 2013 Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference held October 24-31, 2013.

Past competition entrants have signed with agencies, have had scripts optioned, acquired and made, and have jumpstarted TV writing careers. 2010 Finalist Chris Cantwell had his script “Halt & Catch Fire” (co-written with partner Chris Rogers) ordered by AMC as one of four projects this year to go to pilot. 2010 Comedy Screenplay Winner Julie Howe currently has her winning script “Jasper Milliken” in development with Sony-based producers, Joyce San Pedro (an AFF judge) and Alex Siskin. Appearing on the 2012 Black List are 2011 Comedy Screenplay Winner Max Taxe for his winning script “Goodbye, Felix Chester” and 2012 Drama Finalist Austin Reynolds for “From New York to Florida”.

{CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT FOR ENTRANTS}
Producer Badge – $525 (reg $575)
Conference Badge – $300 (reg $350)

Submit your script and register for this year’s Conference at the same time! All entrants receive a discount on Conference Registration. Second Rounders and above receive greater discounts. If you register now and advance (notifications sent in early September), we’ll gladly refund you the difference. To register, simply select which badge you’d like to purchase on the submission form. Entrant discounts go up after June 1st so don’t wait!

For more information including an updated list of this year’s panelists and confirmed industry judges, please visit our website at www.austinfilmfestival.com

Click here to submit today!

For more information contact Matt Dy, Screenplay and Teleplay Competition Director at 1-800-310-3378 or matt@austinfilmfestival.com.
{ARE YOU A FILMMAKER?}

Austin Film Festival is also accepting 2013 film entries. Visit our website for more information.

Austin Film Festival
1801 Salina Street
Austin, TX 78702

phone 512-478-4795 / 1-800-310-FEST (3378)
fax 512-478-6205

www.austinfilmfestival.com

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www.NetworkISA.org
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24
Apr
13

Here’s an interesting article from Backstage on “how to book work now.”

http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/how-book-work-now/

23
Apr
13

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23
Apr
13

casting call

CASTING CALL
The Art Institute of Atlanta

Our STUDENTS INVITE YOU to BE in THEIR FILMS

 

 

Hi Everyone –

Thanks to each of you for the wonderful support you provide for our digital film-making students!

Our upper level students are casting for a broad range of parts. They are casting for short narratives, PSA’s and commercials.

We have included character descriptions for the scripts that our students have written. Please mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you, here at the Art Institute.

 

CASTING SESSION #1:

When: Friday, April 26th 2013 Time: 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: The Art Institute of Atlanta,

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Building 100, Atlanta 30328

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:

Please email Amanda Greco at <aiaauditions@gmail.com>

— Use ACTORS WANTED as Subject of email

— INCLUDE your first and second choices for times. We schedule actors in 30-minute blocks.

— Please provide the following in your email:

* Age Range

* Height

* PHONE NUMBER(S) and EMAIL ADDRESS

* If you do Voice-Overs
* If you are a member of SAG/AFTRA

Your audition confirmation will include a SPECIFIC time AND it will tell you the ROOM NUMBER to come and sign in. Audition times are first come, first serve.

If you have a last minute change of plans, please email aiaauditions@gmail.com OR call Fran Burst at   404-524-9756   and leave a voice mail message

THE AUDITION:

* Please bring your HEADSHOT and RESUME (at least 2 copies of each)

* Sides WILL be provided and student directors WILL have scripts to discuss with you.

If you are coming to Audition, please don’t attach your headshot and resume to the email but be sure to bring them to the Audition.

Although actors will not be paid, each actor who appears in a student film will receive a master-quality video of project(s) in which he/she appears.

Parking is free at The Art Institute, but if you arrive before 8pm, please get a parking pass from receptionist in 1st floor Gallery. Put the pass on your car, follow the signs and come upstairs. If you arrive after 8pm, see if receptionist is still in gallery – if not, you don’t need a pass.

The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30328

DIRECTIONS: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/about/directions.aspx

I would like to extend a very big Thank You for your interest in our students’ films! Our students can’t make their films without you!