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Success - Lady Gaga Style

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Lady Gaga performing at Gröna Lund, Stockholm,...

Lady Gaga (photo by Janwikifoto via Wikipedia)

While looking up other things I discovered ...

Some tips on being successful in the entertainment industry, formed by an observation of Lady Gaga's career.

Read Danyna Steele's article on "8 Things You Can Learn About Success From Lady Gaga" here:

Bunim/Mrray Productions will begin casting on  May 7th for an Oxygen channel reality show.   Self-proclaimed "bad girls" live together in a mansion while sorting out their trust and control issues.

Principal Phtography:  Begins May 7th.  Ends August 14th.

Shooting in Arlington, Ashburn, and Alexandria every weekend except Saturday, May 14th, Memorial Day weekend, and Fourth of July weekend.

No pay but crew will be fed, given a copy of the film, and credits on the film.



Auditions will be held for "Psycho Beach Party" on Monday and Tuesday in Hoboken.

Roles for 5 males and 6 females.  Age range early 20s and up.

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ILangston Hughes (Public Domain photo  via Wikipedia)

The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival begins this weekend in Seattle, Washington with 22 premiers.

Saturday, April 30th through Monday, May 8th, 2011
Seattle, Washington

Tickets & Schedule:



Casting Call: "The South Rocks" - Columbia, SC

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A new VH1 reality show will be casting participants in South Carolina this weekend. The concept of the show is similar to that of Jersey Shore, but set in the south instead. Producers are looking for men and women aged 18-29 who embody southern charm and good looks. If you think you fit this description, auditions will be held Sunday, May 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at:

The Wild Hare Sports Cafe
902 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC


Casting Extras: "The Rev" - Round Hill, VA

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Extras will be needed for a scene taking place at the Round Hill United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 30th between 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Wear church attire (no jeans, flip flops, shorts, etc) as the scene will depict 3 separate days in an old-fashioned church. Please be at the Round Hill Methodist Church at 8:30 sharp and plan on staying the full 5 hours.

Call Susan Pappas at 703-737-787
4 to sign up as an extra.
[California delegates on stagecoach at the 191...

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On Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st the Stagecoach Festival will be held in Indio, California.  

Some of the stars performing will be:
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Darius Rucker
  • Gatlin Brothers
  • Jerry Douglas Trio
  • Junior Brown
  • K.D. Lang
  • Leon Russell
  • Mel Tillis
  • Rhonda Vincent
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Rodney Crowell

81-800 AVENUE 51
INDIO, CA 92201





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The Uwharrie Players are conducting auditions for "All Shook Up" on Monday, May 2nd and Tuesday May 3rd.  Special auditions for college students only will be on Saturday, April 30th.

All Shook Up tells the story of a square little town in the middle of a square state in the middle of a square decade where a lonely young girl dreams of hitting the open road. Into her life rides a guitar-playin' roustabout who changes everything. Combining all-time favorite Elvis hits with a healthy dose of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up is surefire fun for rock 'n' roll fans of all ages!

Roles are available for approximately 30 teenagers as well as adult men and women ages 14 and up. 
  • This production of All Shook Up requires a diverse cast and provides great opportunity for featured African American actors/singers/dancers.
  • Those wishing to audition should prepare 16-30 bars of a memorized vocal selection of a contemporary musical theatre or rock song that shows off your vocal abilities. An accompanist will be provided.  A Cappella singing is NOT recommended.
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    A two day workshop being held in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, April 30th and Saturday, May 7th.  

    Technical Preparation

    • The True You - This exercise helps the actor to form an honest understanding of self and how they're viewed by their peers.
    • Ice Breakers, warm ups, vocal exercises followed by pantomimes and improvisation.
    • Acting technique
    • Listening and reacting exercises with short scripts.
    • Actors will be paired up with scripts and perform a cold read.
    • Pairs will begin rehearsing with each other.

    Rehearsals & Performance

    • Warm ups, stretches, vocal exercises 
    • Scene partners pair up and work on their scripts using our list of tools to aide in preparation of your role. i.e. character bio, scene objective, actions, motivations etc.. With guidance from Lana and Jon, the students learn to successfully apply the list of steps for character building and script analysis.
    • On Stage Rehearsals - Each pair presents their scene for direction, further guidance and continued rehearsal.
    • Scenes - We see the scenes presented in their final stage.

    Village School Middle School for Girls 
    215 High Street E
    Charlottesville, VA 22902 

    Contact Lana Young:

    More info:

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    Newport Beach Film Festival

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    Newport Beach (Photo by WPPilor via Wikipedia

    The Newport Film Festival begins today in Newport Beach, CA with over 350 films from 40 countries.  Along with the films there will also be the nightly parties making up this spectacular event.  Just blocks from the coastline and an hour from Hollywood you can count on lots of industry players and film lovers to be there.

    Thursday, April 28th through Thursday, May 5th
    Newport Beach, California

    Brochure and Film Guide:

    Buy Tickets:

    Newport Film Festival website:


    Sync Up in New Orleans

    Iul Ciuil - Gaelic Music Conference

    Photo by Paul Bonatti via Flickr

    Sync Up a conference being held during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has panels that will be discussing  the international music industry as well as the  licensing music to film, TV, and video games.  It also covers using new technologies to promote and sell independent music.

    Some of the speakers will be:
    • Chris Blackwell, the legendary founder of Island Records who brought the world Bob Marley and U2, among many others (May 7)
    • PJ Bloom, music supervisor of the mega-hit TV show "Glee" (May 6)
    • Larry Vallon, an AEG Live exec and ond of the world's top live music producers (April 30)
    • Mystikal, the hit-making rapper, in an interview with Wild Wayne (April 29)
    • Bryan Calhoun, a new-media marketing guru (May 7)
    • Thomas Gayno of Google Innovative Labs, presenting a special screening of "The Wilderness Downtown," the interactive video featuring music by Arcade Fire (May 5)
    • A special panel on touring in Australia, featuring producers of the two largest festivals in that country (May 7)

    • Independent Artist Development and Distribution
    • Career Development In the New Music Business
    • Success In the Music Business - With or Without Selling Records
    • The Music Festival Industry
    • The State of Today's Live Music Industry
    • Curating a Music Festival
    • Sync Up Film Screenings and Panel Discussion: "The Wilderness Downtown"
    • Licensing Music to Visual Media 
    • Licensing Music to Film and TV
    • Video Games, Music and Alternative Distribution Channels
    • Touring in Australia, and New Tools For Artist Marketing
    • G'Day! Touring Down Under
    • Making Money, Making Music - Harder Than It Looks, Simpler Than It Seems
    • What Is Artist Marketing Today, Anyway?
    • The Next Phase in Artist Marketing

    Friday April 29th through Saturday May 7th.

    New Orleans Museum of Art
    1 Collin diboll Circle
    New Orleans, LA 70119
    (504) 658-4100

    Sync Up Conference website:

    Jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton, New Orleans Ja...

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    This weekend in New Oreleans.  The 42nd anniversary of the  The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  Named Festival of the Year four time by Pollstar magazine.

    Friday April 29th through Sunday May 8th.

    These are just some of the bands appearing:
    Arcade Fire
    Kid Rock
    John Mellencamp
    The Strokes
    Tom Jones
    Jeff Beck
    Lucinda Williams
    Dr. John
    Cyndi Lauper
    Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
    Better Than Ezra
    Gregg Allman Blues Band
    Robert Randolph and the Family Band
    The Neville Brothers
    Robert Plant
    Sonny Rollins
    Wyclef Jean
    Willie Nelson

    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival website:

    Gulfshore Playhouse will be holding Equity Association auditions for it's 2011-2012 season on Thursday May 5th and Friday May 6th.

    Auditions for:
    Handle With Care by Jason Odell Williams 
    First day of rehearsal: Oct 10, 2011 
    Preview Oct 27; Open Oct 28; Close Nov 20, 2011

    Race by David Mamet 
    First day of rehearsal: Jan 9, 2012 
    Preview Jan 26; Open Jan 27; Close Feb 12, 2012

    The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig 
    First day of rehearsal: Feb 14, 2012 
    Preview March 1; Open March 2; Close March 23, 2012

    A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams 
    First day of rehearsal: March 20, 2012 
    Preview April 5; Open April 6, Close April 22, 2012

    • Prepare two brief monologues. One dramatic and one comedic.
    • Bring headshot and resume stapled together..

    Thursday May 5th and Friday May 6th
    Norris Center 
    755 8th Ave S.
    Naples, FL, 34102


    Myrtle Beach (Photo by Phil Guest via Wikipedia)

    This weekend, at the home of east coast beach music Chubby Checker, The Catalinas, The Embers, The Spinners, and more will be performing classic beach music.

    Saturday, April 30th
    11:00am - 10:00pm
    Between 8th and 9th Streets North
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Myrtle Beach Music Festival website:

    Photograph of historic Beale Street buildings ...

    Beale Street (Photo by Jeremy Atherton via Wikipedia)

    Billed as the Mardi Gras of the mid south the Beale Street Music Festival opens this weekend in Memphis Tennessee.

    If blues has a home it would be Beale street.  From the 1860s  blues musicians from all over the south made their way to Memphis to play in the various clubs there.  B.B. King, a regular,  got the "B.B". in his name because he was called the Beale Street Blues Boy.  Jazz and blues artists such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters, and Albert King were also popular there.

    Memphis is also the home of Sun Records and Elvis Presley.  Sun Records, famous for it's early recordings or rock and roll,  is where Elvis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis got started with their early records and albums..

    Besides the various tents and shacks featuring more intimate performances the main stages will have artists such as Jason Moraz, Stone Temple Pilots, Lucinda Williams, John Mellencamp, Greg Allman, John Hammond, Godsmack, and Betty Lavette.

    Friday April 29th through Sunday, May 1st.

    Beale Street
    Memphis Tennessee

    Beale Street Music Festival website:

    Elle Macpherson at the CW Upfront Presentation...

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    A new reality series hosted by Elle Macpherson for  NBC is looking for designers, shop owners, people who make their own clothes,  etc.. amateur or professional, anyone who thinks they can design fashion for their new show.


    PDF Form:


    Open calls in the following cities:

    The Art Institute of Atlanta - Decatur
    The Gallery Room 
    One West Court Square, Suite 110
    Decatur Georgia 30030
    Tuesday April 26, 2011

    The Art Institute Of New York
    The Gallery Room
    11 Beach Street
    New York NY 10013
    Tuesday April 26, 2011

    Auditions for "Becky's New Car" by appointment only are being held at Theatre IV's Empire Theatre on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.

    3 men, 45 - 65
    1 man, mid-late 20's
    1 woman, early to mid-twenties
    1 woman, 50's

    Be prepared to read from script.  

    All performers will be paid.

    Rehearsals: August 29th.
    Performance: September 23rd through November 6th.

    Call 804-783-1688 Opt. 3 to make an appointment or for more information. All questions must go through this phone number.

    More information:

    Casting Call: "Annie" - Rochester, MN

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    The Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota will be conducting auditions for "Annie," the summer musical for this year.  The orphans, including Annie, have been cast but call 507-252-0505 to make an appointment to audition for one of these roles:

    Miss Hannigan
    Daddy Warbucks
    Grace Farrell
    all other roles

    Auditions will be held Friday, April 29th - Monday, May 2nd.  Print out an audition form and get a list of audition pieces to have ready here:
    Black Eyed Peas performing.

    Black Eyed Peas (Image by compulsiveprep_8 via Wikipedia)

    The Adobe Youth Voices and the Peopod Foundation are celebrating year two with the opening of the "Adobe Youth Voices, Peapod Academy" in New York City   This partnership between the Adobe software company and The Peapod Foundation (Black Eyed Peas) was formed to advance multimedia and performing arts skills of under served public school students.

    Currently there are three other academies in Oakland, Redwood City, and Los Angeles, California.

    More information about the Adobe Youth Voices academies at:

    A TV sitcom "Life With Chuck" is seeking crew members for it's upcoming pilot being shot in Virginia.  The positions will be for the pilot and it's 13 episode first season run.

    Crew Positions Needed::
    DP / Cinematographer                             
    1st AD
    2nd Camera                                              
    3rd Camera
    Script Supervisor                                      
    Production Designer
    Key Grip
    Production Manager
    Wardrobe (with Rack if you have it)                       
    Special effects co-coordinator
    Title sequence designer                          
    Boom Operator                                        
    Sound Mixer
    Sound Editor                                             
    Production Assistants / Runners

    Submit resume'(PDF) and link to demo video to:

    Title the subject line as follows: "LIFE WITH CHUCK - CREW (The position you are submitting for)"

    A TV sitcom "Life With Chuck" is casting for characters for it's upcoming pilot being shot in Virginia.  In the final stages of a distribution deal for a 13 episode season on broadcast cable.

    • Carol Peterson: (F / 35-45 Caucasian)
    • Billy Peterson: (M / 9-11 Caucasian)
    • Maddy Peterson: (F / 3-5 Caucasian)
    • Ted Carpenter (M/35-45 any ethnicity) 
    • Beth Carpenter: (F / 35-45 any ethnicity)
    • Supporting Cast Members: (M or F / all ages and ethnicity)
    • Extras: (M or F / all ages and ethnicity)

    Submit resume'(PDF), headshot(JPG), and link to demo video to:

    Body of your email must contain:
    • A professional headshot & resume
    • City & State of current residence
    • Non-downloadable link (streaming site) to your demo reel  - YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
    • (Optional) A short note of your interest in this project, experience with episodic TV or faith based productions.

    Emmylou Harris performing at Hardly Strictly B...

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    Careers, like life, don't always follow a plan... if you have one. Such is the case for Emmylou Harris.

    Try as you may things have a way of deviating from what you intend.  That's not always a bad thing.

    Read about Emmylou's serendipitous music career in this interview by Fiona Sturgis:

    An independent feature film by Reveal Films, LLC.

    Shooting in Austin, TX for 25 days beginning May 30th.

    Produced by Miguel Vilez and Diego Vilez.  Directed by Hector Martinez.

    Send resume' for paid crew positions to:

    Open to screenwriters nationwide.  An opportunity to get your screenplay produced.

    Narrative fiction screenplays wanted, short or feature length.

    Cellardoor Cinema is dedicated to the indie film movement.

    Late Deadline for submission is May 15th.

    More Info, rules, submission:


    "Still I Rise", a film being shot in the Pittsburgh area is seeking extras for filming mid May through early July

    Story line: "Two strong women, both mothers, one a teacher, channel frustration into action, joining forces to transform an inner city school." 

    Especially needed are children who appear to be 8 years old. All children will be interviewed prior to casting.

    Please send an email to with the following information:

    • NAME
    • DESCRIPTION OF PREVIOUS EXTRA EXPERIENCE (no experience is necessary, but we'd like to know if you've done background work before.)
    • For children's submissions, please also include-
    • For all applications, please include an attachment of a photograph. It doesn't need to be professionally done, but needs to show a good likeness and include face and body. Please do not ask us to visit another site. If you have a resume, you may attach it as well.
    • Submissions for adults must have STILL I RISE as the subject of the e-mail; submissions for children must have STILL I RISE-CHILDREN.
    • You will be contacted by telephone or e-mail when scheduling begins. Again, only applications that follow the instructions will be accepted. NO PHONE CALLS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME.


    An online contest will determine who gets cast for Steve Harvey's "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man" movie.

    A  Male and female role needed,  ages 18 - 50 for this Screen Gems production.

    With the audition form you will be able to submit a two minute video reading from the script.  A script is provided for both the male and female roles.

    The public will vote on the finalists  between May 20th and June 8th.  Five males and five females will advance until one male and one female are finally chosen for the parts.

    Casting Call Audition Form and Scripts:

    Voting Rules:


    Facebook Page

    the sing-off

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    "The Sing Off" will be on NBC again this fall.  They will be visiting 5 cities including Nashville searching for the 10 best singing groups.

    Line Starts 8:00 AM
    Doors Open 9:00 AM
    Do NOT contact venues for audition information

    Boston, MA - May 5, 2011, 
    Emerson College - Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

    New York, NY - May 7, 2011 
    S.I.R. Studios - 520 W 25th St. (b/n 10th & 11th Ave), New York, NY 10001

    Nashville, TN - May 14, 2011 
    S.I.R. Studios - 1101 Cherry Ave., Nashville, TN 37203, 

    Chicago, IL - May 21, 2011 
    Superior St - 2744 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60612

    Los Angeles, CA • June 4, 2011 
    CenterStaging - 3350 Winona Ave, Burbank, CA 91504

    • Groups must consist of five (5) to fifteen (15) members, made up of any combination of males and females.
    • Must be 12 yrs or older. If under 18 yrs of age a Parent or Gaurdian is required at auditions.
    • Please prepare up to three (3) vocal performances - each no longer than three (3) minutes. Groups might not perform all songs but should be prepared.
    • Two (2) songs must be a recognizable pop or rock cover songs.
    • Medleys are allowed but should be no longer than three (3) minutes.
    • ALL musical styles are accepted.
    • Choreography, creativity, and dress are encouraged to enhance your performance.
    • No Instruments of any kind allowed.
    • Microphones will be provided at open call auditions.
    • Each member must bring a copy of a valid ID with a completed Show 
    • Application (download - Coming Soon). If you are under the age of 18, 
    • you must have BOTH parent signatures on the application release in order to audition.
    • Attend an Open Call Audition or mail us a 

    Call: 1-855-404-SING [7464]


    Video submission for those that can't attend casting call:

    More Info:


    GSN on Facebook

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    We've opened a Facebook page in order to make it easier to communicate with you and receive your feedback.

    Drop in and share your thoughts and opinions.


    Dedicated to Indie

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    Chinon 8mm Movie Camera

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    In love with the art of making indie films?  That's easy to understand.  If you haven't had a passion for something, your career, your craft, your art, then you haven't lived.  Will that sustain you fiscally?  Maybe not.

    Ted Hope reflects on this in his article A "Career" In Indie Film?  Better Have That Second Job Lined Up...

    Read it here:

    "Super 8" 8 mm films

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    Super 8, an 8 mm film system developed in 1965, is getting more attention as of late thanks, in part, to JJ Abrams' upcoming film of the same name and to the Cambridge International Super 8 Film Festival that will begin on April 28th. This is the 5th year for the festival which will be screening over 50 films made using the cartridge-based system.  It will also include a film workshop focusing on the film-making style and trends associated with Super 8.

    For more information, go to or email


    Merlefest 2011 - Wilkesboro, NC

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    Merle Watson, c. 1979

    Merle Watson (Photo by Einar Einarsson Kvaran  via Wikipedia)

    Merlefest 2011 is right around the corner.  Since 1988, Doc Watson and the Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation have put together a festival to honor the memory of Eddy Merle Watson and also to raise funds for the school. This year, the performances will include Doc Watson himself, Zac Brown Band, The Doobie Brothers, and Bobby Hicks just to name a few.  In between the live performances, there will be contests and activities including the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, open mic nights, a silent auction, and nature walks through Wilkesboro.

    The festival will be April 28-May 1 at:

    Wilkesboro Community College
    1328 S Collegiate Dr,
    Wilkesboro, North Carolina

    Check out for more information.

    Koresh Dance Company member Jessica Daley perf...

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    Vibrations Dance Company and the SC Multicultural Arts Center, Inc. are sponsoring Dimensions - The South Carolina Contemporary Dance Festival 2011.

    Workshops and classes will be held as well as a Choreography Showcase and a Gala Performance night.

    There will be a meet and greet in the Rust Lounge, 918 Gervais St. in Columbia for teachers on Thursday, April 21st, 6:00pm - 9:00pm with cash bar, food, and music.  Registration packets will be available.

    Festival Program

    Class Schedule: 

    Choreography Showcase
    AC Flora Auditorium
    Friday, April 22
    6:30 pm

    "Dimensions"  Gala Performance  
    AC Flora Auditorium
    Saturday, April 23,
    7:00 pm

    AC Flora High School
    1 Falcon Drive
    Columbia, SC

    More Info:

    Auditions for "Hello, Dolly!" will be Saturday, April 23rd, 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

    For singing roles, please prepare a short 16-bar song to sing (no longer than 30 seconds), and be ready to learn a short dance routine

    For a singing audition, please prepare to sing with accompaniment (piano music, karoake CD or other) - do not plan to sing a cappella (vocal without accompaniment). An accompanist will be provided - please bring sheet music in the correct key. 

    Rehearsals begin Tuesday, April 26th
    Monday - Friday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, 

    June 10th- June 26th
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00pm.
    Sundays at  2:00pm.

    The Renaissance Center
    855 Highway 46 South
    Dickson, TN 37055

    More info:


    Image by MPR529 via Flickr

    The Carolina Rebellion Rockfest is coming to Charlotte, NC and it has turned out to be very popular.  Featuring bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Stone Sour, Seether, and many more.  

    This is the first of what is to become an annual event.  So popular that it is already sold out.  Let's hope they make more room next year.

    Scalpers anyone?

    Saturday, May 7th

    Metrolina Expo
    North of Charllott, NC - Off I-77

    Carolina Rebellion Website:

    Radio City Music Hall

    Radio City Music Hall - Image by Smart Destinations  via Wikipedia

    Open auditions to be a Radio City Music Hall Rockette will be May 10th.  How would you like a chance to jump to the front of the line?

    You can do just that by entering the Jump The Line Contest at

    Submit your dance video by April 22nd and to win a flight to New York and jump the line.

    Information on the contest is here:

    Find out more about the open auditions and requirements  here:

    Rokettes web site:

    Die Walküre. Photo by Cory Weaver (Courtesy San Francisco Opera).
    Public casting call for 10 fit men to appear in Richard Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung).

    These are are non speaking, non singing roles as extras.  You will be in full costume and makeup.  This is an opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented and acclaimed artists in the opera world.

    These are non paid roles.  Each extra (supernumeraries) will receive a small honorarium for each rehearsal or performance.

    You must have a flexible schedule.  Acting or performing arts experience is not required but preferred if you do.

    If selected, you will be required to attend appromimately 4 rehearsals per week between April 29th and May 15th and possibly more during the dress rehearsal week of May 30 through June 12.

    Performance dates will be:
    Götterdämmerung: June 5th, 19th, 26th, and July 3rd.
    Die Walküre: June 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

    Casting Call:
    Wednesday, April 27
    7:00 pm
    Zellerbach A Rehearsal Hall
    Corner of Hayes and Franklin Streets
    San Francisco, CA

    To reserve a place in the casting call, members of the public interested in auditioning should call (415) 565-6481, or send an email to . 

    Calls/emails will not be returned unless there is a change to the audition schedule.

    More info:

    Scholarship auditions will be held Wednesday, April 20th at Gulf Coast Community College from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.  

    Must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

    Musical Theater:
    You must do one monologue and sing 16 bars of a song.  Bring your own sheet music.  Accompaniment provided.

    Two contrasting monologues of three minutes or less.

    Directing, Stage Management, and Design:
    There will be a technical interview.  Bring portfolio, resume', and a sample of your work.

    Amelia G. Tapper Center For The Arts
    Theatre Lab
    Room 152
    5230 West Highway 98
    Panama City, FL

    Contact Jason Hedden:
    850.769.1551 Ext. 2889

    More Info:

    Night view of Manhattan, captured from the Man...

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    The Tribeca Film Festival starts Wednesday, April 20th in Manhattan and will run for nearly two weeks through Sunday, May 1st.  

    The 10th anniversary of the event will be featuring over 100 feature length movies and about 60 shorts.  

    Tribeca Talks: Directors Series
    Tribeca Talks: After the Movie
    Tribeca Talks: Industry
    Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper
    Tribeca Talks: Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Panel
    Tribeca Talks: Youth Radicalization Redefined

    Tickets and Box Office Information:

    More Info:

    Extras and stand-ins needed for Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" feature film being filmed in Atlanta, GA.

    Filming April - May.  $7.25 per hour for extras.  $120 per 12 hour day for stand-ins.

    All types of people and looks:

    Featured extra roles:
    • Go Go Dancers
    • Drag Queens
    • High Fashion Models

    If you fit any of these featured extra roles or have stand-in experience please emphasize that in your Email.

    • Be able to work 12-14 hours a day if booked.
    • Etiquette on set.
    • Professional attitude.
    • Flexible schedule.

    Females send submissions to:

    Males send submissions to:

    Mailing Address:
    TPS / Extras Casting Department
    Attn: Good Deeds
    Heather H.Bivens/Emily Mask
    541 10th Street # 172
    Atlanta, G.A. 30318

    The "Filmshift Film Festival" is now accepting entries.  The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd, and on the following weekend October 8th and 9th in Somerville, MA.

    There will be a "Green" film showcase and a student showcase.

    Prizes and awards. 1st place prize is $500.

    Early deadline for submission:  May 1st, Short or Feature: $15,
    Regular deadline for submission: June 15th: Short or Feature: $20, Student $17

    Late deadline for submission: August 2nd.: Short or Feature: $ 40: Student $35

    Somerville Theatre
    55 Davis Square
    Somerville, MA 02144-2908
    (617) 625-5700

    Rules, guidelines and submittal:

    Film crew workers needed for "Satellite of Love" an independent HD movie to begin filming in Austin on June 15th for 14 days.

    Send resume' to:

    More info:


    Film Offices

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    A list of film offices has been added to our Resources page.  

    This can be helpful to filmmakers scouting locations for their next movie.  Most of the film offices offer information about locations in the area and  incentives to film there.  You can also learn about current productions, castings, and resources each state provides.

    Check it out:

    Film crew workers needed for "Somebody Up There Likes Me" an independent HD movie to begin filming in Austin on June 21st for 17 days.

    Send resume' to:

    More info:

    "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is casting for this independent HD movie to begin filming in Austin on June 21st for 17 days.

    Roles casting for:

    • Clarissa:  18-25.  Needs comedic timing. Is not a classic all American girl next door type.
    • Lyle: 5, 10, and 15.  Need child and teen years of this character.  Should be thin with longer hair and fair skin.
    • Bus Boys:  English speaking with no accent.

    Send headshots and resume' to:

    More info:

    "American Reunion",  the fourth movie in the "American Pie" series is looking for crew members in the Conyers, GA area.

    Send resume' to:

    More info about movie at:


    Joe Keller's "Artifacts"

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    One of the films being shown at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival is Artifacts, a 23 minute short backed by Charlotte production company, Grounded Pictures LLC.  The film follows a philandering photographer who, after some misguided choices, is forced to deal with some unpleasant repercussions.  Writer and Director Joe Keller achieved funding for this film with the help of Kickstarter that offers fans of creative products the chance to send any donation they can to help make the ideas reality.

    For a look at what else Grounded Pictures is up to, visit

    Artifacts will be shown at the MBIFF on Friday, April 22nd, in the 7:30-9:30 PM block of films.

    Artifacts Trailer from groundedpictures on Vimeo.

    "Hunger Games" (code name"Artemis") will be filmed in the Asheville, NC area and is looking for extras.  They will need over one thousand extras during the filming of this  feature length movie. The positions will be paid.

    Filming will be May through August.

    All types and ages.
    Bring a current non-returnable photo.

    • Saturday, April 16th: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Cleveland Mall, Shelby, NC
    • Sunday, April 17th: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Carolina Mall, Concord, NC 
    • Thursday, April 21st: 4:00 pm -7:00 pm, Plaza Fiesta Carolinas, Fort Mill, SC

    More info at:

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    Can't make the festival?

    Youtube  has live video feed pf Coachella every day as well as recordings of the previous days performances.

    Check it out at:

    "Necessary Roughness" a TV series by Sony Entertainment is seeking crew members.

    Preparation now through May 3rd.  Shooting from May 4th through August 22nd.

    Send resume' to:


    Weekend Workshops - Atlanta

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    Saturday April 16th  - Weekend workshops by ATL Film 365 and Georgia Production Partnership 

    • Intro to Art PA for Features, TV, and Commercials

    • Intro to Camera PA for Features, Television, and Commercials

    • Creating A Proper Film Resume' - H ow To Get  A Job

    More Info:

    Edwin McCain

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    The 5th Annual Riverwalk Music Festival will be held in West Columbia, SC this weekend and will be featuring  Edwin McCain.

    The free concert will be Saturday, Aptril 16th from 2:00 pm - 9:00 the City of West Columbia's Riverwalk Amphitheater.

    More info:

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    St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, NC will play host this weekend to it's Second Annual Fold Music Festival. 

    Admissiion is free.

    Saturday April 16th
    12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
    Belk Patio
    St. Andrews College
    Laurinburg, NC

    For details::
    contact John Null at 910.276.9745

    More info:


    Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

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    The sixth annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival will be from April 19th-23rd.  An awards ceremony will be held on the final night, and the categories will be Short film (30 minutes or less), Animation, Feature Project, Documentary, Music Video, and Anything Goes.

    This year's films will be shown at:
    Carmike Broadway 16
    1175 Celebrity Cir
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Contact or for questions about tickets or volunteer opportunities.

    For more information including a full schedule of films, check out


    "Belles" - Rock Hill, SC

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    WIP(Women in Plays) Productions enters the theater scene in York County with "Belles", a play in 2 acts and 45 phone calls, starring some of the best actresses in the area. Directed by Sheri Marvin

    Thursday 4/14 - Saturday 4/16 at  and Sunday 4/17 at 3 pm

    Community Performance Center
    249 Main Street
    Rock Hill, SC

    Tickets $10.00 for adults/$8.00 for seniors and students, watch for facebook special offers. 

    For reservations e-mail 

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    Sonny Landreth  (Photo by Truejustice  via Wikipedia)

    The Old Settlers Music Festival starts today, April 14th through 17th.  With Americana, acoustic jazz & blues, bluegrass, and old time music.  Some of the performers will be Sonny Landreth, Tim O'Brien, Jim Lauderdale, Langhorne Slim, and  Sahara Smith with many others.

    Festival Information:


    MTV is looking for big and interesting personalities between the ages of 18-22 that live in or around the New York City area.

    More info:


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    At the NAB Conference (Nations Association of Broadcasters) in Las Vegas this week,  Apple announced that Final Cut Pro X will be released in June for $299.  

    Final Cut Pro X is video editing software that runs on Mac computers using Mac OSX operating system.  Video can be captured, edited, and output to a large variety of formats.

    For some sneak peaks from the conference and details go to :


    Theatre Auditions: "Comedy of Errors"- Concord, NC

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    Andy Rassler will be directing a summer youth production of "Comedy of Errors."  Auditions will be held April 17th and 18th from 7:00-9:00 PM for all roles and will be open to ages 12-18.

    Auditions will be held at:
    Old Courthouse Theatre
    49 Spring Street NW
    Concord, NC 

    For more information, call 704-788-2405 or visit


    Raise Your Glass

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    A fun short film with a huge cast put together by University of British Columbia: Vancouver film school students.

    The Make A Wish Foundation.will benefit as corporate sponsors will be pledging between $0.01-$1.00 for every view in the first 30 days   Winning...

    Auditions for "Sweeney Todd" will be held April 17th and April 18th by appointment only at the Centre Stage in Greenville, SC.  Directed by David Sims.


    More info:

    Somerset Valley Players are holding auditions for "Two Sides of Love", about two lawyers who are best friends and two sisters.  After they meet we see how there are two sides to every story.  Directed by Thomas Baldinger.

    Needs two males 20+ and two females 20+.

    Auditions will be held Wednesday April 20th and Thursday April 21st.
    Time: 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm.

    Somerset Valley Players
    689 Amwell Road./Route 514
    Hillsborough, N.J

    Email headshot and resume' before April 20th to:


    X-Factor Auditions - Newark

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    X-Factor auditions are being held  in Miami on Wednesday April 6th and 7th.

    X-Factor is a new singing competition to find America's next superstar and is produced by Simon Cowell.  Simon was previously an American Idol judge.

    Registration (You will be assigned a seat ticket and wristband.)
    Wednesday April 13th
    5:30 am - 7:00 am

    Prudential Center
    165 Mulberry St..
    Newark,NJ 07102

    Thursday April 14th
    5:30 am - 7:00 am

    • Bring wristband, seat ticket, identification, proof of citizenship, release form, 
    • Be prepared to sing a verse and a chorus of three songs unaccompanied.

    Other cities that will be holding auditions this month are:  Newark, Seattle, Chicago, and Dallas.

    More info at:

    Release Form:

    Megaphone-Vector.svg.pngThe television series "Big Brother" is accepting applications and will be holding auditions in several cities throughout the United States  including Jcksonville,FL on April 14th..

    Open Casting Calls:

    • ATLANTA, GA, Saturday, April 9th 11am-3pm, Hard Rock Cafe, 215 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
    • BOSTON, MA, Saturday, April 9th 12pm-3pm, Bell In Hand Tavern, 45 Union Street, Boston, MA ,02108
    • CHICAGO, IL, Saturday, April 9th 6pm-9pm, Manor, 642 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    • CHARLESTON, SCSaturday, May 7th 1pm-4pm, Mad River Bar & Grille, 32 North Market St., Charleston, SC 29401
    • CINCINNATI, OH, Saturday, April 16th 4pm-7pm, Lunar, 435 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
    • DALLAS, TX, Saturday, April 16th 2pm-6pm,  Frankie's Sports Bar, 227 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75204
    • DENVER, CO, Saturday, April 9th 11am-2pm, Rocky's Autos, 6350 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221
    • JACKSONVILLE, FL, Thursday, April 14th 5pm-7pm, Beall's Department Store, 13500 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246
    • LOS ANGELES, CA, Saturday, April 2nd 1pm-4pm, Spot 5750, 5750 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    • LANSING, MI, Thursday, April 14th 4pm-7pm,  Champion Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 6525 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, MI 48917
    • NEW ORLEANS, LA, Friday, April 8th 5pm-9pm, Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery, 200 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
    • NASHVILLE, TN, Friday, May 6th 5pm-9pm, McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon, 134 2nd Ave. North, Nashville, TV 37201
    • NEW YORK, NY, Saturday, April 16th 12pm-6pm, Roy Arias Studios, 300 W. 43rd Street, 5th Floor, Room 508, New York, NY 10036
    • NORTH TAMPA, FL, Saturday, April 16th 12pm-3pm, The Dubliner Irish Pub,  12836 Henderson Rd, North Tampa, FL 33625
    • SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Saturday, April 16th 3pm-6pm, Sugar Cafe, 679 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102
    • SCOTTSDALE, AZ, Saturday, April 16th 12pm-3pm, Firehouse Bar & Grill, 4312 North Brown Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    • SPARTANBURG, SC, Monday, April 18th 9am-12pm, Dave Edwards Toyota, 2450 Reidville Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29301
    • WASHINGTON, DC, Saturday, April 16th 12pm-3pm, Madam's Organ Restaurant & Blues Bar, 2461 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

    Woman Suffrage Headquarters, Cleveland, 1912

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    Lynn Denton the writer and director of "Pearl", about a young woman in the era between Reconstruction and Women's Suffrage, is seeking actors for a reading of the working script.  This is a cold reading to bring the characters to life for the first time. It is not an audition for the film.

    Characters needed:
    Pearl: Young woman, 18 - 25
    Pearl as 7 - 8 year old child
    Alice, her mother, 40 - 45
    Joseph, her father, 40 - 45
    Hubert, Alice's brother, about 45
    Mattie, much older sister, 25 - 30
    Louise, older sister, 25ish
    Jimmy, Mattie's son, 7 - 10
    Frank, Mattie's husband, 30 - 35
    Jack, Pearl's love, 20 - 25
    Mrs. Sanders, Jack's aunt, 50ish
    Tom, a rich suitor, 20 - 25
    Mrs. Prescott, Tom's mother, 40 - 45
    A narrator to read stage directions, probably older female

    Email by April 12th if possible to express interest in the reading.  The reading will take place on April 30th.

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    A feature film by Tyler Perry "Good Deeds" is seeking crew members.

    Preparation now through April 24th.  Shooting from April 25th. through May 27th.

    Send resume' to:


    Coachella Music Festival - Indio, CA

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    Coachella is back again. This 3 day music festival will be taking over Indio, CA from April 15th -17th and features performances from huge artists like Kings of Leon, Duran Duran, Kanye West, Cee Lo Green, The Strokes and many others. 

    The full lineup is here

    Again this year will be contests designed to promote "green" living and sustainability. Design the most original recycling bin, or carpool 4 or more people for your chance to win VIP Coachella tickets, merchandise, and other great prizes.

    Moon over our camp @ Buffalo Bill State Park

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    Auditions will be held  in Davidson for "Moon Over Buffalo" about a dysfunctional theatre troupe performing in the city of 1953.  Auditions are for adult actors and actresses age 18 and up.

    Monday April 11th and Tuesday April 12th
    7:00 pm

    Bring recent photo, resume' or list of theatre experience, and a list of any conflicts for the May through July period.

    Armour Street Theater
    307 Armour Street
    Davidson NC

    For more information on roles available and audition requirements:

    Additional Information 
    Melissa Ohlman-Roberge
    Artistic Director

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    The relationship between a sound designer and filmmaker is very important.  Without good communication between the two both sides can wind up disappointed.

    Check out this article from Mix Magazine that shows some ways filmmakers on a budget and their sound designers worked together to the satisfaction of both.


    Indie Grits Film Fest - Columbia, SC

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    This week Main Street in Columbia, SC will be alive with creativity during Indie Grits Film Fest. The festival will begin on Wednesday 4/13 and go through Sunday 4/17. The Nickelodeon Theatre will play host to over 40 films during the week that will culminate in an awards ceremony where almost $5,000 in prizes will be given for various categories.

    Every night during the festival, you can also catch live music at Main Street's best venues, including Hunter Gatherer, Immaculate Consumption, and The Whig. On Saturday night at the Former Gamecock Theater, visitors will be treated to the music of Columbia natives Toro y Moi who are ending a nationwide tour promoting their album "Underneath the Pine." The tour included a spectacular performance at South By Southwest.

    A full schedule of events can be found here


    Casting Extras: Washington DC

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    A film about an evangelist's daughter who has relapsed on drugs and how this reflects on her as a parent.

    Extras Needed:
    Monday, April 11: Background officers, detectives, drug addicts, police officers, neighborhood onlookers, a judge, and a sheriff.

    Friday, April 15: Wedding onlookers, kids, liturgical dancers, and a clown.

    Monday, April 18: Ofice employees, Asian merchants, drug addicts, and restaurant patrons.

    Thursday, April 21: Employees and men on the street corner.

    Friday, April 22: Hospital personnel, Narcotics Anonymous participants, college kids, and a nurse.

    Saturday, April 23: Bookstore patrons, camera crew workers, and mourners at a funeral.

    Submission Instructions:
    If you are interested in working on this production as an unpaid extra then: 

    Email a small/low resolution headshot or current photo. Put your last name, race, gender, and age in the subject line.

    Email to: 


    Complete this questionnaire:
    Nocturnal Agency Extras Casting

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    "The Three Stooges" a feature length movie by the Farrelly brothers (Peter and Bobby) is seeking film crew  members for filming in Atlanta GA.

    The Farrelly brothers directed "Dumb and Dumber", "There's Something About Mary", and  "The Heartbreak Kid".

    Send resume' to:


    Ogunquit Playhouse.jpgThe Ogunquit Playhouse is casting for it's summer productions.

    • Shh! Rehearsals begin May 17th  for May 25th - June 18th production.
    • Summer of Love Rehearsals begin June 7th for  June 22nd - July 16th production.
    • The Music Man Rehearsals begin July 5th for July 20 - August 20th production.
    • Legally Blond The Musical Rehearsals begin August 9th for August 24th - September 17th production.
    • Miss Saigon Rehearsals begin September 6th for September 21st - October 23rd production.
    • Pinkalicious Rehearsals begin June 27th for July 9th & 10th, August 13th & 14th, and September 3rd & 4th productions..

    Seacoast Repertory Theatre
    125 Bow St.
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Please do not call Seacoast Repertory for Information

    Saturday April 9th 
    10:00am - Appointment times distributed for Children
    4:00pm - Appointment times distributed for Adults age 18 and older

    Sunday April 10th
    10:00am - Appointment times distributed for Children and Adults
    4:00pm - Callbacks (for those asked to return)

    More info about roles and audition at:


    Video needed for Curt Smith's (Tears for Fears) solo residency performances. Dates: April 14th, 21st and 28th; May 18th and 25th; and June 1st.

    The short video, animation, or slideshow should contain imagery only, no audio. 

    For more information and how to submit: 

    100 extras need to recreate the town of Donna TX in the 1950's. 

    Saturday, April 9th, 8:00 am.

    121 S. 8th St.
    Donna, TX

    Must be dressed in 1950's apparel from head to toe and makeup.   
    Non union men and women needed to portray All American moms and dads, ages 25-50.

    All ethnicities, attractive, healthy looking, with great smiles. 

    Pay varies depending upon the usage from $750.00 - $1000.00. Shoot date is one day during the week of April 25, 2011

    Please submit a picture/resume to: 

    "Picture Me Blue No More" is a film being shot in Savanna GA by director Perla Faye Humphrey.  Principal photography to begin this summer.

    Accepting resume's for local hires.
    Send resume' to:

    More info:

    Virginia Beach, Virginia on Memorial Day 2009

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    "My Punjabi Senior Year", a romantic comedy feature film is currently in pre-production and seeking producers to aid in acquiring cast, crew, locations, and organizing production.

    The screenplay is complete and the lead role has been cast.  Principal photograpy is to begin in June.  Primary location is Virginia Beach, VA and possibly India.

    Send resume' and work samples to:

    More Info:

    Star Productions is holding auditions for the musical "Hairspray" to be performed in late July and early August.  Rehearsals begin in late May.

    Most of the characters are high school students so they are looking to cast actors from fourteen years old through late twenties.  Production crew jobs are also available including backstage, costuming, make-up, and publicity.

    Sunday April 10th
    1:00 pm and 5:30 pm
    (Check in 15 minutes prior to audition. Must come prepared to dance.)

    Star Plaza Theatre
    8001 Delaware Place
    Merrillville, IN 46410

    More Info and list of characters:

    Audition Form (For actors, production crew, backstage, costuming, make-up, and publicity).

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    A two day tribute to Johnny Cash will be held this weekend at Puckett's Farm Equipment, a popular nightspot for Americana roots music in the Charlotte region.  

    Friday April 8th:
    Truckstop Preachers
    The Tremors
    The Defilers
    Skye Paige
    JT & the Dragpipes

    Saturday April 9th:
    The Straight-8's
    the bo-stevens
    John Howie & the Sweethearts
    Kelley & the Cowboys
    Hearts & Daggers

    8:00 pm Friday, April 8th until  Sunday April 10th 2:00 am.

    2740 West Sugar Creek Rd. 
    Charlotte N.C. 28262

    More Info:




    The Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival is accepting submissions for it's annual event to be held in the fall.

    More info and how to submit at:

    "The Anderson Monarchs"

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    While looking up other things I discovered ...

    A documentary called called "The Anderson Monarchs" which is in the process of being funded by The film is about an all girl soccer team in urban Philadelphia. Director Eugene Martin follows five girls, their families, and their coach over a three year period showing their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and community under harsh conditions.

    See a preview at

    Visit "The Anderson Monarchs" website:

    Read an interview with the director by Kristen Coates:

    The Richmond Hill Community Theater will be holding auditions for their upcoming summer production of "The Ransom of Red Chief".  All ages needed (5 and up).

    Thursday April 7th: 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.
    Sunday April 10th: 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.

    J.F. Gregory Park Amphitheater
    Cedar St.
    Richmond Hill, GA

    More information:
    Phone: 912-455-5001

    The Nevada Casting Group is presenting a workshop "Everything You Wanted to Know about 'The Biz' But Were Afraid to Ask" at the Wild Horse Theater in Carson City.

    April 15th
    6:30 PM
    Wild Horse Theater
    813 N. Carson St,
    Carson City, NV

    Questions or to make reservations:
    Call 775.887.0438


    Some interesting thoughts on working a day job and being a filmmaker in this article by Nicky Cornelison.  This applies to musicians and actors as well.

    Ben Wall from 10 Ten Entertainment has just informed us that this casting call has been rescheduled for this weekend. Saturday, April 9th.  The March tryout was canceled due to bad weather.

    10 Ten Entertainment and Crazy Legs Productions are holding auditions for a  baseball reality series .

    Tryouts will be this Saturday, April 9th at the State Mutual Stadium in Rome GA which is the home of the "Rome Braves" baseball team.  

    The initial filming will be for one day and will require participants to compete in baseball tryouts.

    Saturday, April 9th 8:30 am.  Rain or shine.

    Bring your own gear.

    If you plan to be a contestant then send an E-mail to:

    For more information:


    On Location: Memphis

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    On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival 

    Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th

    The festival will have film screening in five categories, workshops, panels, music showcases, and special presentation films.

    • Feature
    • Live Action Short
    • Documentary
    • Animated Short
    • Music Video
    • Publicity That Works
    • In Treatment
    • How To Use IndieGoGo To Fund Your Creative Project
    • Songs In Cinema: When Is Enough Too Much?
    • Actor's Workshop
    • The Indie Film - Practical Special FX Panel

    Malco's Ridgeway Four Theatre
    5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway
    Memphis, TN 38120
    (901) 681-2047

    More information at the On Location: Memphis website:

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    There will be 35 short films at the 2011 festival all from directors and co-directors that are women.

    Founded in 2004, the festival is supported by the Women's Film Institute to celibrate women behind the camera in film.

    April 6th thru 10th
    Roxie Theater
    San Franscisco, CA

    Schedule and list of films at:

    Women's Film Institute:

    Indie Short Film Competition

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    Any filmmakers  interested in competing in an international short film contest should prepare their intries for the Indie Short Film Competition (ISFC) of 2011. All applicants need to have their  films in by October 15, 2011.  Winners will be awarded cash prizes, merchandise, various services that could help their career, and worldwide recognition as a winner of one of the most prestigious film contests around

    Download an entry form here and mail it, along with your entry and the entry fee to:

    Indie Short Film Competition
    PO BOX 1185
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302 U.S.A.

    Films should be no more than 40 minutes with credits. For more information, check out
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    The University of South Carolina is presenting a workshop in musical 'theater during their Maymester (May 9th - 27th).  The course will focus on the skills necessary to become a triple threat (sing, dance, act). 

    This workshop is offered to current USC students and non-credit students (must be 18 or over)  Participants will have some experience at all levels in musical theater.

    Course date: May 9th - 27th
    Registration for current students begins April 4th.

    Registration Form for non-credit students:

    More Info:

    Rona Avery
    Dance Program
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    Gadsden State Community College in Alabama is holding auditions for theater scholarships.  Full and partial scholorships are available.

    Technicians, designers, and directors as well as actors are welcome.

    Monday April 5th and Tuesday April 6th
    Arrive by 6:00 pm.

    Wallace Drive Campus
    Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center

    Bring basic resume' of past experience.  Headshots if you have them.

    More info at:

    Jennifer Dunivant, Theatre Director: 256.549.5475

    Extras needed for a graduate thesis film written by Calvin Jai Jamison and produced by Steven Harris.  The scene being filmed will be a rehearsal dinner. 

    Need people of all ages and ethnicities.  Extras need to wear clothes suitable for a nice dinner.

    Shooting Wednesday April 6th and Thursday April 7th during the day.

    Email Steven Harris for more information:

    Auditions for "the Wedding Singer" will begin at 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania.

    Roles open for men and women age 16 and older.  Prepare a song and bring sheet music.  Accompaniest provided.  You will also be asked to read from the script.

    Music  Box Repertory Company
    196 Hughes St.
    Swoyersville, PA

    7:00 pm Monday, April 4th and Tuesday April 5th.

    For more information contact the Music Box at:
    570-283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY

    Why Didn't You Call Me?

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    Check out this article by Jasmeet Sidhu about how being assertive and using networking skills can lead to discovered opportunities and productive work.

    "... Devyani Saltzman, author and daughter of Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Deepa Mehta. In the interview, Devyani described how she once read the now well-known book by The New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch titled We Wish to Inform You and was so determined to meet with him, that she cold-called him at his New York offices."  
    - From "Want to Get a Job? Mail a Letter" by Jasmeet Sidhu -

    In these days of information overload and congested E-mail accounts it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.  Jasmeet describes some things you can do to avoid this.  All the more necessary for anyone in arts and entertainment where transitions from one job to the next are an ever occurring thing.

    Read the rest of the article here:


    Music Video Extras - Charlotte

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    The Charlotte Film Community needs volunteers to be extras in a music video that will be shot in Charlotte on April 25th.  Applicants should be ages 18-25 and not afraid to be shown in swimwear. If you are interested, contact information and a photo should be sent as soon as possible to

    Nevada City Fim Festival

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    Combining full length and short films, the Nevada City Film Festival is currently taking submissions for it annual event to be held August 18th through the 21st.

    They will also be needing volunteers for box office, ushers, setup and cleanup, hospitality, bar tending, hosting filmmakers, etc...  Each two hour shift of volunteer work will get you free admission to one program and a chance to network with new people interested in independent films.

    For film submission contact Jeff Clark, Executive Director:

    For More information about the festival:

    Volunteers please contact Michelle Litton at:

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    A re-creation of the Beatles from the Ed Sullivan days to Abbey Road.

    To be performed on Broadway and a national tour. There will be a casting call for John, Paul, George, and Ringo.  You must be able to play proficiently the instruments that that these Beatle members are so famous for.  Standbys will be needed as well.

    Must be an excellent performer.  Come prepared to play a short Beatles song.  Salary begins at $2100/performance week.

    Open Call: Monday April 11th 12:00 noon.

    SIR Studios
    6465 Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90028

    If you are unable to ttend pease send a performance or demo via email, 
    either attached as a video clip or via YouTube, to:

    A CD or DVD performance may be sent (along with a picture and resume) to:

    Clemmons/Dewing Casting

    Attn: RAIN
    265 West 30th St
    Second Floor
    New York, NY 10001

    More information at:

    This is a great opportunity for young filmmakers. A six week television documentary apprenticeship program with the Document Arlington Project is open for all Arlington Virginia High School Students.

    A chance to learn the craft of producing a documentary while earning some money during the summer.  Access to professional equipment, guidance, and screenings in the fall of two 15 minute films about Arlington.

    Core hours will be between 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday thru Friday, July 11th thru August 19th.

    Six interns will be selected with a stipend of $750 for the summer program upon completion.

    Application deadline is April 8th, 2011
    Send completed form to :

    Document Arlington Project
    C/O Arlington Independent Media
    2701-C Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22201

    Applications can be faxed to:

    Jackie Steven  703-524-2388