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We Want Clean Water.bmpMy Toxic Backyard, a documentary about polluted groundwater, will be screened at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton Texas.  The directory, Katie Damien, will be in attendance.  Screening is scheduled for midday on Saturday, February 15th. 



Kevin Skinner America's Got Talent 2009 in Las...

Kevin Skinner America's Got Talent 2009 in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Casino (Photo credit: bcbusinesshub via Wikipedia)


America's Got Talent is a popular TV series featuring a variety of performers competing to be the winner with a Las Vegas show of their own.  

The finalist and many of the favorite and top acts will also appear in the America's Got Talent Live Tour  after the TV competition ends.  So this is a great opportunity to break into the big time.

Don't miss your chance when they come to a city near you.


Find the city closest to  you below.
Paramount Theatre (Photo Credit: Michael Paolini)



Film, music, and interactive are the three main ingredients of this conference and festival located in the heart of Texas.  Austin will host thousands of fans over the course of it's 10 day run.



South by Southwest
Friday, March 9th - Sunday, March 18th
Austin, Texas






6th Street At Night (Photo Credit: James Buchan)






This is a big festival with over 5,000 events so it's impossible to see everything. Plan your visit wisely.


Below are some links to get you started.



Deutsch: Modern Dance Company "Flatback a...

Image by Fotograf: Lothar Knopp via Wikipedia

Auditions for Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance will be underway in January in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles.

So You Think You Can Dance is an unscripted series where participants skilled in many forms of dance such as ballet, break dancing, salsa, swing, jazz, etc... will compete to be America's Favorite Dancer.  Last years winner, Melanie Moore, received $250,000, was featured in magazine articles and advertising, while also participating in the 2011 So You Think You Can Dance Tour in 32 cities.

Atlanta
Thursday, January 5th
8:00 am
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street, Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia



Haunted House

Image by Sean MacEntee via Flickr

Gurney Productions is looking for haunted houses or businesses in Texas.  Haunted Collector is a SyFy reality series


Checklist:
  • Send a description about the phenomena that is occuring.
  • Information about the building, location, and surrounding town and area.
  • History about the building, town and anrea.
  • Send your contact information.  Name, phone number, address, and email.


Send the above information to:  helpthehaunted@gmail.com



2009 Ford Escape photographed in Wheaton, Mary...

Public Domain Image by IFCAR via Wikipedia

From the producers of The Amazing Race.  Escape Routes is casting a team of drivers who will use the Internet to connect with friends, fans, and followers using social networking to complete each stage of the route.  

Competitors will be paired and given a Ford Escape to use in the competition.  The Ford Escape is a low-impact SUV with SYNC In Car Connectivity that enables you to make hands-free calls, get traffic directions, receive traffic reports, get the weather, find businesses, and link to your laptop of smartphone.


Checklist:
  • You must be 21 years old or older.
  • You must have a valid U.S. Driver's License.
  • Must be a U.S. resident.
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions
  • Submit a video highlighting your personality and abilities.
  • Complete Escape Routes Application

Dallas
Saturday, Decembeer 17th
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Hard Rock Cafe
2211 North Houston Street
Dallas Texas

Boston
Saturday, December 17th
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
148 State Street
Boston Massachusetts


Casting Call: Survivor

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Open casting calls for the CBS reality series Survivor.  
Ozzy Lusth at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, May 20,...

Ozzy Lusth - Current Season Contestant  (Public Domain Image via Wikipedia)


Checklist:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • If you have applied for previous season you must apply again.
  • Bring ID.
  • Be prepared to be filmed.


Friday, December 2 , 2011
5:30pm - 8:00 pm
Snoqualmie Casino (Ballroom)
37500 SE North Bend Way
Snoqualmie, Washington
(425) 888-1234

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
4:00 pm -7:00 pm
MJR Westland Grand Digital Cinema 16
6800 N. Wayne Rd.
Westland, Michigan
(248) 355-7000


Friday, December 16th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hill Country Galleria Amphitheater
12700 Hill Counrty Blvd.
Bee Cave, Texas



Beach sunset in Cuba.

Image by  Aaron Escobar via Wikipedia

Love in the Wild, an NBC reality show, will be holding open casting calls in Dallas, San Francisco and Los Angeles between now and December.

The show is a bit like Survivor with dating mixed in.  

What they are looking for:
  • Men and women ages 25-35.
  • Game changer personalities.
  • Willing to do whatever it takes to find love.


Dallas
Thursday, December 1, 2011 ( 5pm-9pm )
Primo's Uptown
3209 McKinney Avenue
Dallas Texas 75204
Producer: Bonnie / bonnie@kasstinginc.com

Austin Texas Lake Front

Austin, Texas (Image by StuSeeger via Flickr)

Open casting call for the ABC drama series The Lying Game this weekend in Austin, Texas.  All ages and types needed.

The Lying Game is about a foster kid named Emma who is searching for her twin sister and answers to why they were separated.


Checklist:
  • All ages and types needed.
  • Recurring roles and extras.
  • Especially need people that look like they could be in high school.
  • Bring ID, recent color photo,  and contact information.


Auditions for America's Got Talent

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Vector image of the Las Vegas sign.

Image by Anasofiapaixao via Wikipedia

America's Got Talent is searching for entertainers for the next season of their hit show.  If you have an act worthy of Las Vegas then now's your chance!  Pre-registration is underway and casting calls are scheduled for the following cities.



November 12th & 13th
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tampa Bay Convention Center
333 South Franklin St.
Tampa, Florida

December 10th & 11th
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California

January 14th & 15th
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas


Saturday, February 4th
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, February 5th
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte North Carolina




Bobby Flay performing a cooking demonstration ...

Bobby Flay (Image bu Larkworb via Wikipedia)

Worst Cooks in America, a Food Network  production, is looking for just that, the worst cooks in America.  The recruits will divide up between Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell into two teams that will compete as they transform from bad cooks to champions of the dinner table.  The prize is $25,000.

Here's the catch.  You must be nominated by friends or family members and they must accompany you to the audition.

Checklist:
  • Bring a replication of your worst dish.
  • You must have your nominator come with you.

Saturday, September 10th, 2011
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Culinary Institute LeNotre 
7070 Allensby Street 
Houston, TX 77022

Friday, September 16th, 2011
MUST arrive at 11:00 AM 
Epic Hotel
270 Biscayne Boulevard Way
Miami, FL 33131

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Must Arrive at Noon
Michelson Studios
163 Bank Street
New York, NY

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM 
Faces Restaurant
380 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101


Saturday, August 20

Chicago, Illinois
 10am-6pm  Chicago Home Fitness, 2070 North Clybourn Avenue

Dallas, Texas
 10am-6pm  Gilley's Dallas, 1135 South Lamar Street

Orlando, FL
 10am-6pm  The Groove, Universal City at Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd.

More Inforamtion:
   
Auditions for The Voice will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in Houston, Texas.

Houston, Texas - August 17/18
Reliant Center - 2nd Floor, One Reliant Park (McNee entrance off Kirby Dr.), Houston, Texas

More Info:

   
Hallway 4_ING interior

Image via Wikipedia

HGTV is casting for their 7th season of Design Star, a reality series where design experts such as architects, interior designers, contractors, stylists, artists, etc... compete to show the judges they are the most creative and have the best persona to host their own series on HGTV.


What they are looking for:
  • Extensive design knowledge
  • Personality that pops
  • A clear and unique design perspective
  • Lots of energy and enthusiasm




Indonesian film producer Mira Lesmana, 2007.

Film producer Mira Lesmana ((Image by Dragunova via Wikipedia)

Women Who Are Doing It For Themselves, a workshop by the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College and FilmKZP Productions, will be presented on Thursday, August 4th.

This is a free workshop aimed at women of color that are writers and producers.  There will be a screening of the work in progress A Swingin' Trio along with discussions with writers and producers such as Amparo Garcia-Crow, Carla L. Jackson, Lizette Jamison, Maganthrie Pillay, and Timeca M. Seretti.




Workshop:
Women Who Are Doing It For Themselves
August 4th
6:00 pm
Austin Community College
Eastview Campus
Building 8000, Room 8362
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, Texas

They have limited seating so register in advance.  If the demand is high they will seek a larger room.

Registration Deadline for confirmed seating:
Monuday, August 1st


Register for the free workshop at:




   
12 Days of 100, a short film, is looking for cast and crew for production starting August 16th.  This is a student film and is non-paid.  You will be given film credits and copy of the DVD.

Roles Available:
  • Beau - Mid Teens, teenage representation of adult Beau who is the male lead.

Crew:
  • PA
  • Gaffer
  • Grips
  • Dolly Grip
  • Sound Mixer
  • Boom Operator

For acting role send headshot and resume', crew send resume' to:


   

Auditions: The Voice - NBC

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Harry Belafonte 1954

Public Domain Image by Library of Congress via Wikipedia

The Voice, an NBC talent competition series for singers, is auditioning for next season.  Auditions can be performed live throughout the country at the venues listed below or you can submit an audition video.  They are looking for solo and duo acts that perform in most of the popular genres such as pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, alternative, blues, country, indie, latin,etc...

Coaches for the broadcast are Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine.


Checklist:
  • Please prepare two (2) songs for your open call audition. You may not perform both, but have them ready.
  • A cappella ONLY. No background tracks, accompaniment or instruments will be allowed at the open call audition.
  • Songs can be by artist and from any genre (pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, latin, country, blues, indie)
  • Family, friends, managers, vocal instructors, etc. will NOT be allowed at the audition.
  • If you are a minor, one (1) parent or guardian will be allowed with you at the audition.
  • If you are disabled or a special needs artist, you will be allowed to bring one (1) person to the auditions to assist you.
  • We are judging you on your VOICE. Come dressed in a style that represents you as an artist. Do NOT come in "chicken costumes." We are looking for serious artists ONLY.


New York, NY - July 22/23
Izod Center, 50 State Route 120, ast Rutherford, New Jersey

Nashville, Tennessee - July 29/30
Municipal Auditorium, 417 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee

Atlanta, Georgia - August 5/6
Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia

Orlando, Florida - August 11/12
Loews Royal Pacific Resort, 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, Florida

Houston, Texas - August 17/18
Reliant Center - 2nd Floor, One Reliant Park (McNee entrance off Kirby Dr.), Houston, Texas

San Francisco, California - August 23/24
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Blvd., South San Francisco, California

Los Angeles, California - August 30/31
LA Forum, 900 West Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, California


Register online to receive an Artist Audition Pass and Check-In Time.


If you cannot attend an audition your can submit an audition video.  For instructions go to:

For more information do not contact venues directly send email to:

The Voice - Season 2 - Official Casting Webite:


   
On set, shooting the film Togetherness Supreme...

Image via Wikipedia

The Dallas Film Festival is scheduled for April 12th through April 22nd of 2012 and is a long time away but now is the time to get your entry in.

Awards will be given for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Texas Competition, Environmental Visions, Animated Short Film, Short Film, and Student Short Film.

Checklist:
  • Feature film submissions minimum running time of 60 minutes.
  • Short film submissions maximum running time of 25 minutes.
  • All submissions submitted on DVD only.  PAL accepted, but must be labeled as such.
  • All DVD submissions must be labeled with film title and running time.
  • Selected films must not have had major theatrical release or US broadcast prior to the Festival.
  • Selected films must not have had DVD sales on the Internet prior to the Festival.
  • In order for feature films to be considered for the competition, we require at least a Dallas-Fort Worth Premiere.

Submission Deadlines:
Early: October 28th, 2011
Regular:  December 2nd, 2011
Late: December 16th, 2011

Withoutabox Entry Form:

Dallas Film Society/Festival website:



   

Casting: SafeAuto Commercial

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The infamous SafeAuto jingle is the focus of a nationwide contest.  Fans can create their own versions of the song and film themselves performing it.  Submissions will be accepted until January. 

Winners of the contest will receive $5,000 as well as a spot on a television commercial.  The company will also go on a tour to film applicants doing their version of the song.  They will be visiting these cities:

Chicago: July 15-16, 2011
Myrtle Beach: August 4-5, 2011
Philadelphia: August 5-7, 2011
Phoenix: September 8-10, 2011
Houston: October 7-9, 2011
Nashville: October 22-23, 2011
Columbus: November 5-6, 2011

For more information, visit http://www.safeauto.com/dothejingle
   
Ryan Seacrest at the Seattle auditions of Amer...

IRyan Seacrest - Host of American Idol (mage by Jmk7 via Wikipedia)

American Idol Season 11 will be holding auditions soon.  The show will air in 2012


St. Louis
Registration: June 26th - 27th
Auditions: June 28th
Scotttrade Center
1401 Clark Ave
St. Louis, Missouri

Portland
Registration: June 30th - July 1st
Auditions: July 2nd
Rose Garden
1 N. Center Court St
Portland Oregon

San Diego
Registration: July 6th - 7th
Auditions: July 8th
Petco Park
19 Tony Gwynn Drive
San Diego, California

Pittsburgh
Registration: July 13th - 14th
Auditions: July 15th
Heinz Field
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charleston
Registration: July 20th - 21st
Auditions: July 22nd
North Charleston Coliseum
5001 Coliseum Dr.
North Charleston, South Carolina

Denver
Registration: July 27th - 28th
Auditions: July 29th
Invesco Field at Mile High
1701 Mile High Stadium Circle
Denver, Colorado

Houston
Registration: August 24th - 25th
Auditions: August 26th
Reliant Park
1 Reliant Park
Houston, Texas

Audition Information:

Facts about the auditions:

Release Form:

Rules: