The Office of Motion Picture and Television Development posts employment, casting and training opportunities in the film and video industry. To submit an opportunity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the details.
Looking for more production job listings? Check out http://dcshorts.com/resources and www.productionhub.com.
Casting Call: Investigation Discovery Show
Casting lead roles for Investigation Discovery show (SFH 104)
Shoot dates: March 19 - 22, 2013
Rate: $150/day (non-union)
Female lead, Pat (104A)
- Caucasian female
- brown hair, chin length to shoulder length
- blue eyes
- must be able to do southern accent
Male lead, Tom (104B)
- Caucasian male
- light brown hair or dirty blonde
- blue eyes
- age 25-30
- tall, big guy, broad shouldered
- must be able to do southern accent
Please send headshot and resume to email@example.com
Volunteer Opportunity: DC Shorts: Become a Film Screener
DC Shorts Needs Film Screeners and Script Readers
Watch films/read scripts and help us select the ones we show in September.
Do you like film? Can you articulate your opinion in a few carefully crafted
sentences? Do you respect the opinions of others? Do you have the passion to
watch and evaluate 30-40 movies, or read 10-20 scripts? If so, then you will
make an incredible screener. This year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and
Screenplay Competitions expect a record number of films and scripts to be
entered - more than 1,500! In order to process these entries, we require
the integrity and dedication of our volunteer screeners and readers.
Detailed information online at www.dcshorts.com
Videographer: Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT! Pie Baking Challenge
Looking for a videographer to record upcoming Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT!
Pie Baking Challenge on Saturday, March 23 from 2 - 4 at Martha's Table; and
Tuesday, April 23 from 5-7 at Eatonville Restaurant (the finals and awards).
Only footage needed, editing is taken care of. Pay is $150 per event. Prefer the videographer have her/his own camera. Disk will be provided,or reimbursed (cash or blank disk).
The videographer will interview all the contestants and the judges as well as capture the event and especially the naming of the final five and winners.
More information is posted at www.shoutbakingchallenge.com
Video from last year are posted on these links:
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-939-0794.
DC 48 Hour Film Project
Registration for the DC 48 Hour Film Project is now open!
The DC 48 Hour Film Project is a competition where film teams have 48 hours
to write, shoot and edit a short film. To date, more than 1,000 DC, MD and
VA teams have competed over the years!
Join us this May 3-5. Your film will screen at the AFI Silver Theatre.
"It's the most fun you can have in a weekend!"
Casting Call: TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" Spinoff "Randy to the Rescue" Coming to DC
Casting brides who are getting married in 2013 and 2014 for an unscripted reality show that will air on TLC.
Shoot dates: 3/24/13-3/26/13
Shoot location: DC
TLC is looking for brides who are getting married in 2013 and 2014. Email them with your name, age, location, and wedding date ASAP to email@example.com.
Some wedding gowns need a train. Others require a semi-truck.
Last season, millions of viewers fell in love with Randy’s bridal style and practical advice for brides-to-be. He’s back at it again and The House that Casting Built is NOW CASTING Season 2 of the runaway summer-hit, TLC’s Randy to Rescue!
Have you watched Randy turn bridal dreams to realities and would love to walk down the aisle with the help of New York City’s premiere bridal expert? If your wedding budget or schedule just doesn’t allow a trip to the Big Apple, never fear! It’s Randy to the Rescue!
TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress fashion expert (and resident “FOB” – friend-of-the-bride), Randy, is heading off the floor of Kleinfeld and behind the wheel of a big rig to bring handpicked designer gowns to YOU! Once again, Randy will bring his favorite dresses, his unsurpassed wedding knowledge, and his signature “head-to-hem” styling approach to your hometown!
If you know of any brides with amazing stories and who would be a great fit for the show, please feel free to send them our way! We will be filming in Washington D.C. March 24-26 and are looking for brides who are getting married in 2013 and 2014.
If you love TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress but live miles away from Kleinfeld and New York City, now is your chance. Email us with your name, age, location, and wedding date ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro Bono Spanish Translator: Environmental Film Festival
The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital is seeking a Spanish-English translator pro bono to start as soon as possible.
Number of hours needed: 8 hrs per week for month of February, with more possible hours in March.
Tasks required: to translate copy for about 20 Spanish films and possibly contact and work with Spanish-speaking media in-print and online to discuss films.
Please contact Maribel Guevara, 202-342-2564 or email@example.com
Homeowner Casting Call: DIY Network
Third season of DIY network show is currently looking for DC/MD/VA homeowners to try new products and do-it-yourself projects for upcoming episodes. If you are a homeowner who loves do-it-yourself projects and trying new, cutting edge products, please submit the following to Yasmin@fogedgemedia.com:
1) Name, city, email, phone
2) Tell us about your family
3 Tell us about your previous DIY projects
4) Photos - Attach some recent photos of your family and your home.
Shoot dates: February - March 2013
All participants get to keep the products that they demo.
Male Non-Union VO talent: Clean Cuts
They are looking for voice talent who are male, nonunion and FROM Saudi Arabia. The client is very particular on this point. They don’t have a full project spec or timeline or pay rate yet, but if someone fits the criteria, and is interested and has a Social Security number, please contact Stephanie Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-237-8884 with a demo reel and/or request to audition.
Feature Film Freezer Burn: Call for Resumes
If you are interested in working as crew or talent on an upcoming film “Freezer Burn” being filmed in the District, please pass along resumes to the production office at email@example.com.
If you have any questions please call 310-727-2400.
Summer Intern: DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
Do you or someone you know want to intern at the DC Film Office? This year the DC Film Office is partnering with the Summer Youth Employment Program through the DC Government to provide summer internship opportunities for youth interesting in the film and television industry. Spots fill up quickly so please apply ASAP at www.summerjobs.dc.gov. Please indicate that you would like to intern at the DC Film Office. Please note, there is limited availability so there is a chance you may be placed somewhere else.
DC Shorts Mentors: 7 Workshops for Better Filmmaking
DC Shorts champions short filmmaking. Through the Mentors project, we encourage filmmakers to develop the skills to create outstanding short films. Taught by film professionals and peers, these interactive sessions are designed to build upon one another, creating skills needed to better compete in the festival circuit — or regional editions of the 48 Hour Film Project.
WEEKEND 1: The Story
Saturday, March 2, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Film begins and ends with the story. Yet for many filmmakers, crafting a succinct tale is often the most difficult part of the process. During this session, filmmakers will create a story based on the techniques from local storytellers. Then, participants will re-imagine the story as a poem, understanding how themes and mood affect every directorial choice. Finally, area improv comedy writers and performers will engage all participants to act out their stories, and learn how on-the-fly changes can strengthen the final concept.
Sunday, March 3, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Building upon the previous day’s work, participants will work hear tips and techniques from local writers on how to translate their story into a fully-realized screenplay. With assistance from writers and producers, participants will write a 3-5 page script. At the conclusion, the scripts will be read aloud, and each work will be critiqued.
WEEKEND 2: Behind the Scenes
Saturday, March 16 10:00am – 3:00pm
Producing is much more than tracking expenses. Learn from professional producers with local and national credits about what they really do to make find money, make their investors happy, negotiate spaces and equipment, work with the unions — and keep the director true to his/her vision. How do you find the right talent for your production? What are casting directors look for? We will examine casting from all angles — with tips for both filmmakers and actors. At the end of the session, participants will hold a cold-call casting session to select actors for the next day’s session
Sunday, March 17, 10:00am – 3:00pm
A director’s vision must be clear. But how do you impart that vision onto a diverse cast and crew? This day-long experience will bring local directors together to talk about their techniques and war stories. Actors chosen the day before will return for an exercise to rehearse a scene from a prepared screenplay (preferably the one created the weekend before.)
WEEKEND 3: Cameras, Lights & Microphones
Saturday, March 30 10:00am – 3:00pm
Visuals and sound are key to a quality film. First, meet area DPs and camera operators and learn special techniques to ensure that your shot is well framed, in focus — and at an exposure which will make for easier color correction. Learn to shoot under low-light, direct sun and other difficult conditions, and how to use a small light kit to improve any shot. Then learn why sound is more important to audiences than picture — no matter how beautiful. Learn from sound professionals the tips and tricks to obtain the a solid sound recording, why ADR is a myth, and ways to salvage what went wrong.
WEEKEND 4: I Made My Movie, Now What?
Saturday, April 13 10:00am – 3:00pm
The effective marketing of your film is an essential part of the creative process, yet one often overlooked. Filmmakers of every skill level will gain a thorough understanding of how to create effective and targeted promotional print, guerrilla and social media campaigns — for little cost.
Sunday, April 14, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Most independent films find an audience through the film festival circuit. Learn why a planned festival strategy will save money in the long-run, and how to find, research and apply to festivals worldwide. The session concludes with a Q&A panel with local festival directors — ask any question and learn what really happens in the programming room.
The workshops may be purchased individually or as a month-long pass.
Single Session – $30
Weekend Pass (both classes over a single weekend) – $50 (save $10)
Session Pass (all 7 classes) – $160 (save $50)
Register today at http://dcshorts.com/mentors
Space is limited. We recommend registering early.
FBR Media TV Series: Director of Photography and Editor
FBR Media is seeking a Director of Photography (DP) and a Final Cut Pro Editor to produce six (6) 25-minute episodes for SEASON 2 in an existing biomedical research TV series with worldwide distribution. Each episode of the show is filmed without scripting and on location at universities, medical institutions, physician’s offices, and at personal locations relevant to patients and their families. In many cases, research with lab animals is being filmed. The series has been licensed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for worldwide television distribution and each finished program must meet, or exceed, the technical specifications. Production of the six episodes will begin in February 2013 and all six episodes must be delivered to Post by December 1, 2013.
Rough Edit: Client strives for a shooting ratio between 5:1 and 7:1. Editor will be provided with an initial EDL v1.0 (edit decision list) to create the order of the show. Editor should provide an hourly rate and/or a daily rate (10 hour day) for the rough edit. The rough edit must be submitted via an FTP service with burned-in time code. The TRT of each show is 25:00:00.
Polished Edit: Editor will insert any and all animation sequences (provided by a third party vendor) into the polished edit according to the provided EDL v2.0. Editor should provide an hourly rate and/or a daily rate (10 hour day) for the polished edit. The polished edit must be submitted via an FTP service with burned-in time code. The TRT of each show is 25:00:00.
Final Edit: The Client will join the Editor for the final edit. Editor should provide an hourly rate and/or a daily rate (10 hour day) for the final edit. The final edit must be transferred to an external hard drive for Post House Mastering.
For more information contact:
818 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006
Maslow Media: Director, Sales & Account Management
The Maslow Media Group ("MMG") was founded in 1988 and is the industry leader in the field of staffing, crewing, production, and payroll services for the corporate media industry, broadcast and cable networks, the Federal Govt, and private production companies. MMG is on the GSA Federal Supply
Schedule, is a certified small woman owned company (WBE), and holds many corporate and government contracts covering a wide range of services in the video production industry.
Due to the growth of our Payrolling Services division, we are currently seeking a Director of Sales, Marketing & Account Management.
Summary: This individual will work in a team environment and have responsibility for developing and growing a client base for MMG's payrolling services division. This person will be marketing our services via telephone and in-person meetings with new and existing clients to expand the utilization of all of our services, including, creative services, crewing, and production staffing services. This position will not only develop new business opportunities but also managing ongoing engagements to deliver outstanding customer service. This person will represent MMG in industry trade associations to increase our presence within the video production and crewing industry.
-Lead and manage the sales process towards accomplishing results including, excellent growth revenue and increasing the client base.
-Work closely with the CFO and CEO in determining costing/pricing structures and added value services to increase new business and retention of existing clients.
-Develop and manage all sales proposals to include proper cost structures and terms of the service agreement.
-Stay abreast of all issues related to freelance classification in the video industry, plus issues related to compliance and co employment as it relates to the integrity of our service and our clients.
-Build high-volume client relationships and maintain key accounts.
-Oversee the day-to-day sales and account management operations for the payrolling services division, ensuring that the highest level of service, sales and professionalism are offered to clients, prospects and associates.
-Develop and facilitate quality presentations for qualified potential clients and industry specific events and show.
- Upsell MMG's staffing, crewing, and creative services divisions.
-Manage and qualify needs for all clients.
- Gather competitor information and gain market intelligence.
- Maintain contact with major clients and prospects to maximize sales and client satisfaction.
- Identify industry specific trade organizations to develop relationships for marketing and sales exposure.
-Foster long term successful relationships with existing trade organizations that MMG has a membership/presence.
- Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Business Administration or Finance
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a senior level sales/business development professional with B2B sales in the US market.
- Prior experience in the Payroll or Staffing industry highly preferred
-Prior experience in the media and video production field a PLUS
- Knowledge and familiarity with accounting, payroll, staffing, compliance and HR operations
- Excellent business development, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
-Must demonstrate perseverance and have a track record of achieving goals.
-Have a strong sense of urgency and commitment, with strong follow-up skills.
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and possess the ability to successfully multi task.
-Ability to work under pressure meeting continuing deadlines.
-Strong communication (both oral and written), organizational and customer service skills.
-Proficient with MS Office with a strong working knowledge of Excel and Access
-Must be an excellent presenter, and be fully capable of writing contracts and managing legal documents in this department.
Maslow Media Group offers a comprehensive compensation package to include a highly competitive salary plus commissions and company provided benefits. Qualified candidates should submit their resume with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maslow Media Group is proud to be an EOE/AA employer. We encourage women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Audiovisual Production Specialist: DC Office of Cable Television
The DC Office of Cable Television (OCT) is seeking an Audiovisual Production Specialist
The incumbent in this position assists with the creation of audiovisual productions consisting of recorded sound, narration and music as accompaniments to videodisk masters, multi-screen programs, automatic slide shows, museum-like exhibits or scenic and historic sites.
Works with producers to design and create graphic animations.
Works with producers and editors to create animated segment edited programs. Assists with constructing and developing visual identification for various programs to incorporate digitized video into graphic animations.
Assists higher level specialist in making logistical arrangements, such as assembling cast members and scheduling recording sessions in public places; supports the administering of contracts for production crew, professional actors and state-of-the-art editing services.
Supports the production of important public service announcements for televising on District cablecast.
Assists in directing and recording live broadcast of unrehearsed interactive video conferences such as legislative hearings held by the Council. Supports the technical on air set-up on OCT's channels.
Executes directives set by the director of television programming for constructing and maintaining the 24-hour, seven days a week web streaming operation for each channel.
How/Where to Apply
www.dchr.dc.gov or (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.
Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.
Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.
Story House Productions: Development Associate Producer
Award-winning STORY HOUSE Productions is actively seeking a Development Associate Producer with experience in at least TWO of the following areas:
Casting: Must be able to find people who are hidden gems among the masses. Need a strong understanding of reality television and be able to recognize what makes a good reality “character”. This job requires a person who is charismatic, trustworthy, and can befriend strangers easily. Must be willing and excited to travel often in order to track down the next great reality star.
Writing: Must possess superior writing skills. Should have experience writing sales pitches and development proposals and should be eager to develop written treatments. **Candidates should include a writing sample with their application- this can be a sales pitch, a development proposal, an article, etc.
Producing: Must have experience successfully producing taster tapes and must feel confident filming potential talent for character reels. Should be able to shape a taster tape from development, planning, execution, guiding an editor, and completion.
All interested candidates should have at least 2 years in the television industry or comparable experience. Candidates should be passionate about television and have a thorough understanding of non-fiction television. Candidates must be creative, constantly on the lookout for new ideas, eager to participate in brainstorms, and willing to go above and beyond to find the next big character or show idea.
To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please write your areas of expertise in the subject line of your email. For example: Casting & Producing AP or Casting, Writing, & Producing AP.
PLEASE NO CALLS.
Post Producer Writer
Looking for a seasoned Post Producer/Writer to start immediately on a
crime based show in Washington DC. Excellent storytelling ability and
strong writing background a must. Experience in True Crime genre a
plus. The schedule is fast-paced, and candidate must be able to turn
around scripts quickly and work with editors to meet delivery deadlines.
Please send resume and cover letter to Kathryn Temple at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meridian Hill Pictures: Editorial Director
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR (full-time, salary with benefits)
Meridian Hill Pictures is an innovative production company dedicated to producing, teaching, and sharing documentary films that inspire meaningful community participation and engagement. Based in Washington DC, Meridian Hill Pictures has built a reputation as a unique and dynamic team of award-winning filmmakers skilled in crafting films that advance dialogue and impact broad audiences.
Meridian Hill Pictures is seeking to hire an Editorial Director to join the Meridian Hill Pictures storytelling team. The position offers an ideal opportunity for a talented, creative and enterprising editor to exercise their artistry on a diverse range of interesting and challenging projects. The ideal candidate will be a person who loves to spend their days in the edit suite delving into footage to craft unforgettable stories and sharing their passion with community members experiencing the filmmaking process for the first time.
The Editorial Director will serve as the studio’s primary editor for in-house independent documentary productions — both feature-length documentaries and shorts. The ideal candidate will have great skill and finesse in creative, non-fiction storytelling techniques. S/he will have experience as lead editor of a feature-length documentary filmed in a verité style and will have edited films that have enjoyed festival, theatrical or televised distribution. S/he will be passionate about crafting compelling stories through the editing process and committed to community-based and participatory filmmaking approaches. We seek a candidate who excels at editing footage they have not necessarily filmed themselves. S/he will be enthusiastic about bringing their own strong individual creative and artistic sensibilities into a highly collaborative environment where ideas are respected and embraced.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Demonstrated artistic ability to craft compelling and cohesive non-fiction stories from large quantities of footage collected over extended periods of time
- Credits/portfolio including feature and short documentary films that have received festival, theatrical or televised distribution and critical success
- Demonstrated mastery managing digital/tapeless HD media post-production workflows
- Mastery of Final Cut Studio, Adobe Premiere and Creative Suite, and content delivery to a variety of formats
- Demonstrated experience working with other non-fiction production companies, funders, distributors, and community-based organizations
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Strong project management, organizational, research skills and ability to work on deadlines
- Ability to creatively and independently capture strong visuals and sound in verité environments with professional-grade HD camcorders and sound equipment
- Interest in community/local history of the Washington DC area
- Editing long-form documentary films in collaboration with the studio’s director and producer
- Editing short-form documentaries and educational projects
- Educating diverse groups of students and community members about editing and post-production through participatory filmmaking
- Strengthening the technical workflow of the studio’s digital media production, including media management and project output
- Managing post-production interns
- Occasional writing for development and marketing
- Occasional work with web developers on digital outreach for films
- Occasional on-location filming and audio recording
Salary is competitive and based on experience. The position is paid on a full-time, salaried basis with excellent benefits including an employer-sponsored healthcare plan, paid holidays and time-off, employer-sponsored continuing education, and access to the company’s community garden plot. Meridian Hill Pictures studio is based in NW Washington DC, in the Josephine Butler Parks Center, a multi-organization “greenhouse” for advancing green spaces and rebuilding communities in DC. The position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced, entrepreneurial editor seeking an opportunity to flourish creatively and professionally at an exciting and growing mission-driven company.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in working with Meridian Hill Pictures, along with a resume and portfolio reel link to Lance@meridianhillpictures.com. Meridian Hill Pictures is seeking to fill the position as soon as the strongest candidate is identified and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Meridian Hill Pictures is committed to a diverse workplace and is an enthusiastic equal opportunity employer.
Interface Media Group: Digital Tape Operator
Interface Media Group is looking for freelance “digital tape ops” with
experience working with AJA Ki Pro units. For our HD studio shoots, we
frequently record to Ki Pro in Pro-Res. This could include ISOs of the
cameras, the switched master record, and video playback during the shoot.
We are looking for someone familiar with the AJA Ki Pro unit who can set
them up before a shoot: record formats; audio settings; playback; and
overall settings of the machine.
Please reply back to:
Interface Media Group