Open Casting Calls and Workshops at Actorfest Los Angeles
Be There. Be Seen. Get Noticed.
California Market Center, Los Angeles
Registration is now open, so register now before things sell out!
Select LA and then click on register
THIS YEAR @ Actorfest, participate in open casting calls, network with the industries best in the networking café and check out the exhibit hall designed for you to get all the tools of the trade.
OPEN CASTING CALLS WITH:
MEET AND DROP SESSIONS WITH:
More to be announced...
Don't miss our excellent lineup of WORKSHOPS given by top casting directors, agents and managers.
And included in these workshops will be the Latino Industry Panel, Programmed by NALIP!
Enter the promo code NALIP08 for 10% OFF your total registration for any workshops!
Check out the complete schedule of workshops at: www.actorfest.com
Click on LA then the workshops tab of the tool bar for pricing and more detailed information and get the skills you need to take your career to the next level. Sponsored by: Stella Adler Studio of Acting
For those in New York, there is also an Actorfest, on November 15, 2008. Actorfest New York basic registration is free and includes the exhibit hall, open casting calls, and the networking cafe (the workshops have fees associated). Register online at http://www.backstage.com/bso/actorfest/ny/index.html
Call for Submissions: Film Independent's 2009 Directors Lab
Film Independent is now accepting submissions for its 2009 Directors Lab. A maximum of ten directors will be chosen for this intensive program designed to help directors working in independent film improve their craft.
The primary focus of the Lab is on learning to work with actors and
the rehearsal process.
• Under the guidance of the lab instructor, Directors Lab Fellows workshop select scenes from their feature projects.
• Fellows go through a mini-production, learning how to break down a script into a shot list, collaborate with cinematographers, and construct a scene in the editing process.
• Film Independent provides the Lab participants with camera and sound packages to shoot their scenes.
A secondary goal of the program is to help advance the careers of the Lab Fellows by introducing them to film professionals.
• Directors Lab Fellows receive complimentary admission to the Director Series as well as a pass to the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.
• Lab Fellows have one-on-one meetings with established directors and other industry professionals who act as advisors on the participant’s projects.
Past Lab Instructors include:
Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging, Things Behind the Sun)
Anthony Drazan (Hurlyburly)
Rodrigo García (Passengers, Nine Lives)
Keith Gordon (The Singing Detective, Waking the Dead)
Vondie Curtis Hall (Gridlock’d, Waist Deep)
Charles Herman-Wurmfeld (Kissing Jessica Stein, Legally Blonde 2)
Nicole Holofcener (Friends With Money, Lovely and Amazing)
Jeremy Podeswa (Fugitive Pieces The Five Senses)
Andrew Wagner (Starting Out In The Evening)
2009 DIRECTORS LAB RUNS FEBRUARY 2 – MARCH 30, 7PM
(Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday)
Deadline: November 3, 2008 (postmarked)
• $55 Film Independent members
• $75 non-members
For an application visit www.FilmIndependent.org
Sponsored by: KODAK
Call for Submissions: 2009 WGA Documentary Screenplay Award
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) will be accepting submissions for the fifth annual WGA Documentary Screenplay Award from now through December 3, 2008. Nominees will be announced on January 7, 2009, and the award will be presented at the 2009 Writers Guild Awards ceremony on February 7, 2009, held simultaneously at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.
To be eligible for award consideration, documentaries must contain an on-screen writing credit, have been exhibited theatrically in either New York or Los Angeles for one week in 2008, and be feature length (over 40 minutes); documentaries need not be written under WGA jurisdiction and writers may or may not be Guild members but do agree to join the Nonfiction Writers Caucus.
Entry forms and complete eligibility requirements can be found at: http://www.wga.org/awards/awardssub.aspx?id=2946#docrules
Nonfiction Writers Caucus information is available at: http://www.wga.org/organizesub.aspx?id=1123#nonfiction_caucus