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Entertainment Industry Opportunities - 10/3/11

Casting You Can Trust Every week Back Stage posts hundreds of casting notices and entertainment-industry opportunities in the BackStage.com Casting/Jobs Database. Check out the following sampling of 60 new notices — performance venues calling for talent, film festivals calling for entries, staff/tech/crew jobs, calls for scripts, casting workshops, competitions, open mikes, and more:

1. Shadow and the Wall Productions: 'DRAMAEROTICA 2012'
'DRAMAEROTICA 2012' Shadow and the Wall Productions is accepting submissions for Dramaerotica 2012, a festival of short erotic plays. Plays should be erotic dramas, comedies or monologues, but dramas strongly preferred. The plays wil... More

2. Doritos: 'CRASH THE SUPER BOWL,' COMPETITION
'CRASH THE SUPER BOWL,' COMPETITION Doritos is sponsoring Crash the Super Bowl, a short video competition to create a TV spot to air during Super Bowl XLVI. Based on how the broadcast TV spot is evaluated by USA Today's Ad Meter rank... More

3. Amazon.com: AMAZON STUDIOS, COMPETITION
AMAZON STUDIOS, COMPETITION Amazon.com is sponsoring a competition, awarding script, acting, voice over and filmmaking talent. The "Best Actor" award will be chosen from Feature Film or Dialogue Track submission. The online retailer has a f... More

4. Ma-Yi Theater Company: 'THE SUGAR HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE WILDERNESS'
'THE SUGAR HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE WILDERNESS' Ma-Yi Theater Company is seeking staff for The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness. Carla Ching, writer; Daniella Topol, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 11; runs Nov. 6-Dec. 4, 2011 in... More

5. Ted Eckel, unit production manager: PA, 'WELCOME TO THE BATES MOTEL' CREW
'WELCOME TO THE BATES MOTEL,' CREW, PA Ted Eckel, unit production manager is seeking crew for the feature-length independent horror film, Welcome to the Bates Motel. Ted Eckel, unit production mgr. Shooting overnights, Oct. 4-6 in Ph... More

6. Christ Church Cathedral: BC, 'GODSPELL'
BC, 'GODSPELL' Christ Church Cathedral is casting Godspell, the award-winning musical adaptation of the Gospel of St. Matthew. Kate Newman, Youth & Children's Ministry coord. Performances run May 25-26, at Christ Church Cathedral in... More

7. The Apollo Theater: APOLLO AMATEUR NIGHT
APOLLO AMATEUR NIGHT The Apollo Theater is seeking talent for the 2012 season of its Apollo Amateur Night. Producers states: "While being known for debuting acts such as Lauryn Hill and the late Michael Jackson, the Apollo Theater continues... More

8. Malek Mouzon: 'KINGS AND QUEENS'
'KINGS AND QUEENS' Malek Mouzon (writer/dir.) is casting Kings and Queens, set in a futuristic/classic Victorian style. The writer states: "The video will pretty much be a gay take on The LXD (League of Extraordinary Dancers) featuri... More

9. Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus: BROOKLYN CONTEMPORARY CHORUS
BROOKLYN CONTEMPORARY CHORUS Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus is seeking talent for its 2011-12 season, including Handel's Messiah and other concerts. Eileen Clark, contractor; Aaron Williams, artistic dir.-conductor. Rehearses Mon. nigh... More

10. Grant Wilfley Casting: GRANT WILFLEY FILM & TV CASTING AT ACTORFEST NY
GRANT WILFLEY FILM & TV CASTING AT ACTORFEST NY Grant Wilfley Casting is casting background for a number of current and future film and television projects. Current projects include: Boardwalk Empire, Pan Am, Person of Interest, Royal Pa... More

11. Penguin Point Productions: FL, ‘A LONG TIME AGO: THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK’
FL, ‘A LONG TIME AGO: THE EIGHTIES STRIKE BACK’ Penguin Point Productions is casting A Long Time Ago: The Eighties Strike Back, a musical for the Orlando Fringe Festival. Simon MacDonald, dir. Rehearsal dates TBA; runs May 2012 in Or... More

12. RAW Acting Studio: SCENE STUDY CLASS
SCENE STUDY CLASS RAW Acting Studio is seeking participants for an ongoing scene study workshop led by Guy Camilleri. "The intent of the class is to provide actors a safe, exciting and focused environment to cultivate their imagination and ... More

13. Mind The Art Entertainment: IMPROVISATION CLASSES
IMPROVISATION CLASSES Mind The Art Entertainment is seeking participants for its improvisation classes. Level 1 is for the beginner and those with no formal training, to learn the basics of how to free yourself up and think like an improvis... More

14. The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC): 'A HILARIOUS JOURNEY'
'A HILARIOUS JOURNEY' The Actor's Project NYC (TAPNYC), a company that assists its members in landing agents and getting work through industry showcases and plays, is casting A Hilarious Journey, a full-length theatrical showcase of ... More

15. On Location Tours: ON LOCATION TOURS, STREET TEAM
ON LOCATION TOURS, STREET TEAM On Location Tours, a TV and movie tour company, is seeking talent for a marketing position for street team promotions. Pauline Gacanja, casting. Commitment is approx. 15 hours/wk. throughout Fall 2011. Seek... More

16. The Pentacle Theatre: OR, 'WIZARD OF OZ'
OR, 'WIZARD OF OZ' The Pentacle Theatre is casting a fundraiser performance of Wizard of Oz, the classic children's story by Frank L. Baum, about a little girl from Kansas who, after a grand adventure realizes there is no place like... More

17. Philadelphia Theatre Company: PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY, APPRENTICE, PA
PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY, APPRENTICE, PA Philadelphia Theatre Company is seeking an apprentice for the 2011-2012 Season. Bridget Cook, assistant production manager. Season runs Oct. 2011-Jun. 2012, at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 So... More

18. EM Studios: UNTITLED SHORT FILM, MA
UNTITLED SHORT FILM, MA EM Studios is seeking cast and crew for an untitled film. This project was originally intended for YouTube, but may be a short or feature-length film. Eric Moser, contact. Shooting in the MA area (dates and locations... More

19. The Riant Theatre: 'THE STRAWBERRY ONE ACT FESTIVAL'
'THE STRAWBERRY ONE ACT FESTIVAL' The Riant Theatre is seeking submissions for the Strawberry One-Act Festival. Van Dirk Fisher, artistic dir. Festival runs March 1-11, 2012 at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC. Seeking—One-Act... More

20. Sony Pictures Entertainment: 'RESIDENT EVIL 5,' WALK-ON ROLE
'RESIDENT EVIL 5,' WALK-ON ROLE Sony Pictures Entertainment's "Face of the Fan" is seeking submissions for its online casting call for a walk-on role in the fifth installment of the Resident Evil film franchise. Constantin Film Inter... More

21. Certified.: FALL COLLECTION 2011
FALL COLLECTION 2011 Certified is seeking models for its website and clothing-line to shoot video and prints and to show off its new 2011 Fall Collection. Models shots will also be used for design purposes. Owner states: "We are a blog and ... More

22. The Food Network: NV, THE FOOD NETWORK'S 'CHOPPED'
NV, THE FOOD NETWORK'S 'CHOPPED' The Food Network is casting Chopped, featuring chefs who are "ready to take their game to the next level" on camera. Beth Schiff, casting dir. Shooting TBD. Seeking—Chefs: males and females,... More

23. NY Youth at Risk, Inc.: 'CASINO NIGHT III ANNUAL EVENT'
'CASINO NIGHT III ANNUAL EVENT' NY Youth at Risk, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is seeking a stand-up comic to host its Casino Night III Annual Event. Producer states: "Since 1985, Youth at Risk has committed to transforming the ... More

24. Green Mountain Energy: GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY SALES AGENTS
GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY SALES AGENTS Green Mountain Energy is seeking sales agents to teach prospects about renewable energy, Green Mountain's mission and products, and how they can help to "Change the Way Power is Made." Casey Schepp, recr... More

25. JUBILEE LLC: 'THE CENTURION, THE MUSICAL,' WORKSHOP, MA
'THE CENTURION, THE MUSICAL,' WORKSHOP, MA Jubilee LLC is casting a script development workshop for The Centurion, The Musical, a family drama centered on a 1st Century Centurion named Cornelius, and his fellow Christians in 64 AD pr... More

26. Adagio Players: WA, 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'
WA, 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' Adagio Players is casting A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday tale about an elderly miser who goes through a journey of self-examination to re-discover joy and the true meaning of Christmas. Mark Adrian, ... More

27. JDProductions: 'BOUND FOR BROADWAY' SINGER SHOWCASE
'BOUND FOR BROADWAY' SINGER SHOWCASE JDProductions is seeking talent for its upcoming Bound for Broadway industry-invited showcases. Producer states: "This is great for performers who need performance video footage. JDProductions is ... More

28. Manhattan Repertory Theatre: MRT'S ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION, $1000 PRIZE
MRT'S ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION, $1000 PRIZE Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking submissions for its Winter One Act Play Competition. Ken Wolf, artistic dir. Competition runs Jan. 11-28, 2012 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, ... More

29. Tres Artis: TRES ARTIS STUDIO FOR ACTORS
TRES ARTIS STUDIO FOR ACTORS Tres Artis Studio for Actors is seeking participants for its group ensemble. Producer states: "Tres Artis is a new exclusive community of theater, film, and TV artists providing affordable promotion, insight, an... More

30. Puffy Shirt Productions: 'LOVE PERSON'
'LOVE PERSON' Puffy Shirt Productions is seeking staff for Love Person, a four-part love story in Sanskrit, ASL and English. The play is structured around four Sanskrit love poems that influence and reflect the journeys of the char... More

31. Susan Xu: NYU, 'POSSESSION'
NYU, 'POSSESSION' Susan Xu (dir.) is casting Possession, a New York University undergraduate senior thesis short film shooting on black-and-white 16mm. Synopsis: "A dark fairytale/surreal mystery about a young woman who moves into he... More

32. TEN31 Productions: RI, TEN31 PRODUCTIONS
RI, TEN31 PRODUCTIONS TEN31 Productions, a performance art company, is casting performers from various backgrounds. Eric Auger, creative dir. Performances take place several times each week, with most jobs in the New England/New York, and .. More

33. Times Square International Theater Festival: UPDATED, TIMES SQUARE INT'L THEATER FESTIVAL
TIMES SQUARE INT'L THEATER FESTIVAL The Times Square International Theater Festival is seeking submissions. Producer states: "Kicking off the New Year with stimulating national and international theater performances in NYC, TSITF is a bra... More

34. Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment: 'SMOKY MOUNTAIN OPRY CHRISTMAS...,' TN
'SMOKY MOUNTAIN OPRY CHRISTMAS...,' TN The Smoky Mountain Opry (Pigeon Forge, TN) is seeking immediate staff for The Smoky Mountain Opry Christmas Spectacular. Wally Calderon, company mgr. Rehearsals begin mid-Oct. 2011; two-m... More

35. A Class Act NY: A CLASS ACT NY AGENT & MGR. SHOWCASE
A CLASS ACT NY AGENT & MGR. SHOWCASE A Class Act NY is offering an agent/manager showcase for young performers. Producer states: "A Class Act NY's agent/manager showcase gives young actors an opportunity to perform for 20 of NYC's most pres... More

36. Laura Rosenthal Casting: LAURA ROSENTHAL CASTING LAB
LAURA ROSENTHAL CASTING LAB Laura Rosenthal Casting LAB is offering upcoming auditioning workshops. Producer states: "Auditioning can seem scary, even to the most gifted and well-trained actor. It can feel like an uncertain process, where... More

37. Peter Stone: 'LETTING GO'
'LETTING GO' Peter Stone (writer-casting dir.) is seeking crew for Letting Go, a dramatic comedy about a man coping who is coping with the death of his mother and who, during his mourning process, meets a charming girl who rejuvenate... More

38. American Lutheran Church: FREE VOCAL WORKSHOPS
FREE VOCAL WORKSHOPS American Lutheran Church is offering free vocal technique workshops. Dr. Steven Kronauer, vocal coach. Seeking—Singers: males and females, 13-66+. Note: "The Music Ministry at American Lutheran Church is LGBT ... More

39. Ron Bush: MARKETING FOR ACTORS
MARKETING FOR ACTORS Ron Bush (personal marketing coach) is offering a "Marketing for Actors" class. Topics in this two-hour course will include, but will not be limited to: websites, headshots and résumés, postcards, business cards, how to... More

40. Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival: REEL SISTERS OF THE DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC
REEL SISTERS OF THE DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL, NYC The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, organized by African Voices and Long Island University's Media Arts Department, is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Reel Sisters, one of t... More

41. Gig Harbor Film Festival: GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, WA
GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, WA The Gig Harbor Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Our mission is to feature independent films that draw on the unifying power of film to promote understanding, tolerance, and global awarenes... More

42. St. Louis International Film Festival: ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL, MO
ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL, MO The St. Louis International Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Our mission is to promote the art of cinema and to expand the variety and availability of cinema experiences." Cliff Froeh... More

43. Loft Film Festival: LOFT FILM FEST, AZ
LOFT FILM FEST, AZ The Loft Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Loft, inspired by the untamed spirit of independent cinema, will showcase an eclectic range of new and classic films and champion the mavericks of the film ... More

44. Jacksonville Film Festival: JACKSONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL, FL
JACKSONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL, FL The Jacksonville Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Our mission is to provide year-round entertainment and educational opportunities, programs, and events to enrich the arts and culture of... More

45. The Actors Theater: THE ACTORS THEATER
THE ACTORS THEATER The Actors Theater is seeking new members. Producer states: "The Actors Theater is a new company that focuses on obtaining representation for its members as well as offering free classes in sketch comedy, improvisational ... More

46. Mill Valley Film Festival: MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, CA
MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL, CA The Mill Valley Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Known as a filmmaker's festival, Mill Valley offers a high-profile, prestigious, non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the b... More

47. Catch A Star Theatrical Players: 'ONE-ACT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION'
'ONE-ACT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION' Catch A Star Theatrical Players are inviting submissions for their One Act Playwriting Competition. The top six plays will receive $100 each and three performances at a One-Act Play festival in June ... More

48. CineSol Film Festival: CINESOL FILM FESTIVAL, TX
CINESOL FILM FESTIVAL, TX The CineSol Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "CineSol has served as a mecca for local aspiring filmmakers to fuse with industry professionals in a social setting perfect for networking." Henry... More

49. Astoria/LIC International Film Festival: ASTORIA/LIC INT'L FILM FESTIVAL, NYC
ASTORIA/LIC INT'L FILM FESTIVAL, NYC The Astoria/LIC International Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "The festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers, and f... More

50. The Friars Club: FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, NYC
FRIARS CLUB COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, NYC The Friars Club is seeking submissions to its second annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. Producers state: "Too often, talented comedy filmmakers aren't given the opportunity to showcase their work.... More

51. Terror Film Festival: TERROR FILM FESTIVAL, PA
TERROR FILM FESTIVAL, PA The Terror Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "We are deeply committed to the arts of filmmaking and screenwriting. We place no limitations on your experience level nor your status in the enterta... More

52. BendFilm Festival: BENDFILM FESTIVAL, OR
BENDFILM FESTIVAL, OR The BendFilm Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "BendFilm celebratees the brave voice of independent cinema through films, lectures, and education and offers intimate access to all the action: the jurors... More

53. Shriekfest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival: SHRIEKFEST FILM FESTIVAL, CA
SHRIEKFEST FILM FESTIVAL, CA The Shriekfest Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Shriekfest is dedicated to getting horror/thriller/sci-fi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve. P... More

54. Philadelphia Film Festival: PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL, PA
PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL, PA The Philadelphia Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "The festival is a 10-day festival featuring screenings, retrospective tributes, forums and panels, and receptions." J. Andrew Greenblatt... More

55. Orlando Film Festival: ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL, FL
ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL, FL The Orlando Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "The festival seeks to inspire student, future, and current filmmakers in the art of filmmaking and to enhance the movie-viewing experience in down... More

56. New Orleans Film Festival: NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL, LA
NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL, LA The New Orleans Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the New Orleans Film Festival, which has grown into a major showcase of local, regional, national, and ... More

57. Big Easy International Film Festival: BIG EASY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL, LA
BIG EASY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL, LA The Big Easy International Film Festival (based out of Los Angeles, CA) is seeking submissions. Producers state: "When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, it almost destroyed one of America's national trea... More

58. The Miami Short Film Festival: MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, FL
MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, FL The Miami Short Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "The festival is an avid supporter of local and international culture and arts, providing a powerful voice and leading tomorrow's world-ren... More

59. The Tight Shortz Short Film Festival: TIGHT SHORTZ SHORT FILM FEST, CA
TIGHT SHORTZ SHORT FILM FEST, CA The Tight Shortz Short Film Festival is seeking submissions. Producers state: "Our mission is to encourage creativity and spread positivity by influencing filmmakers, performers, and artists to stop waiting ... More

60. StrawHat Auditions: 2012 STRAWHAT CREW
2012 STRAWHAT CREW StrawHat (prod.) is seeking staff for summer theaters across the country. Kirsti Carnahan, exec. prod. Seeking—Set Designers; Costume Designers; Lighting Designers; Stage Managers; Techni... More

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