1/03/2017

#StageOpps #StageOppsJan17

and WomenArts present

















#StageOpps
#StageOppsJan17
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for women only.


SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

Conversations in America: Under the Gun
The Women In the Arts and Media Coalition is sending out a call for submissions for our new series: Conversations In America. This first artistic conversation is called “Under the Gun.” Submissions will be accepted until January 22, 2017 with a performance date in March.
“I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners' rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton 
The series will be a creative evening of works that attempt to reach beyond emotions and find ways to discuss critical issues in America. This first conversation is about the gun violence problem in the United States. Yelling and screaming have not changed a thing, so what might?
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
J.K. Rowling
We are asking you, our members, to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, film, make music, and/or dance to a better understanding of this volatile subject where entrenched and automatic responses have become knee jerk reactions on both sides of the conversation. 
We will host a gala evening to display, discuss, enlighten and begin to mutually develop a way to dialogue the many sides of this issue that affects all of us daily.  We are seeking to construct an understanding and develop movement on this issue through our art.  How can we talk away the fear - on both sides of the discussion – and find a place of understanding that supports all of our rights? 
We all acknowledge that this is an uncomfortable talk to have.  How do we start the conversation without shutting each other down?  
“Art has the power to build connection and empathy”
John Legend
We are looking for: Short plays and Monologues, Short Films, Music, Poetry, Dance Pieces, Paintings, Photographs, Performance Art, and written and performed pieces with a running time of 10 minutes or less.
A female-identified member of one of our full or affiliate member organizations must submit and be the primary engine of the project submitted, but it may have any additional collaborators, female or male, members and non-members.
The deadline is Sunday, January 22nd, at 11:59pm. Yup! You, too, are under the gun. What are you waiting for?

Using the SpecialOpps code for #ScreenOpps subscribers will get you priority in the reviewing process! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


PROJECT SUBMISSIONS


Headwaters New Play Festival
To be considered for the Headwaters New Play Festival, a play must never have had a professional production and the playwright must be available to attend the workshop week (August 21-26, 2017). Since 2015’s festival, our goal has been to more accurately reflect the diversity of human experience by reserving one of our two slots for a female playwright. We will continue this at this season’s festival.
  • When/Where:  August 21-26, 2017 in Creede, CO
  • Deadline: February 16, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The Headwaters program is the source of new plays of the West: plays set in the current, historic, or mystic western United States; plays by playwrights originally from or living in the West; plays that deal with themes connected to the real or mythic West; and plays that re-imagine what “West” means.
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays 
  • Address: Creede Repertory Theatre, Attn: Headwaters, PO Box 269, Creede, CO 81130
  • Contact: headwaters@creederep.com 
  • Submission Information

East End Fringe Festival
This diverse and intimate theatrical event will debut Summer 2017 at the historic Vail-Leavitt Music Hall.  As a catalyst for cultural and community development, The East End Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous emerging and established artists, appreciative audiences and supportive businesses and organizations to foster the growth of creative arts on Long Island.
  • When/Where: July 26- August 6, 2017 in Riverhead, NY
  • Deadline: Early Bird December 15, 2016, Regular March 16, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free before December 15, 2016, $25 after 
  • Eligibility: We are interested in receiving new, creative and edgy works from a very diverse population, all inclusive.
  • Categories: Plays and Poetry
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: eastendfringefestival@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

Festival of New Theatre
We are looking for bold, theatrical voices and are passionate about supporting the craft of both emerging and established writers in service of our commitment to developing new work for the American theatre. The purpose and power of the theatrical event has always been to come together in the theatre and discover a new understanding of ourselves. By developing and producing work that explores and celebrates the human experience, we engage in a dialogue about what it means to be human, what it means to be an American and what it means to be a global citizen, in the 21st century. 
  • When/Where: 2017 in Rochester, NY
  • Deadline: Window to submit January 1- April 30, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: Please do not send us the first draft of a play. Due to the number of scripts we receive, we can only read any play one time, so make sure you are sending us your best work. Plays for consideration in our play development series must not have had more than one production at another theatre.
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays
  • Address: 75 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14607
  • Contact: 585.232.4382
  • Submission Information

Humana Festival
Since its inception, the Humana Foundation has placed an emphasis on civic and cultural development in communities where Humana has a meaningful presence. In a long-standing and thriving partnership, the Humana Foundation supports Actors Theatre of Louisville and its remarkable Humana Festival of New American Plays, demonstrating a joint commitment to artistic exploration and appreciation at home, across the region and around the globe
  • When/Where: March 17-19, March 24-26, March 31- April 2, April 6-9, 2017 in Louisville, KY
  • Deadline: Year round but recommended by August 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: New, previously un-produced full-length plays from literary agents. If no agent, submit a letter of inquiry along with a synopsis and a 10-page selection from one of your plays. 
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays
  • Address: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Contact: 502.371.0956 
  • Submission Information



SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Martha's Swan Day Song Competition
I am happy to report that as part of my birthday celebration this year, I have decided to create a Support Women Artists Now Day Song Contest.  I am donating $1,500 to WomenArts today to create 8 cash prizes – one for $500, 2 for $250, and 5 for $100 for songs that celebrate the diversity and power of women’s creativity. 
  • Deadline: January 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: 
  • Categories: Spring is a combination of full-lengths, short plays, and musicals, children's plays, a Variety division (Magic Acts, Improv, Stand-up, Cabaret, Sketch Comedy, etc), the Short Play Lab, and staged readings.
  • Contact: john.chatterton@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

Midtown Festival
MITF is now committed to three Festivals. MITF: Spring is entering its second season. Our Midtown location is safe, clean, convenient, and close to the offices of industry members. It is the Festival of tomorrows' producers today! We set ourselves apart from other festivals because: (1) we are the Festival where new producers work alongside seasoned pros and (2) we have implemented a new Profit Sharing Policy (PSP).* Every play now has the opportunity to earn their piece of the pie!  
  • Deadline: For Short Subjects and Full-length plays is February 4, 2017; For Variety Acts and Short Play Lab is February 18, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free but $250 fee for Staged Readings
  • Eligibility: Short Subjects and musicals 30 - 60 min. long, Full-lengths and musicals 61-90 min. long, Easy to produce in a no-frills festival. AEA showcases are welcome. Any genre. (Short subjects using guns as props will not be considered; full-lengths can use guns as props). Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF File. Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format. The estimated running time of the play must be clearly indicated.
  • Categories: Spring is a combination of full-lengths, short plays, and musicals, children's plays, a Variety division (Magic Acts, Improv, Stand-up, Cabaret, Sketch Comedy, etc), the Short Play Lab, and staged readings.
  • Contact: john.chatterton@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

WomenArts Blog
As part of our celebration of SWAN Day 10, we want to feature new voices in the WomenArts Blog. We are especially interested in writers who can provide diverse perspectives in terms of race, class, religion, age, sexual preference, gender identity, disability or other characteristics.  We will pay for every article we publish that has not been published elsewhere.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Our maximum fee will be $200 for articles of 500 – 1,000 words that we publish that have not been published elsewhere.  The fee will be negotiated on a case by case basis for shorter or previously published articles. WomenArts reserves the right to edit every article, and we will retain non-exclusive publishing rights. The author will have the right to publish the article on her own website or elsewhere after we have published it.
  • Eligibility: We prefer articles that are 500 – 800 words in length. It is extremely rare for us to publish articles longer than 1,000 words.  We will also consider shorter articles if they fit one of the categories below.
  • Categories: Inspiring Women – Articles about extraordinary or inspiring women artists and their accomplishments; articles about women artists overcoming obstacles; reports on festivals of women artists. Gender Parity Research & Actions – Articles summarizing research studies, legal actions, demonstrations or other activities related to the struggle for gender parity in any art form. Helpful Resources – Articles with tips for women artists on publicity, fundraising, crowd-sourcing, job-hunting or other business aspects of their work; articles about helpful directories, websites or other resources.
  • Contact: 510.868.5096
  • Submission Information

**Chameleon Theatre Company**
Chameleon Theatre Company is a Philadelphia-based company producing theatre from a woman’s perspective, especially plays dealing with issues such as gender, sexuality, feminism, ageism and violence. We tell stories from underrepresented social and political perspectives and about lesser-known female historical figures whose achievements deserve a wider audience. Chameleon performs new work and Philadelphia premieres and pursues production opportunities nationally and internationally.

The Old Red Barn Reading Series 
A new, two day reading series on June 23rd and 24th, 2017 dedicated to showcasing the talents of rural playwrights who currently reside in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
  • Deadline: January 20, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Playwrights from rural or under developed areas in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Or to be more specific, if you live somewhere other than Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, or D.C., then you’re fine. Harrisburg PA, for example, would qualify.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: 348 Parsons Rd. Aurora, WV 26705
  • Contact:  boxoffice@totltheatre.org 
  • Submission Information

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      
  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.
  • Application Fee: None.
  • Eligibility: SWAN Day unites women around the world. SWAN Day celebrates the diversity of women’s creativity and builds cultural bridges. SWAN Day helps women artists build support networks that sustain them all year. SWAN Day teaches women artists that they have tremendous power when they work together and help each other.
  • Categories: New Songs
  • Contact: (510) 868-5096
  • Submission Information


ONSTAGE

Brunch Theatre at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe
  • Casting a full company of actors for our third production of Brunch Theatre, "Bangerz & Mash." Brunch Theatre is a millennial geared theatre company that aims to get millennials back to the theatre. We provide fresh brunch along with new sexy, funny, socially relevant material. Performance includes 6-7 new short plays, with live music performed throughout.
  • Auditions: By Appointment January 8, 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearses Jan & Feb 2017. Performances at Nuyorican Poet's Cafe March 4-6 and 11-13 in NYC.
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

Lincoln Center Theatre
  • Pipeline directed by Dominique Morisseau
  • Auditions: EPA January 5, 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin May 11, 2017; previews begin June 15; opens July 10; closes Aug. 27 in NYC.
  • Pay: $861/wk. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract
  • Audition Information

Half Moon Theatre Company
  • Your, Annie by Enid Futterman, libretto; Michael Cohen, music; Molly Renfroe Katz, exec. dir.; Patty Wineapple, producing dir.; Kristy Grimes, managing dir.; Joyce A. Presutti, casting dir.; Michael Schiralli, artistic dir.; Nathan Perry, music dir.
  • Auditions: January 7, 9, 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin March 7; runs March 25-April 2 with possible ext. through April 4 at The Culinary Institute of America's Marriott Pavilion in Hyde Park, NY. 
  • Pay: $309/wk. Equity SPT Tier 3 Contract
  • Audition Information

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.

BACKSTAGE

Director's Lab
It is a series of workshops, readings, rehearsals, investigations, roundtable discussions, and studio productions to provide young directors with an intensive study of their craft while fostering collaborative relationships among a peer community of artists.
  • Position Type: Workshop
  • Eligibility:  The Directors Lab is geared toward professional directors in early career stages and is free of charge.  The Lab is not open to students, or those planning to return to school. It is designed for emerging directors who are working professionals, who have finished their studies. And studies are not required - many Lab directors are working directors who have never gone to college.
  • Application Information

PSM/Tech Team Supervisor 
We are looking for an intrinsic member of our team. Our small repertory theatre company is looking for a Tech Team Supervisor/Production Stage Manager.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: his position is ideal for someone good at time management, organization, and dealing with multiple deadlines who can maintain a good attitude and foster a good relationship with supervisors, actors, and directors. We are looking for a team player who can take a leadership role when necessary. We are a repertory company that runs six mainstage productions per year in rep with our flagship show "Plain and Fancy". We also have one production in our lab space, two kid's day camps, and two small (two performance days) children's productions. The venue is occasionally also used for community events (like weddings). The Tech Team Supervisor is not expected to work all of these events, but is required to provide support, communication, and organization regarding the use of the venue to other tech team members, supervisors, and actors.
  • Application Information

Wig/Make-Up Artisan
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre is seeking individuals to serve as Wig and Make-Up Artisans for our 2017 summer season. Each summer UFOMT produces 6 main stage productions. All shows perform in repertory. Wig and Make-Up staff members build, changeover, and provide run support for all shows. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Qualified applicants should have a strong background in styling and application, ventilation experience, and should be highly motivated and ready to work in a fun and exciting environment in the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah. Cosmetology license a plus.
  • Application Information

Artistic Director
59E59 Theaters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: An innovative thinker and a brave visionary who is financially knowledgeable. A demonstrable success record as an accomplished theater artist, with experience in a diverse repertoire. Minimum education Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate Degree is a plus. Minimum of eight years of significant professional artistic experience and responsibility as an artistic director, programmer, freelance director, producer, literary manager, or another artistic leadership role. Experience in theater management in environments of comparable scope and scale. Experience supervising and mentoring staff through feedback, coaching and professional development. Eligible to work in the United States.  
  • Application Information


FUNDING


Princess Grace Theatre Awards
APPRENTICESHIPS and FELLOWSHIPS for artistic compensation for an individual artist (exclusive of benefits) nominated by a professional, non-profit theater company. Nominees may not have worked with the company for more than five years at the time of application. Please note, the strength of the partnership between the company and the artist is taken into serious consideration during the adjudication process.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Please make sure the link submitted is live and accessible by March 31, 2016 through July 31, 2016 to give the panel ample time to view the sample. It is strongly recommended that live streaming links be secure and you must provide the Princess Grace Foundation-USA with passwords. The total of all selections must not exceed 10 minutes. Samples longer than 10 minutes will not be viewed. Please submit at least one monologue and one scene work sample. Please ensure that the performer is clearly visible. In at least one piece, please position the camera to enable a static shot framing the performer’s body from the waist up.
  • Address: PGF-USA 150 East 58th Street, 25th Floor New York, NY 10155
  • Contact: grants@pgfusa.org 
  • Application Information


RESIDENCIES

Green Olive Arts
Green Olive Arts is an international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco. Our mission is to resource creative individuals of both emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week to 4 months
  • Eligibility: 8 studio spaces are available. Applications will be assessed and Residencies awarded by our local Selection Panel according to caliber of the artist's work and fit of the artist's residency proposal with the goals and capacity of Green Olive Arts. Approved applicants may expect a phone interview request before a final decision.
  • Address: B.P. 10001 Sidi Al Mandri, Tetouan, Tetouan 93000, Morocco
  • Contact: arthouse@greenolivearts.com
  • Application Information

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #166
Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world.
  • Deadline: January 22, 2017
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: June 25- July 2017
  • Eligibility: Programs require various documents that can include word documents, images, scores, sound files, or other materials. Some artists also require a document with links to online videos. The submission website does not allow you to edit your files after you complete your submission.
  • Address: 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168
  • Contact: iriascos@atlanticcenterforthearts.org 
  • Application Information

Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311
  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com 
  • Application Information
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#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJan17

and WomenArts present












#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsJan17

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for women only.

Special Opportunity 

Conversations in America: Under the Gun

The Women In the Arts and Media Coalition is sending out a call for submissions for our new series: Conversations In America. This first artistic conversation is called “Under the Gun.” Submissions will be accepted until January 22, 2017 with a performance date in March.

“I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners' rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton 

The series will be a creative evening of works that attempt to reach beyond emotions and find ways to discuss critical issues in America. This first conversation is about the gun violence problem in the United States. Yelling and screaming have not changed a thing, so what might?

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
J.K. Rowling

We are asking you, our members, to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, film, make music, and/or dance to a better understanding of this volatile subject where entrenched and automatic responses have become knee jerk reactions on both sides of the conversation. 

We will host a gala evening to display, discuss, enlighten and begin to mutually develop a way to dialogue the many sides of this issue that affects all of us daily.  We are seeking to construct an understanding and develop movement on this issue through our art.  How can we talk away the fear - on both sides of the discussion – and find a place of understanding that supports all of our rights? We all acknowledge that this is an uncomfortable talk to have.  How do we start the conversation without shutting each other down?  

“Art has the power to build connection and empathy”
John Legend

We are looking for: Short plays and Monologues, Short Films, Music, Poetry, Dance Pieces, Paintings, Photographs, Performance Art, and written and performed pieces with a running time of 10 minutes or less.
A female-identified member of one of our full or affiliate member organizations must submit and be the primary engine of the project submitted, but it may have any additional collaborators, female or male, members and non-members.

The deadline is Sunday, January 22nd, at 11:59pm. Yup! You, too, are under the gun. What are you waiting for?

Contact at underthegun@womenartsmediacoalition.org

Using the SpecialOpps code for #ScreenOpps subscribers will get you priority in the reviewing process! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


Film Festivals


The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is a non-profit organization established to support the development and help expand the audiences of independent cinema from around the globe. The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema was founded by four local independent filmmakers with a passion to get movies made and to have those artistic voices heard. Understanding the struggle in todays film environment in showcasing independent cinema, their aim is to establish a presence and awareness of cinematic creativity throughout Kew Gardens Queens and the neighboring communities.
  • When/Where: August 4-13, 2017, New York, NY
  • Deadline: January 8 (Early Bird); February 19 (Regular); March 26 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $15- $75
  • Eligibility: Be available to screen by August 4, 2017. Filmmakers must provide the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema with a clean, clear print for projection. Filmmakers must provide the film for presentation in DCP or other acceptable HD digital formats (MUST be professionally authored) at the Festival’s sole discretion. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the digital transition of our screening location, we are unable to show film, HDCAM, or BetaCam formats.
    Not have been commercially screened in the US, or available for video or internet distribution prior to August 4, 2017. Be in their original language with English subtitles when applicable. Have been completed production within 2014-2017.
  • Categories: Non-Fictional or Fictional feature films of ALL GERNES accepted including Animation and Experimental. Must have a running time over 70 minutes in length. **UPDATE** Films that are over 40 minutes may also submit under this category.
  • Address: Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, 60 1 ave 12C, New York, NY 10009
  • Contact: info@kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com  
  • Submission Information

AMIIWorkFest
The AMII International Workshop and Film Festival highlights the creativity of a new generation of filmmakers inviting first, second and the third-time directors. Organized by Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator (AMII) -- one of biggest audiovisual educational centers in the Baltic States. It is a modern well-equipped facility with quality filmmaking gear that participants will use to make their films.
  • When/Where: May 19-21, 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Deadline: October 30 (Early Bird); January 30 (Regular); March 31 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: AMIIFest invite young professionals with his first, second and the third-time films aplicate and participate in the festival Event. During the Festival will be held at the seminars and international resellers team consultating. AMIIWorkFest will take place at AMII in Vilnius, Lithuania and invites to participate filmmakers all over the world.
  • Categories: We are open to works in any format, including narrative, documentary, experimental, and uncategorizable styles, with no minimum or maximum run time. Part of the program are the ability to complete the movie. We hope that will be a good chance young filmmakers to get inspiration and continue their dream.
  • Address: Senojo Minsko pl. 92 Rukainai parish, Bareikiškiai village Vilnius, Vilnius district LT-01110 Lithuania 
  • Contact: amiiworkfest@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

LA Indie Film Festival and Screenplay
Our dual emphasis is on “discovering” great talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the LA public, as well as, showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and well-known stars.
  • When/Where: March 2-12, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: November 12, 2016 (Regular); December 17, 2016 (Late); January 14, 2016 (Extended); January 28, 2017 (Screenplay Final Deadline)
  • Submission Fee: $35-$85
  • Eligibility: All entries must be in English or - SUBTITLED, DUBBED in English, unless special arrangements have been made with festival.
    Please write Title, Genre, Tracking ID, Running time, Contact Email on DVDs. All films selected for screening at the festival grant LA INDIE Film Festival the right to use stills and excerpts of up to two minutes for promotional purposes. Trailers will be provided by the applicant if requested. Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate Entry and fee. 
  • Categories: Feature: Narrative and Documentary; Shorts; Short Shorts, Web Series; TV Pilots; Animation; Music Video; Feature Screenplay; Short Screenplay; TV Pilot Script 
  • Address: 916 N. Formosa Ave. c/o The Actors Company Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
  • Contact: info@laindiefilmfest.com 
  • Submission Information



ONSCREEN


Lakeshore Drive –Short Film
"Lakeshore Drive" is a powerful Chicago story that deals with marginalized citizens and abuse of power. During a typical rideshare experience, the driver discovers his passenger is a transgender acquaintance from high school who is trying to escape from the dark world of prostitution. Later, he is threatened by her pimp, a crooked cop, into betraying her location, resulting in a difficult choice for the driver.
  • Roles: Kim (Transgender African American, Hispanic; 25-35; Lead)
  • Audition: January 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses in Feb. and Mar. 2017; production slated for mid-April in Chicago, IL.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: $50/day, plus meals and travel expenses provided
  • Audition Information

Untitled Pilot- Scripted TV & Video
Casting a one-hour sci-fi thriller pilot.
  • Roles: Females (All Ethnicities, 21-28, Lead and Supporting)
  • Audition: January 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots summer 2017 in California.
  • Union: Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information


For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 


OFFSCREEN

Pro Video Camera Technician
AbelCine is a leading Digital Cinema and HD technology supplier to the motion picture, broadcast and new media industries. We offer sales, training, rental, repair and finance services to the professional production community with offices in NY, CHI and LA. Our NYC headquarters is currently seeking a Camera Repair Technician to join our growing Service team. The focus of this position is to provide preparation, repair, maintenance, cleaning and quality assurance of professional cinema and broadcast cameras and accessories. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, hard working individual to participate in our exciting and fast paced company.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical, hands on industry experience. Demonstrated A minimum of one year performing mechanical troubleshooting and repair. Skills and proficiency with soldering. Experience with electronics repair, mechanical repair and assembly. Familiarity with digital cinema formats, production, and post-production workflows (ARRI, Panasonic VariCam, and RED experience are a plus) Familiarity with professional HD equipment including lenses and accessories. Exceptional communication skills, including professional written and verbal communication. Ability to work autonomously, as well as with clients and coworkers to hit deadlines. Proficiency in reading mechanical and electronic schematics. IT skills and experience with Mac OS are a plus
  • Application Information


Sesame Studios YouTube Channel
An All-New YouTube Destination for Kids, From the Makers of Sesame Street! Sesame Studios features the same educational goodness as Sesame Street, but completely different. We are looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. 
  • Position Type: Flexible
  • Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older and be submitting original content
  • Application Information 

Director of Production
VOX STUDIOS is seeking a Director of Production (DOP) to oversee production management of projects produced in studio environments and in the the field. The ideal candidate will have a passion for video production with a strong inclination for studio & set operations. The role requires creative problem solving, leadership and organization. DOP reports to the Head of Production. The ideal candidate thrives in operations environments and embraces creative workflows.
  • Position Type: N/A
  • Eligibility: 7 years production management experience (from PA through Producer), Live Studio Based Production Management Experience as Production Manager, Assistant Director, or Producer. Diverse production experience (This can include Digital, Film, TV, advertising, scripted, doc & event), Deep Production Office Administrative Experience including payroll, budgets, schedules, travel memos, call sheets, production reports. Management experience with FT direct reports.
  • Application Information

Production Coordinator
Method Studios is currently in search of a Production Coordinator to join its Production team. The Production Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for assigned area of responsibility. They will facilitate the movement of shots between teams, coordinate daily reviews, and communicate status updates ensuring the delivery of shots on schedule.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: BA or BS in film, art, communications, or related field strongly preferred. Minimum 3 years experience in visual effects production or feature animation
  • Application Information



FUNDING


**Women in Cinema International Screenplay Competition**
We are looking for standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does.
  • Deadline:  December 10, 2016 (Early); January 16, 2017 (Regular); February 28, 2017 (Late)
  • Application Fee: $25 (Early); $35 (Regular); $45 (Late)
  • Eligibility: Quite simply, the writer must be a woman. There are no regulations on content or genre. If you are writing in a team, at least 50% of your team must be women. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. The rights to the submitted screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold. Entries may be adapted from the applicant's original work, works in the public domain, and from works to which the author owns all film rights—this should be noted in the entry form. 
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: admin@wicit.org
  • Application Information

Telefilm’s Micro-Budget Program
This program targets emerging Canadian talent, supporting them in the production and promotion of their first feature-length film, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement.
  • Deadline:  February 15, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Be a student or recent alumnus from a production program offered by one of the selected partners, or be a recent member of a film cooperative listed as a selected partner; have produced and/or directed at least one short film (i.e. 30 minutes or less), but not have produced and/or directed a feature length film (i.e. 75 minutes or more); submit a letter of recommendation from one of the selected partners. Note that each partner can only recommend one applicant per year; and be a Canadian citizen within the definition of the Citizenship Act, or a permanent resident within the definition of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. 
  • Address: 360 St. Jacques Street, Suite 500, Mail and deliveries - Suite 600, Montréal, Quebec, H2Y 1P5
  • Contact:  info@telefilm.ca  
  • Application Information

**Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographer**
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Grant is open only to productions that engage a female director of photography. Grant is only open to films shooting in the Continental United States.
  • Address: Digital Bolex, 707 S Broadway Suite #1223, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
  • Contact: +1 213 628 3191
  • Application Information

Jerome Foundation NYC Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program
The Jerome Foundation operates production grant programs for individual film and video artists who reside within five boroughs of New York City and Minnesota. These programs serve artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. It does not support installation, new media, or interactive work, which are subsidized in other Foundation programs.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Artists residing within five boroughs of New York City who work in experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production.
  • Address: Jerome Foundation, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 125, St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Contact: info@jeromefdn.org or call (651) 224-9431
  • Application Information
    

RESIDENCIES

18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Yes
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.
  • Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404
  • Contact:  (310) 453-3711 
  • Application Information
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12/06/2016

Coalition News December 2016




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from Women of New York

Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY
Tuesday, December 6
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paley Center for Media (in Midtown)



Join fellow professionals for mimosas, off-the-record insights and unmatched networking with NYC's top women in media, entertainment and tech. All genders are welcome!
Please take advantage of some of these exclusive discounts to attend. Registration, agenda and info can be found at www.melinc.com/ny (click the "Enter Promotional Code" link on the site to enter your discount).
· 
For individuals (open seating): Use the code PARTNER for 20% off tickets
For two people (open seating): Use the code BOGO for a two-for-one
Sessions include a Q&A with JUDY MCGRATH, the Founder and President of Astronauts Wanted and former Chairman-CEO of MTV Networks. 

The half-day conference gathers speakers, sponsors and attendees from ABC News, AMC Networks, Assembly Entertainment, The Associated Press, Astronauts Wanted, BRaVe Media Ventures, CBS News, Geek Girl Rising, go90, Google, HBO, National Geographic Channel, NBCU, New Form Digital, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, PBS, Tribune Media, Turner, United Talent Agency, Vertebrae VR, VH1 and more.
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from Sherry Eaker, Special Advisor to the Board of the Coalition



A true Double-Header Evening! All for $20!
AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITERS / 
AWARD-WINNING SINGERS!




Songs of RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT, MURRAY GRAND, RICK JENSEN, STEVEN LUTVAK, JOHN WALLOWITCH, GEORGE WINTERS
Sung by AARON LEE BATTLEMARY FOSTER CONKLIN, LINA KOUTRAKOSJAY ROGERSDEBORAH TRANELLI
IAN HERMAN, Musical Director
GERRY GEDDES, Director
TUESDAY, DEC. 6 at 9 pm at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30th St.
part of its Winter Rhythms series.
100% of the evening's proceeds benefit Urban Stages' Outreach Program

Use discount code
TENOFF for $20 tix!
from the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition




Submission Opportunity
Conversations in America: Under the Gun

The Women In the Arts and Media Coalition is sending out a call for submissions for our new series: Conversations In America. This first artistic conversation is called "Under the Gun." Submissions will be accepted until January 22, 2017 with a performance date in March.

"I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners' rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton

The series will be a creative evening of works that attempt to reach beyond emotions and find ways to discuss critical issues in America. This first conversation is about the gun violence problem in the United States. Yelling and screaming have not changed a thing, so what might?


"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." 
- J.K. Rowling

We are asking you, our members, to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, film, make music, and/or dance to a better understanding of this volatile subject where entrenched and automatic responses have become knee jerk reactions on both sides of the conversation. 

We will host a gala evening to display, discuss, enlighten and begin to mutually develop a way to dialogue the many sides of this issue that affects all of us daily.  We are seeking to construct an understanding and develop movement on this issue through our art.  How can we talk away the fear - on both sides of the discussion - and find a place of understanding that supports all of our rights? We all acknowledge that this is an uncomfortable talk to have.  How do we start the conversation without shutting each other down?  

"Art has the power to build connection and empathy" 
- John Legend

We are looking for: Short plays and Monologues, Short Films, Music, Poetry, Dance Pieces, Paintings, Photographs, Performance Art, and written and performed pieces with a running time of 10 minutes or less. A female-identified member of one of our full or affiliate member organizations must submit and be the primary engine of the project submitted, but it may have any additional collaborators, female or male, members and non-members.


The deadline is Sunday, January 22nd at 11:59pm.
Yup! You have a little over 2 months. You, too, are under the gun. What are you waiting for?

For more info, email us at: underthegun@womenartsmediacoalition.org 
Call for Committee Members!

We are looking for a few more fabulous arts & media professionals to become part of
our expanding committees,
to work alongside our board members, committee members, and organization leaders. 

For just a few hours a month, you will have the opportunity to participate
in the workings of the organization.

Committees include Communications (including Social Media),
Membership (bringing in new organizations and outreach),
Fundraising and Fiscal Sponsorship. 

If you are interested, please contact us immediately at volunteers@womenartsmediacoalition.org and give us your contact info--
also let us know if you're a member of any of our member orgs.
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