Week of August 1, 2016

Week of August 1, 2016
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As I hinted last week, it’s now official: PERMANENT is an indie comedy written and directed by Colette Burson starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson. They’ll be shooting in central VA area thru mid-August. Burson was co-creator of HBO’s “Hung” and a grad of UVA. She based the film on an incident that occurred at her middle school in Abingdon.

They’re also accepting applications for background actors, including teenagers ages 12-14 and adults of all ages. Also seeking experienced swimmers, divers and people with karate experience, plus period American cars (1969 – 1981). Click here for details.
 

Speaking of productions, It’s been announced that TURN has been renewed for the 4th and final season to air 2017.

 

The 2016 James River Short Films is accepting entries thru 9/30. This juried contest awards $2000 in prizes and entry fee is $20. The event is 12/2, 6:30pm, VMFA.

 

Learn the art of visual storytelling by writing, shooting and acting in an original short film.  Professional filmmakers and actors will lead students through all aspects of movie-making. Mon – Fri, 8/15 – 26, 9am – 4pm, for students 12 – 18, $550, in the Digital Arts Lab of the Genworth BrightLights Education Center in the Dominion Arts Center. No prior experience needed. Click here for details.

 

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