Week of May 30, 2016

Week of May 30, 2016
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After months of work, the Virginia Film Office has a streamlined new website. It was a collaboration between Richmond designers Brian Landis of The Hatchery! and Eric Gordon of Hot Brain. In addition to a new look, it also features refined content for the Locations, Filmography and all supporting pages.


The next Bijou Presents event will be the weekend of 6/10. Friday night is a members only screening of 3 films, including the Richmond premiere of a feature-length documentary. The same program will be repeated Saturday, open to all. Details soon.


The Five Minutes of Fame Film Festival is open for submissions. It will screen 8/20 at the Ashland Theater. All selected films will be screened/judged and winners receive a trophy. Enter this code for 1/2 off submission fee: DISC50


A local amateur filmmaker with professional grade equipment seeks other passionate filmmakers of all skills and skill levels for sporadic/ongoing collaboration. They’ll become part of a team dedicated to narrative/documentary shorts. Send an email


Sheri Lahris (on set acting coach to various Disney & Nickelodeon Stars) will host a mini-session film class. 6/8, 5:30 – 8:30, Elizabeth Davis Middle School, Chester, $60 (she’s donating 50% to a local children’s theatre). Send an email to reserve your spot.


A special screenwriting seminar by Will Akers (lifetime member of WGA, produced scriptwriter, published author and university teacher) will cover the essentials to make sure your screenplay doesn’t suck. 7/10, 12:30 – 8:30, BES STUDIOS. $50 for non-VPA members ($35 for members). Tix on sale 5/26 at the VPA site.


The Christian Broadcasting Network is casting for a documentary reenactment about the life of Pocahontas and they’re looking for a 3-year-old that looks Native American. Shooting in the Richmond/Jamestown area on 6/14&16, paid. Send an email with H/R (how many 3-year-olds have resumes?).

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