Sunday, September 14, 2014

Casting Notices (Non Union) and Crew Jobs

Casting Notices

Now Casting - short film -  Halina - NonUnion
Warm Milk Productions Inc. is casting "Halina," a sci-fi drama about a young woman hired by a reclusive billionaire to care for a mysterious and lifelike humanoid robot. 

If you or someone you know would be interested in appearing in our next production, send your pics, résumés, videos and other materials to casting at 

Casting is October 10-12 on Long Island. Rehearsals are in November and shooting begins early December. 

Pays $100 per day plus travel and meals are provided.

Available Roles:

Mischa (Lead): Female, 20-36, Any ethnicity, likable, sweet, somewhat awkward, subservient with her job.

Halina (Lead): Female, 20-46, Caucasian, tall, slender, incredibly beautiful. Holds very still and expressionless much of the time.

Ms. Avery (Supporting): Female, 50+, Any ethnicity, stern, intimidating, powerful presence.

Mr. Crane (Supporting): Male, 35-64, Caucasian, tall, handsome, intimidating.

Aaron (Supporting): Male, 24-36, Any ethnicity, average looking guy. 

You will be contacted to receive a time-slot, location and script pages for your audition. There's some pay plus travel and meals. We cast in mid-October, we rehearse in November and we shoot in early December. Get those submissions moving!

Crew Needed

CREW NEEDED in Brooklyn, ASAP - 
NON UNION, IMMEDIATELY FOR BROOKLYN NY SHOOT : LOCATION MGR starting 9-15, Office PA who drives and has knowledge of Brooklyn and NYC, Production Designer, Prop Master, Costume Designer, 2nd AD.
4 to 8 weeks non union paid feature film. Please send resume to

Friday, September 12, 2014

Casting SAG extras, Free LIIFE Screenings, Grant, LIIFE

Hello everyone,

We had a great LIIFE season with LIIFE being name both one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker Magazine and one of the Top 10 Hottest Summer Festivals in the US by Audience Awards. 

I can’t believe we open submission again in mid-October already! But what we will do this year is close submissions about a month early – so be prepared for a March deadline. You can keep track of everything at 

This year we’re going to try to have a couple of Filmmakers Connection Meetings in Nassau County as well as a couple in Suffolk County.

FREE EVENT!!!!   Celebrate Halloween by getting SCARED FOR YOUR L.I.I.F.E.! We're screening some of the best short horror films from over the years at the Lindenhurst Library on Saturday, October 25th, from 2:00pm-3:30pm. A brief Q&A with some of the filmmakers will follow. Admission is free! The Lindenhurst Library is located at 1 Lee Avenue off of Wellwood Avenue. This event will take place in the library's media room in their lower level. For questions, contact

For a SAG Low Budget feature shooting in October, we need the following SAG background: 
If you are interested, please email your headshot bio to You should be Long Island (preferably Nassau County) based. Thank you!

Grant information:


     From The Heart Productions (FTH), home of the Roy W. Dean Film Grant, is now taking applications for our Spring Film Grant.  We are celebrating our 21st year providing grants to films that are unique and make a contribution to society.
     This year’s grant is worth nearly $30,000 in cash, production needs and services.  Grant is open to both projects in any stage of production.  We fund documentaries, short films and low budget features.   Full information and application at:
     Everyone who applies gets a free film financing consultation with Carole Dean; author of the best-selling book, The Art of Film Funding.  Let her help you by suggesting ways to improve your project and your pitch,
     Free Downloads on film financing: Our blog talk radio show, The Art of Film Funding, has free archived downloads:  Tom Malloy on BANKROLL 2, Jilann Spitzmiller on Crowdfunding, Bill Woolery on Trailer Magic, Bob Seigel on Legal Information on Film Financing, Fernanda Rossi on Trailer Mechanics and more.

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, AND have our own Youtube channel!  Come join us at:, youtube at:, and Twitter at:

And a cool site, and one of our LIIFE sponsors, for all things Long Island –
Since its initial launch in 1996, has been a go-to resource for locals looking to find out more about all that is happening on Long Island, and the site’s regular updates and expansions are why tens of thousands of locals visit every day. Whether you're looking for the best entertainment, dining, latest news, or local businesses, has it all - we're your Guide to Long Island, no matter what you're searching for.

If you’re interested in finding out up-to-the-minute information on film jobs that I hear about (both cast and crew) or locations needed for film/tv/commercials, plus other film related information (or my own personal musings), check  You can also sign up for our twitter account below, and I will tweet whenever I have anything film-related of interest.   Let’s keep the work here!!  If you are a filmmaker/casting person who knows of any positions, I can post those for you as well.  Please e-mail me details:  Union or nonUnion, personnel needed, whether it’s a paid position, when, where and what.  Thank you.

If you had a film in the Long Island International Film Expo and have received a distribution deal (DVD, theatrical, and/or television), please send us a blurb and a link, and we’ll promote it for you on the Long Island International Film Expo facebook site.

If you have a home in Nassau County and would like to list it as a possible location for film/tv/commercial production, please contact or call 516 571-3168.

If you have a business, service, or headshot you would like to bring to the attention of the dedicated audience that visits – consider placing a banner ad.  They are quite reasonable.  You will have your ad shown in random rotation for an entire year.  Small banner ads are $150 – (120 x 60 pixels).  Large banner ads are $300 (468 x 60 pixels).  If interested, please e-mail your banner ad in the appropriate amount of pixels to  Please include the URL you would like your ad to be connected to.  You can pay by check to LIFTF, or by PalPay under “The Foundation” and then “Donations.”  Just let us know when you send in your banner ad.

You can now pay for your membership to the Filmmakers Connection through PayPal on the website.  Please be sure to include your name, address, phone #, e-mail address, which area of the film industry you are involved in (ex. Writer/director/producer) and whether or not you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail.  Cost is $30 per year fee.  If you are a student with current ID, it is $15 to join.)

If you would like to become a member (or renew your membership) of the Filmmakers Connection, please send $30, made out to the LIFTF to the Long Island Film/TV Foundation, c/o Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Side Entrance, Bellmore, NY  11710.  You may also pay at the meetings.  The $30 membership fee entitles you to attend the Filmmakers Connection meetings and panels for free.  It also entitles you to discounts on Foundation functions such as the Long Island International Film Expo, the Awards Ceremony party, all mailings and newsletters, and (if all other criteria is met) a chance at winning the $1,000/$500 Finishing Fund Grant. (When you send in your $30, please be sure to include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and how you are involved with the film industry, i.e. director, producer, voice overs, etc.) and whether you are already getting this newsletter by e-mail.  If you are a student with appropriate college/high school ID, the cost is $15 to join for the year.  If you do not join, you can still attend meetings for free.

Please be advised that the Foundation/Film Commissions/Film Offices are not responsible for speaker cancellations.  Every effort will be taken to insure a speaker’s availability on the date mentioned.  In case of a cancellation, every effort will be made to book an alternate speaker.

For information about the Long Island International Film Expo or the Filmmakers Connection, please contact Debra Markowitz at 516 571-3168.



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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Commercial Casting

Casting for Commercial

Looking for 9(ish) year old boy and girl for a local commercial (Long Island). One role will be speaking, one will not. Both paid roles. Films the week of Sept 26. 1 day. Please send photo/bio/contact info to If director likes photo, we'll send you the script for a taped audition. Thank you!