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Film and TV Casting/Crew Jobs

CREW AND CASTING CALLS IN GEORGIA

While the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office does not hire crew members nor cast actors and extras for film and TV projects, there are a number of ways for Georgians to find work in the industry. Listed below are links and documents that provide information regarding casting/crew opportunities in Georgia.

CASTING/CREW JOB OPPORTUNITY LINKS

  • The Help Wanted Hotline (404-962-4055 or online) has information on crew and casting opportunities that the Georgia Department of Economic Development has been notified about.
  • For crew and support services, add yourself or your company to our Reel-Crew online production guide. Crew registration requires Georgia residency and industry credits.
  • The Georgia Film & Television Sourcebook contains information about companies shooting in Georgia and casting/crew opportunities. The Sourcebook also allows you to post your services for others to see.
  • The Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Facebook and Twitter pages also have crew/casting opportunity announcements.

TRAINING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS

A number of vendors offer workshops and training classes for various film and TV jobs. While the training can be excellent, most of these courses have an associated fee to participate, and there is no guarantee employment will result. The following list is for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Click the title to see more information.

+ Call Sheets & PRs Workshop – Atlanta, GA – May 16th
This one-day workshop is taught by Alicia Hailey Daniels, a working TV, Film & Commercial 2nd AD (Assistant Director).  This course covers how to properly read a call sheet and production report in depth.  Students will also learn how to generate a call sheet and production report, facilitate the completion of the SAG Exhibit G, and complete Extras Breakdowns, prep Extras Vouchers, and how to properly sign off on Cast Start Paperwork. This course is designed for Set Production Assistants and Office Production Assistants that desire to move up the chain in the Assistant Directors Department, Production Secretaries and APOCs that want to learn how to better check these documents and Indie Filmmakers that want to learn how to generate and use this paperwork.

Click to download or view the flyer.

Click to register today.

+ 2015 PA Workshop – Fayetteville, GA – May 23rd & May 24th 
PRODUCTION WORKSHOP presents a PA Workshop on Saturday, May 23rd & May 24 from SAT. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., SUN. 1pm – 7pm

  • Address: Open Rivers Pictures, 461 Sandy Creek Road, Fayetteville, GA 30214 located in the, Pinewood Studios Production Centre.
  • $135.00 registration fee before May 18th, $150.00 after May 18th. 10% Military Discount (Call for military discount)
  • Instructor Tommy Burns (WE TV, TLC, Discovery, Bravo TV, BET)
  • TO REGISTER: www.openriverspictures.com
  • OR via email: alvin@openriverspictures.com OR call: 770-716-6736
+ Production Office Workshop – Atlanta, GA – May 30th
PRODUCTION OFFICE WORKSHOP presents a Production Secretary Workshop on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Set PA Bootcamp / Office PA Workshop- Atlanta, GA – June 13 &14 (Two Day Workshop) – Atlanta, GA
Payroll Workshop – Atlanta, GA – June 20th
The one day workshop is taught by LaVeda Lewis, a working TV/Film production Payroll Accountant. This course will give an overview of duties for a TV/Film payroll accountant, rules of Guild/Union, calculating payroll for each Guild/Union and discussing one-page sets of calculating rules for each Guild/Union.

Major topics to be discussed:

  • Base rate
  • Basic work day/week
  • Call time and wrap
  • Meal breaks and non-deductible breakfast
  • “Studio” and “distant” locations
  • Travel rules regarding payroll
  • Overtime
  • Rest period violation
  • Meal period violation
  • Money breaks

Click to download or view the flyer.

Click to register for the event.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT ENTERING THE INDUSTRY

  • CREW INFO
    When applying for a crew position it is important to indicate at the top of the resume and/or in a cover letter which department or job one is applying for. A general “I’ll do anything” resume will most likely get lost in the shuffle.If you are new to the industry and looking for work, the typical entry level job is that of Production Assistant (P.A.).  In addition to the sources listed above, you may wish to get your name out there by taking P.A. training courses or networking with other film professionals.  A list of local organizations offering such events is on our Important Links page.The links below are general film industry overviews for those not familiar with how productions are staffed and structured:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmmaking
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/movie-producer.htm
  • CASTING INFO
    Read this AJC article, which includes information on contacting agencies.

 

CASTING OFFICES

+ Marinella/Hume Casting
CASTING SERVICES: casting@marinellahumecasting.com
TALENT QUESTIONS: talent@marinellahumecasting.com
Website: marinellahumecasting.com
+ Extras Casting Atlanta
Phone: (404) 865-3330
Email: extrascastingatlanta@gmail.com
Website: extrascastingatlanta.com
+ Casting TaylorMade
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/castingtaylormade
Website: www.castingtaylormade.com
+ William Reynolds Agency
Phone: 404-636-1974
Email: rwreynolds2@cs.com
Website: williamreynoldsagency.com
+ New Life Casting
Phone: 404-444-0565
Email: info@newlifecasting.com
Website: newlifecasting.com
Facebook: facebook.com/NewLifeCasting
+ Christopher Gray Casting
Phone: 323-301-3185
Website: christophergraycasting.com
+ Hylton Casting
Phone: 404-963-1105
Website: HyltonCasting.comExtras Submission Page:
http://hyltoncasting.com/submissions/extras/
Twitter: twitter.com/hyltoncasting
Facebook: facebook.com/HyltonCasting
+ CL Casting (Catrett Locke Casting)
Website: clcasting.blogspot.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/CLCastingCo
+ Tammy Smith Casting
Phone: (404) 433-7616
Email: contactatl@tscasting.com
Website: tammysmithcasting.com/TSCasting/HOME.html
+ Big Picture Casting
Phone: 404.919.9293
Website: bigpicturecasting.com
+ Atlanta Casting and Talent
casting and/or talent requests
Direct info: 404-808-0685
Direct email: acturr7005@gmail.com
Website: atlantacastingandtalent.net

 

For information about minors in film and tv, see http://www.dol.state.ga.us/em/cl_minors_in_entertainment.htm

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