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Casting Call for Short Film in Bloomington

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Looking for talent of all types for short Indie film. The shoot will take 2 weekends, but we can work with you on availability. We are looking for creative and engaged individuals! This is not a paid gig, but could be an excellent opportunity to strengthen your resume. There is very little dialog in the film and we will be relying primarily on physical and facial expressions to convey emotion.We would like people to help collaborate and brainstorm on their own characters- really make it yours. This should be a fun project for everyone!

A live CASTING CALL will be held in the afternoon on Saturday April 7th at the The Monroe County Public Library. We will be there from 1 to 5 in room 1A. Come by and talk with us. Bring monologue/material to work with. If you cannot attend please respond to post with resume, head shot, and a short video link (if available) and we will be in touch with you.


MAF presents: “Gorilla Filmmaking in Hollywood”

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This free and open to the public presentation will take place immediately following our regular monthly Mid America Filmmakers meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to join us for both.

Filmmaker Vinnie Bilancio will show trailers from his movies “Blood Gnome” and “Werewolf in a Women's Prison” and then briefly talk about the making of these films, from concept to completion and then answer questions anyone may have about the process.

Vinnie Bilancio started his career in 1984 as an Actor in Rodger Corman’s “Sorority House Massacre”and since then has worked both behind and in front of the camera: as a director, producer, set designer, writer and editor. Vinnie has had the opportunity to work on large and small budget productions. With name actors like William Shatner and Harry Hamlin, to films with no names, he worked as a prop maker on the SCi FI series “Babylon 5” for its entire run on Fox Television. He has appeared in and helped with over 20 independent horror films such as “Blood Gnome”, “Magus”, “Werewolf in a Women's Prison” and “Bioslime” which will be playing April 14 at the River Bend Film Festival in South Bend.

This is part of a monthly series of “Making Movie Magic” workshops. Please visit our website at for updates and additional workshop listings.

Cellar Door restaurant below The Grand Magnuson Hotel in the Chase Building at 213 W. Washington Street South Bend, IN 46601

April 3rd, 7:00pm until 9:00pm


IFN Evansville April 3rd Meeting

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Come meet with Representatives from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) at the next IFN Evansville meeting. Kathy Byrne and Denise Jaeckel will be discussing talent agents, casting, film contracts and anything else you want to know about hiring actors for your productions and working with SAG/AFTRA.

Kathy Byrne is the Director of TV/Theatrical Contracts at Chicago SAG/AFTRA. Previously she worked for the Chicago Film Commission.

Denise Jaeckel is a professional actress living in Indianapolis and a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

Attend Tuesday April 3rd at Evansville Central Library in the Large Group Room. The Large Group Room is located next to the Government Documents area on the Library’s second floor.

April 3rd, 7:00pm until 9:00pm in CDT


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Indianapolis, IN 15 March 2012
Hoosier filmmaker Morgan Mead had successfully funded four feature films before the age of 28, and each time in a different way. This time is no exception. Mead has just launched a crowd funding campaign to fund his new endeavor- a sketch comedy web series featuring the five member comedy troupe known as The Cool Table. The series will be shot on a soundstage in Los Angeles and will even have a few celebrity guest stars making an appearance in the sketches.

Sketch comedy is new territory for Mead, but he says he was compelled by the unique voice of The Cool Table and the quality of their material. And as for crowd funding, “A new year, a new approach” says Mead. “Every time I produce something I have to reinvent the wheel. What works for one project won’t necessarily work for the next. This time we’ve chosen Kickstarter as our funding platform, and we’re really excited about it!” The first four days of the campaign have proven that the audience is there as they've successfully raised a thousand dollars a day.

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website that offers film producers and artists a platform to solicit donations for specific projects in return for rewards. A goal and a time frame are set. If a project doesn’t raise its financial goal by the end of its allotted time, all donations are refunded.

But with great opportunity comes great risk. “We’ve already booked the studio space, so this has to work.” Mead stated that the studio they have chosen for the series is usually booked a year in advance so when they heard they had a weekend open in June they jumped at the opportunity.
The Cool Table has thirty days to raise $5,000. If you’d like to donate to the series, just browse to The Cool Table is a Los Angeles comedy troupe that relocated from Chicago in 2010. Over the last seven years they’ve played shows and comedy festivals all over the U.S. Mead previously worked with two members, Patrick Babbitt and Kyle More, on his most recent film My Bloody Wedding (available on DVD).



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South Bend, Indiana –The 4th Annual River Bend Film Festival will be held April 11 – 14, 2012 at three different venues in South Bend. The four day event is sponsored by Mid America Filmmakers and Downtown South Bend, and is made possible by an Indiana Arts grant. One-hundred local, national and international independent films in a wide variety of genres will be shown throughout the festival.

The kick-off screening is Wednesday, April 11 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at Merriman’s Playhouse at 1211 Mishawaka Ave. South Bend, IN 46615 with short films and a presentation by award-winning local and L.A. director Devi Snively, an alumnus of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women. The evening concludes with a documentary 7 Year Underground:A 60’s Tale on Café au GoGo, a New York café that was home to great performances of '60s legends like Jimi Hendrix.

Our annual free Thursday night screening is 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. in room 1001 in Weikamp Hall at Indiana University South Bend, which is sponsored by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. View some work by the college’s New Media students, a variety of shorts, and the feature Finding Xanadu: The Life & Films of Samuel W. Truss, a student-produced mockumentary chronicling the life of an Indiana filmmaker.

The main festival takes place at the lower level of the Century Center on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. It opens Friday night from 7 p. m. – 11 p.m., starting with an introduction by keynote speaker John Hancock, the director of Bang the Drum Slowly, Weeds, and the locally-filmed Christmas favorite Prancer. Following a wide variety of shorts, the evening showcases the award-winning feature Separation Anxiety, directed by Notre Dame graduate John Klein of Glass City Films.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 09:23

Casting Call- 2012 Ball State Summer HD Film

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-We are looking for actors/actresses from the ages of 18-50
-No experience is necessary: a resume is optional
-Actors may prepare a one minute monologue
-They may contact me at for a copy of the script
-The audition will consist of the optional monologue and a cold read from the script, chosen by the director
-The audition is being held Friday, March 16, from 5-8pm
-The address is Ball Communication Building 147, Ball State University, 2000 University Avenue, Muncie IN, 47306

Heartland Camera Jibs ‘Give You Camera Wings’ Indie Film Contest

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Heartland Camera Jibs announces the 2nd Annual Independent Filmmaker’s ‘Give You Camera
Wings’ contest.

Last year’s winner, director James Syrek and his short film Syncope was a successful partnership and great fun. We want to do it again this year. We are strong supporters of independent film and are ready to put our money where are our mouth is. One filmmaker will be chosen to win a jib for a day for their independent narrative film project.

To apply, contestants are asked to email us describing the shot or shots they would use a jib for in their film. Contestants must explain in detail how they would compose their shot and how it would contribute to their film.

All entries must meet these contest qualifications:

• The entrant must be either the Producer, Director and/or Writer of the film and must be eighteen years or older to apply.

• The film must have a budget of $100,000 or less and must be shot before December 1, 2012.

• The project must be a narrative or documentary film. Music videos, commercials or other
mediums do not qualify for the contest.

• The producer must provide a certificate of production insurance.

• The film must be shot within the state of Indiana.

• Contest winner will win the use of one professional jib with an operator for an eight hour day including jib set up. They can use the jib for as many shots as they want inside of this time period.

• Travel expenses may be charged for shoots beyond ten miles of Indianapolis.

• The jib can be operated by whomever the filmmaker wants although an HCJ operator will be on hand all day and is available to operate if needed.

• The contest begins April 1, 2012 and entries will be accepted until Midnight on June 30, 2012.

The winner will be chosen in early June. Exact date is to be determined. Please submit your ideas to or as a message to

Last Updated on Monday, 26 March 2012 12:01

Leah Not Leia To Screen in Myrtle Beach, Indianapolis and South Bend!

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NOBLESVILLE, IN – A loved film at sci-fi conventions and Indiana-made, Leah Not Leia, will be screening at three film festivals this April. First up is the River Bend Film Festival located in South Bend, Indiana. Showtime is Saturday, April 14, at 1pm. Next Leah Not Leia will show at the 7th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina between April 20-28. If that's not enough, Leah Not Leia will show at the Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival at the Madam Walker Theater in Indianapolis. Show time is Sunday at 2:15pm.

Directors, writer and producers expected to be in attendance.

About Leah Not Leia
A baby girl born during the Star Wars boom of 1977 is given a name that happens to be similar to a certain Jedi Princess. This comedy short strikes back for every kid named Scotty that had to hear "Beam me up" repeatedly, or every girl named Jenny that had to listen to that infamous telephone number over and over again. Filmed in Noblesville, Indianapolis, and Westfield, Indiana. Written by Kate Chaplin. Directed by Thomas A. Johnson & Nathaniel Savidge. Starring: Liz Collar (In the Long Run), Chris Spurgin (A Time for the Heart), Joshua Ramsey (My Bloody Wedding), Carrie Fedor (Hoosier Lotto). Now available on DVD.

About Karmic Courage
Karmic Courage Productions is a film and media company with the mission of creating short and feature length films for distribution and release. Karmic Courage’s constant goal throughout production is to create inspirational films which showcase realistic and positive female role models that are commercially exploitable to a wide range of audiences. Karmic Courage has produced 13 short films. A few of the past productions have been, Loss, Laundry Day, and the multiple-award winning First They Came For...KCP is located in Noblesville, Indiana. '


Casting Call for Upcoming Commercial Shoot

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Casting Call / Audition Details: Commercial Spot - Diamond Hair Company
Seeking Lead and Supporting Actors
Shooting week of March 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN.

Seeking AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE ACTORS to portray lead model in commercial. Previous acting experience is a plus but not required.


Seeking AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE ACTORS to portray models age 18 - 32 for supporting roles in commercial. Total of (2) open roles.


Seeking LEAD MALE ACTOR to portray the female lead’s love interest in commercial spot. Previous acting experience a plus but not required.


Compensation will be negotiated for lead roles.


Union and non-union.






Broad Ripple Park Center
1550 Broad Ripple Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46220


Pre-register by sending your resume and pictures prior to auditions to:


Please email regarding video auditions.


Enigma Presents: Spaz's M3P Video Blog

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These days, everybody is an actor or a film maker.  You don't hear people saying I want to be a Puppeteer.  So hopefully there is less for us to compete with.  We both have a deep respect for JIM HENSON, what he did to revolutionize puppets and educational TV.  He took puppets into Prime Time with the MUPPETS.  Puppets went into the real world with the MUPPET MOVIES and eventually gave way to ANIMATRONIC dragons and Ninja Turtles.  It's an incredible MAGIC that has raised Generation X and has evolved with us.  Many of the original Muppeteers have passed.  Who is going to pass the magic on to the next generation?  Hopefully...people like us.
Enigma? Arts and Entertainment is composed of actor/writer Michael C. Parks and Scott M. Bristol who does a bit of everything.  One day, they decided to get a couple of puppets and customize them.  The next thing they knew, the puppets had personalities and were stealing the spotlight every chance they got.  The "monsters" had such a life of their own, they were being mistaken for children in costumes.  Everybody wanted to cuddle up to these cute fuzzy critters (ignoring the puppeteers in most cases).  The guys knew they were on to something.
SPAZ, ZED, ABBIE , GERTIE and Edgar the Raven,  have been seen at many conventions in the past few years.  They had reoccurring roles on the local HORROR DUNGEON web show.  Now they have decided it's time to be who they really are and tell they're own stories.  Spaz has put together what he calls his M3P Web BlogM3P stands for Make Me a Muppet Please.  As Spaz tries to demonstrate his talents to gain the attention of the MUPPET HR department, the others join in the madness and put the ADD in ADD-VENTURE.  Here is our just posted first Video with the little monsters.
Our website is being built and will be at
You can email Spaz directly at

Thay say you are only 6 people away from knowing everybody on the planet.  Please help our cause and pass it on to everyone you know.


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