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We urge you to be cautious when choosing to work with talent and casting companies. Be sure to check with the Better Business Bureau at 508-652-4800 or the
State of Rhode Island's Attorney General's Office at 401-274-4400

Be sure to check our RI Film Calendar of Events for upcoming screenings and activities

In partnership with Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) and the Rhode Island Film and Television Office, Rhode Island PBS proudly presents doubleFEATURE,
an exceptional opportunity for our viewers to see artistic, original, award-winning short films from a collection of animation, foreign language, documentary, or fiction films each week.

doubleFEATURE showcases the art of the short film and the artists who make them. Each week, in addition to presenting a selection of two or more short films, between the short films,
Steve Feinberg, director of the RI Film and Television Office, and George Marshall, executive producer at RIIFF, interview filmmakers and industry professionals.

Thursdays at 10:00 PM and Fridays at 8:00 PM RI PBS Channel 36

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tells the story of former RI State Police Sgt. Matthew Zarrella and his efforts to rehabilitate "unadoptable" shelter dogs, and turn them into successful search and rescue/recovery dogs.
It’s making it’s Rhode Island debut with two showings on 12/7. Help us spread the word about the amazing potential of shelter animals by checking it out and sharing.
Tickets are available at #searchdog #rescue #adoptdontshop #secondchancestory

Audience Awards is proud to announce the Native American Doc Challenge

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Support RIIFF during #GivingTuesday

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Cosmetic Surgery Tv Show Needs Couples

October Films is looking for US men & women seeking transformations.
Must be romantically linked couples aged 21-55 wanting to undergo physical cosmetic transformations together for a new makeover television series.
or e mail

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2nd RI Nature Video Festival ~ Call for Submissions

Due December 10

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URGENT CASTING NOTICE: Ben Stiller/Showtime TV Series, Escape at Dannemora

Casting: "BENICIO DEL TORO Photo Double" (to work in NYC; please note sizing/weight): BODY TYPE/SIZING MUST be a close match to be considered: Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215-220 lbs approx. Chest: 45 1/4". Waist: 43". Pants: 40-42. Suit: 45. T-Shirt: XL. Neck: 16.5. Shoe: 13.

Keep in mind, body type of this particular role contains a bit more stomach girth around the middle; so candidate does not need to be super fit (stomach paunch is ok).

To submit: EMAIL us ASAP at

In E mail please Include the following details:

Subject Line: BDT PD / Your First & Last Name / City/(State of Residence )

Body of Email Include the following:

First and Last Name
All ACCURATE sizes/measurements (see above)
4 current cell photos - taken today! (CU, body, profile, 3/4; no headshots; truthful candids only)
Please Indicate if you are SAG/AFTRA or Non Union, all welcome to submit
City/state of residence & if local to NYC
Rate 194/8 (plus 10% if through agent) for multiple days of work; roughly 3 wks.
Make sure you include all relevant contact info including cell phone
Experience sewing on an industrial sewing machine is helpful! Please note if you have any machine sewing experience!

"Escape at Dannemora," a limited series for Showtime directed by Ben Stiller starring Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette & Paul Dano, is an authentic drama based on the escape from Clinton Correctional in 2015.

2018 Fox Writers Lab Now Accepting Applications

21CF Inclusion is hosting their 2018 Fox Writers Lab on Audience Awards!
The Fox Writers Lab is a highly selective initiative designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds, and life experiences. Fox is looking for
fearless storytellers who will create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox television shows, films, and other Fox Entertainment properties. 

8 Writers will be selected to participate in the FWL initiative.

To learn more about this amazing opportunity or to submit your script click the button below!

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Uncage your creativity with Videoblocks by Storyblocks

Videoblocks by Storyblocks is a stock media subscription company that offers access to its massive libraries of video, audio, and photo and they need our filmmakers help!

CALL TO ACTION: Using VBSB stock footage, create a 6-10-second ad.
The top submissions win $1,194 in cash and prizes and will be used by VBSB marketing efforts.

To receive a free 7-day membership to create your entry,
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Show off your world in 8K for a chance to win $12,912 worth of equipment from DELL!

DELL is seeking films, 1-minute or under, shot in 8K to show the world the power and beauty of 8K footage on their brand new 8K monitors.

Over the course of two contests, DELL wants you to capture the people in your neighborhood and outdoor adventures in stunning 8K!

Help us design the T-shirt for the
2018 Providence Children's Film Festival!

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Special Field Trip and Group Screenings for Students 2018

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Film News! Better a Better World video, Volunteer Social and more!

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Save The Date February 16-25, 2018

9th Providence Children's Film Festival

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Become a Festival Juror!

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Call for 2018 Film Submissions!

PCFF is now accepting short- and feature-length film submissions for the 9th Annual Providence Children's Film Festival (February 16-25, 2018)

PCFF welcomes international films including documentary, live action, animated, experimental and youth-made films that may inspire our viewers to think about the world in a new way.

The annual Festival brings the world to our children and community through important films made from extraordinary, often unrecognized filmmakers from all over the globe. Each year we search for films appropriate for youth and children with interesting stories that offer wisdom and multiple cultural perspectives and connections across all ages. Through our thoughtfully selected films, we hope to demonstrate the artistry and craft of filmmaking and provide opportunities to discuss the stories, people and connections from near and far.
The PCFF Film Jury selects films with content that speaks positively to young audiences and families from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please consider submitting if you have created work that can speak to all, including children and/or teens. We seek films that are entertaining and/or challenging to young minds with serious, true-to-life topics and narratives that may span a range of emotions. The film need not have a "storybook" ending to find a place in our Festival. PCFF welcomes international films (with subtitles) including documentary, live action, animated, experimental and youth-made films that may inspire our viewers to think about the world in a new way.

* Click here for 2018 Festival Film Application

* Click here for 2018 Youth Filmmaker Application (for filmmakers 17 and under)

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PCFF Youth Filmmaking Workshop Videos on VIMEO!

Providence Children&rsquo's Film Festival offers children hands-on workshops to learn the craft of filmmaking during the annual Festival.
2017 Workshops took place at RISD, Washington Park Library and Wanskuck Library.

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Jaipur International Film Festival-JIFF

The call for entries for Jaipur International Film Festival-JIFF 2018 is now open!


Feature Film
Documentary Feature
World Premier
Short Fiction /Short Documentary /Short Animation
Web Series
Mobile Film
Music/Song/Album/Dialogue/Poster/Live Performance
Student Film

Upcoming Series looking for Creative Interns

An upcoming streaming variety series being shot in Rhode Island is looking for responsible interns willing to get their feet wet on a series that shoots both locally and globally. Production begins mid-summer and runs through the end of the year.

Internships are available in the following Departments. Read each carefully for requirements and instructions.

WRITING/CONTENT INTERNS: Staffed in the writer's room, these interns must have a desire to tell story, both narrative story and non-narrative (documentary style) story. Comedic and inspirational. Also, you must have a great awareness and understanding of internet trends; YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat based content. A grasp on influential social media content and platforms is also needed. A recent example of this would be Fidget/Handspinners, and how that trend was showcased in social media. Please send us your resume, writing samples, a list of your influences, examples of non-narrative content you consider to have value, or non-narrative content that's just a good time to you, explaining why you feel that way.

PRODUCTION INTERNS: The backbone of the series. You'll be working closely with many other departments. You should have a good sense of management, organization, and a general interest in Television, Commercial, Documentary and Feature Film Production. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are needed. You should be adaptable and ready to lend a hand when needed in any capacity another department may require. This is also a good department for anyone unsure of their interest in the industry, whether in general or interdepartmental. Please send a resume and cover letter.

ART/COSTUME DEPARTMENT INTERNS: Set design, props, costumes, make-up (both beauty & SFX) are all a vital part of the series. You'll be learning how to bring a set from the page to the screen and how the design process works. If you're looking to learn to be handy/crafty on set, this is a good place to learn and develop those skills. You'll also learn how to costume talent properly, how to develop the look and style of a character, the logistics of the department and how to influence the development process. Please submit your resume, any portfolio work you've done in the past (i.e. designs, sketches, photos) and an explanation of what you're looking to get out of the experience.

EDITING DEPARTMENT INTERNS: With a series that releases and episode every week consisting of a multitude of content styles, there's a lot to the editing process. If you have an interest in video editing, color grading, graphics and VFX, then this is where you may want to be. You'll be working closely with the on-set editors, the post-production house and the graphics company on deliverables, edits and data management, learning the best practices along the way on how to manage a workflow that takes place over multiple locations. Please submit a resume, samples to anything you may have edited, color graded or any graphics you have done in the past (its alright if you don't have any of that and are looking to learn) as well as a paragraph or two explaining why you're interested in the Editing/Post-Production process.

CAMERA/LIGHTING DEPARTMENT INTERNS: Lenses, Lights, Cameras, Accessories. All kinds of fun tech and gadgets. This is a multicam show, using different cameras for different segments and content. You'll learn how to use the tech, how to choose the right camera and lenses for the right content and how to light properly for the desired style and focal points. Please send a resume, links to any work you have shot or lit, or assisted on, as well as a list of influences, both in film and in television.

SOUND DEPARTMENT INTERNS: Ideally this is for those with an interest in sound design, music, foley FX and voice. Due to the nature of the show, there is a lot of opportunity for you to be exposed to a multitude of ways in which sound can be used to tell a story and how music can affect style and tone. Please send a resume, links to any content you may have worked in the sound department or music department on, and an explanation what you hope to get out of this internship.

This will be a truly unique and interesting experience for everyone involved, with the ability to help create an original, funny and inspiring series. We hope to hear from you soon.

Please submit all applications to with the subject line "INTERNSHIP"

The World War II Foundation

Asking people for money is difficult, but so was watching 1,177 of your fellow crewmen die on the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor.
I do hope you will donate to help us chronicle the return of Raymond Haerry's ashes and urn to the great battleship and memorial.
This film, like all our projects, will be donated to American Public Television, schools and libraries.
Please also share this with your friends. Thank you.


The World War II Foundation 401.644.8244

The Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2017
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Press Release
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We Want Your Film News

Do you have an upcoming project? Audition? Screening? In the spirit of giving, I present to you not one but TWO options for spreading the word and increasing your project's visibility.

RIFC Newsletter & Facebook: E mail and please include the following info:

1. Contact E mail
2. Contact Information
3. When
4. Where
5. Your announcement
6. Is there a link to more info?
7. If casting - is it SAG?
8. If a work call - paid or unpaid?

Motif Magazine: E mail and include your name and "FILM NEWS" in the subject line.

Motif will be running a regular section on local films news and would love to help promote your work.

Free of charge, you can notify more actors about your auditions and more film-goers about your screenings. These are good things.

Got Filmmaking News?
Send your casting calls, premieres, and announcements to Preference given to members.

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Not an RIFC Member?

Members get these great benefits:
• Access to discounts
• A free mini-website
• Special, members-only events,
• Members-only newsletter with job and production info

Take five minutes and become a member now.

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Thank you to all of you who attended our 2017 IMAGINE Industry New Year’s Celebration & “Imaginnaire” Awards Gala! See our lively video by Andy Crosby at

if you work in or for our industry, you will want to get listed in the 2017 compendium of resources available in New England going out to local, national and international studios and producers.

This important outreach is designed specifically to attract movie making here!

IMAGINE’s New England Production, Resource & Locations Guide is in the works! This is the 411 for New England that really gets around! Let us take your image/message/ad to Hollywood (specifically Burbank) and put it in the hands of over 2,000 industry professionals attending AFCI’s Locations and Global Production & Finance Shows.

List here:

List your industry related business, service, products, talent, skills, learning opportunities, organizations, festivals, supportive technology and other offerings that contribute to the overall success of our production industry in New England. Listings are inexpensive and effective.

In addition to our regular and bonus distribution, this production guide stays online 24/7/365 for the entire year. Our unique online visitors come from all over the world looking for talent and services.

So, help us give Hollywood and the world a “shout out” and let us take your message where it will be seen by decision makers who bring their work here and need to know about you and what you have to offer!

More than $3 billion of location production dollars are up for grabs at this event. This effort is an annual outreach that IMAGINE makes in behalf of our industry to be sure that we get more than our fair share of location dollars. IMAGINE prints thousands of extra copies and ships them to the west coast for this event. Needless to say, we need your support for this unique and impactful representation of our region. Bringing more location work here is what this is all about.

Contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to your participation and support. IMAGINE Magazine couldn’t do this essential outreach without you. Thank you!

Do it now and feel free to share or forward this message.

My very best to you as always,

Carol Patton
IMAGINE Magazine
185 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 576-0773 Office
617 864-4923 FAX
The Business of Film, Television and New Media Production in the Northeast

Thank you for choosing to be a part of the Rhode Island PBS community.

Do you watch Rhode Island PBS? 
Do you enjoy the programs we air?  

If so, we ask, please support the programs you love. 

This year, we are excited to announce our participation in #GivingTuesday, an international day of generosity on Tuesday, November 29.

Funds raised will go directly to help bring NEW programming to Rhode Island PBS for the 2017 season.  

Can you help us reach our goal of $7,500 to bring 50 new episodes to the station?

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The new PCFF FILM HUB connects the community with resources to discover, explore and engage with film

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Seeking Upscale Contemporary Homes in Northern RI

Local Location Scout Seeking Large Upscale Contemporary homes for use in upcoming video and photography projects for New England Based company.
Home should be minimum 3500 Square feet but prefer 5000 Square feet.
Contemporary and Well decorated with LOTS of Natural Light.
Please only within 1/2 hour of Providence
Looking for Quiet Neighborhood with ample parking for crews.
Generous day rate compensation is offered.

If interested please email me 5-6 Digital photos of your kitchen, Family Room, Yard and front of home. I will respond to each submission. If I feel your home
would fit our needs I would set up a meeting for a walk through and full home scout During week of October 11th.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Raymond Forbes
Locations +
617.803.6230 cell

Moviemaker Magazine

Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2016: Top 10 Small Cities and Towns

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On the Road

ABC6 News was recently “On the Road” with anchors John DeLuca and Alexandra Cowley in the capitol city, live from Federal Hill.
John and Allie sit down with Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film and TV Office. Steven drops some hints about potential filmand television
prospects in Rhode Island’s future.

"A Lively Experiment" WSBE TV RI PBS

For those who missed it or those who do not have access to cable, here is the online video link to the show that premiered on June 6th.

The Panel included:
Dyana Koelsch -- Moderator
Steve Feinberg - Executive Director of the Office of Film and TV
Randall Rosenbaum - Executive Director of the State Council on the Arts,
Julie Snyder, motion picture producer /location manager
George T. Marshall - Film professor at Roger Williams University and Executive Director of the Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The Topics Addressed:
· Job Creation
· Wages
· State taxes
· Tax credit program
· Marketing the state to lure production companies
· Impact of film festivals on the community as well as use as marketing tool.


George T. Marshall,
Executive Director/CEO
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival


The 1st Thursday of each month, hosts a Filmmaker's Showcase for independent producers at the Brooklyn Coffee & Teahouse in Providence, Rhode Island. Our coffee house is also on To be our coffee house friend, type in: Brooklyn Coffee Teahouse.
We look forward to hearing and seeing you soon. We want Your Independent Films! We want to host your test screening review •DVD equipment - Surround sound - Large screen available. We also have casting call space above our coffee house Location:

Brooklyn Coffee Tea House • Anthony Demings • 209 Douglas Avenue • Providence, RI 02908 • 401-575-2284
for more info contact

Anthony Demings

Welcome New People! Here’s how it works at LDI – You send us ONE (1) headshot and resume via regular mail

LDI Casting, P.O. Box 9666, Warwick, RI 02889 AND Register on our website.

It’s free and confidential. We do not ask for a resume on line, just some basic information. We do not charge you any money for our services. We ask that you contact us via emails and regular mail. Phone calls?…yeah, NOT so much. Please try other options to contact us first.

Anne Mulhall
LDI Casting
P.O. Box 9666
Warwick, RI  02889

Join our new group in Facebook: Latinos de Rhode Island

Pawtucket Armory available for rent

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Footage Firm has just released a brand new archive of looping backgrounds and effects, and to kick things off they are giving away 150 of their newest clips:

Giving Away New HD & SD Looping Backgrounds

They are giving away 10 different collections containing 150 looping particle effects, flourishes, abstract backgrounds and more.

These collections normally go for $249 each plus S&H, but you only cover the S&H.

Footage Firm is only giving away a limited number of these, so request yours before they are gone:

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