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

An Important Warning from the Rhode Island Film & TV Office

It has come to the attention of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office that several scammers are conducting fraudulent acts by posing as producers or filmmakers with a future production in order to entice crew members and talent to reveal their personal and private financial information, such as bank account numbers.

If you are contacted by an unfamiliar producer or filmmaker via email, phone, or text message for potential work, please PROCEED WITH CAUTION. No legitimate production company requires your private financial information.

If you feel you have received a fraudulent contact, please file a report with the Consumer’s Division of the RI Office of the Attorney General at 401-274-4400 (Option 1).

Thank you for your cooperation.


Steven Feinberg

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

Double Feature airs Fridays on RI PBS Channel 36

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Julian Fellowes calls Newport “a village of palaces”

From Rhode Island Monthly

The Rhode Island Department of Education's "ARTS Initiative" is an excellent opportunity for schools to strengthen and re-energize their arts programming – which has been proven to promote and improve mental health, while also increasing academic performance. The benefits are also two-fold: districts will make decisions through community engagement and make new, important connections to arts organizations and individuals that could benefit students for years to come. Schools have a responsibility to offer and invest in a well-rounded education, and this initiative will supplement those efforts. Five million dollars in funding will be announced in early May and each district in the state will receive money. Funding can be used in any art-related field such as culinary, visual and media arts, performing arts, and design. Investments could include, but are not limited to, the purchase of musical instruments, auditorium upgrades, artists in residence, murals, sculptures, professional development, individual sponsorships and other expenditures that help provide high-quality educational opportunities for all public school students. These funds should supplement schools’ arts programming and not remove arts-related expenses from operational budgets. These funds can also be used to leverage other funding sources, including federal funding. RIDE is coordinating with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to expand outreach into the arts community statewide. Through the outreach, RIDE will create a resource guide of offerings from organizations and individuals in various disciplines.

Use this form to become a part of the resource guide.

Motif Film Screening Series

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The Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant

Time Running Out to Apply for Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Summer

Indie filmmakers have just until June 30th to submit their projects to the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Summer 2022 []. Awarded to a film that is unique and that makes a contribution to society, the grant includes $3,500 cash and thousands more in donated film production services and products to help filmmakers complete their film.

From the Heart Productions [], the 501(c)3 top-rated non-profit which has sponsored the grant since 1993, will also offer the Britt Penrod Award of $500 to an applicant with a film that makes an exceptional contribution to society.

Open to documentaries, narrative features, short films and web series, the grant seeks films budgeted at $500,000 or less. Films can be at any stage of production. Students are welcome to apply.

The donated services the grant winner receives includes $500 in grip, lighting, or expendables from Filmtools, a $1,295.00 Scholarship to Writers Boot Camp [], 6 month membership to Documentors [] with full access to fund raising materials, discounted sound mix from Jeff Alan at Alan Audio Works [], and more from many heartfelt donors.

Filmmakers can apply at

Every Filmmaker Gets Help for Their Project by Just Applying

Since its inception, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant has offered something for applicants that is itself unique for a grant. Every filmmaker that applies for the grant has the opportunity to receive a 15-minute consultation on their submission. Filmmakers can get advice on how to find funding, build up a database of donors or investors, market their film, and more.

More information on the grant can be found at

For any questions, please e mail or call 805-984-0098.

Climbing Survival Show set in the Rainforest

· Are you an expert #CLIMBING #SURVIVALIST?
· Can you climb the tallest tree and walk the highest tightrope?
· Hunt from above, and fish from a height?
· Can you survive with basic kit in one of the world’s most extreme environments?

A #TV Company is taking survival to new heights in an extreme cutting-edge adventure TV series for a major Streaming Service. Seeking dynamic, self-sufficient, climbing survivalists to take on an epic challenge in an exotic tropical land.

To apply go to:

For more information ask @CharlieCasting []

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2022 Calendar: Save These Dates!

June 24-26 2022: 1st Annual Environment Festival
August 26-28 2022: 2nd Annual Empathy Festival

Gilded Extras Casting

The HBO series "The Gilded Age" is returning to the City-by-the-Sea to film scenes for its second season, and a New York-based casting company is seeking actors and extras to appear on screen.

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Press Release: The Gilded Age

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The Rhode Show with Steve Feinberg
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GoLocalProv Article
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World Premiere News

After more than a decade in production, we are truly excited to announce that the World Premiere of SLATERSVILLE: America's First Mill Village will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 8pm on Rhode Island PBS. The entire series will consist of 12 episodes and be split into two seasons of six episodes each.

Season One will premiere on September 16, 2022 with a new episode to follow every Friday evening at 8pm through October 21, 2022. Season Two will premiere in 2023 on a date to be determined.

Our Next (and possibly final) Preview Screening

But before that happens, we would like to invite you to our 12th and possibly final preview screening "Controlling No Man's Land," which will take place at the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, April 23rd at 2pm. This will be a live public screening only. We will notify you when registration opens for this event. In the meantime, mark your calendars!!

Did you know?...

Episodes 2 and 3 of the new HBO series, The Guilded Age, features scenes filmed (below) at Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum in Warwick, RI? This location plays a huge role in the first half of the SLATERSVILLE series. The home was built in the 1870s by William Smith Slater, son of John and Ruth Slater who ran the village. Congrats to Clouds Hill and the folks at the Rhode Island Film Office.

As always, we are deeply appreciative of your ongoing support. Thank you all!!

To make a donation, visit our gofundme page, or contact us at to learn how you can make a donation through one of our 501c(3) non-profit sponsors. Thank you! To learn more about Slatersville, visit or follow us on Facebook.

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Rara René

New England-based multimedia artist & filmmaker Estarlyn Hiraldo (Starling The Kid), is working in collaboration with director Adriel Jimenez (@GHETTOSONSHINE) and photographer Mavvro (@mavvro) on a series of films dedicated to a designer bag line by René Manuel Ramos (@renemanuelramos). Inspired by the work of Jamel Shabazz, Dapper Dan, Wes Anderson and more.

The project, “Rara René,” focuses on unique characters from a colorful community. Rara René is a local tailor and designer who is the talk of the town because of his new bags. As Q would say “He got maaaaad flavors.” We follow these characters throughout their Sunday as they all try to get their hands on one of those bags.

The goal is to raise: $4,500

Donations can be made by via this link:

Any contribution of any amount helps and is much appreciated. In return, incentives have been set up for folks who are able and willing to contribute.

Read more about the production & campaign HERE

The mission of the non-profit World War II Foundation is to produce educational films and create initiatives recognizing the bravery and enormous contributions made by the veterans and survivors of World War II so that future generations appreciate the determination and sacrifices that enabled perpetuation of our basic freedoms.

Win a HOME on a Royal British Estate

Do you have the skills to renovate a derelict building?
Dreaming of an escape to the country?
Want to win a fabulous home?

A brand-new television series is searching internationally for teams of two with the skills and drive to live on a 17th century castle estate and transform the space into residential homes. At the end of the competition three teams will each win a life-changing prize - one of the properties for themselves, rent and mortgage free! For more information email your name & location to:

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Hocus Pocus Press Release
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Hocus Pocus 2 Wraps Filming, Release Date Announced

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Welcome to Rhodywood: Several movies, TV series being filmed in RI

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First Hocus Pocus 2 Set Images Arrive as Construction Gets Underway in Rhode Island

Great Films Are Now On Line.

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Press Release - Space Oddity

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Request for Proposal: Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, 2021

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Casting Call #1 for 5 main characters

Company Name: Comey Productions

Producer/Director: J. Scot Comey

Shooting Location(s):
Attleboro, Pawtucket, Bristol, Providence
E mail:

Equity share OR small monetary compensation

Via e mail, head shots, bio, what part are you submitting for

In person immediately (following all Covid protocols)

Call Backs:
Within 2 weeks of audition

Shooting Starts:
First 2 weeks of June

Shooting Ends:
Open ended

Synopsis: 5 friends 4 of whom are gay lose the leader of their friendship to cancer. Through happenstance they find out he is in trouble in the afterlife. They try to contact him to try to help him with the help of a psychic medium. Along the way they have scary and comical missteps. Ultimately they have closure but come to realize there is a tremendous need for psychics who contact gay dead people in order to achieve closure for their clients. They form the gay ghost hunters group thus setting up for a series.

Character Bios

Chris: White female, lesbian, 50’s, smoker, 5’5”-5’7” in height, squarish boxy body shape, pudgy not fat, very short almost marines like military style haircut, blondish hair. Chris takes over as the group leader after Mike the leader dies, she is a no nonsense business owner short tempered and very assertive.

Luis: light skinned Hispanic male, flamboyant but not gay, 50s, smoker, 5‘5“ to 5‘7“ tall. Very slim build almost to the point of being too skinny. Scraggly well-kept goatee facial hair. Dark hair medium length thinning but not bald well-kept. He was closest to Mike and now drives Mike’s 76 Eldorado convertible which Mike left him. Him and Chris are always at odds with each other in a comical way.

Jeff: White male, gay, in his 50s, 5‘6“ tall to 5’9” tall. Very thin Frenchy style mustache, well-kept hair dark not balding well groomed, smoker. Very prim and proper always dresses very nicely.

Jay: Black male, in his 50’s, gay, shaved head, no facial hair, average build not fat but not skinny. 5’9”-5’11” in height, Smoker, more of a listener than a talker. Him and Chris very close. Is somewhat of a loner outside of the group drives a short haul truck for a living

Mike: white male, Italian, gay, the dead leader of the group. Black wavy hair, handsome, athletic build, 5‘11“ to 6‘2“ tall, cigar smoker, in his 50’s. While he was alive was energetic friendly not overly flamboyant but was very proud of being gay.

This first casting call is for the first five main characters. Subsequent to the hiring of them there will be a second casting for supporting actors and actresses. Subsequent to that they will also be a call for extras.

State of The Film Industry

An interview with five leaders of the New England film community about the current state of the industry, how they got started, and what's next.

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Into The Frame

Filmmaker and multimedia artists Starling [] (Providence College Student ‘21) is excited to announce the release of his¬†newest short film "Into the Frame" (2020). The film is live now on YouTube! Starling's work has been featured on various sites and been selected for film festivals including: Direct Monthly Online Film Festival (DMOFF) [] The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards (TMBT) [], the Dominican Film Festival in NYC (DFFNYC) [] Short Diaspora 2, Prague International Monthly Film Festival [], and Think Shorts [].

Official Trailer []
Film Link: []

Feel free to Subscribe to THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL []! For inquiries, questions, or feedback, please reach Starling via email at

Providence Latin American Film Festival Live Talk Stream
with Steven Feinberg hosted by Victor Ramos

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InkTip Magazine

See why producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found on InkTip.

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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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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.

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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"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.

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.

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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

Pawtucket Armory available for rent

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