July 24, 2009


Science-Related Film Projects Invited for 2010 Sundance Institute/Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant
Up to $25,000 and other support will be given to a screenwriter developing a science- or technology-related film that is neither a documentary nor a piece of science fiction....

Posted on July 23, 2009
Deadline: September 8, 2009

American Theatre Wing Invites Applications for Jonathan Larson Grants
Unrestricted general support will be given to support the careers of emerging composers, lyricists, and bookwriters dedicated to working in musical theater....

Posted on July 22, 2009
Deadline: August 29, 2009

July 20, 2009

Casting for FOX

FOX is conducting a worldwide open call online to cast two characters for its upcoming 2010 comedy, Sons of Tucson. The plot is about a charming con man named Ron who is hired by three brothers to act as their father while their real one is serving prison time for a white collar crime. Specifically, FOX is looking to cast two of the brothers. Kids and teens, with or without acting experience are invited to upload their audition videos online through July 24 at http://www.sonsoftucsonopencall.com . The show's Los Angeles-based casting directors will review each audition video and contact those they are interested in. Details on the two brother characters "Robby" and "Brandon" are as follows:

Robby - (8 years old) is the youngest Gunderson sibling. He's an impish and impulsive grade-schooler who needs Ron to bail him out when he accidently starts a fire at the back-to-school fair.It's partially for this reason that the Gundersons hire Ron full-time to pose as their dad.

Brandon - (13-15 years old) is the oldest of the Gunderson boys. He views life and the family's current situation through a somewhat warped lens. Energetic and upbeat, his eccentricity is charming at times, but his efforts to help his brothers often land them in hot water. He possesses terrific self confidence that is completely unearned.

jobs in tv

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA TECH/NEW YORK: Digital Media tech for post prod, encoding & prod of graphics. Visit www.mylifetime.com/about-us/welcome https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=507&JobDetail=57420 (7/31)

JOB OPENING: ON AIR TECHNICIAN/New York: OnAir Tech Master Control Ops Prod &
post production duties. Apply @ www.mylifetime.com/about-us/welcome https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=507&JobDetail=58756 (7/30)

JOB OPENING: CNS-PROJ COORD/Comcast/NY: Supp Sales & Traffic sys by identifying, resrchng/resolving tech/bus issues. Help w/Quality Assurance, app train'g/implementation. Apply: http://www.ecentralmetrics.com/url/?u=4002157639-19 6 EOE (7/30)

JOB OPENING: SR CREATIVE EXEC ON-AIR PROMOS/WB Telepictures Prods/Burbank CA: Oversee branding, positioning & creative dir for promo dept for TV shows, websites, new show launches & dvlpmnt projs. Apply: careers.timewarner.com (7/28)

JOB OPENING: SUPPORT SPECIALIST/Invision Inc/NY: 2+yrs Media Ad Sales, initial contact for clients, problem determination & resolution, track & identify software fixes, good communication& writing skills Apply resumes@invisioninc.com (7/28)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH PROJ. MGR-FREELANCE/Disney ABC TV Group/Burbank: Supp. ABC rsrch -surveys, focus grps, etc. Track/Analyze ratings. Min 3 yrs in TV res. req. Nielsen Galaxy Explorer req. Apply: Disney.abc.careers@disney.com (7/28)

JOB OPENING: VP, NETWORK-COMEDY/ABC/LA: Must have 7+ years of network, studio devlpmnt or current programming exp; ½ hour scripted from pitch to pilot; parent/ maintain current series. Apply www.disneycareers.com Req #201321 (7/18)

JOB OPENING: VP, NETWORK-DRAMA/ABC/LA: Must have 7+ years of network, studio develpmnt or current programming exp; 1 hour scripted from pitch to pilot; parent maintain current series. Apply www.disneycareers.com Req #200287 (7/18)

JOB OPENING: SR. ONLINE AD SALES EXEC/ Mindspark Interactive ( www.mindspark.com )/NYC: Grow & manage online ad sales for our most popular & engaging brands on the web. E-mail resume to: 37681-JB--765@iaccap.hrmdirect.com (7/18)

July 18, 2009

Finishing Funds for Docs

The International Documentary Association's Pare Lorentz Film Finishing Award will provide $25,000 to one deserving film project in need of financial assistance for completion. In keeping with the nature of Pare Lorentz's films—a successful candidate for the Pare Lorentz Film Finishing Fund award will demonstrate one or more of Lorentz's central concerns—the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all and the illumination of pressing social problems—presented as a compelling story by skillful film-making. Past projects submitted have a broad range of subject matter. A committee of documentary industry professionals will choose the winning selection.

Documentary projects meeting these areas of interest and concern are encouraged to apply for this $25,000 finishing fund award. Preference will be given to projects that have a strategic plan for and reasonable chance of securing public distribution in the following arenas: theatrical release, broadcast or cable television, or educational/ancillary distribution (to schools, museums, or other institutions).

To apply for the Pare Lorentz Film Finishing Award, please use the online submission process at Withoutabox.com. Read about eligibility requirements, timeline, FAQs, and more.

July 03, 2009

A double published day!

What a life I'm having! After an amazing and inspiring week in WV with HOW CISSY GREW, I returned to LA to have a double-published Tuesday!

The first play, HOW CISSY GREW is now available through Dramatic Publishing. Check out Liz and Stewart on the cover!

You can order copies online:http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/p2073/How-Cissy-Grew/product_info.html

The second book is a collection of scenes curated by fellow NYU grad Steve Ramshur and published by Smith & Kraus. It's called KISS OR KILL: CONTACT SCENES OF LOVE & STRIFE FOR YOUNG ACTORS and it includes a scene from my play BETTER DAYS PART ONE: ON THE ROAD TO FIND OUT.

http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Kill-Contact-Scenes-Strife/dp/1575255820/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8& ;s=books&qid=1246398886&sr=8-1

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