Paid Casting Calls, Crew Calls and Creative Jobs: July 2013

Casting Calls: 29th July 2013

Crew calls, casting calls and creative jobs


Casting Calls: Purple Media

Purple Media, A Northampton based production agency are casting for a quirky female, aged around 30, who is attractive, fun and a little bit different to play the role of a game host for one of our blue chip clients. This a paid job To apply for the role, please reply to: [email protected] and make sure to include a Head shot. Applications without a Head shot will not be considered.

Pay: £250 p/day

Appearance details:
Playing Range: 25-35
Sex: Female

Casting Calls: No Fruit at the Bottom

I am looking to find cast for a micro budget feature to be shot in Birmingham next year. I do however want to start looking for the cast now. It will suit local unknown actors looking for a real chance to be noticed. We will all be in the same boat in that sense. There are only has four acting roles available, two male and two female, all in their mid-twenties. You simply have to be right for the part and believable. Rehearsals unpaid.

The story is similar to the old Michael Caine movie ‘Alfie in that it is a lothario story where only the main character breaks the fourth wall ( talking to the camera) But it is a much more adult and darker story than ‘Alfie’ with a main character that is manipulative, toxic, intelligent, analytical, and without a conscience. It’s a sort of comment on the times we are now living in with relationships being so disposable and having such a short shelf life.


Appearance details:
Playing Range: 20-30
Sex: Male

Pay: £400


The loyal well balanced woman

Appearance details:
Playing Range: 20-30
Sex: Female
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Pay: £400


The possessive insecure boyfriend

Appearance details:
Playing Range: 20-30
Sex: Male
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Pay: £400


Slightly reckless, flirty sister

Appearance details:
Playing Range: 20-30
Sex: Female
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Pay: £400


To apply, please contact: [email protected]

Creative Jobs: BAFTA

BAFTA are hiring for: Acting Head of Film, on a fixed term maternity cover (up to 14 months).

The ideal candidate for this role will have held a senior role in the film industry. Preferably in the distribution sector and will have significant experience of managing complex administrative projects. They should have good contacts within the UK film industry, as well as experience working closely with corporate partners and external PR/marketing agencies.

The Acting Head of Film will play a crucial role in the delivery of the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2014, working closely with BAFTA’s CEO Amanda Berry, and will be the main liaison point for film-related policy and discussions at the Academy.

Date: From October 2013
Department: Awards
Reporting to: Chief Executive
Salary: Dependent on relevant experience

To find out about key responsibilities and how to apply, please click HERE.

Creative Jobs: Cinema Development Co-Ordinator at Curzon, London

Cinema Development Co-ordinator: The Cinema Development Co-ordinator will assist us in the expansion of our cinemas across the UK. If you have knowledge of the cinema industry, excellent project management skills and experience of real estate development and management in the leisure, retail or hospitality industry, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV with a covering e-mail, outlining your core skills to [email protected]

Curzon is an integrated cinema and content distribution group. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cinemas, our ideas and our content. The company incorporates Curzon Cinemas, Curzon Home Cinema and three distribution labels: Curzon Film World Releasing, Artificial Eye, and Chelsea Films.

Pay: £30,000 DOE

Creative Jobs: Executive Director at The Phoenix Cinema Trust

The Phoenix Cinema Trust is a charity in East Finchley, North London, which runs the Phoenix Cinema. Housed in a 100 year old, recently refurbished building this successful independent cinema shows the latest independent and foreign films. It runs a unique range of special events and community and film culture activities, funded from operating profits and sponsorship. We are seeking an exceptional Executive Director to lead the organisation.

The Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the successful operation of the Phoenix Cinema Trust. Key skills and experience required are: Creating an organisation’s vision and communicating it to a variety of audiences using multiple methods including personal approaches. Senior level business management, including finance and all operating systems. Applications in the form of a covering letter and a CV should be submitted to Stephen Barr at [email protected].

Pay: £25-29k

Creative Jobs: Production Manager

Lonelyleap is a film company based in Greenwich, South East London. Bringing together talents from film, photography, music and design, the company has quickly established a reputation for its integrated approach to film making, and has built a wide-ranging portfolio of clients internationally. Since our formation in 2006, Lonelyleap has produced award winning films across documentary, advertising, digital and corporate production.

We are seeking an experienced and organised Production Manager / Head of Production to join the team. An exciting and key role in a relatively young but rapidly growing company. As a key member of the team we need you to help lead and you’ll need to set the standard for others to follow.

Pay: £30-40k

Contact: [email protected]

Crew Calls: Editor

We are looking for an editor for a music video shot using a Red Epic with some Steadicam work, framed for 2.4:1 and Red Raw 5k 13:1 at 24fps with some odds and ends at 48fps and 96fps. Some locked off footage shot at 5k 5:1 to allow for relatively straightforward composite work. We at Jericho Lane are looking to identify new editors/VFX artists in advance of our forthcoming new feature CURIOSITY KILLS (

Music video shot by the team behind upcoming indie crime thriller TWO DAYS IN THE SMOKE: director Ben Pickering and DoP Bruce Melhuish ( The video is for an emerging band called Underground Ally (U.A.). Their first single ADDICT is released on Monday 29 July and this video is for their second single TWO MILLION DOLLARS, due for release in August. It was shot on a glorious June day in and around Brick Lane in London on market day, with stunning visuals.

Production Company: Jericho Lane Pictures

Pay: £300 buyout

Crew Calls: Camera Operator

This is an art film, a documentation of a short, brief piece of performance art sculpture, as part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival. A ‘Fire Poem’ written by Robert Montgomery, consisting of wooden, parrafin-soaked letter forming a short paragraph will be erected in a prominent location on The Mound in Edinburgh, then it will be ignited and burned by Robert Montgomery, and filmed by Adam Carr and Tree Carr.

We are looking for a Camera Operator familiar with standard DSLR shoots. We will be working outdoors, using a Canon 5D MKIII with appropriate lenses. Prior to the event, you will be responsible for setting up 2/3 unmanned cameras, to document the 15/20minute process, from various MPVs. During the event, you will be operating a camera on the fly, using a monopod and/or Merlin 2 Steadicam. Someone located to in, or close to, Edinburgh preferred. Please send examples/links to your work.

Pay: £200 p/day

Shooting dates: 1st August 2013

Production Company: TODAY IS BORING