Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

Production Calls

  • 07/25/16
  • Pinellas Comic and Maker Con

    The Seminole Community Library at St. Petersburg College invites you to Pinellas Comic and Maker Con (PCMCon) on September 10, 2016! It is the biggest comic convention in Florida's most densely populated county and is for fans of comic books, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, costuming, and maker culture! The event will be held from 10am to 5pm on St. Petersburg College’s beautiful Seminole Campus, which is located on 9200 113th Street North. 

    Dozens of local businesses and organizations will have booths to sell fan collectibles, promote their upcoming events, and share their services/resources. PCMCon had over 4,000 people attend last year's convention and it was a lot of fun for everyone who attended. The convention is free and open to the public. It will feature special guests, activities for people of all ages, panel discussions, and displays themed around superheroes, gaming, sci-fi, anime, and collectible toys.  Visitors will enjoy all that plus live entertainment, including music by the Ken Spivey Band, a Game of Thrones dance troupe, a living chess match, plenty of food trucks, and much more. 

    Science and technology geeks will get a look at the library's new Innovation Lab that includes a 3-D printer built locally by FreeFab3D, robots, Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits, virtual reality headsets, littleBits Synth Kit, a homemade hologram viewer, and more that they public can explore throughout the day. Other exhibitors specializing in “all things maker” will be on hand as well.

    PCMCon will have a costume contest (adult and child divisions) and a gaming tournament hosted by Gamers on the Edge to raise funds to help support local children’s hospitals. Exhibitors include local comic book stores, game stores, and clubs as well as charitable groups like the Star Wars 501st Legion, the Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters, and many more!

    The controversial Parrish TARDIS (as seen on international news) will be there as well, for free photo ops, along with the control console, a Dalek, a classic Galactica Cylon ship, R2D2, and more!

    All exhibitor fees are donated to All Children’s Hospital via Gamers On The Edge. This convention has proven especially attractive to Pinellas residents who may not attend other fan cons because of the distance and/or cost. Young adults, children, and older fans alike will all find something to enjoy and for free!

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  • 07/11/16
  • DVD/CD Cases For Sale

    Several thousand DVD/CD cases are available for sale. They are available in clear and clear/green, 20 cents each in lots of 100. Discounts for mulitple orders. Please contact Mike at

  • 07/11/16
  • Audience NEEDED!


    Acclaimed documentarian, Steve Michelson, will be recording a three hour course at Ringling College July 13 covering 'Media That Matters: How to make a living creating cause-based documentaries.' This is opportunity to serve as a volunteer classroom during the recording of the course and take the course for free!

    Please contact for more information:
    Jamie Coffey
    Ringling College of Art + Design

  • 07/11/16
  • Job Opportunity




  • 06/03/16
  • Urgent Casting Call

    Illum Productions Call

    A local church who are working on morality stories for some youth groups & rehabilitation house.  These are short films 2-5 minutes in length, themes suggest moral directions, decisions, do onto others, communication, that sort of subject matter.  Unfortunately church has no budget, we (Illum) will be donating most of our time to these worthy endeavors & are looking for actors who believe in helping less fortunate & want to build their reels.  All participating will receive digital copy of work.

    First project is called Drawn to the Broken.  Synopsis: Little girl finds someone in need during a hectic day of errands but manages to remind her mom what truly matters.

    Modern time period in span of a couple hours in a single day.

    Need: mother type, late 20’s to early 40’s, average height, Caucasian,  blondish to dirty blonde hair, blue or light brown eyes, medium to slim figure

    Personality of character: Compassionate & loving parent type but also focused on daily activities

    Brief: Mother will be mostly off camera, or framed partially in camera. 1 Reveal shot will show all of mother character.  Small amount of dialog.

    Production schedule: 2 days, 2 locations, looking to shoot the 7 & 8th of June (Next Wednesday & Thursday)

    Request: Head shot & resume, will possibly require a reading

    Contact info: director & producer Jerry Chambless, 941.928.8356 or

    Second project is called Crayons.  Synopsis: Father is on a mission to find the graffiti artist(s) responsible for defacing the walls of their hallway. Fortunately two children unknowingly come to his aid.

    Modern time period in span of an hour in a single day.

    Need: father type, early 30’s to late 40’s, average to tall height, Caucasian,  dirty blonde to brown hair, blue, hazel or brown eyes, body type open

    Personality of character: Compassionate & loving parent type but can be stern & is also business professional

    Need: Boy - will be playing a brother (possibly younger) to a sister character, 5 to 6 years old, Caucasian,  dirty blonde to brown hair, blue, hazel or brown eyes, body type open

    Personality of character: Fun, mischievous, but overall behaved son & sibling.

    Brief: Father will be interacting with children throughout, both together & independently

    Production schedule: 1 -2 days, 1 location, production schedule to be determined but will be in June or early July

    Request: Head shot & resume, will possibly require a reading

    Contact info: director & producer Jerry Chambless, 941.928.8356 or

    Third project is called Trust Fall.  Synopsis: A husband wants to enjoy his favorite pastime but his wife has other plans for them, who wins in the end?

    Modern time period in span of an afternoon in a single day.

    Need: husband type, early 20’s to early 50’s, average to tall height, any ethnicity,  hair open, eyes open, body type stocky to belly robust

    Personality of character: A bit lazy, stuck in routine, sports fanatic

    Need: wife type, early 20’s to early 50’s, average height, any ethnicity,  hair open, eyes open, body type medium build

    Personality of character: Fun, driven, adventurous

    Brief: There is separation between the couple but there should be natural chemistry from being married for a while.  Husband has just settled into life where wife is always striving for more.

    Production schedule: 1 -2 days, 1 location, production schedule to be determined but will be in late June or early July

    Request: Head shot & resume, will possibly require a reading

    Contact info: director & producer Jerry Chambless, 941.928.8356 or

  • 06/02/16
  • Casting Call

    Hey everyone! We're looking for extras to cast in a funeral scene!
    The shoot takes place Monday, June 13th from 10am-2pm.
    We're looking for Men and Women, preferably 55+
    If you are interested, please contact us at

  • 06/01/16
  • Broadcasting Past, Present and into the Future.

    Are you part of or interested in broadcasting thru TV-radio, new media, podcasting, filmmaking, webcasting, digital journalism.


    Come join The Broadcasters Club of Florida at a special local "Meet and Greet" event at the Aloft Hotel Sarasota, Wednesday June 8th 5:30pm to 7:30pm andengage with past, present and future professionals of the Broadcast industry.


  • 06/01/16
  • Technician Needed

    Hiring- Part Time Technician

    PC/MAC Expert
    Knowledge of video production/camera/switchers
    IT/Network experience helpful.

    Leanne McIntire Manager, The Education Channel Communications and Community Relations
    Sarasota County Schools


  • 05/23/16
  • Film Grant

    Roy W. Dean 2016 Summer Film Grant

    Got a unique film project that contributes to society?  The Roy W. Dean Film Grant is looking to award its grant to one that fits that description.  This year’s winner receives $3,500 cash and $30,000 in donated film products and services to help complete their film.  Films can be documentaries, short films, features, TV or web series. Deadline for submission is June 30th, 2016.


    In addition to the cash prize, the winner receives a 1TB G-Drive ev ATC with Thunderbolt in Watertight Rugged case from grant donor G-Technology, $1,000 in consultation, marketing material creation, design, and marketing strategizing from Smart Girl Productions., $1,295.00 scholarship to Writers Boot Camp, and much more from many other heartfelt donors


    Even if you don’t win the grant, you win something valuable.  Each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project from Carole Dean or a representative of From The Heart Productions which sponsors the grant. 


    You can apply for the grant at  


    For more information, please email or call 805-984-0098.

  • 05/18/16
  • Comedy Casting Call "Rental"

    Orensis Films - This Saturday - May 21st. If interested please email

    Audtions from 10 AM- 2 PM

    Actors needed for a sizzle reel being shot for an original & bizarre comedy series set in Sarasota. Non Paid/Union

    Ray Porter - Male Age 20-35
    chilled out man with the mental age of a retiree

    Agnes Marbles - Female Age 40-55
    eccentric yet funny wife of Jerry Marbles

    Eve Marbles - Female Age 20-35
    the demure but sharp daughter of Jerry & Agnes

    Jerry Marbles - Male Age 40-55
    a controlling, and seretive father

  • 05/18/16
  • Casting Call - SUGAR Ringling College

    Ringling College Web Series written and directed by Dylan Mcdermott. 

    Need a body double for our lead actor for a webseries written and directed by Dylan McDermott

    Female, Caucasian, around 5'3", long dark curly hair

  • 05/10/16
  • Ringling College


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    Ringling College of Art and Design is having its once-a-year, year-end screening of our Senior Thesis Film Projects. This is an opportunity to see the excellent student work that is produced in the Film program.


    Please join us on campus on Friday, May 13th at 1:00 p.m. in the Larry R. Thompson Academic Center Auditorium. 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34234. Free.


  • 05/06/16
  • Six and a Mixer 2016

     "SIX AND A MIX 2016"

    Professional Workshops, Networking Mixer, and VIP Speaker Event WITH AWARD-WINNING, MAJOR TV SERIES DIRECTOR JOHN DAVID COLES (House of Cards, Homeland, 11-22-63, Sex & the City, Desperate Housewives, Gray's Anatomy, much much more)! PLUS screenwriters workshop to include "Saturday Night Live" comedy writer Barry Blaustein (Coming to America, Nutty Professor, The Klumps, and other major credits!) skyping in!

    Workshop 3:00-5:30 p.m.

    Producing & Distribution
    Dr. Jim Schumacher,
    Victor Young,
    Vincent Dale
    for the Camera
    Trishul Thejasvi,
    Bob Gray
    Barry Blaustein,
    Thomas John Nudi,
    Jeanne Corcoran
    Acting &
    Getting Cast
    Will Lurea

    Horror SFX & Glamour
    Greg Baker

    Lighting for 
    Digital Filmmaking
    Juan Sebastian Baron,
    Bob Gray

    Mixer & Expo 5:30-6:15 p.m.

    VIP Mixer Speaker 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    John David Coles:

    John is an American film and television director of major HIT TV series, as well a prolific producer.  He is most recently noted as the executive producer and a director for the multiple award-winning Netflix series House of Cards, which netted him a nomination for both an Emmy Award and PGA award. John has also been the director on many other hits, including Homeland, 11/22/63, HBO's Sex and the City, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order, The West Wing, Desperate Housewives, etc.  John served as a producer on Wonderland, Elementary, and Songs in Ordinary Time,
    and has also directed Bates Motel, Berlin Station, Justified, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Mad Dogs, and Northern Exposure, to name just a few of his additional credits!


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  • 05/05/16
  • Audition - Intermedia Productions

    Now auditioning for a male actor between the ages of 21 & 35 for a corporate shoot in Sarasota on Tuesday, May 24th.  Looking for young, witty, energetic and intelligent actor for a training segment.  Auditions will take place this Saturday, the 7th of May at InterMedia Productions at 901 Ponder Avenue.  The selected actor will read from a teleprompter, the day of the shoot. Compensation is $500.00.  Please arrive this Saturday at InterMedia Productions between the hours of 9am to 12pm.


  • 04/20/16

    SAG New Media Agreement*
    Producer: Tony Stopperan
    Executive Producers: Dylan McDermott and David Shapiro
    Writer: Dylan McDermott
    Directors: Dylan McDermott and Jason Letkiewicz
    Casting Director: Adrienne Stern
    Casting Assistant: Nicole Hoffman
    Pre-Production: 5/14/16 – 5/21/16
    Shoots: 5/22/16 – 5/31/16
    Location: Sarasota, Florida
    SPECIAL NOTE: Due to new enforcements SAG-AFTRA has made regarding the New Media Contract, a SAG-AFTRA actor must be attached to the project before paperwork can be started. Thus it is released as NEW MEDIA (PENDING).

    SYNOPSIS: We follow Sugar’s extraordinary, exhausting life from innocence
    to victim to triumph.  Sugar runs away from her previous life only to find herself caught in the web of drugs, sex, and money.  Lost, she slips into an abyss.  Sugar finds herself tested by the men who own the club, the patrons who frequent the establishment, and by the girls who work there.  And, by Sugar’s own moral compass.  Her father, Mac, searches for her hoping to get beyond their past and help her have a future.  She meets a young boy, Wild, who helps her find her way.  While bleak and seemingly trapped, Sugar finds hope and herself. 

    [WILD] (18-20): LEAD; Male. Late teens to early 20s. He’s energetic and gregarious, often lacking a filter. ALL ETHNICITIES…MUST BE LEGALLY 18 OR OLDER, NO EXCEPTIONS

    [MAC] (40-50): REOCCURING; Male. SUGAR’S father. Middle aged and blue collar. Looks at life with regret and resentment, but is beginning to take responsibility for his own actions. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [ALICE] (20-25): REOCCURING; Female. Young but seasoned. She has found a niche and exploits it. In a town full of wealthy, older men, Alice knows how to get what she wants and what she needs to survive. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [SALT] (20-25): Female. A “been there and done that” attitude. Lives life knowing that it is all shades of gray. Wants Sugar to see that if you have no choice then there is no dilemma. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [SELAH] (20-25): Female. A “been there and done that” attitude. Wisdom comes from experience and wants Sugar to avoid a dark/dangerous path. AFRICAN AMERICAN

    [JERRY] (40-50): Male. A sugar daddy. Used to being able to buy what he wants. ALL ETHNICITIES

    [MOTHER] (35-45): Female. Sugar’s mother. Distant and cold. ALL ETHNICITIES

    AUDITION DATE: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 12pm – 6pm.

    To be considered for an audition slot, please submit email a head shot and resume to by Friday, April 8. Please specify role[s] for consideration.

    Email Subject line: SUGAR – ‘ROLE[s]; i.e. SUGAR– ‘WILD’

    Sides and audition information and confirmation will be sent via email.


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