Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

Production Calls

  • 04/20/17
  • Live Session with Steve Michelson



    Sunday April 30
    10 AM - 12pm, break, 1pm - 3pm.

    Registrants will receive admission to the Regional Premiere of Finding Babel presented by the Sunscreen Film Festival at Ringling Studios that evening at 5pm.


  • 04/14/17
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  • 04/14/17
  • Walking Dead Fans and FIlmmakers!

    Hey all you FANS & FILMMAKERS & ACTORS who dig The Walking Dead - here's a chance for you to submit a short short video of any WALKING DEAD CHARACTER IN COSTUME/MAKEUP -- and possibly win money and stuff -- maybe even the Daryl Dixon motorcycle...!!! Check it out:


  • 03/22/17
  • Food Network Casting Call - Deadline April 14th

    Food Network is conducting a nationwide search.


    Home Cooks, Food Bloggers, Professional Chefs, Restaurant Owners, Food Network Fanatics, people who love food and eating.


    We are looking to make someone’s dream show into a reality. If you are an energetic personality with a passion for exploring and are ready to travel while sharing the whole world of food with an audience, APPLY!

    MUST be 18 and over to apply.

    Application submission DEADLINE: Friday April 14th 12:00 PM (PST).

  • 03/22/17
  • Casting Call - HGTV

    HGTV is looking for outgoing families who are passionate about their search for a new home and want to share their experience on Television.

    This series takes viewers behind the scenes as the whole family decides which home is best.

    We're looking for fun personalities and interesting stories. Ideal candidates should have children between the ages of 7 and 16.  If your kids are excited and opinionated about your move, we want to meet you!

    We are currently casting in the DENVER, SO CAL, ATLANTA and NASHVILLE areas!

    If you're interested in appearing on the show or know someone who fits the above description,



  • 03/21/17
  • March 29th Riverview IB Awards

     [SARASOTA, Fla. March 15, 2017] The Riverview High School International Baccalaureate Film program will be hosting their third annual IB Film Awards on March 29 at 7 p.m. The award show and short film screening will be held at The Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 100 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231. Tickets are $5, available at the door, and doors open at 6pm.  For this Academy Awards-inspired event complete with red carpet, black tie or formal attire is suggested.

    The show is a culmination of the works of both the junior and senior film classes. The event will include a screening of both the junior PSAs and the senior thesis films. Directly following the screening, an award ceremony will be held to commend the seniors on all their hard work.

    About IB Film:

    The IB Film program, helmed by Jerry Chambless ([email protected]), offers high school students the opportunity to explore the art of cinema. Students learn film history, theory and technique all while gaining skills for any future ventures into the film industry.

    About International Baccalaureate:

    The International Baccalaureate is an international educational foundation headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and founded in 1968. It offers four educational programs, including the IB Diploma program taught, with IB authorization, at Riverview High School.

  • 03/06/17
  • Casting Call - FOX

    Apply Today at and please add “Kristen” in field 43, “How did you hear.."

    Now Casting Gordon Ramsay's New Show "The F Word" on FOX looking for TEAMS of FOUR who LOVE TO COOK and want to compete for CASH! 

    FAMILY: (siblings, parents, in-laws, cousins, spouses, grandparents, children 10+, etc.) 

    FRIENDS: (Shared Hobby, Childhood Friends, Frat/Sorority, etc.) 

    CO-WORKERS: (Teachers, Fire Dept., Police, Military, Sports, Medical Field, etc.)

    This list is NOT extensive, we’re looking for all different families and teams!

    Why do you four deserve a chance to be on the hottest new show on FOX this Summer competing for CASH?!

    If you'd like to see what you're getting into, watch clips of the UK F word here:

    Feel free to share this with anyone you might think would be interested in this opportunity!

    Apply Today at and please add “Kristen” in field 43, “How did you hear.."

    Kristen Moss
    Casting Producer
    The F Word

    APPLY and FOLLOW below!! 


  • 03/01/17
  • JOIN Us March 1st for

    Join us for the "Six and a Mix" workshop event!

    We have six workshops to choose from:

    Financing and Distribution
    Actors' Improvisation
    How to PITCH and SELL Your Concept
    DP's and RED Digital Cameras
    SFX HORROR/Glam Make-Up

    A mini event:
    "Speed Dating"

    The workshops and mini event include the networking mixer portion with hors d'oeuvres and great local companies with expo tables.

    Plus a VIP speaker event. For more information please click register now link below. You may also contact [email protected]


    Students and Adult learners may attend with valid student ID and reserved registration. Please RSVP Here!


  • 02/21/17
  • SFF Film Screening

    Join The Sarasota Film Festival For This Outdoor Screening Of 'Race'

    "Race" is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

    "Race" is a film about courage, determination and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

    Bring your own chairs and blankets!

    Today, as injustice and inequality persist, independent filmmakers continue to ensure that the stories of all people are seen and heard. Film is a prominent cultural laboratory, and disseminator of ideas in our society. Similarly, college campuses have historically been centers for social change and discourse.

    The theme of the 2017 Sarasota Film Festival is “See and Be Seen” and this year we are proud to partner with our area’s academic institutions to present a new program entitled ‘woke!’ Here, SFF will screen topical films that aim to inspire and encourage students to intellectually awaken, ask questions, and engage in new discourses about the world they will one day lead.

    This screening at SCF is co-Sponsored by:
    SCF African-American Student Union
    SCF Film Club
    SCF SGA (Student Government Association)

    SCF Campus, Manatee-Sarasota; 5840 26th St. West; Bradenton. Outdoor pavilion at center of campus.  Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm

  • 02/02/17
  • Small Business Stories Video Contest

    A video contest highlighting small businesses and the people who have created them.

    Total Prize Value: $21,500.00


  • 01/30/17
  • DeVon Franklin in Ft. Meyers

    Southwest Florida Film & TV Academy & CTN-10 Television invite you to hear Devon Franklin Must RSVP:

    March 2 | 7pm
    First Church of the Nazarene
    13545 American Colony Blvd
    Fort Myers, FL 33912

    In the 15 years I’ve known DeVon, he’s lived his life the same way he makes his movies: with commitment, humility and a work ethic that demands respect. I’m honored to have been a part of his journey from stellar intern to studio Vice President. His story is one to be shared with anyone chasing a dream. — Will Smith


    ADMISSION IS FREE, but we request that you RSVP using the button below.



  • 01/24/17
  • MTV Casting Calls

    MTV cordially invites you to

    My Super Sweet an extraordinary television event featuring the most important day of a teenager’s life marked by the greatest of celebrations - Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanera, Debutante Ball, Debut, or any other coming of age milestone event. We are searching nationwide for the most popular, outrageous, glitzy, girls and boys who are planning extravagant parties that will show the world just how #blessed they really are! If you know a teenager planning the party of a lifetime, then please allow us to take part in their life changing celebration and put the greatest filter on their special day.

    Apply at

    Promposals, a phenomenon that has taken the internet by storm, is now a television series featuring the most creative, most romantic, most over the top and outrageous promposals ever imagined! Doron Ofir Casting is searching nationwide for high schoolers who are attending their upcoming prom, but who have yet to ask out their date and are planning an epic ask. If you know a high school teen, who has a master promposal plan, then MTV wants to document that special day.

    Apply now at

  • 11/01/16
  • Casting Call - Suncoast Technical College

    Digital Video Production

    Open Call for Sarasota Film Festival films Thursday November 3, 2016 - by appointment

    Needed: Four women and four men (25-60) all ethnicities One child (6-13) All roles for one production day (TBD) between November 7 - 18, 2016.

    Contact Email Only
    [email protected]
    Bob Gray, Instructor
    Digital Video Production
    Suncoast Technical College


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