Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office

Production Calls

  • 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

  • 10/19/16
  • Casting Call

    Ringling College of Art & Design presents
    S I n g u l a r I t y
                  Written & Directed by Jake Wojenski
               Produced by Tierney Drach and Derek Donley

    A businessman in desperate need of a connection struggles to balance his safe passionless marriage with a surprise visitor from his toxic past.

    Alec (25-30)
    Idealistic and self-conscious. He is a Former addict trying to overcome his past by conforming to a socially acceptable dream of success.

    Victoria (24-30)
    Adventurous and sporadic. She has sunken features, a hard exterior, and cares more about the pleasures of life than what others think.

    Kate (24-30)
    Composed, passive aggressive and compassionate. Her good intentions can easily be mistaken for nagging.

    [email protected]

  • 10/18/16
  • Casting Call Social Media Post

    CBS Studios needs help with a casting call for their drama diversity initiative.  They plan to hold CALL BACK auditions in Miami November 10-11, 2016. 

    Social Media blurb:

    The CBS DRAMA DIVERSITY CASTING INITIATIVE is a nationwide program geared towards finding new break-out talent. The initiative, which is part of the CBS Diversity Institute, is designed to provide opportunities for underrepresented talent across the country, including areas with limited access to industry professionals. SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 13th – OCTOBER 28th, 2016. EMAIL your completed and signed application, headshot and resume (if available), the signed Videographer Release (if applicable) and a link to your self-taped audition to one of the email addresses below.





    If you have any questions about the auditions or project, contact:

    Dorey Poder
    Manager, Casting
    CBS Studios
    [email protected]

  • 10/14/16
  • Casting Call for Monday 10/17

    OPEN CASTING CALL: Monday October 17, 2016 at 7:00pm


    A Ringling College Studio Lab/Semkhor Networks Production

    Directed by and Starring: Justin Long

    Written by: Justin and Christian Long

    Produced by: Tony Stopperan

    Executive Produced by: David Shapiro, Justin Long and Christian Long

    The Ringling College of Art and Design Studio Lab and Semkhor Networks are holding an open casting call for local talent on a new untitled web series starring and directed by Justin Long.


    Synopsis: This web series explores the realities and contrivances of internet stardom, a world in which high-schooler Stephen Blatt (Long) finds himself struggling to stay afloat as his internet fame blossoms. Note: This is not a student film; however, students from Ringling College or Art and Design will be integrated into the production's departments.


    When: 7pm – 9pm | Monday October 17, 2016

    Where: Roskamp 1 “The Collaboratory”

    Ringling College of Art & Design

    2700 North Tamiami Trail

    Sarasota, FL 34234

    Shoot Dates: 10/22 - 11/02/16*

    Location: Sarasota, Florida

    Pay: $100/day. SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement (pending). Seeking local hires/talent able to work as local hires. Further compensation and details to be negotiated (such as travel, accommodations, per diem, etc.).



    Role Type: Supporting

    Male. Age Range: 15-19. All Ethnicities. Must be 18+ to play a teen.


    Role Type: Supporting

    Male. Age Range: 15-19. All Ethnicities. Must be 18+ to play a teen.


    Role Type: Supporting.

    Male. Age Range: 15-19. All Ethnicities. Must be 18+ to play a teen.



    Role Type: Supporting. Male. Age Range: 15-19. All Ethnicities. Must be 18+ to play a teen.


    All genders, ages, and ethnicities.

    Contact Tony Stopperan at [email protected] with any questions.


  • 09/09/16
  • September Film Networking Mixer





    Comics! Graphic Novels! Crossovers to TV, FILM, VIDEO GAMES & MORE! The Business/Art/design/creation/adaptation...
    PLAN TO ATTEND If any of the above interests you
    or anyone you know,
    , which will be held at the Ringling College's Dr. Larry Thompson Academic Center, and will feature the extraordinary powerhouse in those industries/genres, BOB LAYTONHe is a comics creator, writer, artist, and designer, as well as an entrepreneur and filmmaker. He recreated Iron Man - Ant Man - and much more...

    Official Website of Filmmaker, Writer, and 
    a visionary of the comics industry.



  • 09/08/16
  • Desperate Landscape - Backyard Casting Edition

    Now Casting for America's Most Desperate Landscape - Backyard Edition!

    For the first time ever, DIY Network's Jason Cameron is looking looking for dreadful, chaotic, overgrown, absolutely hopeless and desperate backyards for America's Most Desperate Landscape.

    Jason and his team will bring a massive two-day transformation to your backyard. Think building decks and pergolas, fences and walkways, and much more. Got a pathetic pool? Jason would love to tackle that, too!

    Is your backyard desperate enough for a total transformation?  We want to hear from you.

    To apply, follow the guidelines below and send info to:

    [email protected]

    Entry Guidelines:

    1.    In your email, include your name, contact info and short explanation about yourself, your yard and why we should select you for AMDL.

    2.     Three pictures of your back yard - make sure they are wide shots (25MB email limit on the pictures.)

    3.    Brief video* showcasing your yard and your personality. Post it on YouTube and send us a link. 

    *You need to show us your desperation... your desperate yard and show us your personality and why we should bring the AMDL team to your home for the biggest backyard landscape invasion of the year. *

    Entries accepted until October 14, 2016.

  • 08/31/16
  • Opportunities for Women in Film

    The Center for Investigative Reporting is now accepting applications for two fantastic new opportunities for women in film, as part of a larger program aimed at promoting gender parity in documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism. 

    The first program is a filmmakers-in-residence program for early-career female filmmakers. It's a paid position of $50,000 + benefits for a ten month period, plus resources and funding to help the selected filmmakers complete their projects. See:

     The second invites established women filmmakers to participate in creating a documentary series for distribution in the fall of 2017. Filmmakers will receive a grant of up to $95,000 to complete their work. See:

     All interested candidates are urged to apply ASAP! 

  • 08/29/16
  • International Film Festival

    Hello Inspired Minds crew & fans,

    We are so excited about our first international film festival! It will be here in two weeks! Filmmakers from all over the world will attend and screen their short films. We will also have special screenwriters events, and a special forum for teens. This all day event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in SRQ,  Saturday, September 10th from 10-8:30 PM. There are activities and films for all ages. 

    Please take a look at our link to see our schedule of events. This is a rare opportunity to see award winning films that inspire change or a new perspective. You will also have a chance to meet and mingle with outstanding filmmakers. 

    This is a GREAT opportunity for young filmmakers, and film fans of all ages. Below is a link to purchase your tickets. I would be them soon we have limited seats available.  Please share this event! As this is our first festival, we really need your help promoting it. 

    We also need volunteers. If you are interested, please let me know ASAP. We need teens and adults.


  • 08/25/16
  • Casting Call - Cherry - Ringling Student Film

    CHERRY - F - 23-25
    - Long hair falls past or around shoulders.
    - 5’7” to 5’10”
    - Very intelligent.
    - Studied English with a minor in political science.
    - Went to school at the University of North Carolina, but moved back to
    her hometown (Edenton, North Carolina) shortly after graduation.
    - She comes from a very wealthy family, but you would never be able to
    tell by the
    way she presents herself, or by talking to her.
    - Has traveled the world since she was a child. Very cultured.
    - Never been in a relationship.
    - Has a close group of friends, but not many.
    - Her self-worth is based off of how those around her perceive her.

    KURT - M - 28-30
    - Hair falls almost at shoulders.
    -Mustache / beard.
    -5’10” to 6’3”.
    -Looks like a mixture of Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain.
    -Dropped out of college after a year. Intelligent, but not book smart.
    -Comes from a middle class family. Has never had to worry about money.
    -Works for his father at a construction company, but deals with clients
    and the bookkeeping.
    -Very laid back and easy going, never worries about much.
    -Has a long line of ex-girlfriends / lovers.
    -Has many friends.

    FILMING DATES: Sept. 30th, Oct. 1st, 7th & 8th

    CONTACT: Tierney Drach, Producer [email protected]


  • 08/12/16

    The Sarasota County Film & Entertainment office congratulates Sarasota resident Frances Presley Rice, for several of her screenplays/scrips winning numerous awards recently:  Frances  is the executive producer with the Sarasota-based independent production company, Block Starz Music Television LLC.

    Her historical screenplay, HEROIC ONCE UPON A TIME, was selected as a Quarter-Finalist in the 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition, the twelfth year of this global contest. The competition received a record total of 6,315 entries and the Quarter-Finalists represent the top 10% of all entries in this year’s contest. Past winners have written feature films such as the upcoming movie The Accountant starring Ben Affleck,  The Judge starring Robert Downing Jr., Headhunter’s Calling starring Gerard Butler, Maggie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dorothy’s Return starring Patrick Stewart & La Michele, and many more.  TV shows written by some of the past winners include 24, The Flash, Justified, Walking Dead, The Mentalist, Bones, Sleepy Hollow, Bates Motel and numerous others.

    Two of Frances’ scripts were winners in the Capital Fund Screenplay Competition (CFSC), which contest is unique in that “your scripts are read directly by investors that buy projects and fund films at the studio level domestically and abroad” and it is “ranked in the Top 20 Screenplay Contests next to Scriptapalooza, Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios, Script Pipeline, Page International” and others.

     Her historical screenplay, OSCAR MICHEAUX – THE CZAR OF BLACK HOLLYWOOD, is the CFSC’s “Lucky 7 Genre Category Winner: Historical.” There was one winner per category. (Action Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Historical, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense Thriller/Horror).  Notably, Frances co-produced the critically-acclaimed documentary film with the same title that was nominated for a Black Reel Award as the “Outstanding Independent Documentary” by the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF).

    Her police drama screenplay, MELISA'S RED LINE IN MEMPHIS, made the CFSC‘s Hot 100 Winners list. This list is sent to buyers and financiers around the world.  

    Additionally, Frances’ credits include having co-written and co-produced the documentary film IN THE HOUR OF CHAOS which tells the story of the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. (father of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) who rose from an impoverished childhood in the violent backwoods of Georgia to become patriarch of one of the most famous – and tragedy-plagued – families in history.

    She also wrote and co-produced a series of short documentaries as part of the series PROFILES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUCCESS that features African-American entrepreneurs who overcame incredible obstacles and achieved success against the odds in the late 19th century and early 21th century.

    Frances is also the co-creator, co-writer and executive producer of a new TV talk show concept THE BLACK-O-SCOPE SHOW WITH TEDDY LANE JR. that presents news and views in a humorous way from an African-American perspective. The show’s pilot was aired on Newsmax TV and all of the episodes are now available for viewing free on the Internet as webisodes.

    CONGRATULATIONS, FRANCES!  Sarasota Screenwriter & Success Story!



  • 08/12/16
  • Roy W. Dean 2016 Fall Film Grant Now Accepting Submissions

    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 September 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, $ 700 one week DSLR camera package rental from Birns & Sawyer, 25% discount on confirm and deliverables services from Light Iron, 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 [email protected] or call 805-984-0098

  • 08/10/16
  • SUGAR - See preview on WEDU

    This Thursday 8/11/16 at 8 PM WEDU is broadcasting a ten minute segment on ‘Sugar’ Production with Dylan McDermott and Ringling College.

    For Facebook, here’s the link to promo video:

  • 08/08/16
  • Submit your virtual library content


    Jaunt launches publishing platform
    Virtual reality content creators are invited to submit their 360-stories
    for review, in a bid by the company to create a curated hot spot of cinematic VR.


  • 08/03/16
  • Audience Awards- Please Vote For SCFEO!!!!


    Dear Production Community,

    We want just a couple of minutes of your quick review and then  your VOTE if you like what you see!  The Sarasota County film office has several items in competition for "Creativity Awards" with the Association of Film Commissioners International, and YOU can vote for your favorites.  Here's the link:, just click through and roam around to look at our entries and then, vote for us if you think we deserve it.  It's anonymous, so no one is going to plague you with emails no matter how you vote. :)

    We are listed in three categories!

    Best Promotional Swag - We have 3 items.
    Best Ad Design - We have 2 items.
    Best Logo - We have 1 item. 

    Many thanks from Jeanne and Tina ~ Your Sarasota County film commission Team!


    Creativity Awards Voting

    The Creativity Awards submission window closes July 31, 2016 with contest

    Voting is open to the public at large. To participate in the voting process,


    1.   voting commencing on August 1 - 19, 2016.

    2.   voters must register as a user on The Audience Awards (TAA) website at

    Once registered as a user, voters can then cast their vote for any entry within any category for the Creativity Awards. Users can cast a

    3.   vote once a day each day during the voting period (August 1- 19).

    4.   Film commission participants of the contest are also eligible to participate to vote.

    For additional information regarding voting terms and eligibility see the YOUR TAA Account and Voting Terms and the TAA FAQ page.

    Winners will be announced at Cineposium 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia between September 22-24.

  • 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

    [email protected].

  • 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
    [email protected]
    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 [email protected]

    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 [email protected]

    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 [email protected]

  • 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 [email protected]

  • 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 [email protected] or call 805-984-0098.

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

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

    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
    email [email protected]

  • 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 [email protected] 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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