Open Casting Call: Bill Marinella Casting in Savannah
Savannah Regional Film Commission Hires Executive Director
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Savannah Regional Film Commission (SRFC), an AFCI certified Film Commission, announced today that Erin Fraser has been named the new SRFC Executive Director. She will begin in the position on January 3, 2023.
“We are excited to have Erin Fraser join us as the new Savannah Regional Film Commission Executive Director. She is a seasoned veteran whose experience and connections will be beneficial in leading the Savannah Regional Film Commission and grow the entertainment production industry in our region,” said Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison.
Fraser got her start in entertainment production as a senior assistant to Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels where she helped in the development and launch of Conan O’Brien’s Late Night as well as working on Wayne’s World 2, Tommy Boy and Black Sheep.
Fraser was then tapped as a producer for Broadway Video, Michael’s production company, serving as associate producer on A Night at the Roxbury, co-producer on Superstar and executive producer on The Ladies’ Man.
She also worked as a staff writer for Saturday Night Live as well as an associate producer and talent executive for Burly Bear Network, where she was responsible for developing talent and producing original programming.
Most recently, Fraser produced the feature Rushed working with writer and lead Siobhan Fallon-Hogan. The psychological thriller was released in summer 2021 in both theaters and streaming in collaboration with Lars von Triers’ Zentropa Entertainment. Also in 2021, she wrapped filming for Shelter in Solitude where she served as producer. The drama is being considered for festival appearances in advance of its theatrical release.
“I am excited to join SEDA at such a pivotal time in the recognition and growth of the Savannah region as a leading destination for both film and business interests. The demographics, business friendly environment and high standard of living in the Savannah area will drive continued growth in the years to come. I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience to help the team continue the great work to date,” said Fraser.
The Savannah Regional Film Commission is responsible for overseeing the marketing and selling of the Savannah region to the film and television industry. In 2021, the entertainment production industry had a direct spend of $114 million with 88 professional production and 39 student productions including The Girl from Plainville, The Menu and the soon to be released Devotion.
A part of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, the SRFC was the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Film Commission by the Location Mangers Guild International for their work on The Underground Railroad, an Amazon television series based on the book by Colson Whitehead. Additionally, Savannah was named the number two “Best Small Cities and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” in MovieMaker magazine’s annual ranking. Savannah has consistently been ranked in the top four since 2015, taking the #1 spot in 2020, 2019, 2017, and 2016.
Beth Nelson, who has served as Executive Director for the past seven years and spearheaded the phenomenal growth of the entertainment production industry in the Savannah region, is ready for the next challenge in her career.
“I am very proud to have served as the founding executive director of the Savannah Regional Film Commission,” said Nelson. “It has been a privilege to do my part to move the Savannah film and television industry to the next level and experience the huge success of the last few years. I am very appreciative of SEDA’s vision and support as we took on the challenge of creating the film commission from the ground up. We have achieved the goals that we set out to accomplish and I feel the SRFC can continue with new leadership as I embark on another challenge. Growing the film and television production industry in Savannah has been my passion for many years, and that will continue as I serve the industry in a different capacity. I will continue to work closely with the SRFC office in a supportive way as I move on to other opportunities in the industry.”
Savannah Economic Development Authority President and CEO Trip Tollison praised Beth’s work in growing the industry.
“Beth Nelson is a great advocate for the entertainment production industry in the Savannah region. She has worked tirelessly to sell and market our region to the world, grow our local crew base, establish strong relationships with our local community and most importantly made entertainment production a sustainable industry for our region, said Tollison. “We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors and thank her for her service.”
Open Casting Call: Origin and Fear the Walking Dead
Open Casting Call for Feature Film: Origin and TV Series: Fear the Walking Dead
Casting Agent: Bill Marinella
Where: Halo Models and Talent Agency
1319 Bull Street, Suite C
Savannah, GA 31401
When: Friday December 2nd
2:30pm – 6:30pm
email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Michelin-Starred Chefs Who Made ‘The Menu’
On Location: Savannah’s Finest Dining Is on Display in ‘The Menu’ – A Conde Nast Traveller article
Opening in theaters tomorrow, November 18, The Menu shot on Tybee Island, though viewers likely won’t recognize it. Check out this interview with the film’s production designer Ethan Tobman about making the Southeast look like the Northwest.
Devotion Music Video “Not Alone”
Joe Jonas and Kahlid unveil their music video for “Not Alone”, from Jonas’ new film Devotion in an article for People.com.
Devotion, which shot in the Savannah region in the first part of 2021, is a film about “a pair of U.S. Navy fighter pilots [who] risk their lives during the Korean War and become some of the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.”
The film stars Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell and will premier in theaters nation-wide on November 23, 2022.
The Menu: Out In Theaters Friday Nov 18th
The Menu is in theaters this Friday November 18th! The film, according to a review by Thom Ernst for Original Cin, “is the most entertaining ensemble film since Knives Out, and the most engaging horror-satire since Get Out. But no matter what comparisons and assumptions are made, The Menu will not be the movie you expect.” The Menu was filmed entirely in the Savannah region employing many Savannah crew members.
Mountain Film On Tour Savannah Screening
Don’t miss this special Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah screening at Service Brewing!
Mountainfilm on Tour – Savannah hosts a special screening of documentary films in honor of Veterans Day each year where attendees can enjoy food, drink, and a series of fascinating documentary films.
The 9th Annual Honoring Our Veterans event features a playlist of seven short documentary films including:
- Stranger at the Gate: Returning home from a long career in the U.S. Marine Corps, Richard “Mac” McKinney found himself struggling under the weight of a ferocious rage fueled by 25 years of an indoctrinated hatred of Muslims. Desperate to take action in the name of his country, McKinney set out to commit an unthinkable crime against his community’s mosque. His plans took an unexpected path however when he faced his enemy head-on.
- Breaking Trail: Filmmaker and Film Subject Emily Ford sets out with a borrowed Husky sled dog, Diggins, to complete the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in the midst of winter. Not only is she the first woman to attempt the feat, but she is also the first LBGTQ+ person of color to embark on the adventure. As her story gathers momentum in local, national and international press, Emily learns she’s become a figurehead to encourage those who don’t feel like they belong in wild places — especially people of color — to spend more time in nature.
- Loon: When hiking the Appalachian Trail, thru-hikers often choose a trail name that says something about their home or their history. Mike Freed, now in his 80s, chose the name Loon as a symbol of the spirit of the wild, interconnected lakes of his Minnesota homeland. The Appalachian Trail is also where Loon had a revelation about what course of action to take with his 2,000-acre expanse of unfragmented land in the pristine Boundary Waters.
General admission: $25. Veterans get in FREE! Please text 912.344.1278 to reserve veteran tickets.
Casting Call: Fear The Walking Dead
Fear The Walking Dead (FEATURED RATE!)
Real-Life Arm Amputee
Must have an open/flexible schedule to apply for this role. Work dates are TBD.
Seeking talent that is missing a limb in real life ONLY. Please do not submit unless you are an actual Amputee that is missing a limb. Production is especially seeking those with left arm amputations.
Work Date(s): Dates are subject to change. Please do not apply if you are not fully available.
Filming will take place sometime between Thursday, November 17th 2022 through Monday, December 5th 2022
Age: 18 and up
Gender: Open to All
Ethnicity: Open to All
New Updated Rate
Rate: $300/8 + Fitting Rate: $21/2 + Covid Bump: $50 (for non-work dates)
Location: Savannah, GA
Call Time: TBD Expect to work a 10-12 hour day. Keep your entire day/evening free for filming
Fitting: TBD Fitting is required.
COVID Testing: TBD Mandatory. You MUST COVID test with Production in Savannah the day before each work date. Mandatory, no exceptions even if you have been vaccinated. You will receive the COVID Test Bump only on non-filming days. You will also be required to COVID test the day before your costume fitting.
Vehicle: Transportation not provided. You must have reliable transportation to and from Covid testing, fitting, and filming date.
Must be willing to work as local, no additional gas or travel bumps.
TBD Travel / Lodging for those 3 hours or more away from Savannah
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