Location Scout Training

So you’re interested in joining the film industry? Looking for a creative side gig? Please join Film Birmingham on Tuesday, April 19th from 4:00 -6:00 pm for our first every Location Scout Training Seminar. The seminar will include an on-site scouting session at the Lyric Theatre as well as an instructional presentation on best practices, location scout basics, and how to maximize our ReelScout database. Please bring a smartphone or camera to take photos at

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Women in Film Career Panel

Join Sidewalk for a free career panel featuring women working in different aspects of film & media! This panel is free with RSVP and will also be live-streamed at 7 pm on March 22. This panel is an ideal setting for current students and recent graduates to learn and ask questions about breaking into filmmaking and media careers. Panelists: Kayla Gladney, Kelsey Harrison Ianuzzi, Anissa Latham Moderator: Jessica Chriesman

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MEET THE FILM COMMUNITY: KIWI LANIER

Interview by Tonia Trotter Photos by Ambre Amari This August marks Sidewalk Film Festival’s 23rd year. The nationally recognized festival is the premier event for the nonprofit organization dedicated to building audiences for independent film and encouraging filmmaking in Alabama. Celebrating inclusion and diversity, Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema also produces the SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival and runs an array of educational programs for film fans of all ages and levels of expertise. Fueling that

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MEET THE FILMMAKERS: KEVIN KEY, JAMIE COTTLE, & KYLE ROBERTS

Interview by Tonia Trotter Photos by Ambre Amari In a downtown alleyway sits a hidden gem of a camera house and production studio in an unmarked historic building. A team of Hollywood veterans with homegrown roots have made this space their headquarters as they work to expand Birmingham’s national profile and role in the film industry. With a shared passion for creating new opportunities for our city’s workforce, Field of View‘s Kevin Key, Jamie Cottle,

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Casting for a TV Commercial

Dan Bell Casting is now casting Athletes, Sports Teams and their Coaches in the Birmingham Alabama area for a TV commercial! All types of sports and organized teams and players (e.g., basketball, baseball, softball, football, soccer, swimming, cheerleaders, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, lacrosse, ANY team activity welcome). Casting Thursday, July 11th – Sunday, July 14th in the Birmingham area. If chosen, filming is one day between July 19th – 24th. This is a paid casting

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Background Actors Needed for TV Pilot

A Comedy Central TV Pilot is looking for a diverse cast that will feature a wide range of both male and female African Americans, as well as Hispanic/Latino, Caucasian, and Asian individuals. Tattoos WITH RELEASES is a plus! They are not seeking any minors, at this time. Shoot dates: May 20-24, 2019 Rate: $8/HR Please send submissions to EMAIL: golemancastingsubmit@yahoo.com SUBJECT: JCP Include the following information: Name Aage City/State Height Weight Clothing Sizes Phone Number

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Crew for TV Pilot

A TV Pilot coming to Birmingham is taking resumes for various CREW positions. **Locals Only** Please email: JCPresumes@gmail.com Subject: AL (the position you’re submitting for) Make sure that all resumes are in PDF form.   Please note that Film Birmingham is not in charge of hiring and is not receiving resumes for this production. All resumes must be sent to the email address listed above.

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Background Actors Needed

Need for background actors. Pay is $8/hr Movie: INHERITANCE Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Filming location: Downtown Birmingham Deadline: Monday, April 1st by 5:00 PM   If you are interested, please send a current photo of yourself in the clothing of the role you’re submitting for along with your name, guaranteed full day availability, contact number, and height. NOTE: If you are sending an image from your phone, make sure to send the photo as

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Crew for Feature Film Inheritance

A Feature Film coming to Birmingham is taking resumes for various CREW positions below. Please email: inheritancemovie2018@gmail.com Subject: AL (the position you’re submitting for). **Locals Only** Project: Inheritance Dates: 02/18 – 03/29 (subject to change) Shoot Location: Birmingham and surrounding areas Director’s Assistant Office PA Set PAs Set Dresser/On Set Dresser Swing/Loader/Camera PA Drone Operator Caterer Craft Services G&E Swing Hair/MU Asst Locations Set Medic Asst Props Security (base camp off hours) SFX Coordinator Teacher

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Welcome Sidewalk Filmmakers

Welcome to Birmingham! We are pleased to have you in town for the festival. We hope to meet each and every one of you this weekend. Film Birmingham serves as the front door for film production in Greater Birmingham. For incoming film projects, we are a locations guide, a referral center for crew and other production resources, and a liaison to various municipal agencies and regional communities. For the local film community, we strive to support

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