Amanda Wright


Local Actors: Casting Call!

Looking for extras for an upcoming film shoot on either Saturday, April 29th or Saturday, May 6th. Both adults & children needed – no lines! Interested? Email Amanda for details: — Are you or your child a...
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Youth-Nex Project: Call for Interviewees!

Attention Charlottesville/Albemarle High School & College Students (Ages 14 – 21): Local nonprofit filmmaking center Light House Studio and the Youth-Nex Center at UVA are partnering to create short videos of students discussing issues faced...
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Behind the Scenes: Clark Elementary After School Film Club

Laughter and smiles filled Clark Elementary by students participating in the after school film club. The students worked together to create a film about friends who are competing to find out whose club is the best. The hallways and classrooms were transformed...
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The Time of the Social Thriller

The last person most people would expect to make a critically and commercially successful horror movie would be Jordan Peele. One half of the acclaimed sketch comedy duo Key & Peele, this January’s Get Out is the first film written and directed...
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Oscars: Wrap-Up

When I first started writing this blog in the fall, I mentioned that the thing most people dislike about the Academy Awards is how it seems like the winners are decided long before the ceremony actually happens. Back then there were multiple films that...
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2017 Short Screenplay Call

SUBMIT A SCREENPLAY TO LIGHT HOUSE STUDIO’S 3rd ANNUAL SHORT SCREENPLAY CALL! Interested in screenwriting? Want to see your story ideas developed into a short film? Light House Studio is now accepting screenplay submissions from high school and college...
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2017 Call for Applications: Your Local Nonprofit Could Win a PSA!

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LH Picks: The Virginia Film Festival

by Chandler Ferrebee There is always something fun and exciting going on in Charlottesville in the fall, but my favorite weekend is the Virginia Film Festival. I love how every year Charlottesville becomes a place for people to watch and enjoy movies...
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VFXplorers Session 2: Behind the Scenes

Campers had a blast last week in “VFXplorers”. They explored various visual effects techniques and collaborated on creative short films. On Tuesday everyone got acquainted with each other and then the students dove into effects. They used...
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Music Video: Behind the Scenes

5 days. 4 mentors. Countless actors. 3 songs from 3 local bands. A few lampshades and 1 (fake) bloody knee. An amazing group of high school filmmakers, and 3 awesome (if we do say so ourselves) music videos. Last week was a whirlwind of pre-production,...
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