Published on Mar 20, 2017

CastNorth is seeking Extras for the Production Christmas Inheritance  filming in North Bay March 24th- April 8th!

What we are looking for:
-Male Professional looks Age 18-65 no visible tattoos, Any Ethnicity
-Female Professional looks Age 18-65, no visible tattoos, Any Ethnicity
-Children and Teens Age 6-17 Any Ethnicity
-One Age 5-7 female child-- must have blonde hair.

Adults :Days can be long, you must be available for a full shoot day (sometimes 12 hours)
Crowds Needed: Friday March 24th, Sat April 1st, Tues April 4th, Sat April 8th.
No Experience is Necessary to Apply.

Please send a recent photo with contact number, minors must have parents send!
For those who have been on our shows before, please resubmit!
In Subject line: Christmas Inheritance Child or Adult ( whatever you are!)

Submission Deadline: Thursday March 23 @ 12noon
This is a paid Opportunity!!



Published on Mar 16, 2017

Title: Dealing With Death
Synopsis: An abstract, minimalist short film, intertwined and edited into a documentary detailing real-life accounts of healthcare professionals who deal with death regularly, as well as the lack of coping mechanisms available and provided to healthcare professionals. 

Producer-Director: Ty Reinhardt
Location: Sudbury, ON
Shooting Dates: TBD with actor/actress that is cast. Depends on availability of cast and crew.
Remuneration: None, but ACTRA-certified (via Motion Picture Arts @ Laurentian University); ACTRA members and non-members welcome!

This documentary is casting roles for an abstract, minimalist story that will be cut into the film representing the overarching theme and narrative of this documentary. If you require more information, please do not hesitate to detail your questions in your casting inquiry via email or phone call. Please provide resume and headshots with your emailed casting inquiry.

Character Breakdown:
- 1 woman (aged 18-30, all races, shapes, and sizes welcome)
- 1 man (aged 18-30, all races, shapes, and sizes welcome)

Contact Information: Ty Reinhardt, (705) 988-1747,


Northern Ontario Productions Win Ten Times at Canadian Screen Awards 2017

Published on Mar 14, 2017

Productions #shotuphere in Northern Ontario Win Ten Times

MFM is thrilled to congratulate the cast, crews and absolutely everyone else involved in the production of Amazing Race Canada, Born to Be Blue, Letterkenny, Painted Land: In Search of the Group of Seven, Slasher & Two Lovers and a Bear on winning awards in various categories at this weekend's Canadian Screen Awards.

These productions filmed parts or the entirety of their production within the boundaries of Northern Ontario, with regional residents making outstanding contributions to each project's success.

Best Reality / Competition Program or Series
(Episode 6 of Season 3, "Who is Alex Trebek?" which was #shotuphere in Sudbury was the most viewed episode in history at time of airing).

Achievement in Music – Original Score
Achievement in Music – Original Song

Best Comedy Series
Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series
Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series

Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series

Achievement in Art Direction / Production Design
Achievement in Editing

Northern Ontario productions were named winners in ten of their twenty-nine total nominations. Please join MFM in taking a moment to congratulate nominated and winning productions as well as recognize the many other accomplishments of Northern Ontario's screen based industries.


MUSIC PANEL: Building Your Indie Music Dream Team (SSM)

Published on Mar 13, 2017

The music industry is wild and confusing, but we're here to break it all down for you. Plus, we'll help you figure out how to DIY your music career until you can pay other people to do it for you. 

On Thursday, March 16th from 6-8PM, join MFM and some great industry panelists at LopLops in Sault Ste. Marie for a crash course on all the moving parts of the music industry and engage in a discussion about building your business as an artist or music entrepreneur.



-Samantha Evert // YouRockRed

-Rachel Weldon // Kelp Management, MEGAPHONO, Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, Debaser

-Kyle Merkley // Arpix Media

-Jen McKerral (moderator) // Music and Film in Motion, Up Here festival

Check out the official Facebook Event for more info.

Admission is free. Afterwards, have a drink and share your thoughts with Al Lukas performing!


MANO RAMO Northern Ontario Media Arts Webinar

Published on Mar 3, 2017

Pre­sented by the Ontario Arts Coun­cil in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario and Near North Mobile Media Lab

Date: Mon­day, March 27, 2017
Spaces Open & Refresh­ments: 6:00 PM EST
Webi­nar: 6:30 PM EST

To reg­is­ter please email and indi­cate if you will be attend­ing any of the in–person ses­sions at the loca­tions listed below.

This free webi­nar aims to share focused infor­ma­tion on Media Arts for north­ern Ontario artists and orga­ni­za­tions.  We will be dis­cussing the OAC’s grants and ser­vices, as well as MANO’s role and ser­vices within the provin­cial media arts sec­tor. Invited media arts orga­ni­zation Near North Mobile Media Lab will share with us their lat­est project encom­pass­ing six com­mu­ni­ties across north­ern Ontario.


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