The inaugural New Works Virtual Festival, founded by actors Kevin Pollack with Bart Shatto and Jim Auld, will feature twenty plays performed online by acclaimed performers and artists. Originally scheduled for this month, the festival has been postponed until November due to scheduling conflicts. New dates will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the festival is looking for editors familiar with Premiere to assist on the editing of the virtual plays. The job will consist mainly of cutting down video from Zoom calls, as well as editing out flubs.
All of the festival's proceeds will go The Actors Fund, the 501 (c)(3) charitable organization supporting performers and behind-the-scenes workers in entertainment, helping over 17,000 people each year. Among the performers scheduled to participate this years are Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin; Oscar-nominees Kathleen Turner, Marsha Mason and Chris Sarandon; George Wendt, Richard Kind, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dan Lauria, Richard Pryor Jr., Elaine Hendrix, Bruce Vilanch, Carmen Cusack and RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert among many, many others.
"It's an honor that all these famous names are contributing their talents to this festival," Pollack told us in a recent interview (which you can read in full here). "The Actors Fund has done a lot for many actors in the community, and I'm so glad that some of the biggest names in TV, film and Broadway are giving up their time and talent to support not only a worthy cause, but new writers and new voices."
If you are interested in applying to serve as an editor for the festival, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, while copying the e-mail addresses of Pollack (email@example.com) and Jim Auld (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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