Monthly Archives: April 2014

5 Ways to Recognize an Acting or Modeling Scam

Lana’s latest expert column, courtesy of Backstage. One day, when I was about 19, my friend Rich* showed up on my doorstep gushing that a “talent scout” had stopped him on the street on the way over. The scout was … Continue reading

PBJ Interview: Casting Director Lana Veenker on Tax Credits, Actors and Being Starstruck

Check out Erik Siemers’s April 25th interview with Lana Veenker for the Portland Business Journal. See also PBJ’s recent blog post on our development division.

Portland casting director raising funds to finance Oregon-made films

A peek at what has been happening behind the scenes at Cast Iron Studios, thanks to the Portland Business Journal. By Erik Siemers Apr 24, 2014 Lana Veenker has played a role in some of the biggest film and TV … Continue reading

Thank Grimm It’s Friday: “Nobody Knows the Trubel I’ve Seen”

Don’t miss these Pacific Northwest actors on “Grimm“ on NBC (airing Saturday 7pm in Portland, due to the Blazer playoff game).