Do your homework.

These are the best (and most trustworthy) places to gather information about casting, acting and the film industry.

Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television

The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television website has job listings, in-production listings and more.

Oregon Media Production Association

OMPA is the largest nonprofit association for commercial, film and TV professionals in Oregon, uniting crew, talent agencies, producers, directors and others who cater to the industry.

MOPAN

The Mid-Oregon Production Arts Network is an economic development association for media production professionals centered in and near Lane County, Oregon, and is a non-profit, volunteer group. MOPAN has recently merged with OMPA. Check the site for updates.

SOFaT

The mission of Southern Oregon Film and Television is to promote and strengthen the development of film, video, and multimedia production in Southern Oregon and to serve as the voice of those industries in the region.

SourceOregon

SourceOregon is the OMPA’s film and video production directory, which provides a listing of media professionals and support services from around the state, including production companies, casting directors, talent agents and managers.

SAGIndie.com

The Screen Actors Guild site for independent filmmakers outlines the various contracts available for utilizing SAG talent.

SAG Franchised Agent List

Here you’ll find a complete list of talent agents in Portland, OR franchised by the Screen Actors Guild.  Find Portland under the “Locals” tab. Not in Portland? Find your closest major city under the Locals” tab, then click on “Local Resources”.

AFTRA Franchised Agent List

Here you’ll find a complete list of talent agents in Portland, OR franchised by AFTRA.  Find Portland under the “Locals” tab. Not in Portland? Find your closest major city under the Locals” tab, then click on “Local Resources”.

SAG-AFTRA

The new website for the merged actors’ unions.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

The world’s largest online movie database.

Extras Only

We don’t do extras casting, except on a small scale and in rare circumstances. When we do, we usually pull from our pool of professional actors, so if you’re in our database and something comes up, you’ll be considered (see Submissions page for instructions). If you’re looking for a company that specializes in background casting in the Northwest, try Extras Only instead.

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