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In Memoriam: Robin Langford and Mark Lewis

The Oregon film and television acting community recently lost two of its own. We wanted to take a moment to remember them and their contribution to our industry and their extraordinary lives.

RobinLangfordRobin Langford

Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, Robin studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Cheltenham Boys College. Not long after moving to Portland, he was cast in NBC’s Grimm, as “Claude Frenay”, a member of the Resistance (Season 3, episodes 7 and 8).

Storyteller, screenwriter, poet and author, you can read more about Robin on his website.



MarkLewisMark Lewis

A professional storyteller, as well as an author and teacher, Mark appeared in the Christmas episode in Season 3 of TNT’s Leverage as “Santa Frank”.

Co-owner of Laughing Moon, Inc., you can find many memories of Mark (and share your own) on his Facebook page.

PHOTOS: Portland’s ‘Wild’ Cast & Crew Screening

If you attended Portland’s Wild cast and crew screening on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at the Hollywood Theatre, or just want to see fabulous photos from the event, this is the blog post for you! This is just a sampling of photos taken on the night. You can find the full gallery of photos here.

Photo Credits: Nathan Coltrane & amber smith with SpokenRAD


Lights, camera, action at the Hollywood Theatre!


Casting Director Lana Veenker, author Cheryl Strayed, Casting Director Eryn Goodman, and Casting Associate Ranielle Gray.


Actors Jeffree Newman and Robert Alan Barnett.


Actor Randy Schulman with author Cheryl Strayed.


Agent Mary Dangerfield, author Cheryl Strayed, and actress Jeanine Jackson.


Ranger danger? Ranger awesomeness!


Actors Greg James and Jerry Bell.


Author Cheryl Strayed with actor Jerry Carlton.

Full gallery of photos here.

Portland ‘Wild’ Premiere and Red-Carpet Madness on AM Northwest, KINK FM

On Monday, December 8th, Portland’s Cinema 21 welcomed actresses Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern, director Jean-Marc Vallée, author Cheryl Strayed, and producer Bruna Papandrea at the red-carpet premiere of Wild.

AM Northwest producer Tammy Hernandez was on hand to talk to all of them (as well as our own Lana Veenker) about the joys and benefits of shooting the film in Oregon.

Update: Catch also this segment on the Portland Wild premiere by Sheila Hamilton on KINK FM:

They’re… The Librarians: “…and the Horns of a Dilemma”

Don’t miss these Pacific Northwest actors in an all new episode of “The Librarians” tonight at 8PM on TNT.

Sean McGrath, Sonya Davis, Shaunyce Omar, Mathew Bostrom.

Sean McGrath, Sonya Davis, Shaunyce Omar, Mathew Bostrom.

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