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7th Annual Meals for Monologues

We here at Cast Iron Studios are firm believers in giving back, especially during the holiday season.  We’re happy to announce our seventh annual “Meals for Monologues” canned food drive-slash-holiday get-together.

Meals for Monologues
Food Drive Benefiting

&

Cookies ‘n Cocoa
with

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM* (M4M)
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (cookies)

1430 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97214

3 NON-PERISHABLES
GET YOU SEEN BY A CASTING DIRECTOR
** FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED — AUDITION SLOTS ARE LIMITED **

Actors from far and wide, you’re invited to come to our offices for an open general audition call, where you can be seen by a casting director in exchange for three (3) non-perishable food items benefiting the Oregon Food Bank.

  • Bring HEADSHOT & RESUME (stapled back-to-back or resume printed on back of photo).
  • Perform a short, prepared monologue (or two!) of your own choosing.
  • Choose a contemporary piece (we just don’t cast much Shakespeare).
  • Audition slots are 2 MINUTES MAX, so make the best use of your time!
  • No appointment necessary.  No phone calls.  One day only.  First come, first served. There are only so many auditions we can squeeze into the day; we appreciate your understanding if we run out of time!
  • If you’re a repped actor and a regular to our studio, we encourage you to drop off your non-perishables and leave audition slots open to the unrepped actors who may be new to us. (Repped and still want us to see what you’ve got? Try the self-tape option! Details below.)
  • Collection bins will be in our office from 11/20-12/1, for those unable to attend/donate on the day.

COOKIES ‘N COCOA

Join us at the end of the day for an assortment of cookies and a hot cocoa! We’ll provide the sweet treats, you provide the Oregon Food Bank donations and good cheer!

*No auditions will take place 12:00PM-12:30PM & 3:30PM-4:00PM to give Casting Directors a short break.

Not sure what to bring? Check out OFB’s list of Most Wanted Items and this article on How to Donate Food So It Won’t Go to Waste.

Spread the word! RSVP and share our Facebook Event.

SELF-TAPE AUDITIONS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Not in Portland, but still want to audition? Repped by an agent, regularly seen at our office, and helping us out by leaving audition slots open to unrepped talent who may be new to us? We will accept demo reels or self-tapes from actors who are Oregon local hires (meaning you have a physical address in Oregon and/or are repped by an Oregon talent agency), in exchange for a screenshot of your donation to the Oregon Food Bank. Submission must be received by November 28th to guarantee viewing by our casting directors. See instructions below.

SELF-TAPE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS FOR OUT-OF-TOWN ACTORS

  • You must be an OREGON LOCAL HIRE to submit for this general audition.
  • Self-taped monologue or professional demo reel must be no longer than TWO MINUTES.
  • If self-taping, be sure you are framed in a CLOSE-UP (head and shoulders), with good lighting and sound. Typically, you would direct your lines to the side of camera, not directly into the lens (it may help to use a real human off-camera).
  • Submission MUST be a LINK to view your video online, NOT a FILE attached to your email. Upload your video to VimeoYouTube or a similar platform and send us the direct URL only. Emails containing video attachments will be deleted.
  • You may password-protect your video, but be sure to send us the password with your submission.
  • Go to http://oregonfoodbank.org/donatenow to make your donation.
  • Please list “Meals for Monologues” in the Leave a comment text box on the donation form.
  • Please send a screenshot or PDF of your donation receipt with your submission.
  • You may include one headshot and resume (or a link to an online casting profile) with your submission.
  • Include your name, contact information, and city where you are currently based.
  • Please confirm in your email that you are a local hire, either because you have a physical address in Oregon or are repped by an Oregon talent agent or manager.
  • Email submission to talent[at]castironstudios.com, subject heading: M4M Local Hire. (Replace [at] with @ in the email address.)
  • Deadline for self-tape submissions is November 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST. We cannot guarantee your video will be reviewed if received after the deadline.

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Open Call for Transgender Actors

Cast Iron Studios teams with the Casting Society of America to hold open casting call for transgender actors on Sunday, October 22, 2017


Update: Barring any cancellations, all spots are currently full. Please join our mailing list, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop about future casting calls and general auditions. You are also invited to join us at our upcoming Meals for Monologues food drive and open casting call, benefiting the Oregon Food Bank on November 28th, 2017. All are welcome!

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Cast Iron Studios, along with CSA members around the world, will be opening their offices to union and non-union transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors). Artists who are professionally trained as well as those actively pursuing professional careers as performers are welcome to attend. Artists will be given an opportunity to do a prepared scene in front of a panel of professional casting directors.

The open call will offer underrepresented actors the opportunity of auditioning in a professional environment, while introducing casting directors to undiscovered gems and a pool of talent who, with the right training, could become the next generation of diverse film and television stars.

To register, please follow this link.

Things to know:

  • As a limited number of spots are available, please only register if you have previously taken acting classes and/or have performed professionally (on stage or on camera).
  • If you are represented by a Northwest talent agent and already known to our office, we encourage you to leave these spaces open to new and unrepped actors. You are welcome to submit a self-taped audition to us instead. Please contact us via your agent to make arrangements.
  • Your scene should be 1-2 minutes long and ideally be a dialogue between two people. You can bring your own reader, or an extra set of pages and one of our staff will read with you.
  • You’re welcome to use one of our sample audition sides or choose your own. Pick a scene that best represents you and your ability.
  • If using our sample sides, please prepare only the lines of the character whose name appears at the top of the page; the off-camera reader will read all of the other characters. You may disregard character descriptions and change gender identifiers as you see fit. Be sure to bring an extra copy for the reader, if you’ve made any changes to the dialogue.
  • NOTE: Participants will be required to sign a basic release allowing CSA members to view and internally distribute scenes.
  • If you can no longer attend, please be sure to cancel your audition via the registration link, so that others are able to participate.

To register, please follow this link.

Please help us spread the word about this opportunity!

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Casting Call: Physicians or Medical Residents, Business Owners, Executives, & HR Professionals

Casting Call: Stand-Ins for HBO Series, August 15-19, 2017

Calling all Oregon/SW Washington stand-ins and people with significant on-set experience!

We’re looking for STAND-INS for the Untitled Alan Ball HBO Series, shooting in Portland August 15-19, 2017.

If you fit the specs below, have pretty open availability on our dates, and know your way confidently around a TV or film set, please fill out our Extras Submission Form ASAP, and include in the notes that you’re applying for a STAND-IN role.

All roles are paid at $123.50 for a 9.5 hour guarantee, plus overtime. Deadline is Thursday, August 10th, 2017.

STAND-IN ROLES:

ROLE #1: Middle-Eastern Male, age 18-30, 5’9″, 126 lbs, black hair

ROLE #2: Caucasian Male, age 20-40, 6’0″, 195 lbs, wavy brown to reddish-brown hair

ROLE #3: Latino Male, age 18-30, 6’1″, 165 lbs, shoulder-length dark brown hair

ROLE #4: Caucasian Male, age 20-40, 5’11”, 170 lbs, wavy dark brown hair

ROLE #5: Caucasian Male, age 45-65, 6’5″, 240 lbs, grey hair

Do you fit one of the descriptions above? Apply now:

Extras Submission Form

NOTES:

Being a stand-in is an important job that requires you to know and duplicate every action that your character does, so we are especially interested in people with prior experience.

If you’ve never done it before, but have worked several times on set, we might still consider you, if your sizes very closely match our actors and you can follow detailed instructions.

If you don’t fit these specs, but have done lots of stand-in work in the past, you may still complete the application form. Let us know that you are applying for future stand-in work.

PS: If you previously filled out our Extras Submission Form, we already have your information on file and will be in contact if you are the right type for one of the roles we are casting. No need to complete a new application. Thanks!

Please, no phone calls or drop-by visits. No other roles are available at this time. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and future casting calls.

 

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