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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.


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


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.


Casting Call: Persians, Mountain Bikers, Hipsters for New HBO Series

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2017


Untitled Alan Ball HBO drama series returns to Portland July 17-21, 2017.


(PORTLAND, ORE). Cast Iron Studios announced today that it is seeking experienced mountain bikers, and people of Persian descent to work as background on Alan Ball’s new HBO drama series.

The mountain bikers should be 20s-30s, with a fit, athletic build appropriate for extreme sports, and be able to bring their own mountain bike, vehicle with bike rack, and cycling shoes to set, if cast.

“They will not be cycling during the shoot,” says Casting Director Lana Veenker. “Instead, they will be seen post-race, as if they had been cycling. The stylists may even pretty them up with a bit of mud and dirt, to make it look like they were riding.”

The Portland-based casting company is also seeking extras of Persian descent for a night shoot. “We’ll mostly be hiring men and women ages 30-50, but we’ll also need some Persian children, young adults, and seniors in the mix,” Veenker stated.

The series will shoot scenes in the Portland area July 17-21, 2017. Cast Iron Studios, which also cast “Grimm” and currently “The Librarians,” is handling the local principal and extras casting.

Asked if any other background positions are available, Veenker said that Portland hipster types are always in demand for this show. “We’re constantly combing our database for great beards and mustaches,” she noted.

The positions are non-union, and pay starts at minimum wage (8-hour guarantee, plus overtime) for general extras, to between $100-$150/day for other background positions. Background performers can also earn bumps for the use of their cars, bicycles, pets, etc. Plus, minimum wage just went up to $11.25/hour on July 1st!

Those interested in working as extras on the show can submit online via the company’s extras submission form. Deadline is Wednesday, July 19th, 2017.

NOTE: This casting call is for non-union background performers only.

Please only submit if you fit the specs above. No other background or principal (speaking) roles are available at this time.

There is no charge to be listed in the company’s database, and no fees will be charged to extras who take part in the show.

For additional information, visit

No phone calls, please.


Updated 7/10/17 at 5:02 PM to clarify that all above roles are background, not principal roles! Thanks!









Casting Call: Late 20s or Early 30s Portland Couple for Credit Union Commercial

SEEKING: An awesome couple in their late 20s or early 30s living in and enjoying the Portland community.*

The commercial will be documentary-style, following the couple in their house, out and about in town at their favorite hangouts, or on nature adventures with them. Couple should be interested in sharing their lives, their home, their interests, their hobbies, and their favorite places to be in and around Portland.

*No visible tattoos, please. If they can be easily covered up, that’s OK!

SHOOTS: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -or- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
SHOOT LOCATION: Portland, OR (and perhaps your house and favorite hangouts!)
PAY: $1,250 per person

Sound like you or someone you know? Send an email ASAP to with the following info:

  1. First and Last Name of Both Members of the Couple
  2. Contact Phone Number(s)
  3. FOUR PHOTOS: One of each of you separately, one of you together, and one of your home; these can be photos you’ve already taken, or photos you snap with your cell phone just for this submission, but please be sure they resemble the way you look today! They DO NOT need to be professional photos.
  4. Let us know if you have a connection to OnPoint, such as a checking/savings account, home mortgage loan, or other membership. Please note: OnPoint connection is NOT required to submit for this casting.

**Once we receive your email, we will review your submission. If you are a good fit, you will be contacted with an appointment time. Please confirm your appointment quickly; otherwise, we may replace you with the next suitable submission.

Check out last year’s spot to get an idea of the style and scope!

No phone calls, please.

If you are represented by a talent agent, please have them submit you through Casting Frontier for this opportunity. This notice is meant for unrepresented talent.


Casting Call: South Asian Males 45-65 for Indie Short

Local independent production seeking talent for a role in upcoming SAG-AFTRA short film, directed by Shilpa Sunthankar and produced by Tara Johnson-Medinger.

Auditions this Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

Seeking South Asian Males, age 45 – 65. Open to both union and non-union actors.

Shoot is June 3rd & 4th. Rate is $100/day inclusive.

If interested, please contact

NOTE: Please contact the production directly for this casting call. Thanks!

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