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Casting Call: Seeking extras for new HBO series

PORTLAND CASTING COMPANY SEEKING EXTRAS OF ALL TYPES FOR NEW HBO SERIES

Untitled Alan Ball HBO Drama series is scheduled to shoot in Portland April 24-26; open casting call this Saturday

 

PORTLAND, ORE. Cast Iron Studios, a Portland-based film and television casting company, announced today that it is seeking general background performers, experienced stand-ins, photo doubles, Portland hipster types, and extras who own vehicles, bicycles and pets for Alan Ball’s new HBO drama series.

The series will shoot scenes in the Portland area April 24-26, 2017. Cast Iron Studios, which also cast “Grimm” and currently “The Librarians,” is handling the local principal and extras casting.

“Hundreds of extras are needed over the span of the three-day shoot,” says Casting Director Lana Veenker.

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

Those interested in working as extras on the show can submit online by this Wednesday evening according to the instructions below, or attend our open casting call this Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Cast Iron Studios, 1430 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97214. (No appointments needed; just show up. First come, first served.)

NOTE: This casting call is for non-union background performers only. No principal (speaking) roles are available at this time.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or join our Tools for Actors mailing list to stay apprised of upcoming casting calls.

No phone calls, please.

Cast Iron Studios is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. There is no charge to create a basic profile on Casting Frontier, and no fees will be charged to extras who take part in the show.

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TO SUBMIT ONLINE:

Please note: Fully-completed online submissions must be received by end of day this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to be considered. Otherwise, please attend our open casting call this Saturday, April 22nd.

Those with an existing Casting Frontier account should submit via the Direct Submit Board instead. Please ensure that your profile contains a recent photo, and that all information is current, including your sizes and contact info.

If you fit the requirements, but do not have a Casting Frontier profile, please complete this form:

EXTRAS SUBMISSION FORM

Thanks, and good luck!

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Casting Call: Extras Experienced at Driving On-Set

Cast Iron Studios is currently seeking extras with EXPERIENCE DRIVING ON-SET for a major television series shooting in and around Portland, Oregon on April 24-26, 2017, and returning on several more occasions throughout the summer.

This is not a call for on-set precision drivers (although if you have that experience, please go ahead and submit; we may need you, too!).

This is a call for extras who have previously brought their own car to set and driven it during a film or TV shoot.

The positions are non-union, and paid at competitive rates. No agency fees.

Those who have previous on-set driving experience should send their Casting Frontier Public Profile link* to talent[at]castironstudios[dot]com.

Please include the subject line: On-Set Driver, and let us know in the body of your email if you are available April 24, 25 and 26, 2017.

If you fit the requirements, but do not have a Casting Frontier profile, please create one:

  • Go to The Casting Frontier
  • Create a Basic (Free) profile in the Pacific NW Region
  • Fill out your profile completely, including headshot, wardrobe sizes, resume (detailing previous on-set driving experience) and contact information
  • Send your Public Profile link* to talent[at]castironstudios[dot]com.
  • Include the subject line: On-Set Driver.
  • Let us know in the body of your email if you are available April 24, 25 and 26, 2017.

*Hint: Your Public Profile link contains a lot of random letters and numbers. (This URL won’t take us to your unique profile: https://database.castingfrontier.com/account/my_profile.)

You can send us your Public Profile link by selecting More Options from your profile page, then choosing either Public Profile, which opens a new window where you can grab the URL from the address bar, or Share Profile, which will email your Public Profile to us. See example below:

Thanks, and good luck!

NOTE: This casting call is for experienced on-set drivers (and precision drivers) only. Please do not submit for these positions unless you meet the requirements. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or join our Tools for Actors mailing list to stay apprised of upcoming casting calls. No phone calls, please.

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Casting Call: Experienced Stand-Ins for TV Series

Cast Iron Studios is currently seeking EXPERIENCED STAND-INS for a major television series shooting in and around Portland, Oregon on April 24-26, 2017, and returning on several more occasions throughout the summer.

The positions are non-union, and paid at competitive stand-in rates. No agency fees.

Those who have previous stand-in experience should send their Casting Frontier Public Profile link* to talent[at]castironstudios[dot]com.

Please include the subject line: Stand-In, and let us know in the body of your email if you are available April 24, 25 and 26, 2017.

If you fit the requirements, but do not have a Casting Frontier profile, please create one:

  • Go to The Casting Frontier
  • Create a Basic (Free) profile in the Pacific NW Region
  • Fill out your profile completely, including headshot, wardrobe sizes, resume (detailing previous stand-in experience) and contact information
  • Send your Public Profile link* to talent[at]castironstudios[dot]com.
  • Include the subject line: Stand-In.
  • Let us know in the body of your email if you are available April 24, 25 and 26, 2017.

*Hint: Your Public Profile link contains a lot of random letters and numbers. (This URL won’t take us to your unique profile: https://database.castingfrontier.com/account/my_profile.)

You can send us your Public Profile link by selecting More Options from your profile page, then choosing either Public Profile, which opens a new window where you can grab the URL from the address bar, or Share Profile, which will email your Public Profile to us. See example below:

Thanks, and good luck!

NOTE: This casting call is for experienced stand-ins only. Please do not submit for these positions unless you meet the requirements. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or join our Tools for Actors mailing list to stay apprised of upcoming casting calls. No phone calls, please.

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‘Grimm’ may be ending, but its impact on Portland remains

Many are mourning the ending of Grimm, which aired its final episode, “The End,” on Friday, March 31st.

Kristi Turnquist of The Oregonian talked to the cast, as well as other players in the Oregon film industry–including our own Lana Veenker–about the impact that Grimm had on Portland. According to Kristi:

[S]aying goodbye to “Grimm” isn’t just a sentimental farewell to a TV favorite. For Portland viewers, it’s the end of a show that made a significant impact on the city, from showcasing Oregon scenery to bringing jobs and money into the local economy.

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Lana Veenker […] estimates that close to 1,000 individual Northwest actors were cast on “Grimm” in principal roles, and that nearly 200 of them appeared in multiple episodes, such as Danny Bruno, who played Bud, the beaver-like Eisbiber Wesen.

“Not only did ‘Grimm’ provide a lot of work for local actors,” Veenker says, “but it also helped raise the bar on the level of talent here.”

Veenker agrees that, thanks to “Grimm,” more people know about Portland, and not just as the hipster enclave satirized in “Portlandia.”

“I remember, going back to Season 1 of ‘Grimm,’ the producers telling us that in Los Angeles, they kept asking, ‘When you’re shooting in the forest up there, how do you get that color of green on the trees?’ They thought it was lighting, or special effects.”

Link to full article.

 

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