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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!

Casting Call: Seeking extras 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.

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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.



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:


Thanks, and good luck!





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:

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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