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Get the inside scoop on upcoming castings, workshops and premieres, plus audition tips, Oregon film news and more.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Portland teens audition for American Vandal

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In case you missed it, here’s KPTV interviewing Casting Director Eryn Goodman about our January 5th, 2018 casting call for American Vandal.

Keep an eye out on our blog and our social media accounts for news about any further auditions. You’ll be the first to know if we have any!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

By Popular Demand: Self-Tape Option for “American Vandal” Portland Casting

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Due to the overwhelming response to our recent casting call announcement for the Netflix hit series, American Vandal, Cast Iron Studios has made available a self-tape option for Pacific NW residents who were unable to snag an appointment for the auditions in Portland on January 6th.


If you are a Pacific Northwest resident between the ages 14 to 22, and were unable to reserve an appointment time for Saturday’s open call, you may submit a self-tape audition through Sunday, January 14th, 2018.

Our staff is making this option available with the following caveats:

  • Talent based outside of the Pacific Northwest will not be considered. You must be able to provide a valid physical address (not a PO box) in Oregon or Washington, and/or proof of NW talent agency representation.
  • You must be legal to work in the U.S. Production will not assist with work visas for roles on this project.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 14-22 on February 12, 2018. Not 13. Not 23. Ages 14-22 only. We mean it!
  • We cannot guarantee we’ll get a chance to watch all of the auditions by the deadline. We’ll do our best, but we’re humans, and there are only 24 hours in a day. (Hint: By keeping your audition short, you’ll be helping us view more clips, so keep it under 2-3 minutes!)
  • You will only hear from us if we are interested or need more information from you. We simply cannot respond to the volume of questions and requests for status updates. By submitting your audition, you agree not to flood us with phone calls, emails, blog comments, social media messages or carrier pigeons. Please help us have more time to watch everyone’s videos. We promise we’ll be in touch if we need you! Thank you in advance.

We recommend that interested parties watch Season One of the series, prior to submitting.

Please click on the link below to apply. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully.


Cast Iron Studios is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. There is no charge to create a basic profile in the company’s database, and no fees will be charged to talent who take part in the show. For more information, visit

Keep an eye on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for further updates and additional opportunities.

Ages 14-22 only; based in the Pacific NW with valid U.S. employment eligibility. No other roles are available at this time.

(Note: This casting call is geared towards unrepped talent only. If you are repped by a Northwest talent agency, please let your agent know you are interested.)

REMINDER: NO CALLS, EMAILS OR DROP-BY VISITS. Our staff cannot handle the volume of inquiries. Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


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Tuesday, January 2, 2018


“American Vandal” will shoot its second season in the Rose City, and needs high-school students to fill numerous speaking roles.

PORTLAND, ORE.   Last year’s breakout hit, American Vandal, is headed to Portland to shoot its second season, and Cast Iron Studios is seeking young people, ages 14 to 22, to portray high-school students in the popular Netflix series.

The series—a co-production between Funny Or Die, CBS Television Studios, and 3 Arts Entertainment—will begin shooting in the Portland area in mid-February. Cast Iron Studios, which also handled Grimm, The Librarians, and Here and Now, is in charge of Oregon principal casting.

“There are a number of small, speaking roles that producers are hoping to hire locally,” said Casting Director Eryn Goodman. “The show truly needs all types, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities. They want to reflect a real high-school look: braces, pimples, and all.”

Goodman stated that, while acting experience is helpful, it’s not a requirement. Instead, “interested parties would do well to watch Season One, to get an idea of the tone and humor of the show.”

An open casting call will take place this Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Portland, and is by appointment only. Those interested in auditioning should follow the link below to reserve their time slot.

Cast Iron Studios is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. There is no charge to create a basic profile in the company’s database, and no fees will be charged to talent who take part in the show. For more information, visit



UPDATE 1/2/18 2:00 PM — Wowzers! Our second studio is now COMPLETELY FULL. We will be unable to offer any additional appointments for Saturday 1/6. Keep an eye on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for further updates and additional opportunities.

UPDATE 1/2/18 1:30 PM — Our SECOND STUDIO is now live for appointments at the link above. Once these appointments are full, that will be it for Saturday 1/6 open call appointments. Keep an eye on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for further updates and additional opportunities.

UPDATE 1/2/18 11:45 AM — Our audition appointments are currently completely full. We are working on opening a second studio for Saturday and will update this blog with a new link for making appointments ASAP. Please check back later. Thank you for your patience!

UPDATE 1/6/18 11:00 AM — We have made a self-tape option available for Pacific Northwest residents, ages 14-22. Read about it here. Deadline is January  14th.

(Ages 14-22 only; based in the Pacific NW. No other roles are available at this time.)

(This casting call is geared towards unrepped talent only. If you are repped by a Northwest talent agency, please let your agent know you are interested.)


Monday, January 1, 2018

Open Call for Performers with Disabilities

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On Sunday, January 7, 2018, CSA members across the country are making themselves available to union and non-union performers with disabilities. Professionally-trained actors with disabilities, and those actively pursuing careers in the arts are encouraged to attend. Artists will be given an opportunity to perform a prepared scene of their choice in front of a panel of professional casting directors. The open call will offer actors the opportunity to work with casting directors who are looking to expand their knowledge of underrepresented and undiscovered talent in a professional casting environment.

Artists will be given an opportunity to perform a 2-page, prepared scene of their choice in front of a panel of CSA casting directors.


DATE: Sunday, January 7, 2018

TIME: 10.00am – 1.00pm

(An ASL Interpreter will be made available between 10.00am – 12.00pm.)

For more information and to sign up at PORTLAND, OR:


UPDATE 1/3/18 4:00PM — All audition slots are now full. Click the link above to send us your information to be notified about future PWD casting calls.

For other locations (including, but not limited to, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Albuquerque, NM, Berkeley, CA, St. Louis, MO, Eagle, ID, Bountiful, UT [Saturday, January 6th], Richmond, VA, and Atlanta, GA), please check the CSA Inclusion and Diversity Facebook page for updates and times.

Questions, or if you’re in a location where a CSA office isn’t available?

Please email:

Special thanks to: SAG-AFTRA Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Department, NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs, Paramount Pictures, KMR Diversity Department, Christine Bruno, Eco Cast, The Deaf West Theater, RespectAbility, Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0, and The Ruderman Family Foundation.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

They’re… The Librarians: “…and the Christmas Thief”

by ranielle

Don’t miss these talented Pacific Northwest actors in a brand new episode of “The Librarians” at 8PM on TNT (check local listings). Then stay tuned for another all-new adventure at 9PM!

Patricia Ferguson, Ashley Jackson, Verona Masongsong, Bobby Bermea, Tyler Klingerman, Kevin Warren, Edward Stiner, Drew Hobson, Mikki Lipsey, Jason Daniel, Tiffany Luce.
Friday, December 15, 2017

7th Annual Meals for Monologues Post Game

by ranielle

Thank you once again to everyone, near and far, who participated in our 7th Annual Meals for Monologues event on November 28, 2017.

Casting Director Eryn Goodman CSA, Casting Associate Ranielle Gray CSA, and Front-of-House Assistant Kristen Epland.

Through both the in-person donations by actors at our office plus the monetary donations made by actors using our self-tape option, we collected 420 pounds of food and $1,041.60 in donations. All combined, that’s enough to provide 3,460 meals to people in need this holiday season.

As always, we couldn’t do it without all of you, our wonderful community. We look forward to next year!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Life After First Failure Launches on CW Seed

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This week, the first season of Oregon-produced Life After First Failure launches on the CW’s web platform, CW Seed.

The series was executive produced and directed by Tripp Reed (Significant Mother, Pretty Little Liars), and stars more than a dozen Northwest actors, several in recurring roles.

We had a blast working on this project, and hope it gets picked up for another season by the CW!

Check out the trailer, and watch Season 1 at the link below.

Watch the first season here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CSA Open Call for Transgender Actors a Global Success

by ranielle

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, 45 CSA members saw approximately 500 underrepresented transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors) in 12 locations across 5 countries.

PORTLAND TEAM (L to R): Ranielle Gray, Casting Associate CSA and Eryn Goodman, Casting Director CSA.

We here at Cast Iron Studios are grateful for the opportunity to partner with CSA and the CSA Inclusion & Diversity Committee for this landmark open call.

Participating talent, Jamila Loubriel. (Photo provided by talent, with permission.)

The day was a big success and we were excited to meet a new pool of up-and-coming actors.

Participating talent, Denise Chanterelle DuBois (Photo by James Westby; used with permission)

We look forward to doing it again next year. Many thanks to everyone who turned out, and here’s to more equity and diversity on screen!


Friday, October 20, 2017

7th Annual Meals for Monologues

by ranielle

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

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


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.


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.


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, 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.


  • 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 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.
  • Email submission to talent[at], 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.



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Open Call for Transgender Actors

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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!





Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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

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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.