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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:

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.



‘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.


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.”

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Thank Grimm It’s Friday: “The End”

It. All. Ends. Here.

Don’t miss these Pacific Northwest actors in the series finale episode of “Grimm“ tonight at 8PM on NBC (check local listings).

Hannah R. Loyd, Robert Blanche.

New projects in our future: Lana on Afternoon Live

Thanks to TV series like “Portlandia” and “The Librarians,” show business is still booming in Oregon and there are still new projects in our future. Casting Director Lana Veenker stopped by KATU’s Afternoon Live on March 28th to fill in Tra’Rénee on the latest.

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