Category Archives: Tips

6 Tips for Making the Small Roles Count

Coming off the heels of the critically acclaimed “Wild,” here’s some advice from Lana on making the small roles count, courtesy of Backstage. When our office was hired to cast 40 supporting and featured roles in “Wild” (around 30 of … Continue reading

5 Tips for Thriller, Horror, and Supernatural Auditions

Auditioning for a spooky thriller or horror film? Embrace the fear and let it fuel your performance. Here’s Lana’s latest Backstage Expert column! My office has subjected our neighbors to a fair amount of screaming, sobbing, and agonizing deaths, after … Continue reading

23 Must-Follow L.A. CDs on Twitter

This week, Lana somewhat curiously made Backstage‘s list of the top Los Angeles-based casting directors to follow on Twitter. While it’s an unusual honor–seeing that she’s actually based in Portland, Oregon–there are quite a few CDs on this list whom … Continue reading

Don’t Miss These 10 Actor Workshops and Panels at Portland Film Fest!

Our friends over at the Portland Film Festival are offering a line up of workshops tailored just for actors, along with a panel discussing women in film. Details are below. Here’s a link to tickets for all the events with … Continue reading

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