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More Good Day Oregon on NW Talent Diversity Initiative

In case you missed it, here’s the segment about our Talent Diversity Initiative on More Good Day Oregon with Stephanie Kralevich, which aired on KPTV Fox 12 on Tuesday, October 20th: Portland Casting Director Lana Veenker of Cast Iron Studios … Continue reading

Oregon film and media types tackle talent diversity issues

(Thanks to the PBJ for this article on our training program!) Portland Business Journal October 12, 2015 By Andy Giegerich TNT and three film and television groups are hosting a “talent diversity initiative” that could help bring a wider range … Continue reading

6 Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Gifts

When is it appropriate to give a gift to an industry contact? When is it not? What should you give (or not give)? Will baking brownies for casting directors earn you brownie points? In Lana’s latest Backstage column, she shares … Continue reading

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

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