Tag Archives: Backstage

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

13 Travel Tips for Actors

Today’s expert column for Backstage is close to Lana’s heart. Check out her travel secrets from a lifetime of vagabonding the planet! A former expatriate who has traveled extensively over the past 30 years, Casting Director Lana Veenker shares her … Continue reading

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