Tag Archives: Talent Diversity Initiative

Another Successful Year for the NW Talent Diversity Initiative

It’s a wrap! On November 12th, the 2016 Talent Diversity Initiative students completed their six-week program with a reception at Cast Iron Studios. Our 32 first-year students were joined by a group of 16 intermediate students who were able to … Continue reading

Cast Iron Studios, TNT & Film Offices team up to repeat Talent Diversity Initiative

Last year, Cast Iron Studios and TNT–along with Act Now Studio and Scott Rogers Studios–hosted the first Northwest Talent Diversity Initiative. The 36-hour intensive acting course gave 32 performers of color the opportunity to hone their chops with two of … Continue reading

KPTV covers Talent Diversity Initiative Graduation at Cast Iron Studios

On Saturday, November 21st, the 32 actors from our Class of 2015 Talent Diversity Initiative graduated at Cast Iron Studios. The fun-filled day featured mock auditions, a Q&A with the team at CIS, and guest speakers Mary McDonald-Lewis (dialect coach), … Continue reading

XRAY FM’s Jenn Chavez covers the Talent Diversity Initiative

Lana Veenker, the President of Cast Iron Studios, discusses diversity in Oregon film and television casting and her studio’s Talent Diversity Initiative with Jenn Chavez of XRAY FM’s The Five Quadrants of Portland. Running through October and November and culminating in … Continue reading

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