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Friday, February 24, 2012

Fight Workshops with Kendall Wells in March

by ranielle

Announcing new fight workshops with Kendall Wells at Cast Iron Studios.  Based on feedback we received the last time he was in town, this is not to be missed!  More information is below and at

Contemporary Fights for Film ($175 per person)
Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th
9:30AM-4:30PM with one-hour lunch break

Period Sword Technique for Film and Stage ($75 per person)
Sunday, March 11th & Monday, March 12th

**** If you have questions about these workshops, please contact Kendall Wells, not us.  Our space is being used, but we are NOT coordinating the events. ****

Email: kendall[dot]wells[at]gmail[dot]com.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Film Industry Power Players Meet Mayoral Candidate Jefferson Smith

by ranielle

On Saturday, January 21st, Cast Iron Studios and On Par Production Services hosted the second in a series of events inviting film industry power players to meet with the mayoral candidates.  Our guest this go-around was Jefferson Smith.  The purpose of these events is to get to know the candidates, discuss the issues that matter to the film industry in Oregon and get their take on them.

Co-hosts Lana Veenker of Cast Iron Studios and Sara Burton of On Par Production Services were joined by the likes of Nathaniel Applefield, AFTRA’s National Representative for the Northwest, Actor and Screenwriter Shelly Lipkin, Director Gary Nolton of Limbo Films, Professor Emeritus Jack Featheringill of Portland State University, Key Grip Bruce Lawson of BLT Productions, Actor and Emmy-Award winning Producer Christopher Toyne, and Payroll Accountant Susan Haley of PayDogs, among others.

Guests were once again regaled with the artwork of Artist, Singer and Actress Orianna Herrman, whose paintings are currently on exhibit at Cast Iron Studios.  For information on Orianna’s artwork or to purchase, please contact her at ohvox[at]yahoo[dot]com.

For more information on Jefferson’s campaign, visit