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The Casting Scoop

Get the inside scoop on upcoming castings, workshops and premieres, plus audition tips, Oregon film news and more.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Portland teens audition for American Vandal

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In case you missed it, here’s KPTV interviewing Casting Director Eryn Goodman about our January 5th, 2018 casting call for American Vandal.

Keep an eye out on our blog and our social media accounts for news about any further auditions. You’ll be the first to know if we have any!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

By Popular Demand: Self-Tape Option for “American Vandal” Portland Casting

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Due to the overwhelming response to our recent casting call announcement for the Netflix hit series, American Vandal, Cast Iron Studios has made available a self-tape option for Pacific NW residents who were unable to snag an appointment for the auditions in Portland on January 6th.

AMERICAN VANDAL – PORTLAND SELF-TAPE OPTION

If you are a Pacific Northwest resident between the ages 14 to 22, and were unable to reserve an appointment time for Saturday’s open call, you may submit a self-tape audition through Sunday, January 14th, 2018.

Our staff is making this option available with the following caveats:

  • Talent based outside of the Pacific Northwest will not be considered. You must be able to provide a valid physical address (not a PO box) in Oregon or Washington, and/or proof of NW talent agency representation.
  • You must be legal to work in the U.S. Production will not assist with work visas for roles on this project.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 14-22 on February 12, 2018. Not 13. Not 23. Ages 14-22 only. We mean it!
  • We cannot guarantee we’ll get a chance to watch all of the auditions by the deadline. We’ll do our best, but we’re humans, and there are only 24 hours in a day. (Hint: By keeping your audition short, you’ll be helping us view more clips, so keep it under 2-3 minutes!)
  • You will only hear from us if we are interested or need more information from you. We simply cannot respond to the volume of questions and requests for status updates. By submitting your audition, you agree not to flood us with phone calls, emails, blog comments, social media messages or carrier pigeons. Please help us have more time to watch everyone’s videos. We promise we’ll be in touch if we need you! Thank you in advance.

We recommend that interested parties watch Season One of the series, prior to submitting.

Please click on the link below to apply. Be sure to follow all instructions carefully.

SELF-TAPE APPLICATION FORM

Cast Iron Studios is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. There is no charge to create a basic profile in the company’s database, and no fees will be charged to talent who take part in the show. For more information, visit castironstudios.com.

Keep an eye on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for further updates and additional opportunities.

Ages 14-22 only; based in the Pacific NW with valid U.S. employment eligibility. No other roles are available at this time.

(Note: This casting call is geared towards unrepped talent only. If you are repped by a Northwest talent agency, please let your agent know you are interested.)

REMINDER: NO CALLS, EMAILS OR DROP-BY VISITS. Our staff cannot handle the volume of inquiries. Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NETFLIX SERIES

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

CAST IRON STUDIOS ANNOUNCES OPEN CASTING CALL FOR NETFLIX SERIES

“American Vandal” will shoot its second season in the Rose City, and needs high-school students to fill numerous speaking roles.

PORTLAND, ORE.   Last year’s breakout hit, American Vandal, is headed to Portland to shoot its second season, and Cast Iron Studios is seeking young people, ages 14 to 22, to portray high-school students in the popular Netflix series.

The series—a co-production between Funny Or Die, CBS Television Studios, and 3 Arts Entertainment—will begin shooting in the Portland area in mid-February. Cast Iron Studios, which also handled Grimm, The Librarians, and Here and Now, is in charge of Oregon principal casting.

“There are a number of small, speaking roles that producers are hoping to hire locally,” said Casting Director Eryn Goodman. “The show truly needs all types, shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities. They want to reflect a real high-school look: braces, pimples, and all.”

Goodman stated that, while acting experience is helpful, it’s not a requirement. Instead, “interested parties would do well to watch Season One, to get an idea of the tone and humor of the show.”

An open casting call will take place this Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Portland, and is by appointment only. Those interested in auditioning should follow the link below to reserve their time slot.

Cast Iron Studios is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. There is no charge to create a basic profile in the company’s database, and no fees will be charged to talent who take part in the show. For more information, visit castironstudios.com.

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RESERVE AUDITION APPOINTMENT

UPDATE 1/2/18 2:00 PM — Wowzers! Our second studio is now COMPLETELY FULL. We will be unable to offer any additional appointments for Saturday 1/6. Keep an eye on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for further updates and additional opportunities.

UPDATE 1/2/18 1:30 PM — Our SECOND STUDIO is now live for appointments at the link above. Once these appointments are full, that will be it for Saturday 1/6 open call appointments. Keep an eye on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for further updates and additional opportunities.

UPDATE 1/2/18 11:45 AM — Our audition appointments are currently completely full. We are working on opening a second studio for Saturday and will update this blog with a new link for making appointments ASAP. Please check back later. Thank you for your patience!

UPDATE 1/6/18 11:00 AM — We have made a self-tape option available for Pacific Northwest residents, ages 14-22. Read about it here. Deadline is January  14th.

(Ages 14-22 only; based in the Pacific NW. No other roles are available at this time.)

(This casting call is geared towards unrepped talent only. If you are repped by a Northwest talent agency, please let your agent know you are interested.)

 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Open Call for Performers with Disabilities

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OPEN CALL FOR PERFORMERS WITH DISABILITIES

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, CSA members across the country are making themselves available to union and non-union performers with disabilities. Professionally-trained actors with disabilities, and those actively pursuing careers in the arts are encouraged to attend. Artists will be given an opportunity to perform a prepared scene of their choice in front of a panel of professional casting directors. The open call will offer actors the opportunity to work with casting directors who are looking to expand their knowledge of underrepresented and undiscovered talent in a professional casting environment.

Artists will be given an opportunity to perform a 2-page, prepared scene of their choice in front of a panel of CSA casting directors.

BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW – TIME SLOTS WILL GO FAST!

DATE: Sunday, January 7, 2018

TIME: 10.00am – 1.00pm

(An ASL Interpreter will be made available between 10.00am – 12.00pm.)

For more information and to sign up at PORTLAND, OR:

CLICK HERE

UPDATE 1/3/18 4:00PM — All audition slots are now full. Click the link above to send us your information to be notified about future PWD casting calls.

For other locations (including, but not limited to, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Albuquerque, NM, Berkeley, CA, St. Louis, MO, Eagle, ID, Bountiful, UT [Saturday, January 6th], Richmond, VA, and Atlanta, GA), please check the CSA Inclusion and Diversity Facebook page for updates and times.

Questions, or if you’re in a location where a CSA office isn’t available?

Please email: CSAInclusionandDiversity@gmail.com

Special thanks to: SAG-AFTRA Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Department, NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs, Paramount Pictures, KMR Diversity Department, Christine Bruno, Eco Cast, The Deaf West Theater, RespectAbility, Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0, and The Ruderman Family Foundation.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

They’re… The Librarians: “…and the Christmas Thief”

by ranielle

Don’t miss these talented Pacific Northwest actors in a brand new episode of “The Librarians” at 8PM on TNT (check local listings). Then stay tuned for another all-new adventure at 9PM!

Patricia Ferguson, Ashley Jackson, Verona Masongsong, Bobby Bermea, Tyler Klingerman, Kevin Warren, Edward Stiner, Drew Hobson, Mikki Lipsey, Jason Daniel, Tiffany Luce.
Friday, December 15, 2017

7th Annual Meals for Monologues Post Game

by ranielle

Thank you once again to everyone, near and far, who participated in our 7th Annual Meals for Monologues event on November 28, 2017.

Casting Director Eryn Goodman CSA, Casting Associate Ranielle Gray CSA, and Front-of-House Assistant Kristen Epland.

Through both the in-person donations by actors at our office plus the monetary donations made by actors using our self-tape option, we collected 420 pounds of food and $1,041.60 in donations. All combined, that’s enough to provide 3,460 meals to people in need this holiday season.

As always, we couldn’t do it without all of you, our wonderful community. We look forward to next year!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Life After First Failure Launches on CW Seed

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This week, the first season of Oregon-produced Life After First Failure launches on the CW’s web platform, CW Seed.

The series was executive produced and directed by Tripp Reed (Significant Mother, Pretty Little Liars), and stars more than a dozen Northwest actors, several in recurring roles.

We had a blast working on this project, and hope it gets picked up for another season by the CW!

Check out the trailer, and watch Season 1 at the link below.

Watch the first season here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CSA Open Call for Transgender Actors a Global Success

by ranielle

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, 45 CSA members saw approximately 500 underrepresented transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors) in 12 locations across 5 countries.

PORTLAND TEAM (L to R): Ranielle Gray, Casting Associate CSA and Eryn Goodman, Casting Director CSA.

We here at Cast Iron Studios are grateful for the opportunity to partner with CSA and the CSA Inclusion & Diversity Committee for this landmark open call.

Participating talent, Jamila Loubriel. (Photo provided by talent, with permission.)

The day was a big success and we were excited to meet a new pool of up-and-coming actors.

Participating talent, Denise Chanterelle DuBois (Photo by James Westby; used with permission)

We look forward to doing it again next year. Many thanks to everyone who turned out, and here’s to more equity and diversity on screen!

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