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Friday, June 21, 2019

Cast Iron Studios Hosts Intimate Welcome Happy Hour

by Cast Iron Studios Staff

Kicking off the summer season with new connections and old friends

Cast Iron Studios hosted an intimate happy hour this week, celebrating a few new members of the Oregon Media and Production Association.  This select group was joined by the Cast Iron team, along with a handful of studio friends, to connect, discuss the latest up-and-coming production buzz, and enjoy some delicious bites and bevs!

John Srednicki, Ranielle Gray, Eryn Goodman and Lana Veenker from Cast Iron Studios

There was much to celebrate, as the local production community here in Portland and surrounding areas has been a hotbed of activity. As KGW recently reported, eight television series recently wrapped filming in the state, including Netflix’s “Trinkets” and  Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists,” in addition to feature films and stop-motion animation projects, currently on the rise.  Tim Williams, Executive Director of the Oregon Governors Office of Film & Television, quotes an estimated 200 million dollars was spent last year alone. We’re rolling!

 

Guests of the happy hour with Cast Iron K-9 and fan favorite, Calamity Jane

 

Lana Veenker, Owner of Cast Iron Studios & Lilly Joynes, Communications Manager at the OMPA

 

Special shout out to Wine Bridge Imports for sponsoring the event with these three delicious varieties of wine! @winebridgeimports

 

Thanks to everyone who joined in on the fun and conversation.  Cheers to a new season with plenty of exciting, fresh projects barrelling down, or shall we say ‘shooting’ down the local production pipeline!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Cast Iron Studios takes flight with Delta Airlines and the Port of Portland with non-stop laughter!

by Cast Iron Studios Staff

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Cast Iron Studios had the royal honour and an absolute blast in teaming up with Sparkloft Media, The Port of Portland and Delta Airlines recently in a campaign to promote Portland’s only non-stop flight to London.

Leading up to the event, improv and comedic actors paired up and threw down their best British accents in one of the loudest and most eventful casting sessions on this side of the Atlantic. Ultimately cast for the cheeky roles were actors Josh Edward and Damon Kupper, who held court on April 19th in Director Park as passersby were encouraged to gather round and egg on the royal duo as they “made way for the Queen”!

Damon Kupper as the Town Crier & Josh Edward as the Queen’s Royal Guard

The boisterously hilarious and engaging Town Crier interacted with the crowd in attempts to crack up and make guffaw the ever so straight and stoic Queen’s Royal Guard.  The best wisecracks and wittiest of jokes reigned–and the further the Royal Guard’s guard was let down, the chance for someone to win a trip to London went WAY UP!  Congrats all around on a successful live event.

…And the flight hasn’t officially taken off yet!  There’s still time to jump onboard and enter the contest!

Win a free round trip flight to London – Click to enter! 

A proper shout-out to Producer Kate Adolphson and Social Media Strategist Alexandria Goodwin of Sparkloft Media for the fun gig. The actors had a jolly good time, and so did we!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

CASTING CALL: Real Barbers & Boxing Trainers

by Cast Iron Studios Staff

Cast Iron Studios is seeking REAL BARBERS and REAL BOXING TRAINERS for an upcoming Adidas spot. This is a paid gig at union rates.

Submissions are due by 4pm on FRIDAY, October 5, 2018.

Casting is THIS MONDAY, October 8, 2018. 

BARBERS: Male, black or mixed ethnicity, late 20s to mid 30s, with real barber experience. Charisma and ability to improvise is encouraged. Portland local hires only.

BOXING TRAINERS: Male, any ethnicity, age range 25-45, with expert-level training experience. Charisma and ability to improvise is encouraged. Portland local hires only.

This project is SAG-AFTRA, but we will consider both union and non-union performers.

Pay starts at union scale of $671.69 for one day of shooting. In addition, there are several options for internet, new media, print, industrial, and broadcast usage, which could bring this rate up by a few thousand–to several thousand–dollars, if exercised!

Shoot is on one of the following dates: Thursday 10/11, Monday 10/15, Tuesday 10/16, or Tuesday 10/23. You must be able to fully clear your schedule for the shoot date, if hired.

Wardrobe fitting is on Wednesday 10/10 or Friday 10/12.

If you fit the specs and are available for the shoot, please send an email to talent[at]castironstudios.com and include:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Level of experience as a BARBER or BOXING TRAINER
  • A clear head-and-shoulders photo (selfie is fine)

If we would like you to audition, we will contact you with an audition time for Monday.

Be reachable!

Please no calls or drop-by visits. Only submit if you fit the specs, are a Portland local hire, and can clear your schedule for the shoot. Thanks and please share!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Portland teens audition for American Vandal

by admin

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

by admin

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

by admin

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.

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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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Open Call for Transgender Actors

by admin

Cast Iron Studios teams with the Casting Society of America to hold open casting call for transgender actors on Sunday, October 22, 2017


Update: Barring any cancellations, all spots are currently full. Please join our mailing list, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop about future casting calls and general auditions. You are also invited to join us at our upcoming Meals for Monologues food drive and open casting call, benefiting the Oregon Food Bank on November 28th, 2017. All are welcome!

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, Cast Iron Studios, along with CSA members around the world, will be opening their offices to union and non-union transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors). Artists who are professionally trained as well as those actively pursuing professional careers as performers are welcome to attend. Artists will be given an opportunity to do a prepared scene in front of a panel of professional casting directors.

The open call will offer underrepresented actors the opportunity of auditioning in a professional environment, while introducing casting directors to undiscovered gems and a pool of talent who, with the right training, could become the next generation of diverse film and television stars.

To register, please follow this link.

Things to know:

  • As a limited number of spots are available, please only register if you have previously taken acting classes and/or have performed professionally (on stage or on camera).
  • If you are represented by a Northwest talent agent and already known to our office, we encourage you to leave these spaces open to new and unrepped actors. You are welcome to submit a self-taped audition to us instead. Please contact us via your agent to make arrangements.
  • Your scene should be 1-2 minutes long and ideally be a dialogue between two people. You can bring your own reader, or an extra set of pages and one of our staff will read with you.
  • You’re welcome to use one of our sample audition sides or choose your own. Pick a scene that best represents you and your ability.
  • If using our sample sides, please prepare only the lines of the character whose name appears at the top of the page; the off-camera reader will read all of the other characters. You may disregard character descriptions and change gender identifiers as you see fit. Be sure to bring an extra copy for the reader, if you’ve made any changes to the dialogue.
  • NOTE: Participants will be required to sign a basic release allowing CSA members to view and internally distribute scenes.
  • If you can no longer attend, please be sure to cancel your audition via the registration link, so that others are able to participate.

To register, please follow this link.

Please help us spread the word about this opportunity!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Casting Call: Seeking extras for new HBO series

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PORTLAND CASTING COMPANY SEEKING EXTRAS OF ALL TYPES FOR NEW HBO SERIES

Untitled Alan Ball HBO Drama series is scheduled to shoot in Portland April 24-26; open casting call this Saturday

 

PORTLAND, ORE. Cast Iron Studios, a Portland-based film and television casting company, announced today that it is seeking general background performers, experienced stand-ins, photo doubles, Portland hipster types, and extras who own vehicles, bicycles and pets for Alan Ball’s new HBO drama series.

The series will shoot scenes in the Portland area April 24-26, 2017. Cast Iron Studios, which also cast “Grimm” and currently “The Librarians,” is handling the local principal and extras casting.

“Hundreds of extras are needed over the span of the three-day shoot,” says Casting Director Lana Veenker.

The positions are non-union, and pay starts at minimum wage (8-hour guarantee, plus overtime) for general background, to between $100-$150/day for other positions. Background performers can also earn bumps for the use of their cars, bicycles, pets, etc.

Those interested in working as extras on the show can submit online by this Wednesday evening according to the instructions below, or attend our open casting call this Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Cast Iron Studios, 1430 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97214. (No appointments needed; just show up. First come, first served.)

NOTE: This casting call is for non-union background performers only. No principal (speaking) roles are available at this time.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or join our Tools for Actors mailing list to stay apprised of upcoming casting calls.

No phone calls, please.

Cast Iron Studios is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. There is no charge to create a basic profile on Casting Frontier, and no fees will be charged to extras who take part in the show.

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TO SUBMIT ONLINE:

Please note: Fully-completed online submissions must be received by end of day this Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to be considered. Otherwise, please attend our open casting call this Saturday, April 22nd.

Those with an existing Casting Frontier account should submit via the Direct Submit Board instead. Please ensure that your profile contains a recent photo, and that all information is current, including your sizes and contact info.

If you fit the requirements, but do not have a Casting Frontier profile, please complete this form:

EXTRAS SUBMISSION FORM

Thanks, and good luck!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Casting Call: Experienced Stand-Ins for TV Series

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Cast Iron Studios is currently seeking EXPERIENCED STAND-INS for a major television series shooting in and around Portland, Oregon on April 24-26, 2017, and returning on several more occasions throughout the summer.

The positions are non-union, and paid at competitive stand-in rates. No agency fees.

Those who have previous stand-in experience should send their Casting Frontier Public Profile link* to talent[at]castironstudios[dot]com.

Please include the subject line: Stand-In, and let us know in the body of your email if you are available April 24, 25 and 26, 2017.

If you fit the requirements, but do not have a Casting Frontier profile, please create one:

  • Go to The Casting Frontier
  • Create a Basic (Free) profile in the Pacific NW Region
  • Fill out your profile completely, including headshot, wardrobe sizes, resume (detailing previous stand-in experience) and contact information
  • Send your Public Profile link* to talent[at]castironstudios[dot]com.
  • Include the subject line: Stand-In.
  • Let us know in the body of your email if you are available April 24, 25 and 26, 2017.

*Hint: Your Public Profile link contains a lot of random letters and numbers. (This URL won’t take us to your unique profile: https://database.castingfrontier.com/account/my_profile.)

You can send us your Public Profile link by selecting More Options from your profile page, then choosing either Public Profile, which opens a new window where you can grab the URL from the address bar, or Share Profile, which will email your Public Profile to us. See example below:

Thanks, and good luck!

NOTE: This casting call is for experienced stand-ins only. Please do not submit for these positions unless you meet the requirements. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or join our Tools for Actors mailing list to stay apprised of upcoming casting calls. No phone calls, please.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Northwest Actors Making Good with “Bad Samaritan”

by ranielle

Despite a few weather delays due to the Snowpocalypse of 2017, the Portland-filmed “Bad Samaritan,” starring David Tennant and directed by Dean Devlin, wrapped filming in January.

The film centers on two young car valets (Robert Sheehan and Carlito Olivero) who use their business as a front to burglarize the houses of their unsuspecting patrons. Life is good for the petty thieves until they target the wrong house, changing their lives forever.

Cast Iron Studios was responsible for casting around 20 of the supporting roles, and Director Dean Devlin, a longtime fan of shooting in Oregon, couldn’t stop raving to us about the quality of his Northwest cast.

Kudos to all of our actors! We can’t wait to see the finished product.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Portland Film Fest to host powerhouses at Women In Film panel

by ranielle

Actress Abbe Meryl Feder, POWFest Executive Director Tara Johnson-Medinger, Director Alicia J. Rose, and Casting Director Lana Veenker will participate in a panel THIS WEDNESDAY, August 27th as part of the Portland Film Festival.

5:30 PM at the Mission Theater. Networking before and after! Be there or be square.

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Women In Film
Networking Event & Panel

Portland Film Festival
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97209

Panel moderated by Alexandra Blatt and Amy Conway. This is the monthly meetup for the Women In Film non-profit in Portland, OR. Anyone interested in film should attend and learn from the over 50 years of experience from the panelists. Space is limited. RSVP today.

Monday, June 9, 2014

8 Tips for Starting a Life and Career in Portland

by admin

Are you an actor considering a move to Portland? Check out Lana’s latest Backstage article, which also appeared in the June 5th print edition!

Lana Veenker CSASo, after hearing all of the buzz about Portland, you’ve decided to relocate to the Rose City. As you settle into your new digs, learn from the locals how to get dialed in to this Northwest acting community. Here are some tips from myself and Portland actors.

JOIN
Become a member of organizations like the Oregon Media Production Association, the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, and the Alliance of Professional Performers Northwest, and participate in their networking events. SAG-AFTRA also holds free events and workshops and has an engaged, active board in Portland (the Portland SAG-AFTRA office recently closed, but the Seattle Local covers both markets).

FOLLOW
Many Portland actors have found industry-related Facebook pages such as Portland Casting Hub, Northwest Actors Network, and Portland Film and Video Networking to be great resources for networking and even finding acting gigs. Be sure to also join the long-running Yahoo Listserv PDXBackstage. It’s mainly geared toward theater actors, but in Portland almost everyone crosses over, so you’ll find useful info even if your primary interest is screen acting.

SEE
Go see plays and films by local companies; you’ll find out who the players are and figure out which ones you want to work with. There’s a strong indie scene in Portland, so there are plenty of opportunities to see works by regional filmmakers. Most actors work on plays between film and TV gigs, so you’ll want to follow the theater scene as well.

TAKE
As soon as you’ve gotten your bearings and determined which school or coach is most suitable for you, take an acting class. Your fellow actors have their ears to the ground about upcoming audition opportunities, and your coach may even be willing to refer you to a talent agent if you’ve got the chops. Plus, it’s always best to keep your tools sharp. Portland may be small, but it’s still competitive!

GIVE
Volunteering for the Oregon Media Production Association or for the various local film festivals, such as the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, and the Portland Film Festival, can earn you brownie points with industry pros and help build valuable relationships. Cast Iron Studios frequently participates in charity events, such as our annual Meals for Monologues in December.

DO
If you’re new to town and you want to get seen by the decision makers, you need to be doing theater and indie projects, especially if you’re short on credits. Agents and CDs will soon find out who you are if your name keeps popping up in theater programs and in the end titles of local films and Web series.

DON’T
If you’re relocating from L.A., don’t bring any Hollywood attitude or spin with you. It won’t fly in Portland, where people place value on authenticity and the work. If you’re a jerk, word will spread very quickly in a town this size. Not to mention just because someone spent time in Los Angeles, it doesn’t mean they’re necessarily a better actor.

BE
Be open, be willing to pitch in, and become a part of what we’re trying to build outside of the system, and your efforts will be rewarded. Armed with solid training and credits, thoughtful and professional networking efforts, and a willingness to participate and give back to the community, you can move up the ranks quickly.

Many thanks to all the Portland actors who contributed their ideas and insights to this piece. The Northwest acting and filmmaking community is a wonderful family to be a part of!

Link to original article.

Casting Director Lana Veenker began her career in London and, upon returning to her Northwest roots, founded one of the top location casting companies in the country.

Recent projects include “Wild,” starring Reese Witherspoon, NBC’s “Grimm,” now in its third season, and 64 episodes of TNT’s “Leverage.” Gus Van Sant, Robert Benton, Guillermo Arriaga, Catherine Hardwicke and Tim Robbins figure among past film clients. Commercial accounts include Nike, Apple and Nintendo, and international campaigns from Shanghai to Santiago.

Lana is a member of the Casting Society of America and the International Casting Directors Network. She frequently lectures across the U.S. and abroad, most recently at the Finnish Actors’ Union in Helsinki, Amsterdam School of the Arts, The Actors Platform in London, The Acting Studio in Berlin, Studio Bleu in Paris and Prague Film School.

Complete her survey to be entered into a contest for a free career consultation here.

She has been featured in The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, MSNBC.com, MTV.com, AccessHollywood.com, and Wired, among others. Follow her on Twitter @lanaveenker.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Open Casting Call for Choir Singers

by ranielle

We have client looking for ethnically diverse adult choir singers for a non-union television commercial for a tax software company.

Looking to cast eight experienced singers, age 18-60, who can to work well with singers they have just met.  It is secular choir music, but all are welcome!  Must be 18 to audition.  No minors, please.

If you are interested and available for the callback and shoot dates (see below), please attend our open casting call on Monday, November 12, 2012 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

OPEN CASTING CALL: 11/12/12, 10AM-4PM
OPEN CASTING CALL LOCATION: Cast Iron Studios, 1430 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97214

No appointment necessary.  Just show up on Monday within the designated time frame.

Choirs are encouraged to attend as groups, whenever possible.

CALLBACKS: 11/15/12
SHOOT DATES: 3 days TBD, between 11/19/12-11/30/12
SHOOT LOCATION: Portland, OR and surrounding areas
RATE: $500/day, for two shoot days and one studio (recording) day ($1500 total)

**These are the only roles available at this time. Please no calls or drop-by visits regarding anything other than the advertised casting call.**

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

URGENT: Casting Call for Product Testers

by admin

We have a client urgently looking for people 35+ for a product testing search this Wednesday, October 17th.

This will be hosted at a central Portland location and will take about 15 minutes.

No acting experience is required.

If chosen to attend, you’ll just be asked to walk in front of a camera and will then be able to walk away with $50. This is for a commercial client doing product testing and really is as easy as it seems.

We’re especially looking for ethnically diverse people, ages 35 and older for this opportunity.

If you meet the above requirements, please email a close-up photo of your face to talent@castironstudios.com by 2:00 pm today.

If you are chosen, we will send you the time and location. Then all you have to do is show up tomorrow, follow instructions, and the $50 is yours!

Please spread the word, but note that the deadline to submit is 2:00 pm today.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Press Release: Open Casting Call for NBC’s "Grimm"

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LANA VEENKER CASTING SEEKS YOUNG ADULTS FOR NBC PRIMETIME DRAMA

“Grimm” is currently shooting in Portland and surrounding areas

PORTLAND, ORE.  Lana Veenker Casting announced today that it is seeking 18-22 year olds, both male and female, all ethnicities to fill a small number of roles in the NBC primetime drama “Grimm”, which premieres Friday, October 28, 2011 on the network.

“We are widening our search to find young actors 18 and older who can pass for late teens in an upcoming episode,” says Casting Director Lana Veenker, owner of the Portland, Oregon-based casting company.  “While this open call is primarily for a specific episode, this will also enable us to keep a pool of young actors in our files for use on future episodes or projects.”

An open casting call will take place in Portland on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Lana Veenker Casting, 1430 SE 3rd Ave, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97214.  Applicants who fit the age requirements (18-22 years old only) will have their photos taken and may be asked to read lines in front of the casting director.

There is no charge to audition for any role.

Interested talent should be available to audition and work as locals in Portland, Oregon. No other roles are open to the public at this time, and the casting company cannot accept drop-in or telephone inquiries.

Applicants who are unable to attend Wednesday’s open call should email their contact information, acting resume and a photo to talent@slateplease.com.  More information about Lana Veenker Casting is available on the casting company’s website at slateplease.com.