Lana Veenker Makes PSA Appeal
July 8, 2011
Posted by Twilight_News
Many of you who have been around the fandom awhile know that Lana Veenker was one the people who helped to cast the original Twilight movie that filmed in the Portland, Oregon area. Lana casts many shows such as Leverage that shoot in the Portland area. For Twilight, Lana helped cast much of the local talent that was used in the film (Cora the waitress, young Bella, the original Sam Solomon Trimble, etc).
Lana is now involved in a cause that means much to her, as one of her close friends is one of the major activists in this area. More details on how you can help bring awareness to this important issue here.
‘Twilight’ Casting Director, Lana Veenker, Takes a Stand
July 9, 2011
You might recognize the name Lana Veenker as the casting director from the original Twilight movie. Now Lana is taking a stand in a new PSA against rape as a weapon of war. Check out more below:
Join our efforts to produce a 60-second PSA to help stop the use of rape as a weapon of war!
New statistics show that over 400,000 women per year are raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where armed militias are using rape as a weapon of war to terrorize communities. Since this statistic does not include men and children, the actual number is much higher.
By comparison, as of the last census, the population of Portland, Oregon was about 584,000.
Think about that: Almost the equivalent of the entire population of Portland, violently raped. Per year.