FOX12 Highlights Local Stuntman, Kent Luttrell


Fox12 highlights local stuntman, Kent Luttrell, who has doubled actors from Danny Devito to Michael J. Fox. Luttrell got his start as  “the body”, Ray Brower, in the classic movie, “Stand By Me” (shot in Brownsville 30 years ago this year).

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Casting Talent Workshop With Scott Ballard

Casting Talent Workshop: October 24th, 10AM-4Pm, $75.

If you have ever wondered how the casting process works or could use some guidance on better communicating with actors, this one-day workshop with director Scott Ballard, is a great place to start. Over the course of the day, workshop particpants will serve as the director in a mock casting session with professional actors and get inside the art and the technique of assessing and selecting the right talent.

731395_300x300SCOTT BALLARD ( has produced six feature films and several shorts, and has written, directed and produced three of his own feature films locally (A STANDING STILL, WELCOMING DEPARTURE, DEATH ON THE ROCK). Continue reading... “Casting Talent Workshop With Scott Ballard”

“Birds of Neptune” Will Screen Opening Night At The Portland Film Festival


BONposterplainBirds of Neptune, an independent film by Steven Richter, will be the Opening Night narrative feature at this year’s Portland Film Festival.

The film host an all Portland based cast, crew, vendors and services.  It premiered at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival and has since gone on to win Best Dramatic Feature and Best Performance at the Arizona International Film Festival.  It has also played at the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival and will be playing at the AMFM FEST: Flagstaff this August.   Continue reading... ““Birds of Neptune” Will Screen Opening Night At The Portland Film Festival”

Exciting Casting Opportunity for Lead in Columbia’s “Little House on the Prairie”

1933-LittleHouseOnThePrairieWe were recently contacted by Rachel Tenner Casting for Columbia Pictures (and part of the casting team that spearheaded the nationwide search for “Mattie Ross” in the film, “True Grit”) they are casting for the Laura Ingalls lead in “Little House On The Prairie” and are searching for a young girl to fill this role.  Below you will find the description and information. They are excited to give ALL girls the opportunity to audition and are open to all girls who want to give it a try!  Continue reading... “Exciting Casting Opportunity for Lead in Columbia’s “Little House on the Prairie””

Urgent Casting Call: Grimm seeking Filipino Talent

Cast Iron Studios is seeking Northwest-based Filipino talent for on-camera principal (speaking) roles an upcoming episode of NBC’s Grimm.

If you fit the specifications below and are available for the shoot dates, please submit the following to talent[at] (replace [a] with @):

  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Picture (should be current and clear)

Filipino Men, ages 30-50, MUST SPEAK TAGALOG
Filipino Women, age 60+, MUST SPEAK TAGALOG

Casting will be Tuesday, December 3rd or Wednesday December 4th in Portland, OR.

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Open Casting call from Polluted Pictures.

Polluted Pictures is now accepting online submissions for their most current project which is currently “Untitled.”  We are shooting this project in accordance with the SAG SHORT FILM guidelines with deferred pay.  This film is being produced as a “proof of concept” for a feature film shooting later this year.  Our previous three feature films were financed through similar “proof of concept” pieces.  None of the footage from this short will be used in the actual feature film that is produced subsequently.  Continue reading... “Open Casting call from Polluted Pictures.”

Free Spirit Lori Lewis Returns to Portland Casting

Lori Lewis of Free Spirit Casting at Stage 13

Early last year, when Lori Lewis ran into Leverage producer Paul Bernard at a Hollywood Theater event, “He flat-out asked,” recalls Lewis, “Are you back yet?” The erstwhile casting director had to admit to her urge to return to the work she adores, promising, “Next year, after knee surgery.” This week, Oregon’s film industry welcomes Lori Lewis, plus one new knee, back into the casting scene. Lewis says, “I’m super excited to be back, and so overwhelmed by everyone’s warm embrace that I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate.” Continue reading... “Free Spirit Lori Lewis Returns to Portland Casting”

NBC’s “Renovation Nation” Seeking Properties in Oregon

NBC will begin production on “Renovation Nation,” an exciting, new home makeover competition event that will showcase the talents of the most accomplished designers and home renovators in the country, revealing stunning transformations week after week. Nate Berkus, host and Executive Producer, will not only guide the audience through the process, but will also serve as judge and advocate, mentoring the contestants week to week.

This bold new series will travel across the country one city at a time, with two separate teams tackling two new homes each week. Continue reading... “NBC’s “Renovation Nation” Seeking Properties in Oregon”

Polluted Pictures teams up with Vitamin M to produce “Deep Dark.”

PORTLAND, Oregon (April 12, 2013)  After taking the feature film “Cell Count” to film festivals all over the world in 2012 and seeing the film through to distribution, it is now Polluted Pictures profound pleasure to announce they will co-produce the feature film “Deep Dark” together with Vitamin M in the Summer ’13.

Deep Dark” is the story of a failed sculptor who discovers a strange talking hole in the wall.  The hole has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams or it might just become his worst nightmare. Continue reading... “Polluted Pictures teams up with Vitamin M to produce “Deep Dark.””

Cast Iron Studios School Parents Of Child Actors

Cast Iron Studios will host “Acting Like a Pro – Parents’ Boot Camp” on April 5 at U of O Portland Extension

PORTLAND, ORE. In conjunction with its upcoming master series of workshops featuring prominent L.A. and NY casting directors, Cast Iron Studios will be hosting its first ever “boot camp” aimed exclusively at parents of aspiring child actors.

On Friday, April 5, 2013, Casting Directors Lana Veenker and Eryn Goodman of Portland’s Cast Iron Studios (Grimm, Leverage, Twilight) will welcome Los Angeles Kids’ Casting Director Christine Scowley (How to Rock, Movie Surfers, Smash Cuts, Rock the Cradle) to the University of Oregon White Stag Block in Portland’s Old Town for a lively panel discussion and Q&A.

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