PassinArt Theatre is having their second biennial Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers Series & Film Festival Thursday – Sunday, August 17-20, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
The festival will be a jam-packed, four-day whirlwind of wall-to-wall readings, screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions addressing the issues of the day as they shape theaters of color, television, and film.
In attendance, we will have celebrity co-hosts Javon Johnson [The Oval, Boo! Madea Halloween] and Bobby Yan
[Stalker, K Love] welcome industry luminaries including Regina Taylor [I’ll Fly Away, CSI Vegas, Justified]; Rose Bianco [Cobra Kai, East New York, Minx]; Rhavynn Drummer [Tyler Perry/national casting director]; Ted Lange [The Love Boat]; Stephanie Frederic [film/tv producer Girls’ Trip, All Eyez on Me, Night School, American Gangster]; Professor Vera J.Continue reading... “PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival”
Character Mapping: A roadmap through the psyche for actors, writers, and directors.
New Portland Cohort begins November 15! (registration, dates, & times below)
This master class in character development and backstory is for experienced storytellers who have a deep interest in the psychological contexts and motivations that drive human stories. You’ll come away with a preparation process and tools to apply to the characters you’re writing performing or directing.
If you’re a member of the creative class overflowing Portland’s bar scene, bike lanes and barista joints, you might want to take note of an event taking place later this month.
Portland creatives with an eye for film will converge in downtown Portland as part of Documentary Weekend. The event bills itself as an opportunity for people interested in film and documentaries – producers, actors, editors, directors, and film crews but also people with no experience at all – to meet form teams, then create a five-minute documentary in less than 30 hours. Continue reading... “Documentary Weekend: Bet you’re ready”
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.