We will be making a series of blog posts on a variety of production businesses here in Oregon – we want to know what creative options have been put in place to offset the disruption that Covid-19 has caused.
Like so many other businesses, the Oregon production community has been hit hard by the havoc that Covid-19 has wreaked. Many community partners have come together to provide up-to-date information on safety procedures and new protocol guidelines that are being improved upon on all the time. Continue reading... “The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid – Cast Iron Studios”
This single $10,000 grant will be awarded to the City of Portland BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color – including but not limited to Latinx, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders) creators or creative teams for a virtual-residency in order to develop, explore and/or shoot story(ies) applicants want to tell in any film format they choose.
The connections, insights, experience, access to physical office space (at the Oregon Film Office, if needed), and consultations with strategic supporting and contributing sponsors, will be made directly available to each of the winning creators for a period of six months.
Oregon Casting Director Lana Veenker invited to one of Europe’s largest film festivals as part of a weeklong program dr
awing international focus to the casting profession
(Portland, OR) On August 15, 2018, when the International Casting Director Award is handed over to the winner at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Oregon casting director Lana Veenker will be on hand.
Not only is Veenker—alongside longtime Portland colleague Eryn Goodman and Los Angeles casting director Heidi Levitt —nominated for Best Casting of a Feature Film (for Bad Samaritan by Dean Devlin), she is part of a team invited by the Festival to produce a special program centered on the casting profession, entitled “Casting at the Heart of Filmmaking.” Continue reading... “Sarajevo Film Festival Puts A Spotlight On Casting—And On Local Casting Director”
The new #OregonMade Film History Mural and Poster Exhibit is located in the Portland International Airport’s south pedestrian tunnel which connects the parking garage to the terminal (underground between baggage claims 3 and 4.) It provides travelers with over 160 uninterrupted feet ofmural art and posters, representing a small collection of Oregon’s rich film hist ory. By creating this exhibit, we hope to aptly celebrate the unique and varied locations Oregon has to offer, the projects that have called Oregon home over the years, and the professional production communities that come together to make Oregon so film-friendly. Continue reading... “A New #OregonMade Mural And Film Poster Exhibit For The Portland International Airport”
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.
The annual 2015 Oregon Actors Awards took place at the Portland Center Stage, to a packed house over the week end. The awards recognized outstanding members of Oregon’s film, video and multimedia industry. Four awards were given to film, TV and commercial actors, and one for community service.
(Watch KGW’s piece on the evening here.)
The winners were:
- Best commercial performances
- Best theatrical performances
- Community service award
Also at the event were the graduate actors from the Cast Iron Studio’s Class of 2015 Talent Diversity Initiative that took place in Portland over the last two months. Continue reading... “Oregon Media Production Community Rolls Out Red Carpet, Honors Best Local Performances Of The Year”
Oregon Casting Company, Acting Coaches to Provide Talent Diversity Initiative in Portland
32 Northwest Performers Selected to Complete 36-Hour Actor Training Intensive for Film & Television
(PORTLAND, OR) Thirty-two Northwest actors have been chosen to complete a six-week intensive training program, as part of a new Talent Diversity Initiative to take place this fall in Portland. The program is being produced by Cast Iron Studios, in partnership with Act Now Studio and Scott Rogers Studios, and will be sponsored by TNT. Continue reading... “Oregon Casting Company, Acting Coaches To Provide Diversity Initiative In Portland”
Love Women? Love Film? Love Equality?
Cast Iron Studios is proud to host the enthralling Tom Donahue documentary
featuring Ed Asner, Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Robert De Niro, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Diane Lane, John Lithgow, Bette Midler, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, Cybill Shepherd, Oliver Stone, John Travolta, Jon Voight and many others!
A benefit for VoteERA.org
Marion Dougherty helped usher in the New Hollywood through her casting of films like “Midnight Cowboy,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Bonnie and Clyde.” Continue reading... “EVENT: Cast Iron Studios to host “Casting By” doc for VoteERA.org”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 13, 2013
CAST IRON STUDIOS SEEKS OREGON STORIES
Casting and Development Company Announces Call for Screenplay Submissions
PORTLAND, ORE. Cast Iron Studios announced today that is seeking feature-length screenplays under 120 minutes that are set in Oregon for development consideration. All genres, excluding horror and sci-fi, are welcome.
This is the first call for screenplays by the Portland, Oregon-based casting company since adding its development division in late 2011. “Things have been simmering behind the scenes at Cast Iron,” says owner and principal Lana Veenker,” and now we’re excited to discover what kind of talent is out there.” Continue reading... “Call for Screenplay Submissions; Deadline July 31st”