by Georgia Luke
Last year, Cast Iron Studios and TNT–along with Act Now Studio and Scott Rogers Studios–hosted the first Northwest Talent Diversity Initiative. The 36-hour intensive acting course gave 32 performers of color the opportunity to hone their chops with two of Portland’s finest acting coaches and a myriad of guest speakers, at no cost to the actors.
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.