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”
Birds of Neptune, written and directed by Steven Richter (Center of Gravity, Myth of Drowning), is an independent feature film set in Portland, OR, produced by Reverie PDX and Lara Cuddy (The Weather Outside, Cell Count), and scheduled for release in fall 2013.
Eastern Oregon Film Festival in conjunction with Crossing the Blues: La Grande Summer Festival is pleased to present the 3rd annual La Grande Summer Film Project. The project will kick off on Friday August 13th, with a Night Life social event at White House Coffee (1702 Fourth Street). Teams will be identified, organized, and specific criteria for their film will be given. After the participants have had a chance to “schmooze”, ACTION will be called at 9:00pm – and the filmmakers have 48 hours to deliver their final project. Continue reading... “La Grande Summer Film Project: Community Filmmaking Opportunity”
Whether it’s the thriving independent music scene, live theater, or a combination of multiple creative disciplines, there is no doubt Oregon is a thriving base of creative expression. According to the Oregon Arts Commission over 60,000 jobs in Oregon are directly related to the creative economy. That may not sound like a lot of jobs but when you figure that Oregon has about 1/10 of the population of California, it’s a large section of the total workforce in Oregon. So when a film or television project comes to Oregon, there is a rich and diverse depth of talent to pull from. Continue reading... “Oregon's Diverse Talent Base – its Greatest Strength”
As more productions roll into Oregon, doors will be opening up for Oregon-based acting talent to make connections and start a career in Los Angeles. But making the move isn’t easy! To make sure Oregon actors are competitive with their rivals, Karen LaVoie provides top-notch coaching to actors in Portland and LA. Using classic techniques alongside new ones, Karen gives her students a thorough training in convincing acting. Her coaching includes on-camera training, location shooting, and one-on-one auditions, as well as industry skills and services like self-marketing techniques, headshots, resumes, and acting reels. Continue reading... “Solid Local Training Helps Oregon Talent Succeed”