Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Auditions: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

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Casting for child actors is now open for the George Fox University advanced student production "Through The Mailbox" (Working Title), a short film (10-15 minutes) that will be submitted to this year's George Fox Film Festival.

Audition Time: Sunday, JANUARY 30, e-mail to set up a time for the audition
Audition Place: George Fox University Media Center (Newberg)

Synopsis: Susan and Charlie lead parallel lives but always seem to miss each other. The story starts with them as kids showing similarities in their lives. The kids grow into adults and their parallel lives continue until one day when Susan (who works at the post office) just so happens to be putting mail into Charlie’s box, right when he is opening it.

A Copy of the Script Will Be Sent Upon Request.

No previous acting experience required to audition.

Because this is a student production, the roles in this project are unpaid, but DVD copies of the finished film will be provided for the actors after the completion of the film, and actors will be notified of the dates of the Fox Film Festival after the film is submitted.

Roles needed:
1 Girl (Age: 7-10, Hair Color: Brunette or Black)
1 Boy (Age: 7-10, Hair Color: Blonde or Brown)

Hair color is specified for the sake of looking like the adult actors

The time commitment for child actors would involve 1-2 days of filming on one of the following weekends: Feb. 19-20…Feb. 26-27…Mar. 5-6.

Director—Natalie Daly

Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you at auditions!

Reply to: Please contact director Natalie Daly at to obtain a copy of the script and confirm an audition spot on Sunday, January 30th.

Source: Craigslist


Independent film casting call.

We are currently filming a production in the area. We are in need of extras of all types for general background.

In addition, we have several supporting roles for both men and women that also need to be cast as soon as possible including:

A police officer (Would be open to either gender on this one)
A business executive (male)
A Stripper (Female, the scene does NOT involve her dancing and she is dressed normally)
Three different love interests of the main characters (female)
Strip club manager (male, ideally a big man)
Kidnapping victim (female)

The last roles are the members of a motorcycle gang. This is not the type of group that first comes to mid when you say "motorcycle gang" however, The group rides sport style bikes ("crotch rockets") and are young and clean cut. We need both males and females for this group, we have professional riders to actually ride the motorcycles so don't worry if you don't know how to ride.

General extra's are unpaid (we don't have budget to film a lot of extra scenes so if you come out you will almost certainly be in the final cut of the movie). The supporting roles are paid $250 a day and the gang members are paid $300 a day.

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Source: Craigslist


Casting for two short films (Portland)

We are producing two short Crime films this up coming month and we are looking for talent. Down below is some basic information about both productions. If you have further questions please ask and I will make sure that it reaches the correct person that it needs to. Both will shoot Feb 19th and 20th.

James & Jim
House burglars meets “Of Mice and Men” With a twist.

James: Late 20’s – mid 30’s, Smart, capable,Average stature.
Jim: Early 20’s- 30, Slow dim witted,Average to large stature
Husband: Mid 20’s- mid 30’s, a working man , Average stature
Wife: Mid 20’s- mid 30’s, Good looking, Average stature

Blade Co:
A knife salesman tries to help a couple during a home invasion.

Dave:Knife salesmen (30-40’s?) Average man, does not enjoy his job.
Husband: 40’s- 50’s exhausted, working husband.
Wife: 40’s-50’s,Average house wife, kind.
Daughter: Average teen 13-18
Intruders 1 and 2: Strong, motivated/violent men

Age Ranges can change depending on Talent that applies.

Please include head shots, availability and which role you'd like to read for.


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Source: Craigslist


**Seattle Area**

Discovery Science - Child Actor Needed

Screaming Flea Productions in Seattle is looking for a screen age 10-
year old African American child for a local recreation shoot for a TV
show for the Discovery Science channel. Prior acting experience
preferred but not required. Food provided, copy of the program.

Reply to: Matt Caliri at

Source: Northwest Film Forum Callboard


National Representative/AFTRA – Pacific Northwest

Title: National Representative/AFTRA – Pacific Northwest
Categories: General Job Postings
Salary: $45,000 – 55,000
Start Date: January 18, 2011

Job Information

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) is a national labor union representing over 70,000 professional performers, broadcasters, and recording artists working in the entertainment and news media. AFTRA’s scope of representation covers broadcast and cable television (animation, award shows, children’s programming, commercials, documentaries, dramatic programs, game shows, infomercials, music videos, news, reality shows, daytime drama, sports, talk shows, variety shows, video news releases, voice over, and weather); radio (news/sports, commercials, and hosted programs); sound recordings; interactive games; “non-broadcast” material such as educational and training videos, and programming content created for Internet and wireless distribution. AFTRA’s Portland Local has a membership of approximately 200.

The National Representative will be based in the Portland Office of AFTRA, and will work closely with the Portland and Seattle Locals of AFTRA. His/her responsibilities include:

* Management of all aspects of the single person AFTRA Portland Local operation.

* Leads or supports, with the assistance of the Seattle Local Executive Director, negotiation of local collective bargaining agreements covering radio and TV on-air talent in Portland.

* Organizes and administers the union’s contracts covering freelance performers employed in radio/TV commercials, interactive games, non-broadcast video/audio, TV/radio programming, sound recordings and other fields covered by AFTRA.

* Maintain regular communications with AFTRA membership at broadcast units and AFTRA freelance performers: outreach, print and e-mail communication, training and guidance for local shop stewards, organizing committees in internal organizing efforts.

* Execute targeted organizing campaigns, in coordination with member organizing committees and the National Director of Organizing, for AFTRA Portland and Seattle.

* Assists the Portland Local Board of Directors in ensuring compliance with policies established by the Local Board of Directors, and with policies and the strategic goals of the national union.

* Maintain and enhance AFTRA’s relationships with industry and strategic partners in the Portland area, including talent agents, local press, local and state elected officials, labor and community organizations (e.g., state and local AFL-CIO).

Requirements: Bachelors degree in relevant field, graduate degree strongly preferred. Must have experience with organizing campaigns. Must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, and have to ability to multi-task. Will work closely with a volunteer elected Board of Directors. Reports to the union’s National Executive Director. Knowledge of entertainment, broadcasting and/or sound recording industries, as well as issues affecting creative artists and professional workers strongly preferred.

Salary: $45,000 – 55,000, plus benefits, depending upon experience. This is an exempt position.

AFTRA is an equal employment opportunity employer. To learn more about AFTRA, visit

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Source: PDX Backstage