Thursday, April 14, 2011

Auditions: Thursday, April 14, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011.

We're gonna keep this chat going through the end of the week, so I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences surrounding this topic.

You've done your research to ensure that the audition is legitimate, and you've just received your audition time slot. You attend the audition, and it goes incredibly well, you received great feedback, and now you wait with anticipation to receive news about a callback. Giddy with excitement, you want to tell all of your friends, or even post on Facebook all about the audition. Whether before or after the audition, you want to share the news with friends and family, and even the world of Facebook.

But not so fast. Many seasoned actors will advice against sharing news of auditions, or even news of callbacks. If cast, this is exciting and can sometimes openly be shared, but actors are encouraged to keep their auditions and callbacks private. While there are many reason as to why, one of the biggest is that the audition process is a standard part of the job for an actor, but booking the job is what actually counts. Also, some of the big shows filming in Portland may have non disclosure agreements, meaning they are required to keep certain episode or character details quiet until the episode airs, and sharing information about your audition is in violation of this. So when you get called back for the role of a lifetime as the spy on Leverage, the producers and writers may not have publicized that they were bringing back the spy, and this news would have an effect on viewers, and even become an issue for those who enjoy watching the show every week. It may even jeopardize your ability to book the role.

A recent conversation took place on the social networking websites, where a local, professional actor, and very talented teacher and filmmaker wrote, "A car salesman doesn't post on his wall every time he shows a car to a customer."

For some of us, though, just getting the audition is a huge accomplishment, and is such a success that it deserves to be shared. Getting that callback is a huge validation that we did something right in the audition room, and caught someone's attention, and this is also worth telling friends, family, and Facebook pals. Sharing that success with the world of Facebook would provide the encouragement we need as actors to boost our confidence and push us to go up for more auditions.

There are definitely two ways to look at this situation, and I wanted to open up this discussion in our chat box. Do you share your auditions with anyone? Perhaps, only with mom and dad, close friends, and partners. Do you share the exciting news in a Facebook post? If you don't share the news, and you choose to keep this private, what are your specific reasons behind doing so?

Let's start up this week's chat and discuss your thoughts about posting auditions, callbacks, and even booked jobs for friends and family to see!

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Job: Extras Casting Call for Feature Film “Gone”

Extras Casting Call for Feature Film “Gone”
Categories Casting Calls
Start Date April 20, 2011
Job Information



EXTRAS ONLY Casting Company is excited to announce we are casting all the extras, featured extras, stand-ins and photo doubles for the feature film “GONE”. We will be casting hundreds of extras:

ALL TYPES (18 & older). Filming starts end of April and will film in Oregon until mid-

June! Extras do not need to be completely available for the duration of filming, some people will work only 1 or 2 days and some will repeat in different scenes working multiple days. Extras make a min of $68/day (8hrs), and overtime over 10.

GONE is a thriller from Lakeshore Entertainment starring AMANDA SEYFRIED (Mamma Mia, Dear John, Red Riding Hood). GONE revolves around a young woman named Jill (Seyfried) who returns home from her night shift to find her sister’s bed empty. She’s convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job, but the police do not believe Jill, who knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, she sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all.


11a–2p or 4p–7p

635 NW 16th Ave, Suite A.

NW Portland (Between Irving & Hoyt)

Can’t attend? APPLYonline :

project code: GONE

IMPORTANT: Although we are casting ALL TYPES, we have specific needs for the following:

* STAND–‐IN/DOUBLE for Amanda Seyfried: Female 5’2–‐5’4, size 2–‐4,long blonde hair

* FEATURED EXTRA: Male 18 – 30 with long blonde hair and tattoos.


IMPORTANT: Current online members of EXTRAS ONLY do NOT need to attend. Info. Is online.

EXTRAS ONLY: is Oregon’s largest and longest established, most credited extras casting company, led by long time casting director, Danny Stoltz, and responsible for many of the major casting calls in Oregon for over 14 years. We cast thousands of real people in commercials for fortune 500 companies and big studio feature films, as well as the TV Series Leverage currently shooting season 4 in Portland.

We take digital photos and no prior experience is required.

*There are no fees to be considered or cast.

Reply to: Attend Casting Call detailed above, or apply online at, project code: GONE

Source: Oregon Confluence


Casting Call: 22-27 woman

I apologize for the short notice...

We are in need of a charming, intelligent, funny, attractive woman, age 22-27 to volunteer her time to play the role of a fed up girlfriend in a movie we are shooting. You don't have to have had a lot of acting experience, but some is necessary. Modeling doesn't count. The shoot day is this Saturday, the 16th, basically all day.

You being a "people person" is necessary. We are a small crew of friendly, funny folks, and don't want to work with any cranky people!

If this is something you are interested in, please shoot me an email with your resume and a headshot. The headshot doesn't have to be professionally done (actually, we would prefer a regular picture, just so we know what you actually look like). Please also let us know how tall you are (random, but it is important).

Thanks again, I look forward to hearing from you!!

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Source: Craigslist


Casting call for local commercial

Our company is producing a local 30 second television commercial. We are looking for two different actresses with following criteria:

Actress #1
- Woman 30 - 40 years old
- Ability to portray a confident business professional
- Speaking role (English with good pronunciation)
- Shoots May 1st

Actress #2
- Woman 30 - 40 years old
- Indian/Middle Eastern ethnicity
- Speaking role (English with good pronunciation, clear spoken, accent okay)
- Ability to portray a worker in a business environment
- Shoots May 8th

If interested, please respond with your headshot(s)/experience or link to your profile. Please indicate the best way to reach you.

Location: Beaverton

Compensation will be day rate: TBD Includes meal, and mileage reimbursement

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Source: Craigslist


Male Actor Needed

Third Eye Theatre is seeking one male actor with a playing range of 18-25 for their one act comedy "Wild Cougar". The play is a part of Third Eye's Grand Guignol show opening April 29th and running Thursday, Friday and Saturday through June 4th. Please note: rehearsals for this production have already started. We are seeking someone who is willing and able to memorize lines and blocking quickly. We will be holding cold readings at 6:30 PM at the Back Door Theater at 4319 SE Hawthorne Blvd. As we are already mid-way through the rehearsal process, please be available to begin rehearsing on Sunday, April 17th.

Reply to: For more information, please contact Cosette via email at cosettebrown [at]

Source: PDX Backstage