Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Auditions: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

We have spent some time focusing on finding auditions, audition preparation, and booking the right type of work. No matter how talented and gorgeous you may be, it always comes down to who you know, or rather, who knows you.

With Portland being such a small city compared to the LA and NYC markets, I am very surprised and impressed by how many networking events there are every month and even every week. Were you aware of these networking events and opportunities to mingle with Portland's film community?

With six made-in-Portland films premiering over the next six weeks, along with the monthly Portland Independent Film Meet-up
(or find it here on Facebook), the weekly get together on Wednesday nights for Megann's Night, and OMPA events, this is enough to keep any local actor busy with networking.

How important is it to make an appearance at these events, and how much does it make a difference in your career? Do you attend any or all of these events? How has it affected the work you are getting, and how have you grown from attending these events?

The big question of the week is - how does networking play a role in your acting career?

Let's start up this week's chat and discuss your thoughts about networking, attending events, and how this has made a difference in your acting career!

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Music Summer Camp Hiring (NW Portland)

Pelonca School of Music is looking for people with a background in music and good with children to help out for our 2 week sessions July July 11 — 15 (ages 7 - 10) & July 18 — 22 (ages 10 - 13) from 10-2.


DAY 1 / NW INDIE, ROCK - We're kicking off the camp with live performances by some of Portland's finest and most original bands. See why our local music scene is so AWSOME! A workshop and band practice session will follow, with the use of keyboards, microphones, drum-kits and gadgetry -- all on stage with a professional sound system.
Housefire will perform on Day 1.

DAY 2 / WORLD MUSIC, ROOT MUSIC - A study of our musical heritage. Performances and workshop by Portland based representatives of our world's culture. Emphasis on poly-rhythms, modal scales, subtlety, dance, and spirituality.

DAY 3 / CLASSICAL, AVANT-GARDE - The refinement and mastery of the western world's musical aesthetics. Explore the relationships between harmony and human emotion. Performances and demonstrations by local classical musicians and ensembles, followed by a band practice session.
Adam Hurst will perform on Day 3.

DAY 4 / JAZZ, EXPERIMENTAL - The birth of cool! A little 20th century black American history, and the rest is weird! Students learn about irregular time signatures, syncopation, and timbre (the characteristics of sound) from local jazz-heads, followed by a band practice session.

DAY 5 / MAN AND MACHINE - Some of Portland's most influential one-man (or woman) bands wrap it all up with a musical concert and workshop. Students learn how loop-stations, turn-tables, digitized samples and computers are utilized in performances as well as recordings, followed by a band practice session with new gadgets to play with.
Boy Eats Drum Machine will perform on Day 5.

If you are interested please email us or call (503) 893-9994

Compensation: Depends on Music background

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Male/Female Video Spokesmodel needed (Portland area)

Male/Female Video Spokesmodel needed part time. Could work into a full time position for the right person. Knowledge of automobiles a huge plus. Must be comfortable in front of the camera and have a clear speaking voice. Bi-lingual a plus as well. Must be available during the week from 9am-5pm timeframe...especially on Thursdays.

Conducting interviews this Thursday, April 21st in Beaverton. Please send resume and contact information along with current photos.

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Compensation: $10-$15/hour depending on experience

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Well Arts: Auditions For Voices of Our Elders @ Hollywood Senior Center

This Voices of Our Elders @ Hollywood Senior Center production is a stage reading of stories written by elders at Hollywood Senior Center in our Voices of Our Elders Drop In Class. The theme for the spring classes was "Cooking A Story", and the stories center around food, family, and love.

The auditions are at Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th Avenue (the Fellowship Hall), from 6:30-8pm, on Tuesday April 26th. The audition will be cold reads, so all you need to bring is a headshot and resume.

Elder actors are preferred, but no matter the age, if you passionately want to be in the performance, come and audition! And yes, the writers will be present!
This may not be a paying gig.

The show dates are: Thursday May 26, 7pm, Saturday June 28th, 3pm, Thursday June 2 7pm, Saturday June 4, 3pm on the stage at Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Avenue. There will be 5 or 6 rehearsals.

Artistic Director
Well Arts Institute

Reply to: To sign up for a timeslot, email, or call 503.459.4500.

Source: PDX Backstage


Actress / model needed for short CGI / live action film $75 day (Portland)

Local production company is looking to hire a young actress / model for a non-speaking role in a CGI / live action short film.

Auditions are to be held this coming Saturday - April 23rd, downtown Portland, from Noon to 2 or 3 pm.

The story is entitled, "Both Bitter and Sweet Was Persephone Inside Most Incomplete." It's a tale about a young girl made of chocolate who yearns to escape the candy store where she is imprisoned.

The shoot will take place over a weekend, near the end of May, and will be comprised of 2 days of work. We will be paying $75/ day for the shoot days ($150), although we may need additional, non-paying time, for make-up tests and test-shoots.

There will be no dialogue, as the short film shall be narrated.

We are looking for a young girl with an innocent, pretty, and unique face... tall, lean, and graceful, between the ages of 18-25. Hair color is of no consequence. Our target audience is young adults / teenagers... so please don't apply if you do not represent or look the age. Any ethnicity can apply for this role. Modeling / acting experience is a plus.

Please note: There will be full make-up... as we must change the actress / model's skin into a chocolate texture... but only the face, arms, neck and legs. Our SFX artist will be using a synthetic make-up which is non-abrasive, does not dry the skin and does not cause any allergic reactions. We will also be filming on stage, full greenscreen backdrop.

Please respond to email with resume and photos.

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CASTING CALL | Hispanic Boy (8-13) For Goosbumps Like Video (Portland)


We're looking for a very specific actor for a 3:15 video ( a hispanic boy, around 8-13 years old. The shoot will either be on April 30th or May 1st. This is a non-speaking role, and although it's unpaid, it's an excellent opportunity to build a young actors reel. 3:15 is becoming an excellent showcase for the Pacific Northwest young talent.

If you're interested, please shoot an e-mail with an attached head shot or resume.

Thank you!

Compensation: no pay

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Extras for Film Shoot

Hey everybody! We need extras for a film shoot this weekend for a club scene in Portland. It should be pretty fun!


Reply to: If you're interested send a message to Nathan Coltrane - ncoltrane [at] or or Ben Ross Lyerly - tielardurdin [at]

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Small Parts in Feature Film

I am Directing the Feature film, Kick Ballers in June in LA , we have some small parts available, if you want to be considered please send me your name, and if I think you are right, I will pass it on to the casting director. Non-Union film. SHOOTS IN LA..

Reply to: jcgroup [at]

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