Thursday, May 5, 2011

Auditions: Thursday, May 05, 2011

This page contains auditions posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011.

This year is flying by, and May has arrived! With the start of this new month, and the popularity picking up for film in Portland, it may be even trickier to catch those red flags and scam audition posts. Even I tend to get tricked sometimes, so I appreciate the feedback regarding the recent audition posting requiring people to pay or sign up for a service.

This brings me to this week's topic of discussion. As actors, we may sometimes be asked to pay for specific services that can be viewed as marketing tools, but do these really help us find work? Casting Frontier is a popularly used resource in the Portland area, and while the basic profile is free, the premium profile is a minimal charge of $10/month, but opens up some very valuable resources, including having a demo reel available for visitors. Another widely known resource is IMDB, which is $15.95/month for a professional profile, also allowing a bio, headshots, and a demo reel.

There are other free actor resources out there, including
Actor Access, Actor Hub, Model Mayhem, and the amazing resource mentioned by our visitors, Now Casting, but which are more beneficial to use, and at what stage is it necessary to pay for these resources to move your career forward? What are the online marketing tools you take advantage of, and are the free resources enough for your acting needs?

Let's open the discussion and chat about your thoughts.

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We are Helios; an independent production company formed by students at The Art Institute of Portland We are looking for a selection of talent from Portland, to take part in a Commercial Spot for the Art Institute of Portland Culinary Program.

What: 30 second commercial for Art Institute of Portland Culinary Program.
Roles: These roles are non-speaking.
We are looking for a variety of Ethnicity’s for these roles.

When: Production will be on the weekend of May 21st and 22nd. Each role will be needed for about half a day worth of work.

Where: Filming will take place in the local Portland Area, and at the Art Institute of Portland’s Kitchens. Exact details will be given to those casted, and rides will be provided

Compensation: Each role will compensated $50 for their work, fed and presented with footage for their reel.

Additionally AIPD will be holding auditions for three other commercials Thursday 05/05/11 from 11:00- 12:45 at 1122 Northwest Davis Street, Portland

Reply to: If you are interested in this role, please email your headshots and resume to

Source: Craigslist


Female model spokesperson (Eugene)

Female model required at Eugene May 15th Sunday - all day - at a special marketing event - business attire - age range 20 to 30ish.

Pay is $300 for the day. 7:30AM to 5 PM. Supply own transportation. Photo required. If you are residing in Eugene that is great but not a requirement.

Conservative look. Not seeking those with piercings or tattoos which show.

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Source: Craigslist


Looking for masculine male models with Mad Men style (Portland)

We are looking for masculine, classic male models from the ages of 30 to 45 for a series of tasteful lifestyle shots modeling everything from undergarments to professional and casual attire. Models should have classic masculine looks with a modern Mad Men style and be comfortable modeling underwear.

Other Requirements:

Waist Size: 32-33 inches
Appropriately shaved body areass or barely visible body hair
All ethnicities welcome.

We are willing to pay $100 for the initial shoot, which should last no more then 4 hours.

Please respond via email with a link to your portfolio or at least one full body shot.
Please include "Portland Mad Men" in the subject line.
Please include your best contact number.

Responses that do not include a link to portfolio or body shot will not be reviewed.

We are looking to accomplish this in the next 2 weeks.

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Source: Craigslist


Actresses Needed, 20's/early 30's (Portland)

Looking for actresses to play "Bad Girls" for a scene in a local web series with various plots. Plot for this scene: A bad guy recruits 3 henchwomen to capture a female masked avenger he has a personal grudge against and they hold her in a room until the bad guy arrives to unmask and destroy the avenger. They want to dish out some pain of their own to the captive. Things don't go as planned. Need someone to play a BLONDE, one with RAVEN hair.

There's no budget for pay, but this will be a fun, relaxed shoot, no egos. We do take this production seriously, but want to have fun in the process. If interested, send photos/resume. Thanks.

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Source: Craigslist


Technical Director/Theatre

Reed College seeks a half-time technical director beginning August 2011.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical
direction of 5-7 productions per year in two spaces; specific hours will
vary depending on production responsibilities. The technical director
will supervise students in the execution of scenery, lighting,
properties and sound in close collaboration with the director and design
faculty and will be present at all production meeting and technical
rehearsals. The TD will also be responsible for maintaining a calendar
scheduling spaces for rehearsals, production meetings and classes;
creating safe working conditions in the theatres and scenic studio;
maintaining rehearsal furniture, stage rigging, electrical equipment,
power tools, stock scenery and materials inventories; and hiring and
training student workers for box office, house management and
construction crews.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors or MFA degree in Theatre with
an emphasis on technical theatre and three years of experience working
at the college level and/or in professional theatre; or any combination
of experience and education which provides the applicant with the
desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

To apply, please submit a letter of introduction discussing your
qualifications and interests, along with your resume or curriculum vitae
and a completed Reed Application for Employment form (original or
scanned) via email, mail or fax to:

Reed College
Attn: Human Resources
3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97202
Fax: 503-777-7775

The Reed Application for Employment is located at:

Deadline to Apply: We will begin screening applications on May 18 and
will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Reply to: To apply, please submit a letter of introduction discussing your
qualifications and interests, along with your resume or curriculum vitae
and a completed Reed Application for Employment form (original or
scanned) via email, mail or fax to the above address listed above.

Source: PDX Backstage