Let's talk about scams. With the removal of the Craigslist Adult section, these posts are now filtering through the normal acting audition posts, adding more work to those searching for legitimate work. Other listservs and audition sites have an approval process to limit the number of scams that slip through.
What red flags are you looking for in determining whether a post is legitimate? There have been quite a few recent posts where they promise a large sum of "$1,000-2,500" or even "$5,000-7,500" a day for a shoot without memorization, and the catch was that you could not be represented by an agency. This posed some concerns in my mind. Let's get a discussion going in the chat box about this topic. Feel free to share your thoughts or experiences in searching for work, and the tips you have for ensuring work is legitimate.
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Music by Tom Snow • Lyrics by Dean Pitchford • Book by Dean Pitchford
Choreography by Chelsea Nicole
Musical Direction by Kristi Foster
Direction & Staging by J. Scott Lapp
AUGUST 10 - 19, 2012
Performances to be held at the
Washburn Performing Arts Center, Washougal, Washington
Christian Community Theatre will hold open calls for their August 2012 production of Footloose
(by appointment only)
Sat., June 9 & Sun., June 10, 2012
(at Director’s Request)
Mon., June 11 & Wed., June 13
Seeking performers ages 14 and up. Seeking very strong, athletic dancers/singers to play high school students. Also seeking adults who are strong singers/actors to play various adult roles. Please prepare 32 bars of a pop or contemporary musical theatre song that shows off vocal range and technical ability. We will not allow songs to be performed a cappella so please bring sheet music in your key or an instrumental CD (without background vocals). An accompanist will be provided. If you are auditioning for a specific role, please be familiar with the songs from the show, as you may be asked to sing a selection at auditions. Also, everyone auditioning for the teen roles should be prepared to dance. Auditions will be closed.
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Source: PDX Backstage
Lead Female for Dystopia, a Feature Film (Portland)
Casting Call for Dystopa, a feature film.
Synopsis: Living on the streets in a world depleted of it's natural resources, Saule, a street-punk and her hacker friends use malware rigged avatars to literally crash upper-class parties in a virtual online world. When Saule, posing as a man through her avatar, falls for Rose, a detective tasked in hunting down the hackers, more than her identity is at stake.
Online (avatar) Rose -- Female -- 20-26 -- Lead
Online Rose is the digital persona of the Rose, the detective tasked to hunt down and bring to justice the hackers that have been crashing upper class online parties.
She is young, fit and witty.
NOTE: There will be sensual scenes to include partial nudity. The actor must be comfortable being naked and in bed with a male actor.
She will appear in three pivotal scenes to be shot over three or four shooting days.
WHEN IS THE CASTING CALL?
Saturday June 2nd from 4-7 PM
To be determined
1505 SE Gideon Street Portland Oregon
This is the LAB location where we will be filming many of the scenes for Dystopia!
You will see a sign on the side door next to the LARGE GARAGE DOOR for our casting call session.
Go up the stairs, take a right and you will see the open door half way down the hall on the left where we will be doing our readings.
Tentative Shoot Dates:
We will be shooting off and on between June 10th through August 15th
We are flexible and will work with and around your schedule.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
Please bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume.
Any questions please email Ian at email@example.com
Sides can be requested at this address as well.
Thanks and I look forward to meeting everyone!
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Makeup Artist Showcase Opportunity! (Portland Oregon)
Makeup artist fashion show showcase opportunity available for this Thursday May 24th. You would need to be availabe from 4PM-10PM
Heres a video from our last event in Hollywood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU4cwn16Soc&feature=youtu.be
We are an independent arts organization that features local independent and emerging filmmakers, fashion designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, musicians, visual artists, performing artists, Djs, models and photographers.
We host monthly showcase events in 57 cities nationwide! Our mission is to find the best of the best underground talent in the greater Portland area and spotlight them!
To learn more about us, visit our website @ www.rawartists.org
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Newscast Producer (Portland, Oregon)
KOIN Local 6 News in Portland, Oregon, has an opportunity for a Newscast Producer in a top 25 market. The ideal candidate has worked as a successful producer and knows how to present news in a way that get our viewers' attention. Our team is energetic, passionate, and dedicated to winning. Qualified candidates will be required to take a writing test, and should be able to produce content across digital media platforms.
If you can contribute to our success: Please email your cover letter and resume complete with references and an example of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also mail your cover letter, resume, DVD, and some writing samples ASAP to:
KOIN Local 6
Newscast Producer Search
Attn: HR Director
222 SW Columbia St.
Portland, Oregon 97201
KOIN Local 6 News is an Equal Opportunity Employer
When applying for this position please mention how you were referred.
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Need Soccer players - Paid
Uberstock is a stock video production company in Oregon City Oregon.
I are looking for EXTREMELY talented soccer players to join us for our up coming soccer VIDEO shoot. I am less concerned with actual soccer play, I am looking for scissor kicks, slide tackels, amazing head shots, amazing juggling etc.
Age range: 18-30 years of age. Athletic build.
The rate will depend on experience and talent. We are also willing to give the footage to participants.
If you or anyone you know are interested please e-mail me with a few pictures.
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