Monday, July 23, 2012

Auditions: Monday, July 23, 2012

This post contains auditions posted on Monday, July 23, 2012.

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**Paid Projects**


Casting call for web series - SAG New Media contract


I am casting for a new web series called Suburban Apocalypse which will shoot this fall in Portland.

We are currently casting three roles for a short that will be shot in early August. The three characters cast in the short will also be featured in the series.

This is a paid gig, producing under the SAG New Media contract.

There is no ethnic restriction on any of these roles.

(feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.)

The roles are:

Shelly - (15-17) Quirky and awkwardly brilliant behind her glasses, Shelly has a warm and inviting personality. She spends much of her time reading and painting pictures that are all really quite bad. Her artistic failures have never seemed to effect her creative enthusiasm. Dedicated to Alysa with all her heart, they share a special connection that if the years allowed could grow into something more than BFF's.

Alysa - (17-19) Punk Rock, towering mohawk (or other punk style) and a sense of fashion held over from the late 80's make up the colorful plumage of Alysa. Wise cracking, loud and often abrasive Alysa has her own way of forcing through the world. Speaking in rhymes and alliterations is Alysa's way of speaking: as creative and unique as her appearance. A hard, crusty and seldom bathed exterior disguises her emotional core. With Shelly she's often sweet and corny.

NOTE - Hoping for an actor who already has a Mohawk (or Punk hairstyle) or would be willing to alter their current style for the shoot.

Mason (20-23) A suburban boy who thinks he's "gangster", Mason takes on the roll of dictator by fault in a world devoid of any elders. Pants hanging half off his ass, hat on crooked, and energy drink in hand Mason takes on his world with the enthusiasm and thoughtfulness of a cage fighter.

Auditions are by invitation only and will be on Saturday, July 28 in Portland.


- Bruce H.

Reply to:  Please send resume/headshot to and put "Suburban Apocalypse Casting" as the subject line of your email.

Source:  PDX Backstage
Documentary Filmmaker Seeking Sign Flippers/Shakers (Portland)

Portland Filmmaker, Sundance Film Festival Alumni, and NW Documentary Center Resident Director, Andy Blubaugh ( is currently seeking experienced and talented Sign "Shakers", "Spinners", "Flippers", "Jugglers", and "Wavers" of all kinds, for short interviews, demonstrations, or insights into this unique field of employment and lifestyle.

This content will potentially be used for a locally produced short documentary titled "The Turing Test" ( slated for production this Summer/Fall 2012.
*We are currently conducting short preliminary interviews with candidates, with the potential to be hi-lighted in the upcoming production of the documentary. We are looking for those who regularly work in this field and have great stories, or skills to share. (If selected for final interviews etc, all time will be compensated for.)

Thanks!! -Andy Blubaugh

Reply to:  If you would like a chance to be featured in this documentary please go to to take a short survey, and we will get back to you shortly!

Source:  Craigslist
 Casting for testimonial videos (Oregon City)

I am casting for several testimonial videos and need an array of ages, both male and female.

Please send headshot and age information and I'll let you know if you match my needs.

A copy of the script will be provided in advance and the total shooting time should be about 30 minutes. Pay is $30.


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Source:  Craigslist
 Comedy Murder Mystery Show Auditions (Downtown Portland)

Friday, August 3rd, 2012 • 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 • 10:00 am
Call Backs will be Saturday, August 4th 2:00pm (by invite only)

Courtyard by Marriott
550 SW Oak St. • Portland, Or


Voted 2007, 2008 & 2009 Best Dinner Show by FOX 11, Good Morning LA and Good Day
LA, Dinner Detective is a unique, high-energy interactive murder mystery dinner theater experience that combines an engaging modern-day whodunit with a full four course meal. The show is semi-improvised, with the actors hidden among and interacting with the paying audience.

We are looking for actors, performers and improvisers that are comfortable interacting with audience members in semi-scripted situations. Our shows are set in a modern-day environment, and for the most part, you will be expected to blend in with the audience. All actors will receive compensation for their work, and some actors will also receive full dinner service. (NO SERVING OR WAITING TABLES).

This is an open audition, please be on-time. All attendees are to arrive on-time and should plan to be present for the duration of the audition. We'll also be playing improv games and talking as a group.


If you are coming, PLEASE RSVP (with the date you will be attending) by replying to this post if possible with a headshot and resume.
Please bring a headshot or nice picture of yourself (and, if possible, a resume) to the audition.
More information about Dinner Detective may be found at

We hope to see you there!

Compensation: $40+ (Actors do get tips too, but no waiting tables)

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Source:  Craigslist


**Unpaid or No Pay Specified**





Extra Roles
Want 50+ 20s/Early30s Arty/Punk Hipster Types

Filming Dates
▪ Monday, Aug 6th. 10am-12am. Breakfast Hipsters at The Cup&Saucer
▪ Wednesday August 8th. 8am-2pm. Drinkers&Dancers at RonTom's. Dance to a band with members of Panther, Copy & E*Rock!
▪ Thursday August 9th. 8am-2pm. Drinkers at RonTom's
▪ Thursday August 16th. 3pm-2am. Art Space Partiers at Headwaters Theatre We will have rotations of people coming throughout the filming hours so no one needs to be there the entire time, unless you want to!

Slice of Life Low Budget Art House Film.
There is no pay for extras for these scenes but we will be providing free food and beer.
Great credit for aspiring actors! Fun set for those burnt on commercial film gigs in town.
For more info, visit:
"The Curio" page on Facebook

About the Film & Director
"The Curio" is  a feature-length filmic memoir masquerading as an uncomfortable comedy about a recent divorcee confronting a future as a misfit loner. The film weaves scripted material, footage from 'family films' and scenes from a fictional documentary that interviews family and friends into a comedic yet poignant portrait of one man's existential crisis. Littered with dark humor, stunning Portland vistas and cast completely of Portlanders; you will be left with the sweet swell of satisfaction having taken part in this lil' gem when it becomes a Portland Classic.
Dicky Dahl sang for the art-pop band Stratotanker in New York City in the 90's, planted trees while living amongst the Mayans of highland Guatemala, and herded goats in the Spanish Sierra Nevada before turning to work on various film projects in Portland, Oregon. He co-wrote and produced 'The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack,' a documentary of cowboy folksinger and raconteur Ramblin' Jack Elliott that won the Special Jury Prize for Artistic Achievement at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and received wide theatrical distribution. Recently, he shot & directed the acclaimed video for 'Black Hills Gold' by the band Dolorean.

▪ Please send 2-3 snap shots, preferably not portfolio shots but ones that were taken in your day-to-day life. Bonus if you are wearing "hipster wear".
▪ Include your contact information (phone number).
▪ If you have any acting/film/theatre experience, feel free to note so.
▪ If you are a good dancer, please request the Hipster Bar Scene!
▪ List your availability for film dates, from your first pick to last.
If you are a fit for your first choices, we will book you accordingly.

Looking forward to making a lil' CurioMovieMagic with you.
Thank you for your interest, support and participation!
~The Curio~

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Source: Craigslist


**Technical Opportunities**



Education and Outreach Coordinator at the Hollywood Theatre (Portland)

ORGANIZATION: The Hollywood Theatre --

ORGANIZATION MISSION: The Hollywood Theatre is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to
entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through the art of film, while preserving a historic
Portland landmark.

POSITION: Education and Outreach Coordinator

LOCATION: 4122 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97212

POSITION SUMMARY: The Education and Outreach Coordinator will work with the Hollywood Theatre's Director of Programs and Community Engagement, assisting with the delivery of arts education programming, community partnerships, and volunteer recruitment, with the goal of increasing the number of youth served while improving service delivery and overall organizational impact.

• Support art education pilot programs at the newly established "Hollywood Theatre Studio" at Grant High School, and at the Theatre's mobile classroom at Open Meadow High School
• Encourage teamwork within student groups and mediate conflicts that may arise
• Foster a safe and supportive learning environment in which students are empowered to share their ideas and experiences
• With classroom teacher and Hollywood Theatre staff, create and enforce behavior and content expectations both for films and class time
• Increase number of youth served by a minimum of 30% over the course of the year
• Focus outreach efforts in areas with large populations of underserved youth
• Grow volunteer base for arts education programs and relevant events by strengthening partnerships with local universities and like organizations.
• Complete and submit in a timely manner all OSSC/AmeriCorps required reports and time sheets
• Attend OSSC/AmeriCorps sponsored orientation, trainings, meetings and disaster response
• Promote disaster preparedness at your placement site.

• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, and stand for up to three hours at a time

• Experience teaching film to young people
• Skill in digital video production and editing
• Ability to transport self and equipment to Grant High School and Open Meadow where programs will run
• Strong classroom management skills
• Commitment to diversity
• Sincere respect for young peoples' voices and stories
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends

COMPENSATION: Benefits for serving in AmeriCorps full-time are: $5,550 education award upon completion for future tuition or payment on qualified student loans (taxed), a living allowance of $12,100 for 11 months (before taxes), loan forbearance on qualified student loans, basic healthcare coverage and childcare assistance (if household income qualifies).

This program is available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation or in most instances, religion. Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all activities in fully accessible settings.

Position closes 8/4/2012. Please include resume and/or CV, cover letter, and reel or links to online work. Contact Justen Harn, Director of Programs and Community Engagement, with any questions at justen[at]hollywoodtheatre[dot]org or via phone at (503) 493-1128.

Compensation: Benefits for serving in AmeriCorps full-time are: $5,550 education award upon co

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Source:  Craigslist


Video Production Assistant

Graphic Products is looking for a video production assistant to perform pre/post production as well as camera work for our expanding video production team.

The ideal candidate will have experience producing and editing a variety of video content for corporate, web and social communications. The candidate should have experience assisting video production from concept to completion. Also, a strong mix of technical and creative experience is preferred. Ideal candidates will have previous experience producing for a related industry, i.e., safety, power plants, mining, chemical, oil/gas, manufacturing and other similar industries. A strong mix of technical and creative experience is preferred.


• Completion of Bachelor's degree in: Marketing, Communications, Video Production or other related field
• Minimum 2 years video production experience
• Well versed in the MS Office Suite
• Strong written/verbal communications and attention to detail
• Experience with Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, PhotoShop, Audacity, Encore, CamStudio and Camtasia
• Video formatting "encoding" skills necessary
• Lighting experience to include 3-point, interview and green screening as well as basic microphone setup skills
• Excellent communication and ability to accept direction and guidance
• Familiar with the following formats: wmv, flv and mp4
• 3D modeling or animation experience a plus

This is a full-time position with the working hours of 7:00am -- 3:30pm M-F with a 30 minute lunch.

A standard benefits package applies:
Health and Dental benefits are available after 90 days
We also offer a 401k and competitive PTO

Brief Company History

Founded in 1970, Graphic Products, Inc. occupies a unique and profitable niche selling high-end labelers, laminators and poster-printing equipment to companies around the world. To learn more about our company, check us out at We are very selective about whom we hire and we pride ourselves on having very low turnover. We are family owned and plan on continuing a very successful business for many years to come.

To apply, e-mail your resume to:

Use the following format for subject line: Video Production Assistant - LAST NAME -- FIRST NAME

You are also welcome to fax or drop off your resume in person to:

Graphic Products, Inc.
Attn: Job 358 Video Production Assistant
6445 SW Fallbrook Place
Beaverton, OR 97008
Fax (503) 469-3135

Graphic Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a Safe and Drug Free workplace.
PLEASE - No phone calls and no recruiters.

Compensation: $12-$18/hour DOE

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Source:  Craigslist


 Job Posting: Membership Assistant

The Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) seeks to hire a Membership Assistant to provide administrative, communications, and customer service support for NET's membership program. S/he will oversee, implement, and expand membership through prospecting, cultivation, orientation, processing, stewardship, and annual renewals of new and existing members. As appropriate, work will include engaging, organizing, and tracking the participation of the NET Board, Executive Director, and Managing Director in support of these efforts.

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE, i.e. 20 hours/week) position. Work is performed virtually from employee's home/office location, with remote supervision by NET's Managing Director (who is based in Portland, Oregon). Hours are flexible, to be scheduled by mutual agreement with at least half falling within the hours of M-F 9am-5pm Pacific Time. Virtual collaboration with other NET staff, contractors, and Board in locations nationwide is also required.

Position Start Date: Immediately
Application Deadline: July 25, 2012

The Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) is a national organization providing programs and services to ensemble theaters and artists, and their supporters and allies. Our efforts focus on advocacy, knowledge sharing/bseekuilding, and ensemble/field sustainability through programs such as the MicroFest USA convening series, Ensembles ABCs for professional development, and NET/TEN to support tours and exchanges. Throughout our 16-year history, NET has remained an artist-centered and artist-run organization. Our membership includes over 200 ensembles, individuals, students, and affiliate organizations in 33 states.

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Source:  PDX Backstage