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Portland’s Cast Iron Studios will conduct an open casting call for performers with disabilities on January 7

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Cast Iron Studios logo is pictured above.

Portland’s Cast Iron Studios will conduct an open casting call
for performers with disabilities on Sunday, January 7th

On Sunday, January 7, Casting Society of America members across the country will be opening their offices to union and non-union performers with disabilities. In Portland, Cast Iron Studios is heading up the charge. This is the casting company behind Oregon productions such as HBO’s Here and Now, TNT’s The Librarians, NBC’s Grimm, and the Oscar-nominated Wild.

Artists who are professionally trained, as well as those actively pursuing professional careers as performers, are welcome to attend. Artists will be given an opportunity to do a prepared scene in front of a panel of professional casting directors.

The event is part of CSA’s commitment to challenge unconscious bias, empower casting directors to lead the inclusion conversation, and discover, educate, and promote the next generation of “bankable” talent within a wide range of diverse communities.

The open call will offer underrepresented actors the opportunity to audition in a professional environment, while introducing casting directors to undiscovered gems, and a pool of talent who, with the right training, could become the next generation of diverse film and television stars.

“It’s very exciting for us at Cast Iron Studios to be participating in this nationwide casting call,” said Casting Director Lana Veenker. “We are eager to discover new talent whom we can put forward for the projects we cast."

Those interested in participating at the Portland location should go to Cast Iron Studios’ blog for more information, and to link to the sign-up page. Limited spaces are available.

For other locations across the U.S., please visit the CSA Inclusion and Diversity Facebook page.

Cast Iron Studios is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. There is no charge to create a basic profile in the company’s database, nor to audition for, or book any role.