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Celebrate cinema in Portland, Oregon. Watch over 200 independent films, attend over 75 workshops, networking events, parties, classes and more. Spread across 12+ venues. Buy tickets, merchandise and more at our Festival HQ located at 1139 NW Couch Street—just a block from Powells Books. September 1-7. #PDXFF15
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Sunday, September 6 • 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Actors Workshop: Directors on Actors

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In this workshop, directors will discuss all areas of working with actors and why they love them. We'll cover what they look for in casting, the best ways to communicate on set, and what separates a good actor from a great one.

Moderators
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Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done some stuff, and is now producing and directing the feature she wrote last year, Pocket Girl, in Portland this fall. www.PocketGirlMovie.com

Speakers
JF

Jason Freeman

Jason and Todd Freeman started like many do early in their lives loving to watch movies. Their father, Dale Freeman, showed them 16MM prints of the classics from every genre you can  imagine. Before the days of audio-commentary, Dale would stand up in front of the portable screen and relay the tale of how the majestic filmmakers overcame adversity and triumphed with the celluloid that would soon unfurl in front of their eyes. Since then... Read More →
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Todd E. Freeman

Jason and Todd Freeman started like many do early in their lives loving to watch movies. Their father, Dale Freeman, showed them 16MM prints of the classics from every genre you can  imagine. Before the days of audio-commentary, Dale would stand up in front of the portable screen and relay the tale of how the majestic filmmakers overcame adversity and triumphed with the celluloid that would soon unfurl in front of their eyes. Since then... Read More →
MW

Mischa Webley

Mischa is the award-winning writer/director behind the feature film festival hit, The Kill Hole, which stars Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up, Black Panther), Tory Kittles (True Detective) and Billy Zane (Titanic). The film premiered in 2013 and is currently playing on cable and online platforms all over the world. Mischa is also an accomplished screenwriter who has garnered recognition from competitions around the nation including the IFP Market and... Read More →
JW

James Westby

Called "a wizard of concision and a master of discomfort" by the New York Times, James Westby is an independent filmmaker from Portland, OR. He writes, directs, and edits provocative films with economical budgets and no compromises. And big laughs! And discomfort.   | Westby-made features include FILM GEEK (video store clerk loses his job and starts working at an auto parts warehouse), THE AUTEUR (sweet romantic comedy about the... Read More →


Sunday September 6, 2015 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97209

Attendees (18)