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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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Saturday, September 5 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Actors Workshop: Working with Casting Directors LIMITED

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Putting yourself in front of casting directors can be one of the biggest challenges in the industry. This panel of local casting directors will give you the inside scoop on what makes a great audition, and what makes for a terrible one. Getting in the door is only the first hurdle; come find out the best way to impress them once you do. 

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avatar for Alexandra Blatt

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

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Michael Fontaine

Michael Fontaine Casting
Casting Director Michael Fontaine's performing credits range from appearing on Broadway and acting as a series regular or as a guest on primetime and daytime network TV and in movies for television, to performing on TV variety shows and on theatre and variety stages all over the United States and in six foreign countries. Using the name B. Miller, Michael played Brad Majors in the original American production of The Rocky Horror Show with Tim... Read More →
avatar for Lori Lewis

Lori Lewis

Free Spirit Casting
Lori has an extensive background in the entertainment industry dating back to her days as an entertainer/actor.  She began casting in 2001 as an extras casting assistant before moving on to principal casting in 2006.  Because of Lori’s background as an actor, she makes an extremely effective and empathetic casting director.  If you’d like to see more info on Lori’s background and experience, please check out her... Read More →


Saturday September 5, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ryan Artists 1122 NW Marshall St., Portland, OR 97209

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