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

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 Curry, and appears on the Grammy nominated Roxy Cast Album.

He trained as an actor in New York with Wynn Handman, director of The American Place Theatre, and in Los Angeles with Darryl Hickman, and Kenneth McMillan. His musical theatre training was with Tony Award winning actor and director Charles Nelson Reilly. Reilly invited Michael to join Los Angeles based The Faculty as an acting teacher in 1980.

In 1999, Michael joined Ross Lacy Casting, L.A.'s top commercial casting company, and worked there for fourteen years. He has directed nearly a quarter of a million auditions, and overseen casting sessions for more than one thousand national commercials.

Michael's skills have been used by dozens of the industry's leading directors, including Noam Murro, Tim Godsall, Clay Weiner, Martin Granger, Jim Sheridan, Errol Morris, Kinka Usher, Zach Math, Frank Todaro, Mike Bigelow.

Since moving to Portland from Los Angeles, Michael Fontaine has been the Casting Director on commercial and industrial projects for local companies Respond2 Communications Group, @Large Films, Hinge Digital, Full Tilt Boogie, and Razorfish, as well as NYC and L.A.'s Rabbit Content, ad agency Chiat Day, and NBA Entertainment.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 5

2:00pm PDT