Portland casting director raising funds for Oregon-made films

Portland casting director raising funds for Oregon-made films

Lana Veenker, president of Portland-based Cast Iron Studios, is hoping to attract investors to finance projects featuring Oregon writers, actors, crew and locations.

“I’d like a slate of projects to take advantage of all the benefits that Oregon has: good crews, a good talent base, amazing locations, lower prices,” she said. “I’m trying to find some great, socially progressive stories that we could turn into movies and keep people busy here.”

Veenker spent much of the past year vetting potential screenplays, fielding as many as 150 scripts and coming away impressed at the writing talent in Oregon.

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