What Do Performers Do To Build A Strong Community (And Industry?) Tell Us At #ActorsHappyHour October 21!

Ted Rooney presents the Male Actor award to Danny Bruno at the 2014 Oregon Actors Awards (Photo: OregonConfluence)

Did you attend the Oregon Actors Awards this past Sunday, Northwest performers?  If you did, you heard a lot of speeches from the presenters and the winners – and one thing nearly all those speeches had in common was the word “community.”  Time and time again presenters and recipients talked about how amazing Oregon’s community is, and encouraged the audience to keep building a stronger community.

When many people think of the film and TV industry (in the Northwest or elsewhere) they tend to think about agents, movie stars, cameras, directors, and producers.  The term “community” doesn’t often enter their minds.  Really, what difference does a community make in the film and TV industry – and what can a single performer do to build a community… let alone have an effect on the larger industry?

We want to hear your thoughts at October’s Actors Happy Hour – how do you define “community?” What do the communities you’re part of do to help Oregon’s film and TV industry – and how can you follow the lead of Northwest performers like Danny Bruno, Ted Rooney, Harold Phillips, Jana Lee Hamlin and Duane Hanson by building a stronger community?

Come join the discussion with us at Cassidy’s Restaurant, located at 1331 SW Washington Ave between 12th and 13th, on Tuesday October 21 from 6-9 PM.  Share a drink and a smile, and let us know how YOU build a stronger community (and a stronger industry!)

Be sure to wear your APP-NW pins (or get them at the door) and expect some fine food and drink while we have a lively discussion… and remember to bring a few extra dollars for our monthly raffle, where we give you the chance to win prizes that can help build your professional career, including:

Don’t forget, raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 7 for $5.00 – AND if you bring a performer who’s never attended an #ACTORSHAPPYHOUR we will give you a free ticket for the raffle!

Parking at Cassidy’s might require some pre-planning; we recommend that you take public transportation if you can, park at the SmartPark on 10th Ave, or leave plenty of time to look for metered parking.

Please RSVP at our Facebook page so we know you’re coming – and be sure to share this post with every film and TV worker on your list… we’d love to give you a free raffle ticket AND get a big group together to discuss this VERY important topic!  We’re looking forward to seeing you next TUESDAY!



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