Film and television director Lana Veenker will give an inspiring talk on shifting a career from Hollywood to Oregon and beyond at a brunch hosted by Marylhurst University on Oct. 20.

She will provide insights from her 25 years of experience in casting, explore how Oregon became a hotspot for film and television production and discuss career prospects in media and advertising.

Veenker is founder and president of Cast Iron Studios, a Northwest location casting company. She has worked with Hollywood’s top producers, actors and directors on film and television projects such as “Twilight,” NBC’s “Grimm” and TNT’s “Leverage.”

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Flavia Hall. Tickets are $35, which includes brunch buffet. To secure seating, call Kelly Ann Chee at 503-534-4059.

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