Grimm has ended but its impact on Portland will last for a long time. According to The Oregonian/OregonLive article, Grimm provided hundred of jobs in the Portland community, which supported the show, and the cast gave back to it specially through the Grimmster Endowment, which raised a total of $1.5 million for the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation. Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive
Take a sneak peek at The Oregonian/OregonLive article to learn more about Grimm’s impact in the Portland community.
Tim Williams, executive director of the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television, says that “Grimm” provided about 300 jobs year-to-year, and directly spent nearly $300 million in Oregon over its six seasons.
“People are personally connected to it,” Williams says of “Grimm,” adding that he’s encountered more than a few locals “who are getting very depressed that the show is going away.”
Lana Veenker is founder and casting director of Cast Iron Studios, the Portland casting company. She estimates that close to 1,000 individual Northwest actors were cast on “Grimm” in principal roles, and that nearly 200 of them appeared in multiple episodes, such as Danny Bruno, who played Bud, the beaver-like Eisbiber Wesen.
“Not only did ‘Grimm’ provide a lot of work for local actors,” Veenker says, “but it also helped raise the bar on the level of talent here.”