The Oregonian “Grimm” Tour Guide of Portland Locations Is Out!

Watch the new tour of “Grimm’s” Portland locations on this great guide from the Oregonian!  You can read more  about this tour of 23 iconic locations used in the show here.

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Hinge Announces Growth & Expansion With New VR Division & Team Hires

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NW Youth Careers Expo Filmed By Students

We had another stellar turnout of high-schoolers at this years’ NW Youth Careers Expo, (over 6,500) and two Portland Public School student videographers, who were part of our Job Shadow Program last year, were on hand to film, and produce the video that told the story.  Great job!  See photos from the expo.

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TechFestNW Kicks Off Today!

Experience TechFestNW in Portland!

TechFestNW is where you’ll explore the best of tech trends- from Artificial Intelligence to cannatech- in an up-close and personal way.

With four tracks of content- Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Lifestyle Tech, and Digital Storytelling- there’s truly something for everyone with an eye and ear for the tech universe.

Carefully curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; meetups draw you together to network and mingle; demo alley boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchFest NW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world.  Want to do more with TechFest NW?”.  Learn more!

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Grimm Crew is #OregonMade

As we move towards the airing of the Final Episode for the long running NBC Series “Grimm” we wanted to celebrate and congratulate the deeply talented local crew that worked so hard to make the show all that it is.

To that end, many of them came together for an afternoon at Picture This and spoke about what the show, and the state, meant to them. We’ve put together a short promo of those people and that day here.

Very special thanks to David Brame, Shanti Martin, Kitty Norton, Picture This, members of the “Grimm” crew that participated and all of the talented and hard working Oregon crew and vendors that now make this state such a destination to create great content.

Check it out and enjoy.

And…if we haven’t said it before, we’ll say it again: Thank you “Grimm!”

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HouseSpecial: Summer Animation Internships Open

HouseSpecialJoin our animation team as a paid intern from June 12 to August 25, 2017 in Portland.

 The deadline to apply for all internships is March 31, 2017. 

We are looking for the following:

If you have completed your Junior year of college or maybe graduated within the last two years? You’re eligible.

Eligibility for International Students
You must be legally eligible to work inside the United States.  If you are on your OPT or STEM (or extension) your employment authorization expiration cannot be any sooner than 90 days from the the internship end-date.

About HouseSpecial
Our Portland creative team is globally known for our ability to develop characters in narrative environments for iconic brands like M&M’S, Supercell’s Boom Beach, Planters, Apple, ESPN, Target and Honey Nut Cheerios. We have collaborated with advertising agencies Barton F. Graf, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy, TBWA\CHIAT\DAY, Leo Burnett and BBDO on hundreds of spots – many of which earned big awards and are part of advertising lore. The studio, under the leadership of President.EP Lourri Hammack, Chief Creative Office and Creative Director Kirk Kelley and Chief Operating Officer Alvaro Cubillas, specializes in short to mid-form animated content in 2D, CG and stop motion mediums.

Apply online. 

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Thursday 3/23: Free Webinar to Learn Any Dialect or Accent

Hi Fellow Actors,

As some of you know, I’ve been coaching actors for dialect roles in film and television since 1992 through my Eliza Doolittle Dialects school. This Thursday night — March 23rd at 5pm Pacific, I will be presenting my 3 Steps to Learn ANY Dialect or Accent as a free online training. (This is really the foundation of my popular Accents & Dialects Masterclass.  In it, I’m going to be teaching my 3-pronged method for learning any accent or dialect for voice actors and character actors.  It’s the exact method I used to match all of the female voices on South Park, and that I still use today when I need to jump into a Nigerian or Cantonese accent accent, or a voice match for Keira Knightley. Here is the link to register. In the webinar, I’ll show you how to use auditory, visual and kinesthetic exercises to flawlessly replicate any accent. Forest Whitaker used these methods for his Oscar-winning role in The Last King of Scotland. You can click here to learn more and register. I hope to see you there  — Thursday night at 5:00 pm – it’s going to be a great time.

All my best,

Eliza Jane Schneider

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Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces Program Details

The Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced its lineup for the five-day, five-night festival April 6-10 in venues across Ashland. The 16th annual festival will give a nod to both the future and past with an exciting lineup that pays tribute to the roots of independent film, and new collaborations between film, art, and live performance.

The year’s lineup includes over 100 films that were narrowed down from more than 800 films submitted to the festival, or specially selected by AIFF Director Richard Herskowitz. The entire program, including information about show times, live performances, art installations, filmmaker TalkBack panels, children’s programs, community conversations, and more is now online at ashlandfilm.org.

Director James Ivory

AIFF is honored to present acclaimed director and Klamath Falls native James Ivory with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Ivory was co-founder of Merchant Ivory Productions with the late Ismail Merchant. Together, they made 24 feature films over their 44‐year partnership—the longest in filmmaking history. In addition to  Read More »

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iOPIF open for “Indigenous” Projects happening this Summer

Oregon Film is open for applications on a first-come-first-served, rolling basis for its “indigenous” Oregon Production Investment Fund (“iOPIF”) for projects that are planning their productions for the 2017-18 fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). iOPIF is set up specifically to help indigenously produced projects. Qualifying projects must be produced by an Oregon resident producer or Oregon headquartered company, spend more than $75,000 in the state and employ at least 80% Oregon residents as its crew and speaking cast.

Projects that will have production dates in July 2017, and going forward, can contact Oregon Film to get more information and/or apply for the program which doubles in size for the 2017-18 fiscal year .

In the past, applications were only accepted from the first week of May every year, but because production schedules are often set well in advance and the iOPIF program has expanded, Oregon Film will now be considering applications for projects earlier.

Find out more on our site or by contacting us.

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Grove of Trees To Be Planted In North Portland Park- #ThankYouGrimm

Behind the scenes shooting of “Grimm” (NBC Universal)

We are excited to announce that, along with City of Portland, and Friends of Trees, we will be planting a grove of trees in a north Portland park as a fitting way to say #ThankyouGrimm. “Grimm” the #OregonMade, NBC Universal series, shot in many locations around the metro area.  The show ended earlier this year after 6 years and 123 episodes, all based in Oregon.  This remarkable series not only added to Oregon’s marketing perception around the world, it also provided 300 jobs on a year-to-year basis and directly spend almost $300M in the state. On top of that, the dedicated cast was so invested in Oregon, they annually hosted a large fundraiser for the world renown Doernbecher Children’s hospital raising more than $800,000 this year in under three hours for a total more than $1.5M donated over 3 years to a program they started to support the families of children being treated at Doernbecher called The Grimmster Endowment.  We hope the grove of trees will serve as a reminder for years to come, of all the good the show has brought to Oregon.  #ThankyouGrimm

Watch out for more news on this to come…..

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