Free Outdoor Screenings in State Parks Kicks Off with “The Book of Life”

Now in its second year, The Hollywood Theatre, Oregon Parks & Rec, Oregon Film and various other community partners are teaming up again to bring a unique series of outdoor movies to Oregon State Parks.


The series kicks off on July 29th with a screening of  THE BOOK OF LIFE at Champoeg State Heritage Area.

All parks in the series are within a close drive of Portland, with film programming selected to complement the diverse features of each park.

These screenings are free, and movies begin at dusk.

Upcoming films include “Breaking Away” at LL Stub Stewart SP and “Muppets Treasure Island” on Cannon Beach (celebrating the anniversary of the Beach Bill).

Information on the entire series can be found here, and ticketing listing for THE BOOK OF LIFE can be found here.

Get out, visit a State Park and see a film.


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Juliana Lukasik and Alicia J. Rose Talk About Changing the Media Landscape for the Better on The Portland Film Podcast

Directors Juliana Lukasik and Alicia J. Rose have done two recent but separate episodes on The Portland Film Podcast talking about working in a changing film & TV business and creating great work.


Lukasik, the chairperson of the Oregon Film Board of Directors and also an accomplished director herself, recently launched “5to50” a female-centric on-set director job shadow program which seeks to change the percentage of women directors working in the industry from 5% to 50%.

Rose, the director and creator of the #OregonMade series “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” talks about the origins of her award winning work and the ups and downs of creating great media projects.

Both episodes can be found here and offer insights into not only how to break into this creative industry, but how to have fulfilling careers making creative content.


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Sound Recording Workshop

Sound Recording Workshop

Two-Saturdays, July 22nd and 29th from 1pm to 5pm

Taught by Pam Minty. Register online here.


Use professional sound gear to record scripted dialogue and interviews.



Overview of microphone types and uses from lavaliers to shotguns

Single versus dual system recording

Basics of recording dialogue, interviews, narration, and effects

Audio recorder operation (Marantz PMD-660, Sound Devices 702, Zoom H4N)

Field mixer operation (Sound Devices MixPre and 302)

Protocols of a recording session

Setting up and conducting a recording session, step by step

Get Instructor coaching and feedback on practice sessions

Rental options for NWFC sound gear


Note: Second session is devoted entirely to hands-on practice.


Prerequisites: None

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We are proud to announce a new division of Gary Nolton LLC, called Trailhead Production Provisions. Based in Bend Oregon, Trailhead provides for rent all those little production supplies you need but hate to carry from home. Easy-ups, Coolers, Tables, Chairs, Walkies, etc. We even have a One-ton Grip package that’s super handy for film or still photographers heading to shoot in beautiful Central Oregon. See all we have at hit the trail !

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Travel Through Time With Uncage The Soul’s “Yesterday’s Tomorrow – A Portland Journey”

Another fantastic project from Uncage the Soul.  Travel back in time and see what Portland looked like way back when…  #OregonMade

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Francis Ford Coppola In conversation With Melena Ryzik of The New York Times, At The Schnitz October 2nd

Literary Arts is honored to host Francis Ford Coppola, one of the most iconic filmmakers of our time, on Monday, October 2 to discuss his latest book Live Cinema and Its Techniques. Coppola will appear in conversation with The New York Times reporter Melena Ryzik.

Francis Ford Coppola is an award-winning director, producer, and writer whose films include The Godfather Trilogy, Apocalypse Now, and The Conversation, among others. With more than five decades of experience in the film industry, Coppola has produced more than 50 motion pictures and earned six Oscars, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Picture.

Coppola’s latest work includes the book Live Cinema and Its Techniques. Filled with lively anecdotes and invaluable lessons, the book offers an indispensable and entertaining guide to “live cinema,” a visionary new form of filmmaking. By weaving his vision of the cinematic medium with autobiographical and historical vignettes, Coppola convinces the reader that live cinema will transport filmmaking into a new era.

Melena Ryzik has been a roving culture reporter for The New York Times for over a decade. Recent projects have included a broadly shared report on diversity and representation in Hollywood, an oral history of the activist group the Guerrilla Girls, and a series on socially conscious, genre-defying artists. As the awards season columnist known as the Carpetbagger, she has attended the Oscars five times and sent dispatches from film festivals around the world. A native Russian speaker, she has also served as a national correspondent in San Francisco and the mid-Atlantic states.

Thank you to our event sponsors Angeli Law Group LLC, The New York Times, Oregon Film, The Oregonian, and Oregon Public Broadcasting.”

Tickets now on sale.



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Native American Entertainment Coalition

I would like to introduce myself, I am Joseph Thomas Bailey, and I am one of the founders of the Native American Entertainment Coalition. I wanted to inform everyone that there is a Organization for Native Americans in the Entertainment Industry and let you know a bit about us.

Providing diverse multimedia consulting, production and training for Native American talent and productions in the entertainment industry.

General Information
Native American Entertainment Coalition (NAEC) was formed to fill a “niche” within the Native American entertainment community. The objective for NAEC is to promote a positive exposure for our native community through different forms of media not limited to television, film, music, and stage. We here at NAEC have relationships with tribal members both urban, rural and on tribal reservations.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit here to educate the public that Native Americans are as dynamic as any other culture in this country.

We offer our services to natives involved in entertainment in all faucets of the industry, as well as non-native productions seeking consultation and collaboration with the native community.

We are not a casting agency nor a management company.

If you would like to know more about us please visit our Facebook page, or contact me at [email protected] or David Velarde at [email protected].

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“24 Hour Comic” Premiere delights

24 Hour Comic wowed an audience of fans and VIPs at Portland’s Laurelhurst Theater last night with its “Portland Premier” screening. 24 Hour Comic releases on iTunes and VOD on July 11th, and goes to Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival later this month. All this exposure means great things for Oregon filmmaker Milan Erceg.

“The single most important thing an audience can do to support an independent release at this stage is to buy it,” says Ryan Sage, executive producer of the project. “Even a hundred or so pre-orders makes the difference between ‘making it’ and ‘breaking it’ on iTunes.”

Fortunately for audiences, the movie appears to be a winner.

Positive reactions to the screening were reflected by attendee Jana Hughes, who calls the story “nurturing,” and “really enjoyable.” Others said it “inspired and gave hope”, and that “it ranks among the best documentaries this year.”

Sage and Erceg introduced several notable cartoonists in attendance, including Paul Guinan (Boilerplate), writer Anina Bennett, Rachel Nabors, Tom Lechner and David Chelsea, who all took questions.

Another premiere is planned for release day (July 11th) at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver. More about the new release here: Dark Horse Supports Indie Documentary “24 Hour Comic”

Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan – writer and illustrator of Boilerplate – stay close

24 Hour Comic Director Milan Erceg

Larry Fong of Oregon Arts Commission among those celebrating the screening of 24 Hour Comic

Director Milan Erceg with celebrated cartoonist and 24 Hour Comic star Rachel Nabors

24 Hour Comic screening Q&A

Iconic cartoonist David Chelsea is one of the cartoonists featured in Milan Erceg’s 24 Hour Comic

24 Hour Comic premiere at the Laurelhurst Theater in Portland

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Bend, A Versatile Filming Location, Now Voted One of America’s “Best Towns” By Outside Magazine

Central Oregon has long been a versatile location for commercials and features, with sweeping high-desert landscapes, rushing white-water rivers, and roads that stretch for miles, and now Outside Magazine has recognized it’s hub, the city of Bend, as one of America’s “Best Towns” to live and work. We couldn’t agree more! Bend is not only a great location, with crew and services to call on, but it is also is a vibrant outdoor playground.  The city and surrounding areas have a “film friendly” reputation, with hundreds of viable, stunning locations.

BendFilm fest has been voted, multiple times, as one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine.

Bend’s “film friendly” approach includes great supporting talent that has seen many commercials produced locally over the years, as well as feature films such as “Wild.”

To find out more contact Oregon Film or The Central Oregon Film Office.



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Fullbright’s “Tacoma” – Coming August 2, 2017

The Oregon, independent game developer, Fullbright, has announced that their latest console game,  “Tacoma”, is scheduled for release on Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Xbox One, and will be released August 2.  This latest game comes as a follow up to their popular, and multi- award-winning game, “Gone Home“ (set in 1990’s Oregon) that became an indie hit.

“Tacoma” takes place in 2088 and is set on a space station of the same name.


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