Saturday Workshop with Mark Orton

Saturday, February 18th the Northwest Film Center is hosting a workshop with local composer Mark Orton (Nebraska, Box Trolls, This American Life) called ‘Working with the Film Composer.’ Participants will get the inside scoop on logistics and process of working with a composer. Plus, Mark will help answer your burning questions about contracts, licensing, and all the fine details in between! Geared toward the director, but great for musicians too.

Register in advance online:

https://nwfilm.org/classes/working-with-the-film-composer/

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Oregon Art Beat Highlights Oregon Film Museum

OPB Television’s “Oregon Art Beat” took a look at what makes Astoria a unique arts town and tourism center this month, including this segment featuring the Oregon Film Museum:

Producer Katrina Sarson takes us on a tour of the Oregon Film Museum in Astoria. The museum highlights and celebrates movies that were made in the state of Oregon, housed in the old Clatsop County Jail. Make your own movie, be inspired by The Goonie Gallery and learn more about the history of movie making in our own state!

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Portland Black Film Festival February 9-22

Curated  by David F. Walker and the Hollywood Theatre, the Portland Black Film Festival will showcase “diverse perspectives and stories in an art form all too often dominated by white filmmakers. This year’s festival features films which showcase the cinematic achievements of African American stars and filmmakers and examine the black experience in America.

 

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Hollywood Theatre Set To Open Later This Month At PDX

The New Hollywood Theatre @ PDX photo: Doug Whyte

The new Hollywood Theatre @ PDX is getting ready to open later this month, the only airport theatre in the US! Read more from OPB.

“In partnership with the Port of Portland, the Hollywood Theatre is creating a movie theatre space in the airport’s C Concourse.  The Hollywood Theatre at Portland International Airport will feature short films by Oregon filmmakers and host special events and visiting guests.  Currently slated to open in early 2017, the new theater space will serve the Portland International Airport’s 16 million annual visitors, who can drop in free of charge to watch films while waiting for their flights.” Hollywood Theatre.

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Congrats To LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” On Three Annie Award Wins

Congratulations to LAIKA on their three Annie Award wins for “Kubo And The Two Strings“:

  • Production Design in an Animated Feature Production
    Nelson Lowry, Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Ean McNamara
    KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
  • Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production
    Jan Maas
    KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
    Laika
  • Editorial in an Animated Feature Production
    Christopher Murrie
    KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

We will all be watching the  2017 Academy Awards later this month as “Kubo” garnered two nominations for,  Animated Feature, and Visual Effects.

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“Grimm” – Gone, But Not Forgotten. PBJ Sums Up 7 years and 6 Seasons

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Grimm” has made Portland home for 7 years, hired around 1,000 people (80 percent of the crew have been local, and about 250 full time crew), spent a little over $55 million each year, and has helped many vendors and support businesses expand in equipment and employees, as well as showcase Portland’s varied locations.  The show leaves behind a honed, skilled crew, and world class vendors and services. Last week, The Portland Buisness Journal took a look at all the angles on what the show has brought to Oregon – read more in the links below.

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/01/13/the-grimm-reality-of-a-fairy-tales-end.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/01/13/how-two-portland-creature-shops-will-adjust-to.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/01/13/databank-as-grimm-exits-film-incentives-open-up.html

In addition to all the positive contributions the cast and crew of “Grimm” have made to the community over the years, the Grimmster Endowment has raised over $1.4 million for families at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation – incredible!  “Grimm”  NBCUniversal, Comcast, and Nike brought together cast, crew and attendees for one final time, and within 3 hours, over $800,000 was raised from the gala’s auction of unique items, and props, from the show that has called Portland their home for 7 years and 6 seasons.

Gone, but never forgotten!  Thank you, “Grimm”.

The Grimmster Endowment was founded by Sasha Roiz and the cast of Grimm to help OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital patients and families cover uncompensated costs associated with getting care, including travel, lodging and related services. Doernbecher provides the region’s widest range of children’s health care services and is the primary center for OHSU pediatric programs. This campaign benefits the Grimmster Endowment at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

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“I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore” Takes Grand Jury Award At Sundance

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I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore“, Macon Blair‘s directorial debut and produced by Oregonian, Neil Kopp, were honored with Sundance‘s top award, the Grand Jury prize in the US Dramatic Competition over the week end.

Macon Blair has a history in Oregon, as he starred-in, and co-produced, also with, Neil Kopp, another #OregonMade project, “Green Room“.  “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore”, shot in Oregon last spring.

Kopp has produced many other features here in the state, such as “Green Room“, “Meek’s Cutoff“, “Wendy and Lucy“, “Night Moves” and “Paranoid Park” amongst others.  Congrats!

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“Grimm” Gala Raises Over $800K For Doernbecher’s At Final Gala

Over the weekend, “Grimm”  NBCUniversal, Comcast, and Nike brought together cast, crew and attendees for the final time, to raise money for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Within 3 hours, over $800,000 was raised from the gala’s auction of unique items, and props, from the show that has called Portland their home for 7 years and 6 seasons.

This means, to date the Grimmster Endowment has raised more than $1.4 million for the children and their families at Doernbecher. What a fantastic way to say goodbye to Portland!

The Grimmster Endowment was founded by Sasha Roiz and the cast of Grimm to help OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital patients and families cover uncompensated costs associated with getting care, including travel, lodging and related services. Doernbecher provides the region’s widest range of children’s health care services and is the primary center for OHSU pediatric programs. This campaign benefits the Grimmster Endowment at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

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HouseSpecial Expanding Production Coordinator Roster

HouseSpecial is expanding our roster of production coordinator talent for upcoming CG and stop-motion productions. To be included in our production bullpen, submit your information via housespecial.com and select Future Positions. Experience in producing animation is always helpful.

Production Coordination: Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Tracks all project activity from preproduction through delivery of masters across CG, Stop-Motion and Mixed Media animation projects and Live Action shoots.
  • Maintains and updates crew lists.
  • Communicates scheduling information with freelance and staff artists, including specific instructions from directors and producers.
  • Is well versed in day-to-day progress of projects and with EP oversight, is able to 
assist in project management if a producer is out unexpectedly, on business or on scheduled vacations. This entails both internal line producer activities as well as external communication with the agency and clients as needed.
  • Records and distributes dailies’ notes, along with distributing schedules, storyboards and reference materials.
  • Tracks received production elements and coordinates shipping.
  • Arranges or runs errands including working meals and general production errands.
  • Makes travel arrangements.
  • Assists producers and directors with miscellaneous tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S./B.A. in film, art or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • 2+ years production experience.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to juggle various priorities and deadlines in a fast paced 
environment.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat and Shotgun.

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“The Librarians” Are Coming Back For Season 4

TNT and Electric Entertainment are bringing “The Librarians” back for another season – the 4th in Oregon!  The show stars; Rebecca Romijin, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, John Larroquette, and series veteran,  Noah Wyle and produced with executive producers Dean DevlinMarc Roskin, and Wyle.

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