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“Shrill” TV Adaptation To Shoot In Oregon, Starring Aidy Bryant

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Broadway Video (“Portlandia” and S3 of “Documentary Now“) is adapting Lindy West’s memoir, “Shrill” into an #OregonMade series for Hulu.  The series “will star Aidy Bryant of SNL fame and will begin production in Portland shortly.

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Spotlight On Location Professional – Katie Rasmussen

Monday, July 9, 2018

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As a Location Manager based in Oregon, I spend my free time looking for undiscovered vistas, waterfalls, scenic outlooks, and beautiful landscapes. Oregon truly captures the imagination of all people who come here to visit. One of the most common things I hear is that “it’s so green here!” Our tiny corner of the United […]

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TWO #OregonMade Films on NYTimes “Best of 2018” (so far) List

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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We always knew that #OregonMade films, series, docs, animation and interactive games were among the best in the nation – but now the New York Times has validated our belief. Both Debra Granik’s “Leave No Trace” and Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete” appear on the paper’s recent “Best of” list – that’s 2 out of […]

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Join OMPA and VFX/PDX at the Job Mixer 2.0!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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OMPA is supporting the VFX/PDX Job Mixer 2.0! RSVP now. Monday, July 9th from 5-7pm Art Institute of Portland 1122 NW Davis St 3rd Floor/Student Commons loft  

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BendFilm’s “Women Filmmaker Production Fund” Is Up And Running

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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Help BendFilm fund the production of a local, women-led short film to be shot in Central Oregon. They only need $2,500 from this campaign to match a $2,500 grant from the Roundhouse Foundation. “The gender disparity in our industry is embarrassingly low and we need to be the spark that creates change!” Here’s how the […]

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Matt Groening’s New Animated Fantasy Show “Disenchantment” On Netflix Next Month

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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A new show for Netflix from Matt Groening – “Disenchantment,”  an animated series  that “follows the misadventures of a hard-drinking princess, her feisty elf companion and her personal demon.”  Get ready – August 17th.  

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#OregonMade “Leave No Trace” In Theaters June 29th

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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#OregonMade “Leave No Trace” – is out this week!  Oregon looks fantastic and the film has collected some very positive reviews. Manohla Dargis of the @NewYorkTimes raves it’s “a deeply affecting story about a veteran and his teenage daughter – movingly played by Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.” See it in select theaters June […]

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Update On #OregonMade “The OA”

Monday, June 25, 2018

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The Portland Tribune  covered the latest on the goings on of Netflix’s “The OA” shooting in Oregon. “The OA” is written and produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.  Marling stars as Prairie Johnson, a young blind woman who “returns to her hometown after an unexplained seven-year absence with her eyesight restored and now calling herself […]

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Oregon Film’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues…

Monday, June 18, 2018

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Kristi Turnquist (Oregonian/Oregon Live) is looking back at our shared film history here in Oregon and will be writing about and “taking note of memorable – and notorious – moments” in coming weeks.  Firstly, Turnquist took a look at 50 actors, all of whom have worked here in the state, and who have “helped turn […]

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Oregon Film – A “Who We Are & What We Do” Update

Monday, June 18, 2018

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This time last year we tried to give some context and background to the work of our office in a post we shared called, “Who We Are & What We Do.” This year, we’d like to add to that. So, first things first. In the last year we have been lucky enough to find dedicated […]

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