30th Anniversary of Stand By Me Was Huge Success

The small town of Brownsville, Oregon celebrated the classic movie Stand By Me on Saturday July 23, 2016. In 1985 Brownsville turned into a town named Castle Rock and was teaming with film crews, actors and all the excitement of the movie making process. Today, the movie is still regarded as a favorite and is […]

Peter Lund On Game-Making In Oregon & Our Place In The Future Of VR & AR

You may remember recently that Clackamas Community College and Oregon Story Board received a $100,000 grant to develop skilled workers and new programs around the Microsoft HoloLens – well – Lund explained to the Portland Business Journal, on why Portland is perfectly placed to make a splash in the new world of virtual and augmented […]

Pipeworks Triples Studio Space In Eugene

The Register-Guard reports that, indie game designer, Pipeworks, is expanding, and has tripled its studio space by buying out the $2.5 million building it has been leasing.  Pipeworks has added 15,000 square feet to it’s operation, and has almost doubled it’s workforce to around 75 employees since 2014. Read more here.

Revolution Film Group Signs Multiple Picture Deal

Portland based Revolution Film Group, LLC, a division of Hydra Entertainment has just signed finance and distribution deals with Chasing Butterflies Pictures and Origin Releasing for the production of six features in 2016. The multi-picture deal, brokered at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California, this past November, represents a nearly $4 million investment […]

Fox12’s Highlights Two More Locals In Their “More Movies” Series

KPTV – FOX 12 Fox12’s “More” series has been focussing on “More Movies” and has recently highlighted two more local business owners, 360 Labs and Greg McMickle. 360 Labs, an Oregon-based production company, is hoping to put Portland on the growing virtual reality map. 360 Labs specializes in “360º immersive panoramic photography and video.”  Their goal is […]

Amazon Aquires Elemental Technolgies

Elemental Technologies, Inc., one of Portland’s fastest growing tech companies, announced today that they have joined forces with Amazon Web Services, Inc.  According to CEO, Sam Blackman, the acquisition will enable Elemental to “accelerate the development and adoption of (our) software-defined video platform”.  Elemental specializes in “high-speed video encoding and transcoding software” that can “provide […]

Local Prop Master, Tim Oakley, Featured Artist In AboutFace Magazine

Local Portland Prop Master, Tim Oakley, gets a well-deserved spread in AboutFace Magazine’s summer issue as a featured artist this month.  Oakley (Oakley Design Studios) designs and creates intricate props, logos and set designs for features, TV and commercials.  Most recently Oakley has created some of the iconic props for local Oregon shows such as […]

Sasha Roiz (“Grimm”) Appointed To Doernbecher Foundation Board Of Directors

Actor Sasha Roiz (Captain Sean Renard, “Grimm”) has held an interest in helping patients at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital for several years since coming to Portland to shoot the NBC Universal series.  Earlier this year Roiz put together the “Grimm Gives Back” fundraiser, that incredibly, raised $310,000 that was then donated to the “Grimmster Endowment Fund”. […]

The 2015 OPIF Tax Credit Auction is Currently Underway!

The 2015 OPIF Tax Credit Auction began Wednesday July 8 and continues through July 17. The Oregon Department of Revenue is auctioning $10 million in OPIF tax credits. Bids can be placed through the online auction at the following link:  http://www.oregon.gov/dor/PERTAX/Pages/credit-auction-info.aspx 20,000 increments of $500 tax credit certificates are available.  Businesses and individuals with an Oregon income tax liability may bid […]

2015 OPIF Tax Credit Auction Coming Up July 8-17

We just wanted to remind everyone that the Oregon Department of Revenue is planning to once again conduct a tax credit auction for the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF) this July.  The total amount of tax credits to be auctioned this year will be $10,000,000. The process will be exactly the same as the successful auction […]