Documentary Weekend: Bet you’re ready

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to the fall. To find out more about the reschedule, please join the MeetUp Group: http://www.meetup.com/Startup-Your-Startup/ If you’re a member of the creative class overflowing Portland’s bar scene, bike lanes and barista joints, you might want to take note of an event taking place later this month. Portland creatives […]

Animal House of Blues to be Released this Summer

We are so pleased to announce that Oregon’s own “Animal House of Blues” is launching World Wide July 22nd 2014 digitally on Amazon, Amazon Prime and Vimeo; and additionally by preordering physical DVD’s (with a booklet) that will be available on August 26th @ Movies On Demand. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2342022/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1. This Oregon-made documentary began as a student project in 2012 […]

Exciting Casting Opportunity for Lead in Columbia’s “Little House on the Prairie”

We were recently contacted by Rachel Tenner Casting for Columbia Pictures (and part of the casting team that spearheaded the nationwide search for “Mattie Ross” in the film, “True Grit”) they are casting for the Laura Ingalls lead in “Little House On The Prairie” and are searching for a young girl to fill this role.  […]

SourceOregon Production Directory Released

Union member listings enrich Oregon’s film, TV, commercial & interactive media production directory To help studios and producers stay on top of crew and resources and to promote Oregon’s unique production advantages, the trade group Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) has released the 2014 SourceOregon, a directory of the professional crew, talent, vendors and support services […]

Top Actors Receive Superfine Awards

Oregon’s industry members present awards for excellence in craft and community building Hundreds of actors, agents, casting directors and industry supporters, including Senate President Pro Tempore Ginny Burdick and AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain were on hand to celebrate the depth, breadth and professional skills of Oregon’s on-screen acting industry at Oregon’s Got Talent in Portland last Saturday.  The […]

NBC Universal’s, Season 3 of “Grimm” Premieres Strong – More Great Episodes to Come

NBC Universal’s “Grimm” returned for its third season Friday and started up right where it left off.  The season 3 premiere was actually up in the ratings from the season 2 premiere and helped launch NBC’s friday night premiere of “Dracula”.  Here’s one quick analysis from the Hollywood Reporter.  If you were on Twitter during […]

Hinge Digital’s All-CG Spot for Renault

renault “mégane” What car powers through all seasons?  The Mégane by Renault, perfectly envisioned using full CG and VFX – no live action shoot needed. In collaboration with directing team Andrew Nawrot and Sonja Jasansky, the Hinge creative team developed this all-CG spot for the Renault Mégane in just under two weeks. The spot features […]

Stunt Fighting Workshop 8/17 & 8/18

Oregon has just expanded its film incentives, which will bring 67% more film and television work to the state. There’s a need for actors to be able to do their own action. Get trained and get an edge over the competition. Day 1 – 8/17 Fight Reactions Falls out of Frame & to the Ground […]

Portland Based Digital Creative Agency @instrument debuts “The Build”

We already tweeted a link to the project but “The Build” deserves more attention.  “The Build” is Instrument’s (a digital creative agency in SE Portland) first foray into interactive filmmaking.  The company’s resident filmmaker Truen Pence came up with the idea of producing a documentary highlighting three local characters in the custom motorcycle building industry.  […]

Free Spirit Lori Lewis Returns to Portland Casting

Early last year, when Lori Lewis ran into Leverage producer Paul Bernard at a Hollywood Theater event, “He flat-out asked,” recalls Lewis, “Are you back yet?” The erstwhile casting director had to admit to her urge to return to the work she adores, promising, “Next year, after knee surgery.” This week, Oregon’s film industry welcomes […]