From award winning filmmakers, the Pander Brothers, comes a brand new short film, “SUBTEXT”, which explores modern relationships in the era of text messaging.
Funding for the project was raised through Kickstarter. The Pander Bros. are excited to work in this new fund raising format, giving them a chance to work with long time community friends and supporters.
“We are excited to be up and running on a personal vision that is mostly financed by Portlanders who are supporting the arts and film community through crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter. It’s a great way for people to support projects on their own terms.” – Jacob Pander
The Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, is Executive Producing “SUBTEXT’, which begins shooting in July. Taylor-Taylor supplied the song “And Then I Dreamt of Yes” for the Pander Brothers’ celebrated 2010 debut feature film, “SELFLESS’.
Since then, the brothers have spent time between Portland and Los Angeles directing commercials for brands like Panasonic, LG and adidas Originals while developing a handful of their graphic novels as cross – media with video and music including the web series, “Tasty Bullet Exposed” based on their Energy Drink conspiracy graphic novel Tasty Bullet co-authored by Jonathan Vankin for Image Comics.
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PORTLAND, Oregon (June 10, 2013)
Polluted Pictures (Cell Count) is proud to announce that, Producer Christian Burgess and horror movie icon Bill Oberst Jr., have been officially attached to be a part of the “Love Sick” production later this fall.
“To say that I’m excited about this movie would be an understatement,” says writer and director Todd E. Freeman. “This is a very personal project that is based in a very real time in my life when I wasn’t sure if I was going to be with the woman that I loved until the day I died. On one hand this is very much an examination of love and the physical/emotional pain that comes from it. On the other bigger hand… well… it’s a badass gore filled monster movie.”
“Love Sick” is about a couple who “have been together for 10 years and after much deliberation have decided to part ways. After separating and being with others they quickly realize how hard it is to disconnect from one another. The pain, lies, and betrayal all begin to manifest physically within the both of them as well as infect the others who have become involved with intimately. They love each other so much that it hurts… some more than others.” Read More »
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JUNE 13, 2013
CAST IRON STUDIOS SEEKS OREGON STORIES
Casting and Development Company Announces Call for Screenplay Submissions
PORTLAND, ORE. Cast Iron Studios announced today that is seeking feature-length screenplays under 120 minutes that are set in Oregon for development consideration. All genres, excluding horror and sci-fi, are welcome.
This is the first call for screenplays by the Portland, Oregon-based casting company since adding its development division in late 2011. “Things have been simmering behind the scenes at Cast Iron,” says owner and principal Lana Veenker,” and now we’re excited to discover what kind of talent is out there.”
To submit your screenplay, first send a logline, short description, and an introduction letter to talent[at]castironstudios.com. If there is further interest, you will be sent a release form and a full script will be requested. Unsolicited submissions without signed releases will be discarded. Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2013.
The Governor’s Office of Film and Television along with the Oregon Department of Revenue will be holding three call-in information sessions about the Oregon Production Tax Credit Auction which is happening July 8-17. Previous information about the auction can be found here.
The three dates are as follows
Wednesday June 19 – 9:00am-10:00am
Monday June 24 – 9:00am-10:00am
Friday June 28 – 9:00am-10:00am
To be on the call please call (877) 873-8018. The participant pass code is 798704
The auction will be done through a website. You will want to go to this web address - http://www.oregon.gov/dor/PERTAX/Pages/credit-auction-info.aspx and go to the bid page. The bid page will not be active until July 8. Please note that all bids will not be qualified until bankable funds are received by the Department of Revenue. The deadline for turning in your payment is July24.
If you would like to know what the bid pages will look like, below are screen grabs of the bid pages for individuals and businesses.
Individual bid site sample form: http://bit.ly/19vv9S7
Business bid site sample form: http://bit.ly/11KmyGp
Freelance Writer Eric Gold put together a great piece on our film and TV industry for Alaska/Horizon Air’s June issue. The article features interviews from location manager Roger Faires, Portland Film Office’s Shelley Midthun, Bent Image Lab’s Ray DiCarlo, “Portlandia” producer David Cress, Cast Iron Studio’s Lana Veenker, and Oregon Film Office’s Vince Porter. It’s a pretty nice article! We couldn’t have paid for that kind of coverage in the mag. If you’re flying Alaska or Horizon this month, be sure to read it or
A recent (March 2013) opinion by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (covering the West Coast and many of the Western states) provides an excellent analysis of U.S. copyright law and the “fair use” defense, often misunderstood by filmmakers and users of copyright protected content.
In SOFA Entertainment, Inc., v. Dodger Productions, Inc., the plaintiff, SOFA Entertainment, held the copyright to The Ed Sullivan Show, Ed Sullivan being the iconic maker of music and entertainment careers in the 50′s and 60′s. Dodger Productions produced the live stage musical Jersey Boys, which presented in a morphed live stage musical / documentary style, the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 60′s rock ‘n roll group, The Four Seasons.
At one moment in the Jersey Boys stage show, a brief video clip of The Ed Sullivan show was shown on a screen on the stage, depicting Ed introducing The Four Seasons. Following that, live performers portraying The Four Seasons began a Four Seasons musical number on stage.
In the stage production, the Ed Sullivan clip is used to emphasize the historical and real life importance of Sullivan’s introduction of The Four Seasons, thereby showing the group’s importance in American music, and particularly in response to the then-occuring British invasion.
The lawsuit arose as Dodger Productions had not licensed the clip of Sullivan from SOFA Entertainment. SOFA sued Dodger alleging copyright infringement.
In a very clearly reasoned opinion, the Ninth Circuit laid out the fair use analysis. The four simple criteria of the test, however, belies an often tricky and nuanced question, which turns on the specific facts of each specific use of copyrighted material. The SOFA court even noted, “Many fair use cases still manage to approach ‘the metaphysics of the law…’”
The basic fair use test is as follows: Read More »
The Northwest Film Center School of Film announces an upcoming workshop for filmmakers:
Develop the components needed for a competitive grant application.
Topics: how to prepare a one-page treatment, artist statement, budget, and filmography; tips for selecting and preparing work samples and reels; traits of an effective promotional video; see and discuss samples, then bring what you’re working on to the second class meeting for feedback and critique.
Upcoming grant deadlines are: Women in Film Vision Grants, July 31; RACC Projects Grants, August 7; and Oregon Media Arts Fellowships, October 1.
About the instructor:
COURTNEY HERMANN is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films have won grant funding from The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media, Native American Public Telecommunications, “POV”/American Documentary (CPB), The Playboy Foundation, The Seventh Generation Fund, and other sources, including multiple highly successful Kickstarter campaigns. Among her recent films are STANDING SILENT NATION, chronicling the Lakota Indians’ struggle against the US Drug Enforcement Administration, which screened on PBS’s “POV” series, and EXOTIC WORLD AND THE BURLESQUE REVIVAL, about the last days of an old Route 66 roadside attraction. Holding an MFA in Film from Columbia College, she has an extensive background as an educator, including a decade-long stint with the Art Institute of Portland’s Digital Film and Video Program.
THURSDAYS, JUN 20 & 27, 6:30-9:30 PM
Northwest Film Center School of Film – 934 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR (Corner of 10th & Salmon)
To register and for more information: nwfilm.org/school
The Northwest Film Center’s SCHOOL OF FILM, one of the largest community-based film arts programs in the country, offers the Northwest’s most comprehensive curriculum in media production and appreciation. Since its founding in 1972, the School has helped thousands of individuals to find and cultivate their personal voices as storytellers and to help create community around cinema’s potential to advance cultural understanding, reflect the human experience, and fuel social change.
OPEN HOUSE JUNE 6
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Art of Makeup has moved to a larger studio at the beautiful and historic Academy building in Vancouver, WA, just off the Interstate Bridge. Please RSVP at [email protected] for more info.
There is limited space open for 3 workshops: Hairstyling, Airbrush and Special FX
$25 discount off each class, just mention Confluence.
Hairstyling this weekend June 1-2 $370 Sign up deadline May 30
Airbrush Makeup June 8-9 $350 – Sign up deadline May 30
Special FX June 14-16 $550 – Sign up deadline June 5th
Prices reflect discount and don’t include supplies cost if needed.
Don’t forget! The original creators, engineers, and evangelists of Adobe After Effects are coming to Portland to provide a truly unique breakdown of the new features of After Effects. Click here for sign up information.
Paul Babb: President and CEO of Maxon, The Americas.
Steve Forde: Product Manager of Adobe After Effects
David Simons: Principal Scientist (Co-founder of CoSA)
Amir Stone: Software Engineer at Adobe Systems
Toff Kopriva: Adobe Technical Support Lead
Harry Frank who is an accomplished Motion Designer, Animator & Visual Effects Artist from Red Giant Software will also be joining us to
This is your one stop to get the latest updates on new software coming out right now from the people that don’t just demo the software they created it.
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. From that idea, the company engaged its producers, motion graphic designers, and creative coders to create an experiential story that pushes the boundaries and aesthetics of modern browsers. I watched the film on Google Chrome and loved the way the whole project flowed from one story to the next. This is the first film project that we know of to come from Instrument but I’m sure it’s not the last. Be sure to check it out!