New Behind the Scenes Footage of “Leverage” Premiere

As the Season 4 premiere of “Leverage” approaches, more and more photos and video footage is coming online to promote the premiere.  This year the premiere episode takes place up on top of a mountain.  The real mountain was Oregon’s Mt. Hood and in February, Mt. Hood gets A LOT of snow.  During the shoot, […]

Oregonian Interviews “Leverage’s” Timothy Hutton

We’re lucky enough to have a local media community that by in large likes to write about the local projects.  One journalist that stands out as a huge supporter of the local community is Kristi Turnquist.  Yesterday the Oregonian published this interview with “Leverage” star Timothy Hutton.  It was a nice interview and Timothy opened […]

“Leverage” Begins Production of Season 4 Up on the Mountain

Oregonian writer Kristi Turnquist posted this piece today collecting all the photos and tweets coming from the cast and producers of “Leverage”. This year the team decided to shoot the opening episode up in the Mount Hood area which is the first time the show has left the Portland Metro area.  I’m sure when they […]

2011 – A Big Year for Oregon Film and Television Jobs

The below release was put out today in coordination with Governor John Kitzhaber’s Office: 2011 Shaping up to be Big Year for Oregon Film and Television Jobs The Governor’s office of Film and Television reports that 2011 will be the biggest year for total dollars spent on film and television projects in Oregon’s history. Two […]

Oregon’s Film Incentives: A Good Deal For All

Last Friday our office presented some important information regarding the Oregon Production Investment Fund and the Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate and those programs’ performance over the last few years.  I feel it’s best to share that information on our blog at this point so you all can have a place to find the presented information.

“Leverage” and Oregon Film Makes it into Coscto

A few months back I was contacted by the PR executives at TNT regarding a profile that Costco was looking to do on “Leverage”.  I was curious why Costco of all companies was interested in talking about Oregon Film and Video but when I found out that their Costco Connections gets sent out to over […]

Portland Printing Company Creates a New England Wonderland for 'Leverage'

The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions This is the final installment of the “Intern Report”, a series of 4 articles about the Oregon businesses that work with the production industry. This last segment takes us to a printing company in Southeast Portland called OBP Digital. Thanks for reading! Michal Orczyk Oregon […]

Security Expert Keeps Intruders Out and Secrets In for 'Leverage'

The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions A short and sweet interview with Larry, owner and founder of KnightHawk Security and man of zen-like silence and mystery… Next week the fourth and final installment of this project will go live, thanks for reading! Michal Orczyk Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television

Even Movie Stars Need a Two-by-Four

The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions Hello, and welcome back for the second installment of the Intern Report! This week’s article takes us down to a hardware and lumber supplier in Southeast Portland for an interview with the Besaw brothers, Steve and Dave. Michal Orczyk Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and […]

The Intern Report: Film Industry a Budding Market for Portland Florist

How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions Over the next few weeks, just as I wrap up my internship at the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, I’ll be delivering the fruits of my labor in this four-part series on the media industry’s effects on the local economy. Since late June I’ve been interviewing Oregon […]