Zarr Studios and Crew Take 1st Place Golf  

Zarr Studios and crew take 1st Place Golf FROM THE OMPA SPORTS DESK: Congratulations Nathan Cherrington and his wife, Lisa, The Governators, who trounced all comers at the 5-hour croquet tournament of the OMPA Classic powered by Zarr Studios. The Governators, representing the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television, upset Barefoot Bullseyes Signa Cheney […]

Hollywood Theatre Creates New Media Arts Program For Under-served Youth

A new initiative from Hollywood Theatre at Open Meadow Middle School has been made possible by a generous $280,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, $100,000 from the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, and $10,500 from the Oregon Arts Commission. The Hollywood Theatre has already had a three year partnership with Open Meadow High School […]

Oregon Story Board is Open for Applications

Applications are now open for the 2014 Oregon Story Board accelerator program.  Interested companies need to have their applications in by July 15th, 2014. We’re excited to see what kinds of innovative companies will apply to take part. Do you know a company engaging with their audience with exciting new forms of narrative? Send them our […]

“Night Moves” To Get A May 30th Release

“Night Moves” will be opening May 30th at the Angelika Film Center in New York, most likely followed by openings in Los Angeles and Portland before playing other cities nationwide. The film will also be screening in advance of the release date, at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 21st, 24th and 27th), as well as […]

OPB Nominated For 21 NW Regional Emmy Awards

OPB has collected 21 nominations for the NW Regional Emmy Awards 2014 from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  OPB’s local TV productions, and individual staff, have been recognized for their work in many categories, (historical and cultural segments, environmental programming and specials, as well as documentaries, arts & entertainment features, individual […]

Cinema Pacific Festival Kicks Off In Eugene April 23rd

The fifth annual Cinema Pacific Festival starts on April 23, and the complete festival program is available online at http://cinemapacific.uoregon.edu. (A handy guide is downloadable here.) Richard Herskowitz, Director of Cinema Pacific says, “This year I’m particularly excited about our partnership with UO Libraries on the James Blue Project,  supplementing the exciting new archive of […]

Brittany Murphy’s “Something Wicked”, Begins Its Run In Oregon, April 11th.

  We are excited to see “Something Wicked” roll out in Oregon next week (after it’s premiere April 4th in Eugene) before a wider release in coming weeks. Below is the press release: “SOMETHING WICKED” STARRING SHANTEL VANSANTEN, BRITTANY MURPHY, TO HIT THEATERS IN PORTLAND METRO BEGINNING APRIL 11 Pacific Northwest Regal Cinemas Sees First […]

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 […]

Portland Workforce Alliance Youth Careers Expo Had A Strong Turnout

Last week saw a strong turnout for the Annual Portland Workforce Alliance NW Youth Careers Expo.  Oregon Film asked members of the production community to join us in showcasing an array of production job opportunities that are here in Oregon.  With a staggering 5,000 students attending, it was a productive day showing future job possibilities […]

Moviemaker Magazine Awards Two Oregon Cities With Honors For “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2014”!

In years gone by, Moviemaker Magazine lumped together big city and small town to compete for the sought after title of, “Best Places To Live and Work as a Moviemaker”.  This year, the magazine has split their list into three components: Top Big Cities (they define as more than 50,000 residents) Top Small Cities (100,000) […]