(Originally posted at http://www.oregonfilmandtvdollars.com)
Oregon’s film industry got quite the write-up yesterday in the Hollywood Reporter! The producers of TNT’s Leverage had wonderful things to say about shooting in Oregon, including this quote about Oregon’s talent from Co-Creator Jon Rogers:
“When we got up there we were expecting to fly in three or four cast members an episode, but we average about one or two,” co-creator/executive producer John Rogers says. “Some of the (local) actors have been so good, we’ve made them recurring characters on the show.”
The article goes on to say,
Oregon has hosted a number of notable productions over the years, from studio films like “Animal House” (1978) and “The Goonies” (1985) to numerous works by Portland-based director Gus Van Sant. But it wasn’t until the state upped its total labor incentive in 2005 to 16.2% that it became a regular destination for Hollywood films such as “Twilight” (2008) and “Extraordinary Measures” (2010). Last year, Oregon enjoyed its biggest year ever, attracting more than $62 million in film, television and commercial production. (Click here to read more…)
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This is great coverage. Congrats to the whole team over there for making Oregon a destination for productions. Keep up the good work.