The February meeting of MOPAN (Mid-Oregon Chapter of OMPA) presents filmmaker
Thursday, February 14th • 6:30 PM
at Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center
3312 Gateway St, Springfield
Katherine Wilson will present about the early days of MOPAN and OMPA, and why these networking groups are important to filmmakers. She will also talk about her latest film, “Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster”, and will share artifacts and photos from her Oregon Film Factory Movie Museum.
Katherine is a long-standing advocate for filming in Oregon, having connecting producers and writers to her network of professional contacts, created grass-roots networking organizations, and providing services for Hollywood productions.
After starting her career on Mark Rydell’s Cinderella Liberty (1973), Katherine was chosen as the Governor’s liaison to the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), and scouted and cast local talent in Animal House (1978). She continued to provide these services for the next 20 years on films including Stand by Me (1986).
More recently, Katherine has served Oregon’s industry by developing and creating screenplays that were made to film in the Northwest, working with over thirty writers and completing five of her own scripts. Katherine was recently honored for her career in film with a week-end long party at the Pendleton Round-Up with filmmakers from around the country.
The talk is free and open to the public.