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Portlandia World Premiere in Portland a Big Success

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Portland has been buzzing about IFC’s new made-in-Oregon show Portlandia since the series began shooting in the late summer of 2010.  The network choose to release the show’s first episode before its official television premiere on Hulu and the official IFC show page, but those lucky enough to get a ticket to last Friday night’s sold-out world premiere screenings […]

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Portland-based Animator and Students Help Create “Community” Holiday Episode

Thursday, December 9, 2010

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Fans of the NBC comedy Community have been looking forward to tonight’s Holiday episode, in which the show’s cast is transformed into holiday-special-style stop motion characters.  Where did the producers of Community look when they were searching for someone to create these Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer-like stop motion characters? According to the Oregonian’s Kirsti Turnquist, the […]

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Oregon Film and TV Union Members Celebrate Labor Day

Monday, September 6, 2010

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If you’re a Twitter or Facebook user, you’ve probably seen a number of posts on those services celebrating union membership, and the contributions union members have made to the entertainment industry.  This “Labor Day Tweet-a-thon” is a coordinated effort by the Screen Actor’s Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actor’s Equity, the […]

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Oregon Film Highlighted in the Hollywood Reporter

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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(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 […]

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www.OregonFilmAndTVDollars.com Launches

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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There are lots of sites that talk about the Oregon Film, TV, and New-Media industry… there are official sites like the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, Industry support sites such as the Oregon Media Producers Association, and regional film consortiums such as FOA, MOPAN, and SOFAT.  This site is different. We’re focused on the economic […]

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What Can the Oregon Film Industry Expect From a New Governor?

Friday, June 11, 2010

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While many states are considering cutting, capping, or doing away with their incentive programs, Oregon is preparing to elect a new governor. What can the Oregon film industry expect from whomever is elected in November?

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Oregon-Produced "Trainmaster" Now Available in the UK

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Phil Bransom's very successful family film Trainmaster is now available in the United Kingdom under the name The Railway Grandchildren.

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New Addition To Animus Cross Family Won’t Delay Series Launch

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Giving birth to a widely-hailed western fantasy like the Oregon-produced web series Animus Cross is a massive undertaking that could easily be derailed – especially when a birth of a different sort occurs! When series creator A.L. Steen gave birth to her and husband Jerry Buxbaum’s first child, Trone, on February 11, 2010 the show’s […]

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Help Make The Paranormalists A Big-Screen Feature!

Monday, March 29, 2010

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Remember Nicholas J. Hagen? He directed that film I mentioned a few posts back, Dark Horizon. Well, Nick’s always got something going on… last year, he shot the pilot for a new “Mocumentary-style” TV comedy called The Paranormalists. He pulled together some of the best actors in Portland for the cast, including my friend and […]

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Dark Horizon Is Now On DVD

Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Heya Folks… Back in 2006, I appeared in a very ambitious independent film called (at that time) The Lonely Apocalypse – written and directed by Northwest filmmaker Nicholas J. Hagen. My part was pretty small – I only had two shoot days on the project. The film itself, however, was shot over the course of […]

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