Introducing New OMPA Board President

The Oregon Media Production Association board of directors met last month and elected its 2012 officers, including new president, Michael Bard, owner of recording and post-production facility StudioBard. The board president oversees the activities of the 29-year-old organization to support the mission of growing the commercial, film and television industry in Oregon.

“I am pleased and honored to help direct the OMPA board’s activities to better serve and promote all those involved in Oregon’s vibrant media production industry,” says Michael Bard. Continue reading... “Introducing New OMPA Board President”

*Last Call* to list in Oregon’s Media Production Directory for 2012

The final deadline to list in SourceOregon — Oregon’s film, TV, commercial and new media production industry directory — is midnight on January 1st, 2012. If you have not yet renewed or added your listing to Oregon’s 2012 directory of crew & services, visit today.

Every major producer and coordinator currently shooting in Oregon endorses SourceOregon as the best resource for hiring crew, equipment and services. Print and digital copies are distributed to each commercial, feature and television production company that considers shooting here. Continue reading... “*Last Call* to list in Oregon’s Media Production Directory for 2012”

OMPA’s October Newsletter Available Now

The Oregon Media Production Association invites you to review the newsletter for Oregon’s film, television, commercial and new media production industry, the OMPA Callsheet (click to view):

Prior to publishing digitally, the Callsheet was mailed exclusively to members of OMPA, the professional association for Oregon’s film, TV, commercial and new media industry. We are now happy to share our news with all those interested in Oregon’s industry, and anyone can subscribe at Continue reading... “OMPA’s October Newsletter Available Now”

TRON Legacy “Byte by Byte”: Sunday at Mission Theatre in Portland

This Sunday it’s a meeting of the post-production kind, as OMPA teams up with AEPDX and 3dpdx to host visual effects artist Bradley G Munkowitz, to discuss his and his shop’s work on “TRON Legacy: Byte by Byte”, where Munkowitz (aka: GMUNK) takes apart the VFX of TRON Legacy, at the Mission Theatre in Portland.

For 14 months, Munkowitz and a team of 5 graphic all-stars infiltrated Digital Domain’s vfx pipeline and pushed through over 8 minutes of on screen graphics for the film TRON Legacy. Continue reading... “TRON Legacy “Byte by Byte”: Sunday at Mission Theatre in Portland”

“Oregon’s Got Talent” Friday at Indent Studios

OMPA welcomes the Creative Conference and celebrates actors with piano-bar party at Indent. Artwork by Arnold Pander.

OMPA welcomes the Creative Conference with party and Health Care panel for creatives

OMPA welcomes the Creative Conference with the 2nd annual “Oregon’s Got Talent” event at Indent Studios on Friday night, September 16th.  OMPA is a trade group for professionals in Oregon’s commercial, film, television and new media production business, and has been a supporter of the Creative Conference since its inception, as the event promotes Oregon’s broad creative industry. Continue reading... ““Oregon’s Got Talent” Friday at Indent Studios”

Webvisions: OMPA Opening Night Event

Wednesday, May 25th
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Spirit of 77
500 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland

Join OMPA members for the opening night celebration and get a peek of what the conference has in store for digital storytellers as well as meet Douglas Rushkoff and other visionaries.

Click here to RSVP for this event! Continue reading... “Webvisions: OMPA Opening Night Event” 2011 Directory Release Party!

SourceOregon.comSkip your lunch break and come on down to the OMPA office and pickup your book, a beer, and some BBQ!

Friday, April 15th from 2:00pm – 7:00pm

901 SE Oak St. Suite #104, Portland

Join friends and colleagues for this celebration of Oregon’s production industry.

OMPA members – come get your book!  Please note that Student and Actor Add-On Members do not receive a free copy of the directory with their membership. (Actors agencies and managers do receive books however.) Continue reading... “ 2011 Directory Release Party!”

OMPA Tax Workshop

OMPA Presents…

Tax Workshop for freelancers, cast and crew

Saturday, February 12th
9am reception • 10am-12noon workshop
At MotiveSpace Coalition in the Think Tank
in the Olympic Mills Building
107 SE Washington Ave., Suite 253, Portland
(Entrance at Southeast corner of building)

On Saturday, February 12th, 9:00am-12:00pm, OMPA hosts experts to speak and answer questions about taxes for actors, crew, and small businesses. Learn how to save on your taxes by knowing what you can deduct. Understand the difference between “Employee” and “Private Contractor”. Continue reading... “OMPA Tax Workshop”

OMPA Annual Meeting

Cultivate Jobs! Grow Business!

Monday, January 31st, 2011
at Picture This Production Services & Stage
2223 NE Oregon St, Portland

6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Annual Meeting

Free for OMPA Members + 1 Guest
All others: $10

This event always brings out our highest profile industry members so, join us for for the OMPA awards, legislative update from Vince Porter, and the installation of OMPA’s new board of directors.

An “OMPA Member Mixer” precedes the event at 5:00pm at Urban Grind Coffeehouse (across the street from Picture This) where industry members can meet informally. Continue reading... “OMPA Annual Meeting”

OMPA THANKS YOU! Industry Holiday Party

Highly anticipated annual party by Oregon’s premier film/TV production non-profit

The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) announces its annual winter holiday party for commercial, film and television industry professionals on Friday, December 17th, 2010 from 8 pm to 11 pm at Portland City Hall. Hundreds of guests including government leaders, producers, artists, actors, crew, agents and vendors – a who’s who in Oregon’s biz – are scheduled to attend.  Doors open immediately following the Governor’s Office of Film & Television annual meeting at PSU’s Lincoln Hall.  Continue reading... “OMPA THANKS YOU! Industry Holiday Party”