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Sneak Peek For Shrill S2 – Premiering January 24th

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Hulu released a new trailer for the second season of “Shrill” (based on Lindy West’s bestselling 2016 memoir, Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman).  You can watch the premiere January 24th for this 8 episode season.  Aidy Bryant stars as Annie, “a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her […]

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“Missing Link” – Oscar Nominated For “Best Animated Feature”

Monday, January 13, 2020

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The 92nd Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning in Los Angeles.  Congratulations to Laika and Annapurna Pictures on their Oscar nomination for, “Best Animated Feature” for the studio’s 5th feature, “Missing Link.” Coming off their recent Golden Globe win for, “Best Animated Feature” (also for “Missing Link“)  Laika beat out Disney’s, “Frozen 2” and […]

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Kelly Reichardt’s #OregonMade “First Cow” – In Theaters March 6th

Thursday, January 9, 2020

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“First Cow,” shot entirely on location in Oregon last year.  “A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, […]

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First Look At Disney’s #OregonMade, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made”

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Disney’s first look trailer is now out showcasing their latest feature, shot partly in the Portland Metro area last year, “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.” The film will begin streaming on Disney + February 7th. Timmy and his polar-bear partner, Total, start a detective agency to solve neighborhood crime – adapted from the children’s best […]

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#OregonMade And Travel Oregon Present Blue Chalk Media’s Winter Season Grant Winner – “Wish You Were Here”

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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Last year Blue Chalk Media won the $15,000 “Winter Season Grant” – provided by the OregonMade Creative Foundation and Travel Oregon – and have now successfully created two short films of moving “postcard stories” (one of which is available above) that were designed to, “captivate and encourage people to experience the winter season for themselves.” […]

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Golden Globe Win For Laika With “Missing Link”

Monday, January 6, 2020

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Congratulations to Laika on their first Golden Globe win for “Best Animated Feature” with “Missing Link“.  Laika beat out Disney’s, “Frozen 2” and “The Lion King”, DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4”. The stop-motion feature was written and directed by Chris Butler and features the voices […]

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Two Recent Losses for the Oregon Film Community – John J. Campbell & Robert Blanche

Saturday, January 4, 2020

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It is with sadness and a deep sense of loss that we reflect on the work of two #OregonMade artists – cinematographer John J. Campbell and actor Robert Blanche – who we have recently lost from our community. We know how much our work depends on the talent and experience of the community we serve, […]

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Thank You, Commissioner Fish

Friday, January 3, 2020

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For believing in art and artists, for finding solutions, for fighting for what was right, for helping us find a better way to do things, thank you. For all of the handwritten notes, for all of the visits to sets and attendance at premieres, for pushing us to increase opportunities for everyone, thank you. For […]

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Spotlight On Scott Vanderpool – Welding Design & Fabrication Specialist

Monday, December 23, 2019

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Scott Vanderpool, welding design and fabrication specialist for Portland Parks & Recreation and owner of Iron Stone Forge, LLC, has been designing and fabricating for business and pleasure in Portland for many years.  “I prefer to do artwork and technical/precision fabrications but I bring the artistic side whenever I can. Even something as simple as […]

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#OregonMade “The Mortuary Collection” – Special Screening in Astoria to Benefit Historical Society

Thursday, December 19, 2019

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The #OregonMade feature film THE MORTUARY COLLECTION will screen prior to its release in the city where was originally shot, Astoria, OR. The screening is free, but a $5 donation is suggested to help The Clatsop County Historic Society – owners of the Flavel House, one of the main locations for the film. Watch the […]

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