Women’s Vision Grant – Accepting Applications

The 2013 Women’s Vision Grant is accepting applications through July 31st.

The Women’s Vision Grant provides financial support to women creating media in Oregon and SW Washington (Clark County.) This project-based grant aids in a current production, while fostering the artist’s professional and personal development. The grant is offered annually through Women in Film, Portland (WIF-PDX.)  Originally entitled The Faerie Godmother Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, founded in 2005 by Vikki Mee, the grant became the Faerie Godmother Production Grant through Women in Film, Portland, and is now the Women’s Vision Grant. Continue reading... “Women’s Vision Grant – Accepting Applications”

The Gig Economy

The Gig Economy
Defining, Marketing and Protecting
your Freelance Status

A Business of Entertainment Workshop
Presented by Paydogs

 Saturday, March 23
8:30am – 4pm

The Q Center, Allen Hall
4115 N. Mississipi Ave.
Portland, OR 97217




8:30 – 9:00          Arrival, coffee, settle in

9:00 – 10:00        Business Insurance

Beyond Production Insurance
What’s out there, besides production insurance? What is E&O? Do I need business liability coverage?

10:00 – 11:30      Better Richer Smarter

It’s Possible! Probable
PCC, Small Business Development Center
Free copy of the book included with the workshop Continue reading... “The Gig Economy”

Grant for Women Filmmakers

WIF-PDX is now accepting applications for the 2012 Faerie Godmother Production Grant!

Deadline for RECEIPT of complete mailed applications is July 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Application and full grant guidelines available at: http://wifpdx.org/grants.html

About the WIF-PDX / Faerie Godmother Production Grant

The purpose of the WIF-PDX/FG Production Grant is to support women working in media in Oregon and SW Washington (ClarkCounty.) The goal of this grant is to provide financial support aiding in the production or completion of a consequential piece of work, while helping to advance the artist’s vision and craft. Continue reading... “Grant for Women Filmmakers”

Women in Film-PDX/Faerie Godmother Production Grant

Cash Grant of $3000

Legal Services, with Entertainment Attorney Candace Jackson

Screening Event

Festival Passes : POW Fest 2013, Ashland Film Fest 2013, Susan Orleans “Voices” Series Lecture and VIP Reception 2013

The purpose of the grant is to support working women video and filmmakers who reside in Oregon and SW Washington (Clark County). The goal of the grant is to provide financial assistance to women filmmakers and to aid in the next step of the crafting of an idea, honing a vision, or assisting in the completion of a consequential piece of work. Continue reading... “Women in Film-PDX/Faerie Godmother Production Grant”

Film Production Accounting Workshop

Film Production Payroll and Accounting Workshop

January 21st, 8am – 5pm
PSU Campus, Lincoln Hall, Room 315
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Register for the event online: http://businessofentertainment-portland.eventbrite.com/

Early Registration Offer. Register before 1/18 and your name will be entered into drawings for free Showbiz Software. Plus, all attendees will receive a special 10% discount on production and software tools at Showbiz Software’s online store www.showbizsoftware.com. Don’t miss this opportunity, courtesy of Media Services and Showbiz Software.
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Change in Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service is revising the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, medical, or moving expense purposes and for determining the reimbursed amount of these expenses that is deemed substantiated. This modification results from recent increases in the price of fuel.

The revised standard mileage rates are:

(1) Business 55.5 cents per mile

(2) Medical and moving 23.5 cents per mile

The mileage rate that applies to the deduction for charitable contributions is fixed under § 170(i) of the Internal Revenue Code at 14 cents per mile. Continue reading... “Change in Mileage Rates”

OMPA Roundup: The State of the Industry

OMPA and industry members speak up on where media production is at in Oregon, and where it’s going!

Wednesday, June 15th
6:30pm doors – 7:00pm program
Scottish Rite Center
709 SW 15th Ave, Portland
At SW Morrison on the MAX Line

Free Admission

RSVP below
Tonkon Torp LLC
Gales Creek Insurance Services
Candice Jackson, Entertainment & Business Lawyer

Picture This Production Services

OMPA invites you
to an industry-wide conversation to consider and plan for the future of Film, Television, Animation, New Media and Visual Content production in Oregon, with special consideration of the status of Oregon’s film incentive program. Continue reading... “OMPA Roundup: The State of the Industry”

New SAG and AFTRA Industrial Rates

Negotiations for the 2011 – 2014 contract with SAG and AFTRA on industrial rates have concluded.  The agreement is now called the Corporate/Educational and Non-Broadcast Contract and took effect on May 1, 2011.  The unions have sent the deal out to their membership for ratification and have stated that all new terms for this agreement will be effective as of May 1, 2011.  Please call or email if you need a quote for services or for details on the new rates.  Continue reading... “New SAG and AFTRA Industrial Rates”

Payroll Update for Crew Work in New York

Under New York State’s Wage Theft Prevention Act (“WTPA”), Employers are required to provide a Payroll Notification to workers at the time of hire that advises workers of their rate of pay and regular pay date.

  • This form is required each time you are hired, even if you have worked for that employer in the past.
  • The form must be completed within 10 days of the date of hire.
  • Working under a union contract or collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) does not absolve the employer of this responsibility.
Continue reading... “Payroll Update for Crew Work in New York”

Changes to FUTA Rates for Some States

The U.S. Department of Labor will require supplemental FUTA tax assessments in some states due to budget deficits.  Attached is a chart from the U.S. Department of Labor indicating projected increases beyond the base rate of 0.8%.  If an increase rate is 0.3%, then the revised FUTA tax rate will be 1.1%.  FUTA tax contributions are assessed per employee on the first $7,000 in wages.  Changes are not scheduled for Oregon or Washington, but if you are filming in other states, you may have to make adjustments to your payroll budgets.   Continue reading... “Changes to FUTA Rates for Some States”