Netflix Lands #OregonMade Sundance Title “It’s What’s Inside”

Netflix has just closed a deal in the $17 million range for worldwide rights to It’s What’s Inside, the thriller written and directed by Greg Jardin that has been one of the Sundance Film Festival’s buzziest titles. It’s the second 8-figure deal of Sundance, after the Jesse Eisenberg-directed A Real Pain sold to Searchlight for $10 million. Both those deals were brokered by CAA.

“It’s What’s Inside” shot in Oregon in 2023. Congrats to the filmmakers and the entire creative team. Continue reading... “Netflix Lands #OregonMade Sundance Title “It’s What’s Inside””

Portland is on the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker” US List

MoveMaker Magazine just released its annual list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker and Portland has made the list again. Coming in at #15 (just under our friends and colleagues to the southeast in SLC), Portland stands alone on the list for the PNW.

Here’s an excerpt from MMM:

Portland is making it easier to get film permits in its efforts to grow as a filmmaking destination, and a sizable crew base means it can handle up to four feature films and commercial work at the same time. Continue reading... “Portland is on the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker” US List”

Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3

Catalyst Film Collective has announced their Script to Screen Grant Program which will be open for submission starting February 3, 2024.

This grant will provide:

  • $10,000 to make your film.
  • Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective.
  • Valuable in-kind donations
  • An Executive Producer

And, even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.

You must be a Catalyst FC member to apply. Find out more here.

This project was supported by a grant provided by the Creative Opportunity Program and Oregon Film. Continue reading... “Script to Screen Grant Opens for Submissions on Feb. 3”

WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program


Women in Film Portland (WIF-PDX) is proud to announce the launch of a new program, Educate/Incubate, designed to advance the careers of local women and nonbinary filmmakers in the Portland film community. The program will be one of the largest in scope ever run by WIF-PDX. It will include public educational events, a cohort of hand-picked resident filmmakers, and a community screening. The organization is hiring a part-time coordinator position to assist with the program.

“We were thinking about ways to make an impact in the community and what the needs are,” said Stephanie Hough, board president of WIF PDX, “Through the Educate/Incubate program we’ll be able to activate the amazing sense of community that exists in Portland around filmmaking, and connect incredible emerging talent with the resources they need.” Continue reading... “WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program”

#OregonMade “Showing Up” Recognized as One of 2023’s Best

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NPR’s film critic Justin Chang released his Top 10 films for 2023 and Kelly Reichardt’s #OregonMade film “Showing Up” made the list along with Andrew Haigh (#OregonMade “Lean on Pete”) for his film “All of Us Strangers.”

You can read the whole list here.

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BendFilm Announces BIPOC Women Film Production Grant


Meet the 6 finalists for our BIPOC Women Film Production Grant! These amazing filmmakers were chosen out of 264 applicants!

Join us Dec 17th for a live pitch and announcement of the Grant recipient, determined by our three judges. ⁠

This project was supported by a grant provided by the Creative Opportunity Program and Oregon Film – and the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, A Visit Bend Project. Continue reading... “BendFilm Announces BIPOC Women Film Production Grant”

Dear Producer Award: OPEN APPLICATION

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In its ongoing commitment to amplify and support the role of the producer, Dear Producer is proud to be continuing the Dear Producer Award in 2024, and launching an open application for year three of the Award (in previous years, producers chosen for the Award were by industry recommendation only).

Four mid-career level producers will receive an unrestricted grant of $50,000 each, to be used at the producer’s discretion, and attend a retreat focused on rest and community-building with fellow Award recipients. Continue reading... “Dear Producer Award: OPEN APPLICATION”

Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners

Women In Film Portland (WIF-PDX) recently announced that local filmmakers Fran Bittakis and Betty Alcaraz are the recipients of the WIF-PDX 2023 Vision Grant, a signature program that supports production of a film by a local female or nonbinary storyteller every year. Over four dozen people applied for the 2023 funds. A committee made up of WIF-PDX board members and two award winning filmmakers, Alicia J. Rose and Dawn Jones Redstone, then reviewed applicants and narrowed it down to four finalists. Continue reading... “Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners”

Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients

The Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland, in partnership with Travel Portland, has selected three recipients of the Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant. The Amplify Portland Grant seeks to create opportunity for filmmakers using local talent, crew, and vendors during production. The grant contributes to productions that build professional development within the local industry and bring exposure to Portland through unique stories with diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera.

This is the first cycle of the new grant. Continue reading... “Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients”

STARZ #TakeTheLead Writer’s Intensive Now Open for Submissions

NewFilmmakers LA is proud to announce the second edition of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive, in partnership with NFMLA, STARZ and NALIP!

NALIP and NFMLA have partnered with STARZ for a second year of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive to support aspiring TV writers from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to make their mark in the world of premium cable. The STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive provides a unique platform for emerging talents to cultivate their skills and refine their spec scripts with the guidance of esteemed mentors, executives, and established writers. Continue reading... “STARZ #TakeTheLead Writer’s Intensive Now Open for Submissions”