Why indie films need creative marketing

Show biz on an indie budget takes creative marketing. This summer, Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer-winning paper of a juicy half-of-a-million readers, reviewed a press release from Hapstance Films, and look what happened — an engaging full-paged story in last week’s issue. Check it out here.

Another Big One: Randall Jahnson—ISA Third Thursdays PDX—May 16th

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Don’t miss 2019’s 5th installment of ISA THIRD THURSDAYS event, May 16! This month’s mixer for Portland area screenwriters and filmmakers features guest speaker screenwriter and educator, RANDALL JAHNSON, whose produced credits include: Dudes, The Doors, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip and episodes of the HBO series Tales from the […]

How Do You “Break In” And Get Your Project Made?

We were recently approached by, Theo Friedman, a University of Oregon business alumnus, with an idea to create a report for the rookie filmmaker that would look at providing some answers to how projects get made.  Oregon Film, in conjunction with the University of Oregon’s Film Organization,  was able to introduce Friedman to a handful […]

Oregon Poetic Cinema Filmmaker Jack Nicholson Turns 80

This is an excerpt from the photo book being written by Oregon Filmmaker Katherine Wilson: 50 Years of Oregon Film, from Hollywood to Cinematic Literary Voices 1968 -2018 Five Easy Pieces & Poetic Cinema: the 1st Oregon Film of Jack Nicholson There is a quote I love from Jack Nicholson about the low budget existential westerns […]

What is it Like to Work on “Grimm”, “Portlandia” & “The Librarians”?

OregonLive found out in a piece that Kristi Turnquist put out last week showcasing a handful of professionals working in TV, in Oregon. “LA vs. Portland?”, “How did you get your start?”, “Can local actors make a living in Portland?”, “What is the Portland TV and film scene?” were some of the questions asked, and […]

FOX12 Highlights Local Stuntman, Kent Luttrell

KPTV – FOX 12 Fox12 highlights local stuntman, Kent Luttrell, who has doubled actors from Danny Devito to Michael J. Fox. Luttrell got his start as  “the body”, Ray Brower, in the classic movie, “Stand By Me” (shot in Brownsville 30 years ago this year). Read more: http://www.kptv.com/Clip/12133141/portland-stuntman-shares-stories-of-life-behind-the-scenes#ixzz3x4gQ3E4K

Fox12’s Highlights Two More Locals In Their “More Movies” Series

KPTV – FOX 12 Fox12’s “More” series has been focussing on “More Movies” and has recently highlighted two more local business owners, 360 Labs and Greg McMickle. 360 Labs, an Oregon-based production company, is hoping to put Portland on the growing virtual reality map. 360 Labs specializes in “360º immersive panoramic photography and video.”  Their goal is […]

OPB’s Emmy Award-Winning Local Arts Series Goes Behind The Scenes With The Artists of “Grimm”

Watch OPB’s Art Beat and meet some of the talented Oregon crew that create the props, construct the “Wesen” special FX make up, and other artists of “Grimm”.

Oregon Art Beat To Showcase “The Art of Grimm”

The Oregon Art Beat Special, “The Art of Grimm“, is set to air April 30th.  The show employs talented and skilled Oregonians that, each week, help bring the show to life.  Oregon Art Beat will be meeting  the creative team behind this NBC Universal’s hit drama.  They will go behind the scenes, “getting to know […]

Polluted Pictures premieres new film online

Director of last year’s Cell Count makes new short film “M is for Marriage” to be considered as part of the ABC’s of Death 2 anthology film. PORTLAND, Oregon (October 28, 2013)  Polluted Pictures (Cell Count) and Lyon Films (The Tell) are proud to announce their new film “M is for Marriage” is now available for […]