Top Secret Club Script Workshop Returns on April 29

The next Top Secret Club script reading event is coming up Saturday April 29th at 2 PM featuring the work of playwright/actor/director Francisco Garcia and actor/writer/producer Julia Morizawa.
Desert Island Studios are excited to announce that the event will be held at their new studio space- 1316 SE 12th Avenue. Join them to support these fantastic projects/writers followed by networking, and a sneak peek of our new facility. Free to attend.
Top Secret Club is a program supported by Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program.
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“In The Clear” – Learn About Clearances from Legal Experts @PAMCut

Join PAM CUT, and attorneys Rachel Goldberg and Christopher Weathers on a deep dive into the world of Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use for media projects including film, television, video games, XR, etc.

This professional development workshop, supported by the Oregon Film’s Creative Opportunity Program will take a closer look at just what it entails for a media maker to inquire about, license, or incorporate into their project intellectual property such as music, images, artwork, and more. Along for the ride, seasoned producer David Cress will provide real-world examples of issues that have arisen on productions and how they could have been avoided. Continue reading... ““In The Clear” – Learn About Clearances from Legal Experts @PAMCut”

Confluence Announces Filmmaker Fellows Program

Woodrow Hunt and LaRon Katchia filming an interview with Dr. Virginia Beavert, a Yakama linguist.

Confluence is pleased to announce the Confluence Filmmaker Fellows program in partnership with Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program. Three Indigenous video artists with a cultural connection to Oregon will receive cash prizes to support a film project they are developing: one for $5,000 and two for $2,500. Four other Emerging Indigenous Filmmakers will receive full camera kits so that they can take their craft to the next level. Continue reading... “Confluence Announces Filmmaker Fellows Program”

Top Secret Club – Writer’s Network – Launches Feb 27, 2023

Join us for the official launch of Top Secret Club 2023! An evening for us to gather, workshop new projects, network, and celebrate our writing, acting, filmmaking, and theater communities.  Monday 2/27 @portlandcenterstage at the armory in the Ellen Bye Studio. Free to attend! Doors at 6:30!

We are thrilled to announce our first two writers and their projects: Ajai Tripathi’s play “The Rainbow Passage” and AR Nicholas screenplay “Old Ladies Find Money” will be featured through a live table read and facilitated feedback session.

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Free Festival Submissions to Oregon Film Festivals for Oregon Students

As part of a limited program, through Oregon Film’s newly created Creative Opportunity Program, many Oregon Film Festivals are offering waived submission fees for Oregon students.

Participating festivals include:

  • BendFilm
  • Portland Film Festival
  • McMinnville Short Film Festival
  • Eastern Oregon Film Festival
  • Klamath Independent Film Festival
  • We Like ’em Short (Baker City)

This program will be available only for a limited time as long as funds remain available and can be cancelled at any time. It is only open to current students attending high schools, prep schools, community colleges and universities as well as other higher education facilities in Oregon. Continue reading... “Free Festival Submissions to Oregon Film Festivals for Oregon Students”

Scriptwriting Focused “Top Secret Club” Calls for Submissions

Calling all mid-level to advanced screenwriters and playwrights to submit projects in late stage development to Open Call for Top Secret Club 2023!

Top Secret Club is a bimonthly script development and networking event for the film and theatre community that will host table reads in front of a live audience with local actors, screenwriters, and playwrights. The table reads will be followed by a facilitated feedback session, and a community social hour.

Over the course of 2023 there will be 6 Top Secret Club events.

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