8th Stop On The Historic Oregon Film Trail – Hammond Marina, Warrenton

Yesterday, at the Hammond Marina, Warrenton, the 8th sign on the Historic Oregon Film Trail was unveiled.  For film buffs, Oregon is a haven of locations and stories from more than 100 years of filmmaking. Inspired by these nostalgic backdrops, The Historic Oregon Film Trail, launched in Astoria earlier this year was designed to identify iconic set locations around the state. The latest addition to the trail—highlighting the scenic Columbia River views from “Free Willy”— will be in the neighboring town of Warrenton, Oregon. Continue reading... “8th Stop On The Historic Oregon Film Trail – Hammond Marina, Warrenton”

Oregon Film: Who We Are and What We Do (Update 2019)

Film CommissionThis has become something of a tradition, at least in our minds. As we come to the end of another fiscal year, we want to take a moment and reflect on some of the things we have been able to accomplish during the past year and hopefully come up with some improvements for the next.

As part of Oregon Film’s effort to reach projects and talent that are not being directly impacted by our incentive programs, we helped create a separate non-profit called the, #OregonMade Creative Foundation (OMCF). Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are and What We Do (Update 2019)”

The Next Stop On The Historic Oregon Film Trail – Brownsville!

The signs are up in Brownsville and the Historic Oregon Film Trail continues! Three signs honoring Brownsville’s starring role as a location in “Stand By Me” were offically unveiled May 22nd.

The Historic Oregon Film Trail, designed to showcase iconic and interesting film locations in the state, will be unveiling three more signs in Brownsville, May 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM. The signs mark three different filming locations related to the now, classic feature film, “Stand By Me,” and will feature facts and anecdotes about the film. Continue reading... “The Next Stop On The Historic Oregon Film Trail – Brownsville!”

Ashland #6 In MovieMaker Magazine’s Best Places To Live & Work As A Moviemaker: Small Towns & Cities

At a cabin on Hyatt Lake, 12 miles east of Ashland, the crew sets up a scene for the pilot episode of The Stem starring Abby Wathen, Marlyn Mason and Clive Rosengren. Photograph by Ray Nomoto Robison

For the 6th year in a row Ashland is in MovieMaker Magazine’s top group of small and cities and towns in which to be a filmmaker – congrats!

Coming in at #6. Ashland, Oregon

Here is what MM had to say about Ashland:

The smallest city on our list, with a population of 21,117, Ashland in Southern Oregon punches far above its weight. Continue reading... “Ashland #6 In MovieMaker Magazine’s Best Places To Live & Work As A Moviemaker: Small Towns & Cities”

#OregonMade Film Series, Next Up: “Drugstore Cowboy” + Walking Tour Of Film’s Sites

Next up (Monday, October 8th) in the #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre, is Gus Van Sant’s, “Drugstore Cowboy.” 

#OregonMade filmmaker, Gus Van Sant’s film stars, Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, and Heather Graham. Presented on 35mm.

Celebrating 30 years from the production of the film in 1988, Oregon Film and the Hollywood Theatre have teamed up with Kick Ass Oregon History, who will be leading guided walking tours around Northwest Portland the weekend before the film (Sat.

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Spotlight On Location Professional – Mike Floyd

Mike Floyd on Mount Hood: Photo by Rob Jenkins
The stunning landscapes of Oregon have been a great inspiration for the past 25 years.  I have been exploring and photographing around Oregon and the NW since 1993.  
After graduating from photo school at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a couple years as the park photographer for Yosemite National Park, I found my way to Portland and have been loving it ever since.
Several years as a photo assistant and photographer gave me the experience to know what a crew may need from a location, and what may go wrong once the crew is on site. 
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Oregon Film & Oregon State Parks Plant 50 Trees in Celebration of 50 Years Of Oregon Film Office (Plus The First Historic Oregon Film Trail Sign Is Installed)

The Oregon Film Office and Oregon State Parks planted 50 Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, Douglas-fir, and Western Hemlock seedlings conifer trees at Gleneden Beach State Recreation site to mark the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Film Office and its long standing collaboration with Oregon State Parks.

Additionally, at this site, a sign was erected as part of the recently created the Historic Oregon Film Trail. The sign indicates that the movie, “Sometimes A Great Notion” was filmed very close to the park and in and around the Siletz River area. Continue reading... “Oregon Film & Oregon State Parks Plant 50 Trees in Celebration of 50 Years Of Oregon Film Office (Plus The First Historic Oregon Film Trail Sign Is Installed)”

Athena’s Gem Theatre – Getting A New Lease Of Life

KPTV – FOX 12

 

The community of Athena come together to form a volunteer work party to restore theri town theatre.

The Gem Theatre is located in Athena—a small, community surrounded by wheat fields in the northeast corner of Oregon. The theatre showed its first “moving pictures” in 1909 and closed in 1968. Four decades of decay followed—an all too common tale of theatres lost forever. But, in the case of the Gem, a handful of determined volunteers intervened beginning in 2004. Continue reading... “Athena’s Gem Theatre – Getting A New Lease Of Life”

#OregonMade “Leave No Trace” In Theaters June 29th

#OregonMade “Leave No Trace” – is out this week!  Oregon looks fantastic and the film has collected some very positive reviews. Manohla Dargis of the @NewYorkTimes raves it’s “a deeply affecting story about a veteran and his teenage daughter – movingly played by Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie.” See it in select theaters June 29!  You won’t want to miss this movie, it is getting great reviews, including “100% fresh” on Rotten Tomotoes!

Director, Debra Granik’s #OregonMade “Leave No Trace” is one of 50 films that has been selected to screen during the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Fetsival this year.  Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Leave No Trace” In Theaters June 29th”

Spotlight On Southern Oregon Film and Media – Get Connected

The Southern Oregon Film and Media Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association made up of film and media professional crew and  businesses that support services in the Southern Oregon region.  Their mission is to “promote and strengthen the development of film, video, and multimedia production in Southern Oregon.”  SOFAM is a great first call if you find yourself shooting in the region and can help field questions relating to productions of all kinds.  They can connect you to crew, services, and loctions in southern Oregon. Continue reading... “Spotlight On Southern Oregon Film and Media – Get Connected”