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.

Jonathan Raymond @ ISA Third Thursdays PDX 9/19!

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Summer’s over and we’re baaaack! ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX kicks off its “fall season” with a bang on September 19th with guest speaker JONATHAN RAYMOND — author and Emmy-nominated TV/screenwriter (Mildred Pierce, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, First Cow). A truly rare opportunity to hang out with a very special writer and screenwriter — […]

Third Thursday PDX – Screenwriters & Filmmakers

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Don’t miss Emmy-nominated screenwriter Cynthia at ISA’s THIRD THURSDAYS PDX – July 18th! Yet another ISA PDX coup! Your chance to rub elbows with one of Portland’s most honored writers, with over 30 produced films and 70 sold scripts, including Buffalo Girls and Mark Twain and Me. WHEN: Thursday, July 18th […]

New Stop-Motion Independent Film celebrating the iconic Oregon wolf named Journey

The short film Nowheres Wolf: A Call Not Answered is inspired by the life of Oregon’s famous wolf named Journey, aka OR-7. The film is mid-production and starting to take off, hitting some heartfelt points in the film and animation industry including developing non-toxic building materials for artists and makers as well as advocating for […]

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

This 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. […]

Neil Kopp at ISA’s Third Thursdays PDX June 20!

Screenwriters & Filmmakers — Producer NEIL KOPP will rock the house at ISA’s THIRD THURSDAYS PDX – June 20! This is a rare opportunity to see meet guest speaker NEIL KOPP, Portland-born producer who’s credits include Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves and Certain Women, and Jeremy Salunier’s Green Room and Hold the Dark (Netflix). WHEN: Thursday, […]

To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium

To The Stars film is a locally produced stop-motion animated short film about a little girl with a big dream of becoming an astronaut and the inspirational tale of her adventure as she attempts to defy gravity and return a fallen star to its home in the sky   TO THE STARS FILM FUNDRAISING LAUNCH […]

ISA PDX Third Thursdays March 21st As A Double Feature!

ISA PDX Third Thursdays March 21st is a DOUBLE FEATURE! — With two guest speakers, producers Janice Williams and Darren Demetre! It’s a real coup to have these two seasoned producers at ISA PDX. Janice and Darren have worked together on several projects, including CONFIRMATION and THE FINAL GIRLS. Between them, they have scores of […]

Oregon Indie Film “Lovers Lane” Needs Your Support!

Sonny Malloy and Penney Parker, two young rebels living dead-end lives, embark on a murderous crime spree across the Pacific Northwest. What the pair don’t realize, is they are barreling down a dark and mysterious path leading right into the ancient woods of Lovers Lane. These Oregon-grown filmmakers are looking for contributions to their Seed&Spark […]

ISA PDX 3rd Thursdays 2/21

Screenwriters & Filmmakers —  Meet Irene Taylor-Brodsky at ISA Third Thursdays PDX – 2/21! This month’s mixer for Portland area screenwriters and filmmakers features guest speaker Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker IRENE TAYLOR-BRODSKY, just back from screening her latest film at Sundance! Known for her strong sense of story, Irene’s credits include Hear and […]