Do You Have An Environmental Message, Concern…….Opinion….

……… then this year’s 48 Hour Go Green project is inviting filmmakers to SPEAK UP AND CREATE!

Simultaneously,  on February 18th, 2011, in cities around the world , 48 Hour Go Green kicks off.  Teams will be given a brief and then have only 48 hours to get their films written, shot, edited and through post (you can secure equipment, actors and choose team members ahead of time but must register prior to the kickoff) before finally submitting for competition.  The early bird special expires January 19th. Continue reading... “Do You Have An Environmental Message, Concern…….Opinion….”

“Portlandia” Covered in the New York Times – Good For Business

I found this article in the Sunday New York Times about the upcoming IFC show “Portlandia”.  The show is not only proving to be one that the media is interested in covering (it’s been in Entertainment Weekly and many local pubs) but it’s managed to stir up some interesting debate.

Recently IFC smartly put this video up on YouTube from the show.  “The Dream of the 90’s is alive in Portland” on the surface seems to make fun of a lot of unique things that exist in Portland.  Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Covered in the New York Times – Good For Business”

Oregon’s Film Incentives: A Good Deal For All

Board Chair Gordon Sondland at Oregon Film's Annual Meeting

Last Friday our office presented some important information regarding the Oregon Production Investment Fund and the Greenlight Oregon Labor Rebate and those programs’ performance over the last few years.  I feel it’s best to share that information on our blog at this point so you all can have a place to find the presented information. Continue reading... “Oregon’s Film Incentives: A Good Deal For All”

Thank You Governor Kulongoski – Annual Meeting Huge Success

Industry Honors Gov. Kulongoski

Attending our Annual Meeting was Governor Kulongoski, members of the Governor’s Office of Film & Television Board, as well nominees for the annual awards and a large audience of industry professionals at the newly rennovated Lincoln Performance Hall at PSU on Friday evening.   PSU‘s technical team made it possible to catch up on industry happenings in Ashland, Bend and Eugene via  live broadcast by teleconference bridge.

Governor Kulongoski presented awards to:

Innovation In Media Arts AwardNaturalPoint OptiTrack, Insight VCS,

Innovation award to Natural Point Optitrack VCS

Film Advocate Awards went to Rob Burchfield (Traffiic Operations, Portland Dept. Continue reading... “Thank You Governor Kulongoski – Annual Meeting Huge Success”

Congratulations W+K

The only way you weren’t entertained by at least one Weiden + Kennedy campaign this year was if you refused to look at one screen all year.  Between their “Old Spice” campaign and various “Nike” campaigns, it’s been a banner year for the Portland headquartered ad agency.  Here is a link to their blog where they list all the year end accolades the agency has received so far in 2010. It’s hard to call W+K and ad agency any more after “Old Spice” campaign considering the campaign was as entertaining as most programming these days.  Continue reading... “Congratulations W+K”

OMPA THANKS YOU! Industry Holiday Party

Highly anticipated annual party by Oregon’s premier film/TV production non-profit

The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) announces its annual winter holiday party for commercial, film and television industry professionals on Friday, December 17th, 2010 from 8 pm to 11 pm at Portland City Hall. Hundreds of guests including government leaders, producers, artists, actors, crew, agents and vendors – a who’s who in Oregon’s biz – are scheduled to attend.  Doors open immediately following the Governor’s Office of Film & Television annual meeting at PSU’s Lincoln Hall.  Continue reading... “OMPA THANKS YOU! Industry Holiday Party”

Paydogs LLC Provides Script Clearances

Since September Paydogs has been set up as an Oregon vendor providing fiscal support services to media productions in Oregon.  It’s been an exciting 3 months as we’ve run payroll for two features, and have continued to expand the scope of what we are able to offer.

Most recently Paydogs has become the only Oregon vendor providing Title Search and Script Clearances for feature films, animation or TV projects.  Anyone interested in a rate quote can contact Susan Haley at: [email protected] Continue reading... “Paydogs LLC Provides Script Clearances”

Does Oregon Have The Best City To Live, Work & Make Movies In?

Every year Movie Maker Magazine surveys independent filmmakers in the united states to find the best cities live and work in.  They focus on a number of criteria; good cost of living, employment opportunities, quality of life, affordable home prices and of course financial incentives, availability of locations and quantity of crew and vendors.

The annual best places to “live, work and make movies” will be out in their magazine’s winter edition, which is released at Sundance next year.  We would love to be on that top ten list again…..so Continue reading... “Does Oregon Have The Best City To Live, Work & Make Movies In?”

The Brothers Freeman Begin Production of CELL COUNT.

Portland, OR – November 22, 2010

On November 29th, local Portland-based filmmakers, the Brothers Freeman, commence principle photography on CELL COUNT, the second of two feature films made back to back under the i-OPIF incentive program this fall from their production company Polluted Pictures in association with Wooden Frame Productions.

The film, which was written and directed by Todd E. Freeman will be shot entirely on location in Portland for 3 weeks. It stars an all local cast including Robert McKeehen, Haley Talbot, Ted Rooney, Judd Eustice, Christopher Toyne, Suzanne Owens-Duval, Eric Newsome, Sean McGrath, John Breen.  Continue reading... “The Brothers Freeman Begin Production of CELL COUNT.”

Oregon Film Annual Meeting – December 17th

Oregon Film Annual MeetingMark your calendars… the Oregon Film Annual Meeting will be held Friday,  December 17th at 7:00PM.   This year’s meeting will once again be a state-wide teleconference event thanks to the support of our friends in Bend, Eugene, and Ashland.  The Portland location for the meeting will be Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall.

Attending for the last time as Governor, will be Governor Ted Kulongoski.  We need a strong turnout to demonstrate our gratitude to the Governor for all he has done to support our industry.  Continue reading... “Oregon Film Annual Meeting – December 17th”