New Poster for Cell Count from Artist Tom Hodge.

PORTLAND, Oregon (March 09, 2012)  the announcement just earlier this week that “Cell Count” was chosen as the Closing Night Film and to also have it’s World Premiere at this years Fantaspoa Film Festival in Brazil we thought it would be a great time to show our new poster from the amazing Tom Hodge at The Dude Designs.

Cell Count is the story of Russell Carpenter who “reluctantly admits his wife Sadie into an experimental treatment facility for her life threatening disease. Continue reading... “New Poster for Cell Count from Artist Tom Hodge.”

Portland Feature Film “Cell Count” World Premiere May 20th

Portland Feature Film “Cell Count” has World Premiere and closes the Fantaspoa Film Festival in Porto Alegre Brazil.

PORTLAND, Oregon (March 05, 2012) – The Fantaspoa Film Festival announced today that the Portland feature film “Cell Count,” made by Polluted Pictures in association with Wooden Frame Productions, is the Closing Night Film at their Festival in May.  Last year’s Closing Night Film, “Stakeland”, was later released in theaters in 2011 by IFC Films and Dark Sky Films.

Cell Count was the third of three feature films shot in 2011 from Wooden Frame Productions that utilized the Oregon state iOPIF rebate program which provides rebates of 20% of goods and services and 10% of Oregon labor for films produced by Oregon filmmakers who spend a minimum of $75,000 but not more than $750,000 on their project. Continue reading... “Portland Feature Film “Cell Count” World Premiere May 20th”

Northwest Film Finance Symposium

Want to know what Investors are looking for? Where in the World do we find Feature Distribution? The latest on Digital Distribution? The most effective types of Marketing?

Get the inside scoop on the indie film industry from a leading Hollywood executive and more than a dozen local experts when the 2012 NW Film Finance Symposium convenes on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10.  Presented by OMPA and POWFest, this year’s event will feature Stephanie Slack, Senior Vice President, Co-Productions & Acquisitions for MarVista Entertainment in Los Angeles. Continue reading... “Northwest Film Finance Symposium”

Change in Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service is revising the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, medical, or moving expense purposes and for determining the reimbursed amount of these expenses that is deemed substantiated. This modification results from recent increases in the price of fuel.

The revised standard mileage rates are:

(1) Business 55.5 cents per mile

(2) Medical and moving 23.5 cents per mile

The mileage rate that applies to the deduction for charitable contributions is fixed under § 170(i) of the Internal Revenue Code at 14 cents per mile. Continue reading... “Change in Mileage Rates”

Portland Monthly Magazine article about film in Oregon.

New article online and in the print version of Portland Monthly Magazine about what’s going on in Portland film.  Check it out!

Read the full article HERE. Continue reading... “Portland Monthly Magazine article about film in Oregon.”

Blue Like Jazz Shooting in Portland

Over four years ago, Steve Taylor and Ben Pearson sat down and wrote “Blue Like Jazz” a feature based on Donald Miller’s New York Times bestselling memoir by the same name.

We caught up with the crew on the set yesterday (they are shooting one more week in the Portland metro area).  They were excited to be seeing their project finally come to life and the whole funding route really is a great story in and of itself.  After Don Miller announced the project was dead due to lack of funding, a Kickstarter campaign began and after a while they were right there at the top of the leader-board.  Continue reading... “Blue Like Jazz Shooting in Portland”

The iOPIF Program Does Its Job – Funds Fully Committed

Crew at work on the set of "The Wait"

In the last few weeks there have been a number of projects that have applied for the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Program (iOPIF), and now all the available funds have been fully committed.  In total 13 projects have been qualified for the program and projects have been produced or are set to be produced in the Portland area, Central Oregon and Ashland.  The first project was the Brothers Freeman film “Wake Before I Die” back in January of this year.  Continue reading... “The iOPIF Program Does Its Job – Funds Fully Committed”

The Brave New World of Media – November 17

Digital media, the Internet, games and mobile applications have opened up new channels of distribution for film and television and offer tremendous opportunities for enterprising companies. The traditional model of media production is rapidly changing and it’s more important than ever to develop plans to fully leverage film, video and interactive  projects to reach audiences around the country and around the world.

Buy tickets online starting on Mon., Oct. 18th at Brown Paper Tickets. Continue reading... “The Brave New World of Media – November 17”

Eugene, OR Telecommuncations program has $$$ for you!

I just heard from Pam Berrian, Eugene’s Telecommunications & Cable Program Manager that she still has $20,000 available in their filmmaker equipment fund.  Please note that this pool of money must go towards the purchase of telecommunications equipment.  Pam and her department are big supporters of the film industry and it would be a shame to see this money not get spent on a film or TV project.  All remaining funds will go back into the city of Eugene’s reserve fund July 1, 2011.  Continue reading... “Eugene, OR Telecommuncations program has $$$ for you!”

Interesting Trend in Box Office Receipts

I was reading this post from Deadline Hollywood today that predicts that the U.S. box office receipts will only account for 30% of the total worldwide box office receipts by 2014.  That’s an amazing number.  Why?  Because it will most likely change the way films are developed.  If you’ve already noticed that there are more and more films out there that require less dialogue (think all of the comic book films and “Transformers”) it’s probably because the studios are looking to appeal to the world wide market more than before. Continue reading... “Interesting Trend in Box Office Receipts”