Will Cylvia Hayes, Oregon’s First Lady, Be Transformed Into A “Wesen” Monster?

Hopefully, wherever you are, you will be in the dark on Saturday, 23rd March, between the hour of 8.30 and 9.30PM!  Join many from around the world and turn off your lights in honor of The World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2013. Now in its second year, the WWF’s Earth Hour challenge aims to empower individuals, […]

Considering Switching to LEDs For Your (Green) Production Lighting Needs?

  Right here in Oregon, tucked away in Hillsboro since 2007, is one of the leading manufacturers of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry.  Meet Zylight LLC, they build “easy-to-use LED lighting systems based on state-of-the-art technologies, producing fully calibrated bright white light, as well as any color – forever […]

Oregon Film Office Says Thanks To “Leverage” For Four Great Seasons Shooting In Portland By Donating Neighborhood Trees

The Oregon Film & Television Office thanked Leverage for four great seasons shooting in the Portland Metro area by donating four trees to be planted in metro neighborhoods through the  Friends Of Trees non-profit program.  Leverage’s Producer, Dean Devlin,  was presented with a certificate noting the dates and neighborhoods the trees will be planted by […]

Green Happenings – Walking The Green Talk

Last week I attended the Go Green Portland conference with such speakers as Cylvia Hayes, the founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, (a clean economy consulting firm) and partner of Gov. John Kitzhaber; Duncan Wyse, president of the Oregon Business Council; Carol Sanford, author of “The Responsible Business” and Nick Barham of Weiden and Kennedy.   […]

The Living River Film Festival: Oct 12-14

This October, the McKenzie River Trust invites you to enjoy a weekend of films and events that focus a lens on the amazing landscapes of Oregon, and beyond. These films cast a whole new light on the rivers in our own backyards, exploring and celebrating our relationship to the lands and rivers that surround us. Opening Night […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Local Nursery Supply Chain Fulfills “Grimm’s” Green Needs

The second video in our Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” series (above) follows the local supply chain that is utilized to provide the unique greenery needed for NBC’s “Grimm.” In order to provide the trees, bushes and plants that help create “Grimm’s” eerie atmosphere, the show’s greensman, Charlie Carlsen, looks to local nurseries […]

Sustainable Business Oregon Talks Green Impact

Lee van Der Voo, a contributing writer for Sustainable Business Oregon contacted our office last week to find out more about sustainable production efforts and practices that are taking place on set and in production offices in Oregon.  You can read the whole article in their news section here. Sustainable Business Oregon is a “publication […]

Top Gear USA – Can You Get From Portland to San Francisco On Just One Tank Of Gas?

We will find out tonight if it’s possible to drive from Portland to San Fransisco on just one tank of gas. The History Channel’s  Top Gear USA series, modeled after the UK BBC series of the same name, has a similar set up with weekly car challenges and rewards.  Tonight’s challenge takes presenters, Tanner Foust, […]

“Grimm” Honored with Environmental Award

NBC Universal’s series, “Grimm” was honored for it’s environmentally friendly production practices at the 33rd Annual Travel Portland Tourism and Hospitality Industry Awards last week.  This award recognizes environmentally friendly business practices that “help sustain Oregon’s exceptional quality of life”. “Grimm” has utilized many local green and sustainable vendors during season 1 and plans on […]

Wheel of Fortune – Going Green Week From Portland

This year marks the fifth season that Wheel of Fortune has featured a “Going Green” theme week. In past seasons, Pat and Vanna have offered viewers tips for going green and have shared updates about what Sony Pictures is doing to keep the studio lot environmentally-friendly.  As well as the kick off Going Green Week, […]