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.
Every year we give a grateful shout out to people and businesses in Oregon who have been integral in helping production during the year. At our Annual Meeting in December (more details to follow) several awards and achievements recognizing the importance of innovation, vendors and services to the film and TV industry will be presented by Governor Kulongoski.
Innovation In Media Award – for progress and innovation across all mediums
Film Advocate – in appreciation and recognition for on-going support and leadership to the Oregon film and TV industry
Green Leader Award – an addition this year, for vendors or services that have contributed to making the film and TV industry more sustainable
Gearhead Grip & Electric has been practicing sustainable methods for a long time – full recycling on it’s trucks and trash disposal for customers, green holiday gifts etc etc. – but last week they took their commitment to the next level when Don Rohrbacker decided to employ about 15 brush-munching goats to clear their truck yard (a 50 x 50 foot lot). Continue reading... “Go Green -Got Goats?”
I just got an email update from Lyla Foggia about the current film she’s promoting – “Deep Green”. The documentary was written, produced, and directed by first-time filmmaker Matt Briggs. After years of witnessing the slow decline of Oregon’s forests, Matt decided to travel the world to find out what we are doing to solve the global warming issue. What he found was solutions to the problem, and the film is an informative detailing of the solutions we as individuals and as a society can enact immediately. Continue reading... “"Deep Green" – A Good Case Study in Good PR”
Greenlit documented the making of the feature film The River Why and the trials and tribulations that go with trying to green a film set. I had a chance to ask Lauren Selman, (Reel Green Media) the hired set “greener” for The River Why production, a few questions:
GOFT: What was the hardest hurdle to overcome when shooting The River Why – from a green standpoint…..set recycling, water bottles on set, transportation, services etc.??
Playing in the Ashland Independent Film Festival this year (April 8-12) is “Greenlit,” the documentary chronicling the attempt to make the feature film, “The River Why “green” from pre through post-production. The film portrays the enthusiasm, challenges and successes when trying to green a film. “The River Why” was shot entirely on location in Oregon.
Following the screening of “Greenlit,” a panel will discuss what it means to live and work green in the entertainment industry.
Why not use the global lights out to shine a light on your businesses commitment to sustainable practices? March 27th, at 8:30 pm, lights will be going out all over the planet to make a stand against climate change. You can learn more and post your pictures at: