iOPIF to Begin Accepting New Applications May 5th

As we near July and the beginning of a new fiscal year, we are preparing to open up the application process for our “local filmmaker” program, commonly referred to as the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF). We will begin accepting iOPIF applications on May 5th, 2014.  Our iOPIF Advisory Committee will evaluate all applications submitted between May 5th […]

SourceOregon Production Directory Released

Union member listings enrich Oregon’s film, TV, commercial & interactive media production directory To help studios and producers stay on top of crew and resources and to promote Oregon’s unique production advantages, the trade group Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) has released the 2014 SourceOregon, a directory of the professional crew, talent, vendors and support services […]

Moviemaker Magazine Awards Two Oregon Cities With Honors For “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2014”!

In years gone by, Moviemaker Magazine lumped together big city and small town to compete for the sought after title of, “Best Places To Live and Work as a Moviemaker”.  This year, the magazine has split their list into three components: Top Big Cities (they define as more than 50,000 residents) Top Small Cities (100,000) […]

OMPA Annual Meeting: Live stream 7pm Tuesday

Oregon Media Production Association celebrates achievements of commercial, film, TV and interactive media production in Oregon at their annual meeting on Tuesday night. The meeting will be streamed live beginning at 7pm PST and running for one hour. The streaming link can be found on www.ompa.org or by searching Livestream.com. At OMPA’s annual meeting the […]

Oregon Film Incentive Update – Incentives Available in OPIF and iOPIF

With 2014 coming quickly, we thought it would be a good idea to send out an update on the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF) and the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF).     Oregon Production Investment Fund In October we completed our second tax credit auction and successfully sold out the remaining tax credits […]

Polluted Pictures premieres new film online

Director of last year’s Cell Count makes new short film “M is for Marriage” to be considered as part of the ABC’s of Death 2 anthology film. PORTLAND, Oregon (October 28, 2013)  Polluted Pictures (Cell Count) and Lyon Films (The Tell) are proud to announce their new film “M is for Marriage” is now available for […]

OPIF Tax Credit Auction is Open – DOR Website is Up

The October Oregon Production Investment Fund Auction is now open.  This time the total amount of tax credits to be auctioned will be $4,000,000.  The process will be exactly like the successful auction conducted in July.  It’s important to know that there is only time for one more OPIF auction this year so we will […]

New iOPIF Application Available Online – Includes Post-production and Video Games

On October 7, HB 3367 becomes law.  This is significant in several ways for Oregon’s film, television, and digital media industry.  The most obvious change is the increase in the annual amount of OPIF tax credits to $10million a year. (By the way, we’re selling the remaining $4million of tax credits for 2013 beginning on October […]

New OPIF Tax Credit Auction Announced for October 21-25

As a result of the legislation passed this year, Oregon’s Department of Revenue will be conducting another tax credit auction for the Oregon Production Investment Fund.  This time the total amount of tax credits to be auctioned will be $4,000,000.  The process will be exactly like the successful auction conducted in July.  It’s important to […]

Oregon Legislature Round-Up – Transformational for Oregon’s Film, TV, and Digital Media Industry

On Monday July 8, the 2013 Oregon Legislative session wrapped up, and it has proven to be a landmark legislative session.  On Monday morning the House concurred with the amendments the Senate passed for HB 3367 over the weekend resulting in an increase annual allocation for the Oregon Production Investment Fund tax credit.  The allocation […]