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 21. Here are the details of the tax credit auction.)
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 know that there is only time for one more OPIF auction this year so we will be working hard to make sure all $4,000,000 sells out in the designated time frame.
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 in OPIF will go from $6million a year to $10million a year. Other important legislation that will positively affect Oregon’s film, television, and digital media industry includes HB 5028 which allows the Oregon Innovation Council to fund the Oregon Story Board, and SB 836 which exempts film, tv and theartical hair, and make-up professionals from certain cosmetology regulations. Continue reading... “Oregon Legislature Round-Up – Transformational for Oregon’s Film, TV, and Digital Media Industry”
Polluted Pictures (Cell Count) is proud to announce that, Producer Christian Burgess and horror movie icon Bill Oberst Jr., have been officially attached to be a part of the “Love Sick” production later this fall.
“To say that I’m excited about this movie would be an understatement,” says writer and director Todd E. Freeman. “This is a very personal project that is based in a very real time in my life when I wasn’t sure if I was going to be with the woman that I loved until the day I died.
The Oregon Department of Revenue in conjunction with the Oregon Film & Video Office will be auctioning off $6million worth of tax credit certificates beginning July 8. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Oregon Production Investment Fund. This fund is an important tool in recruiting film and television production to Oregon. The auction will conclude on July 17. All bids will not be considered final until bankable funds have been received by the Oregon Department of Revenue. The funds must be received by July 24. Continue reading... “Oregon Production Investment Fund Tax Credit Auction – July 8-17”
Did you see these bumpers stickers last week in Salem during “Industry Day”?
Did You Know. . . . . is a new awareness campaign, created in partnership with the film community, that aims to illustrate facts that enlighten the public and the business community alike, to the extended benefits of having a thriving film, TV and multimedia industry in Oregon.
So don’t say you weren’t invited: We want you. We need you. Please forward, post, blog, write a letter, phone bank, take a bus, ride a carpool, Facebook and Tweet asap. But most important: Attend or support Industry Day on May 2nd.
Teaser Poster for the feature film Cell Count II: Blood Count
PORTLAND, Oregon (January 17, 2013) The feature film “Cell Count” went to film festivals all over the world in 2012 and is now available on all leading digital VOD stores including iTunes. It is now the Freeman Brothers’ profound pleasure to present the Teaser poster for the upcoming sequel entitled “Cell Count II: Blood Count.”
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