Central Oregon Hosts Feature Film, "The Wait"

The Wait shooting at Black Butte Ranch - M Blash, Brian Mazzola, Greg Schmidt

The Wait, a drama, written and directed by Oregonian, M.Blash (Lying), and starring Chloe Sevigny (Lying, Big Love, Boys Don’t Cry) , Luke Grimes (Brothers & Sisters) and Jena Malone (Lying, Into The Wild, Pride and Prejudice) was shot entirely on location in Central Oregon, specifically Black Butte Ranch as well as Sisters.  Ryan Crisman, Neil Kopp and David Guy Levy produced.  Continue reading... “Central Oregon Hosts Feature Film, "The Wait"”

"Meeks Cutoff" in Competition at the Venice Intl. Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival announced that Kelly Reichardt’s feature “Meeks Cutoff” which was shot in Burns, OR, will be in competition at this year’s festival in September. The film was produced by Oregon native Neil Kopp and it is his third film with Kelly (“Old Joy” and “Wendy and Lucy“).  The film stars Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, and Paul Dano.  Recently Paul Dano talked about filming “Meeks” in this interview.    For those who don’t know the story behind the making of the film, it’s pretty remarkable that they were even able to complete the film. Continue reading... “"Meeks Cutoff" in Competition at the Venice Intl. Film Festival”

"Stand by Me" 25th Anniversary Celebration July 24th

"Stand by Me"

Brownsville, Oregon is about to come alive with “Stand By Me” fans!

Twenty-five years ago, Rob Reiner and his crew came to Brownsville to make the movie Stand By Me.  On Saturday, July 24th, Brownsville will be celebrating the movie’s anniversary with an event that’s fun for all ages.

There will be an amateur pie eating contest (where contestants eat blueberry pie with both hands behind their backs); dancing with a live band playing 50’s music; an old car cruise in; a photo display of pictures taken behind the scenes in 1985 and lots of other things to do and see. Continue reading... “"Stand by Me" 25th Anniversary Celebration July 24th”

Hinge Digital Officially Launches

Thanks to the help of the local PR firm Liaison, Hinge Digital is looking to make a big splash in the animation, visual effects, and digital media industry.  Today Liaison put out the news that the company is officially announcing the launch of their full service facility.  The company was founded by Roland Gauthier, Michael Kuehn, and Alex Tysowsky and quietly they have been able to do land some significant projects.

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Oregon Film Highlighted in the Hollywood Reporter

(Originally posted at http://www.oregonfilmandtvdollars.com)

Oregon’s film industry got quite the write-up yesterday in the Hollywood Reporter! The producers of TNT’s Leverage had wonderful things to say about shooting in Oregon, including this quote about Oregon’s talent from Co-Creator Jon Rogers:

“When we got up there we were expecting to fly in three or four cast members an episode, but we average about one or two,” co-creator/executive producer John Rogers says. “Some of the (local) actors have been so good, we’ve made them recurring characters on the show.”

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What Can the Oregon Film Industry Expect From a New Governor?

*Note: This is an opinion piece written by Portland-area actor Harold Phillips and originally posted on his blog at http://trishandharold.blogspot.com.  The views expressed here are his own, and are not necessarily the views of the administrators of the Oregon Confluence blog.

Well, someone out there gets it! Take a look at what showed up in my change yesterday when I bought a Viso at my corner mini-mart!

While the legality of writing on US currency is a bit questionable, the message is clear – the Film and TV industry in Oregon is bringing money into the economy! Continue reading... “What Can the Oregon Film Industry Expect From a New Governor?”

Yogi Bear Visits Silver Falls State Park

50 ft technocrane on a platform at the top of South Falls, Silver Falls State Park

Yogi Bear shot and completed filming on this live action 3D animated film project in New Zealand earlier this year but production needed some further shots for the opening scenes.  After scouting Oregon and a few other states, Silver Falls State Park was deemed dramatic and on a grand enough scale to easily portray Jellystone Park.  Continue reading... “Yogi Bear Visits Silver Falls State Park”

Never Say Die: The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration

Friday to Monday, June 4 – 7, 2010

Cast members that will be attending include:

Corey Feldman, who played Mouth

Curt Hanson, who portrayed Mr. Perkins – the richest man in Astoria.

We are in conversations with several other cast members and producers about their attendance at the event and will know soon if their schedule will allow for them to join us.  We’ll announce them here as soon as we know!  You can view many more details about the event after the jump. Continue reading... “Never Say Die: The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration”