KGW’s Hello, Rose City! Explores Oregon Film Trail!

Hello, Rose City! Explores the Oregon Film Trail

Tim Williams (Oregon Film) chatted with Lacey Evans, presenter of Hello, Rose City! on KWG this morning all about the Oregon Film Trail.

Just in time for some “set-jetting” in this nice weather! Enjoy!

 

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New Sign Unveiled in Baker City, Enhancing the “Eastern Loop” of the Oregon Film Trail

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The Oregon Film Trail, known for its markers at iconic Oregon film locations, will unveil its newest sign on the north exterior wall of the historic Geiser Grand Hotel.  The new Trail marker commemorates the film version of the Broadway musical comedy, “Paint Your Wagon”, a beloved production that featured Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The public was invited to attend and some attendees shared their filming stories from their time working on”Paint Your Wagon”. Many local Baker County residents were hired to work as crew and background actors, and some provided pictures and anecdotes at the event of their time working on the show. Continue reading... “New Sign Unveiled in Baker City, Enhancing the “Eastern Loop” of the Oregon Film Trail”

Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update

As we head into a new year, it is a good time to reflect on our work and mandates and share what we’re up to here at Oregon Film. Do You Know What (Y)Our Film Office Does?

Who Are We? We are a small (4 people) semi-independent state agency. We work closely with other agencies such as:

  • Business Oregon
  • Travel Oregon
  • Department of Revenue
  • Oregon Parks & Recreation (Oregon State Parks)
  • Oregon Governor’s Office

We are overseen by a 5 member board of directors that is appointed by the Governor. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update”

AM NorthWest Gets Updated With Tim Williams’ On The Oregon Film Trail & Set-Jetting In Oregon

In case you missed it, Tim Williams (Executive Director, Oregon Film) gives an Oregon Film Trail update to KATU. If you would like to know more about Oregon’s contribution to set-jetting (AKA Film Tourism) please get in touch. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Are you an Oregon movie buff? Are you using the film tourism app from our partners, SetJetters? Do you know of a film scene location that you would like to tell us about? Continue reading... “AM NorthWest Gets Updated With Tim Williams’ On The Oregon Film Trail & Set-Jetting In Oregon”

Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)

“What does Oregon Film do?”  Do you know?

We’re the state film office. Or, the State Film Commission. Or, Oregon Film as some call it. And, as such, we are tasked with growing the film, television, commercial, interactive, and media industry here in Oregon. We bring attention to, elevate, and support the industry in many different ways.

Project support. We think that Customer Service means a great deal. Therefore, we make sure we are responsive, it doesn’t matter if a project is big or small, from out-of-state, or coming from one of our local producers or companies. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Do You Know Who We Are and What We Do? (June 2023)”

The Confused Breakfast Podcast Visits The Short Circuit House In Astoria

Our friends at the Confused Breakfast podcast are at it again – they just made their second field trip to Astoria and this time to visit the Short Circuit House. 

The Confused Breakfast podcast takes its listeners and viewers on a “nostalgic journey back to the movie rental store era and the amazing movies from our childhood that we all know and love. With the benefit of 20+ years of hindsight, we revisit and dissect these classic movies to see if they still move us the way they did as kids. Continue reading... “The Confused Breakfast Podcast Visits The Short Circuit House In Astoria”

Baker’s Place On Oregon’s Film Trail

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Oregon is featured in more than 500 films, and a project by the state film office is marking movie locations with informational signs.

Baker County has three signs, all dedicated to the 1969 musical “Paint Your Wagon,” which was filmed here in 1968.

The markers can be found outside Baker Heritage Museum, 2480 Grove St., inside the lodge at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort, and outside the city hall in Richland, once the ground thaws (this one will eventually be placed at Richland’s future playground).

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Stand By Me Day Is Back! July 23rd – Brownsville, Oregon

With less than a month to go until Stand By Me Day 2022 (July 23rd),  the Linn County Historical Museum and the historic town of Brownville are busy putting the final touches on its biggest celebration yet.  In honor of the 36th anniversary of the release of this movie classic, they are pulling out all the stops!  Stand By Me Day falls on a Saturday this year giving the town the opportunity to welcome fans from all over the world.  Continue reading... “Stand By Me Day Is Back! July 23rd – Brownsville, Oregon”

Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)

What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”

Oregon Film Trail Adds Canby’s, Eco Park!

City of Canby officials with the newest sign on the Oregon Film Trail.

The City of Canby’s Eco Park was added to the Oregon Film Trail and commemorated with a community dedication. NBC’s “Grimm” was filmed in the city’s Eco Park in early 2014.  The public celebration was held on Friday, October 29th right in beautiful Eco Park. Canby City’s Economic Development Department assisted production crews to identify a location by providing access to the park and found parking to store trailers, equipment, and crew facilities. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Trail Adds Canby’s, Eco Park!”