The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid – Cast Iron Studios

  We will be making a series of blog posts on a variety of production businesses here in Oregon – we want to know what creative options have been put in place to offset the disruption that Covid-19 has caused.  Like so many other businesses, the Oregon production community has been hit hard by the […]

Remembering Anne Richardson

Our community lost someone this week who has given us all laughter, entertainment, education, friendship and a deep connection to our history. Anne Richardson grew up in Portland and continued to give back to our community for all of her life.  Amongst so many other things, Anne started and directed the annual Oregon Film History […]

Ashland Is On The Oregon Film Trail With Two New Signs!

The 18th and 19th signs on the Oregon Film Trail are now installed in the City of Ashland – they celebrate the town’s starring role in “Wild” and the historic Oregon Shakespeare Festival as inspiration for “Coraline”.  The signs are now located in the Downtown Plaza, and at the intersection of Pioneer Street and East […]

The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid – Conversation With Koerner Camera

Like so many other businesses, the Oregon production community has been hit hard by the havoc that Covid-19 has wreaked.  Many community partners have come together to provide up-to-date information on safety procedures and new protocol guidelines that are being improved upon on all the time.  (OMPA has the latest here.) As production has slowly […]

Portland, Tillamook Coast, The Gorge, & Oregon Wine Country Is The Setting For 18th Season Of “Top Chef” !

The popular Bravo series, “Top Chef” will be mainly based in Portland for its 18th season.  They will also be making the most of Oregon’s varied culinary scene by visiting the Tillamook coast, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Tualatin and Willamette Valley wine country. The new season will feature Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and […]

Northwest Film Center Announces PIFF 2.0

The Northwest Film Center announces PIFF 2.0, reimagining the final days of the 43rd Portland International Film Festival. From October 1 to 3, 2020, PIFF 2.0 will present 10 films, talks, and happy hours from Northwest and International filmmakers, offered in virtual screening and events as well as new additions to the Film Center’s popular […]

Deep Sky Animates a Five-Part Series for The Smashing Pumpkins

Episodes 1 & 2 of The Smashing Pumpkins’ new five-part animated series “In Ashes,” animated by Portland’s Deep Sky, are now available. Deep Sky collaborated directly with Billy Corgan over the last 6 months to translate his narrative vision into cinematic form, set to the soundtrack of the band’s newest song releases. Episode 1 – […]

“PHOENIX, OREGON” Movie’s Namesake, the City of Phoenix, OR, Wiped Out by Wildfire but the Producers Seek Funds to Rebuild

In the evening of Tuesday, September 8, 2020, a fast moving wildfire swept through the town of Phoenix, Oregon burning hundreds of homes and businesses, leaving almost the entire town flattened. This is an especially monumental blow to the filmmaking team behind the 2020 theatrically-released comedy “Phoenix, Oregon”. Not only is the film named after […]

SmithRock.Com – An Extra Resource For Filming At Smith Rock State Park

SmithRock.com is an owner-run resource for people wanting to visit Smith Rock State Park, and pitches itself as, “an independent online guide for adventurers” that want to explore the park. For productions thinking of shooting at the Smith Rock State Park, you must first contact the park manager (at 541-548-7501) for all permit requests and […]

#OregonMade “The Waterman” To Premiere At TIFF

#OregonMade, “The Waterman” is Golden Globe-nominated actor, David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut and will feature in the  Toronto International Film Festival lineup for 2020 as one of the festival’s special events.   “The Water Man” is one of two specially selected family films for the festival and stars Oyelowo alongside Rosario Dawson, Maria Bello and […]