Call for Submissions: OMPA Juneteenth Homepage Takeover

In honor of Juneteenth—a holiday commemorating the freeing of slaves in 1865—OMPA is dedicating the space of our homepage to celebrating Black creators. From June 19-26, our homepage will be a vibrant mosaic of projects and stories from our Black community members. We’ll be promoting the takeover to the community at large, encouraging them to […]

Oregon Film: Who We Are And What We Do – 2021

We are finally seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel for many of us. This doesn’t mean the work is done or there won’t be challenges and changes going forward, but it does mean that we are starting to see more opportunity and more creativity in all areas of our industry […]

Coming Soon: “Hello From Nowhere,” The Laugh-out-Loud Oregon-Set Musical Thriller You’ve Been Waiting For

Crunchy  Pictures is currently wrapping up post-production on their new musical comedy thriller, HELLO FROM NOWHERE. The project is directed by Anthony Orkin, and stars Summer Rain Menkee, John Armour, Denah Angel, G. Scott Brown, and Sean Paul Ross. It will be released in late 2021.  HELLO FROM NOWHERE is set in the woods of Oregon, […]

Oregon Adventurers Set Out To Prove WHO’S ON TOP? In New Doc

Who’s on Top? is a feature-length documentary that shines a spotlight on a diverse group of the LGBTQ+ community to challenge stereotypes about gender and sexuality in outdoor recreation. Historically excluded and ostracized as not belonging to the adventurer community, the climbers tackle not only a mountain but assumptions about who they are and how they […]

City Of Oregon City Joins The Oregon Film Trail

James Graham and Matthew Weintraub (City of Oregon City) unveil the newest Oregon Film Trail sign. A brand new Oregon Film Trail sign has been installed and was unveiled today in Oregon City, honoring the town’s starring role as a location in the popular teen drama, “Twilight.” It sits along the McLoughlin Promenade, overlooking the […]

The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid 19 – Lauren Henry, Talented Animals

In our series of blog posts – the “New Normal” – we are looking at what creative options have been put in place to offset the disruption that Covid-19 has caused for production businesses here in Oregon.  This month we caught up with Lauren Henry and Talented Animals one of the Pacific Northwest’s busiest Animal […]

THREE Oregon Film Festivals Make MovieMaker “50 Fests Worth the Entry Fee” List.

BendFilm, Ashland International Film Festival, and Portland Film Festival all earned their place on MovieMaker’s “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” – read all about it here.

KGW8 Reports On Resilience Of The Production Industry During The Pandemic

Katherine Cook, KGW8, reports on how the film, television, and animation industry has shown resilience despite this tough pandemic.  Read the full story here.

A Groundswell Of independent Filmmaking Is Gathering Steam In Eugene.

Eugene has long been an attraction for filmmaking of the Hollywood variety (“Animal House”, “Without Limits”, “Drive, He Said”, “The High Co$T of Living”, “Without Limits”, “Five Easy Pieces”, “Stand By Me” and “Personal Best” to name a few) and more recently there has been a groundswell of independent filmmaking gathering steam in Eugene. Support […]

Earth Day – April 22 – Let’s Restore Our Earth! Read How You Can Get Involved.

The sun is out, the weather is starting to perk up, and during these Covid days, it seems as though many of us are spending more time outside than usual. Let’s keep the momentum going!  Earth Day (April 22) is a good way to keep momentum and a call to restore our earth! There are […]