Help Save Movie Madness!

Help Save MovieMadness!

Help the Hollywood Theatre save legendary Portland video store Movie Madness and its world-class collection of 80,000+ titles.

The Kickstarter page outlines the plan: “Movie Madness is a Portland institution. Known for its vast collection, knowledgeable staff, and display cases full of legendary film props, the iconic Belmont storefront has a deserved reputation as one of the best video stores in the country.

But now Movie Madness is in danger of closing forever. The Hollywood Theatre has the chance to purchase Movie Madness and fold it into our nonprofit, ensuring that this invaluable collection remains available to Oregonians for years to come. Continue reading... “Help Save Movie Madness!”

Spotlight On #OregonMade Locations Scout – Dave Schelske

Surveyors Ridge south of Hood River (photo: Dave Schelske, NW Locations)
Location is Surveyors Ridge south of Hood River (Photo: Dave Schelske)

Dave Schelske is a local photographer, scout and certified drone operator in the Portland area with over 20 years of location experience.  Schelske – “Most of my work has been with outdoor recreation client for national print ad campagins and TV. I have a large library of backcountry locations both here in the NW and around the country.  On location is where I love to be, so when I’m not out on a job, you can usually find me out exploring new places, shooting stock images and mentally logging in new locations for future projects.”

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The LAIKA Experience – At The Portland Art Museum – “Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA”

Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA” is a “brand new “ exhibit and behind-the-scenes interactive look at LAIKA’s creative process, that promises to take the visitor inside the world of animation. LAIKA’s artistry and technology illustrate how the feature films, “Coraline”, “ParaNorman”, “The Box Trolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings,” were made. “Through behind-the-scenes photography, video clips and physical artwork from its films, visitors will be immersed in LAIKA’s creative process, exploring the production design, sets, props, puppets, costumes, and world-building that have become the studio’s hallmarks. Continue reading... “The LAIKA Experience – At The Portland Art Museum – “Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA””

New Teaser From TNT – Season 4 Of “The Librarians”

The new season of TNT’s  “The Librarians” will premiere with two episodes on a new night; Wednesday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.  Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Harlan Kim star in the series along with Emmy-winner John Larroquette. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) will be back as “Flynn Carsen” in seven of twelve episodes in this upcoming season.

#OregonMade “The Librarians” is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin and Noah Wyle. Continue reading... “New Teaser From TNT – Season 4 Of “The Librarians””

Praise for 24 Hour Comic

Comic-Con screening follows national distribution for Oregon comics doc

Cartoonist-stars Paul Guinan and David Chelsea join filmmaker Milan Erceg to celebrate 24 Hour Comic screening at San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival.
Cartoonist-stars Paul Guinan and David Chelsea join filmmaker Milan Erceg to celebrate 24 Hour Comic screening at San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival.

The biggest little indie feature doc in Oregon, 24 Hour Comic, screened at the San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival this July. Director Milan Erceg, whose film documents a marathon of comic book creation, says the recognition from Comic-Con film festival “is about the biggest honor we could have.” Continue reading... “Praise for 24 Hour Comic”

Oregon Locations Shine In “Lean on Pete”

Lean On Pete” has been collecting some great reviews, and has already premiered internationally in the Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, and also screened in the US at Telluride.   Writer-Director, Andrew Haigh  (“45 Years”) adapted Willy Vlautin’s 2010 novel of the same name, that shot in Oregon last summer.  The #OregonMade feature made great use of locations, shooting in NE , and SE Portland, at the Portland Meadows race track, a family ranch in Molalla, and out in eastern Oregon in Burns, Hines, and at the Harney County fairgrounds.  Continue reading... “Oregon Locations Shine In “Lean on Pete””

World Premiere Of North Of Blue By Indie Animation Queen – Joanna Priestley

WORLD PREMIERE OF “North Of Blue” BY INDIE ANIMATION QUEEN – JOANNA PRIESTLEY

Acclaimed Indie animation queen Joanna Priestley has jumped off the deep end of the image pool into a luscious, mind bending, abstract animated feature film that will premiere at the Hollywood Theatre (Portland, OR) on September 21, 2017 at 7 PM. North of Blue (60 min.) began in the mysterious winter landscape of the far north where Priestley was filmmaker-in-residence at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City, Canada. Continue reading... “World Premiere Of North Of Blue By Indie Animation Queen – Joanna Priestley”

“Portlandia” Wraps After 8 Successful Seasons – Celebration And Plaque Dedication For City Hall

A celebration of Cast and Crew, gathered at Arbor Lodge Park today. Cast, Crew, Producers, and city officials gathered to celebrate 8 successful seasons of IFC’s and Broadway Video’s “Portlandia” shooting in Portland. The unveiling and dedication of a “Portlandia” plaque was then gifted to City Hall. The plaque will be placed near a specially commissioned “put a bird on it” bench on the third floor of Portland City Hall, outside the Mayor’s office. Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Wraps After 8 Successful Seasons – Celebration And Plaque Dedication For City Hall”

Raiders Of The Lost Archive – Back To School With “Up The Creek” (1984)

 

This week we take a creek less traveled to the center of the state and explore a comedy that only the 1980’s could’ve created and then the rest of history has somewhat ignored. Along the way we connect the dots between an Astoria artist, the cast of “Animal House,” “Ghostbusters,” “Hill Street Blues,” and “Porky’s” and throw in a creator of “Grimm” for good measure, all the while never taking our eye off that wet and wild…creek: the Deschutes River. Continue reading... “Raiders Of The Lost Archive – Back To School With “Up The Creek” (1984)”

Eastern Oregon Film Company

My name is Steve West and I am new to “The Confluence” but not new to making film in Oregon. I am located in La Grande and for the last fourteen years we have produced episodic adventure based outdoor television for The Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and other networks. However in the last two years we have started a more well rounded media house with documentary projects, commercials, and producing television for other people and companies.

We are now set up to start shooting specialty video for other producers of television or movies. Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Film Company”