Multiple Emmy Nominations For “Portlandia”!

 

 

 

The 69th Emmy Awards nominations were again kind to #OregonMade “Portlandia“.  Three nominations were handed down for:

  • Best Variety Sketch Series
  • Outstanding Costume Design for Variety, Non-Fiction or Reality;  (“Carrie Dates a Hunk”).  Nominees; Amanda Needham Costume Designer, Jayme Hansen, Asst. Costume Designer, and Jordan Hamilton, Costume Supervisor
  • Production Design (“Fred’s Cell Phone Company”). Nominees; Schuyler Telleen, Production Designer, and Katherine Isom, Set Decorator

Also, Oregonian Ty Burrell, was nominated again for Supporting Actor in the ABC comedy “Modern Family” (eighth year he has been nominated), as well as Outstanding Actor in a Short, for “Boondoggle“. Continue reading... “Multiple Emmy Nominations For “Portlandia”!”

Travel Through Time With Uncage The Soul’s “Yesterday’s Tomorrow – A Portland Journey”

Another fantastic project from Uncage the Soul.  Travel back in time and see what Portland looked like way back when…  #OregonMade Continue reading... “Travel Through Time With Uncage The Soul’s “Yesterday’s Tomorrow – A Portland Journey””

“24 Hour Comic” Premiere delights

24 Hour Comic wowed an audience of fans and VIPs at Portland’s Laurelhurst Theater last night with its “Portland Premier” screening. 24 Hour Comic releases on iTunes and VOD on July 11th, and goes to Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival later this month. All this exposure means great things for Oregon filmmaker Milan Erceg.

“The single most important thing an audience can do to support an independent release at this stage is to buy it,” says Ryan Sage, executive producer of the project. Continue reading... ““24 Hour Comic” Premiere delights”

Bend, A Versatile Filming Location, Now Voted One of America’s “Best Towns” By Outside Magazine

Central Oregon has long been a versatile location for commercials and features, with sweeping high-desert landscapes, rushing white-water rivers, and roads that stretch for miles, and now Outside Magazine has recognized it’s hub, the city of Bend, as one of America’s “Best Towns” to live and work. We couldn’t agree more! Bend is not only a great location, with crew and services to call on, but it is also is a vibrant outdoor playground.  The city and surrounding areas have a “film friendly” reputation, with hundreds of viable, stunning locations. Continue reading... “Bend, A Versatile Filming Location, Now Voted One of America’s “Best Towns” By Outside Magazine”

#OregonMade Tripgrid Releases Disruptive Travel Planning Software Tailor-Made For The Entertainment Industry

Tripgrid automates a large portion of the trip planning process, saving time while helping teams get completely organized.

“We started working early on with companies who coordinate travel in the production world, we realized it was an intense amount of work and no one was building tools to solve their problems. Tripgrid turned out to be an absolute game-changer for them,” says CEO Jake Hoskins.

With large teams constantly on the road, most production companies employ full-time production coordinators to organize all the travel and logistics by building travel documents and call sheets and storing traveler details. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Tripgrid Releases Disruptive Travel Planning Software Tailor-Made For The Entertainment Industry”

How Do You “Break In” And Get Your Project Made?

We were recently approached by, Theo Friedman, a University of Oregon business alumnus, with an idea to create a report for the rookie filmmaker that would look at providing some answers to how projects get made.  Oregon Film, in conjunction with the University of Oregon’s Film Organization,  was able to introduce Friedman to a handful of Oregon filmmaker insiders and once all the information was in, Friedman created his report, that if you are curious you can check out here:

Film Financing – An Outsider’s Guide“. Continue reading... “How Do You “Break In” And Get Your Project Made?”

Portland Art Museum Screening “Shut Up Anthony” – Tonight!

In case you have not seen it, Kyle Eaton‘s “Shut Up Anthony“, is screening tonight at the Portland Art Museum (7pm). The indie comedy has been picking up traction and some nice reviews and recently won a Spirit Award (for Narrative Feature) at the Brooklyn Film Fest. Starring Robert A. D’Esposito (Anthony), and Katie Michels (Sam) and Noelle Eaton (Noelle), produced by David Cress. Oregonian composer, Mark Orton, created the music.(For full cast and crew see here.) Continue reading... “Portland Art Museum Screening “Shut Up Anthony” – Tonight!”

YouTube Red’s “Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge” Will Debut This Fall

Students listen to D’Wayne Edwards, third from right, as he gives advice during the WSC workshop at Pensole Footwear Design Academy in Portland. Photo Credit: Marcus Yam

YouTube Red, producer Ken Mok (“America’s Next Top Model”), and D’Wayne Edwards of Pensole’s design lab in Portland, team up to create this new unscripted competition series.

The idea of the competition is to simulate the competitive world of sneaker design with four teams of twelve vying for an opportunity to work at Adidas in production design. Continue reading... “YouTube Red’s “Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge” Will Debut This Fall”

Netflix Dramedy, “Everything Sucks”, Shooting In Oregon City

“Everything Sucks”, a high school coming of age dramedy, set in the late 1990’s Oregon, is currently shooting in Oregon City.  The Netflix series will shoot 10 half hour episodes here in Oregon over the coming weeks.

“Everything Sucks” was created by Ben York Jones, and Michael Mohan, and is being produced by Midnight Radio, and is described as a, “quirky, funny coming-of-age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, an A/V club and a Drama club who collide in 1996 Oregon.”  Continue reading... “Netflix Dramedy, “Everything Sucks”, Shooting In Oregon City”

Indiana Johana Ventures Into New Territory For Student Film

Producers and University of Oregon students Tanner Staab and Claire Williams sought to create a mini series on an entirely new scale, breaking common trends in student film. They wanted an adventure, a show that would not only have appeal outside of the student body, but also take them far from the often-used filming locations around the University of Oregon campus. These objectives soon became Indiana Johana: An Action RPG Adventure.

Producer and Director Tanner Staab (right) gives notes to actors as Episode 4 DP Cairo Smith (left) reviews the shot list

Featuring locations in the Deschutes National Park, the old-West ghost town of Shaniko, and even Mt. Continue reading... “Indiana Johana Ventures Into New Territory For Student Film”