Hand-made in Oreogn: LAIKA’s New Website and Featured Video


In addition to this week’s announcement of their two new feature film projects, Oregon’s LAIKA animation studio also rolled out a newly designed website including  the beautiful video embedded above.  The video provides unique insight into who LAIKA is, and how they combine a classic hand-made artisan craft with cutting edge technology to achieve spectacular results.  And best of all, they are doing it all right here in Oregon!

We think this exemplifies what the storytellers of our local film and media industry aspire to do; to build on our knowledge and experience from the past while embracing the technology and promise of the future.  Continue reading... “Hand-made in Oreogn: LAIKA’s New Website and Featured Video”

LAIKA and Focus Features Announce Two New Feature Film Projects in Oregon


NEW YORK and PORTLAND, OR, May 4, 2011 – Focus Features and LAIKA, the two companies behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline are reteaming for LAIKA’s next two projects. The first of the duo, ParaNorman, will be released nationwide on August 17th, 2012. The second, yet-to-be-named, picture will be released nationwide in 2014. Following the groundbreaking Coraline, ParaNorman is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. Continue reading... “LAIKA and Focus Features Announce Two New Feature Film Projects in Oregon”

Webvisions: OMPA Opening Night Event

Wednesday, May 25th
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Spirit of 77
500 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland

Join OMPA members for the opening night celebration and get a peek of what the conference has in store for digital storytellers as well as meet Douglas Rushkoff and other visionaries.

Click here to RSVP for this event! Continue reading... “Webvisions: OMPA Opening Night Event”

BridgePort Brewing Presents Sound + Vision Fest at Hollywood Theatre

BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, is proud to announce this year’s “Sound and Vision Fest” taking place at the Hollywood Theatre to benefit restoration projects at the 85 year-old Portland landmark.

The festival was created to showcase new or existing collaborations between musicians and filmmakers, exploring how the moving image informs musical performance and vice versa. Each night of the festival will be curated by a different local artist and will feature a mixture of film screenings and live music from favorite local bands. Continue reading... “BridgePort Brewing Presents Sound + Vision Fest at Hollywood Theatre”

Portland-made Film Avails Itself of Rebate Program, Hits Big Screen

Shawn Levy from the Oregonian wrote an article about the upcoming premiere of the first iOPIF movie to be produced, “Wake Before I Die.”

Read the Oregonian article HERE.


Sunday May 15, 2011  Free admission!

McMenamins Bagdad Theater at 6 PM

Portland, OR – April 22, 2011 –  Directed by brothers, Todd and Jason Freeman, and filmed entirely in Portland Oregon, the new motion picture, “Wake Before I Die,” stars an all local cast and crew showcasing all that Oregon has to offer. Continue reading... “Portland-made Film Avails Itself of Rebate Program, Hits Big Screen”

Music From The Film “Winter’s Bone” Performed Live

Mike Thrasher Presents:

Music from the film “Winter’s Bone” performed live. Featuring Marideth Sisco, Dennis Crider, Bo Brown, Van Colbert, Tedi May & Linda Stoffel.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Aladdin Theater 503-233-1994
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR
8pm (doors open at 7pm). All Ages.
$15.00 advance tix from Ticketmaster.
$18.00 at the door.
Patrons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Continue reading... “Music From The Film “Winter’s Bone” Performed Live”

Colour Box Announces HD/Film Makeup Workshops in Portland

Colour Box Makeup Studios founder Kerry Herta returns to the Northwest to teach aspiring makeup artists the latest techniques used in the entertainment and beauty industries.

Following successful workshops in Seattle over the last two years, Herta’s workshops – the five-day Makeup Artist Boot Camp and one-day Airbrush Seminar – come to Portland June 1-6. The exclusive workshops are limited to 12 aspiring artists, all of whom will be trained by Herta and complete assignments using live models and industry-leading products and equipment. Continue reading... “Colour Box Announces HD/Film Makeup Workshops in Portland”

New Hollywood Theatre Logo, Website and Mission

The Hollywood Theatre has launched a new logo, website and mission statement! We hope it better represents the new directions we are heading.

New mission statement: The Hollywood Theatre is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, inspire, educate and connect the community through the art of film while preserving a historic Portland landmark.

We also have a special Groupon deal for membership today. $25 for a year membership plus 4 tickets. The membership gets you $4 movie tickets, free parking in the Whole Foods garage and an invite to a meet and greet reception with Miranda July (she is premiering her new film The Future here on May 7.) Continue reading... “New Hollywood Theatre Logo, Website and Mission”

SourceOregon.com 2011 Directory Release Party!

SourceOregon.comSkip your lunch break and come on down to the OMPA office and pickup your book, a beer, and some BBQ!

Friday, April 15th from 2:00pm – 7:00pm

901 SE Oak St. Suite #104, Portland

Join friends and colleagues for this celebration of Oregon’s production industry.

OMPA members – come get your book!  Please note that Student and Actor Add-On Members do not receive a free copy of the directory with their membership. (Actors agencies and managers do receive books however.) Continue reading... “SourceOregon.com 2011 Directory Release Party!”