Cinema Unbound Awards 2024 Announces Honorees

Portland Art Museum’s PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow announces the honorees for the fifth annual Cinema Unbound Awards at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, on June 21, 2024. As one of the few major art museums in the U.S. that celebrates cinematic storytelling and new media in all its many forms—including film, television, new media, animation, audio storytelling, gaming, immersive arts, and boundary-pushing multi-sensory XR & VR—Portland Art Museum’s PAM CUT is uniquely positioned to present these awards honoring bold, cinematic creators who use their vision to challenge for whom, by whom, and how stories can be told. Continue reading... “Cinema Unbound Awards 2024 Announces Honorees”

Congratulations Post Production Grant Recipients 2024

The Portland Events and Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, is proud to announce the recipients of the 2024 Post Production Grant to five feature films.  The funding is designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions. Past recipients of the Post-Production Grant have included “Nora” by Anna Campbell and Dawn Redstone Jones’ “Mother of Color,” the latter picked up by Amazon Prime Studios for worldwide streaming distribution.

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Desert Island Studios Hosts First “Level Up” Workshop

Desert Island Studios in Portland hosted its first Level Up Workshop last weekend. According to the hosts and the attendees, the event was a tremendous success.

With these Level Up Workshops, DIS strives to provide educational content that will be relevant to a variety of experience levels, accompanied by targeted outreach meant to entice participants for whom the material is most appropriate.

In the wake of the pandemic and recent strikes, DIS feels it’s an important time to equip future generations of media makers with the invaluable tools and knowledge they will need to be successful in their careers. Continue reading... “Desert Island Studios Hosts First “Level Up” Workshop”

Indigenous Media Guild Launches Website

The Indigenous Media Guild has launched a new site supporting its members along side strengthening its social media presence.  Oregon welcomes this new resource and encourages producers and creatives to check out their listings to find your next crew.

The new site is IndigenousMediaGuild.org and you cam find them @IndigenousMediaGuild on IG and FB.

IMG offers membership to both Indigenous/Native cast and crew, AND non native allies. All the information on membership can be found here – https://www.indigenousmediaguild.org/membership

In addition, IMG held a PA workshop over the weekend at Native American Youth and Family Center with the help of Outside the Frame. Continue reading... “Indigenous Media Guild Launches Website”

The Labor Market Comes to Old Town on Dec 9 & 10

THE LABOR MARKET: Portland film and TV workers put on a free weekend public market and maker fair in Old Town on December 9 and 10.

IATSE Local 488, representing Studio Mechanics (Motion Picture workers) in Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Montana will host The Labor Market, a holiday event for the general public from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 -10 in the Goldsmith Blocks Building on 412 NW Couch Street in Old Town Portland.

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Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients

The Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland, in partnership with Travel Portland, has selected three recipients of the Amplify Portland: Local Filmmakers Production Grant. The Amplify Portland Grant seeks to create opportunity for filmmakers using local talent, crew, and vendors during production. The grant contributes to productions that build professional development within the local industry and bring exposure to Portland through unique stories with diverse representation both in front of and behind the camera.

This is the first cycle of the new grant. Continue reading... “Prosper Portland Announces Amplify Portland Grant Recipients”

PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival

PassinArt Theatre is having their second biennial Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers Series & Film Festival Thursday – Sunday, August 17-20, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

The festival will be a jam-packed, four-day whirlwind of wall-to-wall readings, screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions addressing the issues of the day as they shape theaters of color, television, and film.

In attendance, we will have celebrity co-hosts Javon Johnson [The Oval, Boo! Madea Halloween] and Bobby Yan
[Stalker, K Love] welcome industry luminaries including Regina Taylor [I’ll Fly Away, CSI Vegas, Justified]; Rose Bianco [Cobra Kai, East New York, Minx]; Rhavynn Drummer [Tyler Perry/national casting director]; Ted Lange [The Love Boat]; Stephanie Frederic [film/tv producer Girls’ Trip, All Eyez on Me, Night School, American Gangster]; Professor Vera J. Continue reading... “PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival”

SAG-AFTRA Offers Indie Productions “Interim Agreements” During Strike

Prior to the start of TV/Theatrical/Streaming negotiations, SAG-AFTRA made the decision to allow producers, who may otherwise fall within the scope of the strike order, to apply for an Interim Agreement. These Agreements are for projects that have been confirmed to be separate from the AMPTP and entirely independent.

The Interim Agreement is not a waiver. It is a contract that includes all terms and conditions for producers looking to employ SAG-AFTRA members on their specific independent productions.

The union thoroughly vets and approves each and every project seeking an Interim Agreement. Continue reading... “SAG-AFTRA Offers Indie Productions “Interim Agreements” During Strike”

Portland Post-Production Grant Program Winners Announced

The Portland Film Office, in partnership with Travel Portland, has announced the recipients of its 2023 Portland Post-Production Grant Program. Selected from a pool of 32 applicants, four local filmmakers will receive $7,500 each for their respective projects.

The grant program is intended to support the professional development of local Portland filmmakers by providing funds for such activities as sound, picture editing, color matching, color grading, closed caption, tech specs for distributors, and music clearances using local post-production houses.

Grants encourage the completion of a local feature-length film and position local producers to build toward larger, more resourced productions. Continue reading... “Portland Post-Production Grant Program Winners Announced”

PAM CUT: Artist in Residency Program Now Open for Applications

A program designed to enable mid-career and emerging artists working in film, audio storytelling, immersive realities, performance, animation, etc, the opportunity to develop or continue working upon a new project utilizing resources available to them through PAM CUT including classroom space, gear, marketing, professional support, and an opportunity for exhibition.

Each residency lasts for 3 months and the artist will receive a $2500 stipend.

For any questions, reach out to PAM CUT’s Head of Artist Services, Ben Popp, [email protected] or by calling (503) 276-4222. Continue reading... “PAM CUT: Artist in Residency Program Now Open for Applications”