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”
Oregon Public Broadcasting TV is devoting a full program slot to the #OregonMade documentary MARDA’S GIFT @ 9:00 PM PACIFIC Monday, May 1.
This film has won many awards including Best Inspirational Documentary and Best Female Director in a Documentary at the Morgana Film Festival. Morgana is an online festival that exists to “help indie filmmakers be seen and let their projects have the spotlight they deserve.” This is in addition to the Best Oregon Film and Finalist, Best Documentary Film awards from the Oregon Short Film Festival. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Marda’s Gift” to Air on OPB”
Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting On Two Fronts will be broadcast nationally on PBS June 12th at 10pm ET and as part of a Juneteenth special for WORLD Channel’s series ‘Local, USA’ on June 19th at 8pm ET.
The iconic Buffalo Soldiers fought on two very different sets of front lines: military conflicts abroad and civil rights struggles at home. Though the 14th Amendment promised citizenship in exchange for enlistment, Black men were denied this right due to Jim Crow laws. The award-winning documentary, Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts, explores the profound and often contradictory roles played by Black soldiers in the United States military. Continue reading... “Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting On Two Fronts will be Broadcast Nationally on PBS in June”
The Southern Oregon shot Discovery series “Growing Belushi” launches its third season on April 5
In its first two seasons, “Growing Belushi” offered viewers a look at actor and musician Jim Belushi’s southern Oregon cannabis farm, mixing insights into the business with banter between Belushi and his cousin Chris, and hijinks from Belushi’s “According to Jim” castmate, Larry Joe Campbell.
“Growing Belushi” Season 3 premieres at 9 p.m. April 5 on the Discovery channel.
What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”
The Historic Jefferson County Courthouse and Jail in Madras, OR has now been restored and is ready for you to film your next project there. Today, the 6,500-square-foot courthouse features offices on the first floor for a property management company and two law firms. The second floor, which was used for trials and still has its original jury chairs, is open for events like weddings and anniversaries. Outside the courthouse has a landscaped lawn and a gazebo. The current owner is even open to renting out their classic cars. Continue reading... “Historic Jefferson County Courthouse and Jail – Restored and Ready for Your Next Film”
theDove TV has been honored to be selected by the National Religious Broadcasters to be TV Station of The Year for 2022.
NRB has announced the recipients of the 2022 NRB Media & Special Service Awards, which recognize the most outstanding ministries, organizations, and programs/producers in the world’s largest association of Christian communicators.
“It’s our honor to recognize these NRB members for excellence and effectiveness in Christian media and sharing the Gospel,” NRB CEO Troy A. Miller said. “We look forward to presenting these awards in March at NRB 2022.”
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 here in Oregon.