Refuge VFX Nominated for Emmy for their work on Shōgun

Portland based Refuge VFX was nominated this week for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in the FX Series “Shōgun.” This nomination caps off a very busy year for Refuge who’s work can be seen in recent series like “Fallout” and “The Peripheral”(Amazon), “The Righteous Gemstones” (HBO) and “Superman and Lois” (WB).

Watch this space for future announcements recognizing the work of this #OregonMade studio. Congrats to all of the artists and producers that created this visually stunning series. Continue reading... “Refuge VFX Nominated for Emmy for their work on Shōgun”

Oregon Film – Who We Are and What We Do (June 2024 Update)

It’s that time of year again. Here’s an update on the work we’ve been doing.

Oregon Film, sometimes called the Oregon Film & Video Office other times called the Governor’s Office of Film & Television, is the oldest US state film commission that we know of. Founded in 1968 our mission is to develop, grow and support the film and media industry here in Oregon.

That mission has pretty much remained the same for years but the things that we do and how we try to achieve them often change. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are and What We Do (June 2024 Update)”

“Criminal” Series Adds Directors Fleck & Boden

Captain Marvel writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are set to direct the first four episodes of Prime Video‘s “Criminal,” a drama based on the multi-Eisner Award-winning graphic novel series created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

Criminal was ordered to series in January and is currently in pre-production in Portland, Oregon. Brubaker, who penned the pilot script, co-showruns with crime fiction author Jordan Harper (Hightown).

The TV show is described as an interlocking universe of crime stories. As Brubaker explained to Deadline in a 2019 interview, “Criminal tells the interweaving saga of several generations of families tied together by the crimes and murders of the past.” Continue reading... ““Criminal” Series Adds Directors Fleck & Boden”

#OregonMade “In the Know” Comes to Peacock January 25th

Oregon-based Oscar winning animation studio ShadowMachine’s collaboration with Mike Judge, Zach Woods and Brandon Gardner comes to Peacock this month. The stop-motion animated comedy series is called “In the Know.”

Lauren Caspian is public radio’s third most popular host. He’s a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me. He’s also a stop motion puppet. Each episode follows the making of an episode of Lauren’s show In the Know, in which Lauren conducts in-depth interviews with real-world human guests. Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of public radio staff. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “In the Know” Comes to Peacock January 25th”

U of O’s Mat Johnson makes a spine-chilling splash on Netflix

If you have been watching Netflix recently, you might have noticed the hit show “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The series, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, captured 14 million viewers in just two weeks after its release this fall. And it has an Oregon connection — Mat Johnson, a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Oregon. He and director Mike Flanagan together wrote the script of the episode called “The Black Cat.”

Read more about it on OPB. Continue reading... “U of O’s Mat Johnson makes a spine-chilling splash on Netflix”

World Premiere Virtual Watch Party

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAY NEVER DIE, BUT IT SURE CAN KILL!

YOU’RE INVITED to the world premiere watch party of the horror tv pilot, John Sunshine’s Lost Rock ‘n’ Roll Tapes, an international award-winning boldly dark comedic horror/supernatural rock-mock series set in the 1970s and present day Pacific Northwest.

4 friends seek out obscure ’70s rock bands to interview in an attempt to be hired by CREEM Magazine. Each episode follows the friends as they descend into a fantastical world where abhorrent creatures emerge from the shadows as a dark force pursues them. Continue reading... “World Premiere Virtual Watch Party”

Movies On Morrison

Movies on Morrison starts Wednesday, October 11

To celebrate Portland’s production and media industry and to support local businesses and boost engagement within the Central City, the Events and Film Office at Prosper Portland is excited to activate downtown Portland vacant storefronts with a series of movies and TV shows filmed and/or produced here in Portland.

During Every Wednesday’s lunch hour in October, downtown street windows will come alive with screenings of film and TV content among displays inspired by the productions such as: LAIKA’s The Story So Far, James Beard Award-winning All the Homies Network, and NBC Universal’s Grimm. Continue reading... “Movies On Morrison”

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”

Outside the Frame Creates More Opportunities – Become a Mentor Today!

For the past 4 years, Outside The Frame has hosted and led training sessions for the Oregon Media Pathways Program, collaborative effort led by the Oregon Governors Office of Film & Video (Oregon Film) in collaboration with the Oregon Media Producers Association (OMPA), IATSE Local 488,  OTF and other stakeholders. The central goal has been to  train and place folks from underrepresented communities in paid positions as Production Assistants (PAs) on professional film sets. Since 2019, OTF has trained 60+ people through the Pathways PA Training program, resulting in 46 different people placed as paid PA interns on 32 different episodic streaming shows, motion pictures and commercials produced by Paramount, Hulu, Warner Brothers, and Amazon, just to name a few. Continue reading... “Outside the Frame Creates More Opportunities – Become a Mentor Today!”

#OregonMade “Growing Belushi” Launches Third Season April 5

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.

Read more about it on OregonLive here. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Growing Belushi” Launches Third Season April 5”