HouseSpecial signs Director John Robson

May 20, 2019 PORTLAND, ORE – Animation studio HouseSpecial has signed Director John Robson to its in-House director roster. Robson brings a digitally-rich portfolio that includes the Vimeo Staff Pick CG short Quality Time and memorable content for brands including Xbox One X, Nike, IBM, Apple, Gnarls Barkley and Campbell’s Soup. A Southern California native, […]

Priority #1: Safety On Set Expo & Workers Memorial Event

The Guilds and Unions of the Entertainment Industry invite the entire Portland production community and their families to the first ever of its kind event: Priority #1: Safety On Set Expo & Workers Memorial Event We have been too often reminded of the the dangers of the work we do. Tragedy struck this recently with […]

#OregonMade “Shrill” Renewed For 2nd Season

Hulu has renewed ‘Shrill,’ starring Aidy Bryant, for Season 2 for eight episodes.  Based on the book by Lindy West. The series launched this March to positive reviews (according to the Hollywood Reporter, the series currently has a 91 percent rating among critics and 80 percent score among viewers on RottenTomatoes.com.)  “Shrill” shot in and […]

ISA Third Thursday Features TV Writer Hal Cantor

Screenwriters & Filmmakers, ISA Third Thursdays April 18th is ALL ABOUT TV!  It’s a Portland first with screenwriter, playwright and teacher Hal Cantor, who has written For Fox Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Showtime. Hal will give us his take on the craft and business of writing for television in today’s madcap TV marketplace. […]

Medford-Based theDove TV Wins NRB Station of the Year Award

TheDove received the 2019 NRB Television Station of the Year Award on Friday, March 29, at Proclaim 19, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Anaheim, CA. The NRB Television Station of the Year Award recognizes a television station that displays innovative and creative programming through its daily schedule; is a force for the Gospel […]

#OregonMade “Kansas City Bomber” & Rose City Rollers Coming April 1

You probably already know about our upcoming screening of Raquel Welch in #OregonMade “Kansas City Bomber” (and, if you don’t, you should), but did you also know that KCB played a part in launching one of Portland’s most iconic sports teams? That’s right – the incomparable Rose City Rollers. And they are now partnering with us […]

Features vs Benefits of a Loop Group

First things first: “What the hell is a Loop Group?” Here you go: And here’s a great historical perspective. Has there ever been a cohesive Loop (ADR) Group in the Pacific Northwest? I couldn’t find one, so when I moved back to Portland from LA to raise my kid, it was time to build one. […]

Oregon Documentary Camp Launches Fellowship Award

The #OregonMade Creative Foundation has partnered with the arts-based nonprofit, ​NW Documentary​, to establish fellowships for two documentary filmmakers to attend ​Oregon Documentary Camp​ from May 30 to June 2, 2019. The OR Doc Camp Fellowships will be awarded to established documentary filmmakers from Oregon from under-represented backgrounds. Winners of the fellowship will receive room, board and travel expenses […]

Oregon Film 101 – The Video

We’ve been playing around with a new app called AnswerStage (in full disclosure this app is being developed by our Executive Director’s brother) in the hopes of clarifying some of our work and programs. The result is this series of questions and answers. We can’t attest to either our screen presence or our photogenic-ness, but […]

Scam Alert! Attic Films and BlueR Films

Recently there have been several scam emails sent out to crew residing here in Oregon. These are from companies called “Attic Films” and “BlueR Films.” Please be aware of these scams and do not engage with the sender. We are adding a screenshot from the BlueR films website and the OMPA Member Mail below. From […]