Another Production Phishing Scam

Thanks to our colleagues at IATSE we have recently become aware of a(nother) phishing scam looking for cast & crew for a project shooting in the area. The company is called Hurrah Production and is based out of Singapore. The message attached below is a phishing scam. Please do not respond to that email. The […]

A Look At Hinge Over The Past 10 Years

  2019 is a big year for Hinge, as it marks our 10 year anniversary of bringing high quality innovative content to the creative industry. Hinge came to be in 2009 after the three founders, Alex Tysowsky, Michael Kuehn, and Roland Gauthier, aspired to combine their experience and expertise to start their own studio. Their […]

The Real Cost of a Sub-$800 Oregon-Made 30-Minute Independent Dark Comedy

  As I typed the first lines of our script, I knew there would be challenges beyond the technical but didn’t care. After leaving a six-year marriage & suffering from an annihilated heart as well as all the near-death experiences — imagined & real — that accompany rediscovering oneself at 35, there wasn’t much else […]

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. […]