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”
Join PAM CUT as we welcome the Head of Business and Legal Affairs at Academy Award-winning ShadowMachine, Rosemary Colliver as she discusses the very pertinent and important production contracts, how to properly create one, and what to be aware of to keep your creative project safe. Coming along for the ride is Academy Award-winning producer Melanie Coombs (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Harvie Krumpet) to help provide further insight with real-life experiences to help participants better understand the importance and necessity of these contracts. Continue reading... “PAM CUT Professional Workshops: The INs and OUTs of Production Contracts”
Join PAM CUT, and attorneys Rachel Goldberg and Christopher Weathers on a deep dive into the world of Rights, Clearances, and Fair Use for media projects including film, television, video games, XR, etc.
This professional development workshop, supported by the Oregon Film’s Creative Opportunity Program will take a closer look at just what it entails for a media maker to inquire about, license, or incorporate into their project intellectual property such as music, images, artwork, and more. Along for the ride, seasoned producer David Cress will provide real-world examples of issues that have arisen on productions and how they could have been avoided. Continue reading... ““In The Clear” – Learn About Clearances from Legal Experts @PAMCut”
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)”
Participation in this training is the first step towards securing PA opportunities via the Oregon Media Pathways Program, which helps place folks from underrepresented communities in paid positions on set. If you’re looking for training and access to paid opportunities as a production assistant, head over to the link in bio to apply! Priority will be given to BIPOC and marginalized folks.
July 29-August 1, 2021. Now in its 52nd year, the Willamette Writers Annual Conference returns online this summer, helping writers connect with their community, develop their craft, and expand their careers!
Take workshops and Q&A sessions in the craft and business of writing for TV and film with established industry writers, Joel Anderson Thompson and Grant Rosenberg. Pitch your TV show ideas to literary managers, Brent Paxton from Kreativ Artists, and Angelina Chen from Energy Entertainment. We are also offering Advanced Manuscript Critiques, where Brent will review the first 15 pages of your script and provide extensive feedback to you at the conference. Continue reading... “Launch Your Screenwriting Career At The 2021 Willamette Writers Online Conference”
Ever wondered what it would be like to write for a video games company? Did you even know that you could turn your stories into video game worlds?
Willamette Writers has partnered with Newberg, OR-based Soma Games to host an online no-cost workshop diving into the technical, craft, and business elements of writing for video games…and we want you to be there! Whether you’re considering a writing career in the games industry, or if you’re just intrigued about how stories shape the development of games, this 90-minute workshop will bring you into the minds of Oregon’s leading industry professionals who want to share their stories with you. Continue reading... “Video Game Writing Workshop Hosted Online By Soma Games & Willamette Writers”
The short film Nowheres Wolf: A Call Not Answered is inspired by the life of Oregon’s famous wolf named Journey, aka OR-7. The film is mid-production and starting to take off, hitting some heartfelt points in the film and animation industry including developing non-toxic building materials for artists and makers as well as advocating for local wildlife.
In an interview with Oregon Wild, Nowheres Wolf creator Suzanne Moulton shared “I’m a big believer in “Think Globally, Act Locally” so I’ve focused on inspiring people to take small actions at home that can make a big difference in whether a local species dies or thrives. Continue reading... “New Stop-Motion Independent Film celebrating the iconic Oregon wolf named Journey”
This intensive is taught by Luke Zwanziger and will give you an overview of the production gear in the live video studio at Curious Comedy Theater. In this 4 hour intensive you get a crash course on the basics of how to operate a Tricaster 8000 AE, PTZ Cameras, basic live audio control, Live Video Direct, Technical Direct, and Camera Operate for a live show as well as how to create a livestream for Facebook or YouTube.