#OregonMade Exhibit Closes & Hollywood Theatre Opens MicroCinema At PDX


In partnership with the Port of Portland, the Hollywood Theatre is opening a first-of-its-kind free microcinema at Portland International Airport today’s. The Hollywood Theatre at PDX will feature short films by Oregon filmmakers and host special events and visiting guests.Read more.

The #OregonMade exhibit, that has seen over 1.2 million pass by it in the last 7 months, closed yesterday.

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More Good Day Oregon Went Behind The Scenes With Grimm’s Monster Makers



Fox 12’s More Good Day Oregon, went behind the scenes to examine the creative excellence that goes into the creation the monsters of “Grimm”.  Christina Kortum (Ravenous Studios) creates and assists Barney Burman (B2FX) on the Wesen creature creations using prosthetics. Check out more of their work here. Continue reading... “More Good Day Oregon Went Behind The Scenes With Grimm’s Monster Makers”

Road’s End Films Looks To Portland Community For Support


From Fox 12 Oregon:

Portland has been called the Hollywood of the Northwest with lots of films and TV shows being made right here in our city. But local sound stage and production company, Road’s End Films, has hit a spot of bad luck and they are asking the community for help. For more information and to help them out, check out their page at https://www.gofundme.com/soundstage Continue reading... “Road’s End Films Looks To Portland Community For Support”

Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update

As we head into a new year, it is a good time to reflect on our work and mandates and share what we’re up to here at Oregon Film. Do You Know What (Y)Our Film Office Does?

Who Are We? We are a small (4 people) semi-independent state agency. We work closely with other agencies such as:

  • Business Oregon
  • Travel Oregon
  • Department of Revenue
  • Oregon Parks & Recreation (Oregon State Parks)
  • Oregon Governor’s Office

We are overseen by a 5 member board of directors that is appointed by the Governor. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are, What We Do – January 2024 Update”

China Forbes to Release New Solo Material



Pink Martini, Portland Oregon’s globetrotting, self-described “little orchestra,” is excited to announce that lead singer China Forbes, the Voice of Pink Martini since 1995, is releasing new solo material on the band’s label Heinz Records for the first time since her autobiographical album 78, which came out in 2008. Continue reading... “China Forbes to Release New Solo Material”

#OregonMade “Sophie Jones” Release – On VOD & In Theaters This week!

The feature film, SOPHIE JONES, directed by Jessie Barr, is having its release on March 2nd! We shot on location in 2018 with an incredible local crew and local talent. Portland made this movie possible and we are so grateful to everyone involved in bringing the film to life. To watch the film, visit sophiejones.oscilloscope.net

On Monday, March 8th at 7PT The Hollywood Theater will show the film virtually and host a QA with the director, producers, and cast, moderated by director Megan Griffiths!

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Athena Joins The Oregon Film Trail

A brand new Oregon Film Trail sign has been installed and was unveiled today in Athena, honoring the town’s starring role as a location in the silent film, City Girl.  It sits outside the Gem Theatre, Athena.  The Gem Theatre hosted the dedication of the newest sign on the Oregon Film Trail, in celebration of the local filming of this F.W. Murnau silent feature film.

The current pandemic situation didn’t allow for a large public dedication but instead, local government representatives attended a photo opportunity with the sign at the dedication.  Continue reading... “Athena Joins The Oregon Film Trail”

Soma Games Staff Bio – Erin Marantette

Soma Games LLC is an indie video game developer located in Newberg, Oregon. We believe video games can be far more than time-wasters. Video games hold the potential to showcase beauty, reward adventure and excellence, and challenge thinking. Our goal is to passionately and dutifully craft the games that elevate humanity rather than waste it.


Erin Marantette is currently the Art Director for our Lost Legends of Redwall™ project, the multi-game project that’s had our studio’s primary focus for nearly four years. Continue reading... “Soma Games Staff Bio – Erin Marantette”

Emmy Nominations For #OregonMade Creatives!

2019 Emmy Awards, Television Academy

A good week for Emmy nominations for #OregonMade creatives!

Weiden and Kennedy received their 21st Emmy nomination for their Outstanding Commercial,  “Dream Crazy” for Nike, featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Kamp Grizzly was nominated for Outstanding Commercial for the Netflix ad, “A Great Day In Hollywood

Crofton Diack, Producer for National Geographic/BBC Studios on their series, “Life Below Zero,” was nominated for Outstanding Unstructured Realty Program.

IFC’s “Documentary Now” gathered up a handful of nominations, such as; Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series (to Portland native, Alex Buono). Continue reading... “Emmy Nominations For #OregonMade Creatives!”

Writer And Coos Bay Native, Jeff Whitty, Nominated For Oscar!

Jeff Whitty from Coos Bay, Oregon.

#OregonMade Coos Bay native, Jeff Whitty, has been nominated (with co-writer Nicole Holofcene) for and Oscar – “Writing – Best Adpated Screenplay” with “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”  Whitty has already gathered 20 writing nominations and 6 wins with this project.  Additionally, the film has collected two other Oscar nominations, “Best Performce in a Leading Role” (Melissa McCarthy)  and “Best Performance in a Supporting Role” (Richard E. Grant).

Whitty is already a Tony Award winning writer, known for his hit Broadway play, “Avenue Q.”   Continue reading... “Writer And Coos Bay Native, Jeff Whitty, Nominated For Oscar!”