City Of Oregon City Joins The Oregon Film Trail

James Graham and Matthew Weintraub (City of Oregon City) unveil the newest Oregon Film Trail sign.

A brand new Oregon Film Trail sign has been installed and was unveiled today in Oregon City, honoring the town’s starring role as a location in the popular teen drama, “Twilight.” It sits along the McLoughlin Promenade, overlooking the former Blue Heron Paper Mill where scenes from the iconic vampire movie were shot. The Mill has also been featured in “The Hunted” and “Grimm.” The Works Progress Administration-era Promenade has itself been featured in scenes from “The Librarians” and “Trinkets.” Continue reading... “City Of Oregon City Joins The Oregon Film Trail”

The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid-19 – Christina Kortum at Ravenous Studios

In our series of blog posts – the “New Normal” – we are looking at what creative options have been put in place to offset the disruption that Covid-19 has caused for production businesses here in Oregon.  This month we caught up with Christina Kortum at Ravenous Studios.

Ravenous Studios is one of the Pacific Northwest’s go-to character makeup and prop-making shop based in Portland, Oregon, and now also Los Angeles.  Ravenous is owned and operated by Christina “CK” Kortum and offers a wide variety of makeup fx to all levels of budget.

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Oregon Film: Who We Are and What We Do (Update 2019)

Film CommissionThis has become something of a tradition, at least in our minds. As we come to the end of another fiscal year, we want to take a moment and reflect on some of the things we have been able to accomplish during the past year and hopefully come up with some improvements for the next.

As part of Oregon Film’s effort to reach projects and talent that are not being directly impacted by our incentive programs, we helped create a separate non-profit called the, #OregonMade Creative Foundation (OMCF). Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are and What We Do (Update 2019)”

Spotlight On Location Professional – Bobby Warberg

Bobby Warberg on top of Mount Hood

When I was 14 years old I answered our home phone and there was a man on the line that said he was looking for old cars to use in a new movie called, “Animal House”. I told him that my mom has an old car. The next thing I knew my mom and I found ourselves at the Dexter Lake Club for 2 nights of filming on the set of “Animal House”. Continue reading... “Spotlight On Location Professional – Bobby Warberg”

Oregon Film – A “Who We Are & What We Do” Update

This time last year we tried to give some context and background to the work of our office in a post we shared called, “Who We Are & What We Do.” This year, we’d like to add to that.

So, first things first.

In the last year we have been lucky enough to find dedicated and invested partners to tackle a whole new series of grants and workforce development opportunities through the #OregonMade Creative Foundation. Founded as a program of The Charitable Partnership Fund, a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, the OMCF, along with Travel Oregon, Danner Boots, the Portland Film Office at Prosper Portland and an amazing group of in-kind contributors, has now awarded the $18,500 “Outdoor Adventure Film Grant. Continue reading... “Oregon Film – A “Who We Are & What We Do” Update”

#OregonMade “Bad Samaritan” Release Date May 4th

Electric Entertainment brings you #OregonMade, “Bad Samaritan” starring Kerry Condon, David Tennant, Robert Sheehan,directed by Dean Devlin (“Leverage,” “The Librarians”) and written by Brandon Boyce.

“Bad Samaritan” shot in and around Portland and city landmarks figure prominently in the feature about, “a pair of burglars who stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.”

In theaters March 30th. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Bad Samaritan” Release Date May 4th”

Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!

As we move into another busy production season and a new fiscal year, we wanted to proactively answer a few questions about the Oregon Film & Video Office, a/k/a/ The Governor’s Office of Film & Television, a/k/a Oregon Film.

That’s us.

Did you know this office was “founded” in 1968 by Gov. McCall as a way to help better organize the needs of the film “Paint Your Wagon” that was in the throes of shooting in Baker County? Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!”

CASTING CALL: Extras for New Alan Ball HBO Series


Untitled Alan Ball HBO Drama series is scheduled to shoot in Portland April 24-26; open casting call this Saturday

PORTLAND, ORE. Cast Iron Studios, a Portland-based film and television casting company, announced today that it is seeking general background performers, experienced stand-ins, photo doubles, Portland hipster types, and extras who own vehicles, bicycles and pets for Alan Ball’s new HBO drama series.

The series will shoot scenes in the Portland area April 24-26, 2017.

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Productions Give Back with Film Shadow Program

As we bid farewell to “Grimm” and welcome both “The Librarians” and “Portlandia” back for their next seasons this coming Spring and Summer – we wanted to share a very special program we were able to put together last summer with the help of the producers of these shows, Open Signal, the City of Portland and NBC/Universal.

Five Students were welcomed on to the sets, stages, locations and into the VFX studios for all of the major TV series shooting in Oregon during July and August of 2016. Continue reading... “Productions Give Back with Film Shadow Program”

Tim Oakley at Thursday Night Talks (TNT) in Astoria

Props & Hops

Propmaster Tim Oakley

The Oregon Film Museum’s TNT (Thursday Night Talks) lecture series continues March 16th, 2017 with a presentation by Propmaster Tim Oakley of Portland-based Oakley Design Studios. Tim designs and creates props for feature films, television shows and commercial shoots. His work has appeared in over 100 motion pictures, including Dark Knight Rises, Jurassic World, Indiana Jones 4, and all of the Star Trek franchises. He also works on Oregon made television series The Librarians and Grimm, and locally-shot Green Room. Continue reading... “Tim Oakley at Thursday Night Talks (TNT) in Astoria”