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Check out W+K’s Ian Tait’s Presentation – it’s good!

I saw a tweet from W+K today and immediately got immersed with Ian Tait’s presentation on this website.  He was speaking recently in London at the Creativity and Technology conference.  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that every creative professional in Oregon check this out.  Ian joined W+K a year or so ago after success in the digital media industry in London.  I think he’s a real visionary and someone I hope will be a great asset for our local community.

Much of what Ian touches on is an extension of what we tried to cover at “The Brave New World of Media” event a few weeks ago and it’s reassuring that someone of Ian’s status in on the same track as many others in Oregon. 

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D.B. Sweeney to star in new TV pilot set in Portland

Turner Broadcasting announced today that D.B. Sweeney has been cast to play the lead in Electric Entertainment’s pilot set in Portland titled “Brain Trust”.  Here’s the info on the pilot. Dean Devlin will be directing the pilot which is due to shoot in Portland in December for two weeks.  We were thrilled to have Electric bring a second project to Oregon and even more excited to hear that they made the decision to re-write this pilot for Portland.  The original script had set the pilot in Washington D.C.

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“Leverage” and Oregon Film Makes it into Coscto

A few months back I was contacted by the PR executives at TNT regarding a profile that Costco was looking to do on “Leverage”.  I was curious why Costco of all companies was interested in talking about Oregon Film and Video but when I found out that their Costco Connections gets sent out to over 8,000,000 people nationwide, I realized it didn’t really matter why they were interested, it was great exposure for our state and this industry.

It all started back when Lana Veenker came up with the brilliant idea of her “Thug Boot Camp” before the commencement of production for season 3 of “Leverage”. 

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“A Walk in My Shoes” – New Online Material

A Walk in My Shoes - Shot in Portland

I was sent this website today which has some great material from the show.  Lots of behind the scenes footage which shows off Portland in a great way.  Even Jim Clark from Hive FX made an appearance in the clip about the skateboarding scenes.

It also finally confirmed that “A Walk In My Shoes” will be airing on NBC Friday December 3 at 8:00PM.  The whole film was shot and set in Portland. 

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Does Oregon Have The Best City To Live, Work & Make Movies In?

Every year Movie Maker Magazine surveys independent filmmakers in the united states to find the best cities live and work in.  They focus on a number of criteria; good cost of living, employment opportunities, quality of life, affordable home prices and of course financial incentives, availability of locations and quantity of crew and vendors.

The annual best places to “live, work and make movies” will be out in their magazine’s winter edition, which is released at Sundance next year.  We would love to be on that top ten list again…

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Portlandia Gets a Premiere Date

from Faith Cathcart/ The Oregonian

In today’s Oregonian Kristi Turnquist writes about IFC’s announcement of “Portlandia’s” premiere date.  I’ve had several conversations with IFC about their plans for promoting the show and I can say that the cable network is 100% behind “Portlandia”.  Expect to hear of some cool promotional efforts surrounding the show soon!  In the meantime, set your DVR’s for January 21 for the premiere episode!


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HDFEST Portland High-Definition Film Festival, December 6th-9th

HDFEST PortlandPast festival events have taken place in Sydney, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Chicago, London… and now PORTLAND!  HDFEST Portland is taking place December 6th-9th at the Living Room Theaters. Tickets are $9 and are available at the festival box office and through the web.

Details, trailers and schedule of features, shorts, music video, animations and experimental films screenings are now up. Over 40 films will be screened over the 4 days.  The complete festival schedule is available at

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The Brothers Freeman Begin Production of CELL COUNT.

Portland, OR – November 22, 2010

On November 29th, local Portland-based filmmakers, the Brothers Freeman, commence principle photography on CELL COUNT, the second of two feature films made back to back under the i-OPIF incentive program this fall from their production company Polluted Pictures in association with Wooden Frame Productions.

The film, which was written and directed by Todd E. Freeman will be shot entirely on location in Portland for 3 weeks. It stars an all local cast including Robert McKeehen, Haley Talbot, Ted Rooney, Judd Eustice, Christopher Toyne, Suzanne Owens-Duval, Eric Newsome, Sean McGrath, John Breen. 

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Fun Film News out of Ashland and Eugene

This past week there were two news articles of note; one in the Eugene Register Guard and the other in the Ashland Daily Tidings.  In Eugene writer Mark Baker profiled Katherine Wilson’s efforts to start a film museum in the Willamette Valley.  For those of you who have seen Katherine’s photos from the days of “Animal House” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, you know she’s collected a lot of film history on her own – here’s the article.

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Oregon Film Annual Meeting – December 17th

Oregon Film Annual MeetingMark your calendars… the Oregon Film Annual Meeting will be held Friday,  December 17th at 7:00PM.   This year’s meeting will once again be a state-wide teleconference event thanks to the support of our friends in Bend, Eugene, and Ashland.  The Portland location for the meeting will be Portland State University’s Lincoln Hall.

Attending for the last time as Governor, will be Governor Ted Kulongoski.  We need a strong turnout to demonstrate our gratitude to the Governor for all he has done to support our industry. 

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