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SOFaT Filmmaker Series presents "Star Trek IV: The Journey Home"

Southern Oregon Film and Television is proud to present its upcoming SOFaT Filmmaker Series special screening of “Star Trek IV: The Journey Home”, projected in 35mm at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Ashland. Immediately following the film, there will be a live discussion and Q&A with the film’s writer and producer Harve Bennett, veteran of 4 Star Trek films from The Wrath of Khan to The Final Frontier as well as other films and notable TV shows.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Varsity Theatre, downtown Ashland

Ticket prices are $10 for the general public, $8 for SOFaT members and students.

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Call For Nominations!

Every year we give a grateful shout out to people and businesses in Oregon who have been integral in helping production during the year.  At our Annual Meeting in December (more details to follow) several awards and achievements recognizing the importance of innovation, vendors and services to the film and TV industry will be presented by Governor Kulongoski.

Innovation In Media Award – for progress and innovation across all mediums

Film Advocate –  in appreciation and recognition for on-going support and leadership to the Oregon film and TV industry

Green Leader Award – an addition this year, for vendors or services that have contributed to making the film and TV industry more sustainable

Send your considered suggestions for nominees to [email protected]

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Dark Horse Entertainment Receives 2010 Oregon Governor's Gold Award


Dark Horse Entertainment


The Governor’s Gold Award is presented every year to highlight “Greatness In Oregon”.    Ted Kulongoski and former Governors, chose six award recipients, one of whom was Dark Horse Comics and Dark Horse Entertainment.  Mike Richardson (Founder, Dark Horse)  accepted the award from presenter John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers, Spies Like Us).  According to the Comic Book Review’s News Team,  Dark Horse Comics and Dark Horse Entertainment was called, “possibly the state’s best kept secret,” and a “revolutionary force” in comics publishing. 

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The Brave New World of Media – November 17

Digital media, the Internet, games and mobile applications have opened up new channels of distribution for film and television and offer tremendous opportunities for enterprising companies. The traditional model of media production is rapidly changing and it’s more important than ever to develop plans to fully leverage film, video and interactive  projects to reach audiences around the country and around the world.

Buy tickets online starting on Mon., Oct. 18th at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Gus Van Sant’s "Restless" Trailer

Restless, starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) and Henry Hopper (Dennis Hopper’s son), is set in Portland and shot on location in the greater metro late last year.  Written by  Jason Lew (The Experiment) and directed by Portland native, Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting, Finding Forrester) is set to be released January 2011.

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Go Green -Got Goats?

(Photo: Don Rohrbacker)

Gearhead Grip & Electric has been practicing sustainable methods for a long time – full recycling on it’s trucks and trash disposal for customers, green holiday gifts etc etc.   – but last week they took their commitment to the next level when Don Rohrbacker decided to employ about 15 brush-munching goats to clear their truck  yard (a 50 x 50 foot lot). 

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The Mountain Crumbles at Salem Film Festival 2010


“The Mountain Crumbles”, a feature drama by Portland/New York based director Matt Jay, will see it’s home state premiere this sunday, October 17th, at the 2010 Salem Film Festival.

The film tracks the events of a weekend camping trip between two brothers who appear to have grown apart over the years. The already fragile relationship receives it’s real test when the brothers meet and are joined by a mysterious young woman, whose presence changes the dynamic of the trip.

“The Mountain Crumbles” was shot entirely on Mount Hood, and features a cast and crew of young Northwest based or originating talent.

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Town Hall: A Film & TV Political Party

Ye Olde OMPA, One Man One DrinkThursday, October 21

@Large Films
807 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR

Hosted By OMPA

6:00 pm Doors
7:00 pm Presentation

Oregon’s commercial, film and TV workforce development programs are due to “sunset” on January 1, 2012 unless they are renewed by the 2011 state legislature. The candidates running for your state House and Senate seats today will be making difficult budget decisions for the state, and will decide which tax credits are renewed, including the Oregon Production Investment Fund and the equally important Greenlight Oregon Labor rebate.

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"Breaking Bad" Actor Talks of His Film in Oregon

RJ Mitte who plays the son in the AMC series “Breaking Bad” appeared on KATU’s AM Northwest yesterday morning.  Here’s the link to the piece. RJ is in town filming “House of Last Things” which is being directed by Michael Bartlett.  “House of Last Things” was the third film to apply for the new iOPIF program.

Between KATU’s piece on RJ and KOIN’s piece on Lauren Henry, it’s been a media flury this week for Film and Video projects in Oregon!

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A Shoe Company is creating a Record Label?

Photo of Geoff Cottrill from Converse (from NY Times Article)

I finally got around to reading the Sunday NY Times and noticed this article about Converse’s efforts in the music business.  Immediately I thought of my friend JT Griffith who works at Nike as their music licensing consultant.  These days music licensing is critical for nearly every marketing plan.  Previously he was a music supervisor for film and television projects.  So why am I writing about a shoe company and why am I interested in what’s happening in the music business?

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