The La Grande Summer Film Project has officially wrapped for 2010. The project drew over 75 participant this year as 8 teams battled through 48 hours in efforts to create 3-7 minute short films based on criteria given to them at the start of the project. 8 genres and 8 featured locations in La Grande, Oregon were used and the final films were screened outdoors on Depot Street next to Mt. Emily Ale House on Friday Night, August 20th. The event was packed and over 200 people witnessed the LGSFP 2010 premiere.
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Animal Planet chose to shoot in the Terrebonne area for two days this week for a three part drama documentary series on infestations. The show is set to air in the New Year.
Eugene, OR. The DIVA Center is hosting the last two programs in a four part “Best Of” the Archaeology Channel International Film and Television Festival series this weekend.
August 13th. DIVA screens The Archaeology FestFilm Series Program C “Standing With Stones” at 7:30 PM. Admission: $6. Doors open at 7:00.
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We’ve been reading lots of TV show news recently. The TNT show Leverage, which will wrap up shooting its third season on Friday, just announced it would be back in Oregon for a fourth season. Fans of the online series Thunderant will be happy to hear that it’s being turned into a new show all about Portland, debuting next year on the Independent Film Channel.
The Portland Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POW Fest) will be placing a local spotlight on the issue of Child Trafficking and abuse on September 9th , 6pm at the Hollywood Theatre, with a special screening of the documentary “Playground” by Director Libby Spears, executive produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh. The screening will benefit Caldera and POW Fest Documentary Programming. The evening will begin with a reception, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, a silent auction and special introduction by Senator Ron Wyden – cosponsor of an anti-trafficking bill in the Senate – and conclude with a special Question & Answer session with civic leaders and Spears immediately following the film.
Oregon resident, Thomas Del Ruth, gets a shout out for his wonderful work on Rob Reiner’s latest film. View Mr. Del Ruth’s extensive filmography at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0215878/
‘Flipped’ and charmed
Eugene, OR. “Flickering Images and Silver Screens” is the theme of a special DIVA Center open house event during the First Friday Art Walk from 5:30PM to 8:00 PM on August 6th. The Center will be hosting an informational evening showcasing many of the area’s film organizations that present film festivals, teach about film, and promote professional film, video, and media arts production.
‘SNL’ vet Armisen co-created, co-stars in sketch series
IFC has given a greenlight to a Lorne Michaels-exec produced sketch comedy half-hour, “Portlandia,” co-created by and starring Fred Armisen of “Saturday Night Live.”
The series, which begins production of six episodes in Portland, Ore., this month, is scheduled to premiere on IFC in early 2011. Former Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein co-created “Portlandia” with Armisen and co-stars in the series, which will be directed by fellow creator Jonathan Krisel of “SNL.”