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Bat Movie Benefit!

July 17, 2024 / Eileen Kim

PNW Indigenous Filmmaker Grant from MSFF

July 16, 2024 / Oregon Film

“Coraline” Returns to Theatres in 3D!

June 11, 2024 / Oregon Film

BendFilm Announces: Basecamp

June 5, 2024 / Oregon Film

POV Filmmakers Free Monthly Mixer – June

May 29, 2024 / Dawn Sellers

Congratulations Post Production Grant Recipients 2024

May 15, 2024 / Elyse Taylor Liburd

“Let’s Have Kids” Announces Cast

April 30, 2024 / Oregon Film

Inspiring the New Generation of Filmmakers

April 22, 2024 / Shawn Daley

MetroEast Presents Food Foray!

April 12, 2024 / Oregon Film

Cinema Unbound Awards Coming June 21

April 11, 2024 / Oregon Film

#OregonMade “New Life” Drops Trailer

April 4, 2024 / Oregon Film

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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Meet the trainer and dog behind the OK Go Video

Lauren Henry from Corvallis based Talented Animals was on KOIN’s show Studio 6 yesterday.  Lauren has been a great resource for the Oregon Film community as she’s always out there plugging our state as a great place to film.  I also happened to be in a meeting yesterday where I met John Sechrest from Corvallis and the one thing he mentioned relating to Oregon Film was this video.  He helped the production secure a space for the video and spoke very highly of the experience.  

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"Meeks Cutoff" gets distribution

So I was doing the Oregon Film rounds Friday night (very rare for me).  I first stopped by OMPA’s “Oregon’s Got Talent” event which was literally packed with talent.  Then I headed over to a wrap party at the North Portland Chopsticks – equally fully with creative talent.  At the party I heard producer Neil Kopp was at the bar celebrating the news that “Meeks Cutoff” got a distribution deal with Oscilloscope Laboratories.  I went looking for Neil before my curfiew of 11:00 but could not find him to congratulate him on the news. 

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A Good Résumé Can Make All the Difference

We get calls each week from motivated, young,  job seekers who are either entering the work force directly from school or taking their career to the next level.  It can be daunting knowing where to start and so in answer to these queries, we created the career builder page as an addition to the job hotline resource on our site.  We  hope it will be a useful initiative full of  advice, suggestions and tips.  We consulted  with industry professionals to get their take on what makes a resume standout and they also gave us some great do’s and don’ts on the job.

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