June 4th, in conjunction with Oregon Film, Fox Searchlight, Travel Oregon, Travel Southern Oregon and the Lake County Chamber, and with special thanks to Susan and Kevin Samples, the last of the Oregon “Wild” screenings will take place at the Alger Theatre in Lakeview. Cheryl Strayed will be attending the screening. Continue reading... ““Wild” Goes To Lake County”
Congratulations to Nancy Haecker (“Wild“), who, at the second annual Location Managers Guild of America Awards, won for “Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film”. The awards took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.
According to Variety, Haecker read Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, “Wild”, during a flight, and was so enthused that she wanted to scout the film project. Even though most of the film plays for California, around 60 locations in Oregon were scouted by Haecker; from the high desert in central Oregon, the city of Ashland, Crater Lake, the Portland metro area, to the Bridge of the Gods in the Columbia River Valley Gorge. Continue reading... ““Wild” Locations Get Recognition At LMGA Awards”
There was a big turnout at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom last night for the Oregon Film’s Annual Governor’s Awards. Kicking off the event was Gordon Sondland (Oregon Film Board Chair, founder and chairman of Provenance Hotels, and co-founder of the merchant bank Aspen Capital) who introduced the evening and then actor Russell Hornsby (“Grimm“), who then declared himself now a Portland local! (“Grimm” is now shooting season 4 in the Portland Metro area). Continue reading... “The Oregon Film Annual Governor’s Awards”
It seemed fitting that Fox Searchlight’s “Wild“, special-screened in four Oregon cities the second week in December. The screenings kicked off with the Oregon premiere of the movie at Cinema 21 , Portland. Reese Witherspoon (nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress), Laura Dern, Jean-Marc Vallée , and of course local Portlander and inspiration, Cheryl Strayed, were on hand to introduce the movie to a packed house, as well as an introduction from Tim Williams, Oregon Film’s Executive Director. Continue reading... ““Wild” In Oregon!”
(All these great Oregon pictures were taken by Reese Witherspoon while on location for “Wild”)
It was gratifying that “Wild” shot in more places in our state than any other feature film to date. Reese Witherspoon (“Walk The Line, Mud”) traveled the entire length of Oregon from southern and central regions, up to the Gorge and Portland metro while shooting (author), Cheryl Strayed’s, NY Times best-seller novel, “Wild”. Witherspoon is not only starring in this Fox Searchlight feature, but producing with business partner Bruna Papandrea (“Warm Bodies”, “all Good Things”) under their Pacific Standard banner, and River Road’s, Bill Pohland (“The Tree of Life”, “Twelve Years A Slave”). Continue reading... “Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” Shot More Locations In Oregon Than Any Other Project To Date”
“Wild” has been getting a lot of public and press attention in Ashland and Crater Lake in the last two weeks. Reese Witherspoon has been adding interest by posting daily pictures from the film’s locations in southern Oregon.
Below is a recent round up of some local, national and international news pieces on “Wild”:
KDRV and KTVL had some video coverage, and the Herald, Mail Tribune and The Daily Tidings also covered the story. Continue reading... ““Wild” Has Been Attracting Public Interest As Well As Local And National Press”
Film stars Reese Witherspoon with Jean-Marc Valée directing
A few months back it was announced that Portland based author Cheryl Strayed’s successful memoir “Wild” was being made into a feature film with Fox Searchlight producing and distributing the film. Reese Witherspoon’s company Pacific Standard originally optioned the theatrical rights. Acclaimed director Jean-Marc Vallée (recently directed “Dallas Buyers Club) is directing. Now with just a few weeks to go before principal photography, it appears that the film will cover more parts of Oregon than any other project of recent memory. Continue reading... ““Wild” Set to Film Throughout Oregon in October”