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”
The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television (AKA The Oregon Film Office) has been nominated for consideration for a Location Managers Guild of America Award for “exemplary work on WILD“. Winners will be chosen after a vote from active and retired members of the LMGA the finalists were announced January 27th, with final balloting of the nominees taking place February 6th. The second Annual Awards Show will be help in Los Angeles on March 7th.
More Oregon locations were used on “Wild” than any other production shot in Oregon to date. Continue reading... “Governor’s Office of Film & Television Nominated For LMGA Award For Work On “Wild””
At Oregon Film & Television’s Annual Meeting last night, Dean Devlin (Producer, Leverage) and Governor Kitzhaber presented Film Advocate Awards to Catherine Comer and Jamie Johnk from Clackamas County Business and Economic Development. Catherine, (Business & Economic Development Manager) and Jamie (Economic Development Coordinator) represent a “best case” example of the cooperation between the needs of the film and media production industry and the community at large. Continue reading... “Dean Devlin and Governor Kitzhaber Presented The Oregon Film & Television Film Advocate Award To Clackamas County”
Showing his continued support of Oregon’s film and television industry, Governor John Kitzhaber issued an official Proclamation today declaring August 17, 2012 “ParaNorman Day”. Below is the language of the proclamation.
Continue reading... “Governor Kitzhaber Declares Today “ParaNorman Day””
WHEREAS: Oregon has a longstanding and honorable tradition of encouraging the entertainment arts and the abundantly talented individuals whose creative work delights, informs and educates our citizens; and
WHEREAS: The handcrafted, stop-motion animated 3d movie “ParaNorman” is the second feature film produced by Oregon-based animation studio LAIKA; and
WHEREAS: The lead character Norman is a young boy of ingenuity, empathy, courage and optimism and thus embodies character traits Oregonians hold most dear; and
WHEREAS: “ParaNorman” was produced entirely in Oregon and will be released nationwide by Focus Features on August 17, 2012;
THEREFORE: I, John Kitzhaber, Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim August 17, 2012 to be
in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.