#OregonMade, “The Rental” Sells US Rights To IFC

The Rental
Photo: IFC

#OregonMade, horror-thriller, “The Rental,” recently sold the US film rights to IFC. This is the first feature directed by Dave Franco, (“If Beale Street Could Talk,” “The Disaster Artist”) and was shot on location in the seaside town of Bandon. Starring, Alison Brie (“Community,” “GLOW,”) Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey,” FX series, “Legion”) Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”) and Sheila Vand (“24: Legacy,”) the story takes place at the coast when two couples “rent a vacation home for what should be a celebratory weekend get-away” but descends into something much more sinister. Continue reading... “#OregonMade, “The Rental” Sells US Rights To IFC”

“Portlandia” Wraps After 8 Successful Seasons – Celebration And Plaque Dedication For City Hall

A celebration of Cast and Crew, gathered at Arbor Lodge Park today. Cast, Crew, Producers, and city officials gathered to celebrate 8 successful seasons of IFC’s and Broadway Video’s “Portlandia” shooting in Portland. The unveiling and dedication of a “Portlandia” plaque was then gifted to City Hall. The plaque will be placed near a specially commissioned “put a bird on it” bench on the third floor of Portland City Hall, outside the Mayor’s office. Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Wraps After 8 Successful Seasons – Celebration And Plaque Dedication For City Hall”

“Portlandia” Returns With Season 4

Portlandia Photo

IFC’s Portlandia is back (February 27th) with their eagerly awaited Season 4.  As in seasons past, part of the fun of Portlandia is seeing who shows up as guest stars, and Season 4 will not disappoint.  Stars such as, Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) the intriguing, Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), amongst others, even Paul Allen and some Trailbalzers make an appearance as well as “the official vehicle of the Pacific Northwest, the Subaru! Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Returns With Season 4”

“Portlandia” Starts Season 3 on January 4 – But Lots of Goodies to See Now

So did you see the winter special of “Portlandia”?  If not you can stil grab it for FREE on iTunes!  Now it’s time to get ready for Season 3 which premieres on January 4.  One cool addition to season 3 is “Kumail Visits Portlandia” which is on the IFC show website.  Make sure you see his visit to the real feminist bookstore!

If you want to get fired up for the new season, just take a look at the stars already announced for season 3!  Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Starts Season 3 on January 4 – But Lots of Goodies to See Now”

Join the Co-Op! Portlandia is Gearing Up for Season 3

Portlandia returns January 4th with a whole new, ten episode season of sketches.

Back in August, Portlandia’s director, Johnathan Krisel told the Oregonian that this season was “getting weirder”, so lots to look forward too then!  Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will be working with some returning favorites, like Kyle MacLachlan as Portland’s fictitious mayor, as well as plenty of new characters such as Chloë Sevigny playing a new roommate for Carrie and Fred.  However, IFC didn’t want to make hardcore fans wait until January for the new season so they are showing, “Winter In Portlandia” as a special, airing December 14th. Continue reading... “Join the Co-Op! Portlandia is Gearing Up for Season 3”

Great Behind the Scenes Film of “Portlandia”

IFC is looking to go bigger and better with season 2 of “Portlandia” and this behind the scenes film is an indication of what we’re going to see in January.  I do think the coolest part of this show is that above all it’s a show being made by great friends.  The friendship shines through in this piece.  Another key element is Jonathan Krisel – the Director and Writer.  I will not be surprised to see Jonathan rise up the ranks and become even more successful than he already is. Continue reading... “Great Behind the Scenes Film of “Portlandia””

“Portlandia” Live Tour Announced – Tickets Go On Sale November 22

Today IFC announced a six city tour for a live “Portlandia” show. It’s a natural addition to this budding franchise.  Today’s announcement mentioned that the live show will include special sneak peaks to season 2 as well as behind the scenes stories about the creation of the characters in the show.  Given Fred and Carrie’s rich musical background let’s hope they throw a song or two in there as well!

The tour begins in Portland (of course) on December 27 with stops in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and finally New York (2 shows).   Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Live Tour Announced – Tickets Go On Sale November 22”

IFC Releases First Look at Season 2 of “Portlandia”

Attention local-organic-fair trade-tree hugging-bird loving Portlandians! The second season of IFC’s hit show “Portlandia” is currently in production in the City of Roses and promises just as much ridiculous hilarity as the first season. If you don’t think you can survive till the January 2012 premiere, the folks at IFC have released this sneak peek to help tide you over.

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“Meek’s Cutoff” Insustry Night at the Elisonore Theatre


March 15th was a night to celebrate the screening of “Meek’s Cutoff” at Salem’s historic Elsinore Theatre.   As seen in the video above, many local film industry workers took the time to show their support by giving a brief interviews discussing how important it is  to Oregon and to Oregon’s film community that productions like this continue to be filmed here in our state.  Many people from the Oregon film industry along with quite a few state senators and representatives showed up for this special screening to benefit the Oregon Cultural Trust. Continue reading... ““Meek’s Cutoff” Insustry Night at the Elisonore Theatre”

Portlandia In Times Square For A Day

47th and Broadway

The “Portlandia” east coast premiere is tonight in New York (Edison Ballroom) and is showing a strong Portland presence at 47th and Broadway, right off Times Square.  An eclectic variety of Oregon products will make up the goody bags, Rogue Ales created a special “Portlandia” bottle to serve and Portland band, The Thermals, will be playing.  All in all, a true Portland experience right there in New York.

Interestingly, some screening events are popping up in and around  New York and Portland when the 6 part IFC series begins airing, Friday 21st at 10.30ET/PT. Continue reading... “Portlandia In Times Square For A Day”