Celebrate & Connect with OMPA On June 29! (Virtual Event)

Celebrate & Connect: June 29, 2021 from 5-6:30pm PT. RSVP for Zoom info.
EVENT GRAPHIC CAPTION: Indie filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone co-led the HB3010 effort with Actor/Producer Ashley Mellinger. Photo by Kisha Jarrett.

Our industry thrives when we work together! Join us virtually on Tuesday, June 29, from 5-6:30pm to celebrate all of the advocacy accomplishments of the last six months, and the people who made them possible. Plus, stick around and chat with your peers. We’ll lead breakout rooms with conversation starters to help spark connection.Thank you, Portland Film Office, for sponsoring this virtual event!

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Share Your #OregonCreates Story For Advocacy Action Days!

Industry Day goes virtual this year as we flood legislators’ inboxes with photos and personal stories from our industry all week long. Please join us in celebrating what our local production industry means to Oregon!

1. Find Your Legislators

Enter your home address to find your legislators’ email addresses. You will email your Oregon House and Senate representatives (not Congress).

2. Take your photo

Make a sign that says “Oregon Creates” and fill in with a word or phrase related to your role in the industry. Continue reading... “Share Your #OregonCreates Story For Advocacy Action Days!”

Let’s vote together! OMPA Ballot Party—Thursday, 10/22

OMPA Ballot Party

Thursday, October 22 | 5pm PT | RSVP for Zoom Info

Hang on to your ballots! 📮🇺🇸 We know it might feel like you can’t vote fast enough, but there’s more than one race (and ballot measure) to vote on! Join OMPA 🌟today at 5pm🌟 to hear our political strategist’s take on the candidates and ballot measures, and discuss over beers with your peers! 🍻

RSVP for Zoom Info: bit.ly/ompaballotparty2020

(Don’t worry, we’ll wrap by 6 for the Presidential debate!) Continue reading... “Let’s vote together! OMPA Ballot Party—Thursday, 10/22”

HouseSpecial’s Stop-Motion Short Takes ‘Best Animated Film’ At Oregon Independent Film Festival

Aaron Sorenson, a Director at Portland animation studio HouseSpecial, received the award for Best Animated Film for the stop-motion short Jailbreak during the award ceremony at The Oregon Independent Film Festival (OIFF) held on September 24, 2016 in Portland’s Clinton Street Theater.

Jailbreak, shot in black and white, follows the daring escape of a desperate prisoner fleeing his nightmarish cell in pursuit of sweet punishment.  Written and directed by Sorenson, this short is a German Expressionist-inspired design mash-up of stop motion with a 2D design sensibility … and a decidedly adult twist. Continue reading... “HouseSpecial’s Stop-Motion Short Takes ‘Best Animated Film’ At Oregon Independent Film Festival”

Oregon Film Incentive Update – Incentives Available in OPIF and iOPIF

Film CommissionWith 2014 coming quickly, we thought it would be a good idea to send out an update on the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF) and the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF).



Oregon Production Investment Fund

In October we completed our second tax credit auction and successfully sold out the remaining tax credits from the new $10million annual allotment.  The total amount of funds raised for fiscal year 2013-2014 is $9,870,610 which is the highest return on the tax credit sale to date.  Continue reading... “Oregon Film Incentive Update – Incentives Available in OPIF and iOPIF”

Independent Feature, “The A-List” Wraps

“The A List”, On Location In Beaverton

We stopped by the set last week on the penultimate day of shooting for “The A-List“, an independent comedy feature  about a high school senior who is “coerced by his guidance counselor into fulfilling a list of all of her high school fantasies in order for him to graduate”.  This is a first feature to be produced for writer D.J. Halferty and produced by; Ian Rao, Brett Cranford, Matthew Karchesky, Kevin Callies and directed by Will Bigham. Continue reading... “Independent Feature, “The A-List” Wraps”

OMPA Roundup: The State of the Industry

OMPA and industry members speak up on where media production is at in Oregon, and where it’s going!

Wednesday, June 15th
6:30pm doors – 7:00pm program
Scottish Rite Center
709 SW 15th Ave, Portland
At SW Morrison on the MAX Line

Free Admission

RSVP below
Tonkon Torp LLC
Gales Creek Insurance Services
Candice Jackson, Entertainment & Business Lawyer

Picture This Production Services

OMPA invites you
to an industry-wide conversation to consider and plan for the future of Film, Television, Animation, New Media and Visual Content production in Oregon, with special consideration of the status of Oregon’s film incentive program. Continue reading... “OMPA Roundup: The State of the Industry”

Portland-made Film Avails Itself of Rebate Program, Hits Big Screen

Shawn Levy from the Oregonian wrote an article about the upcoming premiere of the first iOPIF movie to be produced, “Wake Before I Die.”

Read the Oregonian article HERE.


Sunday May 15, 2011  Free admission!

McMenamins Bagdad Theater at 6 PM

Portland, OR – April 22, 2011 –  Directed by brothers, Todd and Jason Freeman, and filmed entirely in Portland Oregon, the new motion picture, “Wake Before I Die,” stars an all local cast and crew showcasing all that Oregon has to offer. Continue reading... “Portland-made Film Avails Itself of Rebate Program, Hits Big Screen”

Testimonial Videos from the Local Film Community in Support of Oregon’s Film Incentive Programs


The videos embedded here are just two examples of testimony from local companies that have directly benefited from Oregon’s film incentive programs.  These videos will be played for the Oergon State Legislature at the continuation of the initial house hearing (on HB 2167) this Friday.  HB 2167 proposes increasing the annual amount allocated to the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF).

The testimonial videos from Mark “Sparky” Haleston of STP/Elite and Lana Veenker of Lana Veenker Casting will be submitted along with personal testimony from several other people from the Oregon Film community. Continue reading... “Testimonial Videos from the Local Film Community in Support of Oregon’s Film Incentive Programs”

Portland Printing Company Creates a New England Wonderland for 'Leverage'

The Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions

This is the final installment of the “Intern Report”, a series of 4 articles about the Oregon businesses that work with the production industry. This last segment takes us to a printing company in Southeast Portland called OBP Digital. Thanks for reading!

Michal Orczyk

Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television
Continue reading... “Portland Printing Company Creates a New England Wonderland for 'Leverage'”