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 Intern Report: How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions
A short and sweet interview with Larry, owner and founder of KnightHawk Security and man of zen-like silence and mystery… Next week the fourth and final installment of this project will go live, thanks for reading!
How Oregon Businesses Profit From Local Productions
Over the next few weeks, just as I wrap up my internship at the Governor’s Office of Film and Television, I’ll be delivering the fruits of my labor in this four-part series on the media industry’s effects on the local economy. Since late June I’ve been interviewing Oregon businesses that work with production companies to see how the presence of the film and media industry has affected the local economy. Florists, hardware store owners – these people might seem to have little connection to the film industry. Continue reading... “The Intern Report: Film Industry a Budding Market for Portland Florist”
D-Sandwich interviews Michael Bettis, local beekeeper and learns about local honey production in La Grande, Oregon and the Grande Ronde Valley.
D explores issues like honey health facts, colony collapse disorder, infant botulism, sex practices of the species, as well as get’s personal – a slew of “This or That’s” outline one of the great contributing community members of La Grande, Oregon.
Greenlit documented the making of the feature film The River Why and the trials and tribulations that go with trying to green a film set. I had a chance to ask Lauren Selman, (Reel Green Media) the hired set “greener” for The River Why production, a few questions:
GOFT: What was the hardest hurdle to overcome when shooting The River Why – from a green standpoint…..set recycling, water bottles on set, transportation, services etc.??