Free Spirit Lori Lewis Returns to Portland Casting

Early last year, when Lori Lewis ran into Leverage producer Paul Bernard at a Hollywood Theater event, “He flat-out asked,” recalls Lewis, “Are you back yet?” The erstwhile casting director had to admit to her urge to return to the work she adores, promising, “Next year, after knee surgery.” This week, Oregon’s film industry welcomes […]

Oregon Film Office Says Thanks To “Leverage” For Four Great Seasons Shooting In Portland By Donating Neighborhood Trees

The Oregon Film & Television Office thanked Leverage for four great seasons shooting in the Portland Metro area by donating four trees to be planted in metro neighborhoods through the  Friends Of Trees non-profit program.  Leverage’s Producer, Dean Devlin,  was presented with a certificate noting the dates and neighborhoods the trees will be planted by […]

Governor Kitzhaber and Steve Oster Present Oregon Film Office’s Film Advocate Awards To Portland Police Bureau and Portland Parks

At Oregon Film & Television’s Annual Meeting last night, we were able to honor some amazing Film Advocates who have been integral to the film and television industry. Steve Oster (Producer, “Grimm“) announced the Film Advocate Awards that were presented to Derrick Roberson, Sergeant Erin Smith, and Sergeant Peter Simpson by Governor Kitzhaber. Derrick Roberson, […]

Dean Devlin and Governor Kitzhaber Presented The Oregon Film & Television Film Advocate Award To Clackamas County

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 […]

UPDATED AGAIN- Series Finale of “Leverage” Airs on Christmas Night 10:00 PST What Surprises are Coming?

UPDATED AGAIN – It was just announced that after five great seasons (four in Oregon) “Leverage” is coming to an end on Christmas night.  We’ve been so blessed to have four great seasons in Oregon and we look forward to future TNT and Electric Entertainment productions in the future.  For now though, we’ll look to […]

All Three Oregon Produced Shows Airing New Episdoes this Weekend!

Are you ready for a weekend full of Oregon produced Television?  Starting tonight on IFC “Portlandia” airs episode 2 of its second season.  Tonight’s episode includes guest stars Jeff Goldblum, Edward James Olmos, Eddie Vedder, and even an Eddie Vedder tatoo.  I had the chance to see the episode early and I have to say […]

Great video from “Leverage’s” Electric Entertainment showing off Oregon

At last night’s annual meeting we showed off a collection of videos prior to the meeting.  Many people were making their way into the room and may have missed this fantastic video that our friends from Electric Entertainment created.  We’ve been looking for a fresh way to show off the variety of locations in the […]

“Leverage” Readies to Move into a New Stage Space for Season 5

Next year for season 5 of “Leverage,” expect a few changes including a new location for the show’s stages.  The truth is the new space is actually an old one that has been frequently used as a stage for several features in the past (“Extraordinary Measures,” “Twilight,” and “Untraceable”).  Before this season, the space down […]

The Cast and Crew of “Leverage” Extend Their Thanks

The cast and crew of “Leverage” put together a video recently which puts a face to the types of jobs that have come here thanks to the Oregon Film Incentives.  The video was also intended to be a word of thanks to Governor John Kitzhaber and the Oregon Legislature.  Check it out.  And be sure […]

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 Sponsors:  Tonkon Torp LLC Gales Creek Insurance Services Candice Jackson, […]