Mayor Sam Adams: “The City of Portland is Politely Asking You to Put an Emmy on It”

Portland Mayor, Sam Adams, is rallying behind Portlandia for Emmy consideration in twelve categories, including Outstanding Variety Series.  Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisens’ hit sketch comedy series has already completed two seasons in Portland and is coming back for a third this year.  The show won an Emmy in 2011 for Outstanding Costumes For A Variety/Music Program.

Go Portlandia!

Other news: Portlandia is now available in the UK on the recently launched (in Britain)  And if you are coming for a visit soon, check out IFC’s cool interactive travel map of the city. Continue reading... “Mayor Sam Adams: “The City of Portland is Politely Asking You to Put an Emmy on It””

Welcome Shelley

Today Portland announced that Shelley Midthun has taken over the position of the Liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Film and Video at the Portland Development commission.  Here is the announcement from the Mayor’s office.

I’ve had the chance to meet Shelley a few times and I can promise you that she is coming into the office with a lot of enthusiasm and desire to help the industry continue to move forward.  In the two years that I’ve been at the state film office, the city of Portland has been a great partner in bringing projects to the state and I’m sure that Shelley will do all she can to continue that positive partnership. Continue reading... “Welcome Shelley”