Creators welcome | Introducing OMPA’s New Website!

We are excited to introduce you to our new and improved platform that will help us come together as a community, share information and shape the future of the industry. Creators welcome.

▷Check It Out Now!

NEW AND IMPROVED DIRECTORY.
Take advantage of expanded categories, new search filters, links to social, banner images, favorites list and links to your work.

A TOOL TO PROMOTE OREGON.
The OMPA website and its Directory showcase all Oregon has to offer the world. Help demonstrate the depth and breadth of talent and resources here by being part of this promotional tool and ensuring it’s up to date. Continue reading... “Creators welcome | Introducing OMPA’s New Website!”

CINE / SEEN Short Film Submissions

CINE / SEEN is a short film festival showcasing the talents of filmmakers from PNW. We aim to highlight the unique perspective and films of underrepresented artists. Join us in creating a space for artistic celebration for us and by us here in Oregon.

Event Details

  • Location: Hollywood Theatre
    4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
  • Date: 4-1-2022
  • Tickets: Coming soon!

Fill out the submission form and share your short film today with this link! Continue reading... “CINE / SEEN Short Film Submissions”

OMPA is hiring a Content Producer & Creator

Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) is now hiring a Content Producer & Creator. We need someone with vision and a passion for equity and creative storytelling in Oregon to join our team! This person will be responsible for making the work themselves while also curating and aggregating existing content.

Job Details: Part time 20 hours/week guaranteed (up to 30-40 hours at times as able/needed). See full job description and apply here.

Location: Portland/Remote (fully remote considered for outside PDX Metro)

 

Know someone who would be a good fit? Continue reading... “OMPA is hiring a Content Producer & Creator”

OMPA Is Hiring For A Membership Coordinator Immediately!

OMPA is immediately hiring for a membership coordinator!

Unique opportunity to serve Oregon’s production community

OMPA (Oregon Media Production Association) is seeking an Interim Membership Coordinator who loves data and provides excellent customer service.

This is a unique opportunity to be at the center of all things Oregon production. You’ll get to know industry members of all career levels on a personal level and first-name basis. (Hello, amazing new network!)

We’re building an engaged, connected, and committed membership that’s dedicated to creating a thriving and equitable ecosystem for our local industry. Continue reading... “OMPA Is Hiring For A Membership Coordinator Immediately!”

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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Call for Submissions: OMPA Juneteenth Homepage Takeover

In honor of Juneteenth—a holiday commemorating the freeing of slaves in 1865—OMPA is dedicating the space of our homepage to celebrating Black creators. From June 19-26, our homepage will be a vibrant mosaic of projects and stories from our Black community members. We’ll be promoting the takeover to the community at large, encouraging them to go explore.

Now, we invite Black members of the Oregon production community to submit a photo, video (e.g. reel, trailer), or other visual along with a few sentences that highlight your story/your work. Continue reading... “Call for Submissions: OMPA Juneteenth Homepage Takeover”

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!”

Come together with your community! 2021 OMPA Annual Showcase & Awards—Jan. 28

2021 OMPA Annual Showcase & Awards. January 28.

Tune in with the Oregon production community for OMPA’s Annual Showcase & Awards, live next Thursday, January 28 from 5-7pm. 

  • Watch new work produced by your peers
  • Hear about what’s happening to support a thriving industry
  • See OMPA’s new Board of Directors
  • Learn the state of the industry from various perspectives
  • Meet those driving diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Hear from OMPA’s leadership team about the org’s trajectory
  • Honor this year’s Awards of Excellence winners

Speakers

This is a rare opportunity to hear from more than a dozen local industry leaders in one night!  Continue reading... “Come together with your community! 2021 OMPA Annual Showcase & Awards—Jan. 28”

“Tell Your Story” Grant Announces Winners!

The Oregon Made Creative Foundation (OMCF) is pleased to announce the winners of the “Tell Your Story” grant; Howard Mitchell, Emma Duvall, and Nic Popp.  This grant was funded through the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) and was part of the CARES Act and is being provided by the RACC, OMCF, and  Oregon Film. Supporting and contributing sponsors include Cast Iron Studios, Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), Willamette Writers, and Gearhead Grip.
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Actor/Producer Ashley Mellinger Hosts OMPA’s BIPOC Meetup this Thursday, 11/19

OMPA Creatives of Color Collaborative hosted by Ashley Mellinger, November 19, 3-5pm. RSVP for Zoom info.

OMPA Creatives of Color Collaborative

Thursday, November 19 | 3-5pm PT | RSVP for Zoom Info

Are you a BIPOC* professional seeking community with other Oregon creatives? Join OMPA’s next Creatives of Color Collaborative to network, give or get advice, and ask questions in a private space.

This month’s host is award-winning actor and producer Ashley Mellinger. As a member of OMPA’s Diversity Committee, she is helping lead the effort to center diversity in Oregon’s production incentives. Ashley is also Co-Founder of Desert Island Studios, an artist space and resource in Portland. Continue reading... “Actor/Producer Ashley Mellinger Hosts OMPA’s BIPOC Meetup this Thursday, 11/19”