Of the five major broadcast television networks’ 23 new one-hour dramas offered up last year, only two were filmed in Hollywood. State tax incentives from outside California have successfully lured many productions to other economies, and created a growing market for a variety of property owners in Oregon as location providers. Indicating the extent to which films are made outside the confines of studio lots in America, about five years ago- when California still commanded the lion’s share of the film location market -Los Angeles County issued permits for over 30,000 film location days, with about 75% of Southern California’s location filming shooting in private residences. Continue reading... “Tips For Renting Your ‘Hot Property’ As A Film Location”
Hi All– I’m the new intern here at the Governor’s Office of Film & Television. I love all things film and Oregon, as well as baking and studying communication theory. If you want to talk about the entertainment industry, I’m practically a walking IMDb.
Have a good one! -Katlyn Prentice
You can learn quite a bit by the clothes you wear. Walking around my campus in Boston, sporting my new Portlandia sweatshirt, I learned a lot about the impact that Oregon filmmaking has on rest of the country. Continue reading... “The Impact of Oregon Film”
Birds of Neptune, written and directed by Steven Richter (Center of Gravity, Myth of Drowning), is an independent feature film set in Portland, OR, produced by Reverie PDX and Lara Cuddy (The Weather Outside, Cell Count), and scheduled for release in fall 2013.
Birds of Neptune follows a short period of time in the young lives of two orphaned sisters who refuse to move on from their complicated, tragic past into their adult lives. Continue reading... “BIRDS OF NEPTUNE, a film by Steven Richter, is currently in production in Portland OR, to be released in fall, 2013.”
Today we bring your the final video (above) in our Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” video series. Today’s video features local restaurant, Acapulco’s Gold.
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When a film or television show comes to town, many restaurants in the vicinity of the production see an immediate increase in business. Acapulco’s Gold, located near the NW Portland set of NBC’s “Grimm,” is no exception. After a long, strenuous day of filming, crew members often head to Acapulco’s Gold to kick back and relax in their friendly, one of a kind atmosphere.
This week we bring you the final two videos of our Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” video series. In today’s video (above), the Interns visit the Portland family owned City Liquidators.
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What at first appeared to be a common furniture store has become a unique, one-stop shop for film and television productions looking to buy props and other items in the Portland area. City Liquidators, family owned and operated by the Pelett family, has seen a recent boost in business thanks to the film industry in Oregon.
Continue reading... “Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX”
With the consistent production of successful animation and VFX work in Portland, Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX are among the most active and respected animation/VFX companies in the state. They define the talent in Oregon, and set the bar high. With high-profile clientele and big-contract work, both companies have earned impressive international reputations.
In this week’s video (above), the Oregon Film Summer Interns visit Cambridge Precision Machining in Tigard Oregon.
Cambridge Precision Machining recently experienced a 20% increase in revenue due to work manufacturing the tiny joints and parts of the armature skeletons for LAIKA’s stop-motion animated feature “ParaNorman.” Based on referrals, they are now getting additional work from as far away as Great Britain.
You can view the four previous videos in the series here: “Shop Adorn” , “Local Nursery Supply Chain” , “PG&L and Bend Oregon’s ATI” , and Koerner Camera Systems. Continue reading... “Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Cambridge Precision Machining”
For our next video in the Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” series (above) we visited Koerner Camera Systems in Portland.
Koerner Camera Systems provides cameras and equipment to many film and television productions in Oregon. Thanks to increased business from shows such as “Grimm” and “Leverage,” Koerner is now the largest camera supplier in the northwest. Thanks to the infrastructure they have created, other productions in the state now have access to cutting edge technology and equipment.
You can view the first three videos in the series here: “Shop Adorn” , “Local Nursery Supply Chain” and “PG&L and Bend Oregon’s ATI”. Continue reading... “Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Koerner Camera Systems”
The third installment of our Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” series (above) features local businesses Pacific Grip & Lighting and Autonomy Technology Inc. (ATI).
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A boost in production work and employees are the results both Pacific Grip and Lighting (Portland, OR) and ATI (Bend, OR) have noticed from the consistency of the work being filmed in Oregon. The interconnectedness of numerous grip and lighting companies is expected, but less obvious is the far-reaching economic impact as we follow the chain of supply.
Hopefully you have been following our Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” video series. The series of videos, produced by our interns (Sabrina, Justen, and Jake) over the course of the summer, features interviews with local vendors that have recently experienced an increase in business due to film and television production. They were able to capture the stories of 12 local businesses in eight videos, but we know that there are many more businesses out there that have benefitted from local film and TV production. Continue reading... “Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Share Your Story”