(All these great Oregon pictures were taken by Reese Witherspoon while on location for “Wild”)
It was gratifying that “Wild” shot in more places in our state than any other feature film to date. Reese Witherspoon (“Walk The Line, Mud”) traveled the entire length of Oregon from southern and central regions, up to the Gorge and Portland metro while shooting (author), Cheryl Strayed’s, NY Times best-seller novel, “Wild”. Witherspoon is not only starring in this Fox Searchlight feature, but producing with business partner Bruna Papandrea (“Warm Bodies”, “all Good Things”) under their Pacific Standard banner, and River Road’s, Bill Pohland (“The Tree of Life”, “Twelve Years A Slave”).Continue reading... “Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” Shot More Locations In Oregon Than Any Other Project To Date”
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”
Legendary blues man and May 2013 recipient of the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award Curtis Salgado takes center stage at the OMPA Classic, a fundraiser for the Media Arts Education scholarships, presented by Pacific Office Automation. The OMPA Classic takes place on July 12, 2013 at The Resort at The Mountain (Lakeside Lawn) in Welches, Oregon and includes a golf tournament, croquet tournament and awards party with an auction and raffle. Continue reading... “Curtis Salgado Lends a Hand for Media Arts Education Scholarships”
Did you see these bumpers stickers last week in Salem during “Industry Day”?
Did You Know. . . . . is a new awareness campaign, created in partnership with the film community, that aims to illustrate facts that enlighten the public and the business community alike, to the extended benefits of having a thriving film, TV and multimedia industry in Oregon.
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 Lori Lewis, plus one new knee, back into the casting scene. Lewis says, “I’m super excited to be back, and so overwhelmed by everyone’s warm embrace that I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate.” Continue reading... “Free Spirit Lori Lewis Returns to Portland Casting”
RESERVE THIS DATE – SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH! The Ninth Annual OpenLens Festival is a celebration of the independent spirit in Oregon filmmaking. This year’s event features a film critic seminar, a meet-the-filmmaker public reception, film screenings, and a closing reception and awards ceremony. The Saturday, January 26th Festival will be held in the UO Baker Center Auditorium at 320 E. 10th Street in Eugene.
This is the third year the Short Film/Video Competition has accepted films from across the entire state of Oregon.