Congratulations to “Portlandia” On Two Emmy Nominations

Congratulations to “Portlandia” and IFC on their two Emmy 2015 nominations.  The nominations are:

Outstanding Variety Sketch  ( Dead Pets episode)

Tyler Robinson, Production Designer

Schuyler Telleen, Art Director

Katherine Isom, Set Decorator


Outstanding Production Design for Variety, Non-Fiction, Reality or reality-Competition Programming.

“We could not be prouder of the Portlandia team for their remarkable work this past season,” said Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president. “We are extremely happy that Academy voters have recognized this unique comedy with multiple nominations for the fifth year in a row, and especially excited to be included in the newly created sketch series category.” Continue reading... “Congratulations to “Portlandia” On Two Emmy Nominations”

“Portlandia” Returns With Season 4

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IFC’s Portlandia is back (February 27th) with their eagerly awaited Season 4.  As in seasons past, part of the fun of Portlandia is seeing who shows up as guest stars, and Season 4 will not disappoint.  Stars such as, Kirsten Dunst (Spider Man), Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) the intriguing, Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), amongst others, even Paul Allen and some Trailbalzers make an appearance as well as “the official vehicle of the Pacific Northwest, the Subaru! Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Returns With Season 4”

The Impact of Oregon Film

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”

Portlandia Rats! Behind the Scenes Courtesy of Bent Image Lab – Dolphin Skit too!

Isn’t it sad that season 3 of “Portlandia” is over?  Well if you just need a little more taste of this past season, check out the great behind the scenes piece Bent Image Lab did on this year’s “rats” skit.

And here’s another piece they did on the dolphin piece.

  Continue reading... “Portlandia Rats! Behind the Scenes Courtesy of Bent Image Lab – Dolphin Skit too!”

“Portlandia” Wins WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety Program

On Sunday at this year’s WGA awards IFC’s “Portlandia” won a WGA award for best Comedy/Variety Series.  By most accounts this was an upset for the show as the other nominees included six time winner “Saturday Night Live”, “Conan”, “The Daily Show”, “The Colbert Report”, “Jimmy Kimmel”, and “Real Time with Bill Maher”.  The show continues to grow both audience and acclaim.  The season 3 premiere of the show was up 30% from season 2 and the web companion to the show Kumail Tours Portlandia has been a nice surprise on IFC’s website. Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Wins WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety Program”

“Portlandia” Starts Season 3 on January 4 – But Lots of Goodies to See Now

So did you see the winter special of “Portlandia”?  If not you can stil grab it for FREE on iTunes!  Now it’s time to get ready for Season 3 which premieres on January 4.  One cool addition to season 3 is “Kumail Visits Portlandia” which is on the IFC show website.  Make sure you see his visit to the real feminist bookstore!

If you want to get fired up for the new season, just take a look at the stars already announced for season 3!  Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Starts Season 3 on January 4 – But Lots of Goodies to See Now”

“Portlandia” Winter Special and Season 3 Guest Star Lineup

Good news for fans of “Portlandia”: the hiatus is almost over and new episodes will be airing soon. Season 3 of the IFC show starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein kicks off on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10pm.  If that seems like a long time to wait for your “Portlandia” fix, there’s more good news: a special new episode, “Winter in Portlandia,” airs on Friday, December 14th at 10:30/9:30c.

IFC also just announced some of the guest stars that will be visiting Portlandia in the coming season.   Continue reading... ““Portlandia” Winter Special and Season 3 Guest Star Lineup”

Join the Co-Op! Portlandia is Gearing Up for Season 3

Portlandia returns January 4th with a whole new, ten episode season of sketches.

Back in August, Portlandia’s director, Johnathan Krisel told the Oregonian that this season was “getting weirder”, so lots to look forward too then!  Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein will be working with some returning favorites, like Kyle MacLachlan as Portland’s fictitious mayor, as well as plenty of new characters such as Chloë Sevigny playing a new roommate for Carrie and Fred.  However, IFC didn’t want to make hardcore fans wait until January for the new season so they are showing, “Winter In Portlandia” as a special, airing December 14th. Continue reading... “Join the Co-Op! Portlandia is Gearing Up for Season 3”

Portlandia receives 2 Emmy Nods, Weiden + Kennedy receives 3

Today the Emmy Nominations were announced and “Portlandia” came away with two big nominations.  The show was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.  Writers Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Kreisel and Karey Dornetto were all listed in the nomination.  The show was also recognized for Outstanding Directing in a Variety Series thanks to Jonathan Kreisel’s amazing direction.  The episode Jonathan was recognized for was “One Moore Episode” which was voted by the fans as the best episode to dateContinue reading... “Portlandia receives 2 Emmy Nods, Weiden + Kennedy receives 3”

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””