PassinArt Theatre is having their second biennial Pacific Northwest Multicultural Readers Series & Film Festival Thursday – Sunday, August 17-20, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
The festival will be a jam-packed, four-day whirlwind of wall-to-wall readings, screenings, masterclasses and panel discussions addressing the issues of the day as they shape theaters of color, television, and film.
In attendance, we will have celebrity co-hosts Javon Johnson [The Oval, Boo! Madea Halloween] and Bobby Yan
[Stalker, K Love] welcome industry luminaries including Regina Taylor [I’ll Fly Away, CSI Vegas, Justified]; Rose Bianco [Cobra Kai, East New York, Minx]; Rhavynn Drummer [Tyler Perry/national casting director]; Ted Lange [The Love Boat]; Stephanie Frederic [film/tv producer Girls’ Trip, All Eyez on Me, Night School, American Gangster]; Professor Vera J.Continue reading... “PassinArt Theatre: Pacific Northwest Multi Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival”
Now in its 24rd year, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant seeks films that are unique and make a contribution to society. The winner receives $3,500 cash and close to $30,000 in donated film products and services they can use to complete their film. Films can be documentaries, short films, features, or webisodes. Deadline for submission is April 30th, 2016.
A new donor for this year’s grant is Promedia, a full service production and post production facility located in the heart of Manhattan.
Portland based Revolution Film Group, LLC, a division of Hydra Entertainment has just signed finance and distribution deals with Chasing Butterflies Pictures and Origin Releasing for the production of six features in 2016. The multi-picture deal, brokered at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California, this past November, represents a nearly $4 million investment in original Oregon productions. Some of the films will be co-produced by Oregon based Justice Pictures for the faith market.
If you’re a member of the creative class overflowing Portland’s bar scene, bike lanes and barista joints, you might want to take note of an event taking place later this month.
Portland creatives with an eye for film will converge in downtown Portland as part of Documentary Weekend. The event bills itself as an opportunity for people interested in film and documentaries – producers, actors, editors, directors, and film crews but also people with no experience at all – to meet form teams, then create a five-minute documentary in less than 30 hours. Continue reading... “Documentary Weekend: Bet you’re ready”