Need Housing For Your Production – I can help.

Hi, Oregon film community,

I am excited to share I have found a new job.  I have missed all of you!

Fully furnished apartment, temporary housing, or needing an extended stay accommodation – I can help! My name is Wendy Sanman and I have over 20 years of experience helping productions in Oregon find housing for your above the line and below the line teams.  National Corporate Housing can assist in Portland or around the state and beyond.  Our surprisingly superior customer service is what sets us apart! Continue reading... “Need Housing For Your Production – I can help.”

1 Week To SourceOregon Directory Deadline!

SourceOregon is a statewide directory of industry professionals. It’s a great way to get found for your services, but it’s also OMPA’s best promotional tool to advocate for the industry. Show policymakers how many jobs are at stake!

Create a listing at November 15.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at [email protected].

Continue reading... “1 Week To SourceOregon Directory Deadline!”

OSF Costume Rentals Relaunches Website

New website screen shotOregon Shakespeare Festival Costume Rentals is pleased to announce the relaunch of their website. The new site is a complete upgrade with a sleek and modern design that customers should find very easy to navigate. New features of the website include:

  • Search function by item number and keyword
  • Real-time availability of items
  • Shopping cart ordering just like a retail website
  • Wish list function for bookmarking items
  • User registration, enabling customers to save orders for later, view current and past orders, and print reports
  • Detailed descriptions of costumes
  • Ability to view all items in inventory, not just those with photos
  • …and much more!
Continue reading... “OSF Costume Rentals Relaunches Website”

Portland Workforce Alliance Youth Careers Expo Had A Strong Turnout

Members of the Production Industry At PWA NW Youth Careers Expo
Members of the Production Industry At PWA NW Youth Careers Expo

Last week saw a strong turnout for the Annual Portland Workforce Alliance NW Youth Careers Expo.  Oregon Film asked members of the production community to join us in showcasing an array of production job opportunities that are here in Oregon.  With a staggering 5,000 students attending, it was a productive day showing future job possibilities in a hands-on way.

We thank Tim Oakley (Oakley Design Studios), who had some amazing hand-made props on display, LAIKA House, who brought sketch books for the students as well as a ParaNorman puppet with various “faces” to illustrate how stop-motion works; Koerner Camera had their RED camera running; Bent Image Lab had an array of their amazing puppets to examine; video game developer SuperGenius was on hand showing students the possibilities of working in the exiting gaming world; Loren Haleston talked through his remote controlled cameras for his high quality automotive video media business.  Continue reading... “Portland Workforce Alliance Youth Careers Expo Had A Strong Turnout”

Welcome To PixAir!


When Perry sent me an email letting me know that he had purchased a jet airliner mock up I knew I had to go check it out.  While one or two options for filming in an airliner exist, none present an option that is logistically straight forward and simple.  Shooting inside a real plane is of course the most realistic but the process is complex.  Everything, including all crew and equipment, must pass through security and the crew is matched up with TSA agents inside and outside on the tarmac. Continue reading... “Welcome To PixAir!”

Behind The “Back O’er Oregon” Music Video and Website

Jotham Porzio

By now you may well have read some of the blog posts here about Slater Smith, his band “The Weather Machine” and the journey Smith undertook (in conjunction with Oregon Film and Oregon State Parks) to get the music video and corresponding web site up.  (As a reminder, Smith made an ambitious trip around Oregon visiting 185 Oregon State Parks to bring us his new music video for the single, “Back O’er Oregon”). But what about the folks behind the scenes on this project?  Continue reading... “Behind The “Back O’er Oregon” Music Video and Website”

Oregon Film Office Says Thanks To “Leverage” For Four Great Seasons Shooting In Portland By Donating Neighborhood Trees

Dean Devlin, Producer Leverage, Senator Ginny Burdick (picture Frank DiMarco)

The Oregon Film & Television Office thanked Leverage for four great seasons shooting in the Portland Metro area by donating four trees to be planted in metro neighborhoods through the  Friends Of Trees non-profit program.  Leverage’s Producer, Dean Devlin,  was presented with a certificate noting the dates and neighborhoods the trees will be planted by Senator Ginny Burdick (and, naturally, the certificate was printed on 100% recycled, FSC certified paper).  Continue reading... “Oregon Film Office Says Thanks To “Leverage” For Four Great Seasons Shooting In Portland By Donating Neighborhood Trees”

Governor Kitzhaber and Steve Oster Present Oregon Film Office’s Film Advocate Awards To Portland Police Bureau and Portland Parks

At Oregon Film & Television’s Annual Meeting last night, we were able to honor some amazing Film Advocates who have been integral to the film and television industry.

Governor Kitzhaber presents the Film Advocate Award to Derrick Roberson, Sergeant Erin Smith and Sergeant Peter Simpson (photo: Frank DiMarco)

Steve Oster (Producer, “Grimm“) announced the Film Advocate Awards that were presented to Derrick Roberson, Sergeant Erin Smith, and Sergeant Peter Simpson by Governor Kitzhaber.

Derrick Roberson, the Recreation Coordinator for Portland Parks and Recreation, operates as a communication liaison between Location Managers and the Portland Parks and Rec. Continue reading... “Governor Kitzhaber and Steve Oster Present Oregon Film Office’s Film Advocate Awards To Portland Police Bureau and Portland Parks”

“Grimm” Honored with Environmental Award

Shannon Schaefer Bart (Sustainable Production Manager NBC Universal) and Steve Oster (Producer, "Grimm") with the Green Award

NBC Universal’s series, “Grimm” was honored for it’s environmentally friendly production practices at the 33rd Annual Travel Portland Tourism and Hospitality Industry Awards last week.  This award recognizes environmentally friendly business practices that “help sustain Oregon’s exceptional quality of life”.

“Grimm” has utilized many local green and sustainable vendors during season 1 and plans on doing the same (and hopefully more) during season 2. Continue reading... ““Grimm” Honored with Environmental Award”

Women in Film-PDX/Faerie Godmother Production Grant

Cash Grant of $3000

Legal Services, with Entertainment Attorney Candace Jackson

Screening Event

Festival Passes : POW Fest 2013, Ashland Film Fest 2013, Susan Orleans “Voices” Series Lecture and VIP Reception 2013

The purpose of the grant is to support working women video and filmmakers who reside in Oregon and SW Washington (Clark County). The goal of the grant is to provide financial assistance to women filmmakers and to aid in the next step of the crafting of an idea, honing a vision, or assisting in the completion of a consequential piece of work. Continue reading... “Women in Film-PDX/Faerie Godmother Production Grant”