In years gone by, Moviemaker Magazine lumped together big city and small town to compete for the sought after title of, “Best Places To Live and Work as a Moviemaker”. This year, the magazine has split their list into three components:
Top Big Cities (they define as more than 50,000 residents)
Southern Oregon Film and Television (SOFaT), Southern Oregon’s media industry trade association, introduced its new board last night at their 2013 Wrap Celebration held at the SOU Digital Media Center in Ashland. Members of the organization were joined by prominent members of local government and business to celebrate a very successful year in film and media production in the region, which included a very high-profile day of shooting for the Reese Witherspoon film WILD.
Many of you may know Gary Kout as the president of Southern Oregon Film and Television (SOFAT) and producer of films like “Walk In,” “Calvin Marshal,” “Conversations With God” as well as many commercials. A few years back, he was contacted by Gore Verbinski’s team on the Academy Award winning film “Rango” to be the production supervisor on the live action performance capture shoot for the film. The process was unique to animated feature films, but helped the film makers create something special. Continue reading... “Ashland Producer Gary Kout Talks About His Work on Oscar Winning Film “Rango””
An article this week in Oregon Business Magazine highlighted film production in the southern region of the state. Producer, Gary Kout, founder and director of SOFAT made note of the production upturn due in part to diverse locations and experienced crew. For the details read here.
This past week there were two news articles of note; one in the Eugene Register Guard and the other in the Ashland Daily Tidings. In Eugene writer Mark Baker profiled Katherine Wilson’s efforts to start a film museum in the Willamette Valley. For those of you who have seen Katherine’s photos from the days of “Animal House” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, you know she’s collected a lot of film history on her own – here’s the article. Continue reading... “Fun Film News out of Ashland and Eugene”
Southern Oregon Film and Televisionis proud to present its upcoming SOFaT Filmmaker Series special screening of “Star Trek IV: The Journey Home”, projected in 35mm at the Varsity Theatre in downtown Ashland. Immediately following the film, there will be a live discussion and Q&A with the film’s writer and producer Harve Bennett, veteran of 4 Star Trek films from The Wrath of Khan to The Final Frontier as well as other films and notable TV shows.