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”
We are very proud to announce the World Premiere of the feature film Wake Before I Die on May 15th at McMenamins Bagdad Theater in Portland. The screening is FREE and attendance will be based on a first come first serve basis. This HD screening is also ALL AGES though the film, when rated, will most likely be a PG-13 rating.
Wake Before I Die was the first film to utilize the i-OPIF program which provides rebates of 20% of goods and services and 10% of Oregon labor for films produced by Oregon filmmakers who spend a minimum of $75,000 but not more than $750,000 on their project. Continue reading... “World Premiere of Wake Before I Die”
In the last few weeks there have been a number of projects that have applied for the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Program (iOPIF), and now all the available funds have been fully committed. In total 13 projects have been qualified for the program and projects have been produced or are set to be produced in the Portland area, Central Oregon and Ashland. The first project was the Brothers Freeman film “Wake Before I Die” back in January of this year. Continue reading... “The iOPIF Program Does Its Job – Funds Fully Committed”