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[Photos] November Media Mixer with NW Film Center

[Photos] November Media Mixer with NW Film Center

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We started November off with a Media Mixer at Southpark Seafood in downtown Portland, co-hosted by our friends at Northwest Film Center. It was great to bring together the filmmakers of NWFF45, OMPA members, and our board of directors for a classy evening of networking, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.  Thank you so much to all […]

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[Video] 35 years of advocacy in 2 minutes

[Video] 35 years of advocacy in 2 minutes

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A key part of OMPA’s mission is advocating for production-friendly policies that help make Oregon a destination for filming and a great place to work in the industry. Watch the video below for a quick look at 35 years of industry victories in under two minutes. Huge thanks to our friends at Camp Computer for […]

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Help OMPA become 1,000 voices strong

Help OMPA become 1,000 voices strong

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We’re holding a fall membership drive leading up to the deadline for the 2019 SourceOregon production directory on November 15. The goal is to reach 1,000 members! Will you be one of them? The media production industry is thriving now and we want it to stay that way. Keep the work coming by supporting a […]

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Recap: Extremely Happy Mixer [Photos]

Recap: Extremely Happy Mixer [Photos]

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We’re sorry to anyone who missed the Extremely Happy Mixer we co-hosted with PAF at Hinge and 3DV on September 13 because it was so much fun! See for yourself in the lively photos captured by Portland Ad Fed board member Mark Fenske.   We saw the PAF and OMPA logos come to life before our eyes […]

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KIFF 2018: OMPA Winners & Selections

KIFF 2018: OMPA Winners & Selections

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We took a road trip down to Klamath Falls in September to make new friends in the Southern part of the state and see our members’ work at the sixth-annual Klamath Independent Film Festival. Nearly half of the films selected for KIFF had OMPA members on crew! Here’s a look at the winners and selected […]

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Apply for our Film Festival/Conference Travel Grant

Apply for our Film Festival/Conference Travel Grant

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The Portland Film Office, in partnership with the Oregon Media Production Association, invites local filmmakers to apply for a conference fee or travel stipend to attend a filmmaking conference or film festival where your film has been accepted. Five $500 grants will be awarded on a rolling basis between September 2018 and June 2019. Eligible […]

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Event Recap: Creatives of Color Collaborative

Event Recap: Creatives of Color Collaborative

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On August 23, OMPA co-hosted a meetup at Wieden+Kennedy between industry mentors and creatives of color.  Here are a few words from the woman who truly helped this event go from idea to execution:  Tiffany Golden, W+K Producer Overall the event was a tremendous success. We checked all the boxes in terms of our objectives. […]

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Takeaways from the Pints & Pixels Freelancing Panel

Takeaways from the Pints & Pixels Freelancing Panel

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Working for yourself doesn’t mean you’re on your own! As our host for the evening Dan Short put it, “Freelancers are alone, together. But we’re in the same boat.” Here’s a roundup of some of the best advice we heard from the panelists:   Dan Short (10+ years freelancing from coast to coast) Dan is […]

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OMPA teams up with VFX/PDX for networking event

OMPA teams up with VFX/PDX for networking event

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We weren’t kidding when we said last Monday’s VFX and stop-motion job mixer would be a sequel worth seeing! The Art Institute was packed with roughly 200 talented folks promoting their skills and 16 local studios recruiting new hires. We know it was hot and busy. But we also heard everyone had a pretty awesome […]

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