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Warhol Goes Boom

Warhol Goes Boom

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OMPA Member, Lower Boom has been busy and we want to film you in…I mean FILL you in on what we’ve been up to of late. First of all…we hope to see you at the Portland Art Museum this Sunday, October 30th.  Lower Boom will be filming new Warhol-inspired Screen Tests from 1- 2:30 pm, adjacent […]

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SAG-AFTRA SPONSORED LEONARD DOZIER TEACHES VO CLASS IN PORTLAND TO RAVE REVIEWS

SAG-AFTRA SPONSORED LEONARD DOZIER TEACHES VO CLASS IN PORTLAND TO RAVE REVIEWS

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Written by Mary McDonald-Lewis Thanks to the support of National SAG-AFTRA, union member and VO coach Leonard Dozier held a sold-out voice acting workshop on October 2nd at Portland’s Black Diamond Studios. Themed a “big tent” event, for union and non-union actors alike, the course was an introduction to the skills required to work, and […]

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TownHall and Survey Results; “Membership Matters”

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University of Oregon conducted a statewide survey of OMPA members, non-members, industry professionals and businesses regarding the perception of OMPA and our ability to fulfill the mission: Oregon Media Production Association, the champion of the film, television and interactive media industry.  OMPA fulfills this mission by; advocating for our industry, promoting our members’ accomplishments and providing opportunities […]

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NW Film Center and OMPA announce 2016 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Winners

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(PORTLAND, OR) — The Northwest Film Center, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Media Production Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship (OMAF): Rose Bond and Pam Minty. Rose Bond is a Canadian born media artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Her short films have […]

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Governor Kate Brown signs measure to increase OPIF

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Oregon’s governor will sign a measure today that her office believes will inspire film, television and media producers to work in more parts of the state. The program, which rebate 20 percent of what producers pay for Oregon-based goods and services with additional payments for up to 16.2 percent of wages, will now make $12 […]

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Industry Day in Salem 2/2 for SB1578

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Over 70 volunteers, with the majority being OMPA members, descended upon the State Capital on Tuesday, February 2nd to lobby for increasing Oregon’s Production Incentive Fund, (OPIF).  The Capital was abuzz with our members meeting with Senators, Representatives and the Speaker of the House. Legislators also had the opportunity to visit the Gallery where the […]

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Ashland Named One of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 10 Small Cities and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

Ashland Named One of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 10 Small Cities and Towns to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

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Congratulations to our dear colleagues to the south! Ashland, Oregon has been named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 10 Best Small Town to Live and Work as a Filmmaker. Here’s what they had to say about Ashland in their article: “The great Pacific Northwest… my, how screenwriters, directors and cinematographers love you. While Vancouver, Portland […]

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The 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Audience Awards

The 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Audience Awards

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The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, presented by the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon, has determined the Audience Award-winning films for this year’s festival. The resounding winner for Favorite Narrative Feature, determined from audience balloting at the festival, is The Tree Inside by Vancouver, B.C.-based filmmakers Michelle Kim and Rob Leickner. The Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Feature went to Make Mine Country by Portland filmmaker […]

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HoloLens Class Announced at Clackamas Community College

HoloLens Class Announced at Clackamas Community College

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Clackamas Community College (CCC) is partnering with Intel, Sprocketship, and Object Theory to offer augmented reality development and research opportunities in the 2016 Winter term. CCC, with support from a dream team of industry partners, has landed one of 5 HoloLens research grants awarded by Microsoft for initial research for its augmented/mixed reality system. This is an unprecedented opportunity to be in on the cutting […]

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Call for Submissions for Kids’ Film Festival

Call for Submissions for Kids’ Film Festival

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On February 21, 2016, Portland Community Media will host a kids’ film festival, the 90-Second Newbery. Kid filmmakers are invited to create and submit 90-second film adaptations of Newbery Award-winning books. Workshops are available to help prepare a submission. Upcoming Classes for Youth at Portland Community Media: Jan. 6–20: In the Newbery in 90 Seconds workshop, youth 8 to 12 can craft submissions for […]

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