RSVP today for:
Croquet tourney, golf, networking and more...
"Schmooze it or Lose it"
Tuesday, June 18 • 6pm-8pm
5:30pm doors open
Red Lion Convention Center
1021 NE Grand Ave, Portland
Register now for a fast-paced, fun way to introduce yourself to a wide network of employers, producers, freelancers and potential collaborators in Oregon's production and post-production industry. Light appetizers, complimentary coffee/tea and a no-host bar (happy hour prices until 7pm). Pre-registration is encouraged, space is limited.
Best to dress professionally and be prepared with a stack of business cards (we expect 80 attendees.) Please be on time - there are a lot of great people to meet.
Free to OMPA members; $15 others
Sign me up!
Industry Day at the State Capitol
May 2nd, 2013
OMPA is proud to invite you to Media Production Industry Day to rally in support of HB 2267, Governor Kitzhaber's proposed expansion of the OPIF program to recruit film and television jobs to Oregon. The bill also adds incentives to recruit post-production and video game development thanks to OMPA's iOPIF amendment, which continues to offer the incentive to qualified independent Oregon filmmakers.
None of this happens without our work together. Please join us in Salem to talk up the jobs, infrastructure and tourism benefits that this work brings to Oregon.
Media Production Industry Day
Thursday May 2nd, 2013
8:15 am Training (at Days Inn Black Bear, Salem)
9am-4pm State Capitol, Salem Oregon
12:30pm Rally on the steps of the State Capitol
Bus departs from Portland and carpools from around the state will be arranged wherever possible. This is our day. Be there.
Why? Because we keep growing this industry through the support of the legislature to fund OPIF. If you work in media production, you know you are a great communicator. Come help explain and demonstrate the impact of film and television in growing great jobs and business opportunities for Oregon. We need you.
BUSSES & CARPOOLS
Carpool from Ashland:
6:00am - Noble Coffee (218 4th Street)
Carpool from Eugene (Springfield):
7:00am at Eugene-Cascades Adventure Center(3312 Gateway St., Springfield)
Bus/Carpool from Portland to Salem:
6:30 am - Call time for 1st bus at Washington-Monroe High School (SE Alder and SE 14th Ave
10:45 am - Call time for 2nd bus at Washington-Monroe High School (SE Alder and SE 14th Ave)
You may take the late-morning Portland bus (or carpool) if your Legislator Meeting starts at 1:30 pm or later.
Bus - Returning to Portland:
3:30pm - 1st bus returns to Washington-Monroe High School
5:30pm - 2nd bus returns to Washington-Monroe High School
If you would like to say overnight on Wednesday, an OMPA rate is available at: Days Inn Black Bear • 1600 Motor Court Northeast, Salem • 503-581-1559
SourceOregon Magazine & Directory Release Party! (Portland)
This infamously fun annual event is back once again. We are really excited about the 2013 SourceOregon directory ... and we're ready to celebrate! Beer, tacos, music ... and the nicest bunch of crew and service providers you could imagine. Join us!
OMPA Members (at the Individual level and above) can pick up their free copy of the new book at this event, and *all* industry members are encouraged to come and celebrate the depth, breadth and outrageous quality of Oregon's media production industry.
PORTLAND: MARCH 2013
You are invited to a reception for
Followed by World Premier at POWFest
Friday, March 8th
7pm to 8:30pm
1969 NE 42nd Ave
OMPA members and our professional community celebrate the cast, crew and producers of Gabby's Wish with an industry mixer on the night of the film's world premier at POWFest. Written and directed by Hollie Olson, produced by Tim Wyndham and others, assistant directed by Susan Funk, with cast including Marcella Laasch and Jennifer Brian.
No admission charge for mixer for OMPA members and invited guests
Ticket purchase required for
Tax Preparation Panel
for Freelance Creatives
Monday, February 25
at Assurety NW Inc
8931 SE Foster Rd, Portland
OMPA presents a command performance of our Tax Preparation Panel, with Michael Davidson of A&E Tax Service, Sandra Vincent, tax consultant from The Bookkeeping Company LLC, and Andrew Pollack of Ameriprise Financial Services. This is a great opportunity to learn the best business practices from professionals who understand your unique situation as a freelancer.
FREE for OMPA Members / $10.00 for non-members
Thursday, February 14th
at Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center
3312 Gateway St, Springfield
Kathering Wilson will present about the early days of MOPAN and OMPA, and why these networking groups are important to filmmakers. She will also talk about her latest film, "Animal House of Blues" How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster. She will share artifacts and photos from her Oregon Film Factory Movie Museum.
Katherine is a long-standing advocate for filming in Oregon, connecting producers and writers to her network of professional contacts, creating grass-roots networking organizations and providing services for Hollywood productions.
After starting her career on Mark Rydell's film Cinderella Liberty (1973), Katherine was chosen as the Governor's liaison to the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and scouted and cast local talent in Animal House (1978). She continued to provide these services for the next 20 years on films including Stand by Me (1986).
More recently, Katherine has served Oregon's industry by developing and creating screenplays that were made to film in the Northwest, working with over thirty writers and completing five of her own scripts. Katherine was recently honored for her career in film with a week-end long party at the Pendleton Round-Up with filmmakers from around the country.
PORTLAND: FEBRUARY 2013
Financial Stability for Freelance Creatives
Wednesday January 13
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at The Collective Agency
322 NW 6th St, 2nd Floor, Portland
How is a creative professional supposed to live a stable life while freelancing anyway? Is there any way out of the "starving artist" trap? OMPA brings together experts to help creative professionals navigate the tricky waters of financial planning.
You know you should: Build your savings * Plan for the future * Get out of debt
You know you want to: Stop dreading the end-of-the-month bills * Buy a house * Retire some day * Leave a legacy
And, you know the obstacles: Irregular or low income * Uncertain employment * Odd work hours
Learn how to put the pieces together!
Free for OMPA members
$10.00 for non-members.
Harold Phillips, Actor
~ OMPA Annual Meeting ~
Monday, Jan 28, 2013
at The Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland
5:30 pm Reception (no host)
6:30 pm OMPA Annual Meeting (1 hour)
OMPA Awards of Excellence
Installation of OMPA's new board members
8:00 pm Special Portland Premier of
HOT IN THE ZIPPER
Starring Jana Lee Hamblin, Katie O'Grady, Elizabeth Strelow and Spencer Conway
A raucous screwball comedy set in the apartment of three lovely ladies in 1947 Manhattan, and filmed in one unbroken 18-minute take.
Written and directed by JAMES WESTBY
Plus: THE AUTEUR
Feature film starring Melik Malkasian, John Breen, Katherine Flynn, Katie O'Grady, and Ron Jeremy
A sweet romantic comedy about the world's greatest porn director.
Written and directed by JAMES WESTBY
No Charge to OMPA Members + 1 Guest
(OMPA Small Firm members allowed 3 guests, Large Firms allowed 6 guests).
All others: $10
This December 2012...
OMPA's 30th Anniversary!
@Large Films • 807 NE Couch Street, Portland
5:00 pm - Dinner Celebration * full *
7:00 pm - Holiday Party * Come one come all *
In 1982, a handful of the smartest and most talented
producers and creatives formalized a campaign to bring more jobs into Oregon and set professional standards for the work that is done here, and formed the Oregon Media Production Association. Thirty years later we are still trucking, and media production is one of the brightest stars in Oregon's economic landscape. The official anniversary of our incorporation is December 2nd, and of course we will celebrate all year long!
Were you in Oregon in the early '80's?
If any of the above applies to you, we'd certainly like you to be a part of the celebration. Dinner is only $20 per person and includes the Holiday Party. Holiday Party alone is $5 per person. Limited seating.
OMPA Ballot Bash
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
OMPA Government Affairs committee meets at 5pm
at OMPA office:
901 SE Oak Street in Portland
• What to expect?
A good time with industry friends and dialog on the candidates and the initiatives.
• What to bring?
Your ballot of course! And brains. We need lots of brains...
Oregon's Got Talent
Friday, September 28 • 7pm
at Indent Studios, Portland
featuring Superfine Actor Awards
$10 suggested donation
for the Media Production Caucus of the Oregon Legislature
"Oregon's Got Talent" celebrates the breadth and excellence of actors among Oregon's media production industry, including the Superfine Actor Awards in recognition of excellence in craft and community building. This has been OMPA's best-attended community event, and if past years are any indication, it will be quite a party.
This year's "Oregon's Got Talent" launches and raises funds for the bi-partisan Oregon legislative caucus for media production, with the $10 suggested donation going to candidates who support the development of jobs in Oregon's media production industry.
Celebrate "Bill Plympton Day!"
with premier screenings of Adventures in Plymptoons
May 19 - May 27
at McMenamins & OMPA's
Great Northwest Film Tour
Celebrate with a week-long series of events to promote "Adventures in Plymptoons!" a documentary by director Alexia Anastasia, and producers Steve Tenhonen and Kevin Michaels. The cast of animators and other stars in this film is tremendous, and includes Will Vinton, Marilyn Zornado, Jim Blashfield, Walt Curtis, Mary Sandell, Stephanie Goldbloom, Tom Kenney (aka Spongebob Squarepants), Lloyd Kaufman, Ed Begley Jr., Keith Carradine, Hayley DuMond, Matthew Modine, Terry Gilliam, Weird Al Yankovic and more!
OMPA has partnered with McMenamins Theaters to present a week of premiers at 8 different, historic McMenamins Theatres in Oregon (and Centralia, WA), in a tour called "The Great Northwest Film Tour". Adventures in Plymptoons has been selected to kick off what we intend to be a regular collaboration to promote Oregon filmmakers and filmmaking. Please join us in celebrating the creative success that Bill Plympton has achieved, as well as Oregon's creative spirit, by attending any of these events (Click event title to buy tickets!):
Sat 5/19, 7pm Industry Premier with Bill Plympton at Mission Theatre, Portland
Sun 5/20, 9pm Bend Premier at Old St. Francis
Tue 5/22, 8pm NE Portland Premier at Kennedy School
Wed 5/23, 8pm Forest Grove Premier at Grand Lodge
Thu 5/24, 9pm Centralia (WA) Premier at Olympic Club
Fri 5/25, 9pm Troutdale Premier at Edgefield Powerstation
Sat 5/26, 3pm & 7pm "Bill Plympton Day!" Closing Celebration at Bagdad Theater and OMPA Benefit Screening
Sun 5/27, 6pm St. Johns Premier at St. Johns Theater
The film has scenes of an adult nature and is not recommended for minors, however minors with parent are allowed to the 3pm screening on 5/26. All other screenings are 21+ and include Q&A with the director and producers - plus special guests! Hotel packages are available.
Saturday May 26 at Bagdad Theater, Portland
Free "Bill Plympton Day!" Street Celebration at 2pm
3pm & 7pm movie times
with filmmakers and other VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
Intended for mature audiences.
$9 advance, $11 at the door.
Wear your Hawaiian shirt or Fishnet stockings for $1 off at the door.
Movie also plays Sunday at St. John's Theater.
OMPA Members: if you didn't make the SourceOregon directory release party, pick up your copy at the OMPA office, while supplies last.
SourceOregon Magazine & Directory Release Party!
This infamously fun annual event is back once again. We are really excited about the 2012 Sour ceOregon directory ... and we're ready to celebrate!
OMPA Members can pick up their free copy of the new book at this event, and *all* industry members are encouraged to come and celebrate the depth, breadth and outrageous quality of Oregon's media production.
The 2012 SourceOregon Magazine |Directory is here!
OMPA & Portland Monthly Present
Portland Mayoral Forum
on Creative Economy
To best serve our members we are limiting the forum to candidates most likely to hold office and chose to include only those who are polling over 10%. A complete list of candidates for Portland Mayor in the May primary is listed at www.portlandonline.com.
ABS Open House & Pre-NAB Roundtable
Advanced Broadcast Solutions (ABS) has opened a new office in downtown Portland and is celebrating with a pre-NAB open house, equipment demos, refreshments and more!
Tuesday, March 13th
Noon to 8pm (see below for full schedule)
1501 SW Jefferson Street
(inside the studios of KGW-TV)
RSVP below for any/all of the following Open House Sessions:
For more information, please call 503-708-7422 or email Dave Spraker.
AEPDX, 3dpdx and OMPA present:
"Byte by Byte"
Sunday, October 2nd
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland
Hold on to your hats, it's the
OMPA Annual Meeting
Friday, January 27th
at Hollywood Theatre in Portland
OMPA Awards of Excellence
Installation of New Board Members
Followed by a private OMPA screening of a recent work from Wooden Frame Productions and the Freeman Brothers' Polluted Pictures
(trailer at www.pollutedpictures.com)
Free to OMPA Members + 1 guest
Firm members may admit up to 5 guests
Additional non-members interested in OMPA are welcome with $7 donation (cash or check) to Hollywood Theatre.
Screening cast & crew: comps are available through Polluted Pictures.
Celebrate and meet OMPA's leadership as we recognize our ongoing success at promoting jobs maintain excellent professional standards in Oregon's film, television, commerical and new media production industry. Followed by a very special private screening for industry members only.
• Portland Teen Idol finalists
• Local Screenings
• Networking Party
Plus: Panel on healthcare for freelancers at 5 p.m.
Join the Actors, Producers and Crew who make Oregon a world-class center for Commercial, Film and Television production.
$10 - Free for OMPA members
& Portland Creative Conference attendees
5pm Healthcare panel is free to all attendees
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2011 FINAL CUT CLASSIC!
The Oregon Media Production Association Presents the Final Cut Classic & Winery Tour, benefitting OMPA and the Edward Gustamante Media Arts Education Fund scholarships.
Register below for a memorable round of golf or an excellent winery experience in the foothills of Mount Hood, while supporting OMPA's work in developing business in Oregon and helping out a great education fund.
The State of the Industry
OMPA and industry members speak up on where media production is at in Oregon, and where it's going!
OMPA invites you to an industry-wide conversation to consider and plan for the future of Film, Television, Animation, New Media and Visual Content production in Oregon, with special consideration of the status of Oregon's film incentive program.
A panel of special guests address the issue of creating self-sustaining industry growth, how to finance it, and continue to build on Oregon's growing reputation as a world-class media production center. Speakers include business people from the production industry as well as some of the 'best bets' for profitability among Oregon producers.
Scheduled to speak:
Dean Devlin, Executive Producer, “Leverage”
Gretchen Miller, Partner and Executive Producer at HIVE-FX
Kevin Curry and Eric Doebele of Relium Media, Executive Producers "Angel Punk"
Roger Wood and Todd Freeman, Executive Producers, “Wake Before I Die”
Vince Porter, Executive Director of the Governor’s Officeof Film & Television
This Roundup is presented in conjunction with OMPA's Northwest Film Finance series, which shares contemporary practices of finance, distribution and marketing to Oregon filmmakers.
One of the intended goals of this event as well as the Northwest Film Finance seminars, is to make connections between the business interests of Oregon's production industry and the broader financial community that fuels Oregon investment.
The Scottish Rite Center is a new member of OMPA, and featured in TV's Leverage. An exceptional and centrally located venue for auditorium and/or ballroom events, meetings, location filming and VIP receptions.
OMPA Opening Night Event
Join OMPA members for the opening night celebration and get a peek of what the conference has in store for digital storytellers as well as meet Douglas Rushkoff and other visionaries.
SourceOregon.com 2011 Directory Release Party!
Come on down to the OMPA office and pickup your book, a beer, and some BBQ.
Friday, April 15th from 2:00pm - 7:00pm
901 SE Oak St. Suite #104, Portland
Join friends and colleagues for this celebration of Oregon's production industry.
OMPA members - come get your book! Please note that Student and Actor Add-On Members do not receive a free copy of the directory with their membership. (Actors agencies and managers do receive books however.) Directories can also be purchased for $35.00 in the OMPA office.
Special Thanks to Blue Coyote Catering Co., New Belgium Brewing, and Gearhead Grip & Electric for helping throw us a great party!
Tuesday, March 15th, 7pm
At The Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High Street SE, Salem Oregon
SUPPORT HB 2167
on the Salem Capitol Steps!
Tuesday, March 15th, 4pm
Set on the Oregon Trail in 1845, this film stars Michelle Williams, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano and Bruce Greenwood as settlers on their way to build new lives in the Pacific Northwest. Directed by Kelly Reichardt, written by John Raymond, produced by Neil Kopp and Todd Haynes among others. Filmed entirely in Harney County, Oregon, the film is due to be releaseed in theaters in April and has been celebrated at the Venice, Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals.
This special screening celebrates the Oregon filmmaking community, and the special role that Oregon plays in this film. Every Oregon Legislator has been invited to join us, so don't miss this chance to raise awareness about our industry.
But wait, there's more...
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Join fellow industry members on the Capitol Steps and show your support to expand OPIF (HB 2167)!
Tuesday, March 15, 4pm
State Capitol (North Steps)
900 Court Street Northeast, Salem
Over 200 industry members and supporters will be lining the streets from the Oregon Legislature in Salem to the Elsinore Theatre in a human chain to guide the Oregon Legislature to the screening. This will be a fantastic show of support for your industry and your community, and we need your participation. Sign up in the RSVP below.
All are welcome.
of the Oregon Media Production Association
& Installation of new Board Members
Monday, Jan 31, 2011
at Picture This Production Services & Stage
2223 NE Oregon St, Portland
6:00 pm Reception with appetizers and cash bar
7:00 pm Annual Meeting
• Installation of OMPA's new board members
• OMPA Awards
• Legislative update with Vince Porter
No Charge to OMPA Members + 1 Guest
All others: $10
An "OMPA Member Mixer" precedes the event at 5pm at Urban Grind Coffeehouse (across the street from Picture This) where industry members can meet informally.
OMPA THANKS YOU! Holiday Party
Highly anticipated annual party by Oregon’s premier film/TV production non-profit
Friday Dec. 17th
8pm - 11pm
Portland City Hall
1221 Southwest 4th Ave, Portland
event immediatly follows:
Oregon Film Office Annual Meeting
7pm at Portland State University, Lincoln Hall
(enter on SW Park at Market)
The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) announces its annual winter holiday party for commercial, film, video and television industry professionals on Friday, December 17th, 2010 from 8 pm to 11 pm at Portland City Hall. Hundreds of guests including Government leaders, producers, artists, actors, crew, agents and vendors – a who’s who in Oregon’s biz – are scheduled to attend. Doors open immediately following the Governor’s Office of Film & Television annual meeting which starts at 7pm at PSU’s Lincoln Hall.
The event is free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring canned food for donation to the Oregon Food Bank.
The event celebrates the dedication of industry members and Oregon businesses at growing Oregon's media production industry. A “Bollywood” theme sets the scene for a spectacle of entertainment, including Bollywood DJ and performer Prashant, & Magician Reed McClintock. The event is supported in part by the Governor’s Office of Film and Television and the Mayor’s Office of Film and Video. Directors, producers, executives and celebrities have already RSVP’d for the event – don’t miss out.
Thanks to Oregon Film, Portland Mayor’s Office of Film and Video, Gales Creek Insurance, Picture This Production Services, New Belgium Brewing Co., Catering by Caprice, Dark Wing Productions, House Spirits Distillery, Pacific Grip & Lighting, Gearhead Grip & Electric, Electric Entertainment, Popchips, Deco Distilling, Lentil Garden and IATSE local 488.
OMPA staff and volunteers reserve the right to turn away or ask anyone to leave at their sole discretion.
(Courtesy Jacqueline Gault)
TOWN HALL: A Film & Television Political Party
Thursday Oct 21st, 2010
807 NE Couch St, Portland
An invitation from the original Democratist, Benjamin Franklin:
(or is that Will Vinton?)
Calling all craftspeople, tradesmen, engine operators, camera obsurists, smithies, dramatists and dramaturges, innkeepers and all those who extol the virtues of producing moving pictures, both entertaining and of commercial appeal, which give rise to employment and trade in the Oregon Territory:
We call ye to a gathering at the @Large Film Shoppe, wherein on the evening of October 21st, 2010, a coalition of Oregon Media Production professionals convenes in a forum to Encourage and Persuade support of the Programmes by which our Industry is influenced, to celebrate the Legislature whose Intelligence gave birth to several of these Programmes, and to surround ourselves with the company of Friends and Strangers alike.
If you do not know your Oregon House or Oregon Senate district, you are in good company - most people don't! But guess what - the Oregon House and Senate (collectively known as the Oregon Legislature) has a big impact on continuing the programs which attract out-of-state projects to Oregon. So get to know your districts, and who is running for your districts' seats, before you come to this party!
Oregon's Got Talent!
Friday, Sept 17th, 2010
Actors (showing up before 8pm), plus SAG, AFTRA and OMPA members: no charge
$15 all other guests
1535 SE 9th Ave, Portland
This meeting celebrates the contribution of actors to Oregon's production industry, with a session about the value of the OMPA to the acting community, the value of the acting commmunity in growing our industry, and the introduction of the "Actors" listings in our industry directory, SourceOregon.com.
Drinks are free from 7pm to 8pm, followed by an OMPA presentation for actors. Starting at 9pm, it's an after-party, no charge for members of OMPA, SAG and AFTRA, and all guests who joined us for the 8pm presentation.
Plus, at 9pm we take a group photo. Get in the picture!
"Photographer, Meet Videographer"
OMPA Mixer and Panel Discussion
Thursday, June 17, 2010
6:00 Reception with Cash Bar
506 SW Washington St
Portland, OR 97204
We'll be discussing the relationship of photography and videography in the era of converged capture devices, such as the Canon 5D Mark II.
The event is co-produced by ASMP, which represents professional still photographers. A panel including Gary Nolton, Tom Hassler, and Paula Webb among others will discuss best practices so that we are all doing our best for our clients. Topics also discussed will include how client billing works for both still and motion photography as well as addressing the differences in workflows.
Free to members of OMPA and ASMP plus 1 guest, $15 others. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Special thanks to our event sponsors: