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OMPA5 : 5 Tips to Make Your Production More Eco-Friendly

OMPA5 : 5 Tips to Make Your Production More Eco-Friendly

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Cine Rent West is one of the oldest studios in Portland, and stage manager Brynden McNew has seen a lot of productions come through their space over the last few years. Earth Day is coming up this Sunday April 22nd, so McNew shared 5 tips for how to make your production more environmentally-friendly, and even […]

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OMPA is hiring!

OMPA is hiring!

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OMPA seeks Communications Manager The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) is a 35 year old non-profit serving film & media professionals across the state of Oregon, working together to ensure our industry thrives. We are the voice, resource and community of the Oregon industry. Not every state has a resource like the OMPA. Since we do, the […]

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OMPA Interviews Producer Darren Demetre

OMPA Interviews Producer Darren Demetre

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Darren Demetre and Joe Hardesty, Co-Executive Producers of American Vandal Season 2, smile on set. Photo courtesy of Darren Demetre. OMPA had a great time visiting the set of season 2 of Netflix’s American Vandal series. The CBS / Funny or Die production recently took over Mount Hood Community College, so we chatted with producer […]

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OMPA Members in Focus: Actor and Teacher Katie O’Grady

OMPA Members in Focus: Actor and Teacher Katie O’Grady

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OMPA’s Members in Focus series celebrates the stories, personalities and work of OMPA members.  In our latest episode, Actor and Teacher Katie O’Grady shares how the Oregon production community has impacted her career, changed the lives of our local youth, and brushes her teeth with…sausage? Yeah, you’ll see what we mean. You probably recognize Katie […]

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OMPA Members in Focus: VFX Artist, Adam C. Sager

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  The Oregon film & media industry is full of impressive talent as this video series reveals, one member at a time. The opportunity to feature VFX Artist Adam C. Sager emerged after I learned about his involvement on the impossibly darling stop-motion animated short film, Two Balloons, directed by Mark Smith. I was so […]

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OMPA Members in Focus: Coach Sarge Cine

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Interviewing Coach & Sarge to kick off our January 2018 Members in Focus feature was a real treat. They are well known by everyone industry-wide as they have a combined 50+ years in the industry and a propensity for elevating the profile of G&E in Oregon and beyond. In addition to offering on-set expertise, they […]

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OMPA Welcomes Lisa Cicala as Executive Director

OMPA Welcomes Lisa Cicala as Executive Director

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The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) is proud to announce and welcome Lisa Cicala as the organization’s Executive Director. Ms. Cicala will be responsible for leading the growth of the 35-year-old organization and representing its mission to members, potential members, legislative bodies and industry stakeholders. “As a former OMPA employee and past OMPA Board President, […]

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OMPA Members in Focus: Casting Simon Max Hill

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The OMPA mission is strengthened by its members and their work. We are a unique gathering of industry professionals with a full spectrum of talent that is worth bragging about– across Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Welcome to Members in Focus, a new monthly series designed to celebrate and share the stories, personalities and […]

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OMPA Members in Focus: The Benefits of Alicia J. Rose

OMPA Members in Focus: The Benefits of Alicia J. Rose

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The OMPA mission is strengthened by its members and their work. We are a unique gathering of industry professionals with a full spectrum of talent that is worth bragging about– across Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. Welcome to Members in Focus, a new monthly series designed to celebrate and share the stories, personalities and […]

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HouseSpecial’s Jailbreak Takes Best Picture at We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

HouseSpecial’s Jailbreak Takes Best Picture at We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

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Submitted by HouseSpecial – Check out HouseSpecial’s website here. [August 28, 2017: Baker City, OR.] HouseSpecial took home the award for Best Picture at the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival held on August 17-20, 2017 in Baker City, Oregon. Aaron Sorenson wrote and directed the winning stop-motion film, Jailbreak, which was shot in black […]

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