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OMPA Members in Focus: Actor/Producer/Director Jerry Bell Jr.

OMPA Members in Focus: Actor/Producer/Director Jerry Bell Jr.

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Thanks to OMPA member Jerry Bell Jr. for sitting down with us to fill us in on how he wound up in Oregon, his progression in the film industry, and the relaxation benefits of Deep Couch Sitting!  To learn more about Jerry’s work, visit www.jbjrproductions.com.  

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City Council Candidates Respond to OMPA Survey

City Council Candidates Respond to OMPA Survey

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CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER, POSITION NO. 2 Nick Fish – see responses below Julia DeGraw – no response Nicholas Sutton – no response Philip J. Wolfe – no response CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSIONER, POSITION NO. 3 Andrea Valderrama – see responses below Jo Ann Hardesty – no response Felicia Williams – no response  Loretta Smith –  no response Stuart Emmons – […]

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Top 5 Tips for Submitting to Film Festivals

Top 5 Tips for Submitting to Film Festivals

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OMPA member Scott Ballard has been a freelance filmmaker for about 15 years, the last 10 of which he’s called Portland home. Over that time his works have been selected for literally hundreds of film festivals, and we wanted to know his secret! He first became addicted to film festivals when one of his shorts […]

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Office for Rent, OMPA-adjacent!

Office for Rent, OMPA-adjacent!

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Your friendly neighborhood OMPA is now seeking a friendly neighbor! We have a private office for rent in our space on the second floor of Koerner Camera (2828 SE 14th Ave. Ste B, Portland, OR 97202) and would love to share with a media professional.  * 24/7 access * Wi-fi included * Convenient inner SE […]

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Resume Woes? You’re not the only one.

Resume Woes? You’re not the only one.

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We recently had the pleasure of chatting with assistant director, producer and supervisor Dawnn Pavlonnis and production coordinator Jennifer Bertram. After many years of working on productions like Grimm, Lean on Pete, and American Vandal, they’ve both collected thousands of resumes for positions ranging from production assistant to cinematographer to props and set design. Across […]

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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 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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