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October Round of Applause

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Lean on Pete premiered on Sept 1 at the Venice Film Festival. Darren Demetre, Julie Carnahan, Jennifer Bertram and many other OMPA members were involved in this #OregonMade film. Read the Hollywood Reporter’s review here & Indiewire’s review here.

‘THE LIBRARIANSSeason 4 premieres on December 20th.

Oregon Film Office, Portlandia crew, Portland Film Office, Oregon State Treasurer, Tobias Reed, Governor’s office representatives, legislators, and many more community and industry members came together to celebrate 8 seasons of ‘Portlandia’ at Arbor Lodge Park last Thursday. Read The Confluence blog  for photos and covereage. Two highlights that are sure to impress:

“Over the last 8 years “Portlandia” has accounted for almost $40M of direct spending and supporting 200 annual jobs with nearly $15M in payroll, and $18M in in-state goods & services paid to more than 100 Oregon vendors each season.” & “With 20 award nominations to date, “Portlandia” has won 4 Emmy Awards and is currently nominated for another 3 Emmy’s for their 7th season.”  Check out the Oregon Live coverage. of the Portlandia celebration.

9iFX had the opportunity to collaborate with The Other House to create and animate the 3D graphics and effects for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards—from the opening credits, through to the segment bumpers.

AJ Gordon produced ‘Elijah’s Ashes has a release date!  Look for this feature on DVD and VOD on 10/17.  Check out the trailer and more.

Alicia J. Rose’s ‘The Benefits of Gusbandry’ will be released November 7th via Amazon Prime and Seed & Spark Streaming.

Barri Chase’s ‘THE WATCHMAN’S CANOE’ won Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings Film Festival and the Seattle Composers Alliance prestigious award for the “MOST ORIGINAL SCORE”.

Bent Image Lab has 3 projects at Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF)

Dan Schaefer and Chel White are mentioned in this article +81 Vol 77; Behind the Filmmaking Issue.

Devin Tau’s production EVE: The Prologue got into its second selection at the 2017 Canby Film Festival happening on Wednesday, 10.4.2017.

Emily Wahl’s4th of Ohio” screened at the Red Corner Film Festival in Borgholm, Sweden, on August 26th, 2017.

The New York Times recommended Editor Heidi Zimmerman’sAlive and Kickingon their Watching list as a documentary to stream this past weekend.

Filmmaker and OMPA Board Member, Josh Lunden, will have his short film ‘198’ premiere on all major cable and satellite providers in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Africa starting on October 10th 2017, and will continue in rotation for the next three years.

Josh Lunden‘s ‘The First Crush‘ is an official selection of the McMinnville Short Film Festival. In addition, OMPA board member, Janice Williams is this year’s keynote speaker.

Julie Carnahan is the Costume Designer for  Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Season 2 . The show wrapped shooting  August 29th, in Vancouver, BC.  Season 2 is scheduled to air on BBC America  Saturday, October 14, 9/8c.

Kyle Eaton’sShut Up Anthony‘ will be played at the Clinton St Theater on Sunday 9/24 at the Oregon Independent Film Festival.

Kyle Eaton’s Shut Up Anthony received the award for Best Actor (Robert D’Esposito) at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.

Kyle Eaton’s Shut Up Anthony received a nice review from Following Films for the film’s Sidewalk Film Festival screening.

Kyle Eaton’s ‘Shut Up Anthony’ won Klamath Falls Independent Film Festival’s Jury Grand Prize Statewide Feature Film.  ‘Shut Up Anthony’ will be playing at Bend Film Festival on 10/14.

LAIKA‘s Portland Art Museum show is receiving some buzz.

Scott Ballard’s ‘North & Nowhere’ is an Official Selection at the 2017 McMinnville Short Film Fest, the 2017 Bend Film Fest & the 2017 Wine Country Film Festival.

Scott Ballard’s  ‘NORTH & NOWHERE’ is heading back to California as an OFFICIAL SELECTION of the 2017 San Pedro International Film Festival! Playing Saturday, October 14th at 5:30.

Scott Ballard’s ‘DEATH ON A ROCK’ won BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the 2017 South Texas International Film Festival.

Shadowmachine’s ‘Bojack Horseman’ has a fifth season ordered by Netflix.

Wonderful praise for  ShadowMachine and their series BoJack Horseman from IndieWire.

Slater Dixon’s INCENDIO won Jury Grand Prize Statewide Best Short Film at the Klamath Independent Film Festival.

Slater Dixon’s short film INCENDIO continues it’s successful festival run and marked it’s LA premiere by screening at the Burbank International Film Festival. INCENDIO also screened at the Catalina Film Festival located on beautiful Santa Catalina Island just off the coast of Los Angeles.

Slater Dixon’s INCENDIO will be screening in competition at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival this Thursday, Oct 5th at 730PM at the AMC Classic Marina Marketplace 6 theaters. Tickets as well as all screening information can be found: HERE.

Note of appreciation from an OMPAmember Tyler St. Pierre for Gearhead Production Rentals.  Tyler appreciated OMPA’s Media Mixer hosted by Gearhead and his ability to connect with them regarding his upcoming feature. Membership in action.  Thank you all!

Weiden+Kennedy is included in 100 years of Ads; Most Ground Breaking. 

Wieden+Kennedy and The Atlantic win ADCOLOR’s Ad of the Year for “Typecast”

Zach Zoller directed a piece this summer starring Insitu employees, celebrating Insitu employees (and customers) and celebrating their 1 million hours of flight time milestone.