Joining a committee is one of the best ways to shape the future of your org and your industry. Below are the committees driving our work in 2021. Find the right place for you to get involved!
2021 OMPA Committees
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Committee
Develops DEI focused events and programs to help support a thriving and equitable industry. Current projects include the monthly Creatives of Color Oregon (COCO) meetup, Oregon Media Pathways workforce development program, a mobile film festival, and House Bill 3010—a collaboration with Government Affairs Committee.
Develops/oversees events and communications that help support a thriving and equitable industry. Projects may include business resources, political advocacy, and/or connecting our professional network.
The EC takes the lead in setting strategic vision, and ensuring OMPA maintains a sustainable business.
*This “committee” is voted in by the board at the annual retreat. It is not open to join.*
Annie Tonsiengsom & Patty Brebner
RaShaunda Brooks, Jason Chau, Nisha Burton
Government Affairs Committee
This committee leads our efforts to support a thriving and equitable industry through advocacy. It involves relationship-building with city and state legislators, developing policy, enacting grassroots lobbying strategies, and much more.
The Incentives Sub-Committee that developed HB 3010 sits under Government Affairs. Portland indie filmmakers Dawn Jones Redstone and Ashley Mellinger are Co-Chairs.
Business Agent, IATSE Local 488
Innovation Task Force
How OMPA sustains its business by and lives up to its mission by evaluating and acting on new and innovative ideas.
Freelance 1st AD & Copywriter; Adjunct Professor – Location Shooting, Southern Oregon University
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator – Digital Cinema, Southern Oregon University
How OMPA sustains its business by recruiting, retaining and recognizing members.
Freelance 2nd Assistant Director (DGA)
Independent Commercial Production Manager
Nominating & Elections Committee
How OMPA sustains its business by and lives up to its mission by cultivating new leaders.
Showcase & Awards
How OMPA supports a thriving and equitable industry via the Showcase and Awards event.
Independent Producer, Director & AD (DGA)
Line Producer/ Production Supervisor, ShadowMachine/ Wooden Boy Productions
Website Task Force
How OMPA supports a thriving and equitable industry by leveraging the website for advocacy, connecting talent to opportunities and providing business resources.
CMO & Co-Founder, Reflective Brands; Design Reality
What is the time commitment?
Committee members should expect to volunteer an average of 5 hours/month. You’ll help move committee projects forward between monthly meetings.