We are the collective voice of the creative industry at the city, county and state levels. We work to secure policies that create jobs, equity and economic growth in Oregon’s creative industries.

Advocacy Action

An engaged community is how we advance our collective goals. You can be a part of this work! Here are current advocacy actions.

Send a Thank You Note

We had many legislators working on our behalf this last session. Now it's time to send them a note thanking them for their support! We've compiled a list of legislators and prepared a sample email for you!

Meet Your Legislator

Between sessions is the best time to meet with your legislators and tell your story. Find your legislator and set up a time to introduce yourself!

Our History

OMPA has played a leading role in helping shape and lobby for policies that strengthen Oregon's media industry.


Creates Creative Opportunity Program to fund workforce development, grants, small business support, regional production, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and more.

Increases percentage of the production incentive rebate to ensure our state remains competitive.


Adds Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) provisions to the incentive program to encourage diverse and inclusive productions.

Extends the incentive and labor rebate programs for another 6 years.

Increases the incentive program by 40% from $14M to $20M to attract and retain more production.


Gets Portland Film Office back into the City budget after nearly cut.

Collects and shares data with policymakers around COVID-19 impacts on the industry.

Publishes COVID-19 Production Protocols that help get people back to work safely.


Improves the value of tax credits to ensure continued funding of the incentive program.

Helps sell tax credits to fund incentive program.


Secures an exemption for film productions in a bill that could have banned exotic animals in production.

Facilitates the creation of a film liaison role with Portland’s City Hall


Helps ensure ongoing support and funding for the Portland Film Office

Extends the production labor rebate through 2022


Supports regional incentive fund to support filmmaking outside the Portland metro area

Gains passage of first funding bill to pass in a legislative short session, expanding tax incentive program from $10 million to $14 million


Adds video game production and post-production as eligible for incentive funds

Leads the effort to increase the incentive fund by 66 percent to $10 million per year


Helps maintain an incentive fund of $6 million


Develops, writes, and passes Indigenous Oregon Production Incentive Fund to support locally made productions


Mayor’s Film and Television Liaison position becomes the Portland Film Office under the Portland Development Commission


Sees our one-stop permitting program evolve into a Film and Television Liaison position in the mayor’s office


Helps establish incentive fund for film and television

Establishes production labor rebate for projects/producers that incur $1 million in expenses in a year


Initiates one-stop permitting process in Portland

Facilitates the city of Portland declaring the importance of the film and video industry and becoming competitive


Develops and publishes industry standards and guidelines


Produces inaugural statewide production directory of production professionals


OMPA founded

Other Ways to Get Involved

Join a Committee

OMPA's Advocacy Committee meets every month to set the policy goals and action plan for the organization. Join us by emailing

Become a Member

Members fuel our work and make our efforts on the industry's behalf possible.

Make A Donation

You can donate or sponsor our efforts to help create a thriving and equitable industry here in Oregon. The more resources we have, the more we can do for you.