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OMPA elevates local creatives for conversation on unique challenges

Reporting by Annika James | Write-up by Lilly Joynes | Photography by Pedro Valdez Jr.  Portland is known as one of the whitest cities in America. Fortunately, our community of creatives are also vocal and ambitious in their desire to create positive change. That includes leading the way in diversifying the traditionally white, male-dominated entertainment […]

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5 Questions for… Robin Hewitt

Our member profiles are picking back up with bite-sized interviews that give you a peak into the lives of our community of media professionals. First up is OMPA Board Member Robin Hewitt: a rocker chick from LA turned Portland Production Accountant. Big Names & Big Laughs Robin is an independent production accountant with 25 years […]

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Oregon Media Diversity Hiring Initiative places two interns on “Shrill”

We’re excited to share that the two paid interns we helped place on SHRILL season 2 as Production Assistants—Janelle Parrish and Makayla Caldwell—have successfully wrapped their first full-time production gig. The two up-and-coming professionals earned this opportunity through the Oregon Media Diversity Hiring Initiative.  The Oregon Media Diversity Hiring Initiative, a program developed in partnership […]

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Supporter Sponsors

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Leader Sponsors

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Champion Sponsors

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OMPA Member Profile: Elijah Hasan

Elijah Hasan is a man of many talents. “Photography is my drug of choice and definitely informs my filmmaking techniques.” He’s also a composer, director, and producer too. But his first love? “I’ve been writing the longest. I was writing before I was doing photography, and I’ve been in a dark room since I was […]

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Recap: 2019 Annual Meeting

Recap: 2019 Annual Meeting

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More than 250 community members came out to celebrate Oregon’s creative industry at OMPA’s Annual Meeting on January 28 at the Hollywood Theatre. We were treated to an inspirational array of member work, speeches, and news about what’s ahead for our organization and industry. Here are some of the things you should know… Looking Ahead: […]

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Members: Submit your work for our 2019 Annual Meeting highlight reel!

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This year’s Annual Meeting will be held Monday, January 28, at the Hollywood Theatre. OMPA members are welcome to submit their work for a highlight video we’ll showcase at the event. Please limit your submission to roughly 30 seconds. Specs: Codec: H.264 .mov is preferred Size: 1080 is preferred Instructions: Send an email to lilly@ompa.org with:  Zipped file or […]

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