Coronavirus Update: Our commitment to our members

NOTE: We are no longer updating this post. Please go to the main news page for more current resources.  We want you to know that the health and well-being of our members, employees, and the community at large are of utmost importance to us, and we continue to closely monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments.  As a […]

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 A Conversation with Amanda Needham

Emmy-winning Costume Designer Amanda Needham talks getting loud about plus-size fashion with Shrill, designing for the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, and her current work on the upcoming series Chad, starring Saturday Night Live’s Nasim Pedrad. It’s a Tuesday morning and I just found Amanda in a little office inside of the costume department. We […]

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Get to Know Your Board | Tawny Schlieski

If you’ve attended a VR-related event in Portland in recent years, there’s a pretty good chance Tawny Schlieski was a presenter. She’s the go-to if you want to totally nerd out about the possibilities AR and VR have to change the way we live, work, learn, and play. She’s the imaginative thinker you want during […]

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2020 OMPA Board Elections

There are five seats open for the 2020-2022 term on OMPA’s Board of Directors. You will find bios below for people nominated to fill the seats. Write-in candidates are also welcome. How it Works Only current OMPA members can vote in board elections You can only submit your ballot once.  Voting ends on December 30 […]

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Members: Submit your work for our annual celebration

Brush up your reel or find that favorite project from six months ago… it’s time to submit your work for showcasing at our annual January celebration. Current OMPA members are invited to submit video from any project they worked on that was produced in 2019. Please follow the guidelines below and submit your work by […]

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Get to Know Your OMPA Board | Patty Brebner

As the Director of W+K Studios and JOINT at Wieden + Kennedy (Portland), Patty Brebner is a pretty big deal. She’s the one running things behind-the-scenes of many of the most iconic brand stories and spokespeople we all recognize—the likes of Nike, Coca-Cola, and KFC to name a few. But you won’t find her taking […]

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Get to Know Your OMPA Board | David Cress

Meet one of the producers behind one of the most iconic, if not infamous, Oregon-made shows: David Cress. He’s proof that even the best don’t get to stop trying. Now that he’s “made it” he dedicates himself to bringing up the next generation of crews and creatives. We’re grateful he took the time to share […]

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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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