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INDUSTRY NEWS

Financial Assistance Q&A with Colin Sears of Business Oregon

We got the chance to chat with Colin Sears of Business Oregon face-to-face (virtually) for an hour. Here’s what we learned about PPP, EIDL, and unemployment.

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Social Distance Success: Members Working Through COVID-19

Our community is finding creative ways to keep working during COVID-19. Let us know how you’re adapting your skills right now. Send your stories, photos, and videos to info@ompa.org.   IN THIS POST: Hari Khalsa, Production Coordinator, Sockeye Alicia J. Rose, Director/Editor/Photographer Chris Crever, Owner, Cine Rent West Lily Mehallick, Filmmaker/Actress/Writer Tiffany Lindquist, Rental Coordinator, […]

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Urgent Action Required: Tell Governor Brown to Prioritize the Media Production Industry

Your industry needs your help. Write to Governor Brown and tell her to prioritize getting the media production industry back to work.

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FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR CREATIVES & FREELANCERS

UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 NEH Media Projects Development Grants: Opens June 12 NEH Media Projects Production Grants: Opens June 12 iTVS Documentary Film Fund: Opens June 15 UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 Applications for PICA’s Precipice Fund are open as of Monday, May 4 Portland Local SAG-AFTRA members: If you need financial support during this time, […]

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STAY CONNECTED THROUGH VIRTUAL EVENTS

Added Wednesday, August 5 August 6: “Women of Late Night” – hosted by Women in Film, featuring five female writers from Late Night with Seth Meyers August 7—PIGSquad Talent Talks: Connect with your peers in game design for discussions relevant to all media creators, including project management techniques and writing for genres. August 7: “Camera […]

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FREE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO KEEP YOUR SKILLS SHARP

Trying to stay productive in quarantine? Here are several free ways you can make the most of it.

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UPDATED 6/29: Government Assistance for Freelancers & Small Businesses During COVID-19

The federal CARES Act grants emergency economic relief to all US workers, including provisions to directly support freelance workers. The new law expands and improves unemployment benefits; grants new funding for small business loans; and provides a one-time stimulus check, among others. Here’s how you can get some financial relief.

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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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