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[UPDATED 6/2] OVERVIEW OF OREGON PRODUCTION PROTOCOLS

These guidelines will help us protect each other while also helping to reduce the spread of the virus as we get back to work. 

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[UPDATED 6/2] GENERAL PRODUCTION PROTOCOLS FOR COVID-19

UPDATE JUNE 2, 2020 Incorporated new guidelines developed by IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters, and DGA Added hotlines where you can report safety concerns Read the general safety protocols below for information on securing your production from the spread of COVID-19. Download 2-page Health & Safety tearsheet Download the full Production Protocols for additional department guidelines, IATSE recommendations […]

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PRIMARY CANDIDATES RESPOND TO INDUSTRY SURVEY

We reached out to some key candidates in this year’s primary to find out how their priorities align with ours and the media professionals we represent. Educate yourself before the Oregon primary on May 19!

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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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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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UPDATED 4/30: 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 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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