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OMPA5 : 5 Tips to Make Your Production More Eco-Friendly

OMPA5 : 5 Tips to Make Your Production More Eco-Friendly

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Cine Rent West is one of the oldest studios in Portland, and stage manager Brynden McNew has seen a lot of productions come through their space over the last few years. Earth Day is coming up this Sunday April 22nd, so McNew shared 5 tips for how to make your production more environmentally-friendly, and even […]

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OMPA Interviews Producer Darren Demetre

OMPA Interviews Producer Darren Demetre

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Darren Demetre and Joe Hardesty, Co-Executive Producers of American Vandal Season 2, smile on set. Photo courtesy of Darren Demetre. OMPA had a great time visiting the set of season 2 of Netflix’s American Vandal series. The CBS / Funny or Die production recently took over Mount Hood Community College, so we chatted with producer […]

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OMPA Members in Focus: Actor and Teacher Katie O’Grady

OMPA Members in Focus: Actor and Teacher Katie O’Grady

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OMPA’s Members in Focus series celebrates the stories, personalities and work of OMPA members.  In our latest episode, Actor and Teacher Katie O’Grady shares how the Oregon production community has impacted her career, changed the lives of our local youth, and brushes her teeth with…sausage? Yeah, you’ll see what we mean. You probably recognize Katie […]

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Protected: OMPA seeks Business Development Intern

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OMPA Welcomes Lisa Cicala as Executive Director

OMPA Welcomes Lisa Cicala as Executive Director

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The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) is proud to announce and welcome Lisa Cicala as the organization’s Executive Director. Ms. Cicala will be responsible for leading the growth of the 35-year-old organization and representing its mission to members, potential members, legislative bodies and industry stakeholders. “As a former OMPA employee and past OMPA Board President, […]

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HouseSpecial’s Jailbreak Takes Best Picture at We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

HouseSpecial’s Jailbreak Takes Best Picture at We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

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Submitted by HouseSpecial – Check out HouseSpecial’s website here. [August 28, 2017: Baker City, OR.] HouseSpecial took home the award for Best Picture at the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival held on August 17-20, 2017 in Baker City, Oregon. Aaron Sorenson wrote and directed the winning stop-motion film, Jailbreak, which was shot in black […]

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OMPA Teams Up With Muse Storytelling for August Media Mixer

OMPA Teams Up With Muse Storytelling for August Media Mixer

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  Muse Storytelling sponsored OMPA’s August Media Mixer, which took place on August 16th. The event was held on a rooftop in SE Portland at Muse’s headquarters, and all 130 attendees got to enjoy a delightful late-summer Portland afternoon. Muse Storytelling is a breakthrough storytelling process that empowers filmmakers to build connections with their audience […]

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Oregon Premiere of Malheur Occupation Doc to be Featured at Klamath Independent Film Festival

Oregon Premiere of Malheur Occupation Doc to be Featured at Klamath Independent Film Festival

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Submitted by Jesse Widener KIFF2017 kicks off with “No Man’s Land”, documenting the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, directed by David Byars and produced by Oscar-nominated Morgan Spurlock. With unfettered access, Byars gives a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protestors occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. From Byars’ Director’s […]

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Round of Applause | August

Round of Applause | August

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Juliana Lukasik and Alicia J. Rose talk about changing the media landscape for the better on The Portland Film Podcast. AJ Gordon just secured distribution for his feature comedy; more to come but check out the trailer for Elijah’s Ashes. Aimee Lynn Barneburg & Davis Priestley have been selected to attend the 2017 Sundance Creative […]

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Hiring the Right Drone Pilot

Hiring the Right Drone Pilot

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Submitted by Kenji Sugahara – Dronescape.tv | Learn more about Kenji below the article. With rapid innovation and adoption, drones are becoming a common sight in Oregon. They can be seen surveying farmers’ fields, inspecting construction sites, and filming aerial footage for television spots and theatrical productions. In most cases, drone pilots follow the rules. However, […]

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