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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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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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