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Blacktop Films Promotes Uber & Special Olympics

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Blacktop Films is proud to announce that they have created the video to help launch Uber’s partnership with Special Olympics Oregon to inspire athletes to pursue their goals and live the lives they want to everyday. Uber has teamed up with Special Olympics Oregon to donate money for the Special Olympics Oregon Fall 2015 Games. In addition, every time a rider selected “Inspire” on your Uber ride, they donated $1 to the cause through October 28th. Uber is also developing Uber Assist to create specialized services for […]

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Spin Film’s “50 Feet from Syria” on Short List for Oscar Nomination

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Congratulations to Spin Films for its recent inclusion on the short list for Academy Award nomination for “50 Feet from Syria.” The film, along with nine other documentary short films, is up for nomination at the 88th Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced Thursday, January 14. The winner will be announced February 28. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you, Spin! To see the original announcement in Variety, visit the magazine’s website.

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AIFF Receives Chamber of Commerce Award

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The Ashland Independent Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Service Business of the Year Award. The festival is especially grateful to Jim Teece for his moving speech and never-ending loyalty and support of AIFF. As Executive Director Cathy Dombi said, this award is because of the festival’s volunteers, and AIFF shares it with all of them! AIFF Executive Director Cathy Dombi accepts the award from Ashland Chamber of Commerce

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Portlandia Art Department Wins Emmy

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Congratulations to Portlandia’s Art Department on its Emmy win! Tyler Robinson (Production Designer) Schuyler Telleen (Art Director), and Katherine Isom (Set Decorator) took home an Emmy in the “Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality- Competition Programming” category for their work on the sketch entitled “Dead Pets.” We’re happy to report that Portlandia was also nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Sketch Variety Series category this year.

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2015 BendFilm Festival Announces Award Winners

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BendFilm announced its award winners in 11 categories at the festival’s recent awards ceremony. The Narrative Feature Petting Zoo, directed by Micah Magee, swept the festival, capturing numerous awards, including the Brooks Resources “Best of Show” and the Panavision “Best Narrative Feature.” The winning films and award amounts are listed below. Jurors included Paul Bernstein, Filmmaker Toolkit Editor at Indiewire, Paula Nix, documentary filmmaker based in LA, who directed The Yes Men Are Revolting, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014, and the Berlinale 2015; Anne Thompson, […]

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