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 partner to your business, we understand that limiting any impact a health event like this could have on our service […]

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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 go to look for a good interview spot when we pass a plain door in the hall with a sign […]

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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 brainstorming and the diligent eyes you want on your final version before hitting send.  What inspired you to get into […]

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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 at 5:00pm PT. Bio: A Nigerian-American Producer, Director, and an Assistant Director who has studied directing under some of Hollywood’s […]

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