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Oregon Industry

TELEVISION

BY: BRIAUNA SKYE-MCKIZZIE

Preparing for a shot on the banks where the Columbia and Willamette rivers meet. Photo courtesy of Augusta Quirk/IFC

Oregon’s television productions rarely have the comfort of shooting in backlots or sound stages. Therefore, you might see crews working hard in all kinds of conditions: city streets and neighborhood, to hiking trails and beaches. Just look around.

Portlandia IFC’s Portlandia has stolen the satirical hearts of comedy lovers across the nation, and many of us have grown to view Lance and Nina, and Candace and Toni, as some of our closest friends. Perhaps one of the best characters in the show is Portland itself. While the show features some of the “weirder” tendencies of Portland’s culture, there is no doubt that the cast and crew have a genuine love for the city. The Portlandia crew is primarily

For Portlandia, Oregon has an abundance of production settings. Photo courtesy of Augusta Quirk/IFC

The Excalibur, one of the Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove Ships. Photo courtesy of The Discovery Channel 26  SourceOregon 2017 | A Publication of the OMPA

made up of Pacific Northwest natives who are proud to call this rainy, strange city home. For fans from Portland, a strong bond has developed between us and the cast and crew. We’ve grown accustomed to seeing Fred and Carrie improvising lines in our neighborhoods and watching as the crew moves props in and out of our favorite local businesses and restaurants. Portlandia is our family, and we’ve been thrilled to share our vibrant, beard-filled city with such a friendly, unique production.

The Librarians Whether viewers find the Librarians traveling to a London soup kitchen in search of Santa Claus or making their way to an Oklahoma oil pipeline to stop a conniving, shape-shifting entity, the hit TNT series The Librarians holds its audience captive with its humor, nonstop action, and creativity. The storylines take the Librarians all over the world, so it may come as a surprise that the show films right here in Oregon. Thanks to the series, our economy thrives by employing over 600 Oregon vendors and a 95% Pacific Northwest crew. In fact, the series has brought almost $145 million to the Portland economy and hires between 100 to 150 extras for each episode.

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