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Industry Day • Film/TV Incentives • Video Game Incentives • Post-Production Incentives Commercial Production • Independent Filmmaking • Documentaries • Performers • Grimm Paranorman • Portlandia • Electric Entertainment • State-wide Organizing • Networking Scholarships • Professional Development • 30th Anniversary • We have a lot to celebrate!

Friday, July 12, 2013

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~ R.S.V.P. at ~ 1pm Golf • 5pm Croquet Tournament • 7pm Awards Party Raffle • Auction • Entertainment Headlined by Blues Superstar and B.B. King 2013 Entertainer of the Year:

Curtis Salgado With your help, we expect to raise over $5,000 in scholarships for aspiring creative professionals - and we are shooting for 100% industry attendance! Discounted hotel rooms available; call The Resort at 800-733-0800, use group code OMPA This event is thanks to our sponsors:

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07.2013 Board of Directors

Mission OMPA is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association dedicated to the development, growth and enhancement of the film, video and multimedia industry in the state of Oregon.


Michael Bard, President Golf Committee Chair

Lisa Cicala, Vice President Membership Committee Chair

Tim Troester, Secretary/Treasurer Nathaniel Applefield Government Affairs Committee Chair

Slater Dixon Aaron Douglas Dennis Gleason Stefan Henry-Biskup Janet McIntyre

Scholarship Committee Chair

Dennis Noreen Mike Ratoza Dave Spacek Dave Spraker

PR/Marketing Committee Chair

Christopher Toyne

Talent Committee Chair

James WilderHancock, Past President

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Stephanie Strahan Jobs Liaison

Sibyl Lazzara PR Liaison

Melanie Rose & Fernanda Stier Office Assistants

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Brandon Nazari 480-205-6860 Freelance filmmaker, writer, editor and production assistant

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Dennis Gleason, Owner / Producer 503-708-3487, 503-617-9157 Entertainment and media production, teen projects, events, television, video and related entertainment support services

JFox Productions Joanie Fox, owner 323-632-5798

Kristina Haddad 310-770-0665 Actor represented by Actors in Action and acting coach 503-975-3392 Producer, director and editor for non-profit and small business clients

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Jennifer Smith 917-515-0594 Sound mixer

Rebecca Toland 503-477-1969, 503-432-1969 Actor represented by Red Thread Entertainment



Director’s Letter Dear Industry Member,

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An Oregonian article last month suggests that growing Oregon’s film inventive would increase the economic impact of film and TV production in Oregon “only so long as the local industry had the capacity to meet the additional demand.” (Don’t worry, we set the author straight on that.) Each of us in OMPA membership has an answer about economic activity that includes ourselves, the people who work for us, the companies we pay our bills to, the folks we work with to buy and improve our gear, our buildings, our houses, and the entities that take taxes and other fees out of our paychecks. The Oregon legislature has put their confidence in this industry to grow more jobs. Are we up to the task? (A little louder, I can almost hear you…) This month we take two great steps for OMPA: 1) We hold the biggest, baddest, bluesy-est OMPA Classic ever on Friday July 12 Being there to celebrate with industry members will be its own reward. But if that’s not enough, the hosted beer and wine (courtesy of Red Thread Entertainment and New Belgium), food (thanks to all our sponsors), Curtis Salgado concert (thanks to Pacific Office Automation) and manicured croquet, putt-putt and golf greens should do the trick! The awards party is open to all with a suggested donation of $25 to the scholarship fund, and pre-registration is not required. Tournament play (golf or croquet) is limited however and does require pre-registration. Do so online at 2) OMPA continues the process of developing chapters around Oregon To better represent all corners (elevations, latitudes and looks) of our state, we are soliciting help from people and organizations who have already been working on behalf of our professional industry to hold local events and do legislative organizing. It’s the right thing for our state-wide organization to do. Thank you for bearing through the changes. Our work together is paying off! Sincerely,

Tom McFadden Executive Director Oregon Media Production Association



Cast Iron Studios Seeks Oregon Stories Casting and Development Company Announces Call for Screenplay Submissions Cast Iron Studios is seeking featurelength screenplays under 120 minutes that are set in Oregon for development consideration. All genres, excluding horror and sci-fi, are welcome, as are all budget ranges. This is the first call for screenplays by the Portland, Oregon-based casting company since adding its development division in late 2011. “Things have been simmering behind the scenes at Cast Iron,” says owner and principal Lana Veenker, “and now we’re excited to discover what kind of talent is out there.”

To submit your screenplay, first send a logline, short description, introduction letter and the first 10 pages of your script to If there is further interest, you will be sent a release form and a full script will be requested. Unsolicited submissions without signed releases will be discarded. Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2013. For more information click here.



Frank DiMarco Travels the World for LAX Magazine Frank DiMarco, a Portlandbased photographer, actor and 10-year OMPA member has a new credit to his name. DiMarco is now a Contributing Editor of LAX Magazine. The publication is the official in-terminal magazine at Los Angeles International Airport. DiMarco’s writing and photography has been featured in the magazine for the past three years. He’s covered stories in Mexico, Canada, New York and the Sonoma Wine Country. In the magazine’s recent Food Issue, DiMarco covers Maui and Richmond, B.C. DiMarco also runs a travel blog where you can see more of his work about food, travel and culture.

The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. Photo by Frank DiMarco



Pro Photo Supply Launches Event/Studio Space Hosts Visual Storytelling event with Alex Buono on Aug 1 Pro Photo Supply launched a new event space earlier this year with the intention of hosting film screenings and related events. The space includes an installed 188” mounted projection screen, with a sound system to be installed next. Coming up soon at PPS: a Visual Storytelling workshop with Alex Buono. When: Thursday, August 1, 2013, 9am9pm. Registration is also available for the Cinematography Workshop only (9am4pm) or the Visual Structure Seminar only (6pm-9pm) Where: Embassy Suites Portland- Airport (7900 NE 82nd Ave in Portland) Cost: $295 (includes book and DVD). For Cinematography Workshop only: $219. For Visual Structure Seminar Only: $79 Enter Promo code - “AVSPROPHOTO” and get $30 off the registration fee for the Visual Structure Seminar. Click here to register.

The Visual Storytelling Tour delivers an intense educational overview of the artistic elements and core principles of cinematography. Taught by Oscar nominee and DP of the Saturday Night Live Film Unit Alex Buono, this all-day class features training that will dramatically increase the impact of your films. Designed for both DSLR and Cine-style camera users, this workshop will teach you advanced techniques for lighting, lens selection, blocking, camera movement, audio, workflow, camera settings, visual structure, and more. Click here for more info on the workshop.

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“The Adventures of Dex Dixon: Paranormal Dick” Live Performances Including special sneak peek performance, July 19 at Jack London Bar in Portland Screen Works Ink presents live performances of “The Adventures of Dex Dixon: Paranormal Dick” in July and August. The show is a comedic homage to classic detective and monster movies. A sneak peek performance takes place July 19 at The Jack London Bar in Southwest Portland. The show is a special one-time engagement to launch a three week run at The Funhouse Lounge on August 1. The show is from the writer and director of this year’s smash hit, “Varsity Cheerleader Werewolves LIVE From Outer Space.” “The Adventures of Dex Dixon” is a film noir-horror-comedy-musical filled with puns, guns, vixens, vamps, monsters, music and mayhem and yes, puppets! The show stars Steve Coker, Jaime Langton, Illya Torres, Kristin Barrett, Kristi Bogart, Dennis Fitzpatrick, Calvin Morie McCarthy, Jonathan Hall, Sean Lamb, Amanda Healy and Tasha Danner.

Sneak Peek Show July 19th at 8:00pm at the The Jack London Bar (529 SW 4th Ave in Portland). $5.00 at the door. August run Dates: August 1-3, 9-11, 16 and 17 at 7:30pm Price: August 1 and 11 - $10.00 All other dates $12.00 General admission. Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets Where: The Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave in Portland)

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Portland Community Media Seeks Board Members Portland Community Media has three openings on its Board of Directors and is seeking applicants to fill the positions who have a passion for public media and experience serving on boards.

The PCM board meets monthly, 11 months out of the year. For more information, and to apply, please visit their website.

OPIF Tax Credit Auction To Take Place July 8 - 17

The Oregon Department of Revenue in conjunction with the Oregon Film & Video Office will be auctioning off $6million worth of tax credit certificates beginning July 8. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Oregon Production Investment Fund. This fund is an important tool in recruiting film and television production to Oregon. The auction will conclude on July 17. All bids will not be considered final until bankable funds have been received by the Oregon Department of Revenue. The funds must be received by July 24. Early in June we will be sending another email with more detailed information on the auction but the process will be much in line with last year’s successful auction. The auction will allow tax payers to bid in $500 increments. The minimum bid per increment will be $475. Last year all $6million of Tax Credits were sold out.

The average bid was $489.65. By law the legislature may elect to directly appropriate funds to the Oregon Production Investment Fund if it does so 30 days before the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1, 2013). If this was to happen, the auction will not move forward. Currently we have no indication that the legislature will do this. Currently under review in the legislature is HB 2267 which was proposed by Governor Kitzhaber. It calls for an increase in the program to $12million a year. If this bill was to pass through the House and Senate and assuming the Governor would sign the bill, an auction for the additional $6million would be carried out in October or November. Please feel free to call Vince Porter or Nathan Cherrington with any questions (503) 229-5832.

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Call for Entries: 40th Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival Deadline: August 1, 2013 The Northwest Film Center invites regional filmmakers to submit their recent work for consideration in the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, November 8-17, 2013. The Festival continues the Film Center’s 40-year tradition of spotlighting Northwest artists and their work, bringing them together to share ideas and inspiration, and finding both critical acclaim and appreciative audiences for outstanding regional work. Festival entries are judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator, or critic who selects the cream of the crop for honors. Past judges include Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, and Sundance and Outfest programmer John Cooper. Generally, 30-45 shorts, features, and documentaries are screened

during the Festival. Of those, 10-15 shorts are selected for the “Best of the Northwest” Tour program, which travels throughout the Northwest the following year to media arts centers, museums, arts councils, and universities. Permanent residents of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington may submit two works of any length or genre released since August 1, 2011, and not previously entered in the Festival. Student entries (college and university only) must be from a school located in the Northwest. There is no entry fee, and entries must be postmarked by Monday, August 1, 2013. Submissions are automatically considered for the Northwest Film Center’s year-round Northwest Tracking series and the annual Portland International Film Festival. All Northwest filmmakers—whether their work is selected or not—are encouraged to participate in the Festival at its free Filmmakers’ Un-Conference or social events including the Opening Night Party and each will be offered two free tickets to a Festival screenings just for entering their work. More information and entry forms are available at the Northwest Film Center’s website. For more information, contact Festival manager Thomas Phillipson:



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Pander Brothers Finance New Short Film through Kickstarter Crowdfunding From award winning filmmakers, the Pander Brothers, comes a brand new short film, “Subtext,” which explores modern relationships in the era of text messaging. Funding for the project was raised through Kickstarter. The Pander Bros. are excited to work in this new fundraising format, giving them a chance to work with longtime community friends and supporters. “We are excited to be up and running on a personal vision that is mostly financed by Portlanders who are supporting the arts and film community through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. It’s a great way for people to support projects on their own terms,” says Jacob Pander. The Dandy Warhol’s frontman, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, is Executive Producing “Subtext,” which begins shooting in July. Taylor-Taylor supplied the song “And Then I Dreamt of Yes” for the Pander Brothers’ celebrated 2010 debut feature film, SELFLESS. Since then, the brothers have spent time between Portland and Los Angeles directing commercials for brands like Panasonic, LG and adidas Originals while developing a handful of their graphic novels as crossmedia with video and music, including the web series “Tasty Bullet Exposed,” based on their Energy Drink conspiracy graphic novel Tasty Bullet, co-authored by Jonathan

Vankin for Image Comics The Pander Bros. are well known for their work in graphic novels. They recently launched a new website offering their various creator-owned comics digitally. The Brothers share their love of the graphic storytelling medium with rocker TaylorTaylor who recently released his first graphic novel, One Model Nation on Titan Books. “It’s great to have someone we have known for so long and watched succeed in both his craft and career, support this vision,” says Arnold Pander of TaylorTaylor’s Executive Producer status. “We are thankful to have friends and supporters in our own community get behind a passion project like ‘Subtext.’”



The Northwest Film Center presents An Evening with The Whiteman Brothers At Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland) on July 11, 2013 at 7pm The Northwest Film Center’s continuing commitment to highlighting cinematic works produced in the Northwest region is housed within its Northwest Tracking series. The Film Center is delighted to present AN EVENING WITH THE WHITEMAN BROTHERS, an overview of the idiosyncratic work of Portland-based filmmakers Sean and Christof Whiteman. Tickets cost $9 General; $8 Students/Seniors; $6 Child and can be purchased in advance online by clicking here.

Sean and Christof are brothers who have been making smart and irreverent short and feature-length comedies for over ten years. On July 11, the NW Film Center welcomes them for screenings of their work, including THE DISGUSTING LITTLE SHIVER (2007), a comedy about a man with an affliction he can’t seem to shake, and a preview of their forthcoming CHILDHOOD MACHINE (2013), the story of a young inventor intent on creating a device that will produce childhood for him. They’ll also show selections from their Leap Year series: 29 FILMS IN 29 DAYS—in which they completed a film a day in February 2008 and February 2012—as well as several of Click to watch the trailer for THE their short films including DISCUSTING LITTLE SHIVER SINCERELY, DUNCAN (2006), in which a young man puts forth his feelings in the most romantic of correspondence options, and ALL OPOSSUMS GO TO HELL (2010), in which a recently deceased opossum uses his one phone call. Directors Sean and Christof Whiteman will introduce their films.



Now Screening: Award-winning short “Who’s Good Looking?” “Who’s Good Looking?” is an awardwinning short film by filmmaker Warren Pereira and it is now available to view online at The film is billed as a relationship comedy about aesthetic obsession. The seven-minute short film screened at Cannes, LA International, Miami International and qualified for the Academy Awards Live Action Short Film category. “Who’s Good Looking?” won a Gold Remi Award for Best Short Film at 2010 Houston International Film Festival and Best Short Film at the 2009 Accolade Film Competition.

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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema Returns July 25-August 29, 2013 Two excellent dudes rocket through time while a bicyclist glides towards modernity. An Appalachian mountain dancer busts a move as Fred and Ginger twirl through the night. Sexy vampires seek a third for nocturnal fun and games and a human chameleon pops up in all the right (and wrong) places. It’s the return of Top Down: Rooftop Cinema, your ticket to summer, music, and cinema under the stars. Join the Northwest Film Center atop Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our ninth annual program of Top Down: Rooftop Cinema. Doors open at 7 PM with food and beverages available for purchase from Gracie’s Restaurant, Portland Brewing Company, and Honest Tea and live music from local bands brought to you by Music Millennium. The music begins at 8 PM, and the movies start at dusk. Due to capacity restrictions, arrival by 8:30 PM is recommended. Some seating is provided, but feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket and a light sweater or jacket.

P l e a s e , no pets or outside food or drink. Complete Film Listings All shows start at 8pm July 25 JOUR DE FÊTE w/ band: Lincoln’s Beard August 1 - DANCING OUTLAW I & II: JESCO GOES TO HOLLYWOOD w/ band: Barry Brusseau August 8 - ZELIG w/ band: Jaime Leopold and the Short Stories August 15 - BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE w/ band: TBA August 22 - THE HUNGER w/ band: Foreign Talks August 29 - SWING TIME w/ band: Nopo Big Band



DIVA Presents Behind the Lens Seminar at The Baker Center “What’s So Funny About That?”: Styles of Comedy in the Twentieth Century This summer, Behind the Lens delves into the funny side of show business. The series continues on Tuesday nights at the Baker Center, 325 E 10th St in Eugene. Each film will be followed by a Q&A with remarks, gossip and trivia from retired Hollywood director Tom Blank. Free parking during Behind the Lens screenings is available behind the building in the lot marked “Academic Extension Student Parking.” Schedule June 25 - Duck Soup (1933) The Mark Brothers. Dir. Leo McCarey (68 min) July 2 - Twentieth Century (1934) John Barrymore, Carole Lombard. Dir. Howard Hawks (91 min) July 9 - You Can’t Take It with You (1938) James Stewart, Jean Arthur. Dir. Frank Capra (126 min) July 16 - The Miracle at Morgan’s Creek (1944) Betty Hutton, Eddie Bracken. Dir. Preston Sturges (98 min) July 23 - The Ladykillers (1955) Alec Guinness, Katie Johnson. Dir. Alexander McKendrick (91 min) July 30 - Dr. Strangelove (1964) Peter Sellers, Sterling Haydon. Dir. Stanley Kubrick (95 min) Aug 6 - Playtime (1967) Jacques Tati. Dir. Jacques Tati (115 min) Aug 13 - Young Frankenstein (1974) Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn. Dir. <el Brooks (106 min) Aug 20 - Monty Python and

the Holy Grail (1975) John Cleese, Eric Idle. Dirs. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones (91 min) Aug 27 - Le Cage Aux Folles (1978) Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault. Dir. Edouard Molinaro (110 min) Sept 3 - Being There (1979) Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine. Dir. Hal Ashby (130 min) Registration To register by phone, please call the Registration Office at 541-346-4231. To register in person, visit the UO Academic Extension front desk at the Baker Downtown Center, 975 High Street Suite 100, M-F from 8am to 5pm. Registration is also available onsite 30 minutes in advance of each program. Click here to register online. Registration fees: $15 non-credit for entire term (Prorated fees are available after July 16) $5 for current Osher Lifelong Members for entire term More info click here.



Hollywood Theatre Ready To Make Digital Conversion Portlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Hollywood Theatre is now set to enter the next generation in cinema. Thanks to grants from several area foundations and funding generated by the theatre and its board, the Hollywood has raised $161,650 to convert to industrycompliant HD Digital Cinema Projection systems. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perhaps the biggest change in the movie industry since the transition from silent films to talkies. The theatre will convert all three of its auditoriums to the new industry standard digital format in the next couple months. The conversion to digital projection will allow the Hollywood to keep its doors open and continue to offer its unique range of high quality programming. HD digital content is expanding quickly and, as additional content becomes available, the theatre will be able to offer many new artistic and cultural programs to the

Hollywood Theater interior

community. The film-to-digital backstory is that in 2005 six major movie studios decided to move from 35mm film to digital projection. That decision is now having tremendous repercussions. This year, for the first time in history, digital will become prevalent and celluloid will become a vision of the past. Sadly, many small, independent theatres across the country will go silent and shut their doors, unable to afford the mandatory digital conversion. Fortunately, film lovers will not be left in the dark in Portland. The Hollywood plans to keep its 35mm film projection in two auditoriums, add a new 16mm projector in one auditorium, and upgrade projectors in the main auditorium to screen 70mm prints. A special 70mm film series will roll out this fall and hopefully reel in new theatre members and film fans!



The Haunting of Sunshine Girl Featured in Seventeen Magazine and YouTube’s “On The Rise” Sunshine Girl’s fun and scary homegrown paranormal mystery web series caught the attention of both YouTube and Seventeen Magazine last month. Sunshine Girl, the star behind “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl,” will be featured in an upcoming issue of Seventeen Magazine as part of the magazines annual Pretty Amazing contest in which they pick five teen girls who have “pretty amazing” stories to compete for a $10,000 scholarship and to be on the cover of the magazine. YouTube will also be featuring Sunshine’s channel on their spotlight network, as part of YouTube’s On The Rise program. Entertainment experts are touting new media like YouTube as the future of entertainment more and more. The editors at Seventeen Magazine would seem to agree. Whether it was for her uncanny ability to gain an audience and

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loyal following for her home-made web series or her “adorkable” ability to stand out from the crowd in doing so, Seventeen Magazine hand picked Sunshine, recognizing the impact this teenager will have on the future of entertainment. With the selection by Seventeen Magazine, one of Sunshine’s longest standing mysteries has been solved; the truth behind Sunshine’s real name has been revealed as Paige Mckenzie. In a serendipitous coincidence of timing, within a week of being selected by Seventeen Magazine, YouTube chose The Haunting of Sunshine Girl as the channel to promote for their On The Rise program. This internal program identifies channels YouTube feels offer something special and unique and deserve more views and exposure. As a result, Sunshine is currently being promoted across YouTube as a channel they feel their subscribers should visit.

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Opera Theater Oregon Brings Opera To The Farm WHAT: ‘The Cunning Little Vixen,’ a site-specific production on Sauvie Island WHEN: July 19, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2013. All shows at 7:00pm (doors 6pm). Farm-toTable dinners precede the performances on July 21 and 27 at 5:00 pm (doors 4:30pm). WHERE: Wild Goose Farm, Sauvie Island. 19433 NW Reeder Road, Portland OR 97231 WHO: Produced by Opera Theater Oregon TICKETS: $20.00 (advance sales)/ $24.00 (day of show). Groups of 10+/ Students/Seniors/$17. Children 12 and under $5. Arts for All tickets available for $5 (see website for details). Dinner ticket is $65 per person (includes wine pours and gratuity) Available at and at the door in limited quantities (check website for updates) “Portlandia” may playfully scoff at Stumptown’s penchant for blending art and commerce, but the trend of bringing art to people where they like to be is taking classical music by storm. On July 19, Opera Theater Oregon (OTO) will begin a production that will jettison opera even further from the concert hall. OTO is taking ‘The Cunning Little Vixen,’ Leoš Janáček’s wildly passionate fable celebrating nature’s cycles of birth, love, death, and renewal--told through the eyes of both humans and animals--to nature itself, by presenting it inside a barn at Sauvie Island’s Wild Goose Farm. “I couldn’t think of a better setting for an immersive theatrical experience in the midst of nature. There might even be some

real chickens wandering around during the show,” says OTO artistic director Erica Melton. The cast is made up of 29 local singers and dancers ranging from age 7 to 57. OTO, devoted to “Making Opera Safe for America,” has been taking opera out of traditional concert halls since 2005, presenting in cozy, hip venues like the Someday Lounge and Mission Theater, where audience members can chase their opera with a cocktail and a meal, cheer for the hero and hiss for the villain.

Caitlin Mathes. Photocredit: Aralani Photography

OMPA Callsheet July 2013  

OMPA Callsheet newsletter, July 2013

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