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Support Oregon’s media production community in creating a thriving and equitable industry. Contribute now and be entered to win a one-on-one with an OMPA Board Member of your choice!*

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August OMPA Events

Thursday, August 20 | 3-5pm | Free 

Are you a BIPOC* professional seeking community with other Oregon creatives? Join our next Creatives of Color Collaborative to network, give or get advice, and ask questions in a safe space. OMPA Diversity Committee member Karina Lomelin Ripper will host the August meetup. Come say hi, catch up, and make new connections!

ABOUT KARINA

Karina Lomelin Ripper is a first generation Mexican-American and an independent director and producer. You can check out her work at Fort Ripper. She is also the co-chair of the Portland Film Fatales.

ADMISSION

This is a free event. Additional contributions help continue events like these, provide wider access to membership, and support other equity work in our industry. 

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*Note: The virtual Creatives of Color Collaborative events are a safe, private space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) to talk openly. While we appreciate allies, please respect this need.

Thursday, August 27 | 5:30-7pm | $10 suggested donation 

Join Industry Leaders for a discussion and Q&A about hiring practices and company culture. We’ll get Close Up with our panelists—led in conversation by Serita Wesley of W+K Studios at Wieden+Kennedy—as they candidly share weak spots exposed in their workplaces, changes that have been made or need to be made, and how they’re navigating a path forward to create better, richer, more diverse and dynamic workplaces.

Join us! Come ready to consider your own sphere of influence and actions you can take.

PANELISTS

  • Alberta Poon / Nocturnal Uniform Productions / Founder, Writer and Director
  • Chad Murdock / Film Director
  • Nic Adenau / Instrument / Animation Director
  • Davis Priestley / Revery / Founder and Executive Creative Producer

Learn more about our host and the panelists on our website.

ADMISSION

Entry is free. Additional contributions help pay the speakers, provide wider access to OMPA membership, and support other equity work in our industry.

RSVP for Zoom info

Things to Know

  • 2020 Census: Open Signal is working with We Count Oregon to provide census assistance and make sure the count is as equitable and accurate as possible. If you haven't taken the census, you have until September 31st to be counted. Go to my2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to avoid solicitation from door-knockers. 

    • Questions about census safety or its link to power & money? Contact Rebeca Alamo Gonzalez at rgonzalez@opensignalpdx.org or 503-288-2525 ext. 765.

  • Portland City Charter Commission: A new commission is being selected (instead of appointed) to review the City Charter. Please share this with anyone who might be interested and could represent our creative industries on the commission.

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Funding & Opportunities

  • Outdoor Adventure Film Grant 2021: The #OregonMade Creative Foundation and Travel Oregon are offering a $20,000 grant to produce a short film. This year they are looking for experienced BIPOC filmmakers and on-camera subjects who want to tell a personal story involving the outdoors. Deadline September 4 at 5pm PT.

  • Black Public Media 360 Incubator+: Now accepting applications for nonfiction or limited series projects that are in early development stages and intended for public media distribution. At least one key production member must be of African descent. Deadline September 15.

  • The Imagination Project: Portland-based creatives can apply for a "creative basic income" of $1,000/month for three months. During that time, winners will create a project—in any medium or form—for which they previously had no time, resources or funding. Apply by August 27.

  • Support for Cultural Orgs & Venues: Did you have to cancel public programming due to COVID-19? The State of Oregon has allocated over $25 million from the CARES Act for Cultural Support! Apply for funding through the Oregon Cultural Trust by Monday, August 24 at noon.

Government Assistance Updates

  • Rent Relief: Multnomah County residents can apply for up to three months of rent assistance under The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program (CVRRP). They will prioritize payments due on and after October 1.

  • PUA vs. UI: Stuck in limbo between regular unemployment and PUA? You may get relief soon through a new “Benefits While You Wait” workaround. According to acting agency head David Gerstenfeld, “We are confident this group of Oregonians are eligible for benefits because they lost their job due to COVID-19, we just don’t know which program they are eligible for yet.” Learn more—but wait to be contacted.

Oregon Production Protocols—8/14 Update


Are you starting to venture back onto set? Remember to follow the most recent protocols, last updated on Friday, August 14. Read & Download Production Protocols

Member News

Please help us welcome the newest members of the OMPA community: Kamp Grizzly, Carlos Castellanos, Keanu Banayat, Wildland Fire Transport Logistics LLC & Central Idaho Powersports Rentals.

Know someone who should be a member? Share this link: bit.ly/join-ompa (case sensitive). 

The Art of Makeup School has stepped up their programming to allow in-person classes to continue. Students are now learning how to work on talent while wearing PPE and following new safety guidelines. There are still a few spots left in the fall class!

In 2019, Portland's Bedrock Film Works and director Jim Aikman produced a feature documentary called "Lost Temple of the Inca" for the National Geographic Channel about an archeological discovery in the Andes of Peru. The film is now streaming on Disney+!

#OregonMade All Together Now will premiere on Netflix August 28. The movie was filmed around Portland with an Oregon crew. Congrats to all involved!

The Hollywood Theatre's programmers chose the film lineup for the Portland Expo Center’s 6th-annual Drive-In Movie Spectacular. Sorry folks—all screenings are already sold out!

Project Spotlight | Rebeloop: Looping During Covid

Portland's ADR group Rebeloop demonstrates how they're safely recording together during COVID in this spoof of an old-timey instructional video, narrated by Voice Actor Mike Vaughn.

Project Spotlight highlights OMPA member work. Submit yours to lilly@ompa.org. 


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