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Here's your chance to influence OMPA in a big way!

You have the power to choose the leaders who shape your community organization. Vote now for your next Board of Directors and the priorities they will focus on. 
Voting closes Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Noon PT.
Our Annual Showcase & Awards virtual celebration will be held January 28, 2021. Help us recognize your work and our community! See below or learn more at ompa.org/showcase.
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Submit your work to be edited into a 2020 community highlight reel. Files must be received by Wednesday, December 30.
Submit your behind-the-scenes photos and videos for a slideshow by Wednesday, Dec. 30. Masked photos encouraged! 
Know an individual or team that has gone above and beyond with their industry service and/or skills? Nominate for the Awards of Excellence by Wednesday, December 30.
What do you love about Oregon's production community? What makes it unique? Share your Oregon story for our #OregonCreates series. Deadline: Wednesday, December 30.
Help us honor those our industry lost in 2020 with a personal tribute. Submit an in memoriam by Wednesday, December 30.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Business Resources

Sponsor Spotlight

Member Highlights

Things to Know

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BUSINESS RESOURCES

Is it legit? Spot fake job offers

Beware of scams targeting production professionals, both texts and emails. Several members flagged suspicious job offers requesting their personal bank info or photo ID. Don't respond to these phishing attempts!

Learn More & Report Scams

Oregon Production Protocols for COVID-19

Venturing back onto set? Remember to follow the most recent protocols, last updated 12/3 with links to the new AICP Return to Work Agreement

See full Production Protocols
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT
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MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS

FORTITUDE | How many jobs can you juggle in one day?

Flying high under pressure with Kenji Sugahara, co-founder of A-Cam Aerials.
By David Poulshock

"It’s not often you get face time with an actual pioneer (even if it’s all on Zoom these days), but I recently had that privilege when meeting Kenji Sugahara (yes, on Zoom). Though I’m positive he’d want to share the credit, I think Kenji is a central figure in the drive to legitimize drone cinema production in Oregon and across the country..."

Get to know Kenji Sugahara

Member News

📺 Now streaming on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's O! platform—check out ASH LAND, produced by OMPA Southern Oregon Chapter Chair Courtney Williams. The filmmaking team was awarded the 2021 Outdoor Adventure Film Grant by Oregon Made Creative Foundation & Oregon Film to produce a second film in spring.

🏆 Netflix documentary Fire In Paradise—produced by Ashland-based OMPA member Gary Kout, and partially filmed in Southern Oregon with a local crew—was nominated for two News & Documentary Emmys. It was nominated for Outstanding Short Documentary and Best Sound, winning the Emmy for Best Sound. Other OMPA members on crew included Tyler Maddox, Chris Vanderschaaf, Kai Shelton, Carly Sertic, and Jayson Wynkoop.

📺 New release: Cast Iron Studios says, "We had a blast working on this feature film, and filling many of the roles with familiar Pacific Northwest faces." Check out The Last Champion, just released on-demand and see if you can spot anyone you know!

📰 First Cow made it onto AP’s best films of 2020, The Guardian’s 50 Best films in 2020 in the US list, as well as on the Atlantic’s 10 Best films of 2020. Congrats to all the local cast and crew, including producer & OMPA Board Member, Neil Kopp!

🏆 Congratulations to Derek Willis and his short horror thriller, One Odd Night, which recently won Best Short Film at the 2020 Franklin International Film Festival.

Say hello to our newest members!


Anna Krieske, McKenzie Cates, Kisha Jarrett—Artists Repertory Theatre, Rob Thompson, Ellen Whitehurst, Sean Murphy—Dogman Films, Nathan Varner, September Yew, Mathew Noack, Neil Thompson, Samuel Bass, S. W. Conser—Conch Communications, Hakim Johnson, and Kraig Pruett—Pruspektive Media.

Project Spotlight | Travis Brown, When in Doubt

From the Filmmaker: "I am a writer, director and editor living in Portland. I'm making a documentary on how to improve dialogue across ideological divides and strengthen relationships despite differences of belief. We are running a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the rest of the film. We see this as a collaborative effort because I believe most of us want to find a path through our very divided times, and we hope to help move us in a positive direction by offering concrete and practical ways to improve dialogue and humanize those we disagree with." — Travis Brown, Director

📽 SHOWCASE YOUR WORK

Want to showcase your work through OMPA? Pro & Student members can send links to info@ompa.org for consideration.
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THINGS TO KNOW

Oregon's Industry in the Headlines

  • The Oregonian: Oregon TV and film production continues, with ‘Top Chef Amateurs’ and more projects observing safety protocols 
  • NW News Network: Lights, camera, action! 'Hollywood North' revved up despite COVID -- and because of it
  • OPB: New signs added to the Oregon Film Trail
  • Newport News Times: A bit of movie history: Toledo dedicates latest sign on Oregon Film Trail
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