Fall OMPA Events

Thursday, Oct. 24 | 5:30-8:30pm | Wieden+Kennedy | Free

Join OMPA for a special conversation moderated by Wieden+Kennedy Creative Producer Tiffany Golden on the unique challenges faced by underrepresented groups during the hiring process, and how you can be more aware of and proactive about diversity in your own hiring. Networking to follow. Food & drinks included.

Meet the discussion contributors:

Come meet these incredibly talented folx and mingle with other industry professionals!
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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a team of dedicated attorneys across eight locations (including Portland) who provide day-to-day legal support to streaming services, film studios, production companies, digital studios, documentarians, animation studios, video game publishers, and other content creators and distributors. 

Friday, Nov. 1 | 10am-4pm | Pacific Grip & Lighting | $99-$199

While the equipment for production has gotten better and less expensive, the crews have gotten smaller. With this production environment becoming the new norm, this full-day workshop by Jem Schofield of theC47 will focus on small crew video production where you will learn about effective planning for your productions, small crew production gear (cameras, lenses, support & grip), audio tips & tricks, and lighting techniques that are best suited for small to no crew productions. 

The workshop will be delivered in a conversational style while teaching the process and craft of small to no crew production. Exactly like being on set or on location!

Topics Covered: 

  • Choosing the Right Equipment
  • Scouting your Locations
  • Setting Up your Camera System
  • Properly Exposing Your Images
  • Lighting & Shooting Interviews (interior & exterior set ups)
  • Lighting for On Location Table Top Shoots
  • Working effectively as small crews, with great results 

Admission: $99 for OMPA members, $199 for non-members. Coffee and lunch included. Space is very limited, so register now. 

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Pacific Grip & Lighting is your source for lighting and grip equipment, expendables, and stages. 

FujiFilm offers a wide product lineup ranging from the cine lenses to TV lenses for high-definition broadcasting, including sports broadcasting and studio production.
Thursday, November 14 | 7-9pm | SOU Digital Media Center | Free

Come mingle with Film Southern Oregon and your fellow industry professionals at Southern Oregon University's state-of-the-art Digital Media Center. The DMC’s 8500-square-foot facility includes 20 multimedia workstations, a TV production studio with permanent lighting grid, a digital master control center for playback and archiving, and an equipment room with cameras, lighting and sound equipment. Food and drinks included. 
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Share your thoughts: Southern Oregon professionals—join us at 3pm the same day to participate in a stakeholders meeting with other local professionals and OMPA Executive Director Lisa Cicala. Reach out to for more details and to join the conversation.
Member Perk | Columbia store access open now
Valid October 18 - November 11

All current OMPA members received an exclusive Columbia employee store pass in their inbox on Monday, Oct. 14.

Log in to join now or check the status of your membership.
adidas passes are coming in November!
Member News

Koerner Camera Systems
just awarded scholarships to two PSU Film students, Emma Chitwood and Spencer Rutledge. Koerner is extending the program for five more years.

written and directed by Lara Jean Gallagher and produced by Aimee Lynn Barneburg, won Best Narrative Feature and Best Cinematography at BendFilm Festival. Marga Laube won Best of the Northwest for Wave Hands Like Clouds. 

LAIKA is being honored with the Point Inspiration Award for its role as an advocate of the LGBTQ community. The organization pointed to ParaNorman having the first openly gay character in an animated movie as one example.

The Oregon Film trail added a sign at Ecola State Park marking filming locations from The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. The new sign makes 12 total on the statewide trail. 

Cast Iron Studios’ Lana Veenker interviewed on KGW about the latest projects in town and growth of casting local actors for lead roles.

Please welcome the newest members of OMPA: Nash Aatlo, Tara Marshall, Aaron James, Andrew Dickson, Braden Spotts, Kim Gonzalez, Ramon Zendejas, Michael Alba, Kevin Parent, Jason Duffett, Oliver Alexander, James Goldstein, Bruce Carter, Danielle Davis, Richard Walters, and Sean Paige. Thanks for your support! 
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◄ What does composer @scottunrein do when he can’t find the right gear? He makes it himself!

You can use #ompamember to show us what you're up to behind-the-scenes, tell us about your next screening, or check out what your fellow members are doing.
Project Spotlight | On—Storied Runs: Ironmind

Ironmind goes inside one man’s head as he prepares for the 2019 Ironman World Championship. The team shot in Nice, France with all pre- and post-production done in Portland. Shot and directed by Andrew Hinton, edited by Dan Sadowsky, and grade at Chromacolor by Darren Hartman with post production by Alex Panton.

Event Spotlight | SAG-AFTRA Contracts 101

Friday, 6-8pm & Saturday, 2-4pm | Oregon AFL-CIO | Free

If you are a local advertiser, ad agency, production company, performer, talent agent, or independent creative producer then you don’t want to miss this free opportunity to get the inside scoop directly from the source. SAG-AFTRA Portland staff will be on-hand to walk you through a variety of media agreements: theatrical, commercials, and corporate/ educational; answer questions; and provide valuable tips on how you can use union talent without breaking your budget.

Must RSVP by tomorrow!

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Connect with Our Community

Oct. 23-26

Bend Design

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Oct. 23

PDXWIT: Women of Color in Tech

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PNCA Design Lecture Series: 

Tsilli Pines of Design Portland

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Oct. 24

OMPA Media Mixer+: 

Lights, Camera… Real Action

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PAF Extremely Happy Hour at R/GA

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Oct. 25-27

Future Cosmos Flow

Costume & Film Exhibition

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Oct. 27-30

LavaCon immersive tech. conference

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Oct. 28

AMA PDX + Magnet

Networking Collaboration

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Oct. 29

WIF-PDX Fall Meet-up

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Nov. 1

OMPA Master Class:

Small to No Crew Production

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Nov. 4

MusicPortland: First Monday Meetup

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Nov. 5

SXSW 2020 Community Meet Up

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PDXWIT: Latinx in Tech

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Nov. 6

Freelancers Union SPARK:

Fall/Winter Networking Hour

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Nov. 13

Documentary Filmmaking Meetup

With Ryan Claypool

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Nov. 14 

OMPA Southern Oregon

Media Mixer

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Things to Know
  • Auction Results: Thank you to everyone who bid and paid for $13.6M of tax credits that were sold in the recent auction. Those successful bids amounted to approximately $12.3M being collected in funding for the OPIF, iOPIF, and rOPIF programs. There is still room for a second auction, so stay tuned for more on that.
  • Current Productions: Download this week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
  • Eastern Oregon Film Festival: Oct. 24-26
    • Clementine - written & directed by Lara Jean Gallagher, produced by Aimee Lynn Barneburg
  • The I Never Trilogy - director Mig Windows in attendance: Oct. 24
  • OMSI Reel Eats - A Clockwork Orange: Oct. 24
  • Oregon Made Film Festival in Lincoln City: Oct. 25-31
  • Pick It Up! Ska in the ‘90s - Q&A with Bend filmmaker: Oct. 26
  • Dr. Giggles - #OregonMade Film Series: Oct. 30
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival Fall 2019: Nov. 1-3
  • *new* Phantasm double feature with director Don Coscarelli attending: Nov. 2
  • *new* AFKT Make-a-Movie Premiere - directed by Katie O’Grady: Nov. 3 
    • The Right Ingredients - DP Josh Lunden
    • The Royal Quest - DP Sean Parker
  • *new* Animation Outlaws - free, one showing only: Nov. 3
  • *new* The Corporate Coup d’État - Q&A with co-producer Jeff Cohen: Nov. 3
  • *new* Outside the Frame: Mygration - annual Gala showcase: Nov. 7
  • *new* NORMAL ISN'T REAL: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities & ADHD + panel discussion: Nov. 7

Call for Entries

Join OMPA today!
Opportunities & Grants
  • *new* Black Screenplays Matter competition: standard deadline Oct. 25
  • *closes soon* Frameline Completion Fund - post funding for LGBTQ+ projects: deadline Oct. 31
  • Emerging Screenwriters - Shoot Your Sizzle Screenplay Competition: early deadline Nov. 1
  • *closes soon* Cinequest Screenwriting Competition: extended deadline Nov. 15
  • *closes soon* Willamette Writers Script to Screen Competition “”: final deadline Nov. 15
  • *new* Creative Media Awards: entry deadline Nov. 22 
  • American Documentary & Animation Film Festival & Fund: late deadline Dec. 15
Rolling deadlines:
  • Catapult Film Fund - documentary development grants: ongoing
  • Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant: ongoing
  • Ford Foundation - JustFilms grant: ongoing
  • Impact Partners - Documentary Fund: ongoing 
Workshops, Classes, & Webinars
  • *new* SAG-AFTRA Portland Local "Contracts 101" Workshop
  • *new* NW Documentary - Post Production & Beyond micro-workshop weekend: Oct. 26-27
  • 35th-annual Employment Law Conference - with seminars on pay equity, new laws, legal trends and more: Nov. 4-5
  • *new* Blender Modeling for AR/VR Unity Projects: Nov. 5
  • *new* The Studio NW - Audition workshop with LA Casting Director Paul Weber: Nov. 9 

OMPA is dedicated to strengthening Oregon's media production industry. We couldn't do this work without the support of our members. Join us today!

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