Wednesday, June 17 | Noon-2pm | Free–$10

This is your chance to get legal and insurance advice directly from experts who specialize in providing these services to the entertainment industry. Bring your questions for Justine Avera of ABI Insurance and three of Portland's best lawyers from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP—Bob Wyman, Christie Totten, and Chris Weathers.

Admission: Free for OMPA Pro & Student members; $10 for Basic & Non-members. Join today and pay what you can.

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Thursday, June 18 | 3-5pm | Free

There's a deep need for community with like-minded people right now. This is an open-discussion, BIPOC-only* event led by OMPA Diversity Committee Co-Chair Fran Bittakis. Fran is Founder & Creative Director of Joop Joop Creative.

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*Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color. While we appreciate allies, please respect this goal and only attend if you identify this way.

Oregon Media Production Impact Survey

Thank you to all who participated in our Media Production Impact Survey. We got a great range of responses across disciplines, including both members and non-members. We’re digging through the data and look forward to reporting back with next steps!



Things to Know

Oregon Production Protocols: Be sure to reference the latest Oregon Production Protocols updated June 2, 2020. We incorporated new guidelines developed by IATSE, SAG-AFTRA, Teamsters, and DGA; added a training section; emergency guidelines; and hotlines where you can report safety concerns.

Financial Resources: Updated with grants opening soon. See all opportunities

Virtual Events: We’ve highlighted a few events below that are relevant to BIPOC creators and/or allyship with this community. See all upcoming events.

  • Mondays @ 5pm, June 8–July 27: 2020 Ain’t Cancelled Series presented by PDXWOC & B.HER
  • Apply by June 10: PDXWIT Diversity Discussion; event is June 17
  • June 12: Film Fatales—Safety on Set for Marginalized Creators
  • June 18 @ 5:30pm: AMA PDX Discussion Panel—Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Our Stories
Equipment Consignment: Pro Photo Supply is accepting consignment gear again. Learn more.


Support your industry's trade organization as we work every day to protect living wage jobs. Help us reach our $100,000 fundraising goal by contributing today with membership or donation

We don't know what we'd do without you.

Sponsor Shout Out | Koerner Camera Systems

Some go so above and beyond in giving back to their community it has to be recognized. Koerner Camera Systems is one of those businesses. This locally-owned gem of the PNW has made countless top-notch projects possible, from lending gear to small indies, to renting to the biggest shows of the year. They've even generously donated OMPA's office space. Thank you for all you do for OMPA & Oregon's production industry!
Sponsorship starts at $2,500. Sponsors are recognized year-round at our events, in our newsletter, and on our website. Contact for more info.


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James Borrego, Producer Annie Lundgren, James Le Gros, Writer/Director Gary Lundgren, and Luis Rodriguez.

Phoenix, Oregon is the little indie that could! An average American story filmed in the small town of Klamath Falls has become a nationwide hit, most recently garnering a New York Times review. Congrats to Gary and Annie Lundgren, and all of the local crew who worked on the film!

DID YOU KNOW? Phoenix, Oregon utilized Oregon’s iOPIF incentive to fund their project. OMPA wrote and passed this locally-focused version of the state incentive program 10 years ago. Contribute to our ongoing efforts by joining or donating today. 

Hulu’s “For Your Consideration” article on Shrill highlights the bold looks created by costume designer Amanda Needham for season 2 of the show. 

Adult Swim has ordered season 2 of the ShadowMachine-animated series Tuca & Bertie, dropped by Netflix last summer despite a “100% fresh” Tomatometer score.

Please help us welcome our newest contributing members: Bernice Meschini, Royal Restrooms, Gabrielle Yuro, John Friedlander, Ray Sheckler, Nate Hess, Lucas Radostitz, Swanson Studio Inc., Michael Sullivan, John Pings, Keri Spain, KatMeow Garcia, Karen Pan, Lisa Webster, Afterman, Alex Thiesen, and Christopher Nibley. Thank you so much for supporting OMPA! 
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Project Spotlight | LAIKA Animators at Home

Get ready to choose your fighter: blue blob, plastic cow, or one of the amazingly intricate creations featured in LAIKA’s stop-motion “fight challenge” video

Want to be featured? Send links to for consideration. Vimeo or YouTube links preferred. Note: this is a benefit for Pro and Student members only.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!

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