OMPA Board Profile | Patty Brebner
As the Director of W+K Studios and JOINT at Wieden + Kennedy, Patty Brebner is a pretty big deal. You won't hear her taking all the credit though—she saves that for the people who inspire her. Now, take a peak inside the mind of one of the leaders driving innovation at AdAge’s 2019 Agency of the Year. 

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All OMPA members are invited to submit a work sample for showcasing at our annual celebration in January. Please follow these instructions: 
  • Deadline: December 31
  • Specs: Codec H.264, 1920x1080, 60-second clip (reel, trailer, etc.) for us to choose from
  • Only submit media you have permission to share
Send to with subject line "Video for OMPA Event."
Want a fun side gig to boost your resume next year? Become a volunteer with OMPA! We're interested in event staff, photographers, writers, and more. Reach out to for more details about the roles and perks. 
Member News

Clementine is wrapping up a successful festival circuit year with a distribution deal from Oscilloscope. Congrats to all our local talent on the project, including writer/director Lara Jean Gallagher and producer Aimee Lynn Barneburg.

Documentary Now!’s
“Original Cast Album” episode got a shout out on The New York Times Best TV Shows of 2019 as did ShadowMachine’s one-season wonder, Tuca & Bertie.

Ashland Independent Film Festival is opening a new film center in early 2020. Get a sneak peak this Friday from 5-8pm. It will contain a screening room, media gallery, and event space.

Please welcome the newest members of OMPA: Anna Diem, Janet Weiss, Dustin Saigo, Kam & Kam Catering, Steven Ballou, Heart & Hustle Productions, Shawn Sims, Stephen Fonseca, David Griffiths, Courtney Williams, Cooper Fitch, Aleida Lomeli, and HitWorksWest. Thanks for your support! 
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Take advantage of early bird pricing and first placement choice for 2020 website advertising, now extended through December 11.

Contact for more details about the options that are available on the new website. 
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@portlandrone and crew work on aerial shots for a series filming in the coastal town of Nehalem. 

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 | WK Studios

Bend-based White Knuckle Studios takes a narrative-first approach to storytelling that has led them around the world. From short TV spots to full length documentaries, they've filmed in Kenya, Uganda, Iraq, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Canada, and the USA. Clients include Whole Foods, Visit Bend, and Deschutes Brewery. 

Want us to feature your work? Become a member now! 

Event Spotlight | Welcome to the XR Party
Tuesday, December 10 | 6-8pm | Open Signal | $5

Open Signal is hosting an event and fundraiser in partnership with Torch next Tuesday as an intro to what XR is all about for our community. In 2020 Open Signal will be expanding to include more opportunities to create, learn, and experiment with XR media production within their facility. Come learn how the PNW is leading the way in this new tech space!
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Connect with Our Community

Dec. 4 (Tonight)

Magnet Networking Event

Details Here


Portland Freelancers Union SPARK:

How to Build Your Network in 2020

Details Here


Dec. 5

PAF Extremely Happy Hour

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“Making You Matter in VR” with

Baobab Studios Animator Justin Fischer

Details Here


Dec. 7

TEDxBend Women

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Dec. 10

Open Signal & Torch:

Welcome to the XR Party

Details Here


Dec. 11

PDXWIT Annual Celebration & Awards

Details Here


Dec. 12

Couch Film Collective

Holiday Party & Screening

Details Here


Portland Motion Designers

& Animators Meetup

Details Here


Dec. 15

Portland Film Community Night

Details Here

Things to Know
  • SourceOregon Listings: Don’t worry about renewing your listing until we launch the new website in early 2020. It will remain active online. You should still renew your membership as usual, or renew by December 31 to lock in current rates.

  • Website Testers Wanted: Are you a power user of the directory? Want to be on the website test team and get a sneak peak? Reach out to

  • Props Sale: Sorta Like a Rockstar will be holding a flash sale at Pacific Grip & Lighting today, December 4, from 9am-3pm. Anyone in the film community is invited to check it out. Cash or check; you buy it, you move it. 

  • Healthcare Enrollment: Open enrollment is open now and ends on Sunday, December 15. Here's a comprehensive guide to health insurance from  Freelancers Union to help you understand your needs and options.

  • Current Productions: Download this week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Hollywood Theatre: Dec. 5
  • Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival: Dec. 6
  • Oregon Documentary Film Festival Winter 2019: Dec. 7
  • Minidoka: An American Concentration Camp - produced by North Shore Productions: Dec. 8
  • *new* Dammed to Extinction - Editor Heidi Zimmerman, Camera Operator and Post-PA Sean Parker: Dec. 15
  • *new* At the Video Store - Portland premiere with Director James Westby: Dec. 16
  • *new* Northwest Film Center works in progress screening, including Dicky Dahl: Dec. 16

Call for Entries

Opportunities & Grants
  • *new* The Portland Circuit—April 2020: open now
  • *closes soon* Cinequest Screenwriting Competition: extended deadline Dec. 6
  • *closes soon* MediaPost Creative Media Awards: extended deadline Dec. 6 
  • *closes soon* Emerging Screenwriters - Shoot Your Sizzle Screenplay Competition: final deadline Dec. 10
  • Black Screenplays Matter competition: extended standard deadline Dec. 12
  • *closes soon* Maverick Movie Awards: extended deadline Dec. 13
  • American Documentary & Animation Film Festival & Fund: late deadline Dec. 15
  • Hollywood Verge Film Awards: Sorry I’m Late Deadline Dec. 17
  • The Webby Awards: final entry deadline Dec. 20
  • Open Signal Labs’ 2020 Black Filmmaker Fellowship: applications due Dec. 20
  • LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition: extended late deadline Dec. 20
  • Artists United Unified Field - “Climate & The Environment:” deadline Dec. 31
  • Oregon Dance Film Commission—filmmaker application: applications due Jan. 5
Rolling deadlines:
  • Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant: ongoing
  • Ford Foundation - JustFilms grant: ongoing
  • Impact Partners - Documentary Fund: ongoing
Workshops, Classes, & Webinars

DASH-IF Workshop on Media Streaming over 5G Networks: Dec. 9 or 10

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