Lights, Camera, Action: Two Hollywood Productions Set Their Sights on Portland

KOIN 6 News’ Jessica Morkert interviews Filmmaker TJ Civis, Casting Director Lana Veenker and Executive Director Vince Porter of the Governor’s Office of Film and Television on the arrival of two Hollywood film productions in Oregon:

  • CBS Films’ “The Untitled Crowley Project,” starring Harrison Ford
  • The TNT series “Leverage,” starring Timothy Hutton. The productions will bring jobs and millions of dollars to the state.

Many thanks to the Film Office and the Legislature for their hard work implementing our very successful film incentive program, but current levels only meet about half of the demand, meaning only six months of production.

OREGON RESIDENTS: PLEASE DO YOUR PART

Please contact your legislators now to support Senate Bill 621 (Oregon Production Investment Fund or OPIF), so that we have enough film incentives to bring these kinds of projects to Oregon year round, benefiting hotels, restaurants, tourism, accountants, medics, carpenters, electricians, rental car companies, thrift stores, payroll companies, not to mention hundreds of actors and thousands of background performers. Film production brings millions of dollars into the state, creates good paying jobs and is a green industry.

Join us on March 17, 2009 at the Capitol to talk to legislators about OPIF. More information on the Film Office website.

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