Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but this post is for a cause that I’m very familiar with and I think that it’s important enough to address.
As you may or may not know, amongst other industries in Oregon, I am very active in the Film @amp; Television industry. Thanks to my experience helping the Sundance FF winner, “We Live in Public” with their web and social media strategy, I also lend my chops to the Oregon Governors Office of Film and Television as well as the Oregon Media Producers Association.
Most folks are completely unaware of how films and television shows are made, much less about hew they’re financed and distributed. Most states in the US have some sort of incentive program to attract producers to their states because of the serious impact that film and television production have on the economy of the states and localities where the work is produced. Oregon has a long and interesting history in the film and television industries, and as such, Oregon has a very competitive film incentive to keep Oregon competitive in the scope of the wider industry.
It’s a pretty complex subject, and not in the scope of this post to examine the various sides of the issue. What I am hoping to do is shed a little light on the people who comprise the industry, and share the video embedded here. It goes a long way to show some of the faces of the industry, and the Oregonians whom the Film incentive impacts.
While I have been a bit dark on this issue publicly, consider this post to be a first of many on the subject moving forward.