MOPAN May Meeting Thursday May 9th: featuring Award-Winning Oregon Producer, Theresa Demarest at Springfield’s Hole In The Wall BBQ at 6:30pm0
MOPAN presents Oregon Producer Theresa Demarest as our featured presenter for our May meeting. She is the producer of “Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy” This month’s meeting will be held at Hole in the Wall BBQ in Springfield, 1807 Olympic Street, Springfield, OR (map here) Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 PM. Website: www.keikotheuntoldstory.com.
Demarest is a songwriter, producer, and independent filmmaker. She will be talking about her documentary film about the whale from the 1993 movie “Free Willy” and how she successfully raised $15,000 for her film through a kick starter campaign.
As producer/director of Keiko The Untold Story of the Star of Free Willy, Theresa brings to life her deep connection to Keiko’s story. Several years ago, during her recovery from breast cancer, she found solace in Keiko’s own recovery from captivity in a Mexican theme park to his rehabilitation tank at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This documentary film allows its viewers to pause and take a second look at Keiko’s strong will to survive and to explore his enormous embrace of his own freedom.
Theresa won the Best Documentary for her film at Eugene International Film Festival in 2011 and recently has digitally re-mastered her documentary.
The program schedule and trailers are up, and our generous sponsors again enable the all-weekend-event VIP Passes to be offered at $50 —including access to all films, priority seating, access to the VIP Green room in Theater 2, a VIP gift bag and T-Shirt, the Friday opening reception at Schnitzer Museum and the Sunday closing awards reception at Soriah’s Restaurant. These indie films are juried by Eugene community peers and over 20 filmmakers are coming in for DisOrient this year, the highest number yet!
Mark your calendars now: MOPAN is proud to invite you to attend Media Production Industry Day to rally in support of HB 2267, Governor Kitzhaber’s proposed expansion of the OPIF program to recruit more film and television jobs to Oregon.
The OPIF (which offers the incentive to qualified independent Oregon media makers) has also been amended to add incentives for post-production and video game development. Learn more about these proposed changes and what we can do to support the bill at the MOPAN meeting next Thursday.
And prepare to join us in Salem all day on May 2nd to talk up the jobs, infrastructure and tourism benefits that this work brings to Oregon.
Our MOPAN meeting will feature:
- Tom McFadden, Executive Director of OMPA who will speak to us about attending Industry Day
- Also the 2013 SourceOregon printed directory will be available at this meeting for pickup by all in attendance
If you work in media production you are already a great communicator. Come help us explain and demonstrate the impact of film and television in growing great jobs and business opportunities for Oregon. We need you.
Any questions, feel free to email:
Oregon’s Media Production Directory: www.SourceOregon.com
Map for Roaring Rapids – http://roaringrapidspizza.com/location/
Live Production Roadshow
NewTek, Sony, Chyron and Key Code Media in conjunction with OMPA/MOPAN
When: Tuesday February 26, 201310:30-3:30pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Cascade Room; 3582 Gateway Street Springfield, OR 97477
Hands on demonstrations of the latest products for live productions both in the field and in the studio. See how you can achieve professional production value with these ground breaking solutions.
Discuss your current workflow and have your questions answered by application experts from NewTek, Sony and Chyron. (More info and register here)
UO Reverse Vendor Fair
University of Oregon, City of Eugene and other agencies that hire vendors
When: Wednesday February 27, 2013 8:00-1:00pm
Where: Club Room Autzen Stadium, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Eugene
Ever wanted to do work for the University of Oregon but didn’t know where to start? As the county’s largest employer, the UO often contracts with outside vendors for all kinds of work. The reverse vendor fair is a chance for you to market your goods and services to UO Departments and other agencies including the City of Eugene.
The event is free to attend, but registration is required. (More info and register here)