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Friday, September 24, 2010

Why I Joined The OMPA

So... last Friday, I attended an event thrown by the Oregon Media Production Association at Portland's Indent Studios. The event, dubbed "Oregon's Got Talent," was a celebration of the great actors we have here in our state - and it marked a new period in the OMPA's operation.

Before last Friday, the OMPA was known around Oregon as a producers' and crew members' organization... as Oregon's industry has grown, though, the OMPA board came to realize that talent working in front of the camera was a major factor in our industry's success. The OMPA's mission is to serve and represent everyone in Oregon's film, TV and new media industry, so on Friday they announced that they're offering a new "add on" membership for represented actors, and they've set up a new "Talent" category in SourceOregon, our state's official film and TV personnel directory.
And me? I was there to sign up!

(Want your own coffee cup like the one I showed off in the video? Get it here!)

So, Oregon actors, won't you join me in joining the OMPA? Show Oregon - and the world - just how big our industry is. Make your presence in our field known - get listed in and get seen by producers and casting directors all over the world... and get involved in your Chamber of Commerce! Let them know how you think our film and TV industry in Oregon should grow, and how you want to be represented.

It's not a lot of money, really... and the more we speak with a united voice, the stronger we are. Join the OMPA. Get listed. and help us grow our industry into the next decade.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Portland Actors - What Are You Doing Tonight?

Want to come to a party?

By now, I'd hope that you've heard about the Oregon Media Production Association's Oregon's Got Talent event being held tonight at Indent Studios.

Tonight's event is more than a big celebration of the top-tier, quality actors that Oregon has to offer to out-of-state and in-state producers though - it's also the official roll-out of a new Talent section in Source Oregon - our state's premier directory of crew, pre-and-post production services, and now talent!

So, hey, make it a point to come down to Indent Studios tonight to hear what it's all about! Doors open at 7 (and the drinks are FREE!) and we'll be partying until the late hours! You can find all the details here - there's still time to RSVP and join in the fun!

I'll look forward to seeing you there...


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oh Boy... What Have I Gotten Myself Into now...


So, a couple of weeks ago, Portland actors Duane Hanson and Brian Young approached me with an... interesting proposition.

You see... well... Uh...

Boy. I'll let the video below explain:

I have no idea what to expect on October 9th - whatever happens, it's sure to be a good time (even if it IS at my expense!) I hope you'll all join us there! For more information, and to reserve your seat, do what the robot-lady in the video suggested and visit

You only hurt the ones you love... at least, that's my hope! Hope I see you all there...

Monday, September 06, 2010

I'm Not A #UnionMember (Yet) But...

... that doesn't mean I don't understand what the Labor Movement has done for all workers... whether they're members of a union or not. To wit:

Happy Labor Day, everyone... remember, it's about more than Barbeques and half-off-shopping... it's about all of us who work for a living!


Saturday, September 04, 2010

Animus Cross II, Episode 5 Is Live!

Hey everyone- I'm a little late in getting the word out to you about this. I've been traveling for the past couple of weeks and haven't really had a lot of time to sit down and blog... but now that I'm back in town for a little bit, I want to encourage you all to check out the fifth episode of Animus Cross - Series II

We've received some great comments on the innovative design of the Animus Cross web site - but some people have issues watching the videos at the official site. So everyone can enjoy the show, creator A.L. Steen has posted all five episodes of Series II on her YouTube channel.

If you haven't caught up with Series II yet, head on over to YouTube and enjoy! You'll want to see all the episodes before Episode 6, set to launch on September 29!

Hope you're all doing well...


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