FilmUSA Contact: Elaine Dysinger
Name of Department
1001 SE Water Avenue, Suite 430
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: 503 229-5832
Fax: 503 229-6869
Full Staff List
A list of Oregon Regional Resources
Incentives & Rebates
Film Office Incentives Website
What are the different "types" of incentives?
Point-of-Sale Tax Waivers: Yes, Waiver
Hotel Tax Refund: Yes, after 30 nights of continuous stay
Any rebate considerations for out-of-state crew and/or cast? Yes
Are 'Pass-Through' purchases and/or rentals allowed? No
Fees for Local Services?
Police and Fire: Yes
Filming Permits: Yes, depends on city or municipality
State Owned or Managed Property: Yes, depends on area
Note: Regarding free state locations, this includes all 231 State Parks (and 96,000 acres of scenery), some municipal buildings and some entire cities/towns. Contact the film office for our fee-free cities list. Also, Oregon's on-the-ground costs are way less expensive than those of most production centers.
Local Crew Directory
Number of full local Union crews: 2
Number of full local Non-Union crews: 2+
Equipment and Services
Local Vendor Guide
Are there In-state Equipment vendor options for...
Grip and Electric? Yes
Camera and Sound? Yes
Transportation Equipment? Yes
Prop and Set Dressing rental? Yes
Wardrobe Rental? Yes
Sound Stage facilities? Yes
Post Production facilities? Yes
Film / Sound Lab? No
List of Film Labs in the United States
Find local green vendors in this state
Closest out-of-state vendors and crew: California and Utah
Additional In-State Assets
Additional Information from the Film Commission
The Oregon Film Office is staffed by specialists of both industry and government professionals who really understand the needs of filmmakers. We can assist with budget comparisons, scouting, finding crew, production offices, production services, equipment rentals, permitting, post-production, and just about any other production need.Oregon is home to many talented filmmakers and is a respected, solid base for production. Oregon has the world's largest camera crane, state-of-the-art production facilities, including full high def post facilities, and we have worked on thousands of projects including Academy Award-winning films, televisions series and national commercials. Oregon also has dual-market casting between Portland and Seattle, giving filmmakers twice the talent pool. In addition, Oregon's longer days, mild climate and quality of natural light all work to the filmmaker's advantage.
LOCATIONS: Oregon has a huge variety of locations; spectacular coastline with rugged cliffs, sweeping high desert landscapes, expansive dunes, majestic old growth rain forests, picturesque coastal towns, ports and bays, green rolling farmland, modern cities, rural, western and “anywhere USA” towns, wild and scenic rivers and waterfalls. Less know are the painted deserts, tabletop mesas, lava fields and caves, fossil beds, volcanic lakes and year round snow close to downtown Portland. Oregon's roads and vistas are legendary, from winding loops and hairpin turns to straight-aways through deserts, fields and forests and the dramatic Columbia River Gorge.
LIFESTYLE: The quality of life while filming here is hard to beat when you take into account Oregon's dedication to sustainability, artisan crafts and services, a unique coffee culture, fresh and local seasonal foods, world-class beers and wines, and an eclectic and cutting edge collection of boutique shops. A number of successful companies are headquartered in Oregon, including Columbia, Nike, Pendleton, Harry and David, Tillamook Cheese, Rogue Creamery, Moonstruck Chocolate, Leatherman etc.
Right to Work Status
Is this a "Right-to-Work" state? No
What does "Right-to-Work" mean?
Wikipedia: State page
Child Labor Laws
State Labor Information for Minors
State Tax Reciprocal Agreements with: No other states
What are Reciprocal Agreements?
Oregon has a mixed temperate climate with a wide range of weather patterns within its very different regions. The central and eastern high desert areas have over 300 days of sunshine a year whereas the western coastal area is mild in temperature and receives more rainfall. Portland and the Columbia River Gorge have hot summers and cool, wet winters. For specific information contact the film office for assistance as it pertains to your project 503-229-5832.
Major Airports: TBD
Film Office Links: Gallery | Locations Library
Additional Sources: ReelScout
List coming soon
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