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Studio Mechanics of the Pacific Northwest
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  • Come Celebrate: We Did It! Oregon’s Incentive Will Be Raised By $6 million Annually
    Updated On: Jun 27, 2021
    OR Legislature Closes 2021 Session

    Thanks to the diligent work of our 488 Legislative Committee, the OMPA Governement Affaits Committee, and stakeholders like our members, the legislation to increase, extend, and increase Equity in the film incentive us passed the Oregon Senate and all will become law. Please join us for a virtual celebration this Tuesday. Details below from OMPA

    Celebrate & Connect: June 29, 2021 from 5-6:30pm PT. RSVP for Zoom info.

    EVENT GRAPHIC CAPTION: Indie filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone co-led the HB3010 effort with Actor/Producer Ashley Mellinger. Photo by Kisha Jarrett.

    Our industry thrives when we work together! Join us virtually on Tuesday, June 29, from 5-6:30pm to celebrate all of the advocacy accomplishments of the last six months, and the people who made them possible. Plus, stick around and chat with your peers. We’ll lead breakout rooms with conversation starters to help spark connection.Thank you, Portland Film Office, for sponsoring this virtual event! We are so grateful for your continued partnership.


    Note: The event will be recorded.


    We did it! We had an ambitious and highly successful last six months of advocacy. And this Tuesday, we want to celebrate (virtually)! Come hear from the community, from key legislators including Representatives Nosse and Nathanson, and be acknowledged for your role in this success.

    HB3010 PASSED, and now it’s time to recognize the hard work that went into this homegrown bill becoming a law! Major props to OMPA’s DEI and Government Affairs Committees—specifically the Incentives Subcommittee Co-Chaired by Dawn Jones Redstone and Ashley Mellinger.

    HB2433 (which contains both the OPIF increase to $20M per year and the +6 year extension for GOLR and OPIF to 2030) has passed the Senate on a 23-6 vote. It now goes to the Gov for her signature!!!

    Either sign up here or simply login to Zoom here Tuesday at 5pm. It's virtual, it's easy, it's fun!

    There will be more soon but, in the short term please join me in thanking just a few of our legislative champions and bill sponsors this session:

    Sen. Burdick - sen.ginnyburdick@oregonlegislature.gov

    Rep. Nathanson -  Rep.NancyNathanson@oregonlegislature.gov

    Rep. Bynum -  Rep.JanelleBynum@oregonlegislature.gov

    Rep. Nosse -  Rep.RobNosse@oregonlegislature.gov

    Maj. Leader Smith-Warner -  Rep.BarbaraSmithWarner@oregonlegislature.gov

    Sen. Beyer - sen.LeeBeyer@oregonlegislature.gov

    Sen. Johnson - sen.betsyjohnson@oregonlegislature.gov

    Sen. Steiner Hayward - sen.elizabethsteinerhayward@oregonlegislature.gov

    Sen. Riley - sen.chuckriley@oregonlegislature.gov

    Sen. Thomsen - sen.chuckthomsen@oregonlegislature.gov

    Sen. Lieber - sen.katelieber@oregonlegislature.gov

    Rep. Evans -  Rep.PaulEvans@oregonlegislature.gov

    Rep. Gomberg -  Rep.DavidGomberg@oregonlegislature.gov

    Portland Film Office

    Remember all the letters of support we wrote last year when the Portland Film Office wasn’t in the proposed city budget? They worked! We’re also thrilled to have achieved full funding for Portland Film Office—and an additional investment from Travel Portland.

    We’ll know the fate of the tax incentive extension and expansion by the time of this event… 

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