After Portlandia, What's Next for the Local Film Industry?
“There’s a lot of great projects that are coming out and a lot of great projects that are shooting now. There has been a steady increase in growth over the last 12 years. In this current year, I’m tracking about $150 million and 2,800 jobs created thus far.” —Tim Williams, Governor’s Office of Film and Television
1968 Year the Governor’s Office of Film and Television was founded
450 Film and TV projects the office has helped lure to Oregon
25 Number of films shot in Oregon since the start of 2017
20% Cash rebate offered by the GOFT for TV and film companies spending money in Oregon (up to a total of $16 million per fiscal year)
$165 m Spending by the film industry in Oregon in the 2017 fiscal year, or more than 15 times the amount in 2005.
90% Rotten Tomatoes score for Oregon-shot Lean on Pete, based on Willy Vlautin’s novel (check out our story for more)
93% Rotten Tomatoes score for Leave No Trace, set in Forest Park and largely filmed near Estacada