August 23, 2018
Today, Nick toured the set of a new Hulu series, Shrill.
Portland (and all of Oregon) has long been a popular place to film movies and TV shows, but we’ve become a Hollywood favorite in recent years.
Because of the importance of film and TV to Portland’s future, Nick asked Mayor Wheeler to create a new liaison position with the Portland Film Office. Part of Prosper Portland, the Film Office’s mission is to facilitate concierge services, to bring more film productions to Portland, and to help provide opportunities for local artists in all aspects of the film industry.
Nick is honored to be the first Portland Film Office Liaison. During today’s set tour, Nick learned more about the needs of filmmakers coming to Portland and how the City can streamline the permit process for filming in streets and parks – not to mention learning what happens on a Hollywood set!
Shrill began production in Portland in early August and stars SNL cast member Aidy Bryant. Filming and production will continue throughout the year, and the show will debut in 2019.
A big welcome and congratulations to the Shrill team!