Film & TV in Portland
October 25, 2018
Portland has long been known as a creative hub. And the film, television, video, virtual reality, and multimedia industry is an important part of the creative community that makes our city special.
In September, Mayor Wheeler appointed Nick to be the first City Council Liaison to the Portland Film Office, which serves as a local resource and booster for the industry.
This afternoon, Council adopted a Resolution reaffirming support for the film and TV industry and outlining several follow-up actions designed to grow the role of the Portland Film Office.
With over 180 productions filming in Portland every year, the industry provides thousands of jobs, contributes nearly $200 million of dollars into the local economy, and continues to grow Portland’s reputation as a desirable place to live, work, and play.
The Resolution directs City staff to work with the Portland Film Office to transition it to a self-funded and fee-supported office and to create a “universal permit” to replace the current system that requires separate permits from different city bureaus.
Special thanks to all the partners who spoke at Council today, including Tim Williams from Oregon Film, Brian Lord from the Portland Film Office, and Juliana Lukasik from At Large Films.