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Northwest Film Finance V

OMPA - Oregon Media Production Association

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Portland, United States

Northwest Film Finance V

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Student (ID Required) Ended $49.00 $2.22
Early Ticketing: Members Ended $49.00 $2.22
Early Ticketing: Non-Members Ended $59.00 $2.47
Advance Ticketing: Members Ended $59.00 $2.47
Advance Ticketing: Non-Members Ended $79.00 $2.97
Day of Event Pricing - Member   more info Ended $79.00 $2.97
Day of Event Pricing - Non-Member   more info Ended $129.00 $4.22

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OMPA Presents: 
Northwest Film Finance V
Saturday October 13, 2012 
9am-5pm at Hilton Portland & Executive Tower 

Sponsored by
Gales Creek Insurance Service

With support from Oregon Entrepreneur's Network, PSU Dept. of Theater and Film, SOFaT, the Oregon Governor's Office of Film & Television, Professional Video and Tape, The MacPac and Lucky Limousine and Towncar

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Day-of-event non-member rate is $129 (until sold out)

If you are a producer, filmmaker or finance partner, this is a perfect opportunity to raise your game. If you are new to the business side of movie making, be prepared for a ride to the top floor of Oregon's studio system. Nationally recognized experts join Oregon's brightest producers at the elegant Hilton Portland for a one-day conference with workshops on identifying, meeting and soliciting partners to finance Oregon productions, and more. 

If you know, or are, an indie producer who "just needs the money" to make your first films, attend these eye-opening panels on negotiating distribution, accessing public and private funding, attaching name acting talent and marketing your product to the world.

Featured Presenters:

Michael Zoumas, Executive Producer of LAIKA's Coraline and former Miramax / Dimension SR VP of production/development, who acquires and produces titles under his independent banner, Zoom Entertainment.

Larry Weinberg noted entertainment attorney, performing legal and business affairs services for entertainment companies, law firms, independent motion pictures, documentaries, television and web-based programs for over fifteen years. Educator and current Senior Advisor and Lecturer of Film and Television Programs for Boston University’s Los Angeles Internship Program.

Lyla Foggia, publicist, author and former VP of publicity for TriStar Pictures, Director of Publicity for ABC Television, and National Broadcast Publicity Manager for 20th Century Fox. Lyla presents the breakout session “An insider's guide to marketing indie movies today” with tips, tricks, and insights inspired by three decades of both studio and independent publicity and marketing. 

Dustin Morrow, filmmaker, photographer, writer, media artist and assistant professor of digital cinema production and film studies at Portland State University. 

Tara Johnson-Medinger, producer and consultant who has overseen over $96,000 in fundraising via crowdsourcing for The Winding Road, My Summer as a Goth, Rock & Roll Mamas, and He Inspires.

Christopher Toyne, director, producer, executive producer and moderator. 

Filmmakers Panel:

Beth Harrington, OPB and documentary Writer, Producer & Director, including The Winding Stream: The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music

Tim Whitcomb, Managing Director of Indent Studios

Lana Veenker, Casting Director, Cast Iron Productions

Roger Wood, Executive Producer at Wooden Frame Productions Cell Count, The Weather Outside, Wake Before I Die

Topics and breakout sessions:
  • Identifying, meeting and financial partners 
  • Project pitching
  • Preparing finance packages
  • Crowdfunding from Kickstarter and Indiegogo
  • Attaching name talent
  • Negotiating independent distribution
  • Promoting and marketing like a professional 


Pitching Projects & Tracking Projects:
Our presenters are in the business of developing viable projects there will be opportunities to present yourself, so be prepared to present project details - and to get critique on your pitch. 


If you haven't yet, start telling us about your project status now at

Students, OMPA members, and members of supportive organizations OEN and SOFaT get a significant discount on registration price. Table sponsorships are also available at a reduced rate as we encourage you to bring and educate your whole team. Table sponsors email info(at) Advance registration is suggested. 

Registration includes the full day session, on-site  lunch at Alexander's on the 23th floor of the Portland Hilton, and post-session mixer and cocktail party. Seating is limited to the first 110 reserved guests. 

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Attendance will be available in Ashland area by video conference. Register by email to

Have questions about Northwest Film Finance V? Contact OMPA - Oregon Media Production Association

When & Where

921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, 97204

Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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OMPA - Oregon Media Production Association

OMPA is the voice of the professional members of Oregon's commercial, film, video, and interactive media production industry. Our mission is to grow jobs and business opportunities. Together, we:

- Collect professionals within a directory so the industry is more readily accessed to make jobs and business happen

- Promote Oregon as a production location for the local market to benefit from increased business

- Conduct workshops, advocate for workforce development programs, and produce high-value professional networking events

Members benefit from industry information, access to other industry professionals, and a forum to shape the future of Oregon's economy. For more information, see "Join OMPA" at

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