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slides: Party Report: Oregon Governor’s Film Awards

Thursday, January 08, 2015

 

Governor John Kitzhaber at the film awards . Photo by Byron Beck

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, Governor John Kitzhaber presented the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards for the categories "Film Advocate," "Innovation in Education," and "Achievement In Film Service" at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

See Slides Below: Oregon Governor's Film Awards 

The recipients included: Gordon Sondland (Oregon Film Chair, President and CEO Aspen Companies) for “Achievement in Film Service”; Andy Mingo of Clackamas Community College for “Innovation in Education”; and national park staff from Zig Zag (Bill Westbrook, Mary Ellen Fitzgerald, Leanne Veldhuis, Kathleen Walker) and Crater Lake (Craig Ackerman and Carolyn Hill) for “Film Advocate.”  

Several celebrities, including authors Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club) Cheryl Strayed (Wild) and television actor Russell Hornsby (Grimm) were present at the award ceremony. Also attending were Oregon state luminaries, including Vince Porter (Gov. Kitzhaber's Policy Advisor for Jobs and the Economy) and Tim Williams (Executive Director, Governor's Office of Film & Television). There was also a rare appearance by the first lady of the state of Oregon, Cylvia Hayes, who joined the governor for the presentation. 

Representatives of regions from around the state (Eugene, Southern Oregon, Ashland and Bend) gave an updated production report for 2014 and a look ahead into 2015--sharing specific information on the projects and programs coming through the state’s film festivals, universities and media associations.

According to the film office, the number of jobs in the motion picture and video production sector in Oregon has increased more than 60 percent in the last 5 years, and the number of indigenous production companies has seen growth of more than 25 percent over that same period. 

Sondland kicked off the ceremony by stating, "What a great year this has been," and shared that "in the last month or two it has been reported that, on the whole, Oregon was 8th in the U.S. for job growth during the month of September, and our high tech industry now employs about the same number of workers as the forest industry did in the 1970’s." 

Speaking of awards, The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television (AKA The Oregon Film Office) has been nominated for consideration for a Location Managers Guild of America  Award for “exemplary work on "Wild“." 

 

Related Slideshow: Oregon Governor’s Film Awards

On Tuesday, Jan. 6, Governor John Kitzhaber presented the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards for the categories "Film Advocate," "Innovation in Education," and "Achievement In Film Service" at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Nancy & Mayor Charlie

Nancy and Mayor Charlie Hales at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Jim and Juan

HIVE's Jim Clark and Juan Martinez at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed was one of the speakers at the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Governor John Kitzhaber

Governor Kitzhaber at the reception prior to the presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Sgt. Pete Simpson

Sgt. Pete Simpson at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Teresa & Jacqueline

Teresa Sabatine and Jacqueline Gault at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Neel Pender

Sen. Wyden staffer Neel Pender at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Phillip Wade

Phillip Wade at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Shelly, Brian & Josh

Shelley Midthun, Brian Lord and Josh Leake at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Enrique and Lana

Enrique Arias and Lana Veenker at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Tom McFadden

OMPA's Tom McFadden at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Tim and Rosemary

Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Film & Television Tim Williams and Laika's Rosemary Colliver at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Tara and Lydia

Tara Johnson-Medinger and Lidia Yuknavitch at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

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Andy Mingo

Award winner Andy Mingo at the reception prior to Governor John Kitzhaber's presentation of the Oregon Film & Television Office's Annual Governor's Awards at the Eastside Exchange Building in Northeast Portland.

 
 

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