Gus Van Sant, Carrie Brownstein and Gov. Kitzhaber at Oregon Film Annual Meeting
CELEB-U-WATCH: The Oregon Film Annual Meeting used to attract a handful of people and little press. What a difference a couple of years, and a few television series, can make. Last night's annual meeting, held inside Lincoln Hall on the campus of Portland State University, attracted an overflow crowd of at least 600 film-friendly folk, loads of press people and a few (I think unintentionally) funny moments from live feeds from across the state.
And, truthfully, I don't think they were all there to see Carrie Brownstein from Portlandia. Well, maybe.
Carrie was hilarious, explaining from the stage that when people ask her if Portland is really like Portlandia, she always replies: "No, Portland is much more strange." Other speakers including Leverage's Dean Devlin (who received an award of four trees, each tree representing a year that Leverage shot the show in Oregon), a dapper-dressed Gus Van Sant who presented a clip from the Sundance-accepted C.O.G., Governor's Office of Film and Television's Vince Porter, casting director Lana Veenker, Cylvia Hayes and her partner, Gov. John Kitzhaber who received a rousing round of applause when he indicated that he would like to double film incentives from 6 to 12 million dollars. An after-party was held at Raven & Rose where drinks and apps, and much gossip, was served to another capacity crowd.
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