Why Not Us?

Northwest production company gets national attention By Brian Pelzel & Doug Cooper It’s so nice to be in the Pacific Northwest! For too long, the rest of the country has basically forgotten about the upper left-hand corner.  Sure, they know that it’s the home of Boeing and Microsoft and that it has an unparalleled obsession with coffee. But this February, […]

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The Wilderness of James: Oregon-shot film premieres at SXSW

Photos by Scott Patrick Green Taking on the three-headed beast that is South by Southwest can be daunting, especially for first-time feature filmmakers. With the festival’s enormous amount of music, film and interactive talent, it’s easy to get swallowed up and forgotten. But with The Wilderness of James, Portland native Michael Johnson won the battle handily, earning rave reviews from […]

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Live From Fremont, It is The [206]!

Media Inc. goes on set of the Seattle-satirizing sketch comedy Photos by Regan MacStravic Long-time Seattleites will fondly remember Almost Live!, a sketch comedy series that aired on KING-TV in the slot ahead of Saturday Night Live from the late ‘80s through the ‘90s. The show, led by writer-turned-actor John Keister and radio/TV personality Pat Cashman, ribbed Seattle-area sports teams […]

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The Inland Empire

A Q&A with Rich Cowan of Spokane’s North by Northwest By Tim Robinson, Director of Communications & PR, Visit Spokane Photos courtesy of North by Northwest If there’s a gravitational pull in the film industry, you could say that North by Northwest Entertainment, located in Spokane, Washington, has the g-force of the sun. This 24-year-old company has risen (and risen) […]

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Media Inc. Announces Film Production Focus, Adds Editors

Longtime Pacific Northwest publication Media Inc. has announced it will re-focus its content and increase its editorial resources to provide exclusive coverage of the region’s film and video production industry. Media Inc. has been an industry leader for thirty years, covering the Pacific Northwest creative, film production, marketing and advertising industries.  The re-formatted magazine and digital edition will now provide […]

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Six Northwest Film Festivals Make Top Fifty List

Kudos to six Pacific Northwest film festivals for making the 2014 Moviemaker Magazine list of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”.  The Media Inc staff was delighted to see that the Northwest was heavily represented on this year’s list, which included international entries from Europe and Canada. These are the festivals where filmmakers whose movies are screened get […]

WONGDOODY & World Famous Present “Cinescape” Campaign for SIFF 2014

The Seattle International Festival (SIFF) is thrilled to share the promotional campaign and trailer for its 40th annual Festival (May 15 – June 8, 2014), once again created in collaboration with ad agency WONGDOODY and production company World Famous. The concept this year is “Cinescape,” presenting SIFF as an escape from reality that transports viewers to other worlds and expands […]

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Four decades of memories at Seattle International Film Festival This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Seattle International Film Festival. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, SIFF is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic […]

‘The Librarians’ Series in Production

*Note: This article has been updated from its original version. Electric Entertainment and TNT have begun production on a 10-episode series, titled The Librarians, in Portland. Although the production was just a rumor for several months – fueled by Electric executive producer Dean Devlin posting photos on Twitter of sets being built in Oregon – TNT has officially confirmed that […]

Eastern Oregon Film Festival award winners and overview

Photos by Cody Gittling/EOFF For three days in Eastern Oregon, people bounced between film screenings, round-table discussions, Skype Q&As, steel bending, beer gardens, and dance parties in celebration of the fifth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF), set in La Grande—within the country’s largest fully enclosed valley (The Grande Ronde Valley). Visiting artists presented discussions, works and ideas to the […]