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|Tuesday, September 24, 2013|
BY BJORN VANDERVOO | OB WEBMASTER
With the popular TV series "Breaking Bad" going out at the top of its game next week, Oregon film and TV buffs can look forward to "House of Last Things." Starring RJ Mitte (Walter White Jr. from Breaking Bad), the film was both shot and set in Portland.
The synopsis for the film is "a mind-bending thriller set in Portland, Oregon about an unspoken tragedy and its effects on a house, the temporary caretakers and owners... The film features an estranged couple, Alan and Sarah, whose personal tragedy looms mysteriously over their home and temporary house sitters Tim, Kelly and Jesse (played by RJ Mitte, Lindsey Haun and Blake Berris)."
Written and directed by award-winning Portland-based filmmaker Michael Bartlett, the film was shot over the course of five weeks in the fall of 2010. The movie is currently making the rounds of the festival circuit, and the release date is pending. So far many of the reviews are favorable. The film was produced by Jon Manning, a long-time Portland producer/director.
During production, officials with House of Last Things stated the company "is also excited to announce that it has been accepted into the 'Indigenous' Oregon Production Investment Fund through the Oregon Film Office. We are producing this film 100% in the Portland metropolitan area with the majority of our cast and crew from Oregon. And therefore, look forward to a significant percentage of our goods and services being rebatable."
No word yet if the film features criminal lawyers, DEA agents or any former meth houses.
Here's a video of RJ Mitte talking about bullying from the set of the film:
Friday, February 27, 2015
BY OB STAFF
Oregon Business held its 22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.
Friday, March 06, 2015
BY JEFF DELKIN | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
As a local business owner, I believe it’s important to build our economy on a platform of conservation values.
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Researchers in a multitude of disciplines are searching for ways to soak up excess carbon dioxide, the compound that contributes to global warming.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
At Oregon State University, a 21st century version of the bad dream — nuclear terrorism — is alive and well. This winter, the Department of Nuclear Physics and Radiation Health Physics created a new interdisciplinary graduate emphasis in nuclear forensics, a Sherlock Holmes-sounding program that aims to identify how and where confiscated nuclear and radiological materials were created.
Monday, January 26, 2015
The day after this issue goes to press, the city of Medford will host its annual business conference. The event features Minoli Ratnatunga, co-author of the Milken Institute’s annual “Best-Performing Cities” report. Preliminary data suggests that Medford is likely to retain its No. 1 ranking among best-performing small cities for having a higher concentration of high-tech firms than the national average.
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