Oregon Film says upping the cap on incentives will allow them to host more productions, and in turn stimulate the local economy.
“Projects come into town and they will shoot in a neighborhood, and in that neighborhood they will be spending money,” Tim Williams, Executive Director of Oregon Film says.
In 2014, a portion of Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild” was filmed in the Ashland plaza, and sci-fi thriller “Black Road” was filmed in parts of Phoenix, Ashland, and the Oregon coast. This year, Ashland was named among the top 10 best places to live and work as a movie maker by MovieMaker Magazine.
It’s estimated that 1 billion dollars has been generated in Oregon’s economy since the OPIF’s inception in 2005.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.