Transparency Update Bulletin: March 2023

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Transparency Update Bulletin

March 2023

Monthly Focus:

Oregon Produced "Pinocchio" Wins Multiple Awards

Oregon Transparency Program Summary - Business & Economic Development - Enterprise Zones - Oregon Budget Process - Higher Education



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Jan/Feb 2023 - Transparency Program History and Resources

December 2022 - Business & Economic Development

November 2022 - Higher Education

October 2022 - Oregon State Workforce & Salaries

September 2022 - Oregon Contracts & Procurement

August 2022 - Oregon Budget Process

July 2022 - Transparency Oregon Advisory Commission

June 2022 - Expenditures

May 2022 - Education Service Districts (ESD)

April 2022 - Revenue Resources

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Pinocchio in Oregon.

Award-Winning Portland Produced Stop-Motion Feature Impacts Film Industry and Oregon's Stop-Motion Animation Legacy.


Pinocchio Award


Celebrating the Oregon Pioneered Art Form: 

Stop Motion Animation

The animated feature film, “Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio”, won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at this year's ceremony. This adds to the film’s other awards including the Golden Globe, British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) and Critics Choice Awards. 


Global Reach and Local Support

With over four years of production through Portland based animation studio, ShadowMachine, this internationally celebrated film spent nearly $46 million in production in the state, including $35 million in local labor, directly impacting 500 jobs. The film received $5.6 million in state incentives.


Recognized Stop-Motion Artistry

The talented artists that created “Pinocchio” represent award-winning work by Oregon's flourishing stop motion film industry here in the state, beginning with Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner’s 1975 Oscar win for their animated short “Closed Mondays”. The list of recognized animation includes the "California Raisins" advertisements and feature films such as “Coraline" and “ParaNorman”.




Oregon: A Creative Filming Destination 

From Emmy winning television productions, Oscar nominated feature films, world class animation and award-winning interactive games, Oregon continues to be a film production destination for creative media producers from around the world. Oregon Film, #OregonMade Creative Foundation and other film-centric organizations collaborate to perpetuate Oregon's film industry reputation. 

Numerous major motion pictures have been filmed in every corner of the state, including "Goonies" (Astoria), "Stand by Me" (Brownsville), "Animal House" (Eugene), "Paint Your Wagon" (East Eagle Creek - Baker County) and "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" (Salem). 


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Learn more about previous filming locationsOregon's film history, current production locations and film events through the Oregon Film website.


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