Our Board of Directors is appointed by the Governor but is not Senate confirmed. They meet on a quarterly basis and terms are four years with each member able to serve two consecutive terms.
Currently the OFVO Board is:
Jason A. Atkinson (Chair)
Jason Atkinson is a leader, filmmaker, a writer, speaker and a public servant. After 14 years in the Oregon Legislature, Oregon State Senate and House of Representatives, he took a sabbatical to make the film “A River Between Us” documenting the largest restoration project in US history: the Klamath River. His life’s work, Atkinson has been involved in the Klamath restoration negotiations since the Clinton Administration culminating in victory with President Obama and the final FERC decision in 2022. He is a Rodel Fellow with the Aspen Institute. He was recently named in the top 20 most influential fisherman in the west and Field and Stream named him a hero of conservation. Atkinson consults finance, branding and crisis strategy. He has created several large-scale finance projects as well as created trade associations, NGO’s and private foundations. He has worked for over 20 years in the Middle East beginning creating a leader-to-leader exchange program for the Kurdistan Regional Government and most recently working to place hospitals along the Jordan/Syrian border. He is an accomplished storyteller with three books and multiple articles published and remains a sought-after speaker. Atkinson serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dove Media Network and is Chairman of the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television. He has served as a Commissioner for Oregon Fish and Wildlife and founded Pastors Monday- a non-profit taking Pastors of all faiths fly-fishing on their day off with chapters in three states. He has an MBA from the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. His work has been featured in the New York Times, 60 Minutes, Men’s Journal, MSNBC, Steelheaders Journal and the Drake to name a few.
Rosemary Colliver has an extensive background in intellectual property law, with an emphasis on copyright and entertainment issues, including film, music, television, video games, publishing and sports marketing. She joined ShadowMachine (Los Angeles, CA and Portland, OR) in 2019 and Head of Business & Legal Affairs after spending seven years as General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for LAIKA animation studio in Portland, Oregon. Prior to LAIKA, she worked at Tonkon Torp and Stoel Rives in Portland as well as two entertainment law firms in Los Angeles. Rosemary has represented rockers, rappers, producers, movie studios, record labels, writers, athletes and apparel companies as well as video game developers and publishers.
Rosemary received her J.D. from Loyola Law School and B.A. from Seattle University. She has served as the President of the Board for Live Wire and currently sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Board for the Children’s Cancer Association, the Board of Directors of Mt. Scott Learning Centers, the Board of Directors of the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film and Television, and co-chiars the Portland Art Museum’s PAM CUT committee. She is married with two kids in college, and a cat (Tiny) and dog (Maysie) at home. When not otherwise engaged, Rosemary spends her free time golfing and practicing hot yoga.
Paul Loving (Vice Chair)
Paul Loving is a partner at Rimon and a transactional attorney who advises individuals and brands in the sports, entertainment and consumer products sectors. Mr. Loving has 30 years of extensive experience working as outside and in-house counsel for startups as well as Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Loving has represented brands in deals with some of the biggest musicians, entertainers, influencers and events in the business. He also negotiates and drafts television production and distribution agreements. In addition, Mr. Loving is highly knowledgeable in sports marketing matters, including athlete, team, event, and league endorsement, licensing and sponsorship agreements. Mr. Loving is well-versed in negotiating master and publishing licenses for music used in global marketing campaigns and advises clients on content review and clearance, rights acquisition and content distribution, and issues related to SAG and FTC. Mr. Loving served as a judicial clerk for the Oregon Supreme Court and was the first African-American clerk in history to do so.
Liz Mowe is the Senior Manager of Outreach at Kickstarter, overseeing the Head of Arts, Head of Film, Head of Publishing and Head of Comics. Previously she was the Senior Director of Film at Kickstarter. She has also worked in France with the U.S. State Department, in India with A.R. Rahman, composer and musician, and in NYC as the acquisitions manager for the digital distributor, SnagFilms. She has spoken at a variety of film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, Tribeca, Cannes, Sheffield Doc Fest, Hot Docs, and IDFA.
With filmscience, Anish Savjani has produced numerous features that have been nominated for six Independent Spirit Awards and screened at festivals around the world, including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Toronto, Sundance and Telluride. These films include Kelly Reichardt’s Showing Up, First Cow, Certain Women and Old Joy, Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark, Green Room and Blue Ruin, Macon Blair’s I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore and Ritesh Batra’s Photograph. A number of other projects by emerging and established independent filmmakers are currently in development and production, including a new film by Saulnier. Additionally, Anish was the recipient of a Cinereach Producer Award in 2018 and the Amazon Studios Producer Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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