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Here are just a few resources and databases where you can find diverse creatives to hire to create your next project:

Joop Joop Creative Community Roster

Catalyst Film Collective - Hire Us

Portland in Color

POW Directors Zine

Native American Entertainment Coalition

Indigenous Media Guild PDX/PNW

Cherokee Nation Film Office

Crew Up Portland


Brown Girls Doc Mafia

A-Doc - Asian American Documentary Network


Diverse Creatives

Latinx Design Directory

JTC List

One Sandbox

Black in Film Database

Mercatus Black Owned Business Database

X-RAY FM Black Owned Business Directory

Five Fifths All Things Black Business

Film in Colour

Alternatively, if you are a member of a traditionally under-represented community working as a non-union member in this industry here in the state, you can sign up for the IASTE Local 488 Referral List.


Oregon is well supplied with production resources and services for all sizes and types of project. Camera, lighting & sound equipment houses, wardrobe and prop houses, FAA permitted drone operators, 2D & 3D animation, CGI and Virtual Reality content creators can all be found here in Oregon.

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We also have some helpful insights to piloting drones that can help ensure your work is both safe and beautiful.

For a more complete list of media support vendors located here in Oregon check out the links to the left & below or go here.

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Regional Resources

Check out one of these independent associations to learn more.

Oregon Media Production Association Film Southern Oregon Central Oregon FIlm Office OMPA Directory

The Use of Drones

The flying of drones for commercial purposes is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) throughout the United States. Therefore, the flight of drones for commercial purposes without specific FAA approval violates current FAA regulations.

If you intend to use drones, it is up to you to verify that the drone operator you engage is authorized by the FAA and any applicable state law to operate drones. It is also up to you to verify that such authorization is for the purpose for which you engage the drone operator. This is an important detail because while operators may be granted an exemption to operate drones for motion picture, television and new media filming, still photography and ”aerial cinematography,” there are also exemptions for other purposes not related to filming, such as aerial surveillance of pipelines, crops, real estate, etc. You will also need to verify if other permits, exceptions or permissions are needed for your specific use as may be mandated by the FAA or other applicable law.

In Oregon, House Bill 2710 was passed in 2015 which requires Oregon public bodies to register Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) with the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA). Contact ODA directly via for more information.

Again, it is up to you to make sure that the drone operator you engage may lawfully provide the service.

As the FAA continues to grant exemptions and certificates at a fast rate, it's difficult for Oregon Film to keep our updates current. Therefore, if you're looking for a specific drone operator, you can check their 333 exemption status by visiting the FAA's website directly. Or, if you have an interest in becoming a pilot, you can also check out the FAA's rules and process for obtaining a Remote Pilot Certificate.

More Information on Drones

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