Oregon Film and TV Adds To The State's Tourism Industry

When people think about the film and TV industry here in Oregon, they generally think about major productions shooting in the state, or locally-produced film, multimedia and television projects.  These productions can continue to produce income for the state, though, long after cameras stop rolling and the films or TV shows have been released.  

Movies with a fan-following like Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me have a lasting impact on the state’s tourism industry – an impact the city of Brownsville expects to see this Saturday when it celebrates the film’s twenty-fifth anniversary.

As the city of Astoria saw last month during their twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of The Goonies’ release, film-based tourism can be big business.  While final numbers are still being tabulated, the Astoria Chamber of Commerce says that over 3,000 people flocked to the coastal town during the Goonies celebration – and local vendors saw record business during the month.

Brownsville is expecting a similar turnout for fans of Stand By Me, with events such as an amateur pie eating contest, live bands playing 50’s music, a photo display of pictures taken behind the scenes, and appearances by people connected with the film.

We’re excited to see just how big a turn-out the Stand By Me celebration brings to Brownsville – yet another economic benefit the film and TV industry brings to Oregon.

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About Haroldphillips

Harold Phillips has worked professionally in theatre, film and television for over 20 years. In that time, he's built a reputation for his commitment to the characters he plays and his efforts to strengthen the film and theatre industries in the cities he's worked in. Harold has gained prominence in the quickly growing world of digital media, with appearances in the wildly popular web series Lady Wasteland, Animus Cross, and the interactive movie The Outbreak. In addition to appearances in commercials and independent films (including the comedic Crackin' The Code and thrillers Sum Of The Parts and Dark Horizon), Harold has spent many years working on stage in the Pacific Northwest. To learn more about Harold, please visit his web site at http://www.haroldphillips.net or follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/haroldPDX
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