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The Oregon film, television and media community has started a new program to identify filming locations around the state. They are installing signs which will point people to actual filming locations used in the past. “Historical markers are typically about famous people and events. Movies filmed here are also an important part of Oregon’s history and culture, so ours offer a twist on that convention. The new signs will provide an interesting insight into this history to passersby while acting as a beacon to visitors seeking out film locations and stories,” said Tim Williams. You can read more about the…

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Passionflix new movie Mr. 365 is set to premiere on their channel December 15. It is taken from the book of the same name by author Ruth Clampett. I was lucky enough to be chosen to visit the set during the filming in Langley, BC. I also was very lucky to have the chance to visit with author Ruth Clampett during the day of the visit. Before going to the filming for Mr. 365 I had read the book and loved the romantic Christmas story. My visit began with contact from the production company Reel One Entertainment in Vancouver BC.…

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Just had the great experience of going to the Backstreet Boys concert in Las Vegas, at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood. When we arrived we had to go through some security then we were able to enter the theater. The theater walls had huge display screens which showed some of the history of the men in the band. They also shared their new music video leading up to a new music release in December. They also go on tour next spring. They played a lot of their famous music and ended the night with Backstreets Back!  Confetti rained on…

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Maple Ridge BC, was the setting for the Hallmark Channel movie Jingle Around the Clock. I had a day to watch some of their filming and finally saw some of the “fake” Hallmark snow for myself. The movie plot: ” Elle’s plans for Christmas reunion are thwarted by work. In order to get a career-altering promotion she’s forced to team up with advertising campaign ‘fixer’ Max, who has a completely different take on the Holidays.” The day I saw filming they had filmed one scene as a Chicago Christmas Fair and used a downtown open area in Maple Ridge for aN…

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I was recently in the Vancouver BC area and drove out to Surrey BC, for the filming of the Supergirl TV show with the crossover with Arrow. The scenes were filmed at the Surrey Civic Center plaza. Its a beautiful location where other filming frequently happens. The Good Doctor on ABC also uses the civic builidng in the opening scenes as the shows hospital. For this filming they had brought in over 200 background people plus lots of explosives to be used in the big plaza. There was also a bus and several police cars used. It was interesting how…

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On a recent trip to Vancouver BC, I was able to watch some filming of the new ABC TV series A Million Little Things. I had hoped to catch GRIMM actor David Giuntoli, but he was not on set that day. He was at the night club place that evening but I wasnt able to see him. The filming for the show took place September 25th and I am not sure when this episode will air on TV. It was filmed on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver BC. The scene included actors James Roday and Chance Hurstfield. They were out…

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The American Idol Tour 2018 came to the Oregon State Fair for their amazing performance with the final contestants: Maddie Poppe, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Michael J. Woodard, Catie Turner and Jurnee. The show opened on the stage with all the performers and included Chris Allen. During the show each performer had their own song time with some great group songs. They played to a near sold out crowd with about 2 hours of songs and music. They are still touring to more cities so be sure to catch them near you. The only American Idol missing…

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Author Colleen Hoover visits Portland for her first stop on her book tour for All Your Perfects.  She arrived to a full house of fans at Powells Books Cedar Hills with her sister. Colleen arrived from Denver, Colorado, where she just put on the biggest author event Book Bonanza 2018. I was lucky to attend the event plus her book release event in Denver last week. She is now on tour for the next month with her new book. She did a Q and A with fans and answered many questions about her writing and her own writing process. You…

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The new ABC series A Million Little Things debuts with Grimm actor David Giuntolli. From ABC: They say friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things; and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves. “A Million…

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