About Us


The Governor's Office of Film & Television has been helping productions find, secure, and utilize our magnificent locations since 1968.


Our office hours are generally 9am to 5pm (Monday-Friday). Please call (971)254-4020 to make an appointment. Additional contact information…


Our mission is to promote the development of the film, video, and multimedia industry in Oregon and to enhance the industry’s revenues, profile, and reputation within Oregon and among the industry internationally.


Here are a few of the many hats we wear…

  • Market Oregon as a filming location
  • Recruit out-of-state productions
  • Serve as a liaison to production groups
  • Help build the indigenous film, video, and multimedia industry
  • Advise other governmental entities which are creating filming regulations
  • Build partnerships with local communities
  • Provide consumer protection information
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the industry

Our work benefits Oregon…

Oregon’s in-state film and video industry has been growing steadily and out-of-state dollars are spread throughout the business communities in filming locations including hotels, restaurants, lumber yards, hardware stores, office supplies, antique stores, retail shops, and wages to Oregonians.


If you’d like to see the data for yourself, view the recent economic impact studies:

Oregon Film Office Staff…

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Executive Director


Tim Williams has been both an executive and independent producer for more than 25 years and has partnered on projects with many companies in various capacities and locations with credits on many award winning titles. From 1998 to 2011 Williams was a partner, Co-President and Head of Production for GreeneStreet Films, a leading New York based independent film company. While there, he was involved in the production of nearly 30 features, producing or executive producing most of their projects. Latterly, he managed the company's opening and running of their Los Angeles office. Williams started his career as a set production assistant and assistant director in New York on features, commercials and TV shows, and then worked for several years producing and directing new plays on the London Fringe in the UK.



Bob Schmaling

Bob Schmaling

Senior Project Manager


Bob Schmaling is a native Oregonian with over 30 years of experience within the Oregon production industry. He has worked as key grip, General Manager of Pacific Grip & Lighting, as well as three-term board member, two-term President and Interim Executive Director of the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA). In these various roles Bob has worked closely with numerous commercial productions, feature films, television and documentary productions. His broad range of experience within the production industry, his understanding of the industry’s importance to Oregon as well as his personal connection to the state serve the production industry and the Film Office well. As the Film Office Senior Project Manager his projects include “Ring 2,” “The Music Within,” “Feast of Love,” “Untraceable,” “Twilight,” “The River Why,” “TNT's Leverage Series” and “Walk In My Shoes.”



Jane Ridley

Jane Ridley

Marketing, Communications & Special Events Manager


Jane was born and raised in England, where she received a BA Honors in Film, Television and Sociology from the University of London, Goldsmith’s College. She joined the Oregon Film Office after nineteen years of broad experience in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and the UK, including six years in development for a production company with a first look deal at Warner Bros. Jane moved to Portland in 2002.



Nathan Cherrington

Nathan Cherrington

IT/Financial Manager


Nathan Cherrington has been with the Oregon's Governor's Office of Film and Television since 2008. He has a a BA Honors in Communication & Film Production from George Fox University and a background in IT and graphic design. He also serves on the advisory board for ITT Technical Institute. Nathan is excited to be a part of the growing film & television industry in Oregon.

Oregon Film & Video Office Budget Reports

The following are the biannual financial budget reports for the Oregon Film & Video Office from 2005 through 2011.