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Producer, Oregon Field Guide and Oregon Art Beat

Jule Gilfillan

Jule Bilfillan is a producer for OPB's documentary shows, Oregon Art Beat and Oregon Field Guide.

Prior to joining OPB in 2010, Jule spent several years working in Los Angeles as an independent director, producer and writer, making television programs for NBC, MSNBC, HBO, Sundance, MTV, Planet Green, Discovery and others. She also wrote and directed several China-based films that showed at film festivals in New York, Telluride and Venice.

After earning her degree in Asian Studies from California State Univesity and living in China for six years, Jule received her masters in film and television production from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.

An Oregon native and an enthusiastic music lover, hiker and camper, Jule loves to explore the state's arts, culture and outdoors.

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Recent Articles

Arts | local

My 15 Seconds Of Fame As A 'Grimm' Extra

OPB | April 28, 2015 midnight

While producing the "Oregon Art Beat" special "The Art of Grimm," OPB staff member Jule Gilfillan got to experience life as an extra on the police procedural series filmed in Portland.

Land | Environment | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Steens Aspen

OPB | March 20, 2015 8:12 p.m.

A look at the beauty and unique ecology of the aspen on Steens Mountain.

Water | NW Life | Pacific Ocean | Communities | Oregon Field Guide

Giant Waves

OPB | March 19, 2015 12:59 p.m.

Giant waves create a spectacular show on the southern Oregon coast.

Music | local

Happy Birthday, MarchFourth Marching Band!

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 7:45 a.m.

The Portland band is celebrating its 12th birthday with a special show at the Crystal Ballroom. Check out Oregon Art Beat's profile from 2007 when "M4" was still a mainly local phenomenon.

Sustainability | Water | Science | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Chub Recovery

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 midnight

The Oregon chub is the first fish to be removed from the Endangered Species List.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Water | Science | Fish & Wildlife | OPB News Blog

Tiny Oregon Fish Is The First To Get Away From Endangered Species List

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015 6:45 a.m. | Portland

Today the Oregon chub, a tiny minnow that exists only in the Willamette Valley, is the first fish species to be officially taken off the endangered species list.

Flora and Fauna | local | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | NW Life | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Gearhart Elk Herd

OPB | Feb. 5, 2015 midnight

Gearhart is a seaside vacation town... right in the middle of elk habitat.

Forestry | Agriculture | Oregon Field Guide

Forest Seed Orchard

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015 9:14 a.m.

You've heard of fruit orchards, how about Douglas fir orchards.

Oregon Field Guide

Christmas Greens

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 2 a.m.

Christmas greens from our local forests also bring green to the northwest's economy.

Arts | local

Cold Snap Inspires Hat Designer To Join Portland Artists In Outpouring Of Warmth

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 midnight

Winter weather conditions inspired local entrepreneur Faith Jennings to find a new use for her business’s leftover materials.


Portland Opera Marks Its 50th Birthday

OPB | Nov. 6, 2014 midnight

The Portland Opera marks its 50th season with a production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. General Director Christopher Mattaliano hopes to foster new audiences by encouraging the Opera to think outside the box.

Arts | local

Laura Larson's 'Hidden Mother': A Photographic Exhibition

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 4 p.m.

Photographer Laura Larson has curated a collection of 19th-century images of children that explore early photographic techniques. Her exhibition is on display at Portland's Blue Sky Gallery throughout the month of August.

Music | Arts | local

Portland’5 Summer Arts And Music On Main Street 2014 Season Begins

OPB | July 9, 2014 10:45 a.m.

Starting this week, the Portland’5 summer arts and music series gets underway featuring a series of free concerts on Wednesday evenings through August.

Arts | NW Life | local

Share Your Favorite Portland Park Photos Through PAM's 'Parklandia'

OPB | June 20, 2014 2:15 p.m.

Do you have a favorite Portland park? Then here's your chance to share an image or two as part of the Portland Art Museum’s (PAM) new exhibition The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden.

Arts | local

Alex Reisfar: Painting For Peace

OPB | May 1, 2014 midnight

Portland painter Alex Reisfar talks about the inspiration behind some of his artwork.

Music | local

Marv Ellis Raps Out A Surprise For OPB Soundman

OPB | April 16, 2014 midnight

Eugene hip-hop impresario Marv Ellis offered to tell us everything about himself, all in rhyme. He even incorporated our audio technician into the rap!

NW Life | local

Stumptown Birkebeiner Takes Over The Streets Of Portland

OPB | Feb. 14, 2014 midnight

Cross-country skiers took to the streets of Portland for a ski parade/race during last weekend's snowstorm.

Music | local | William Stafford Centennial

Paula Sinclair: Singing Poetry Back to Life

OPB | Feb. 4, 2014 midnight

Portland singer-songwriter Paula Sinclair finds special resonance in the poetry of William Stafford. She has written music to accompany many of the former Oregon poet laureate's songs.

Books | local

Poet Turiya Autry On 'Roots, Reality And Rhyme'

OPB | Jan. 31, 2014 midnight

Oregon poet and educator Turiya Autry is releasing her first book of poetry. Watch a video of the poet reading "Rwanda 1" from her new collection.

Environment | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Hidden Beauty: The Palisades of Trout Creek

OPB | Nov. 7, 2013 8:30 p.m.

A collision of recreation and conservation find a novel coexistence in central Oregon.