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Producing local programs that connect OPB viewers with their community is a key part of our mission as a public broadcaster. OPB’s local productions provide a point of discussion where citizens can come together to learn about each other and the world we share.

Whether it's a new artist featured on Oregon Art Beat, exploring new strategies to address invasive species on Oregon Field Guide, or a look back at the people and events that have shaped our state on Oregon Experience, OPB's local producers are committed to bringing you programs that are fact-based, insightful and representative of a variety of perspectives.

Would You Like to Produce TV Programs For or With OPB?

If You Have a Completed Program

If you have completed a TV program you would like OPB to consider for broadcast, please mail a copy to:

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Attn: Director of TV Programming
7140 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland OR 97219

The Director of TV Programming will review your program and contact you if OPB would like to air your show.

If You Have a Program Idea

Producers are welcome to contact OPB with ideas for a local TV series or special. However, OPB does not provide funding, raise funding, or provide in-kind production services to outside TV productions. In some cases, OPB may be able to suggest funding sources but fundraising responsibility would reside with the producer.

OPB also cannot commit to airing a locally produced series or special until we are able to view the programs.

All inquiries about local TV productions should be directed to David Davis, VP, TV Production at ddavis@opb.org. Email is preferred to phone calls.

If You Would Like to Be Part of Oregon Lens

Every August, OPB airs a series of films produced by Oregon-based independent producers, including productions of varying lengths and genres. Animation, scripted shorts, documentaries and experimental films will be considered. If you are interested in submitting your production for broadcast as part of Oregon Lens, contact Steve Amen at samen@opb.org. Note: OPB does not provide a license fee for broadcasting these films, but can cover the cost of having the film closed captioned.

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