PORTLAND, Ore. (Portland Tribune) — The City Council passed a resolution to strengthen and streamline the city’s role in movies and TV shows that are filmed in Portland on Oct. 25.

The resolution directs the existing Portland Film Office to transition to a self-funded and fee-supported office and to create a “universal permit” to replace the current system that requires separate permits from different city bureaus.

Mayor Ted Wheeler appointed Commissioner Nick Fish as the first council liaison to the office in September.

According to the resolution, with over 180 productions filming in Portland every year, the industry provides thousands of jobs and contributes nearly $200 million into the local economy.

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