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Nike donates $60,000 movie location fee to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

08/21/09  Portland, OR

Oregon Film celebrated community partners in special screening of CBS Films’ ‘Extraordinary Measures’ set for national release Jan. 22

Last night at the Nike campus representatives from the Governor’s Office of Film and Television (Oregon Film), Nike, Oregon Health & Science University, and CBS Films gathered for a special screening of the film “Extraordinary Measures,” which stars Harrison Ford, Brendan Fraser and Kerri Russell and releases nationally on Friday, Jan. 22.  The film was shot last spring at various locations in Oregon and throughout the Portland area, including Nike, OHSU and the Portland Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, which are featured as principal locations in the film.

The screening was held to recognize and celebrate the community effort behind the production of the film.  As an added measure of community goodwill, Nike donated its $60,000 location fee from the film to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.  Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown served as the emcee for the screening, and on behalf of the state, recognized the unique partnership that supported the filming and the generosity of the Nike donation to OHSU Doernbecher.   
“Oregon has tremendous individuals and organizations such as Nike and OHSU willing to open their facilities and resources so a film like ‘Extraordinary Measures’ can come to Oregon,” said Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski. “This community support is one reason why we’ve seen more film projects recently choose to do business here in our great state.”
“We were delighted to be part of this exciting project and hope the film will help build awareness of Pompe disease,” said Stacy Nicholson, M.D., M.P.H., chairman of pediatrics and physician-in-chief at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. “We are grateful to Nike for donating its film location fee to Doernbecher to honor OHSU’s role as the largest Pompe research and treatment center on the West Coast. Through this generous $60,000 contribution and its annual partnership on Doernbecher Freestyle, which turns Doernbecher patients into Nike shoe designers to benefit the hospital, Nike is once again demonstrating its exceptional civic pride and commitment to Oregon institutions.”

“This is the only time we’ve ever hosted a major motion picture filming on our campus,” said Hannah Jones, Nike vice president of Sustainable Business and Innovation. “We accepted not only because we were inspired by the story, but also because of the opportunity to support the state’s film industry and, in the end, one of our long-time community partners through tonight’s donation.”  

"Extraordinary Measures" was made by CBS Films, the film division within CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS). The project, which wrapped principal photography in mid-June 2009, was the first film to go into production for CBS Films. Ford is also executive producer on the project.  Tom Vaughan (“Starter for 10,” “What Happens in Vegas”) directed.  In the tradition of great inspirational dramas like the Academy Award nominated film “Erin Brockovich” and “The Pursuit of Happyness,” "Extraordinary Measures" is inspired by the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life threatening disease.  

Learn more about “Extraordinary Measures” at http://extraordinarymeasuresthemovie.com/

About Oregon Film
The Governor's Office of Film & Television has been helping productions find, secure, and utilize our magnificent locations since 1968. 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. In 2009 it is estimated that over $62 million was spent in Oregon for film, television and commercial production. This was the highest number recorded to date.

About OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital is a world-class facility that each year cares for tens of thousands of children from Oregon, southwest Washington and around the nation, including national and international referrals for specialty care. Children have access to a full range of pediatric care, not just treatments for serious illness or injury, resulting in more than 120,000 outpatient visits, discharges, surgeries and pediatric transports annually. Nationally recognized physicians ensure that children receive exceptional care at OHSU Doernbecher, including outstanding cancer treatment, specialized neurology care and highly sophisticated heart surgery in the most patient- and family-centered environment. Pediatric experts from OHSU Doernbecher travel throughout Oregon and southwest Washington to provide specialty care to some 2,800 children at more than 154 outreach clinics in 13 locations.

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