Washington’s Film Industry Gets Green Light to Go Back to Work

The Governor's office has given the approval for the motion picture industry to resume safe operations in any county currently in Phase 2 or 3 of the Governor’s Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening County by County Plan. All productions must comply with the state’s set safety requirements as listed in the Phase 2 Motion Picture Production COVID-19 Requirements that were approved by the Governor’s Office and the Washington State Department of Health.

As of November 15th, 2020, the Governor’s office recently released new guidelines and a travel advisory in an effort to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our state. It is our understanding that film production is not impacted by the new restrictions. For more read here.

COVID-19 Resources for Film Production

Check out our recently launched COVID Production Resource Page. This page will serve as a resource hub for filmmakers and includes information about sourcing personal protective equipment, signage, safety videos and toolkits.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Please also take a look at our other COVID resource page—there are guides on how to apply for unemployment and navigate federal relief through the Small Business Administration, as well as additional resources for film and other creative industries.

Check Back Soon

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly evolving situation. We encourage you to check our COVID-19 resource pages frequently as we will publish updates as we get them.

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