We are saddened to hear the news about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injury of director Joel Souza on set of Rust that was filming in New Mexico.

As organizations and entities that support the film industry in Washington State, the safety of our local cast and crew is of the utmost importance.

We have reached out to our union partners and they have provided safety on set resources that are available to both union and non union productions.

If you feel unsafe on set for any reason, please call the IATSE Safety Hotline at 844-422-9273. Additional safety set resources for the industry can be found via the IATSE statement published today as well as on the Local 600 website.

Kate Becker
Creative Economy & Recovery Director
Amy Lillard
Executive Director
Washington Filmworks
Chris Swenson
Film Program Manager