Posts In: Call To Action

An Update From Advocacy Co-Chairs James Keblas and Lance Rosen

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2015 Legislative Session Opens Today! Dear Washington State Film Industry, Today marks the opening of the 2015 legislative…

Washington Filmworks Gets Involved – A Recap of the Town Hall

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Washington Filmworks recently hosted two Town Hall meetings in Seattle and Spokane to address important legislative and political matters. If you were…

Call to Action: Know Your Legislator, Know Your District

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Did you know that the State recently redistricted?  Do you know your current legislative district and who represents…

A Message from Lacey Leavitt

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Below you will find a copy of the letter that I sent to Governor Inslee today. I encourage you to share your own story with him.

Seattle Film Industry Caucus Continues Tomorrow

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The Seattle Film Caucus continues tomorrow with a number of breakout discussions. Get a recap of the first gathering on Feb. 18 and find out what’s on the agenda for Feb. 25.

Last Chance For Your Voice To Be Heard – Take Our Survey

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Washington Filmworks has created more than 5,000 jobs. It’s our goal to create even more. This is your last chance to be heard in this important survey of the Washington Film Industry. We want to continue to grow more opportunities for film workers across the state. So whether you’ve worked on dozens of incentive projects or none, your voice is so important!

Washington Film and the 2012 Elections

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Next Tuesday, Nov. 6, we vote on several political offices and initiatives. There are many factors that can inform your vote for an elected official and we hope that a candidate’s support of your livelihood is one of them.

URGENT – Please Write Gov. Gregoire

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Our legislative team has reiterated how vital it is that supporters of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program continue to file “letters of opinion” in support of 2ESSB 5539. If you have already written, please write again and help spread the word. Do not delay.

Washington Makes Great Films

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Take a moment to appreciate the magnitude of this achievement. With a modest incentive, Washington has fostered 1/3 of the films from this list. Not only are these movies charming critics, but they are hits with festival audiences and juries. For example, ‘Eden’ recently took home the SXSW Audience Award and director Megan Griffiths shared the Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award.

Help Our Bill Become Law

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Our leglislative team in Olympia has indicated that it is important for film industry professionals to contact Governor Gregoire’s office to file what are referred to as “letters of opinion” in support of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (2ESSB 5539). The more letters her office receives, the more likely a bill signing ceremony will be scheduled quickly.