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Crowd Funding is Still a Gift

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Washington Filmworks continues the conversation on crowd funding with the second in a series of 2 guest posts…

Some Crowd Funded Growing Pains

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Change. A major change in how we think about financing independent film has not only arrived, it is maturing – crowd funding. And more change is coming. It seems that everyoneis embracing this newest gift to the “democratization” of the filmmaking journey. But is the change all, and only, good? Does the “gift” come with a catch?

The Power of the Crowd

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Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding platforms are invaluable ways to access the power of the crowd to finance a film. How do you choose which to go with? We’d love to hear from Washington filmmakers on this.

The Lady Washington

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Ahoy, Mateys! Filming was underway aboard the 112-foot, 99-ton ship the Lady Washington on Aug 9th. A production took her out near Aberdeen, WA, close to the mouth of the Chehalis River on Grays Harbor, where cast and crew were busy filming scenes for a feature film set in the 19th century.

There’s a Hole in The Bucket, Dear Liza

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Washington Filmworks has recently published a series of blog posts for emerging Washington actors. Gordon Adams of Big Fish NW Talent responded by offering additional context to this developing discussion.

Film and the Internet – Equal Access for All?

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The Internet can be a powerful tool for filmmakers, but do all projects have the same potential for success?

Breaking Into the Biz – Tips for Emerging Actors (Part 2)

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So how does an actor set herself or himself apart from the pack, secure work, and build a career when the field is supersaturated? One could argue that an essential component is lifelong education. Classes on technique and craft can grow an actor’s skills, but educating oneself on the business side is also vital.

Breaking Into the Biz – Tips for Emerging Actors (Part 1)

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Washington Filmworks is frequently asked how local actors find work, and accordingly, how an actor can build a career from the opportunities available in our state. We’ve solicited some advice from our region’s busiest actors and assembled some introductory suggestions and resources…