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.
Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce the launch of the Filmworks Innovation Lab. The program is designed to invest in Washington’s local creative community and to encourage the development of original storytelling that capitalizes on new forms of production and technology.
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…
Last week Washington Filmworks had an interesting series of calls from concerned individuals in the southeast corner of the state, between Clarkston, WA and Lewiston, ID. Word was that a film crew was in the Lewis-Clark Valley and people had become uneasy when they spotted a U.S. Border Patrol boat pursuing two other vessels that appeared to be Vietnam-era patrol boats, complete with large caliber guns mounted on the front.
In June, Washington Filmworks had a lot to take in at the Seattle International Film Festival. With six incentive features and more than fifty films that were made in Washington, the immense talent of the Evergreen State’s film industry couldn’t have shone brighter.
Last night (March 29, 2012) Governor Gregoire signed E2SSB 5539, the bill that renews the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program. This action reinstates the program that ended last year and establishes a new sunset date in June of 2017.