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Statement on Death of Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

October 23, 2021 Blog
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We are saddened to hear the news about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injury of…

Washington Filmworks Welcomes Equity Chairs Myron Partman and Malcolm Pelles

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to welcome Myron Partman and Malcolm Pelles as our new Equity Chairs. Partman and Pelles will help…

Safety on Set Conversations: COVID-19 Cases on Set

June 22, 2021 Blog, Resources
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In May, Executive Director Amy Lillard sat down with Producer Buzzy Cancilla, COVID-19 Supervisor Herman Esau, and DGA…

Washington Filmworks Launches Media Mentorship Program

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Pilot program offers education, one-on-one mentorships, and pathways to production for BIPOC and people from underrepresented communities.  …

Updates to Safety on Set Protocols

January 23, 2021 Blog, Local Filmmaking News
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Updates to Safety on Set Protocols Governor’s Office Differentiates Guidelines for Non-Represented and Represented Talent Today, the Governor’s…

2021 is Right Around the Corner—And We’ve Got Big Plans!

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“The thing I’m most looking forward to in 2021…is 2021,” said actor Bonni Dichone in the community video we featured…

RSVP for Our Annual Industry Update December 17!

December 3, 2020 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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You might have already heard, but Washington Filmworks is hosting Snow Place Like Home – an end-of-year virtual…

Washington Filmworks Welcomes Andrea A. Stuart-Lehalle to Board of Directors

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Andrea A. Stuart-Lehalle to the post-production…

The Social Safety Net Survey Results Are In!

November 4, 2020 Blog, WF Newsletter
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The Social Safety Net Survey Results Are In! Unemployment insurance, financial assistance and community  named as key to…

Safety on Set Conversations: COVID-19 Supervisors

October 22, 2020 Blog, Local Filmmaking News
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Safety on Set Conversations: COVID-19 Supervisors We’ve invited local film professionals working as COVID-19 Supervisors to talk with…

Governor’s Safety on Set Guidelines for Film Updated

September 25, 2020 Blog, Local Filmmaking News
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On September 18th, Governor Jay Inslee updated the film industry’s safety on set protocols to give further guidance…

Washington Filmworks Launches Production Directory

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Washington Filmworks has been hearing consistently that the statewide film community needs and wants a robust and reliable…

Safety on Set Conversations: Union Updates

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Join us for a Conversation with our Entertainment Union Partners Join us on Friday, August 7th at 11:30 am…

Calling all creative workers!  

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Tell us your story about accessing the social safety net. Washington Filmworks and Whipsmart have heard A LOT from creative workers…

Washington Filmworks Welcomes New Board Members

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Washington Filmworks is thrilled to announce that Governor Inslee has recently appointed three new members to Washington Filmworks’…

Thank You, Lynn Shelton

May 16, 2020 Blog, Local Filmmaking News
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Stunned in this moment, we reflect on the incredible creative force of Lynn Shelton and all that she…

Questions About Unemployment? We have answers.

April 3, 2020 Blog, Local Filmmaking News
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Unemployed because of the COVID-19 crisis? You’re not alone – and in the same boat of some of…

Congress Passes “CARES” Act

March 30, 2020 Blog, Local Filmmaking News
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In this difficult time, Washington Filmworks and our new partner organization, Whipsmart, are working to share information for…

Work impacted by COVID-19?

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Read the information below for the film industry and take our survey. Film offices at the city, county,…