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RSVP for FILM DAY 2022

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Join us for (Virtual) Film Day on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Meetings with elected officials will take place…

Governor Inslee Includes the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program In Proposed Supplemental Budget

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to share the news that Governor Jay Inslee included the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program…

Tomorrow!  Join Us for Washington Filmworks’ (Virtual) Annual Industry Update

December 14, 2021 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Tune in for reflections on 2021 and a look forward to 2022, including more information about how you…

Representative Riccelli Will Introduce Bill to Increase Motion Picture Competitiveness Program

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Representative Marcus Riccelli Will Introduce Bill to Increase Funding For Motion Picture Competitiveness Program Legislation increases funding to $20…

Washington Filmworks 2022 Funding Assistance Application Window Now Open

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All projects fully funded and scheduled to film in 2022 are invited to apply. Washington Filmworks is pleased…

Washington Filmworks Welcomes Two New Staff Members

October 26, 2021 Blog
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Meet Vicky Berglund-Davenport and Carmen Orange Washington Filmworks is pleased to introduce two new staff members: Production Services…

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 Accepting Applications for Funding Assistance Starting December 1, 2021

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All projects fully funded and scheduled to film in 2022 are invited to apply. Washington Filmworks is pleased…

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…

Washington Filmworks Approves Six Productions for Funding Assistance in 2021

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Washington Filmworks Approves Six Productions for Funding Assistance in 2021 Projects create immediate jobs for local cast and…

Please Take Our Equity Survey!

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We want to know what’s happening on sets, in the industry, and in your community so we can…

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 Approves Funding Assistance For Feature Film ‘Boon’

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved funding assistance for the feature…

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…

Safety on Set Conversations: Let’s Talk About Talent!

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We’ve invited a local talent agent, casting director and actors to talk about working with talent during these…

Annual Industry Update is December 17: Save the Date!

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Save the date for Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 pm for a night full of cocktails, conversation, trivia,…

Washington Filmworks Annual Industry Update: Community Video Submission Instructions 

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This year our end-of-year event is going virtual! Save the date for Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 pm…

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…

Safety on Set Conversations: Contract Updates From Our Union Partners

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Safety on Set Conversations: Contract Updates From Our Union Partners Local Reps Talk About the COVID-19 Return to…

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: A Chat with Commercial Producers

September 8, 2020 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Washington’s film industry has been back to work for almost two months, and we’ve invited some of our…

Safety on Set Conversations: Q&A with Dr. Frederick

August 14, 2020 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Dr. Matt Frederick will help explain set safety best practices in the age of COVID Join us on…

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…