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The Legislature Visits LAGGIES

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Incentive feature film, LAGGIES, invited WF and Washington State Senators and Representatives for a set visit. The legislators were able to watch the filming of key scenes in the movie, allowing them to witness first-hand the economic impact of production.

1000 Filmmakers Strong

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Tomorrow, Friday July 12, teams of local Seattle filmmakers will begin the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP); a frenetic sprint to write, shoot, and edit a film in only 48 hours. To better understand what makes the 48 Hour Film Project the state’s largest film competition, Washington Filmworks spoke to Krk Nordenstrom, a Seattle filmmaker and teacher, and the producer of the Seattle leg of this international competition.

VOD Options for Independent Films and Series

July 9, 2013 Blog, Resources
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Washington Filmworks wanted to remind local filmmakers and content creators about the fantastic article covering VOD resources for independents that Douglas Horn put together on his blog this March. He’s hard at work on a follow up piece with even more information, which we aim to share as it becomes available.

July 2013 Olympia

July 7, 2013 Locations Newsletter
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    Olympia is the capital of Washington State. It is home to the Capitol Building and many…

July 2013

July 7, 2013 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ WF APPROVES NEW PROJECTS  The Washington Filmworks (WF) Board of Directors recently approved funding assistance for three…

Welcoming Film to Renton

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Each quarter the staff of Washington Filmworks (WF) visits with film liaisons across the state to do location scouting and meet with area elected officials about the important impact motion picture production has on the statewide economy. This June, WF Executive Director, Amy Lillard, and Production Services Coordinator, Krys Karns spent a day visiting Renton, Washington.

7 MINUTES Wraps Principal Photography

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Washington Filmworks’ production incentive project 7 Minutesrecently wrapped principal photography after shooting in Everett, Washington. The film tells the story of a once-promising college athlete, his drug dealing brother and their ex-con friend who embark on an ill-fated heist. As each minute of their simple plan unfolds, the action spirals closer to a tragic conclusion.

Fade Out

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Tonight Capitol Hill’s storied Egyptian Theatre closes its doors. The iconic 600-seat movie house is scheduled to go dark at the end of this month according to Landmark Theatres, which has leased the Egyptian since 1989. While Landmark Theatres has long used the Egyptian to showcase foreign films, art-house independent films, documentaries, and classic cinema, they have chosen to not renew their lease.

Just One More Episode Before Bed…

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Television is heading online. The rise of streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon.com, and HBO’s HBOGO has caused many to turn off the TV, and to turn to their computers and mobile devices to watch their favorite shows.

Congratulations to the Emmy Award Winners

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On behalf of Washington Filmworks, congratulations to all of the 2013 Emmy recipients from the Northwest Chapter National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Our special congratulations to all the Washington-based nominees and winners, as well as the Nominees for the 2013 Student Awards in both the High School and College categories.

Raise a Glass to Warren Etheredge & the Emmy-Nominated Show The High Bar

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For their many achievements, Etheredge and the team at The High Bar have been nominated in the category of Interview/Discussion Program Special as part of the 50th Annual Northwest Regional National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy® Awards.

Announcing the Innovation Lab Results

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce the recipients of funding assistance from the Innovation Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab.

Spotlighting the Future

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We know you’re dying to find out who received funding assistance for the Filmworks Innovation Lab, and we’re dying to tell you! Please join Washington Filmworks at our State of the Industry presentation at the Seattle International Film Festival tomorrow, Saturday, June 8.

June 2013 Tri-Cities

June 7, 2013 Locations Newsletter
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    Situated at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima Rivers in southeast Washington, the Tri-Cities…

June 2013

June 7, 2013 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ WF APPROVES NEW PROJECTS  The Washington Filmworks Board of Directors recently approved funding assistance for one feature…

Drumming Up More Film for Washington

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Washington Filmworks recently caught up with Marc Dahlstrom, producer of the Washington incentive feature film Different Drummers. We wanted to find out more about the project and how the film incentive factored into the decision to shoot in Washington.

Tax Incentives Not Only About Film

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Incentive programs aren’t just for film. The interactive and gaming worlds have tapped into incentive driven funding as well. The UK and Montreal are two areas that have recently developed tax incentive programs for game developers, comparable to those offered to film production.

Shoreline Film Office: Open for Business

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The Shoreline Film Office opened its doors at Shoreline Community College earlier this month, making it the 5th film office to open in Washington State. The entity is a partnership between SCC and the City of Shoreline.

2013 FLY FILMMAKING CHALLENGE

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The Seattle International Film Festival in partnership with Washington Filmworks is pleased to present the 2013 Fly Filmmaking Challenge.

Get in the Conversation with WF

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Washington Filmworks will host and participate in a series of events over the coming days in Seattle, designed to get audiences excited about the future of film in Washington State. No matter where you’re at in your film career, there’s a little something for everyone. Check it out.

Much Ado at SIFF 2013

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Last night kicked off a month of films from all around the world at the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). The festival expected nearly three thousand movie fans in attendance to enjoy the fanfare of the Opening Night Gala, featuring Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.

A Round of Applause to the Jury

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Please save the date to join us Saturday, June 8 when Washington Filmworks will officially announce the outcome of the Lab at a program at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Washington: Permission to Film

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Once you find that unspoiled location in the perfect town it’s time to secure permission to film there. But with nearly five hundred municipalities in Washington, where does a filmmaker start?

Washington Filmworks Announces Finalists for Innovation Lab

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce the five finalists for the inaugural Innovation Cycle of the Innovation Lab. This cycle of the program offers up to $175,000 in funding assistance support and is designed to challenge local filmmakers to create motion picture content that traverses multiple platforms.

May 2013 Grand Coulee Dam

May 7, 2013 Locations Newsletter
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GRAND COULEE DAM AREA (COULEE DAM, ELECTRIC CITY, ELMER CITY AND GRAND COULEE)     The Grand Coulee…

May 2013

May 7, 2013 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ JOIN WF AT FMI HAPPY HOUR        Information is power. This spring film industry workers across the state…

Explore Independents with STIFF

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The Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) begins its 9th year tonight, May 3. STIFF is dedicated to the exhibition of independent, underground, and experimental films.

Seattle: Your One-Stop Permit Shop

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The Seattle Office of Film + Music is your one-stop permit shop for all film work on public City of Seattle property. Our office issues over 350 film permits per year and has a 75 year filmmaking history from Tugboat Annie, to Sleepless In Seattle and Northern Exposure, to Humpday and Eden. Seattle has done and seen it all.Film permits are a critical component when you are filming or staging vehicles and equipment on public property. Film permits allow you first right for the public locations you are working.

NFFTY Welcomes Next Generation of Filmmakers

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Tonight is Opening Night for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), a cornerstone of Washington’s film festival scene. NFFTY is the largest film festival for youth in the world. NFFTY isn’t just for kids. Check it out.

Don’t Miss Closing Weekend of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

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This weekend will close out nine days of the bevy of films and events that make up the 10th Anniversary Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Don’t miss it.