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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.

Walla Walla Welcomes Motion Picture Production

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This month Washington Filmworks paid a visit to Walla Walla, Washington. Learn more about the city’s new Film Office and efforts to bring more motion picture production to the area.

Eat Well, Fund Film

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The staff of Washington Filmworks took some time to enjoy a night of film, great company, and delicious food at Sprout, a locally sourced dinner in Seattle that funds creative projects with a vote. This was the 9th Sprout, but the first to focus exclusively on film and video artists.

April 2013 Ocean Shores

April 7, 2013 Locations Newsletter
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OCEAN SHORES   Located at the southernmost tip of the Olympic Peninsula, Ocean Shores is six miles long…

April 2013

April 7, 2013 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ WF APPROVES LATEST FEATURE FILM This April the Washington Filmworks Board of Directors approved funding assistance for…

Seattle Invests in Commercial Production

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Washington Filmworks has always considered commercial work to be a core competency in the Seattle area. We look forward to supporting the City of Seattle and the community partners in this endeavor. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Filmworks Innovation Lab – Next Steps

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Applicants participating in the Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab are nearing their next hurdle in the process. Detailed Information Packages are due to WF via email by 11:59 PM Thursday April 4, 2013. Please email to Lab@washingtonfilmworks.org

This blog post may grow over the coming week as more Frequently Asked questions are asked and addressed. Check back.

BOX WALK Begins

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In late 2012, Washington Filmworks committed funding assistance to five projects helmed by emerging Washington filmmakers through the inaugural Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab. Tony Fulgham’s Box Walk is the first of those projects to go into production.

Northwest Heads Southwest

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South by Southwest, the massive annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, wrapped on March 17. A delegation from Washington was in attendance to network and talk to filmmakers about what Washington State has to offer production.

Last Chance For Your Voice To Be Heard – Take Our Survey

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Washington Filmworks has created more than 5,000 jobs. It’s our goal to create even more. This is your last chance to be heard in this important survey of the Washington Film Industry. We want to continue to grow more opportunities for film workers across the state. So whether you’ve worked on dozens of incentive projects or none, your voice is so important!

And the Crowd Goes Wild

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Two words, Veronica Mars. Many know the name from the popular crime-drama series that ended in 2007 after 3 seasons. Yesterday the series began making a lot of noise on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. In less than 10 hours the campaign known as the “Veronica Mars Movie Project” surpassed it goal of $2 million, potentially rewriting the way studios and filmmakers fund future endeavors.

Washington Heads to Austin

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SXSW, one of the most anticipated music, film, and interactive gatherings of the year, kicked off this weekend in Austin TX. The 11-day festival is host to original music, independent films, and emerging technologies from around the country.

March 2013 San Juan Islands

March 7, 2013 Locations Newsletter
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THE SAN JUAN ISLANDS   The San Juan Islands, a magnificent 172-island archipelago in the heart of the…

March 2013

March 7, 2013 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ LAST CHANCE TO BE HEARD – TAKE OUR JOBS SURVEY    Did you work on any of…

Film is Brewing in Tacoma

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A group of passionate filmmakers have come together to form the 253 Film Collective. This group is dedicated to fostering a vibrant and sustainable film and media community in Tacoma, by encouraging, mentoring, and promoting local filmmakers and businesses.

Innovation Lab Deadline Extended to 03/08/13

February 28, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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This spring the Filmworks Innovation Lab will commit funding assistance to filmmakers utilizing new forms of production and…

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February 28, 2013 Uncategorized
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There are some benefits of a good lifestyle. But can drugs help us? According to statistics, about 35%…

Those Little Gold Men

February 19, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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We’d love to help spread the word about Oscar Parties and Events in your community. Send us the details by emailing info@WashingtonFilmworks.org and we’ll do our best to help promote on Facebook and Twitter.

Evolution of the Gaming Console

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Gaming consoles have evolved by leaps and bounds from what they were a decade ago. Today’s consoles not only act as a platform to play games, but also allow users to watch HD & Blu-ray disks, store & listen to music, and connect to the Internet. By connecting to the Internet, users are able to play video games with people around the word, and access more content. Game console owners can now access YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix and stream content in a matter of minutes.

February 2013 Spokane

February 7, 2013 Locations Newsletter
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THE CITY OF SPOKANE   Moviemakers from around the county have discovered Spokane’s talented crew base, diverse locations,…

February 2013

February 7, 2013 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ HELP US HELP YOU – TAKE OUR SURVEY Washington residents who work in the film industry are…

Breaking the 4th Wall

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Lance Weiler is challenging the ways that the motion picture content and audiences interact to create an immersive, transmedia experience. He believes that the next generation of motion picture content lies beyond the “fourth wall.” Each of Mr. Weiler’s projects explore the innovative potential of multiplatform storytelling.

As Shown on Netflix

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A new and emerging trend in original programming is bypassing network television and going straight to online platforms. Netflix is ahead of the game in the race to produce and host online content. Their newest “online only” series is House of Cards, directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey. Spacey plays Representative Francis Underwood, a ruthless politician on a crusade against the presidential administration that turned its back on him.

Mapping Innovation

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This exercise is intended to give WF a visual of the multi-platform project being proposed, but also helps the applicant conceptualize and generate ideas, stimulate creativity, and show relationships between different platforms. Where does the motion picture content fit into the larger project, and how does delivering a story across multiple delivery platforms help to enrich and enhance the audience experience?

New WF Funding Assistance Program Opens

January 25, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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The Innovation Cycle opens this January and is designed to explore the intersection of storytelling and technology. The program challenges creative entrepreneurs to produce motion picture content that traverses multiple delivery platforms.

Are You Getting What You’re Paying For?

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Are you on the hunt for health insurance, or curious if you’re getting the most from your existing policy? Washington Filmworks recently reached out to S. Fisher Qua, Director of Health at the Washington Health Foundation. The Washington Health Foundation is a statewide non-profit with more than 20 years dedicated to making Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation.

You Can’t Kill The Killing

January 16, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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How will the “Netflix touch” play into future television negotiations? Will they continue to pursue lost programming? If so, what other cancelled shows would you like them to bring back from the dead?

Cutting the Cord

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We watch, share, stream, download… The way we consume video has evolved at an insane pace and the era of watching programs exclusively on cable is a thing of the past.

January 2013 Tacoma

January 7, 2013 Locations Newsletter
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    Resting at the foot of Mt. Rainier, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington state and…

January 2013

January 7, 2013 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ WF APPROVES A NEW FEATURE FILM This January the Washington Filmworks Board of Directors approved funding assistance…