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Recap From This Morning’s Testimony

March 8, 2012 Blog, Call To Action
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This morning Washington Filmworks Board members Becky Bogard and Greg Smith, Executive Director Amy Lillard, and Rebecca Johnson…

March 2012

March 7, 2012 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ URGENT CALL TO ACTION, 3/27 Our legislative team has reiterated it is vital that supporters of the…

Please Continue to Contact Your Representatives

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We humbly ask, once again, that you continue to contact your Representatives and Speaker of the House, Frank Chopp. Ask Speaker Chopp to ensure that SB 5539 is brought to the floor for a vote and ask your Representatives for their support.

WSLC Supports SB 5539

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At the 2011 WSLC Convention, delegates representing unions across Washington voted unanimosuly to support the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Shares a Letter

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The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce supports the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  Last week they sent a letter…

Film Incentive Legislation Still In Play

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The last few days have been tumultuous in Olympia, but the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness…

Constituent Response to Representative Hunter

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Stephen Salamunovich of Complete Casting crafted a compelling and eloquent letter to Representative Ross Hunter as a direct response…

Rep. Ross Hunter Responds

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Representative Ross Hunter has made his criticisms of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program public.  You can read his…

February Bill Recap

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In anticipation of a vote on the floor of the House, it is imperative that Representatives hear from their constituents. Please write and call today to express your desire to have the bill voted on before the end of session.

Labor Supports Washington Filmworks

February 27, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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We have solidified support from the unions that represent our state’s film industry – SAG, AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters. The leadership of these unions has been speaking with key legislators in Olympia on behalf of 2ESSB 5539, the bill that supports the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.

Time To Shift Focus

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Preliminary reports from Olympia indicate that 2ESSB 5539 is not included on the agenda for tomorrow’s House Ways &…

Please Keep It Polite

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Our legislative team has alerted us that Representative Ross Hunter’s personal cell phone number is being circulated and…

Update From Olympia – Spread the Word

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The House Ways & Means Committee meets today (Saturday 2/25) to discuss the proposed statewide budget that was…

All Incentives Are Not Created Equal

February 24, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Our community is working hard to share the importance of SB 5539 and the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program…

Today Is Critical

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Washington Filmworks spent the day in Olympia meeting with Representatives and Committee staff to move SB 5539 forward. …

Ready, Set, Dial!

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Thank you to the Washington film community.  The energy you have dedicated to the renewal of the Motion…

Moving On To Ways & Means

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SB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, was voted out of the House Committee…

‘The Spokesman-Review’ Says Support SB 5539

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Today ‘The Spokesman-Review’ published an editorial supporting renewal of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  From job creation, to…

House Hearing This Morning

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Late last night, Washington Filmworks heard that SB 5539 would be scheduled for a hearing this morning in…

We Need Your Stories

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As we shift our efforts from the Senate to the House, we want to be strategic about the…

Bill On The Move

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SB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, was voted out of the Senate Rules…

Are We Doing Enough?

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We’ve had several inquiries from the community asking about our efforts to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  …

Power of Play

February 8, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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On Friday February 3rd, Amy Lillard and Julie Daman of Washington Filmworks attended the Power of Play –…

February 2012

February 6, 2012 WF Newsletter
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_____________________________________________ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE SB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, was passed out of…