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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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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…

Flipping the System

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Welcome to 2013, Washington. Many of you have New Year’s resolutions that involve taking better care of yourselves and your health. With this in mind, Washington Filmworks 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. Below is the first of two guest blog posts that address healthcare and health insurance.

Production Incentive Film A BIT OF BAD LUCK Wraps Principal Photography

December 19, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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The Washington Filmworks production incentive project A Bit of Bad Luck recently wrapped principal photography after shooting 22 days in Seattle and Morton, Washington. Written and directed by John Fuhrman, the film stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), and Agnes Bruckner (Blood and Chocolate). The film was produced by Gerrarda O’Beirne, in association with Meadow Point Motion Pictures and LolitaMoon Productions.

Tools of the Trade

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MakerHaus is set to open early next year in Fremont, and will be one of the first businesses of its kind to come to Seattle. Part fabrication shop, part classroom, the organization is intended as a place for craftsmen, designers, fabricators, and other creators to work, learn, network, and build community. How could you utilize the resources at MakerHaus?

Washington Knows How to Party

December 14, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Big thanks to our awesome statewide film community, who was out in full force at our Seattle Two-Part Party last night.

Spokane Recap, Seattle Party Next

December 11, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Up next this week is our Seattle Two-Part Party on 12/12/12. Join us this Wednesday for our Annual Industry Update and celebration with the community. We’ll announce the funding assistance recipients for the Innovation Lab that night too! More information on the evening here.

December 2012 Whidbey And Camano Islands

December 7, 2012 Locations Newsletter
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    Whidbey and Camano Islands are located in Island County, Washington, total population 75,000. Rural, yet sophisticated, the…

A Toast to the Jury

December 4, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Following a whirlwind weekend, filled with passionate pitches, feedback sessions, and a much-needed reception, Washington Filmworks finally knows who will be awarded funding assistance from the first ever Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab.

Announcing the Innovation Lab Semi-Finalists

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce the five semi-finalist filmmakers for the inaugural Film Cycle of the Innovation Lab. A jury of industry experts, representing all facets of pre-production, production, marketing and distribution chose the 5 semi-finalist filmmakers from a diverse collection of twenty-three quality applications for funding assistance.

So Where’s the Content Already?

November 16, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Over the last few years the online retail giant Amazon has been experimenting with a controversial new business model for producing original content. Amazon Studios was created to gather scripts, test projects, and determine whether audiences found those to be commercially viable. The studio claims they offer opportunities for new voices and promote the platform as open to anyone. However opponents accuse Amazon of developing a system that takes advantage of green writers, holds their intellectual property hostage, and eventually strips them of valuable rights to their material.

Washington Filmworks Approves Eight National Commercials for Funding Assistance

November 14, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved funding assistance for eight national commercials since the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program was renewed during the 2012 legislative session. These eight commercials spent an estimated $2.2M in Washington’s statewide economy in five short months. Production took place in diverse locations throughout Washington State, including Anacortes, Port Angeles, La Connor, and Seattle.