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WF Tours South Central Washington

October 8, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Last month Washington Filmworks went on a two-day tour of numerous cities and locations in South Central Washington. Destinations included Ellensburg, Moses Lake, the Tri-Cities and Yakima Valley.

The Frenzy is Near

September 30, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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The 6th Annual Renton Film Frenzy kicks off this weekend, October 4-6, and team registration closes tomorrow, October 1. This following guest blog post comes from Indiana Cho, an independent filmmaker, community organizer, and participant in the Frenzy.

Clearwater – We Pull Together

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Continue on the journey with Clearwater in this guest post written by Melissa Woodrow. These production diaries offer a window into the interactive project People of the Salish Sea and filming of the feature documentary at its center, Clearwater. This is the first documentary-based project to receive funding assistance through any of WF’s programs.

Vimeo’s $10,000 Advance

September 13, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Vimeo had teamed up with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to offer all of this year’s world premieres a cash advance in return for an exclusive digital distribution window on the Internet video site.

Last Reel

September 12, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Digital projection has overtaken film as the primary means of exhibiting a motion picture in a theater. But while digital may be the future, it has relegated some theaters to the past. Many smaller and non-profit WA theaters are reaching out to their communities to help.

Oregon Film Incentive Increased

September 5, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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This August Media Inc. Magazine ran an article explaining the recently approved increase of Oregon’s film incentive. The higher incentive cap will go into effect this year and guarantees even more film jobs and larger productions for Oregon. Please consider sharing this article with your Washington legislators.

Classifying Freelance Labor

August 19, 2013 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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In the most current issue of Media Inc. Magazine, Greg Smith, President of IATSE Local 488, and Bob Riggs, Business Agent for the union, shared a letter to area producers and production companies designed to address the growing practice of misclassifying freelance labor as independent contractors

News from the Innovation Lab

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WF has received many inquiries as to when we will begin accepting applications for the Innovation Lab. We are currently working with the filmmakers from the inaugural cycles to help them complete principal photography as well as evaluating the effectiveness of the program.

Making a Living in Film

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Want to be a film director? At July’s Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour, James Keblas, Director of the Seattle Office of Film + Music, walked the audience through the details of this infographic, illustrating how one Seattle film director has found success in a versatile and creative approach to filmmaking.

Tony Doupé Talks the Business and Politics of Art

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Tony Doupé is a familiar face to Washington film industry professionals. As an actor he’s won roles in no less than 9 Washington incentive productions since 2011! This June, Doupé shared his valuable insight about the film industry with the 253Film Collective, a group of filmmakers dedicated to fostering a vibrant and sustainable film and media community in Tacoma by encouraging, mentoring, and promoting local filmmakers and businesses.