Thanks to those that joined us for our celebratory events in Seattle and Spokane earlier this month. These were the first in-person Filmworks events in over 2 years and the passage of ESHB 1914 provided the perfect backdrop for laughter, conversation and hope for the future.
Board Chair Don Jensen and Executive Director Amy Lillard spent time at each event talking about what was in the bill and the immediate priorities for the organization which include program design, raising an additional $11.5M via our unique funding mechanism and hiring additional staff. A special shout out to our friends at WIF Seattle for hosting us at their Second Tuesday networking event.
We also want to thank Prime Sponsor Lisa Wellman (D, 41) for joining us at the Seattle event to talk about how all the magic happened in Olympia.
Couldn’t make one of the events IRL? Don’t worry. We recorded the Spokane presentation! (Thanks Juan Mas and B&B Pro Video for helping to make that all happen!)You can find the 30-minute presentation on Washington Filmworks’ YouTube page. And check out these fun photos from the events in Seattle (courtesy of Regan MacStravic) and Spokane (courtesy of J. Ferguson Photos).
With the Celebratory Events in the rearview mirror, the work begins in earnest! We are committed to keeping the statewide film industry engaged in our work and we will be hosting live monthly updates at 5:00 pm on the last Thursday of every month to report on our progress. So save the date for our first post-legislative session update at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 29, 2022. See you there!
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