CALL TO ACTION
Support and Attend Wednesday’s Ways and Means Hearing
Washington Filmworks is pleased to report that Senator Andy Hill (R-45) has scheduled a hearing for SB 6027 in the Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, March 25. This hearing is critical because the bill needs to be heard and voted on in committee before it can be considered for a vote in the full Senate.
Here’s how you can get involved:
Contact Senators in the Ways and Means Committee
If you live or work in the district of a Senate Ways and Means Committee Member, please write or call them TODAY to let them know that a hearing has been scheduled for the bill and to urge them to support SB 6027. When you write or call, tell your personal story and cite some of the facts and figures in the Keep Film in WA Fact Sheet.
Here is a list of Senators and their contact information that serve on the Ways and Means Committee.
Attend the Senate Ways and Means Hearing
Working with our lobbying team, Washington Filmworks and the Entertainment Trades Coalition have identified several cast and crew members to testify in Olympia. That said, we invite ALL available constituents to attend the Senate Ways and Means Hearing and sign in to support the bill on Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30pm in Senate Hearing Room 4 in the J.A. Cherberg Building.
If you plan to attend, RSVP at RSVP@WashingtonFilmworks.org. Please meet Washington Filmworks staff in the cafeteria in the Pritchard Building on the Capitol Campus at 2:45pm.
Sign the Business Letter of Support
Washington Filmworks has drafted a business letter of support and our goal is to have 300 businesses sign onto the letter before Wednesday’s hearing. If you own a business, work with a business as a cast or crew person or know of a business that has been positively impacted by the film industry, please reach out and ask them to sign on to this very important letter. A copy of the letter can be found here.
All businesses interested in adding their name should email Executive Director Amy Lillard at Amy@WashingtonFilmworks.org. Please note: because of the volume of support thus far, we are only listing the business names (rather than individual names or logos).
With the hearing just three days away, please don’t delay – ACT NOW!
Thank you for your continued support.
About Washington Filmworks: Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film office and production incentive programs. Our mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers and offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.