We are pleased to share the breaking news that funding for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (MPCP) was included in the conference budget at $15M a year. The $15M annual allocation represents more than 4x the funding we currently have and inclusion in the budget indicates great support for the program by elected officials!
In today’s Ways & Means hearing, the committee amended ESHB 1914 to an annual allocation of $15M and the conference budget that is negotiated by the House and Senate reflects this change and the amount may not be amended.
BUT it ain’t over yet…Funding for the MPCP will only stay in place if ESHB 1914 is passed on the floor of both the Senate and House. The Keep Film in WA urges everyone write your Senator and two Representatives. Read more here.