Whether you’re thinking about your own career or thinking bigger picture, Washington Filmworks will host and participate in a series of events over the coming days in Seattle, designed to get audiences excited about the future of film in Washington State. No matter where you’re at in your film career, there’s a little something for everyone. Check it out.
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May 26 – Washington Filmworks: Careers in Film – Join Washington Filmworks at our panel at Northwest Folklife this Sunday, May 26, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at SIFF Cinema. This fun and informative panel is moderated by Warren Etheredge (host of Emmy-nominated The High Bar) and includes union leaders and prominent names in the state film industry, including Amy Lillard (Washington Filmworks), Set and Artistic Designer, Lisa Hammond (IATSE), Actor, John Patrick Lowrie (SAG-AFTRA), and Costume Designer, Ron Leamon (IATSE). See clips from projects made in Washington and learn about local careers on set and on screen. Ask panelists about their experiences working in the industry and learn ways to build your own film career in Washington. This event is free. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Want to take your film career to the next level?
May 25 – Rule the World of Independent Filmmaking: from Indie Distribution to Smart Phone Productions – Join us Saturday May 25, 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the SIFF Film Center Classroom for the third panel in a popular series for SIFF presented by Women in Film Seattle and Northwest Screenwriter’s Guild. Learn the new entrepreneurial, legal, financial, distribution and marketing strategies and tactics filmmakers in all disciplines need to know to navigate the new landscape of independent film. Independent film veterans provide a nuts and bolts overview of the business of independent film, now that the entire process from production though distribution has been so markedly transformed. Learn the techniques to navigate and rule the world or independent filmmaking. The panel is moderated by Virginia Bogert (Seattle’s Post Alley Film Festival) and panelists include Scilla Andreen (CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix), Amy Lillard (Washington Filmworks), Steve Edmiston (Attorney/Writer/Producer), Lacey Leavitt (Producer/Filmmaker), Elizabeth Heile (Line Producer), Sandy Smolan (Director). Tickets are $5. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
Want to take your industry to the next level?
May 29 – Information is Power: May Film Music & Interactive Happy Hour – Join us Wedensday May 29, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Spitfire Grill in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. This spring, film industry workers across the state participated in a jobs survey designed to gather information about how film professionals create their careers in Washington State. The information collected paints a compelling picture about how film professionals create year round work and how the film industry contributes to the larger creative economy. Amy Lillard, Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, will present the results from the jobs survey and an overview of the first annual report on the state of Washington’s film industry. Take control of your career and come find out more about how we can work together to create a vibrant sustainable film industry in Washington State. The monthly Happy Hour is a meet-up for leaders in film, music, and interactive industries to make meaningful business connections. This event is free. MORE INFORMATION HERE.
June 8 – The State of the Industry with Amy Lillard – Join us Sunday June 8, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the SIFF Film Center Theater. Join us for a presentation at SIFF 2013. With productions increasing in Washington, independent filmmakers have to stay on the pulse of new resources and incentive programs. Join Amy Lillard, Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, to learn how the film office, the production incentive and the statewide industry can work together to bring filmmakers in Washington State to the next level. Washington Filmworks will also celebrate funding assistance recipients from the Filmworks Innovation Lab, a program designed to invest in our local creative community and to encourage the development of original storytelling that capitalizes on new forms of production and technology. This event is free, but a ticket is required. MORE INFORMATION HERE.