Washington Filmworks is pleased to share the news that Governor Jay Inslee included the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (MPCP) in his proposed supplemental budget released last week. The proposed budget allocation would be used to “attract motion picture industry to benefit the state economy.” Governor Inslee has been a longtime supporter of the statewide film industry and signed the bill to extend the MPCP into law in 2017. This marks the first time a financial increase has been included in the Governor’s budget. We would like to thank the Governor and his cabinet agencies for their support and for including this important increase in their agenda. We look forward to working with our champions to make an increase in the MPCP a reality in the 2022 legislative session.