THE CLOCK IS TICKING – SESSION SCHEDULED TO END 6/30
Here Are Three Ways You Can Support SB 6027 Next Week
Breaking news out of Olympia reports that budget negotiations have hit yet another rough patch with the House Democrats pulling back from transportation talks until an overall deal about the operating budget can be reached.
The good news for the film industry and SB 6027 is that this gives us more time to influence the Senate and House budget negotiators.
June 30th is the deadline to reach a final deal in Olympia (and to avoid a government shut down), so we have one more full week to light up Olympia! Our lobbying team has identified four elected officials to receive three important calls to action next week. Their contact info is included below.
Please mark your calendars for:
Monday, June 22
Scenes from Set – Z Nation in Action
Washington Filmworks will post a video from the set of Z Nation so that legislators see first hand our cast and crew working on set. We will ask all film industry professionals to share the video with elected officials and remind them that the incentive program brings meaningful jobs to local cast and crew!
Tuesday, June 23
Show Me the Money
Washington FIlmworks will publish a graphic that visually depicts how production spends money in the state economy. In addition to sharing this graphic with elected officials, we ask all film industry professionals share how their department spends money with businesses throughout Washington State.
Wednesday, June 24
In Your Own Words
At Film Day in March, we caught some of our local cast and crew on camera talking about Why Film is Important in Washington State. We will ask that you share this video with elected officials and tell them in two sentences why YOU think film is important.
The following is a list of Senate and House budget negotiators to target for ALL THREE calls to action:
Sen. John Braun (R,20),
Sen. Andy Hill (R,45),
Sen. Mark Schoesler (R,9)
House of Representatives
Rep. Pat Sullivan (D,47)
Take five minutes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week to help KEEP FILM IN WA.
Questions? Contact Washington Filmworks at 206-264-0667 or Info@WashingtonFilmworks.org.
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