Sherrye Wyatt, Director of Rural Economic Development
We are pleased to share the news that former Washington Filmworks Board member Sherrye Wyatt has joined our team as the new Director of Rural Economic Development.
Sherrye will oversee the creation, launch and management of a new program to foster film production in Washington State’s rural communities. In this role she will be working on recruiting and training new film liaisons, helping rural jurisdictions develop film protocols and launching a national marketing campaign to encourage filming outside of our production centers.
Sherrye Wyatt is a native Washingtonian who was raised on a farm in the Columbia Basin. She has extensive experience working primarily in agriculture-related industries, including grain, apples, grapes, wine and cider. This has included advocacy work with various trade associations ranging from the Washington Association of Wheat Growers in Ritzville, Washington to the North American Export Grain Association in Washington, D.C. Over the years, she has either lived or worked within 16 of the state’s 30 rural counties.
Her film background includes pioneering the film liaison position for Island County, and then filling the role for more than 10 years. Recent film experience includes The Hour After Westerly and Midday Black Midnight Blue. Sherrye also served two terms on the Washington Filmworks Board of Directors. She’s a graduate of Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communications.