Seattle City Councilmembers serving on the Committee on Economic Resiliency & Regional Relations recently heard from a group of presenters on why Seattle is primed to draw more commercial production work. James Keblas, Director of the Office of Film and Music in Seattle, Amy Lillard, Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, Megan Lingafelter Ball of World Famous, and Steve Colin of Creature, presented to the committee about a Commercial Film Development Plan and upcoming marketing campaign designed to draw more opportunities for the commercial sector, local advertising and production agencies, and motion picture crews.

This campaign is a collaborative effort between government and local businesses and will showcase Seattle as a destination for commercial production.”The Office of Film and Music and Washington Filmworks have worked together to increase business over the last six years by making Seattle an attractive venue for film,” said James Keblas. The initiative is designed to build on this momentum and attract more commercial film business to the region by garnering the attention of advertising agencies outside of Washington.

Washington Filmworks has always considered commercial work to be a core competency in the Seattle area. We look forward to supporting the City of Seattle and the community partners in this endeavor. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Want to learn more? You can watch the committee meeting here. The presentation on the campaign begins at 59:00.

KPLU also recently ran a story on the upcoming campaign.