Washington Filmworks is thrilled to announce that Governor Inslee has recently appointed three new members to Washington Filmworks’ Board of Directors . Each of the positions on the Board of Directors represents a different industry or sector of the economy that is impacted by film production.
We are pleased to welcome Rebecca Cook, who will be filling the position representing Labor, and Jolene DiSalvo, representing Restaurants, Hotels, & Airlines. Myisa Plancq-Graham will be joining the board representing Post Production. We invite you to read on and learn more about these new Filmworks faces!
We would also like to take a moment to thank our exiting Board members Megan Ouellette, Greg Smith and Juan Mas for their years of service to Washington Filmworks.
Rebecca Cook is from Spokane and is an active member of the Washington film community. She has worked as an actress, director, costumer, make-up artist, accountant, and producer throughout the state. For the last several years, she has worked on over 25 feature films, various commercial productions, many short films, a few documentaries, and worked all five seasons on Syfy Channel’s Z Nation.
Rebecca serves as Vice President for IATSE Local 488, President of Spokane Film Project, and runs her own small company, Thundering Kitten Productions as well as the group Spokane Women in Film & Television (SWIFT). She also has served as the Spokane Community Coordinator for Washington Filmworks, as well as serving on the Film Leadership Council. Along with her film work, she also has narrated over 80 audiobooks, produces and directs local theatre productions, is a living history actor, teaches various classes, and loves speaking to students and aspiring storytellers about her journey creating a life in the arts.
Jolene DiSalvo brings over 25 years of experience in hospitality sales, marketing and operations. Before joining Columbia Hospitality as Senior Vice President, Jolene spent 11 years with Starwood Hotels & Resorts as part of the Luxury Brands Group including W Hotels Worldwide, St. Regis Hotels and Resorts and The Luxury Collection. Jolene was instrumental in the launch of W Hotels, starting with opening the fourth W Hotel in Seattle as Director of Sales & Marketing where she worked closely with the Seattle International Film Festival and promoted filming in Washington State at events like the Sundance Film Festival.
Jolene was recently honored as one of Lodging Magazine‘s 2016 Outstanding Women in Lodging. She currently sits on the Corporate Council for the 5th Avenue Theatre and serves on the Editorial Committee for the Washington Hospitality Association.
Myisa Plancq-Graham is a published Photographer and Emmy nominated Producer & Filmmaker based in Seattle. In 2011, she began her storytelling career photographing the people and streets of Atlanta. Her growing appreciation for photography and videography culminated in the creation of Annie Graham Imagery. Working as the Creative Director, Videographer and Editor of Uncoded Media (est. 2016), has sharpened her focus in amplifying the voices and stories of Black people and communities. Her work is motivated by an understanding of the impact that Black representation has in media, both in front of and behind the lens. She currently works as a Producer at Seattle PBS affiliate KCTS9.