TOP HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITERS AT PULLING FOCUS, SUNDAY SEPTMEBER 25
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Thursday, September 1st. Check our Facebook page on Thursday for all the relevant details and a link to purchase tickets.
WASHINGTON FILMWORKS PANEL AT CITYARTS FEST IN OCTOBER
Are commerce and art really as mutually exclusive as they appear? The accepted paradigm has long been that a businessperson cannot be artistic and the artist cannot profit from their work without “selling out,” but is this perception a reality?
Financially, what does a film director in Seattle need to do in order to be a success, supporting themselves and their loved ones? How can a filmmaker take advantage of their skill and passion to be a commercial success without compromising their integrity as artists? To help better explain this, a panel of industry and business veterans has prepared a practical step-by-step guide about how to make a living as a film director in Seattle. These talented Seattle based directors will share information about how they learned not only how to survive, but to thrive in their chosen field. And drawing upon their perspective and experience as members the Seattle directing community they will provide examples of success and shortcomings, shedding new light on how best to utilize resources in the region and how to employ creative thinking to overcome real-life obstacles.
The night will consist of an hour of conversation, followed by an hour of socialization to allow the community to continue the discussion and share their own insights into this exciting topic.
This fun and FREE event will begin at 4pm on October 20th at the FRED Wildlife Refuge on Capital Hill (127 Boylston Ave E Seattle, WA 98102).
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more updates about this exciting panel.
FILMWORKS IN THE NEWS
Here is a look at some recent press around Washington Filmworks and some of the projects we have approved for funding assistance.
Is that a wrap on film making in Washington?
Survivor of human trafficking and sex slavery on set in Kirkland
Production Company brings Hollywood to Spokane Rich Cowan and his colleagues with North x Northwest discuss what having a feature film means to Eastern Washington.
‘EDEN’ film being shot in Ellensburg Ellensburg enjoys the benefits of a film on a local economy.
A MESSAGE FROM WASHINGTON FILMWORKS BOARD CHAIR BECKY BOGARD
In preparation for Washington Filmworks’ return to Olympia in 2012 to renew efforts to restore our program, WF Board Chair Becky Bogard updated the film community on the current status of the film incentive, remaining funds, and some our plans for the legislative session.
You can view the letter by going to our website. Washington Filmworks is grateful for the continued outpouring of support from the film community and we look forward to working with all of you during the 2012 Legislative Session.
WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF WASHINGTON FILMWORKS
Washington Filmworks (WF), is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (6) organization that offers production assistance to commercials, television and feature films shooting in Washington State as well as manages the production incentive program. Currently, WF is seeking a part-time Intern with a minimum 3-month commitment of 20 hours per week. Prior background in film not required, but individuals must be self-motivated with strong communication, computer, writing, and organizational/research skills.
Detailed Job Responsibilities Include
– Contributions to the Washington Filmworks newsletter
Send a brief letter of interest, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The internship will be for Fall term, beginning September 1, 2011.
Please note that this is not a production internship.
LOCATION OF THE MONTH
Washington Filmworks is proud to announce August’s Location of the Month. This featured location will help showcase the wealth of diversity in locations across our state. If you have a location you’d like featured as a Location of the Month, please submit to us via email@example.com.
Ape Cave is a lava tube located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest just to the south of Mount St. Helens. Its passageway is the longest continuous lava tube in the continental United States. Named by a troupe of Boy Scouts in 1950, the iconic cave system is well known to hikers and served as the primary location for the psychological thriller MINE GAMES.
For inquires about the Ape Cave and the entire Gifford Pinchot National Park, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for contact information for the park Rangers, permitting, and details for filming.