HELP US HELP YOU – TAKE OUR SURVEY
Washington residents who work in the film
industry are urged to take our first annual job survey for cast and crew. This
survey is intended to track the work you did in 2012 (January 1 through
December 31). Washington Filmworks seeks to better understand how Washington
State film industry professionals create their careers, and how our industry
contributes to the larger statewide economy.
The results of this survey will be published in
Washington Filmworks’ Annual Report on the Film Industry, which will be
published in spring 2013. This report will be shared with elected officials and
used as a tool to help build and support a sustainable film industry in
Washington State. We value confidentiality. You have the option of
remaining anonymous. For more information about the survey, please contact our
office (206) 264-0667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please only take the survey once. Washington
Residents can access the survey here:
FILMWORKS LAB INNOVATION LAB DEADLINE EXTENDED
This spring the Filmworks Innovation Lab will
commit funding assistance to filmmakers utilizing new forms of production and
emerging technologies. WF is now accepting Preliminary Applications for the
Innovation Cycle, which is designed to explore the intersection of storytelling
and technology. This juried process challenges creative entrepreneurs to
produce motion picture content that traverses multiple delivery platforms. The
Board of Directors may commit up to $175,000 towards this cycle of the pilot
initiative. A program overview and guidelines and criteria are available on our website. The official
press release can be found
on our blog.
Contact staff with questions at (206) 264-0667
or email Lab@WashingtonFilmworks.org.
Extended Deadline to submit Preliminary
Information Forms is Friday, March 8, 2013.
LUCKY THEM WRAPS IN SEATTLE
In late 2012 the Washington Filmworks Board of
Directors approved funding assistance for the film Lucky Them. The
feature, directed by Megan Griffiths, was shot in and around Seattle throughout
January and February. The project stars Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, and
Oliver Platt, and according to Deadline Hollywood, is the last film that the
late Paul Newman was working to produce when he passed away in 2008.
Congratulations to the local cast and crew that helped bring the project to
Washington State and make Lucky Them a reality.
WF is accepting applications for our 2013
Please contact staff at (206) 264-0667 with
inquiries or see our website for more information.
WF AT EMERALD CITY COMICON
On March 3, WF Executive Director, Amy Lillard,
will participate on the Women in Webseries panel at the Emerald
City Comicon, the largest comic book and pop culture convention in
the Pacific Northwest! The Women in Webseries panel takes place this
Sunday and covers the experiences of women on both sides of the camera. Hear
more on the processes of planning, producing, and promoting web series and
learn about the future of this emerging industry.
Tickets for individual days are still
FMI HAPPY HOUR THIS WEDNESDAY
Music + Interactive Happy Hour returns tomorrow,
February 27, with special guest Scott McKinley, executive producer of
Seattle Music TV (SMTV), owner/operator of CaviGold Records LLC, owner/operator
of Seattle Music Photography, and manager for the Seattle rock band LACERO.
Scott will speak about the motivation behind SMTV and how his team will be
bringing Seattle’s music scene to screens and speakers around the nation with
exclusive performances, music videos, artist spotlights, and more. The monthly
Happy Hour is a meet-up for leaders in film, music, and interactive industries
to share, learn, and make meaningful business connections. Please mark your
calendars and join others in this great networking event at Spitfire in