Plans are evolving in our efforts to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program. We continue to work with our supporters in Olympia to include the program in a jobs bill, which the legislature would consider during the November Special Session. We encourage you to write your elected officials and urge them to include the program renewal in this bill. If you don’t know who your legislators are you can find out by following this link:



Once you know who your legislators are, please share this information with us by sending an email to:
To prepare for the upcoming legislative session, we are working with economists from Community Attributes International to better illustrate the economic impact this program has had statewide. We will also be working with GreatWork Strategic Communications during the legislative session to develop strong, compelling talking points, ensuring we are positioning the program in the best possible way.
We continue to work hard to do everything we can to get the program renewed and will update you as things develop.



Please save the date for Washington Filmworks’ Annual Industry Updates to be held the first week of December in both Seattle and Spokane. Join us as we celebrate the successes of 2011 and talk in detail about how you can help get the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program renewed during the upcoming legislative session. Wine and appetizers will be served.  


Seattle Event
Tuesday, December 6
SIFF Film Center in Seattle Center
Northwest Rooms (formerly the Alki Room)
South of Seattle Repertory Theatre and next to the Vera Project
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Meet and Greet
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Presentation


Spokane Event
Thursday, December 8
LaunchPad INW
120 North Stevens
Spokane, WA 99201
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Meet and Greet
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Presentation


If you plan to attend, RSVP and let us know whether you’ll be at the Seattle or Spokane event.






Join us at Spitfire in Belltown for our monthly Seattle Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour event on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 5pm- 7pm. This month’s guest speaker is Tony Fulgham from World Famous. 


Tony Fulgham is a modern day renaissance man and co-founder of World Famous, a creativity company that transcends the traditional role of the editorial studio and delivers pure awesomeness, from concept to final delivery, on demand.   Directing, editing, animation, live action shoots, design, concept-ing, and music composition all just scratch the surface of the work at World Famous. Tony is also a performing musician, self made carpenter, part time surfer and full time father and husband.  He is able to wear all of these hats and still have time to be Creative Director of World Famous. With all these assets in mind, his best and most talked about quality is his fabulous head of hair, which he wears with amazing aplomb.


How to Build a Successful (And Creative) World Famous Company


World Famous has been a force full of imagination and innovation in the Seattle film scene for the past six years.  Tony Fulgham, one of a team of creative masterminds behind its formation, will speak about how they built World Famous, and where it has gone since its inception.  Tony will impart his soulful wisdom as he discusses the company and their newly discovered secret recipe for happiness (PS – It’s good for business).  Come and get special access to World Famous.




Jameson Lake is
located in Douglas County west of Lake Roosevelt and Grand Coulee Dam.
Featuring rugged desert scenery and calm waters, the indie drama EDEN recently
used it as a double for Lake Mead in Arizona.   At the south end of the
lake is Jack’s Resort, a film-friendly RV facility with boats, support staff
and full hook ups for production vehicles.

For inquiries
about Jameson Lake and other locations in Coulee country, please contact info@washingtonfilmworks.org or location manager Dave Drummond at dave@drummondmedia.com.




Our office will be closed for the holidays beginning at 12:00 pm on Friday December 23 and will re-open on Monday, January 2, 2012.  Happy Holidays!