WF APPROVES 8 NATIONAL COMMERCIALS
Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved funding assistance for eight national commercials since the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program was renewed during the 2012 legislative session. These eight commercials spent an estimated $2.2M in Washington’s statewide economy in five short months. Production took place in diverse locations throughout Washington State, including Anacortes, Port Angeles, La Connor, and Seattle. With a competitive incentive program in place, Washington State is able to draw significant business from Hollywood-based production companies.
For more information and a complete list of approved commercial productions see Washington Filmworks’ Blog.
ANNOUNCING THE FILMWORKS INNOVATION LAB SEMI-FINALISTS
Washington Filmworks is thrilled to announce the five semi-finalist filmmakers for the inaugural Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab. A jury of industry experts representing all facets of pre-production, production, marketing and distribution chose the semi-finalist filmmakers from a diverse collection of twenty-three quality applications for funding assistance. Semi-finalists will pitch their projects to the jury this week! In alphabetical order, they are:
- Gevin Booth – The Servant (feature film)
- Tony Fulgham – Boxwalking (short film)
- Destiny Gowdy – Sassy Friends (series pilot)
- Shaun Scott – Pacific Aggression (feature film)
- Kenneth P. White – Centerville (feature film)
WF SEEKS ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT
Washington Filmworks is hiring an entry-level Accounting Assistant to work 20-25 hours per week. The primary responsibility is to assist the Director of Operations & Finance in maintaining and managing data that tracks the economic impact of the motion picture industry in Washington State. Duties include, but are not limited to, the aggregation of expense data for reporting and statistical purposes, working with internal databases and a full range of support services. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively, is comfortable handling responsibility, and is very detail oriented.
Submit resume and cover letter by Friday, December 28 via email to Resumes@WashingtonFilmworks.org or via fax at (206) 382-4343.
No phone calls please.
Full details are available on our website.
PARTY & SEATTLE ANNUAL UPDATE 12/12
Washington Filmworks invites you to our Seattle Annual Industry Update and Party on Wednesday, December 12. Join the celebration of the renewal of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program and congratulate the recipients of the Innovation Lab Funding Assistance Program. Learn about all we have to look forward to in 2013 and stay for drinks and live music. The evening begins with a reception and a brief presentation at Balagan Theater from 6 to 8 pm.
Guests 21 and over are invited to celebrate with us at Barboza from 8 to 10 pm, complete with fantastic tunes from Sportn’ Life Recording Artists, Fly Moon Royalty.
Reception & Annual Industry Update – 6 to 8 pm
Seattle, WA 98122
Due to limited space, guests must RSVP to RSVP@WashingtonFilmworks.org by Monday, December 10. Annual Industry Update attendees receive priority entrance to the Party.
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HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE
Washington Filmworks’ office will be closed over the holidays, beginning Monday, December 24. Staff will return on Wednesday, January 2. We wish you all warm holidays, safe travels, and a marvelous 2013!