RECENT INCENTIVE FILMS NOW AVAILABLE
Haven’t had the opportunity to catch all the
recent Washington incentive films yet? Not a problem…
October and November are great months to warm
up inside with a movie. You can find many alumni incentive features through
your local cable provider, online, or on DVD. Please also check your local
listings for availability in theaters. Recently released Washington-produced
titles include: The Details, Fat Kid Rules the World, Grassroots and Safety Not Guaranteed.
Congratulations to local cast and crew who helped bring these features to life.
WF CONTRIBUTION CAMPAIGN HAS CLOSED
Thanks to the
continued support of our contributors, Washington Filmworks has reached our
$3.5 million goal for 2012 in just four short months. This means we cannot
accept further contributions towards B&O credits this year. We will
begin accepting contributions again in 2013. Please contact us at
(206) 264-0667 with questions.
WF SEEKS PROGRAMS & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
The primary responsibility of the Programs
and Communications Coordinator is to administer the annual programming
initiatives for the organization and to manage various aspects of
marketing and communications. As a first point of contact for filmmakers
and press, we are looking for someone with excellent written and verbal
communication skills who also has the ability to multi-task in a quickly
evolving work environment. The ideal candidate will be able to work
collaboratively, is comfortable handling responsibility, and is an effective
Submit resume and cover letter by Wednesday,
November 28, 2012 via email to Resumes@WashingtonFilmworks.org or via fax at
No phone calls please.
Full details are available on our website.
WF WELCOMES NEW INTERN
Filmworks is pleased to welcome our new Communications & Marketing Intern,
Jacob Ooley. He is a senior at Pacific Lutheran University and will graduate in
May 2013 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a focus in public
relations and advertising. He will also earn a minor in Publishing and Printing
Arts. Before his internship with Washington Filmworks, Jacob interned with the
Pierce County Executives Office as a communication intern. While at PLU, he has
studied photography, video, and print design, and helped film and produce three
documentaries through his involvement with MediaLab: a student operated media
group. After graduation, Jacob plans to work in PR and advertising, performing
multi-media and communication work.
LAB INNOVATION CYCLE COMING SOON
In December Washington Filmworks will roll out
information on the upcoming cycle of our newest funding assistance program, the
Filmworks Innovation Lab. This cycle of the program, known as the Innovation
Cycle, is designed to support projects utilizing new forms of production or
emerging technologies. As part of this initiative, our Board of Directors may
commit up to $350,000 annually. Detailed information on the Innovation Cycle
will be live on our website in late 2012, including the full guidelines and
criteria and instructions on how to apply. If you’d like to be alerted when
these materials are available, please send a request to Lab@WashingtonFilmworks.org.
SAVE THE DATE – CELEBRATE WITH WF
Have you marked your calendars for 12/12/12? Please
save the date and join us the evening of Wednesday, December 12th. We’ll be
hosting a belated celebration of the renewal of Washington’s film incentive
program. This party will happen in combination with our Annual Industry Update
event, happening in Seattle. There are many wonderful accomplishments from
Washington’s film community to commemorate. Plus we’ll announce the inaugural
recipients of funding assistance from the Film Cycle of the Filmworks
More details to come soon…
END OF YEAR SURVEY REMINDER
Filmworks needs your assistance collecting information on the importance of
film in our state. We have been working with an economist to design an End of
Year Survey for all film industry professionals. The survey will help us answer
the question: Why is film important in Washington State? We are
gathering information about how local cast and crew build their careers, and
how our industry contributes to the larger creative economy. Surveys will be
available in January 2013 and results will be published in our first Annual
Update on the Film Industry early next year. Please support our efforts to
better understand our industry by participating in this anonymous survey.
NOVEMBER FMI HAPPY HOUR
The next Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour will be
Wednesday, November 7th. The FMI Happy Hour is regularly held in Seattle at the
Spitfire in Belltown, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This month’s event is designed
to help members of the local film, music, and interactive industries learn how
law affects the business of entertainment. Guest speaker and lawyer, Aric
Bomsztyk, will discuss why it’s so important to set up an LLC when doing
business and share how to accomplish this successfully. The event is open to
everyone 21 and over. Please bring a friend and help spread the word about this
casual and informative monthly mixer. See you there!
WF CLOSED FOR VETERANS’ DAY
Washington Filmworks will be closed
Monday, November 12th for Veterans’ Day and will reopen on Tuesday, November
13th. Have a lovely holiday weekend.