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So, You Want To Be A Production Assistant?

November 3, 2016 Blog, Resources
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Wear comfortable shoes. Run a tight “lockup.” Keep a positive attitude. Carry a walkie-talkie and a multi tool…

Sundance Comes to Seattle: Artist Services Workshop at Local Sightings

September 8, 2016 Blog, Local Filmmaking News, Resources
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Local filmmakers are in for a special treat this month: Sundance Artist Services, a program from the Sundance…

Beyond the Film Festival: 5 Distribution Alternatives for Indie Filmmakers

August 30, 2016 Blog, Resources
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It used to be that indie filmmakers’ only option was the festival circuit –submitting to multiple festivals (and…

How Section 181 Helps Washington Filmmakers

September 18, 2013 Blog, Resources
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The enactment of Section 181, as part of the American Jobs Creation Act Of 2004, signaled a change in U.S. policy towards filmmaking in the United States. By minimizing investor risk through film subsidies, Section 181 helps to support film and television production and to prevent “runaway production” of the film industry.

Looking for Locations on a Budget?

March 13, 2014 Blog, Locations, Resources
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WF has has developed this resource for filmmakers with tips about how to put your best foot forward when looking for locations on a budget. Take a look.

Get Set for Grant Success

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Considering applying for grants for your next film? Put your best foot forward with these tips from filmmakers Tracy Rector and Lou Karsen, a Seattle duo with an impressive grant writing track record.

VOD for Independents in 2014

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Looking for options for releasing your films through VOD platforms? Check out this post from Douglas Horn, feature film producer, director and respected blogger in the film industry. A lot can change in a year and Horn generously shares his latest research.

Spring Into Washington Festivals

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Here are several Washington film festivals and competitions happening this spring thru the end of summer. Help us build a better resource by letting us know about events in your area of the state.

The Power of the Crowd

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Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other crowdfunding platforms are invaluable ways to access the power of the crowd to finance a film. How do you choose which to go with? We’d love to hear from Washington filmmakers on this.

The Lady Washington

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Ahoy, Mateys! Filming was underway aboard the 112-foot, 99-ton ship the Lady Washington on Aug 9th. A production took her out near Aberdeen, WA, close to the mouth of the Chehalis River on Grays Harbor, where cast and crew were busy filming scenes for a feature film set in the 19th century.