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Cutting the Cord

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We watch, share, stream, download… The way we consume video has evolved at an insane pace and the era of watching programs exclusively on cable is a thing of the past.

Flipping the System

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Welcome to 2013, Washington. Many of you have New Year’s resolutions that involve taking better care of yourselves and your health. With this in mind, Washington Filmworks reached out to S. Fisher Qua, Director of Health at the Washington Health Foundation. The Washington Health Foundation is a statewide non-profit with more than 20 years dedicated to making Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation. Below is the first of two guest blog posts that address healthcare and health insurance.

Tools of the Trade

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MakerHaus is set to open early next year in Fremont, and will be one of the first businesses of its kind to come to Seattle. Part fabrication shop, part classroom, the organization is intended as a place for craftsmen, designers, fabricators, and other creators to work, learn, network, and build community. How could you utilize the resources at MakerHaus?

Production Notes from Inside “Eden”

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Washington Filmworks reached out to one of our incentive alumni Producers, Colin Plank, to pen a guest post about lessons learned through the process of making a feature. Colin is a Producer at Centripetal Films based in Seattle. His film, Eden, will be released in theaters in early 2013. Eden is his first feature film.

Do You Binge View?

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The industry has been buzzing this year about the growing sport of marathon television watching, popularly coined as binge viewing. Binge viewing is defined as consuming three or more episodes of a television series in one sitting.

How To Festival

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Washington Filmworks invited Kathleen McInnis to pen a guest post designed to help filmmakers think strategically about working the film festival circuit. McInnis has guided films through their festival premieres at Toronto, Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Galway and San Sebastian film festivals among many others. She has been a festival programmer and director at such festivals as Seattle, Slamdance and Palm Springs ShortFest.

The SAG-AFTRA Merger and You

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This year members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) voted to merge into one union, known as SAG-AFTRA. For this week’s guest blog post, Dena Beatty graciously answers questions from Washington Filmworks about the effects of this merger on area talent and producers.

Crowd Funding is Still a Gift

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Washington Filmworks continues the conversation on crowd funding with the second in a series of 2 guest posts.

Some Crowd Funded Growing Pains

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Change. A major change in how we think about financing independent film has not only arrived, it is maturing – crowd funding. And more change is coming. It seems that everyoneis embracing this newest gift to the “democratization” of the filmmaking journey. But is the change all, and only, good? Does the “gift” come with a catch?

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.