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06/19/12 Announcing Changes to Our Production Incentive Program
Washington Filmworks (WF) is delighted to announce that new legislation supporting our programs went into effect on June 7th. We have been working hard to implement several changes, which will commence the first part of July.
01/09/12 Legislative Preview
On Friday, Jan. 6, Washington Filmworks attended the 2012 Legislative Preview program, held at the Westin and hosted by Seattle’s CityClub. Various community sectors were there to hear from leadership in the State House and Senate.
01/06/12 Welcome to Take 2
Every filmmaker knows the first take is rarely the best take. Precisely why Washington Filmworks has launched Take 2, our new legislative blog and information resource for all things related to renewal.
10/21/2011 Letter to Legislators
Washington Filmworks letter to key elected officials
10/21/2011 Find Your Legislator
Know your representatives!
8/19/2011 A Letter from Becky Bogard
A special message from Washington Filmworks Executive Board Chair Becky Bogard
6.1.2011 Senate vote count for SSB 5539
The Senate vote count for SSB5539 held on 5/19/2011
5.28.2011 Legislative Alert - Seattle Area Legislative De-Brief
The WF Board of Directors want to meet you to hear your thoughts
5.26.2011 Legislative Alert - Call to Action!
SSB 5539 dies in the House
5.24.2011 Legislative Alert - Call to Action!
SSB 5539 voted out of House Ways & Means - Urgent action needed!
5.20.2011 Legislative Alert
Contact Senator Ross Hunter
5.18.2011 Legislative Alert
A letter from Becky Bogard
5.4.2011 Legislative Alert
Senate Vote still pending
4.25.2011 Legislative Update
Special Session Announced
4.1.2011 Legislative Alert
Important news from the Road to the Renewal
2.16.2011 Legislative Update
News from our Road to Renewal
2.11.2011 Legislative Update
Film Day in Olympia! Click here for more info...
2.8.2011 Legislative Update
Write your legislator today! Here's how...
2.8.2011 Press Highlights
Local press is following the Road to Renewal!
1.31.11 Legislative Updates
Updates on Senate Bill 5539 and House Bill 1554
1.24.2011 Legislative Renewal 2011 Begins
Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that on Monday, January 24, Representative Phyllis Kenney introduced HR 1554. The bill renews the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program until 2017 and makes the incentive program more competitive on the national scene.
12.13.2010 Viral Video WINNER Announced
In September, Washington Filmworks invited local filmmakers (novice to expert) to create 2 minute videos showing how living and working in Washington State impacts their filmmaking process.
12.13.2010 Annual Industry Update
Thank you to those of you who attended our 2010 Annual Industry Update at SIFF Cinema to hear about our past year's successes and plans for the future.
3.18.10 Washington Filmworks Congratulates Oscar Pool Winner
Thanks to all of you who joined us at Spitfire for Washington Filmworks' 2nd Annual Oscar® Benefit.
3.16.10 Washington Filmworks Presents: Pulling Focus
A series of three panels aimed at giving the community a rock-solid education about how business is done in the film industry
12.1.09 Annual Industry Update
Thank you to those of you who attended our 2009 Annual Industry Update at the Northwest Film Forum to hear about our past year's successes and plans for the future.
11.10.09 - Viral Video Winners Announced
In March 2009, WashingtonFilmWorks announced the 2009 Viral Video Campaign, soliciting up to five local filmmakers (novice to expert) to create :30 and :60 commercials promoting Washington State as a great place for motion picture, commercial, and television production. After a lengthy and competitive process, WashingtonFilmWorks is pleased to announce the four filmmakers for this year’s program.
Washington Filmmakers: Looking for some great exposure?
8.18.09 - Washington Filmworks approves funding assistance for multiple productions shooting in the state.
The film industry heats up in Washington State! The feature films "The Details," "The Ward," and "$5 Cover" all approved through the WashingtonFilmWorks incentive program have commenced production in the state.
WashingtonFilmWorks (WFW) has reached its fundraising goal, successfully raising $3.5 million for 2009. WFW would like to thank their 2009 contributing members some of which include Microsoft, Crowne Plaza Hotel-Seattle, W Seattle, The Westin Seattle, Sterling Savings Bank, Von Piglet Productions, and StraightEIGHT Films.
Washington Governor, Christine Gregoire signed revenue neutral SBH 2042, which increases the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program tax incentive from 20% to a 30% return on production's Washington State spend.