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August 24, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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2012 has been a year of major changes at Washington Filmworks (WF). We wanted to take a moment to share some of our significant endeavors this year.

Help Rocketmen Save You!

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Washington Filmworks (WF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Rocketmen, a madcap serial adventure that recently premiered its pilot episode to a packed house as part of Seattle’s July 2013 First Thursday

A Round of Applause to the Jury

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Please save the date to join us Saturday, June 8 when Washington Filmworks will officially announce the outcome of the Lab at a program at the Seattle International Film Festival.

Washington: Permission to Film

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Once you find that unspoiled location in the perfect town it’s time to secure permission to film there. But with nearly five hundred municipalities in Washington, where does a filmmaker start?

Washington Filmworks Announces Finalists for Innovation Lab

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce the five finalists for the inaugural Innovation Cycle of the Innovation Lab. This cycle of the program offers up to $175,000 in funding assistance support and is designed to challenge local filmmakers to create motion picture content that traverses multiple platforms.

Explore Independents with STIFF

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The Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) begins its 9th year tonight, May 3. STIFF is dedicated to the exhibition of independent, underground, and experimental films.

Seattle: Your One-Stop Permit Shop

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The Seattle Office of Film + Music is your one-stop permit shop for all film work on public City of Seattle property. Our office issues over 350 film permits per year and has a 75 year filmmaking history from Tugboat Annie, to Sleepless In Seattle and Northern Exposure, to Humpday and Eden. Seattle has done and seen it all.Film permits are a critical component when you are filming or staging vehicles and equipment on public property. Film permits allow you first right for the public locations you are working.

NFFTY Welcomes Next Generation of Filmmakers

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Tonight is Opening Night for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), a cornerstone of Washington’s film festival scene. NFFTY is the largest film festival for youth in the world. NFFTY isn’t just for kids. Check it out.

Don’t Miss Closing Weekend of the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

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This weekend will close out nine days of the bevy of films and events that make up the 10th Anniversary Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Don’t miss it.

Walla Walla Welcomes Motion Picture Production

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This month Washington Filmworks paid a visit to Walla Walla, Washington. Learn more about the city’s new Film Office and efforts to bring more motion picture production to the area.

Eat Well, Fund Film

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The staff of Washington Filmworks took some time to enjoy a night of film, great company, and delicious food at Sprout, a locally sourced dinner in Seattle that funds creative projects with a vote. This was the 9th Sprout, but the first to focus exclusively on film and video artists.

Seattle Invests in Commercial Production

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Washington Filmworks has always considered commercial work to be a core competency in the Seattle area. We look forward to supporting the City of Seattle and the community partners in this endeavor. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

Filmworks Innovation Lab – Next Steps

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Applicants participating in the Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab are nearing their next hurdle in the process. Detailed Information Packages are due to WF via email by 11:59 PM Thursday April 4, 2013. Please email to Lab@washingtonfilmworks.org

This blog post may grow over the coming week as more Frequently Asked questions are asked and addressed. Check back.

BOX WALK Begins

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In late 2012, Washington Filmworks committed funding assistance to five projects helmed by emerging Washington filmmakers through the inaugural Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab. Tony Fulgham’s Box Walk is the first of those projects to go into production.

Northwest Heads Southwest

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South by Southwest, the massive annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, wrapped on March 17. A delegation from Washington was in attendance to network and talk to filmmakers about what Washington State has to offer production.

Last Chance For Your Voice To Be Heard – Take Our Survey

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Washington Filmworks has created more than 5,000 jobs. It’s our goal to create even more. This is your last chance to be heard in this important survey of the Washington Film Industry. We want to continue to grow more opportunities for film workers across the state. So whether you’ve worked on dozens of incentive projects or none, your voice is so important!

And the Crowd Goes Wild

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Two words, Veronica Mars. Many know the name from the popular crime-drama series that ended in 2007 after 3 seasons. Yesterday the series began making a lot of noise on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. In less than 10 hours the campaign known as the “Veronica Mars Movie Project” surpassed it goal of $2 million, potentially rewriting the way studios and filmmakers fund future endeavors.

Much Ado at SIFF 2013

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Last night kicked off a month of films from all around the world at the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). The festival expected nearly three thousand movie fans in attendance to enjoy the fanfare of the Opening Night Gala, featuring Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing.

Get in the Conversation with WF

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Washington Filmworks will host and participate in a series of events over the coming days in Seattle, designed to get audiences excited about the future of film in Washington State. No matter where you’re at in your film career, there’s a little something for everyone. Check it out.

The Legislature Visits LAGGIES

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Incentive feature film, LAGGIES, invited WF and Washington State Senators and Representatives for a set visit. The legislators were able to watch the filming of key scenes in the movie, allowing them to witness first-hand the economic impact of production.

1000 Filmmakers Strong

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Tomorrow, Friday July 12, teams of local Seattle filmmakers will begin the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP); a frenetic sprint to write, shoot, and edit a film in only 48 hours. To better understand what makes the 48 Hour Film Project the state’s largest film competition, Washington Filmworks spoke to Krk Nordenstrom, a Seattle filmmaker and teacher, and the producer of the Seattle leg of this international competition.

VOD Options for Independent Films and Series

July 9, 2013 Blog, Resources
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Washington Filmworks wanted to remind local filmmakers and content creators about the fantastic article covering VOD resources for independents that Douglas Horn put together on his blog this March. He’s hard at work on a follow up piece with even more information, which we aim to share as it becomes available.

Welcoming Film to Renton

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Each quarter the staff of Washington Filmworks (WF) visits with film liaisons across the state to do location scouting and meet with area elected officials about the important impact motion picture production has on the statewide economy. This June, WF Executive Director, Amy Lillard, and Production Services Coordinator, Krys Karns spent a day visiting Renton, Washington.

7 MINUTES Wraps Principal Photography

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Washington Filmworks’ production incentive project 7 Minutesrecently wrapped principal photography after shooting in Everett, Washington. The film tells the story of a once-promising college athlete, his drug dealing brother and their ex-con friend who embark on an ill-fated heist. As each minute of their simple plan unfolds, the action spirals closer to a tragic conclusion.

Fade Out

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Tonight Capitol Hill’s storied Egyptian Theatre closes its doors. The iconic 600-seat movie house is scheduled to go dark at the end of this month according to Landmark Theatres, which has leased the Egyptian since 1989. While Landmark Theatres has long used the Egyptian to showcase foreign films, art-house independent films, documentaries, and classic cinema, they have chosen to not renew their lease.

Just One More Episode Before Bed…

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Television is heading online. The rise of streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon.com, and HBO’s HBOGO has caused many to turn off the TV, and to turn to their computers and mobile devices to watch their favorite shows.

Congratulations to the Emmy Award Winners

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On behalf of Washington Filmworks, congratulations to all of the 2013 Emmy recipients from the Northwest Chapter National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Our special congratulations to all the Washington-based nominees and winners, as well as the Nominees for the 2013 Student Awards in both the High School and College categories.

Raise a Glass to Warren Etheredge & the Emmy-Nominated Show The High Bar

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For their many achievements, Etheredge and the team at The High Bar have been nominated in the category of Interview/Discussion Program Special as part of the 50th Annual Northwest Regional National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy® Awards.

Announcing the Innovation Lab Results

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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce the recipients of funding assistance from the Innovation Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab.