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Exciting Changes at Washington Filmworks

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In recent weeks, Washington Filmworks has been travelling the state to discuss our film community’s legislative success.  We’ve.

June 2012

June 7, 2012 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ WF ANNOUNCES Washington Filmworks has approved funding assistance for a national commercial from LA based production company.

May 2012

May 7, 2012 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ WF APPROVES FOUR NEW PROJECTS    Washington Filmworks is thrilled to announce we have approved four projects.

So Much To Celebrate at SIFF

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[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/40900362 w=500&h=281] The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is one of North America’s preeminent film events, and.

Fore! for Film

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If you were in Downtown Seattle during lunchtime you might have found yourself in the middle of a golf driving range. Rest assured, you weren’t imagining things.

We’re Open For Business

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Washington Filmworks would like to announce we are officially accepting applications for projects. If you have a project that qualifies for funding assistance, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

April 2012

April 7, 2012 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ WASHINGTON FILMWORKS 2.0   We did it! Now what?!?! Not only is this a great question, it’s.

Great Things Are In Store

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Last night (March 29, 2012) Governor Gregoire signed E2SSB 5539, the bill that renews the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program. This action reinstates the program that ended last year and establishes a new sunset date in June of 2017.

Exciting Breaking News – Gov. to Sign E2SSB 5539

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This evening Governor Gregoire will sign E2SSB 5539, the bill that renews the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, into.

URGENT – Please Write Gov. Gregoire

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Our legislative team has reiterated how vital it is that supporters of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program continue to file “letters of opinion” in support of 2ESSB 5539. If you have already written, please write again and help spread the word. Do not delay.

Washington Makes Great Films

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Take a moment to appreciate the magnitude of this achievement. With a modest incentive, Washington has fostered 1/3 of the films from this list. Not only are these movies charming critics, but they are hits with festival audiences and juries. For example, ‘Eden’ recently took home the SXSW Audience Award and director Megan Griffiths shared the Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award.

Help Our Bill Become Law

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Our leglislative team in Olympia has indicated that it is important for film industry professionals to contact Governor Gregoire’s office to file what are referred to as “letters of opinion” in support of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (2ESSB 5539). The more letters her office receives, the more likely a bill signing ceremony will be scheduled quickly.

Thank You for Your Support

March 9, 2012 Blog, Call To Action
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Congratulations. The film community’s vigilance and support were integral to the successful renewal of the Motion Picture Competitiveness.

Breaking News: House Passes Film Bill – 92 to 6

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The House of Representatives passed E2SSB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, with a.

It’s Go Time, Washington! Contact Your Reps. TONIGHT

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At the end of today’s proceedings a motion was made to put 2ESSB 5539, the bill to renew.

Recap From This Morning’s Testimony

March 8, 2012 Blog, Call To Action
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This morning Washington Filmworks Board members Becky Bogard and Greg Smith, Executive Director Amy Lillard, and Rebecca Johnson.

BREAKING NEWS – SB 5539 Scheduled for House Ways & Means TOMORROW (3/7)

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We have just been alerted that a hearing in the House Ways & Means Committee has been scheduled for TOMORROW at 10:00 a.m.

March 2012

March 7, 2012 WF Newsletter
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____________________________________________________ URGENT CALL TO ACTION, 3/27 Our legislative team has reiterated it is vital that supporters of the.

Please Continue to Contact Your Representatives

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We humbly ask, once again, that you continue to contact your Representatives and Speaker of the House, Frank Chopp. Ask Speaker Chopp to ensure that SB 5539 is brought to the floor for a vote and ask your Representatives for their support.

WSLC Supports SB 5539

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At the 2011 WSLC Convention, delegates representing unions across Washington voted unanimosuly to support the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Shares a Letter

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The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce supports the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  Last week they sent a letter.

Film Incentive Legislation Still In Play

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The last few days have been tumultuous in Olympia, but the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness.

Constituent Response to Representative Hunter

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Stephen Salamunovich of Complete Casting crafted a compelling and eloquent letter to Representative Ross Hunter as a direct response.

Rep. Ross Hunter Responds

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Representative Ross Hunter has made his criticisms of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program public.  You can read his.

We’re In The Home Stretch

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We’re in the home stretch – and we need to sprint to the finish line. As you may already.

February Bill Recap

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In anticipation of a vote on the floor of the House, it is imperative that Representatives hear from their constituents. Please write and call today to express your desire to have the bill voted on before the end of session.

Labor Supports Washington Filmworks

February 27, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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We have solidified support from the unions that represent our state’s film industry – SAG, AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters. The leadership of these unions has been speaking with key legislators in Olympia on behalf of 2ESSB 5539, the bill that supports the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.

Time To Shift Focus

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Preliminary reports from Olympia indicate that 2ESSB 5539 is not included on the agenda for tomorrow’s House Ways &.

Please Keep It Polite

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Our legislative team has alerted us that Representative Ross Hunter’s personal cell phone number is being circulated and.

Update From Olympia – Spread the Word

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The House Ways & Means Committee meets today (Saturday 2/25) to discuss the proposed statewide budget that was.