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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.

All Incentives Are Not Created Equal

February 24, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Our community is working hard to share the importance of SB 5539 and the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.

Ask Reps. Hunter & Chopp to Support SB 5539

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Yesterday we announced that SB 5539 is at a critical juncture.  We put out a call to action.

Today Is Critical

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Washington Filmworks spent the day in Olympia meeting with Representatives and Committee staff to move SB 5539 forward. .

Ready, Set, Dial!

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Thank you to the Washington film community.  The energy you have dedicated to the renewal of the Motion.

Moving On To Ways & Means

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SB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, was voted out of the House Committee.

From Amy: This Week In Olympia

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Hello to you all – It’s been a busy week in Olympia. As you likely know, SB 5539,.

‘The Spokesman-Review’ Says Support SB 5539

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Today ‘The Spokesman-Review’ published an editorial supporting renewal of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  From job creation, to.

House Hearing This Morning

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Late last night, Washington Filmworks heard that SB 5539 would be scheduled for a hearing this morning in.

We Need Your Stories

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As we shift our efforts from the Senate to the House, we want to be strategic about the.

Washington Senate Passes SB 5539

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We are pleased to report that the Senate passed SB 5539 today with a vote of 40 yea,.

Bill On The Move

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SB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, was voted out of the Senate Rules.

Are We Doing Enough?

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We’ve had several inquiries from the community asking about our efforts to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  .

Power of Play

February 8, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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On Friday February 3rd, Amy Lillard and Julie Daman of Washington Filmworks attended the Power of Play –.

Incentive Safety Definitely Not Guaranteed

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On February 5th, the Seattle Times ran a telling piece on the state of the Washington Motion Picture.

February 2012

February 6, 2012 WF Newsletter
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_____________________________________________ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE SB 5539, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, was passed out of.

More on Our Team in Olympia

February 3, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Last month, Washington Filmworks introduced Cody Arledge as the newest member of our lobbying team.  Cody joined Board.

Get Involved. Community Makes a Difference.

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Washington Filmworks would like to recognize our Film Leaders and Team Captains who have volunteered their time, energy.

Local Business is a Big Part of the Picture

February 1, 2012 Blog, Call To Action
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We ask that businesses connected to film production sign onto support renewal. If you are a business owner or represent a Washington business that believes the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program is important, we urge you to give us your permission to list you as a supporter in our correspondence with legislators.

A Big Win For Everyone Involved

January 27, 2012 Blog, Call To Action, Film Incentives
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While Washington Filmworks lobbies to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, a 2011 feature film from that very.

Olympia Calls for Job Creation, Now

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2012 opening day speeches gave some insight into the priorities of our State legislators in Olympia.  Washington Filmworks.

Senate Bill No. 5539 – It’s Not Dead

January 17, 2012 Blog, Legislative Updates
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Several people have inquired as to the status of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program.  It is imperative to.

We’ve Expanded Our Lobbying Team

January 13, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Washington Filmworks is pleased to announce that lobbyist Cody Arledge has signed-on to help in our efforts to.

Incentives in Oregon vs. Washington

January 13, 2012 Blog, Film Incentives
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Whether you love them or loathe them, 40 states have film incentive programs and those with no incentives.

Business: A Call To Action

January 11, 2012 Blog, Call To Action
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2011 marked a total of 71 projects approved by Washington Filmworks since our inception in 2007. The Motion.

Legislative Preview

January 9, 2012 Blog, Legislative Updates
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On Friday, Jan. 6, Washington Filmworks attended the 2012 Legislative Preview program, held at the Westin and hosted.

January 2012

January 6, 2012 WF Newsletter
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_______________________________________________ LEGISLATIVE UPDATE   On Monday, January 9th the 2012 Legislative Session opened in Olympia. Legislators face a.

Welcome to Take 2

January 6, 2012 Blog, Washington Filmworks News
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Every filmmaker knows the first take is rarely the best take. Precisely why Washington Filmworks has launched Take.