Monthly Newsletter October 2014
SEATTLE - TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT AT NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Washington Filmworks is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to inform, enlighten, and ignite involvement in the upcoming election and legislative season with special guests Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles and government relations specialist Becky Bogard.
When and Where: Tonight, 6:00pm at Northwest Film Forum
This Town Hall Meeting addresses significant legislative matters. With the 2015 legislative season scheduled to open on January 12, now is the time to get political. Join us to learn how you can be involved and why grassroots engagement is important. Find out how you can best support your legislator and what stories you should tell about our industry. Washington Filmworks will also give the most up to date information about the work of the Advocacy Committee and talk about the organization's plans for additional funding for the program. Come be a part of this riveting and relevant discussion on how you can influence your elected officials and get your voice heard. Admission to this event is free.
SPOKANE - TOWN HALL MEETING AND PULLING FOCUS
Washington Filmworks is in Spokane for two back-to-back programs about legislative involvement and independent filmmaking.
When and Where: Thursday, November 6 at Red Lion at the Park - Town Hall Meeting at 6:30pm, Pulling Focus: Spokane at 7:00pm.
At 6:30pm, Washington Filmworks is hosting a Town Hall Meeting addressing significant legislative matters. With the 2015 legislative season scheduled to open on January 12, now is the time to get political. Join us to learn how you can be involved and why grassroots engagement is important. Find out how you can best support your legislator and what stories you should tell about our industry. Washington Filmworks will also give the most up to date information about the work of the Advocacy Committee and talk about the organization's plans for additional funding for the program. Come be a part of this riveting and relevant discussion on how you can influence your elected officials and get your voice heard. Admission to this event is free.
Join producer Lacey Leavitt and moderator Nathan Weinbender (The Spokesman-Review) at Pulling Focus: Spokane.
At 7:00pm, Washington Filmworks launches Pulling Focus in Spokane This exciting and informative series explores the business of film. This edition features film producer Lacey Leavitt (Laggies, Lucky Them), who will share her insight and industry expertise about independent cinema and how to get your film from page to screen. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to get the basics from the best. The discussion will be moderated by Nathan Weinbender (The Spokesman-Review). Guests are encouraged to continue the conversation after at a cocktail reception hosted onsite. Tickets for this event are available here.
General admission is $15, or $10 if you are a member of or affiliated with any of the organizations listed below.
In partnership with:
LYNN SHELTON'S LAGGIES NOW PLAYING!
Lynn Shelton's newest film Laggies hit theaters in Seattle last Friday, courtesy of A24 Films. The film, starring Keira Knightley and Chl÷e Grace Moretz, tells the story of a young woman who pushes back on her boyfriend's proposal and hides out with a newly made teenage friend instead. The film screened at both the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival before having its Seattle premiere last month as the opener for SIFF's Women in Cinema Festival. Laggies
expands to theaters nationwide on November 7th. Read our interview with Lynn Shelton about the film's production and the importance of filming in Washington State.
Z-NATION RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON!
The zombie series Z-Nation has been picked up for a second season! Washington Filmworks is proud to have partnered with the production and provided funding assistance for Season One. All thirteen episodes filmed in Spokane this past summer, and is now airing on Fridays at 10pm on the Syfy channel to high ratings and growing fandom. The series provided over 12,000 worker days to 200 Washington cast and crew members during its production. Read more about the announcement here.
WASHINGTON FILMWORKS HAS A REDESIGNED WEBSITE!
Washington Filmworks' new website is as fresh, eye-grabbing, and unique as our filming locations and has all the information, news, and content we so love to promote and distribute. The site is very user-friendly and markets the gorgeous, dynamic, and opportunity-filled state of Washington. We have several new photos from Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane, and Walla-Walla, amongst others; more conveniently placed and presented information for applicants, productions, and those involved with the Innovation Lab; and direct access to our Blog and Newsletter, so that you're always in-the-know with what we have going on. See all the changes here
Get to know our Location of the Month (Snohomish), head to Capitol Hill with Digital Kitchen and Commercialize Seattle, read up on content marketing's emergence and learn about the AFCI and SIC in the WF Blog this month. Subscribe to get posts via email. See some recent highlights below.
Welcome to Snohomish, a treasure trove of historical buildings aptly nicknamed the "Antique Capital of the Northwest." Gorgeous summers, sunsets, and acres of farmland make this an ideal destination for shooting crews.
Digital Kitchen is featured in the most
recent Commercialize Seattle Latest Work post. Get to know the company and watch their fun Broadway IBA spot on behalf of the Capital Hill Chamber of Commerce.
Content Marketing in WA
- Hot off the heels of our Pulling Focus: Seattle panel, content marketing continues to make a striking emergence in the world of commercials and advertisements. We explore its role in Washington's Creative Economy while gaining incredible insight from writer and video producer Thomas Kohnstamm.
Washington Filmworks learned about the important current trends in our
industry and changing nature and technology of entertainment so that our office can better serve the Washington community at large.
WASHINGTON FILMWORKS AT TASVEER'S SEATTLE SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Washington Filmworks is presenting a special panel during Tasveer's 9th Seattle South Asian Film Festival.
When and Where: Saturday, November 1 at 3pm, Mobius Hall at Cascadia Community College in Bothel, WA.
Executive Director Amy Lillard will introduce "Filmmaking For Global Audiences: Stories that Travel," a panel moderated by Warren Etheredge that will explore opportunities for cross-cultural storytelling. Lillard will continue the conversation afterwards with filmmakers and the festival community at a special reception onsite. Visit Tasveer's website for more information about the festival and register on Facebook for the event.
SENATOR JEANNE KOHL-WELLES' FILM FUNDRAISER
When and Where: Thursday, October 30 at 5pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown.
Join Ron Leamon, Lacey Leavitt, and WA Film PAC at a fundraiser for Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles.
Senator Kohl-Welles has long been a champion of the statewide film industry and was the prime sponsor of the legislation to renew Washington Filmworks during the 2012 session. Clips will be shown of film and TV productions made in Washington that have benefited from the standard incentive program.
Special Guests include:
Lisa Brown - WSU-Spokane Chancellor, former Senate Majority Leader and primary sponsor of the initial film incentive legislation.
Megan Griffiths - Award winning filmmaker (Lucky Them, Eden)
And a Mystery Special Guest.
Suggested minimum donation: $36. To sponsor: $100+
All contributions welcome and appreciated!
To RSVP or sponsor, email email@example.com
Donation on-line at Jeanne's website: jeannekohlwelles.com or mail a check to: Friends of Jeanne Kohl-Welles
PO Box 9100, Seattle, WA 98109
OCTOBER HAPPY HOUR
NEXT FMI HAPPY HOUR 10/29
Due to the holiday schedule, the next FMI Happy Hour Tomorrow, October 29th will be the last one of the year. There will be no Happy Hour for November or December, so make sure to come and meet fellow industry members and join guest speaker Rebecca Lovell to celebrate a wonderful year in film, music, and interactive media.
Save the Date: Washington Filmworks will be, however, sponsoring three Annual Industry Updates!
When and Where:
*Seattle on Wednesday, December 3, 5-7pm at the Northwest Film Forum.
*Bellingham on Tuesday, December 9, 6-9pm at the Pickford Film Center.
*Spokane on Thursday, December 11, 6-7:30pm at Nectar Tasting Room.
We'll see you Tomorrow at Spitfire in Belltown at 2219 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121. FMI Happy Hours are from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
1411 Fourth Ave., Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98101