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Location of the MonthOur Location of the Month is Yakima- a beautiful desert valley rich in season and agriculture. Check it out here.

Welcome to the Hot Sheet - our fresh, dynamic resource that highlights the latest news from Washington Filmworks, incentive projects, and the statewide film industry. If you are interested in getting additional information on any of these topics, subscribe to our blog or contact our office at 206-264-0667 or [email protected]!
                                                                                      Job and Vendor Surveys
It's time for the Annual Washington Filmworks Job and Vendor Surveys. These surveys are vital and help us illustrate why film is important in Washington State. The economic data collected helps us better understand how film professionals create their careers and how the film business supports the larger creative economy of the state. Results from the surveys will assist our legislative agenda as we work to create a stronger and more sustainable film industry. Get started here.
Film Day Video by Von Piglet

Washington Filmworks wants to extend a special thank you to Sue Corcoran from Von Piglet Productions, producer Fon Chen Williams and production coordinator Jennifer Orrestad. They assembled a talented cast and crew to bring to life a production on the Capitol Campus. The set build helped put a face to film and gave elected officials an idea of the scope and scale of motion picture production. Watch zombies invade Olympia here.

Director Lynn Shelton is one of Washington State's rising stars. Over the last several years, Shelton has moved from micro-budget productions to directing network TV series. WAfilmPAC sat down with Shelton to discuss how the incentive program has been instrumental in helping to build her career. Now in the national spotlight, Shelton emphasizes how crucial an increase to the incentive program is to keep her, her films, and her crew in Washington. Watch the video here.

Washington Filmworks Board Chair Don Jensen shares with the community that the Board of Washington Filmworks has approved funding for several projects including season 2 of Z Nation and the feature film Sweet Cheeks, along with two projects through the Innovation Lab. While these are high profile projects that will create many jobs and opportunities for Washington workers, Jensen also reports that they have consumed all our funds for 2015. Read Jensen's complete letter here.
                                         Commercialize Seattle: Latest Work
Congratulations to Copacino + Fujikado, a production agency based in Seattle now featured in the Latest Work section of Commercialize Seattle. This business development campaign is designed to drive production and advertising to the region and the Latest Work section showcases some of the very best commercial work coming out of Seattle and Washington State. Commercial production is an important component of the statewide industry and instrumental in creating jobs and keeping film industry professionals in Washington.
Coming in May: 

Updates on the Legislative Special Session 

Washington Filmworks' is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs.  Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness,  profile and sustainability of Washington's film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.