No. 8
Location of the MonthOur Location of the Month is Georgetown, a Seattle neighborhood full of artistic beauty - 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]!
Washington Filmworks Welcomes New Executive Assistant
Ashley Fendler is the Executive Assistant at Washington Filmworks and joined the team late Summer of 2015. A Vermonter through and through, she recently relocated to Seattle by way of Portland, Maine. After visiting Seattle in the Spring of 2014, Ashley knew she wanted to return indefinitely. After graduating with a degree in Psychology from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, she returned to Vermont to work with at-risk youth in a boarding facility. Upon moving to Maine several years later, Ashley worked at Allagash Brewing Company helping to build the tour program then finally joining the Sales team as an analyst and assistant in her final year there. In her free time, she is most excited to be outdoors and explore all that Washington has to offer. 
Post-Legislative Session Debrief Events
This summer, Washington Filmworks hosted three special Post-Legislative Session Debrief Events in Seattle, Spokane, and Bellingham. Discussed was the challenging legislative climate in Olympia, and how the only tax preferences included in the final budget were those that were soon to expire. Also emphasized was that SB 6027 was still seriously being considered until the last hours of the legislative session, largely because of the impressive grassroots efforts made by the community. Read about our successful campaign efforts here

Coffee Talk with Josef Assi & April Larson
Coffee Talk is a monthly informal chat between Washington Filmworks staff and local film industry professionals and arts organizations to better understand what it is they do, how our work and missions intersect, and what we can do to support like-minded projects moving forward. This month, Washington Filmworks sat down with filmmakers Josef Assi and April Larson, who discussed the evolution of the digital tools they use as well as the style and significance of guerrilla filmmaking, which Assi teaches. Read more about it here
Indiewire's Scott Brown recently wrote and published an interesting and incredibly useful piece on filming in locations while on a shoe-string budget. So many independent filmmakers are using the limited resources they have to make their movie - and more often than not, they have to prepare for every risk. Brown's piece covers seven tips for location filming, including preparing for the worst, maintaining health and communication, and accepting what goes on. Read more about it here

Congratulations to UNCLEBOB, a production company based in Seattle. They are now featured in the Latest Work section of Commercialize SeattleCommercialize Seattle is a business development campaign designed to drive production and advertising to the region and the Latest Work section of the Commercialize Seattle website showcases some of the very best commercial work coming out of Seattle and Washington State. Watch the piece here.

Coming in September: 

The Return of Z Nation
Fall Film Festivals 
And more! 

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.