The State of the Studios: Seattle 2018

The State of the Studios: Seattle 2018

RIP SGL In October, 2017, Seattle Grip & Lighting closed its doors after nearly 30 years of service and support to the Pacific Northwest film and video industry. SGL’s departure eliminated two major motion picture production studios (5,000+ sf and 2,000+ sf) from the local  landscape, as well as a robust grip & lighting rental […]

Washington Film Incentive Renewed

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The Washington Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (Washington Film Incentive) has been renewed by the state legislature for ten years. Congratulations to Amy Lillard at Washington Filmworks and her hard working team, as well as the hundreds of Washington film industry professionals who have pushed and pulled for this over the past several years. This preserves […]

Farewell Washington State Film Office?

Farewell Washington State Film Office?

Did you know that Washington lawmakers may be legislating the state film office out of existence? Unlike in previous years, failure to pass the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program bill this year will force the program to sunset on June 30, 2017. This will not only end the current film production incentive, but it will force […]