Seattle Office of Film + Music


THE CITY OF MUSIC RETURNS TO SXSW WITH THE 4TH ANNUAL SXSEATTLE PARTY

SxSeattle
The Seattle Party is back and bigger than ever for the 2011 SXSW Music Conference! On Friday, March 18, the SxSeattle committee presents an official all-day party packed with 16 amazing Seattle acts: MC Tilson, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Fences, The Young Evils, Wild Orchid Children, The Globes, Black Whales, Campfire OK, MC Larry Mizell, Jr., Redwood Plan, Tea Cozies, Super Secret Surprise, Ravenna Woods, The Physics, Grieves w/Budo, D. Black, State of the Artist, Fatal Lucciauno and Sol. To learn more about SxSeattle or to RSVP, visit the above link. You can also become a fan of SxSeattle on Facebook or take the party to Twitter @SxSeattle.

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INTERNSHIP OPENINGS AT CHOP SUEY
February 24, 2011, 3:44 pm
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Chop Suey
Capitol Hill hotspot Chop Suey is seeking office interns! Applicants with musical and/or graphic design experience and inclinations are desired, however the venue is open to anyone with a passion for the business of nightlife. For those not in the know, Chop Suey is popular Seattle live music venue that features a diverse array of performances, comedy shows and other events throughout the year. All those interested can send a resume to info@chopsuey.com. Chop Suey will contact potential candidates to schedule interviews. Click the above link to learn more about the venue.

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NFFTY WELCOMES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
February 24, 2011, 3:35 pm
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NFFTY
NFFTY is thrilled to announce the hiring of Lindsey Johnson into the newly created position of Managing Director! Lindsey comes from a background of film production, film publicity, marketing and event production. Says NFFTY Executive Director, Jesse Harris, “Lindsey is a perfect addition to the team, she has been a NFFTY supporter for years and is going to help us continue to grow and evolve into an even bigger and better festival along with year round programming.” Follow the above link to read Lindsey’s full bio or to learn more about NFFTY staff. Congratulations all around!

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NOMINATE SEATTLE MUSIC INDUSTRY HEROES FOR THE 2011 CITY OF MUSIC HONORS
February 24, 2011, 3:15 pm
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Seattle City of Music Honors
The third annual City of Music Honors will be held October 5 at The Triple Door, and the Seattle Music Commission is seeking your nominations for each of the event’s three accolades: The Award for Outstanding Achievement, the Breakthrough Award and the Impact Award. To submit your nominations, read up on the nomination criteria via the link above and then email us at filmandmusicoffice@seattle.gov with your suggestions by no later than Wednesday, March 2. Tell us who you are nominating and why they should be considered as an award recipient in a specific category. Each of your submissions will be carefully considered by the nominations committee and made public in or around September. We look forward to hearing your ideas, and don’t forget to mark your calendars!

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WASHINGTON FILMWORKS INCENTIVE RENEWAL VIDEO
February 23, 2011, 11:16 am
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Washington Filmworks
Today is Washington Filmworks’ Film Day in Olympia, a rally in support of maintaining the film tax incentive in Washington State. Help keep the Washington film industry competitive; support Washington Filmworks by contacting your legislator to support House Bill 1554 and Senate Bill 5539. Check out the video below that tells the story of a Super Bowl commercial filmed in Washington and takes a behind the scenes look at the local crew members that made it happen. You could even send your legislator a link to this video (list of Washington State Representatives) to show them how integral local filmmaking is for our local economy and film industry jobs. Follow the link at the top to learn more about Washington Filmworks and Film Day in Olympia.

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CALL IN TO “ASK THE MAYOR” YOUR QUESTIONS
February 23, 2011, 11:16 am
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Seattle Channel
“Ask the Mayor” gives Seattle residents a chance to speak directly to our mayor, Mike McGinn, live on Seattle Channel 21. The next show airs tonight, February 23, at 7 pm. This is a great opportunity to ask the mayor questions of interest to musicians and filmmakers! To join in on the conversation, call 684-8821 or email askthemayor@seattle.gov. For more information or to submit your questions ahead of time, follow the link.

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WA FILMWORKS’ THIRD ANNUAL OSCAR BENEFIT PARTY
February 23, 2011, 11:14 am
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Washington Filmworks
Join Washington Filmworks in celebrating Hollywood’s biggest night of the year while also helping to support a great cause! Next Sunday, February 27, Filmworks is hosting an Oscar viewing party and benefit for local film at Spitfire in Belltown. A $10 event donation enters you into the “Oscar Pool,” where you can cast your own personal ballot to predict the big winners at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. All proceeds from the night will go to a Seattle-area arts organization to be selected by the victor of the “Oscar Pool” ballot race. Last year, this event raised over $1,000! Doors open for the party at 4:00 pm and ballots will not be accepted after 5:15pm, so be sure to get there early. Follow the above link for the full party scoop or to download a copy of the 2011 Oscar ballot.

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