Filed under: Film | Tags: film incentives, Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, washington filmworks
It was recently confirmed that Governor Gregoire will sign 2ESB 5539 tonight at a signing ceremony scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm in Olympia. The bill is 11th bill on the agenda. This ceremony is open to the public and members of the film community are invited to attend. Representatives from Washington Filmworks will be in attendance as well. Visit the Washington Filmworks blog for directions and more information.
Filed under: Film | Tags: Governor Gregoire, washington filmworks, Washington Motion Picture Competitiveness Program
The film incentive bill may have passed in the House and Senate, but it is still pending Governor Gregoire’s signature. Gregoire must take action before the end of the month in order for the bill to become a law. Washington Filmworks urges you to write Governor Gregoire today and encourage her to sign the bill.
Filed under: Film | Tags: Seattle International Film Festival, short film, siff, The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times
Don’t hide your brilliant cinematic creations in your basement. Share your work at this year’s Three Minute Masterpiece, a film competition sponsored by The Seattle Times and Seattle International Film Festival. Your are invited to shoot a film of three minutes or less, and winners will show at the festival and stream on The Seattle Times website. The deadline for submitting is Monday, April 23.
Filed under: Film | Tags: Film, inc, media, Motion Picture Competitiveness Program
Now’s your chance as a filmmaker, or a member of cast or crew working in Washington, to respond to the recent renewal of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Bill. Media Inc. will compile your answers and they will be included in the upcoming issue of the Magazine and online. Comment on the article page, or drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know what you have to say. Media, Inc. publishes a number of online and print magazines, and hosts a valuable resource list for the creative industries in the Northwest.
The bill passed the Senate (40-8) and House (92-6). The Governor has until March 31st to sign the bill into law.
Filed under: Film, Interactive, Music | Tags: 25th anniversary SXSW, Austin, fleet foxes, shabazz palaces, sxsw, SXSW 2012, Texas, theesatisfaction
Come March every year, Austin, Texas is ablaze with beats, lyrics, and melodies. The normally musically-oriented city raises the volume several notches for the annual SXSW music (and film/interactive) festival. For one week, the city is cloaked in the sounds of native and non-native musicians. This year, THEESatisfaction will take to the high-profile stages of the festival and flaunt some Seattle-made sounds. SXSW is not only a venue for emerging artists to showcase their music, it is also known to provide some much-deserved recognition for newbies. In recent years, Seattle-originating Fleet Foxes and Shabazz Palaces built quite a stir around themselves, leading to some international buzz and helping launch their careers to a new level.
Seattle writer/director Megan Griffith’s second feature film Eden will premiere Sunday in the Narrative Competition category at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Eden is based on the true story of human trafficking survivor Chong Kim. The film, set in New Mexico, was based in Seattle and shot entirely in Washington State in 2011, and incentivized by the Washington State Film Competitiveness Program. Griffith’s first film was the 2011 Sundance drama The Off Hours.