Seattle Office of Film + Music

The Music of Film: Q&A with Joshua Morrison and Jeramy Koepping
May 3, 2012, 11:10 am
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City Arts Magazine
Jeramy Koepping is best known as the founding guitarist and producer behind chamber-pop group Grand Hallway. His friend Joshua Morrison, an Iraq war veteran, has garnered accolades for his dark and lovely acoustic performances and incisive songwriting. A couple of years ago, a chance encounter with filmmaker Megan Griffiths during the filming of a KEXP documentary led to Morrison and Koepping composing the score for Griffith’s debut feature, The Off Hours.  Hannah Levin sat down with both Koepping and Morrison to discuss their work on The Off Hours. 

Want to golf on a downtown Seattle street? Tomorrow you can!
April 16, 2012, 2:53 pm
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Downtown Seattle Association
Come out of your office tomorrow between 11am-1:30pm for a once in a lifetime opportunity to put your golfing skills to the test. Intuit will be in town, creating a driving range on 2nd Avenue to film a commercial for its GoPayment mobile credit card reader, featuring lessons from former PGA tour player Jeff Coston.

The Office of Economic Development is excited to host this commercial production in Seattle. Commercial and corporate work is the  cornerstone of the local film industry, accounting for one third of all permitted filmwork in Seattle. The City’s ability to attract and accommodate this type of large scale production helps to grow the local industry. The Intuit “GoPayment” production is hiring over 100 film crew work days, is working with numerous local vendors, and has booked 58 hotel room nights for traveling crew.

Apply Today:Office of Film + Music & Office of Economic Development Internship Opening

The Seattle Offices of Film + Music and Economic Development are accepting applications through March 11th for a combined communications internship. Interns participate in a variety of activities for OFM & OED, including marketing, communication, and outreach tasks supporting the City’s economic development mission. The program runs for six months, from March 26th – September 30th. Most successful participants have a background in economics/political science, communications, and film/music/interactive media. Visit our site for all the details.

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Seattle Film Institute is hosting a free informational meeting tomorrow, December 3 at 11:00am.  Attendees can learn about SFI’s Professional Certificate Programs, Undergraduate Degree Options and Graduate Degree Programs.  RSVP by Friday to reserve your space.  To reserve your spot, RSVP by phone (206.568.4387) or e-mail

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MOHAI PRESENTS “Behind the Lens: A Celebration of Youth Filmmaking” ON DECEMBER 9

The Old Firehouse Teen Center and MOHAI are hosting Behind the Lens: A Celebration of Youth Filmmaking. Join the Office of Film + Music, Washington Filmworks, SIFF, NFFTY, and other partners for panels, internship booths, and refreshments.  The event is happening in Redmond, Friday, December 9th at 7 p.m.

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See It. Be It: Explore Your Future Career is a unique opportunity for curious students in Seattle Public Schools to connect with a variety of professionals from a range of industries. The event is aimed at middle and high school students interested in exploring different career opportunities. Speakers range from members of the music and interactive industry, to sustainable construction managers. The big day is Saturday, November 19th, at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms from 10am to 2pm, and will feature 50 speakers, lunch and prizes. For more information, including available transportation, contact Marilena at

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August 22, 2011, 3:14 pm
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Three men who were convicted as teenagers for the murder of three 8-year-old boys in 1994 were recently set free thanks to new DNA evidence showing they were not at the crime scene. The West Memphis Three, as the formerly-imprisoned men were known, were the subject of countless articles and two documentary films. Those documentaries caught the attention of musicians like Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who became one of the most fervent supporters of freeing the West Memphis Three. Along with Seattle band the Supersuckers, Vedder recorded a song titled “Poor Girl” for a 2000 West Memphis Three benefit CD. He was in the courtroom last week during the proceedings; he sat with defendant Damien Echols’ wife, Lorri, and hugged Damien upon his release. Danny Bland, a local record label owner also inspired by the West Memphis Three documentaries, utilized his close ties to acts like the Supersuckers, L7, Steve Earle, and Vedder to produce a benefit CD in 2000 called Free The West Memphis Three: A Benefit for Truth & Justice. The disc also includes tracks from Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, and a reunited Killing Joke.

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