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THE NEXT WASHINGTON FILMWORKS’ “PULLING FOCUS” PANEL DISCUSSION IS THIS THURSDAY

Washington Filmworks Events
Washington Filmworks, in partnership with IFP/Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Northwest Screenwriters Guild, Seattle Film Institute, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Office of Film + Music, Women in Film-Seattle and the Warren Report are pleased to present “Pulling Focus: A Clear Picture of Today’s Film Industry.” Pulling Focus is a series of four panel discussions about the business of film designed to speak to the diversity of audience members, from screenwriters to actors, from directors to producers and on to musicians. Thursday’s event will focus on the role of a film’s producer and importance of professional producing. The panel will feature special guest speaker Deborah Moore, former executive vice president of New Line Cinema Productions, sharing insights from her 25 years of experience as a studio executive and producer. The event will be moderated by Warren Etheredge from The Warren Report. This is a unique opportunity for local area arts organizations, talent, filmmakers and all those interested in the business of film to get together, share experiences and learn how to help the Northwest continue to thrive as a filmmaking hub. The panel will be held at the Sorrento Hotel in downtown Seattle on Thursday, May 5. Doors will open at 6:30pm with the discussion to begin at 7pm. Click on the link above for more information on the “Pulling Focus” panel discussion series.

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WASHINGTON FILMWORKS’ “PULLING FOCUS” SERIES RETURNS TONIGHT

Washington Filmworks
Washington Filmworks, in partnership with IFP/Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Northwest Screenwriters Guild, Seattle Film Institute, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Office of Film + Music, Women in Film-Seattle and the Warren Report are pleased to present “Pulling Focus: A Clear Picture of Today’s Film Industry.” The first installment of the 2011 series kicks off tonight at The Sorrento Hotel, and will feature a candid conversation with special guests Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Scream, SLC Punk), Darrien Gibson (Executive Director of SAGIndie) and Nike Imoru (casting director for NxNW), all moderated by Warren Etheredge of the Warren Report. Talking points will include: how to bring out the best in your talent and crew, the business of being an actor, the importance of finding the perfect cast and much more. This is a unique opportunity for local area arts organizations, talent, filmmakers and all those interested in the business of “show business” to get together, share experiences and learn how to help the Northwest continue to thrive as a filmmaking hub. Guests are invited to continue the conversation after the panel discussion at a cocktail reception hosted by the Washington Wine Commission. Doors open for the event at 6:30 pm and the panel begins at 7:00.

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2010 SPOTLIGHT AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
November 4, 2010, 11:30 am
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IFP/Seattle
IFP/Seattle has announced the five finalists for this year’s Spotlight Award, a grant which supplies winners with thousands of dollars in in-kind goods and services from leading Northwest production companies. “This unique grant program allows filmmakers the opportunity to build on a solid script by getting access to top-notch equipment and resources,” says IFP/Seattle Programming Director Caroline Colon. “The result is a professional short film that showcases the talent of the Northwest.” In the running for the 2010 award are: Joe Jacobs (Forced Entry), Justin Burris McGowan (Going Home), Laura Jean Cronin (It’s For You), Ilona Rossman Ho (Outside Experts), and Sam Graydon (Pretty Face and Green My Eyes). Each finalist and principal members of his/her production team will be interviewed by a panel of industry experts and the winner is to be revealed at a public event November 10. For more information check out the link. Congrats to all!

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Intro to RED ONE
February 27, 2009, 10:28 am
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IFP/Seattle:
Digital cinematography has grown up in the last few years and now hits puberty with the advent of the Red One. Growing pains aside, the new system offers exciting opportunities for filmmakers in any budget range. Join IFP/Seattle for an illuminating discussion on all things Red with industry professionals including cinematographers, rental houses and digital media technicians. You’ll also get a chance to put your hands on the system and screen recently produced clips shot on the Red. Discussion begins at 7:00 pm at the Northwest Film Forum. Free for IFP/Seattle and NWFF members and $5 for general public.