Seattle Office of Film + Music


Breaking News: Washington State Film Incentive Passes

WASHINGTON FILMWORKS  
The Washington State Film Incentive Bill has passed! The 92-6 vote is all due to the amazing community and industry turnout in support of this jobs building program. Special recognition to Amy Lillard and everyone at Washington Filmworks for their tireless work since last June, and to Frank Chopp for making sure the bill got to the House floor for a vote. Governor Gregoire has 20 days to sign the bill in to law.



REEL GRRLS SEEKS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
September 27, 2011, 10:27 am
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REELGRRLS
Reel Grrls is a Seattle-based nonprofit that strives to empower young women to realize their talent in the world of media by providing hands-on workshops related to every aspect of filmmaking. Reel Grrls is seeking an inspirational and visionary leader with a passion for film, digital media and the empowerment of young women to fill The Executive Director position. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership, direction, and guidance to Reel Grrls, oversees all organizational functions and programs and forges strategic partnerships with funding sources, governmental agencies, partner organizations and all stakeholder constituencies.

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CHECK OUT SEATTLE MAGAZINE’S PROFILE OF LOCAL ANIMATORS
March 16, 2010, 1:10 pm
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Seattle Magazine
In support of the Local Animation Showcase Seattle Magazine has profiled four local animators who are working hard at perfecting their craft. Featuring Tess Martin, Webster Cromwell, Britta Johnson, Clyde Petersen and Stefan Gruber the profiles explore their inspiration, techniques and future and current projects.



LOCAL 11-YEAR OLD STARS IN “DIARY OF A WIMPY KID”
March 11, 2010, 3:17 pm
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Seattle P-I
The well-known book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is now a Hollywood movie — and one of the stars lives right here in our area. The movie opens March 19 in theaters. And Karan Brar of Bothell plays the role of — a wimpy kid. He’s just a local kid who told his dad one day, “I want to try acting.” Months later, Hollywood came knocking. Karan auditioned for the role of Chirag and beat out 9,000 other kids for the part. “This is a land of opportunity, and this thing happens only in America,” says his father. Based on the popular book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is a story about all the awkward things a prepubescent kid goes through, starting out in middle school … the hormones, trying to fit in, getting picked on by the older kids. Kidding aside, the whole family couldn’t be more proud. And he promises he’ll keep a level head.



NEW JESSE BERNSTEIN DOCUMENTARY IN POST-PRODUCTION
March 9, 2010, 1:08 pm
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10 Things Zine
I Am Secretly An Important Man is a new documentary film, currently in post-production, about the life of Steven J. Bernstein (AKA Jesse Bernstein). Jesse was a local Sup Pop recording artist and spoken word poet who also appeared in the 1990 Seattle film Shredder Orpheus. Jesse’s career was cut short when he took his own life in 1991. Follow the above link for more information and to watch a trailer for the film.



SEATTLE GETS A LEADING ROLE IN KOREAN FILM ‘LATE AUTUMN’
March 8, 2010, 2:55 pm
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Seattle Times
The list of locations for the movie Late Autumn is low-key, local and a little bit surprising. This star-studded Korean-U.S. film may be a love story set in Seattle, but it ignores the predictable, sweeping drama of the Space Needle for the faded Fun Forest below. With more than 40 locations, the production has shuttled its cast and crew from Whidbey Island to a bus terminal in Tacoma and a prison in Monroe. The featured such local favorites as the Tractor Tavern and the Fremont Troll. They had originally scouted in New England but were drawn to Seattle’s hard-to-replicate scenery. The city’s gray, rainy winters work for a moody movie about two people who won’t have fairy-tale endings. The state also made it easier with a financial incentive of 30 percent back for in-state qualified expenses, said executive producer Steven Nam. The movie is to be released this year, but is not a specific date. In the words of Production designer Seong Hie Ryu, “I think we all ended up falling in love with Seattle.” To check out the entire list follow the above link.



THE BEST MOVIES MADE IN SEATTLE
March 8, 2010, 2:36 pm
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Seattle P-I
The Seattle P-I is exploring the history of our city through films that have been shot here. Beginning with Tugboat Annie in 1933 and going all the way through the latest Robin Williams film World’s Greatest Dad this list is a comprehensive aggregation of the films made here in Seattle. To check out the entire list follow the above link.