Seattle Office of Film + Music


Pulling Focus
Filmmaking is like baking a cake with a long list of ingredients. From producing to directing, acting to music, there are countless components that go into the successful completion of the final product, and each must be carefully calculated and understood before mixing with other parts. “Pulling Focus,” an event at the Sorrento Hotel moderated by the dynamic Warren Etheredge of The Warren Report, is a panel designed to provide a discussion platform for the diverse patrons in the business of film. The upcoming “Pulling Focus” welcomes special guest Rick Rosenthal, who has directed films such as Halloween II and worked on TV shows like Smallville and The Practice. He currently runs White Water Films, which is producing actor Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut Fat Kid Rules the World, currently filming in Seattle. Following the conversation, dialogue is encouraged to continue with a cocktail party hosted by Washington Wine Commission.

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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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