In our ongoing effort to empower the film community with advocacy tools, we are pleased to introduce the new series, Production Spotlight. This series features one film production in every legislative district, a reminder to elected officials that the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program benefits urban and rural communities across the state.
It’s important to remind legislators that Washington Filmworks is the only statewide agency that markets Washington as a destination for motion picture production. The production incentive program and the more than 20 years of production resource information available through the film office division are invaluable tools that help local and national filmmakers bring their commercials, feature films, nonfiction television shows and student films to life.
Production Spotlight debuts today profiling a diversity of projects that have filmed in districts 2, 17, 18, 19, 21, and 27. If you live in one of those districts, check out the Call to Action below and write your legislators TODAY. In the coming weeks, watch for this page to grow as the spotlight moves across Washington, creating an extensive portrait of the work that this state’s film industry has already created and hopefully inspiring support for the renewal of the MPCP, which helps make it all possible.
Call to Action:
Check out our Production Spotlight section to learn what’s been filmed in your hometown! When you see your district come up, share the link with your legislator to let them know that film production benefits your district as well.
Do you have a project you’re working on or planning in your district? Include some info about your plans when you contact your legislator, and remind them how much potential there remains for growth in the creative economy, right here at home. Don’t know who your legislators are? Find them here.