Monthly Archives: March, 2023

Film Day 2023 Was a Success

March 23rd, 2023 Posted by blog 0 comments on “Film Day 2023 Was a Success”

Film Day 2023 IS HERE

March 13th, 2023 Posted by blog 0 comments on “Film Day 2023 IS HERE”
Film Day meetings often continue to shift the day of the event. The most up to date information about meeting times will be posted on this spreadsheet. If one of your meeting times has changed, email us at [email protected], and we will send you the updated information. 
Before you meet, peruse these easy-to-digest resources that will help make your (Virtual) Film Day fun and EASY! 

How to Lobby: A quick one-pager with tips and tricks about what to do in your meeting. And if you’re uncomfortable with Zoom calls, check out this article that highlights 10 Tips for a Successful Video Conference. 

Bios for Your Elected Officials: Get to know your elected official before your meeting by reading their bios. 
Fact Sheet: Looking for a little bit more information about the bill to increase the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program? Check out our fact sheet about the bill and the program. 
Feedback Form: After each meeting, PLEASE fill out our feedback form so that we know if your elected official(s) support our industry. 
And just for fun, we created a Keep Film in WA virtual background for our Zoom calls. You can download it here. Don’t know how to upload a new virtual background? Check out the “User” section on this Zoom webpage for a step-by-step guide. 
We have assigned a meeting lead to attend every confirmed appointment. This individual will help facilitate introductions and keep the meeting on track. So no need to stress over not knowing everything about the bill or much about the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program. The program lead is there to help! 
If one or more of your elected officials were unable to confirm a meeting with constituents on Film Day. We would like to encourage you to spend 20 minutes today to write and call your Senator and Representatives to share your personal story. In your communication, tell them that you are a constituent in their district and why you think supporting the film industry is important.

Film Day 2023 is MONDAY

March 9th, 2023 Posted by blog 0 comments on “Film Day 2023 is MONDAY”

Join us for (Virtual) Film Day on Monday, March 13, 2023. This annual advocacy day provides the industry an opportunity to talk to elected officials about how film supports gig workers and local businesses and how creative people contribute to the experiences that make our cities and towns a place where we want to live. At this year’s event we can also thank legislators for their support of the landmark legislation that passed during the 2022 legislative session which took funding for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program from $3.5M a year to $15M.

All meetings with elected officials will take place via video conference which means you can advocate for our industry from the comfort of your own living room! If you’re not sure what to say to your legislators in your virtual meeting, check out this short video below for tips and to learn more about the day.

Have questions? Email us at [email protected]