It Happened at the State Capital

May 11th, 2017 Posted by blog, get informed 0 comments on “It Happened at the State Capital”

In our ongoing effort to keep the pressure on Olympia to include the film incentive in the final budget, we’re excited to publicly debut this year’s legislative movie poster! Elvis fans may note¬†a striking resemblance to the poster for one of Washington State’s early claims to silver screen fame,¬†It Happened at the World’s Fair. The difference?¬†The starring roles on our posters¬†go to¬†the prime sponsors of the film bill, Randi Becker (2, R) and Marcus Riccelli (3, D). Look closer and you’ll see the credits are populated with many names of the legislators who’ve shown support for the bill. In Olympia, like in the film industry, it takes the commitment of a team to see a project through to completion.¬†

Earlier this month, the Keep Film in WA campaign hand delivered one of these posters to each and every legislator in Olympia! With our professional lobbying efforts hammering home the importance of the film bill, we thought we would add something new to the conversation with our legislative movie poster.

CALL TO ACTION:

Help us by sharing this eye-grabber across social media, with friends and film supporters.¬†And while you’re at it,¬†please take a few¬†minutes and share this image¬†with your legislators¬†and ask them to¬†support the renewal of the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, set to expire on June 30 of this year (just over a month from now).

It has been made clear to our campaign that the only way the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program will get included in the final budget is if constituents reach out to their elected officials. Please use this poster as a vehicle to do so today!