Join Us in Olympia on Friday!

January 25th, 2017 Posted by blog 0 comments on “Join Us in Olympia on Friday!”

Come one, come all – to the House Finance Committee Hearing!

Friday, January 27 at 8:00 am in Olympia


Our team in Olympia has asked us to rally the troops and recruit our local cast and crew, business owners and film supporters to join us in Olympia at 8:00 am on Friday, January 27th at the House Finance Committee Hearing.

There will be a panel of film professionals testifying on behalf of HB 1527, the bill to renew the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program. But we also need to fill the room with Keep Film in WA supporters who will sign in on behalf of the bill and be present at the hearing.

Yes, we know it’s an early “call time” and that Olympia is a journey for most of you, but it is so very important that the members of the House Finance Committee feel the passion of this industry. We’ve got one shot to make a big impression!

So caravan, carpool or take public transportation – just PLEASE meet us there!

House Finance Committee Hearing

  • Friday, January 27, 2017
  • 8:00 am
  • John L. O’Brien Building

RSVP: [email protected]

If you arrive early, join other attendees in the cafeteria located in the Pritchard Building on the Capitol Campus.

About HB 1527

Prime sponsored by Representative Marcus Riccelli (3,D), HB 1527 maintains the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program at its current level of $3.5 million per calendar year with a sunset date of July 1, 2027.  The bill also allows for a one-time allocation of up to $3 million for a major motion picture production with a total budget of at least $20 million that portrays a significant historical event in Washington. If no such production is secured by July 1, 2019, the allocation will be returned to the general fund.