The Film Industry is Knocking It Out of the Park

A Hearing, Virtual Film Day, and Behind the Olympia Curtain


It’s been a busy week for the

Keep Film in WA campaign - and it’s only Wednesday! 

Tuesday we had our first hearing on SB 5760 in the Senate Committee on Business, Financial Services and Trade. Thanks to our prime Sponsor Lisa Wellman (D, 41st LD) for kicking off the hearing with her enthusiastic support which was followed up by a panel of film industry professionals that told their personal stories about how an increase in the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program would positively benefit our community. (If you missed the hearing and want to check it out go to An INCREDIBLE SHOUT OUT to the 443 people who signed on in support of the bill. Those signatures represent a groundswell of support from people from all over the state.

Thank you to the more than 200 film industry supporters who participated in our (Virtual) Film Day TODAY. We scheduled over 95 meetings with elected officials to talk about why film matters and ask for support for the bill to increase funding for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program to $20M a year. If you attended Film Day and haven’t submitted your Film Day Feedback Form online, please do! Deadline to submit your comments is Sunday, January 23.  

But the week’s not over – join us tomorrow at 5:00 pm when we welcome Manny Cawaling from Inspire Washington to the next edition of Behind the Olympia Curtain.  Manny will talk about the legislative agenda for the Arts and Culture sector and talk about Arts & Heritage week. We will also preview what’s happening next week for the Keep Film in WA Campaign and launch a new sign on opportunity.  Join us tomorrow at 5:00 pm.

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