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 TVW.org.) 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.