Archive | December 2012

Production Incentive Film A BIT OF BAD LUCK Wraps Principal Photography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Jessie Wilson
Jessie@WashingtonFilmworks.org / 206.264.0667

PRODUCTION INCENTIVE FEATURE FILM  A BIT OF BAD LUCK WRAPS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

A karmic tale of betrayal and revenge, the film stars Cary Elwes, Teri Polo and Agnes Bruckner

Seattle, WA – December 17, 2012 – The Washington Filmworks production incentive project A Bit of Bad Luck recently wrapped principal photography after shooting 22 days in Seattle and Morton, Washington. Written and directed by John Fuhrman, the film stars Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), and Agnes Bruckner (Blood and Chocolate). The film was produced by Gerrarda O’Beirne, in association with Meadow Point Motion Pictures and LolitaMoon Productions. Read More…

Tools of the Trade

MakerHaus is set to open early next year in Fremont, and will be one of the first businesses of its kind to come to Seattle. Part fabrication shop, part classroom, the organization is intended as a place for craftsmen, designers, fabricators, and other creators to work, learn, network, and build community. MakerHaus will have an array of materials, tools, and resources for members, from a wood working shop, to a 3D printer, to a materials library. Read More…

Washington Knows How to Party

The film community packed the house for our Annual Industry Update.

The film community packed the house for our Seattle Annual Industry Update.

Big thanks to our awesome statewide film community, who was out in full force at our Seattle Two-Part Party last night. Amy Lillard, Washington Filmworks Executive Director, delivered our Annual Industry Update from the set of  Avenue Q at Balagan Theater in Capitol Hill. Plus Washington Filmworks finally got to reveal the projects that received funding assistance from the inaugural cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab! Find out more Read More…

Spokane Recap, Seattle Party Next

Film Community in Spokane

The room was buzzing as members from Eastern Washington’s film community met in Spokane last week to discuss this year’s film season and get a sneak peak of what’s in store from Washington Filmworks in 2013. Amy Lillard, Executive Director, gave a presentation that addressed changing trends in the film industry and new initiatives at Filmworks, including our newest funding assistance program – the Innovation Lab. The group stayed on to toast the renewal of Washington’s film incentive program at a reception hosted at the Barrel Room at Nectar.

Up next this week is our Seattle Two-Part Party on 12/12/12. Join us this Wednesday for our Annual Industry Update and celebration with the community. We’ll announce the funding assistance recipients for the Innovation Lab that night too!  Details on the evening here.

It’s not too late to RSVP.  Come on out!

A Toast to the Jury

Following a whirlwind weekend, filled with passionate pitches, feedback sessions, and a much-needed reception, Washington Filmworks finally knows who will be awarded funding assistance from the first ever Film Cycle of the Filmworks Innovation Lab. The Board of Directors has approved the Jury’s recommendations, but we’re holding our cards for just a little longer, and will officially announce the outcome at our 12/12/12 Two-Part Party in Seattle. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate with the award recipients when the results are revealed that evening!

A Jury of three was chosen to represent all facets of the film industry, including physical production, story and structure, and marketing and distribution. All members share a deep understanding of the business of film in Washington State. The Jury spent significant time evaluating applications against program selection criteria, considering the creative merits of the proposals, and getting to know the Finalists.

The Innovation Lab was created in response to community requests for support for emerging local filmmakers. We wanted to introduce the Jury who made this inaugural process possible. Washington Filmworks extends our gratitude for their collective expertise, their contributions to the Innovation Lab, and their investment in the future of Washington film.

Filmworks Jury

Innovation Lab Jury Members – Warren Etheredge, Adam Boyd and Mark Lipsky (Photo Credit: Philip Eichner)

Adam Boyd is a film and commercial producer from Spokane, WA. A member of the Directors Guild of America, Adam works as an Assistant Director on feature films in the Northwest and abroad. When he isn’t working on a film set, Adam serves as a board member and programmer for the Spokane International Film Festival and is also a member of the Spokane Arts Commission.

Warren Etheredge has conducted over 2,000 interviews with a wide range of filmmakers, authors, and personalities. He hosts The High Bar (www.thehighbar.tv), an award-winning weekly television series and is the founder of The Warren Report (www.thewarrenreport.com) where he curates and speaks at over 200 events every year. Warren is a founding faculty member of The Film School, former Curator for the 1 Reel Film Festival, a published author, an Off-Broadway produced playwright, an acclaimed documentarian, a regular contributor to public radio and, internationally, a much sought-after public speaker on myriad topics.

Mark Lipsky is a respected film industry veteran and former executive at companies including Miramax Films, The Independent Film Channel (IFC) and Lot 47 Films. For over a dozen years, Lipsky has been at the bleeding edge of digital media innovation. In 1999 and 2000, he led business development and marketing at multimedia search service Singingfish.com (now an AOL property.) In 2008 he developed and launched Gigantic Digital, which, for the first time, bridged traditional and broadband film distribution. More recently, he led Microsoft’s effort to introduce the company’s 2D barcode technology, TAG, to the entertainment industry.