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Snohomish – Antique Capital of the Northwest

Washington Filmworks (WF) uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.


City of Snohomish – October 2014

Photo credit: City of Snohomish

Photo credit: City of Snohomish

Historic Snohomish is listed in both the state and national registers of historic places. Founded in 1859, Snohomish is known as the “Antique Capital of the Northwest” and is a treasure trove of historic buildings and homes. Bound by the Snohomish and Pilchuck Rivers, Snohomish has 37 acres of park land and 61 acres of Blackmans Lake. The gateway to the Centennial Trail, Snohomish follows abandoned rail lines north to Skagit County. Its farm valley has miles of country roads that wind through the lush and scenic farmlands. Harvey Field airport serves fixed wing and rotor-wing aircrafts and is home to world-class skydiving and hot air ballooning.

Snohomish Weather

Photo credit: Larry Bauman

Photo credit: Larry Bauman

Snohomish has temperate weather with dry warm summers and mild winters with light rain precipitation.

Average Temperature:

January – High 47.0 F, Low 34.0 F

July – High 76.0 F, Low 53.0 F

Precipitation:

January Rainfall – 6.24 inches

July Rainfall – 1.33 inches

Source: 

www.weather.com


Projects Filmed in Snohomish

Photo credit: City of Snohomish

Photo credit: City of Snohomish

Commercial

  • T-Mobile

Feature

  • You Can’t Win
  • 7 Minutes
  • Chase
  • Hot Pursuit
  • Past Midnight
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
  • Twice in a Lifetime
  • Bustin’ Loose

Television

  • My Classic Car Show
  • The Fugitive
  • Northern Exposure

Key Locations of Interest

Photo credit: City of Snohomish

Photo credit: City of Snohomish

Key Locations of Interest
  • Bailey Farms
  • Blackman Lake
  • Centennial Trail
  • Craven Farm
  • G.A.R. Cemetery
  • Hagen Family Farm
  • Harvey Field
  • Historic Business District
  • Historic Homes District
  • Ironworks
  • Pioneer Village
  • Snohomish River Trail
  • Snohomish River Trestle
  • Stocker Farms
  • Thomas Family Farm

Distance to Closest Large Washington Airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 40 miles from Snohomish
  • Paine Field Snohomish County Airport is 15 miles from Snohomish

Distance to Closest Large Cities in Washington

  • Everett is 9 miles from Snohomish
  • Seattle is 30 miles from Snohomish

Relevant Contact Name and Information

  • Local Film Liaison – Debbie Emge, Economic Development Manager, City of Snohomish, ­(360) 282-3197, emge@snohomishwa.gov
  • Agency that issues permits and costs – Katie Hoole, Permit Coordinator, City of Snohomish, (360) 282-3156, hoole@snohomishwa.gov, there is no cost to film, but you may need a Right of Way Permit.
  • Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control –  City of Snohomish Police, (360) 568-0888

Accommodations

Photo credit: Harvey Field

Photo credit: Harvey Field

A list of accommodations are available online at: http://snohomishwa.gov/321/Places-to-Stay


About:

1411 Fourth Ave., Suite 420
Seattle,WA 98101
(206) 264-0667
Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile, and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support, as well as financial incentives.

Washington Film Festivals: Fall Edition

Golden leaves floating down to the ground, cool and chilly mornings, pumpkin spice lattes – these are things you might typically associate with fall. But, in our frenzy of a film world, this means that festival season has begun! Three particular film festivals – the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, the Tacoma Film Festival, and the Orcas Island Film Festival – are about to kick off their respective programs with stunning lineups and exciting events. Washington Filmworks interviewed the festival directors about the identity and state of their organization, as well as to get a glimpse of what audiences can expect this year.

Photo courtesy of Ryan Davis.

Photo courtesy of Ryan Davis.

2014 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (SLGFF): October 9-19
Executive Director: Jason Plourde; Festival Director: Kathleen Mullen

WF: The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival is heading into its 19th year. How has the identity and brand of the festival changed from its inception to 2014?
Jason: Our organization, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, was founded to produce the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. And while it remains our largest program, it is just one of our year-round events. The size and scope of the festival has certainly evolved. In the first few years it was held in one cinema for seven days. Now we’re over 11 days at multiple venues and we’re able to show four times the amount of films. I think we’ve become a go-to festival for quality programming, fun guests, and great parties!
Kathleen: This festival has garnered national recognition for showcasing extraordinary and award-winning work, and it is a festival with a very loyal audience in a city that is excited about cinema. The LGBT community has really built the festival into THE event of the season. Many folks from all walks of life come out to attend and have a great time.

WF: In terms of programming, what can audiences anticipate and expect this year? What are your ‘must-sees’?
Kathleen: Audiences can anticipate 15 stellar shorts programs and an amazing collection of documentaries and features. Our Themes in Focus include World Watch, BFFS (Best Friends Forever), Local Connections, and Influential Women. We have a Thrive@5 series where all films are $5 at 5 PM. Some of these highlights include a transgendered love story, the documentary Off Road, and Alec Mapa: Baby Daddy. Alec Mapa will be in attendance. A major highlight of course is our Opening Night film Back on Board: Greg Louganis with Greg Louganis and Director Cheryl Furjanic in attendance. Our Centerpiece galas include the moving Blackbird starring the Academy Award® winner Mo’nique; the humorous and winsome Sundance hit Appropriate Behavior; and the intense and provocative Match, starring Patrick Stewart and Matthew Lillard. Lillard will be here along with director Stephen Belber for that screening. We close the festival with the comedy Life Partners about a gay woman and her best straight friend, played by Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl) and Gillian Jacobs (Community). And our parties are definitely “Don’t Miss” events, particularly our Club King After Party at Re-bar, put on by the infamous club promoter (and Seattle native) Mario Diaz!

WF: How do you two specifically see SLGFF benefiting the community, and what’s your vision of the festival as it enters its third decade soon?
Kathleen: For LGBTQ people a film festival like ours gives an opportunity to feel that you are part of a larger community, and to be able to see yourself and your experiences onscreen—to have characters and narratives that you can relate to. And it gives everyone a chance to see LGBTQ films that open another world or make you think about the issues in our community and in the greater LGBTQ world. It’s a unique forum for queer artists and filmmakers to show and discuss their work as well.
Jason: I see us continuing that mission and building on the support we can give to filmmaking happening in our local community.

SLGFF runs from October 9-19, and more information is available on their website.


 

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Photo courtesy of Laura Marshall

2014 Tacoma Film Festival (TFF), October 9-16
Festival Director: Laura Marshall; Marketing Director at Grand Cinema: Zach Powers

WF: How did the Tacoma Film Festival originate, and what factors promote  Washington’s film culture?
TFF: TFF was started in 2006 by the Grand Cinema’s Executive Director at the time, Shawn Sylvian. They played 55 films within the course of a week including local films – one a documentary about Thea Foss who created the first maritime service to cross the Port of Tacoma. TFF is the leading programmer and presenter of new South Sound films and of the over 100 films selected annually for TFF, usually over a third of those are films by Pacific Northwest filmmakers.We make promoting Washington films one of our top priorities, programming them at prime hours in venues where we believe they will have the highest potential to draw great audiences. We also work very hard to pitch our Washington selections to the media who cover TFF.

WF: What is particularly exciting about this year’s lineup?
TFF: TFF is growing exponentially and we’re extremely excited to welcome one of the most accomplished and beloved film critics of our time, Leonard Maltin, to this year’s festival. Almost our entire staff has read at least one of his books and his reviews are read and watched widely by our patrons at The Grand Cinema. It will be the first time that TFF and The Grand have welcomed a film personality of this prestige to Tacoma and we’re hoping that Leonard will be the first of many. As not only a television personality, but also a critic, historian and scholar of film, Leonard very much embodies the culture of film dialogue, education and exploration that we try to cultivate at both TFF and The Grand.

WF: What is your vision for the future of the Tacoma Film Festival?
TFF: We see TFF as a celebration of independent film mirroring Tacoma’s diverse and eclectic sensibilities. Now in its ninth year, we see the festival as an established and highly valued regional arts event, but each year our staff pushes ourselves to expand programming, find even better films and try to promote the festival to even more cinephiles both in Tacoma/Pierce County and beyond. Bringing in a major special guest this year in Leonard Maltin is a major expansion in programming and we’re sure it’s something we will be doing more of. TFF will always prioritize celebrating local film, but part of how we do that is holding up the best of local film right alongside the best of national and international indie film. As we grow we’re able to be increasingly selective in the national and international films we program and we’re able to book increasingly prestigious filmmakers and personalize to headline our events. In that way TFF is very much a formally “local” film festival in the midst of transitioning to the much more exclusive rank and file of “regional/national” film festival.

WF: How do you see Tacoma benefiting from the festival?
TFF: Tacoma’s arts scene is extraordinarily vibrant, home to a cadre of award-winning major arts organizations as well as thriving DIY film, visual arts, and music communities. You’d truly be hard pressed to find a city of 200,000 residents anywhere in the world indulging in such a passionate love-affair with the visual and performance arts. That said, because we’re not an enormous city we don’t have a ton of overlap in terms of who does what for major arts programs and events. The Grand Cinema is the flagship for independent film programs and TFF is its biggest event of the year and is by far the largest film festival in Pierce County. Any city as arts-centric as Tacoma deserves to have a great film festival, so not only does Tacoma benefit by having one, we feel a great honor to deliver a film festival befitting of our city’s arts scene. TFF is also an event that unites multiple centers for arts and culture as in addition to The Grand Cinema, TFF screenings are also held at The Museum of Glass, University of Washington Tacoma, and Tacoma Community College.

TFF runs from October 9-16, and more information is available on their website.


Photo courtesy of Jared Lovejoy.

Photo courtesy of Jared Lovejoy.

2014 Orcas Island Film Festival (OIFF), October 10-13
Co-Producer and Creative Director: Jared Lovejoy; Artistic Director: Carl Spence

WF: This is the first annual Orcas Island Film Festival. What was the impetus and motivation behind it?
OIFF: 
The San Juan Island Archipelago and, in particular, Orcas Island is an incredible cinematic environment. The Islands are also known for being supportive of the arts and progressive issues. Most importantly, there is a longtime cinema – The Seaview – on the island along with other great vibrant venues such as the Orcas Center which provide a strong foundation for the community to come together and showcase culture from around the world.

WF: How would you describe the character of your festival?
OIFF: 
The festival is a community effort put together entirely by volunteers that are passionate about film. We want to highlight films that push the edge and promote ideas that can illuminate and provoke discussion, debate, and, at the same time, entertain.

WF: Besides it being the first year, what kind of exciting films and events can audiences expect?
OIFF: 
We’ve put together an extraordinary line-up of films from 17 countries in our first year including 4 Academy Award® Submissions for Best Foreign Language Film from three continents: Chile (To Kill a Man), Spain (Living is Easy with Eyes Closed), Canada (Mommy), and Belgium (Two Days, One Night).  A definite must see highlight is the audience award-winner from the most recent Toronto International Film Festival – The Imitation Game – which many critics are already touting as one of the best pictures of the year with standout performances by Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The film will be released in Seattle on Christmas Day. [There are also] fantastic documentaries looking at a wide-range of topics from the Yogi that brought Yoga to the US in the 20s (Awake: The Life of Yogananda), to the music shaman who resides on Orcas Island (Song of the New Earth) to a magical and quirky look at garden obsessed lovers – literally and figuratively – in Finland (Garden Lovers), amongst other fascinating topics. Renowned filmmakers with films in the festival include Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Xavier Dolan, David Trueba, Lynn Shelton and Lucas Moodyson, amongst others.

WF: What are your hopes and vision for the Orcas Island Film Festival in the future?
OIFF: Our hopes are for audiences to discover this magical place and setting and to see films that can also provide an equally rewarding experience. [We’d love] to expand the filmmaking opportunities as well as support film culture – the free exchange of ideas [that] build a stronger community on and off the island.

WF: What do you hope to achieve, this year at least, with the new festival?
OIFF: 
To provide the foundation for an annual event that will bring people to Orcas and provide filmmakers with an opportunity to share their work with audiences and each other.

OIFF runs October 10-13, and more information is available on their website.


Make sure to check out these three distinct and rousing film festivals, in addition to many more happening this time of year – Ellensburg Film Festival, Renton Film Frenzy, Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF), Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF), Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival, North Bend Mountain Film Festival, Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF), Seattle Social Justice Film Festival, Quick Shot Film Festival, Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TCIF3), Gig Harbor Film Festival (GHFF), Irish Reels Film Festival, Bleedingham Film Festival, Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, Friday Harbor Film Festival, Olympia Film Festival, 48 Hour Horror Film Project: Seattle, and Seattle Shorts Film Festival!

 

Shelton – Vista Views off the Puget Sound

Washington Filmworks (WF) uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.


City of Shelton – September 2014

Big Wheel Saw Shelton Lookout, Photo Courtesy Shelton Mason County Chamber

Big Wheel Saw Shelton Lookout, Photo Courtesy Shelton Mason County Chamber

Shelton is the westernmost city on Puget Sound with a population of over 9,000. Formerly called Sheltonville, Shelton’s marine and timber heritage have shaped today’s delightful town. A short drive from Shelton and its convenient amenities, you will reach Hood Canal – the only true saltwater fjord in the lower U.S. – on the edge of Olympic National Park and Forest. The area is trademarked for its turn of the century architecture, mountain trails, waterfalls and waterways/tidelands, and spanning vistas.

Shelton Weather

View from High Steel Bridge, Photo by George Stenburg Photography

View from High Steel Bridge, Photo by George Stenberg Photography

Shelton’s weather is mild with dry warm summers and gentle winters. Some cloud cover with calm or moderate wind is typical and precipitation – most often light rain – is expected most days Fall through Spring.

Average Temperature:

January – High 44.5 F, Low 33.1 F

July – High 77.1 F, Low 52.3 F

Precipitation:

January Rainfall – 10.47 inches

July Rainfall – 0.94 inches

Source: 

Western Regional Climate Center


Projects Filmed in Shelton

Hamma Hamma River at North Fork Bridge, P hoto by George Strenburg

Hamma Hamma River at North Fork Bridge, Photo by George Stenberg

Commercial

  • Kia (2013)

Television

  • Top Gear (2013)

Key Locations of Interest

Darby Water Wheel, Photo by George Stenburg

Darby Water Wheel, Photo by George Stenberg

Key Locations of Interest
  • Allyn Historic Church
  • Colonial House
  • Dalby Water Wheel
  • High Steel Bridge
  • Hope Island
  • Jarrell’s Cove Marina/Park
  • Lake Cushman Rock
  • Mason County Courthouse
  • McCreavy House
  • Mel’s River Bottom Property
  • Old Restore Building
  • Simpson John’s Prairie
  • Skokomish Valley
  • Twanoh State Park
  • Union Landing

Relevant Contact Information

  • Local Film Liaison – Heidi McCutcheon, Executive Director, Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce,(360) 426-2021,exec@sheltonchamber.org
  • Agency that issues permits and costs – Vicki Look, City of Shelton, (360) 426-4491, vlook@ci.shelton.wa.us

Closest Large Washington Airport

  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 73 miles from Shelton

Closest Large Cities in Washington

  • Olympia is 22 miles from Shelton
  • Seattle is 82 miles from Shelton

Accommodations

Hunter Farms Barn, Photo by George Stenburg

Hunter Farms Barn, Photo by George Stenberg

A list of accommodations are available online at: explorehoodcanal.com


About:

1411 Fourth Ave., Suite 420
Seattle,WA 98101
(206) 264-0667
Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile, and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support, as well as financial incentives.

Ahoy From Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority

Washington Filmworks (WF) uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.

In light of the Seafair season in Seattle, we decided to do something a little different for the August Location of the Month by adopting a maritime theme. This month we highlight the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority and their two stunning sailing vessels, the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, which have some impressive credits. We’ll return to the regular format next month, but for now, ahoy!


Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority – August 2014

Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority (GHHSA) is a public development authority that was chartered by the City of Aberdeen in 1986 to build the tall ship Lady Washington for the 1989 Centennial of Washington State. Since then, the Historical Seaport has grown into a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to offer hands-on living history education for K-12 students and the general public. In 2005, GHHSA acquired the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain and the two ships travel to more than 40 ports a year in Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia. In 2013, the Historical Seaport acquired Seaport Landing, a 38-acre former sawmill property in Aberdeen. GHHSA is now working on a master plan to redevelop the property into a multi-use tourism destination facility.

Lady Washington in San Francisco Bay. Photo by Thomas Hyde


Resources for Filmmakers


Projects Filmed with the Maritime Collateral

Hawaiian Chieftain Under Sail. Photo by Ron Arel

Films

  • Star Trek: Generations, Paramount Pictures (1994)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Walt Disney Pictures (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Walt Disney Pictures (2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Walk Disney Pictures (2007)
  • The West, IMAX, Blackbeard, Stonewerks Productions

Television

  • The Real Story “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Blink Films for the Smithsonian Channel (2011)
  • Once Upon A Time “The Crocodile,” ABC-TV (2012)
  • Smosh “Assassin’s Creed 4 Rock Anthem,” Alloy Digital (2013)
  • Revolution, NBC-TV (2013)

Music Videos

  • “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore / Ryan Lewis Productions (2013)

 


Other Programs, Events and Voyages

Lady Washington with Hawaiian Chieftain at Percival Landing in Olympia. Photo Courtesy Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority

Programs:

  • One-hour dockside and three-hour dockside sailing programs for K-12 students in over 40 ports per year. These hands-on living history programs help students understand the early exploration of the west coast of North America by Anglo-Europeans, as well as basic navigation and oceanography.
  • Two- and three-hour sailing programs for the general public.
  • Walk-on tours. These give guests a taste of life aboard an 18th Century sailing vessel.
  • Ships are also available for charter to film and television producers.

Public Events:

  • “Sail-a-bration” event on Independence Day includes tours of the ships, activities for families, music, and viewing of Aberdeen’s annual community fireworks show from one of the best viewing locations in the city.

Voyages:

  • Ships make voyages to over 40 ports a year from San Diego to Port Angeles, including many ports in Puget Sound and in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • There are many more requests for visits than the GHHSA can accomodate per year, so the following factors weigh into the decision of whether or not to schedule a voyage:
    • Potential for revenue
    • Proximity to population centers
    • Adequate public access and marina facilities
    • Philosophy to serve young people, no matter the economic circumstance

 


Relevant Contact Information

  • Local Film Liaison – Joe Follansbee, Communications Director for Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, (360) 589-0766, jfollansbee@historicalseaport.org

 


About:

1411 Fourth Ave., Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 264-0667
Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile, and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support, as well as financial incentives.

Port Angeles – Where the Mountains Meet the Sea

Washington Filmworks (WF) uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.

 


City of Port Angeles – July 2014

Port Angeles Map

 

Historic Port Angeles, nestled into the base of the Olympic Mountains along the shore of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, deserves the title “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea.” There is a mix of industry, beauty and Northwest native culture in the midst of the town’s everyday life. The authentic American 1950s, small-town downtown combined with historic brick architecture offers endless filming possibilities. Being situated in the middle of nature provides many urban wilderness-like vistas, both forest- and water-based. Port Angeles has excellent restaurants and caterers that are part of the Olympic Peninsula Culinary Loop, as well as many different housing options from hotels to vacation rentals to B&Bs.

 

Photo Courtesy Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau

Photo Courtesy Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau


Port Angeles Weather

Photo by Val Henchel

Photo by Val Henchel


Port Angeles is a coastal town with mild seasons.  Most of the year, winds from the Pacific Ocean sweep in along the Strait of Juan de Fuca bringing moisture and comfortable cool breezes.  Winds from the Canadian North can often bring snow flurries in the winter, which usually do not linger long as warmer rains wash them away within a few days.  Spring sees a burst of floral color and most everything stays green through the summer.  Due to the relatively wet summers, autumn comes a little later than it does in the rest of the country.  Maple trees begin to turn orange and brown in early October and by November, the town is an entire landscape of evergreens, which are abundant and never out of view against the snow-peaked backdrop.

Average Temperature:
January – High 45.1 F, Low 34.0 F
July – High 68.4 F, Low 51.7 F
Precipitation:
January Rainfall – 4.02 inches
July Rainfall – 0.55 inches
Source: 
Western Regional Climate Center

Projects Filmed in Port Angeles

Photo by Holly Hayes

Photo by Holly Hayes

Films

  • The Hunted, Lakeshore Entertainment / Alphaville Films (2003)
  • The State, Kryptos Films (2002)
  • Wyatt Earp, Warner Brothers (1993)
  • Past Midnight, Cine-Tel Entertainment (1991)
  • The Hunt for Red October, Paramount Pictures (1989)
  • Kid Coulter, Wind River Productions (1984)

Television

  • Ax Men, Original Productions (2008 – 2014)
  • My Five Wives (2013 – 2014)
  • Reflections of Murder  (1974)

Key Locations of Interest

Photo by Val Henchel

Photo by Val Henchel

  • City Pier and Waterfront Esplande
  • Olympic Discovery Trail runs through town (Rails to Trails project)
  • Historic County Courthouse, museum, old post office, Lincoln Middle School and other downtown buildings
  • Hurricane Ridge vistas
  • Industrial locations: wood mills, yacht construction and repair marinas
  • Distant views of Canada across 18-mile Strait of Juan de Fuca
  • Peninsula College campus
  • Peninsula Golf Course
  • Art outdoors, both downtown Port Angeles and at Webster’s Woods Art Park
  • Children’s Dream Play Park and Skateboard Park
  • Quiet, hillside neighborhoods overlooking the town below
  • William R. Fairchild International Airport and Rite Bros. Aviation
  • Ediz Hook 3-mile spit of land sheltering the Port Angeles Harbor
  • Historic Camp Hayden at Salt Creek Recreation Area with the remnants of World War II bunkers

Relevant Contact Information

  • Local Film Liaison – Diane Schostak, Executive Director, Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau,  (360) 452-8552, diane@olympicpeninsula.org
  • Agency that issues permits and costs – Brendan Fluckiger, (360) 565-3090
  • Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control – Port Angeles Police Department, (360) 452-4545

Closest Large Washington Airport

  • William R. Fairchild International Airport is in Port Angeles.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 128 miles from Port Angeles.

Closest Large Cities in Washington

  • Olympia is 122 miles from Port Angeles.
  • Seattle is 84 miles via the Bainbride Island Ferry; 87 miles via the Edmonds/Kingston Ferry from Port Angeles
  • Tacoma is 109 miles from Port Angeles

Accommodations

Photo by Mary Brelsford

Photo by Mary Brelsford

A list of accommodations in the Olympic Peninsula can be found here: http://olympicpeninsula.org/places-to-stay


About:

1411 Fourth Ave., Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 264-0667
Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile, and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support, as well as financial incentives.

WF Visits Winthrop & Scenic Methow Valley

Winthrop General Store

The Winthrop General Store

Summer is here, bringing sunshine and perfect weather for a liaison visit to the Methow Valley. This June, Krys Karns, Washington Filmworks (WF) Production Services Coordinator, traveled up beautiful tree-lined HWY 20 to begin scouting locations for WF’s ReelScout Online Location Database. Her first stop was the town of Mazama where she met with Kristen Smith, one of WF’s regional film liaisons and the Marketing Director of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce. Architecturally modern homes surround the Read More…

Stevenson – On the Banks of the Columbia River

Washington Filmworks (WF) uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. We also distribute these via our newsletter if you would like to subscribe. Find previous installments archived on our website.


 City of Stevenson – May 2014

Stevenson Map
Situated on the banks of the scenic Columbia River, the City of Stevenson is your launch pad to the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Just 45 minutes from Vancouver, Washington and 3 ½ hours from Seattle, Stevenson is perfect to visit for the day, weekend or for an extended vacation. The county seat for Skamania County, with just over 1,500 residents, Stevenson also serves as the base camp for adventures in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

With a history steeped in timber and logging, Stevenson is now a tourism destination. Home to the world-famous Skamania Lodge and world-class Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, the opportunities for adventure are endless.

Downtown (smaller)

Photo courtesy of Thomas Sikora Photography.

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