Media Coverage

This page is a central location for press that is relevant to Washington Filmworks incentive productions, our legislative efforts, the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program, or other film incentive programs.  We will add stories as we are able.  If you have a suggestion about coverage we’ve missed, please email

10.05.12  ‘The Details’ Movie Review – Dark, Dark Comedy – Film Equals

09.27.12  Bravo’s Top Chef Celebrates its 10th Season in Seattle – Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau

08.29.12  ‘Eden’ Gets Domestic Distribution – The Austin Chronicle

08.29.12  Phase 4 Films to Release SXSW Sex Slave Drama ‘Eden’ in Early 2013 – Indiewire

08.21.12  Report from a movie set — right here in town – The Seattle Times

08.08.12  CMG closes crop of international sales for Eden – Screen Daily

06.08.12  Safety Not Guaranteed – Paste

05.31.12  Digital Distribution Revolution – Movie City News

05.25.12  Seattle shines at SIFF, but small local film scene still struggling to grow – Puget Sound Business Journal

04.25.12  Pivotal Scene: Seattle filmmakers are transforming the city from indie outpost to industry town – City Arts

04.24.12  Period movie to film scenes in Snohomish – The Everett Herald

04.18.12  Michael Pitt to Produce and Star in ‘You Can’t Win’ – The Hollywood Reporter

04.12.12  Can we stop Seattle’s film industry talent exodus? – Crosscut

04.02.12  Fat Kid Rules The World – Variety

03.30.12  Wash. goes back to the future on film incentives – Seattle Post Intelligencer 

03.29.12  Washington hopes tax incentives will attract movie production back to state – Q13 FOX

03.27.12 EDEN – Film Threat

03.09.12  Should Washington State Subsidize the Movie Industry? – Seattle Weekly

03.09.12  WA Legislature OKs tax break for film productions – CBS News

03.08.12  House passed motion picture incentive bill – The Capitol Record

03.08.12  WA Legislature OKs tax break for film productions – KING 5

03.06.12  WSLC urges House vote on Washington Filmworks renewal – The Stand

03.05.12  Washington film bill tries to keep the local film industry alive – Ballard News-Tribune

02.28.12  Washington State Film Incentive Program Not Yet Dead – KUOW

02.27.12  Cash, jobs for Washington-made films on the verge of vanishing – KING 5

02.27.12  Will Washington bring back TV and movie incentives? – Q13 FOX

02.26.12  Film industry turning New Orleans into “Hollywood South” – CBS NEWS

02.25.12  State governments shrink tax-dollar giveaways to Hollywood film studios – The Daily Caller

02.24.12  Motion picture incentive program successful and deserves to be renewed – Tacoma News Tribune

02.24.12  Will a Tax Break to Encourage Filmmaking Die in the Legislature? – The SLOG

02.23.12  10 Things Seattle Can Learn From LA – Seattle Weekly

02.17.12  Some Tax Loopholes Have It Harder Than Others – The SLOG

02.16.12  Editorial:  Filmmaking tax credit deserves another run – Spokesman-Review

02.16.12 Filmmakers Hope State Brings Back Movie Tax –

02.16.12  Senate passes bill to encourage film production, jobs in Washington – Lake Stevens Journal

02.15.12  Should Washington Extend The State Film Competitiveness Program? – KUOW

02.14.12  Washington Senate tries to revive film incentives –

02.10.12  With no incentive in place, what’s next for the Evergreen State’s production industry – Media Inc. Magazine

02.05.12  State film-incentive program imperiled – Seattle Times

02.04.12  How Washington Fails in Filmmaking for Economic Development – The Biz Coach

01.24.12 Safety Not Guaranteed: Sundance Film Review – The Hollywood Reporter

01.24.12 Time-Travel Comedy Safety Not Guaranteed Turns Internet Meme Into Romance – Wired

01.23.12 Review: ‘Park and Recreation’s’ Aubrey Plaza and ‘New Girl’s’ Jake Johnson spotlight crowd-pleasing ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’ – HitFix

01.22.12 Sundance 2012: ‘Safety’ offers time-travel heart, laughs – Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles Times

01.16.12  Top 10 Cities to be a Moviemaker: 2012 – MovieMaker Magazine

07.12.11  Movie credits get rolled – Spokesman-Review

06.01.11  Lights, Camera, Jobs! – Seattle Business

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