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Our community is working hard to share the importance of SB 5539 and the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program with our legislators.  As you rally your own networks to write and call your elected officials, we felt it is important to remind Washington how unique our state’s film incentive program really is.  The following article, by Washington Filmworks Executive Director Amy Lillard, originally ran in Media Inc. earlier this month.  We wanted to share the reasons why Washington’s film incentive program is a model for incentive programs.  It would be a travesty to see it go.

“With no incentive in place, what’s next for the Evergreen State’s production industry?”

By Amy Lillard, Executive Director, Washington Filmworks

Forty states in the Union offer motion picture incentives designed to attract film projects that create thousands of jobs and bring millions of dollars to a state. While Washington State was one of the first…

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