About Us

The Office of Film + Music is committed to grow the creative economy through support and promotion of film, music and related industries, and create equitable opportunity for local creatives in their fields. It does this by developing policies and providing leadership that builds commercial markets for film and music business growth, advances safety and economic growth in the nightlife industry, and logistically coordinates permits for film and special events. While OFM extends support to multiple creative industries, the office focuses on advancing four primary sectors: film, music, special events, and nightlife. 

The mission of the office is to support and equitably grow the creative economy, with a focus on strengthening the film, music, nightlife, and special events sectors. 

To accomplish the mission, the office delivers services to:
  • Support and promote the local film industry and provide a one stop shop with a positive customer service reputation for Seattle by acting as the city’s liaison for film and media
  • Work with departments, neighborhoods, and agencies to coordinate and issue Master Film Permits, and support the growth of Seattle’s film industry
  • Manage and support the Seattle Music Commission workplan to advance the City of Music 2020 Vision by cultivating partnerships, developing policy, and facilitating connections between the community and the music industry to make Seattle a place where musicians thrive, communities are strengthened, and live music and music businesses flourish
  • Support City of Seattle economic and cultural policy by leading coordination of large public events that provide arts, entertainment, and recreation for the residents of Seattle and the region
  • Manage citywide special events, by coordinating Special Event permits and chairing the Special Events Committee
  • Partner to grow the nighttime economy, and improve urban vibrancy and public safety in Seattle nightlife industry
  • Grow Seattle’s national reputation as a thriving and equitable creative economy, centered in film and music production, creative industries, nightlife business and special events

OFFICE OF FILM + MUSIC
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5752
P.O. Box 94708
Seattle, WA 98124-4708