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General Info | Seattle Film Education | Film Related Links | Unions | Popular Locations | Seattle Area Sound Stage Options | Liability Insurance

GENERAL INFO

NORTHWEST PRODUCTION INDEX

www.nwfilm.com

In the Northwest Production Index you'll find a directory of every production resource you need, whether you're shooting a feature film, TV commercial, corporate video, building a website or developing a CD-ROM. You'll find comprehensive listings, many with hyperlinks to customer sites.

For a hard copy of the Index, contact the Washington State Film Office, 206-256-6151, wafilm@cted.wa.gov.

NORTHWEST LOCATION PROFESSIONALS (REPRESENTING LOCATION SCOUTS & MANAGERS)

www.nwscouts.com

Location Scouts and Managers serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.

WASHINGTONFILMWORKS

www.washingtonfilmworks.org

Dedicated to helping filmmakers bring their vision to the small and big screens, WashingtonFilmWorks (WFW) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (6) organization that offers funding assistance to commercials, television and feature films shooting in Washington State. Offering up to a 20% return on all qualified in-state expenditures (including Washington based labor and talent), WashingtonFilmWorks raises $3.5M annually to incentivize production statewide.

WASHINGTON STATE FILM OFFICE

www.filmwashington.com

The Washington State Film Office works with all types of productions to facilitate their needs from project conception through completion, including: script breakdown, location scouting, liaison referral, accommodations, permits, and troubleshooting.

DOWNTOWN SEATTLE HOTELS

www.downtownseattlehotels.net

Downtown Seattle Hotels offers a great selection of hotels and accommodations in and around the downtown Seattle area for the best local rates available. All of the hotels are approved by AAA and Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection. All hotels offer a generous savings off of regular hotel rack rates. Book securely online for great rates on hotels near Seattle!

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SEATTLE FILM EDUCATION

911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER

www.911media.org

911 is a non-profit arts center that supports the creative use of media for communications and artmaking. Offering low cost production equipment, workshops and a screening room for indie media, 911 is a member-supported organization with crew lists, bulletin boards and networking opportunities.

Workshops include Digital Post Production, Video Production, Documentary Filmmaking, Fundraising and Computer Graphics & Animation.

THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE

www.ais.edu

The Art Institute of Seattle serves a special role in the educational process by channeling the creativity inherent in life's transitions into life-long careers focused on the creativity of the commercial arts.

Programs include Video Production, Audio Production, Media Arts & Animation and Interactive Media Design.

THEFILMSCHOOL

www.thefilmschool.com

TheFilmSchool mission is to encourage the individual voice, excellence in dramatic writing, and the illumination of the human condition.

Now offering The Core 3 Week Writing and Directing Session and the year long Saturday Speaker Series. Founders and faculty include Stewart Stern, Tom Skerritt, Rick Stevenson, John Jacobsen and Warren Etheredge.

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM

www.nwfilmforum.org

Film Forum classes and workshops are designed to instruct filmmakers on both the mechanical skills required in current filmmaking technology and the artistic application of tools to explore the critical and emotional range of the cinematic experience. Classes and workshops are taught by working artists: filmmakers, writers, producers and editors.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT TRAINING SEMINARS

www.productionworkshops.com

Production Assistant (PA) work is an entry level position into the film business and can open doors to other opportunities. TV Commercial film crews are always looking for well-trained Production Assistants and offer a good wage. This intensive 2 day seminar will jump start a new career in the film business.

SEATTLE CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

www.seattlecentral.edu/filmandvideo

The Film & Video Communications Program is a two-year, A.A.S. degree program characterized by interdisciplinary teaching and cooperative educational opportunities, with an emphasis on development of technical and creative skills needed to work in an industry which is basically artistic in nature.

SEATTLE FILM INSTITUTE

www.seattlefilminstitute.com

The Seattle Film Institute, founded in 1994, offers the largest film program in the Northwest, providing a variety of hands-on classes ranging from intensive one-day seminars to a forty week full-time total immersion program. New and expanded offerings include Digital Video and Final Cut Pro, and the much enlarged Youth Program.

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

www.seattleu.edu/artsci/film/

The B.A. in Film Studies gives students a disciplinary knowledge of cinema - its history, aesthetics, craft, genres, and great directors - and it situates film in its international context with studies of national cinemas all over the world. Students especially interested in filmmaking can study screenwriting and film production, and complete off-campus film projects and internships in the regional film community and through study abroad.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/filmmaking

Certificate Programs:
These professional programs are designed to keep you competitive in the ever-changing job market, whether you need to learn new skills to advance in your present career or want to make a career change. For current schedule information on the Certificate Programs and other classes offered by University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education, visit www.pce.uw.edu.

Independent Filmmaking Program:
This program allows students to learn what it takes to make a short documentary or narrative film by working on a project from concept to post-production. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of film and video production while also giving students practical experience with some of the latest filmmaking technologies. For information on the Independent Filmmaking program, visit www.pce.uw.edu/certificates/filmmaking .

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FILM RELATED LINKS

35TH STREET MISSION

www.35sm.org

911 MEDIA ARTS CENTER

www.911media.org

AFCI (ASSOCIATION OF FILM COMMISSIONERS INTERNATIONAL)

www.afci.org

ALPHA CINE

www.alphacine.com

ASIFA NORTHWEST (A CLUB FOR ANIMATORS)

www.asifa.net

AUDIOSOCKET

www.audiosocketmusic.com

Audiosocket is a music licensing agency that represents all types of pre-cleared quality music for placement in Film, TV, Advertising,Video Games and New Media. Their catalog is full of bands, musicians and composers that are active in the market place. licensing@audiosocketmusic.com

BURLINGTON NORTHERN AND SANTA FE RAILWAY

www.bnsf.com / Gus Melonas 206-625-6220.

DIGITAL CINEMA ARTS

www.digitalcinemaarts.com

THE FILM COMPANY

www.thefilmcompany.org

FILM GUIDE SEATTLE

www.filmguideseattle.com

Film Guide Seattle is a comprehensive listing of professional film and video people in the Seattle area. This site also offers industry links, and links to Seattle traffic maps or Washington State road conditions.

FULL POTENTIAL CPA

www.fullpotentialcpa.com

GALES CREEK INSURANCE CO.

www.galescreek.com

IFP/SEATTLE - INDEPENDENT FEATURE PROJECT

www.ifpseattle.org

INDIETV.TV

www.indietv.tv

NATAS (NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES)

www.natasnw.org

MODE STUDIOS

www.modestudios.com

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM / WIGGLYWORLD STUDIOS

www.nwfilmforum.org

NORTHWEST PRODUCTION INDEX/MEDIA INDEX PUBLISHING, INC.

www.nwfilm.com

www.media-inc.com

NORTHWEST SCREENWRITERS GUILD

www.nwsg.org

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF)

www.seattlefilm.org

SEATTLE FILM INSTITUTE

www.seattlefilminstitute.com

STUDIO TRUCKS LLC

www.studiotrucks.com

VR SEATTLE - 360 DEGREE PANORAMIC PHOTOS OF SEATTLE & WASHINGTON STATE

www.vrseattle.com

THE WARREN REPORT

www.thewarrenreport.com

WOMEN IN FILM

www.womeninfilm-seattle.org

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UNIONS

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ACTORS

www.aftraseattle.com

INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES MOVING PICTURE TECHNICIANS - LOCAL #488

www.iatse488.com

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD

www.sag.org

TEAMSTERS LOCAL 174

www.teamsters174.org

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POPULAR LOCATIONS

PARKS AND RECREATION

www.seattle.gov/parks

PIKE PLACE MARKET

www.pikeplacemarket.org/

PORT OF SEATTLE

www.portofseattle.org

SAFECO FIELD

www.safeco.com

SEATTLE CENTER

www.seattlecenter.com

SPACE NEEDLE

www.spaceneedle.com

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

www.washington.edu/externalaffairs/filming/

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LIABILITY INSURANCE

IFP/SEATTLE

www.ifp.com

Contact IFP/Seattle, for membership and insurance information.

NORTHWEST PRODUCTION INDEX

www.nwfilm.com

Check in the Northwest Production Index, under Support Services for insurance company listings.

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SEATTLE AREA SOUND STAGE OPTIONS

TRADITIONAL STAGE SPACE

JONAS JENSEN
www.jonasjensen.com

Studio A - 15,000 sq. feet
Studio B - 8,000 sq feet
Both with overhead rigging grid at 20'

Grip and Lighting Rentals on site.

SEATTLE GRIP & LIGHTING
www.seattlegrip.com

5,315 sq. feet with 2-wall corner covered cyclorama and grid
Additional 2,000 sq ft insert studio
Both with overhead rigging grid at 20'

Grip and Lighting Rentals on site.

PACIFIC GRIP
www.pacific-grip.com

5,300 sq feet
24' ceiling with 19' grid

VICTORY STUDIOS
www.victorystudios.com

Studio 1 - 2,400 sq. feet
Studio 2 - 400 sq. feet

Both soundstages come with an overhead rigging grid at 14' and offer live streaming capabilities and switcher packages are available to allowing "live" previews of green screen. Grip and Lighting Rentals on site. Victory Studios is a turn key facility for Production office space and editorial suite rentals.

HANGAR/WAREHOUSE SPACE

SABEY PROPERTY
www.sabey.com/pdfs/ige/ige-bldg1-brochure.pdf

21,117 sq ft
24' ceiling
26' x 50' typical column spacing


NOTE: None of these options are pre-cleared. They are available on a case-by-case basis based on availability. For the Hangar/Warehouse spaces please contact WashingtonFilmWorks directly for contact info and initial questions.


SEATTLE AREA LIABILITY INSURANCE PROVIDERS

Download/Read the List (Word format)

Here is a list of Seattle area liability insurance providers used by recent filmmakers. The City of Seattle does not endorse any indidvidual company and filmmakers are urged to pay due diligence in making insurance decisions.

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