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Kate Becker, Director Stephen H. Johnson, Director, Office of Economic Development

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Film + Seattle = Dollars & Sense

  • $25 a day Film Permits

  • Permit fee includes use of City sidewalks, streets, parks, Seattle Center grounds

  • One stop Film Office streamlines permit application process

  • Parking passes for location scouts

  • Increased availability of large, dedicated studio space at Sand Point, a former naval airbase

  • Support for small, low-impact feature and short independent films (Permit fee of $25 per project up to 14 days [with some restrictions] and limited police assistance during filming)

  • Streamlined permit process and costs

  • 30% cash back Washington State Film Incentive

Incentives & Economic Impact Studies
Seattle Film Incentives (PDF)
Washington State Film Incentives
Seattle Film & Video Economic Impact Study (PDF)
Seattle's Film & Video Industry Economic Impact Flyer (PDF)