Working for a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and interconnected city.
Learn More Home Page This Department
Link to the Office of Film + Music Home Page Link to Office of Film + Music Home Page Link to Office of Film + Music About Us Page Link to Office of Film + Music Contact Us Page
Kate Becker, Director Stephen H. Johnson, Director, Office of Economic Development

Film Home
Film Permits
Film Manual
Film FAQ
Film Resources
Film History
Film History Timeline
Film Production Archives
Scarecrow on Seattle Archive
Economic Impact Study
Mayor's Film Award

Music Home
City of Music Website
Music History & Map
Economic Impact Study

Seattle's Content Technology Initiative

Happy Hour Events

Seattle Film History

Filmmakers have been flocking to Seattle ever since the city's film debut in 1933's Tugboat Annie. Seattle has been a backdrop for some of Hollywood's biggest movies and remains among one of the best cities to film in because of our diverse scenery, commitment to arts and culture and experienced local cast, crew and support services.