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Tag: Seattle Film and Video Office (FVO)

Funding Filmmakers

August 13th, 2012

A new program called Filmworks Innovation Lab provides $350,000 annually to fund up to 30% of a small motion picture production’s budget.

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Urban Politics #141: Changing The Arts Commission

November 1st, 2002

In response to the City’s anticipated $60 million deficit next year, the Mayor has proposed drastic cuts in every City department budget, including the Arts Commission’s. The Council is presently considering the Executive’s idea to temporarily suspend one of the Commission’s annual revenue sources, 20% of the City’s admissions tax receipts other than those generated by men’s professional sports. Half of that revenue stream will be made up from the General Fund. The Admissions tax would automatically kick in again in 2005.

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Urban Politics #108: Film: Shooting-In-Seattle

May 13th, 2001

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), for the first time ever, will feature local filmmakers and their projects in a special series, “On Location – Shooting in Seattle”. As part of this new event – which I initiated – films shot and produced in Seattle, including narrative feature films, documentaries, short films and featurettes, will compete for a “A Shooting in Seattle Recognition Award” to be announced on June 17th at the Golden Space Needle awards ceremony.

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