Tag Archive | Amy Lillard

WF Loves Loves Walla Walla

3WF_WWLast week, Washington Filmworks (WF) Executive Director, Amy Lillard, presented findings from the first Annual Report of the Washington State Film Industry at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Meeting. The meeting took place at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center. The presentation was followed by a panel, which featured Lillard, Rich Cowan, co-founder of North by Northwest Productions in Spokane, and David Allen Cress, Producer of the IFC hit comedy, Portlandia.


Film is the topic at the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Before returning to Seattle, Lillard meet with Washington State Representatives Maureen Walsh (Walla Walla 16th District) and Terry Nealey (Dayton 16th District) to share the positive economic benefits that film production can have on local economies. Read More…

Northwest Heads Southwest

Lissa Gruman, Amy Lillard, Greg Campbell, Steven Ariel  and Nick Pagel

Lissa Gruman, Amy Lillard, Greg Campbell, Steven Ariel and Nick Pagel

South by Southwest, the massive annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, wrapped on March 17. A delegation from Washington was in attendance to network and talk to filmmakers about what Washington State has to offer production. Washington Filmworks, Warren Etheredge, and KCTS joined forces with the Washington Wine Commission and Trace of the W Seattle, to host several filmmaker dinners and cocktail receptions during the fest. The dinners, prepared by Trace Chef de Cuisine, Steven Ariel, and his team, showcased the best of Washington wines and food. Read More…

Exciting Changes at Washington Filmworks

In recent weeks, Washington Filmworks has been travelling the state to discuss our film community’s legislative success.  We’ve also been addressing how the film office, the production incentive, and the statewide industry can work together to make the most of the future of filmmaking in Washington.  The community came out to participate in late May, as the conversation took place at events in both Spokane and at the Seattle International Film Festival.  We took the opportunity to explain some of the program changes at WF as a result of the new legislation. Read More…


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