Seattle Film Industry and Community:
We hope you are well during these uncertain times.
While film productions largely remain on hold, we want to share updates the current state of things in the City, and projects we and our partners are currently working on.
COVID-19 Film Industry Updates
Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” extension and Phased Approach to reopening business, and Mayor Durkan’s executive order extending permitted activity bans, Seattle film permits are currently restricted through at least May 31, 2020.
Washington Filmworksis currently leading a collaborative effort with Washington’s film crew, businesses, labor representatives, film offices, and public health agencies to build an industry-standard framework for productions where the work can be proven to meet State and public health social distancing guidelines and requirements. Once established and approved by public health and the State, the Office of Film + Music and City of Seattle will be able to review and consider permitting film productions.
As always, pleasecontact the Office of Film + Music any time if you have questions or input. We are staffed and ready to assist and coordinate film permissions when production resumes. We encourage location managers and productions who are gearing up to film this summer (and beyond) to reach out in advance to the Film Office to discuss logistics so we can plan the best we can.Location Scout parking passes are also available while permits are restricted.
Please visit the Office of Film + Music’sCOVID-10 Film Guidance and Updates for up to date information and links to various industry related resource directories for assistance during the pandemic.
Business Impact Survey Extended to May 29
The Office of Economic Development has put together a second survey to address the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses, nonprofits, and independent workers. All data collected from the survey will be used to inform short- and long-term strategies that the Office of Economic Development and the Office of Film + Music will take to best support the business community. Could you please share this survey with your networks? The survey has been extended until May 29.
Business Impact Survey Round Two: https://www.caimaps.info/businessimpactsurvey
As a thank you for participating in the survey, OED is randomly selecting five participants to win a $50 gift card redeemable through the Intentionalist’s Gift Card Market Place for each round of the survey. We appreciate your time, and your willingness to share your experiences.