“We are thrilled to host another major film project in Seattle,” Kate Becker, the Director of Film + Music + Special Events said. “The project will have a significant economic impact on the city and create high-paying jobs for our local cast and crew. The competition for film production is fierce, and we are thrilled that our reputation as a film-friendly city helped to secure this project which will be seen by audiences in theaters around the world.”
Large film productions bring high-wage, skilled labor jobs to Seattle, and generates positive economic impact. This film production is hiring more than 100 cast and crew during their six-day filming and 20-day production schedule in Seattle.
The production will film scenes on the SR99 Alaskan Way Viaduct using a technique called a rolling slowdown. Traffic is never completely stopped, but there will be brief periods where it will be slowed to follow the production as it moves along the Viaduct. Production will take place intermittently outside of peak driving hours, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on May 19, 2016 – May 26, 2016.
The production will film scenes concurrently in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.
The production will hire uniformed Seattle Police officers to assist with traffic management.