Seattle ranked number 7 on MovieMaker’s annual top 10 cities to “live and work” as a moviemaker.
Rainy, brainy Seattle is making a comeback this year after slipping off our list in 2015. With nearly 3,000 local crew hires in 2015 and 2,000 local talent hires, more features and TV series are moving through the coffee capital of the world: like Syfy’s Z Nation, a unit on Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, and the long-awaited reboot of Twin Peaks.
“I’m thrilled MovieMaker added Seattle to their top 10 cities to live and work as a moviemaker,” Kate Becker, Director of the Office of Film + Music said. “Mayor Murray supports the viability of the Seattle film industry and is working hard to make Seattle the premier destination for film production with the support of innovative policies that encourage the industry’s growth and keep talent and jobs in Seattle. That, combined with the region’s diverse location options, support for gender parity in our market for moviemakers, and deep talent pool are the reasons Seattle stands out.”
Check out the rest of their review of Seattle here.