Happy New Year! It’s that time for a bit of reflection on the work the filmmaking community accomplished in 2019. In compiling our data for the year, we noted 499 film permit applications processed in 2019, with Commercial projects making up over half of all permitted work. 2019 also saw an increase in local hires, as well as an increase in projects by Seattle-based companies. See below for the full run down, and the attached document that gets more into the nitty gritty of things, and comparisons to 2018. Feel free to reach out with any questions about our data!
Film Production in Seattle Impacts Look Ahead
The Third Chapter of the Seattle Squeeze
The third chapter of the Seattle Squeeze will last through 2024. Seattle’s downtown will continue to be in a state of transition to meet the needs of our growing city, and along with that comes some impacts to keep in mind!
Need Help with a Location? Hire a Local Locations Professional!
Keeping your schedule is critical to the success of your production. Navigating multi-location shoots requires intent and expertise. When scouting and shooting, we always recommend hiring one of the region’s location professionals. They are the experts and can help you navigate the landscape and permitting processes in Seattle and the region:
- NWScouts.com: Seattle region location scouts and managers
- Reel Crew: Washington Filmworks crew database
- NWFilm.com: Northwest Production Index
As always, please contact the Office of Film + Music any time if you have questions or input.