Information is power. This spring, film industry workers across the state participated in a jobs survey designed to gather information about how film professionals create their careers in Washington State. The information collected paints a compelling picture about how film professionals create year round work and how the film industry contributes to the larger creative economy. Amy Lillard, Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, will present the results from the jobs survey and an overview of the first annual report on the state of Washington’s film industry at the May Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour on May 29.
Amy Lillard started her career as an independent film publicist out of New York and Los Angeles designing the release campaigns for groundbreaking films such at “The Blair Witch Project,” “American Psycho” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” Amy retired from publicity in 2000 and took a trip around the world. Two years and 42 countries later, she settled in Seattle where she has worked in various capacities including, director of publicity and promotion (SIFF 2003-04), festival director of the Reel Cinerama Film Festival (2003 and 2004), and producer of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge (2003-07).
Take control of your career and come find out more about how we can work together to create a vibrant sustainable film industry in Washington State. The monthly Happy Hour is a meet-up for leaders in film, music, and interactive industries to make meaningful business connections. Please mark your calendars and join others in this great networking event at Spitfire in Belltown.