The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour â€“ to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater onÂ Tuesday night, May 3 â€“ will include a special presentation by Washington Filmworks Executive Director Amy Lillard. Amy will talk about the benefits of filming locally, how movies stimulate economies, how Filmworks helps, and much more. Amy has been with Filmworks since it launched in 2007. Under her leadership, WF has helped over 90 film projects complete principal photography, which have brought an estimated $242 Million dollars to the statewide economy. 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 â€œThe Blair Witch Project,â€ â€œAmerican Psychoâ€ and â€œLock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.â€ 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 at SIFF, festival director of the Reel Cinerama Film Festival, and producer of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge.
The Film Office Happy Hour will run from 5:30 â€“ 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Tin Room Bar & Theater, located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. This is an open, free, all-ages event, and all filmmakers and movie lovers are encouraged toÂ attend!Here’s Filmworks’Â “sizzle reel”: [youtube]https://youtu.be/bncxxQeKN1I[/youtube] About Washington Filmworks Washington FilmworksÂ is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washingtonâ€™s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives. In February 2009, the Washington State Film Office and its production resources were integrated into Washington Filmworks, creating a single organization to handle film production support and incentives statewide. More info atÂ http://washingtonfilmworks.org]]>