News from the Office of Film + Music - January 17, 2019

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News from the Office of Film + Music | Vol. 12, No. 22 | January 17, 2019

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This month at The Mixer: Seattle’s Future in Online Entertainment

On January 30, join us for a conversation with James Feore from the Seattle Online Broadcasters Association. As technologies and audiences change, legacy broadcasting is increasingly giving way to user-generated and highly-interactive online broadcasting, and Seattle is at the forefront of this burgeoning industry. Come to learn how Twitch, YouTube, and eSports are redefining entertainment for younger audiences, how Seattle is positioned as a leading city in those industries, and opportunities to engage with this new industry. Join us at KEXP to network with fellow creatives! RSVP on Facebook or check out our website


A look back on film & special events in 2018 - 2018 was an amazing year for film and special events in Seattle. We collected our film and events data from the last year to take a look back at what filmmakers and event organizers achieved. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2019!

Supporting local film during the Seattle Squeeze - Last week, Crosscut explored how we are collaborating with Washington Filmworks and neighboring cities to develop creative ways to mitigate traffic impacts - including finding location "body doubles" for iconic Seattle backdrops - all to make sure the #SeattleSqueeze doesn't spell "ViaDoom" for the local film industry. Watch our webinar to learn more, and check out for resources and real-time traffic info. Huge thank you to anyone who adjusted their commute this week - let's keep it up! 


Entercom Launches LGBTQ-Focused ‘Channel Q’ In Seattle - Entercom announced the expansion of CHANNEL Q, a LGBTQ+ talk radio network, to 103.3 FM and 107.7 The End HD2 (KNDD-FM) in Seattle.

SIFF presents Elvis, Evergreens, and Umbrellas: 50 Years of Seattle on the Big Screen - This weekend, location scout Dave Drummond takes us on a tour of over 50 years of on-location filming in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Get tickets for the class here.


Bonnie Guitar, pioneering Renaissance woman in music, dies at 95 - Seattle Times

"Oprah of the Underworld" brings horror and burlesque to Northwest Film Forum - The Stranger

Shana Cleveland Drops a New Song, Announces Solo Record - The Stranger