News from the Office of Film + Music - April 25, 2019

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News from the Office of Film + Music | Vol. 12, No. 36 | April 25, 2019

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What does access & equity look like in Seattle's creative economy? 

While the City's recent Creative Economy Report demonstrates the strength and economic impact of our local creative economy, we know from the data that women and people of color are underrepresented in certain creative occupations and that within these occupations, wage disparities exist along job title, race, and gender. The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS), Office of Film + Music, and Office of Economic Development are collaborating on an intentional, qualitative and quantitative creative workforce study with a race and social justice lens in order to identify barriers at the entry, middle, and established tiers of creative economy work. Your feedback will help us design recommendations for how to increase access for those who historically have been left out. Please spend 10-15 minutes filling out this online survey and share with your communities.

Reckless Video owner holding his dog

Last family-owned video store in Seattle on the verge of closing

Still from Rooted in Rights film

Disability Rights Washington & Town Hall present Rooted in Rights Film Fest

Still from animated film "Substance"

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival opens tonight!

Nancy Guppy with guest

Art Zone with Nancy Guppy celebrates Record Store Day 2019


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City of Music Career Day tomorrow! The day is finally here! The 2019 City of Music Career Day will be held tomorrow at Seattle Center. This day-long, free opportunity gives young people ages 13-24 an inside look at a variety of careers in music. Big names in our local music industry including Parisalexa, Sol, Tacocat's Emily Nokes, and more will be presenting at this year's Career Day. Registration is now closed, but there may still be opportunities to attend. If interested, please contact

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Thank you for joining us at the Mixer! Guests at last night's Mixer got a sneak preview of this year’s Seattle International Film Festival at SIFF Film Center. Thank you to our guest speakers, SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett and Festival Programming Manager Stan Shields, who unveiled this year's Northwest Connections films and chatted with us about the new Works-In-Progress Forum. You can stay up-to-date on future Mixers by checking out our event website or following us on Facebook or Twitter


This week on Band in Seattle - You won't be able to get Ok Sweetheart's sweet and sultry pop songs out of your head. Band in Seattle airs Friday nights at 12 PM on KONG Channel 6 and Sunday nights at 11:30 PM on KING 5, as well as on Alaska Airlines and


Seattle punks Tacocat throw a party to celebrate self-love - NPR

Sasquatch founder’s new THING festival announces deftly curated lineup - Seattle Times

Seattle’s biggest Prince fan makes a pocket-size replica - Crosscut