2015-2017 SEATTLE LOCAL BOARD
Rik Deskin – President
Laura Kenny – Vice President (Actor/Performer)
Karen O’Leary – Vice President (Broadcast)
Maggie Stenson - Secretary
John Patrick Lowrie
‘Keep Film in WA’ Means Keeping Film and TV Production in Washington State
By Rik Deskin
Actor, SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local President
I am an actor. You might be an actor, too. You want to work. I want to work. In the Seattle Local, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington.
Washington state’s Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (MPCP), has entered its 10th year, overseen by Washington FilmWorks. The local film industry created the MPCP as an economic generator and jobs-creation program. Production companies film here, utilize local resources and hire local cast and crew. For every $1 invested, $10 comes back to our economy. The MPCP directs that companies can receive a rebate on work paid for in Washington. It is a win-win.
Well, it could be a win-win. Click here to read more.