Professional Resources

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Theatre Puget Sound—

Theatre Puget Sound is the umbrella organization serving the theater community in the Puget Sound area. Postings include notices of discounted shows, auditions, workshops, jobs, searches, and events. Twice a year, TPS coordinates general auditions for actors. Casting directors, agents, theater directors and now film directors are invited to audit. Affordable mortgages and chat opportunities with other actors are also available. TPS also offers very inexpensive rehearsal space and administers the rental of two theaters in Seattle Center. Inexpensive annual membership.

Performers Callboard—

A Yahoo Groups website serving actors and filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest. Audition calls, breakdowns and chat. FREE.

Classes and Workshops

(SAG-AFTRA does not endorse or recommend any particular classes or workshops. Both Conservatories listed are considered reputable by the acting community. Always research teachers, workshops and programs before enrolling.)

Freehold Theatre Lab—206/323-7499

Located at 1525 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, Freehold is one of two conservatories for actors, playwrights, directors and other theater professionals. It offers a comprehensive curriculum, year 'round taught by many of the area’s finest professionals.

Other acting educational opportunities

Seattle has a number of schools with fine drama programs. The University of Washington’s program is ranked amongst the top in the nation. Cornish College has a fine national reputation as an arts university. Many of the community colleges also have drama programs. Other programs and workshops may be found through Theatre Puget Sound.

Go Where the Filmmakers Are

The Warren Report---

A website of film-related programs offered by Warren Etheredge, the area’s most recognizable film cognoscenti. Registrants at the website may request FREE tickets to first-run movies posted there regularly. They are also invited to monthly screenings of Warren’s Distinguishing Features at the Seattle Art Museum and to his Shooting Scripts screenplay readings at On the Boards. And there are always other interesting film-related events cropping up in his programming. Filmmakers are regulars at his events. Annual registration: $15.00.

1100 Republican St.
Seattle, WA
The Seattle chapter of the Independent Feature Project provides services to independent filmmakers. It conducts the Spotlight Award competition, a valuable package of goods and services to the winning short film script, and hosts mixers and programs for its members. Membership fee.

911 Media Media Arts Center--

A non-profit organization teaching and supporting expressive use of innovative media. Classes, screenings and networking. Equipment rental. Membership fee.

Wiggly World/Northwest Film Forum--www.wigglyworld.organd

A non-profit organization focused upon teaching and supporting film-based projects. Classes on filmmaking, screenings, networking, grants, equipment rental, screening room rental. Membership fee.

Women In Film/Seattle--

The Seattle chapter of the well-known national organization for women in all walks of the production business, WIF/Seattle offers networking opportunities for women and supports women filmmakers and their work. It offers an annual scholarship and produces the Nell Shipman Awards. Membership fee.

The Indie Club--

Informal, web-based filmmaker community holding monthly meetings. FREE.

Other places frequented by filmmakers

Seattle is the home of many film festivals, all of which are attended by filmmakers and many of which have workshops or panels. The grand daddy is the Seattle International Film Festival, but others include the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, the Jewish Film Festival, the Northwest Asian American Film Festival, 1 Reel Short Film Festival and so many more.

Governmental Film Services

Washington Filmworks

Telephone: (206) 264-0667 Fax: (206) 382-4343

In February 2009, the Washington State Film Office was integrated into Washington Filmworks, creating a single organization to handle film production support and incentives statewide. At WF, our mission is to encourage growth in the film and video production industry for the economic benefit of Washington State by offering productions extensive support, from location scouting to financial incentives.

City of Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film and Music—

The Seattle Film Office coordinates permitting, police and neighborhood logistics for any project filming in the City of Seattle. They do NOT have a job line.