700 Broadway Ave E
Seattle WA 98102
Roy Street Cafe, where First Tuesday has been held for years, is closing at the end of April. The last First Tuesday will be held April 2nd. Come on over and say goodbye to them and thanks for all the memories!
But that’s not the end! It’s a CLIFFHANGER!
For our last event at Roy Street we are very excited to have Amy Lillard, Executive Director of Washington Filmworks!
Amy will be discussing Local Lens, the first production incentive program in the country to reserve its funding exclusively for projects that are creatively driven by Washington residents. This groundbreaking new funding strategy is designed to maximize the impact of the funds in the production incentive program and invest in our local creative community.
Amy will also be talking about the resources that Washington Filmworks provides to the community. They are a valuable asset to filmmakers in Washington and are here to help you!
Amy Lillard is the Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, the private non-profit organization that manages Washington State’s film and production incentive programs. Serving in this capacity since 2006, Lillard has worked with over 122 projects as part of the production incentive program. These projects have had over $386M of economic impact across Washington State and created over 21,000 jobs for Washington workers.
Lillard started her career as an independent film publicist out of New York and Los Angeles designing the release campaigns for groundbreaking films such as “The Blair Witch Project,” “American Psycho” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” 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 (SIFF 2003-04), festival director of the Reel Cinerama Film Festival (2003 and 2004), and producer of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge (2003-11).
Amy lives in Magnolia with her husband and son.
Washington Filmworks (WF) manages Washington State’s production incentive program as well as a diversity of resources for the creative industries in Washington State. WF mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington State’s film industry.