Film & Music

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces 2021 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film

Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Vivian Hua and Northwest Film Forum as the recipient of the 15th Annual Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film. The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film recogn...

Seattle Office of Economic Development Will Provide Technical Assistance to Businesses Applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) will provide technical assistance to eligible businesses applying for the highly anticipated Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG). The long-awaited $...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are highlighting creative women-led organizations and individuals who are making a difference in the creative industry and community. Rain City Rock Camp Rain Ci...

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Deems Tsutakawa, Seattle Jazz Pianist Passes at 69

The Seattle Music Commission and the Office of Film and Music honor the life and musical works of local jazz pianist Deems Akihiko Tsutakawa, who passed away February 25, 2021...

Small business webinars on PPP updates: March 4-8

Following the February 22 updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) is hosting a series of webinars to help small business owners with fewer than...

Paycheck Protection Program Updates Aim to Remove Barriers to Financial Support for Small Businesses

On Monday, February 22, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the following changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) COVID-19 relief program to ensure equity: From February 24-Mar...

Creative Leaders that are Making a Difference in Seattle’s Creative Industry

By Karissa Braxton As part of our commitment to amplifying Black creative businesses, workers and their contributions to Seattle’s identity and economy during Black History Mo...

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The Seattle Film Commission is Coming!

Formed in January 2020, the Film Task Force has met monthly for the past year to advise the Office of Film + Music in its advocacy for, and policies related to, the City of Seattle’s su...

Seattle Named as One of Moviemaker’s 2021 Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker

Photo by Taryn Graham on set of Prefer-Racial Treatment directed and co-written by Abie Ekenezar We are excited to announce that the City of Seattle has been named as one of MovieMaker’s Best Places t...

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