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 to Live and Work as a Moviemaker in 2021, ranking 23rd out of 25 cities.

MovieMaker determined the winners using surveys, research on tax incentives and recent productions, personal visits to most of the locations on the list, as well as the best available information on how they are coping with the pandemic.

Moviemaker highlighted Seattle’s dedication to growing the future of the local film industry with Equity and Inclusion at the forefront, embracing the convergence of emerging technology and film, the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as it’s support for filmmakers through Seattle’s many great film organizations and festivals.

We at the Office of Film + Music want to thank and congratulate the local film industry on their continued work and dedication to making Seattle a welcoming place to film and be a filmmaker. Your perseverance and adaptability to the ever-changing pandemic in the last year is inspiring.

“This was obviously a very different year for our annual list of the Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker — it’s a time of incredible upheaval, but also opportunity. Many in the film and TV industry are looking to change their way of life, and many cities and towns across the country are welcoming these storytellers with open arms,” said Tim Molloy, Moviemaker Editor in Chief.

For the complete 2021 list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker visit MovieMaker.com. Seattle previously appeared as part of this annual list in 2017 and 2018 as an “On the Cusp” city, but hasn’t made the full list since 2016.


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