Commercial Actor: Media Organizations
Seattle Mayor’s Office of Film and Music
700 5th Avenue, Suite 5752
PO Box 94708
Seattle, WA 98124-4708
Contact:Chris Swenson, Film & Special Events Program Manager.
The Office of Film + Music supports the film industry in Seattle. The film section of their website will provide you with everything you need to know about filming in the city. You can explore their filming manual, submit film permits, learn about city and state incentives or browse film related events. The OF+M newsletter provides current news about film-related online shows, podcasts, organizations, websites, and companies.
Northwest Film Center
Classes and Offices
934 SW Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97205
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
Contact: Consult the Staff Directory
Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence. NWFC provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
The NWFC conducts an active year-round exhibition program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works that showcase a wide array of regional, national, and international cinema and video art. Several annual festivals, thematic series, special retrospectives, visiting artist programs, and free screenings of new world cinema for high school classes also highlight contributions to the art form.
The NWFC’s education programs provide classes, workshops, studios, and camps to working and aspiring video storytellers, and youth in 4th-12th grades.
Other services NWFC offers filmmakers include: administering the Media Arts Fellowship, serving as a fiscal agent for independent producers in need of non-profit sponsorship, and offering low-cost equipment access to community producers.
Alaska Film Office
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Contact: Ethan Tyler, Manager.
The Alaska Film Office provides production assistance by guiding film directors, makers, and producers to resources that fit their artistic and budgetary needs. This includes information and assistance with filming locations, rules and regulations, transportation, crew, talent, and support services. The AFO also works with organizations in the private sector for the expansion and development of film production industries in the state.
Idaho Film Office
PO Box 83720
700 W. State St. 2nd Fl.
Boise, ID 83720-0093
Office: (208) 334-2470
Amy Rajkovich: (208) 780-5153
Contact: Amy Rajkovich, Tourism Specialist.
The Idaho Film Office works with producers to coordinate locations, crews, and equipment. IFO also offers consulting and other support services for filmmakers and digital artists.
Montana Film Office
301 South Park Ave
Helena, MT 59620
Contact: J.D. Jacoby, Locations Coordinator.
Originally established in 1974 as a central information source for on-location filmmakers, the MFO now features dedicated staff committed to serving the film production industry. The MFO has three roles:
- Promote the state of Montana as a filming location to the Film/TV/Print industries
- Assist producers to find locations that fit their script, as well as act as their liaison through every phase of production
- Nurture and support the development of our resident crew base, as well as our resident filmmakers
Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television
123 NE 3rd Ave, Suite 210
Portland, OR 97232
Contact: Tim Williams, Executive Director.
Founded in 1968, Oregon Film promotes the development of the film, video, and multimedia industry in Oregon. OF’s goal is to enhance the industry’s revenues, profile, and reputation within Oregon and among the industry internationally.
OF’s various incentive programs can rebate up to 20% of a project’s Oregon-based goods and services, and up to 16.2% of payroll wages paid to production personnel working in the state. Visit the website for more information plus links to regional resources as well as crew, services, cast, and vendors directories.