News Flash Module 2018 Look back on Film and Special Events 2018 was an amazing year for Pierce County Filmmakers, let’s take a look back at what you achieved:
🎞🎞 537 permits issued - a 10% jump over the last 2 years!
�5,610 local cast + crew hired
💰💰56% of all permits were Commercial Productions - year after year, commercial work takes up the bulk of productions in the Puget Sound
🎥🎥 21% of all permits were for Feature Film or Episodic Content, including “Language Arts,” a feature film which was filmed completely in Western Washington over the course of 30 days in the Summer of 2018
🎬🎬 The remaining 23% were for other content including student films, web series, music videos, PSAs, VR/AR projects, and more
🏬🏬 312 out of the 537 permits issued in 2018 were to production companies that defined themselves as a small business
🏞🏞 95 beautiful public parks were used for filming in 2018 – and parks were used 520 times across all permits
☀ The top 5 most frequently filmed parks were Chambers Bay, Ruston Way, and blah.
🏙🏙 42% of all permits were from production companies within the Puget Sound
🏔🏔 19% of permits were from production companies within the rest of Washington State
✈ The other 37% of permits were from national and international production companies – largely Los Angeles and New York – but also England, Singapore, and Australia