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Posted on: July 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Tara 2018 Look Back News Flash

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! 

οΏ½5,610 local cast + crew hired 

πŸ’°πŸ’°56% of all permits were Commercial Productions - year after year, commercial work takes up the bulk of productions in the Puget Sound 

πŸŽ₯πŸŽ₯ 21% of all permits were for Feature Film or Episodic Content, including β€œLanguage 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 

β˜€ The top 5 most frequently filmed parks were Chambers Bay, Ruston Way, and blah. 

πŸ™πŸ™ 42% of all permits were from production companies within the Puget Sound 

πŸ”πŸ” 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