Seattle Film Commission

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The Seattle Film Commission is a diverse group of film industry and community representatives established to advise and make recommendations to the City of Seattle on the development of policies and programs that enhance the economic development of Seattle’s Film industry, including promoting the sustainable growth of family-wage jobs prioritizing workers who have been historically underrepresented in the industry.

The Film Commission shall act in an advisory role to the City to inform and influence the regional film industry and community, in partnership with the City, to:

  • Address disparities caused by systemic racism, so that Seattle is at the forefront of driving equity, diversity, inclusion, and economic prosperity;
  •  Advance the City’s economic development priorities in the creative economy by serving as a conduit between the City and the film industry and community to attract and retain local, regional, national, and global business;
  • Build inclusive career pathways into the film industry; and
  • Advise on the development of efforts that reinforce and grow the role of film in the region’s content and creative industries.

Seattle Film Commission meetings are open to the public.  Please see the Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes section below for dates, times, and location.

Learn more about the Seattle Film Commissioners.

To access past meeting agendas and meeting minutes, see the Archives page. 

Seattle Film Commission meetings are open to the public. Please refer to the City of Seattle Boards and Commissions Calendar for meeting information, including location and virtual dial-in details.

January 22, 2024 January 22, 2024 Agenda January 22, 2024 Minutes
February 26, 2024 February 26, 2024 Agenda February 26, 2024 Minutes
March 25, 2024 March 25, 2024 Agenda March 25, 2024 Minutes
April 22, 2024 April 22, 2024 Agenda April 22, 2024 Minutes
May 28, 2024 May 28, 2024 Agenda May 28, 2024 Minutes
June 24, 2024 June 24, 2024 Agenda June 24, 2024 Minutes
July 22, 2024 July 22, 2024 Agenda July 22, 2024 Minutes
August 26, 2024 August 26, 2024 Agenda August 26, 2024 Minutes
September 23, 2024 September 23, 2024 Agenda September 23, 2024 Minutes
October 28, 2024 October 28, 2024 Agenda October 28, 2024 Minutes
November 25, 2024 November 25, 2024 Agenda November 25, 2024 Minutes
December 23, 2024 December 23, 2024 Agenda December 23, 2024 Minutes

The Seattle Film Commission is an 11-member group of film industry professionals representing 11 film-related disciplines.

  • Position 1: On-screen talent or their representatives.
  • Position 2: Film industry labor unions.
  • Position 3: Advertising and creative agencies.
  • Position 4: Commercial producers or production companies.
  • Position 5: Film schools, film programs, or film educators.
  • Position 6: Post-production companies and personnel, such as editors, composers, and post-supervisors.
  • Position 7: Film production crew, including but not limited to props, sets, wardrobe, make-up, hair, camera, grip, and electric.
  • Position 8: Film festivals or film content distribution companies.
  • Position 9: Film location managers.
  • Position 10: Film organizations belonging to and advocating for communities underrepresented in the film industry.
  • Position 11: Immersive technology (such as augmented, extended, mixed, and virtual reality) and emerging technology businesses.


For more information, please reach out to the Seattle Film Commission at


The Seattle Film Commission is established by Seattle Ordinance 126678.

The Seattle Film Commission Bylaws

The Film Commission Ordinance was framed based on recommendations in the 2020 Seattle Film Task Force Final Report.

Read more about Seattle’s Boards and Commissions.

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Film and Music

Markham McIntyre, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8993

The Office of Film and Music is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries. The Seattle Film and Music Office is a streamlined resource for all of your film and music needs.