Feature film, The Architect was brought to Snohomish County for filming by the Snohomish County TPA. The film will take place in Snohomish County and films in Mukilteo, Everett, Edmonds, and Lynnwood.
This project will produce 800-2,000 in direct overnight stays related to filming only, not counting satellite tourism related to a successful film launch. Additionally, this film will produce jobs for 200 cast and crew, and some 300 checks will be written to local area business. The non-labor related expenses (gas, food etcetera) that will be spent as a result of the project amount to approximately $500,000.
The State of Washington provides a film tax incentive, however that incentive only matches California’s incentives. The TPA funds are able to bridge that transportation gap and create an incentive that in conjunction with the Washington Film Works incentive is very competitive, and in 2013 alone the TPA has been able to draw two feature films to our county. We hope for more in 2014.