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82 SAGAFTRA | Spring 2022 | Keeping Film in Washington S eattle Local members are celebrating a dramatic increase in their state film incentives n arch , ov ay nslee signed into law SHB 1914, increasing funding for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program. SAG-AFTRA members joined their industry colleagues at Washington ilmwors in contacting and continuing dialogue with their legislators to increase the state incentive from million to million annually The Seattle ocal, which includes Alasa, daho and Montana, as well as Washington, is now readying itself for a significant increase in roduction in the acific orthwest due to the new legislation becoming effective July 1, 2022. ● Local Food Drive Helps to Feed Hawaii Ohana T he SAG-AFTRA Hawaii Local participated in a food drive on Dec. 11, with six Local Board members helping to collect more than 18 0 pounds of food for the awaii oodan The oodan, which oerates warehouses on ahu and Kauai, partners with more than 200 other agencies to provide food for those in need. ● ● Members of the Hawaii Local Board collect food during a drive-through food drive. From left, Local Vice President Charles Uyehara and his wife Irish, Local President Andy Sikkink, and Board members Christopher Lopez, Heather Pence and Lisa Romano, along with Zelda Elmore. Gov. Jay Inslee signs a bill that increases funding for the state —lm incentive. Seattle Local Vice President Receives Labor Award W hen Portland Local Vice President Harold Phillips agreed to emcee the Southwest Washington Central Labor Council's recent awards dinner, he didn't expect to receive an award himself. A delegate to the Council, member of its Communications Committee and cohost of the aor ouncils official odcast, hillis received the n Solidarity Award for taing the word solidarity to a new level y encouraging unions and woring eole to stand u and stand together." The ocal also contriuted to the events rafe y creating iers for locally shot films and attached gift cards for the streaming services on which the films are distriuted n the ast, weve donated Vs to events lie this, said Local President Michelle Damis. This was a way to feature local memers wor in the streaming era and remind attendees that SAG-AFTRA is an important part of the labor movement." ● Portland Local Vice President Harold Phillips Portland BRIAN BELIEL ™ IATSE LOCAL ›œ Hawaii WASHINGTON FILMWORKS

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