You are invited to the Film + Music + Interactive
The monthly Happy Hour is a meet up for leaders in film, music and interactive industries to share, learn and make meaningful business connections.
The Happy Hour averages an attendance of upwards to 200 people each month. In addition to bringing people together, each month we host a special 30 minute presentation from guest speakers who give unique insight into the creative and technological innovations directly affecting your industry.
These Happy Hour events are held on the last Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Spitfire in Belltown. The special presentation will begin at 6:30pm in the private black box theater in Spitfire. The presentation will also be broadcast on all the monitors inside the venue and available for review here on our video archive page.
Join us in the converging world of original music, independent films, interactive platforms and emerging technologies!
This event is open to the public. You must be 21 + to attend.
2012 Happy Hour Dates:
The Office of Film + Music, Washington Filmworks, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Recording Academy, Art Institute of Seattle, GeekWire, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to greet attendees and facilitate introductions.
“The Needle and the Thread” - examining issues of talent retention and economic sustainability in the Northwest’s film and fashion industries.
Line Sandsmark, Board President of the Northwest Film Forum, recently returned to the Northwest after twenty years of arts management and producing experience in Scandinavia and Europe. After turning to film in the late 1990s, Sandsmark produced award-winning short films through her own production company, Kaliber Filmproduksjon, while working as a regional grant-maker for the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and head of the Copenhagen-based European Documentary Network. Since her return, Sandsmark has continued her commitment to the non-profit arts sector, working for organizations such as Washington Filmworks, ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery, and the Nordic Heritage Museum as well as completing her MFA in Arts Leadership at Seattle University. Her co-presenter, Sarah Butler holds a deep passion for the art of fashion and is fervently involved in the local fashion community of Seattle. Graduating with a BA in Visual Arts and Humanities and recently completing her MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University, she fostered her deep interest in fashion by founding the Fashion Club of Seattle University. By graduation she had produced three annual fashion shows to showcase local designers and bring awareness to the non-profit Dress of Success. Following graduation, she has been working for Kemper Development Company where she coordinates Bellevue Fashion Week and stylishly writes Belle’s Vue fashion blog. Together they present the unique collaboration between the film and fashion worlds of the Northwest.
Trey Gunn, May 30, 2012
Beth Barrett, April 25, 2012
Russell Sparkman, March 28, 2012
Lisa Weeks, January 25, 2012
Tony Fulgham, November 30, 2011
Kraig Baker, October 26, 2011
Margaret O’Mara, September 28, 2011