“The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill designed to make the area more attractive for television and film productions, like the teen vampire thriller ‘Twilight,’ which was shot in Kalama – though the popular book series actually takes place in the Olympic Peninsula town of Forks.
Speaking in favor of House Bill 2042, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, said she was disturbed that the ‘Twilight’ sequel is supposedly going to film in British Columbia to take advantage of the better deals producers can get there.
‘This has to do with making our state more competitive in motion picture production,’ Kohl-Welles said.”
Senator Kohl-Welles, our state could be more competitive in so many ways–not just motion picture production. You could focus less on giving sweetheart deals to selected sectors of the economy and more on enabling Washington’s native industries. Just a thought.