Zoo Break Productions and Incentives for Greatness

Mischa Jacupcak is a Seattle filmmaker who is sick of hearing about tax incentives. If you’ve spent any amount of time in the local film community, you’ve heard this term a lot. Cities, states, provinces, and countries establish tax incentives to lure film and TV projects from Hollywood. The reason why we see so many…

A Forty-year Arc

Over the weekend I took my 73 year-old father and 13 year-old son to Bladerunner 2049 in Mount Vernon, Washington’s historically preserved Lincoln Theater. Seeing a movie with my dad and my son in the theater where I discovered cinema meant a lot to me. An organist played the Wurlitzer before the show started, and…

Mosaic, Muralize, and New vs. Old Media

Monday night, in HBO’s stylish offices downtown, Geekwire hosted a chat with Steven Soderbergh, the director of such movies as Traffic and Sex, Lies, and Videotape, and writer Ed Solomon, who were in town to promote a project called Mosaic. This filmed experience is a branching story that can be viewed via an app, but…

The Return and Conclusion of Twin Peaks

Our realities have been divided, nested, segregated, interlinked, distorted, and fractured. We live in the era of alternative facts, truthiness, false equivalence, and fake news. I assume I’m living in one sort of place and suddenly discover that the world has shifted and what was once familiar appears like a simulation. In a parallel universe…