Washington State Senate Passes Film Production Bill

Seattle may once again be able to play itself in TV and Film thanks to Senate Bill 5539, which extends a tax credit for film companies operating in Washington State. The program has already resulted in $72 million worth of economic activity. It appears to be an uphill battle from here on out, with competitive bids coming from Idaho, Oregon, and Hollywood North itself, British Columbia. There are more factors to this issue than just tax incentives. Would production in Seattle benefit from experienced crews and production facilities in neighbouring Vancouver?

Source: NWCN.com.

The CW’s Arrow Pilot Casts Katie Cassidy

The CW’s Arrow has cast Katie Cassidy as Dinah Lance, better known to comic book fans as the alter ego of Black Canary, the on/off love interest of the Green Arrow. This will be the third time Black Canary’s been portayed on televison, the first being on Birds of Prey and the second was on Smallville. Katie has starred in the recent Melrose Place reboot and Supernatural. Arrow will start shooting soon in Vancouver.

Source: KSiteTV

Prototype 2 gets Blackwatch Collector’s Edition

Activision has released a trailer for the Collector’s Edition of Prototype 2. The $80 Blacknet Edition contains the game, the Radnet content, an artbook, a digital version of the darkhorse comic, a soundtrack CD, and a coupon for Prototype merchandise. The only thing missing is one of those foam armswords they were handing out at PAX.