Amy Lillard is the Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, the private nonprofit organization that manages Washington state’s film and production incentive program. Serving in this capacity since 2006, Amy has worked with over 122 projects as part of the production incentive program. These projects have generated over $386 million of economic impact across Washington state and created over 21,000 jobs for Washington workers.
Amy started her career as an independent film publicist in New York and Los Angeles, designing the release campaigns for groundbreaking films such as The Blair Witch Project, American Psycho and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Amy retired from publicity in 2000 and took a trip around the world. Two years and 42 countries later, she settled in Seattle, where she has worked in various capacities, including director of publicity and promotion (SIFF 2003–04), festival director of the Reel Cinerama Film Festival (2003 and 2004) and producer of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge (2003–11).
Amy lives in Magnolia with her husband and son.