Harbor Island Studios

About Harbor Island Studios

On April 3, 2021, King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled a new film production facility on Harbor Island. This production studio represents King County’s first major public investment to bring back a once-thriving film industry and hundreds of family wage, creative economy jobs as the region rebounds post-pandemic.

“This is about making a smart public investment to help this creative industry grow and thrive here in King County. We don’t want Vancouver or Portland – or Atlanta – to keep serving as Seattle’s stand-in. We’re ready to spotlight the amazing talent of our region.”
– Dow Constantine, County Executive

Growing Our Local Film Industry

Harbor Island Studios is a key economic development project that will strengthen King County’s creative economy. Under the leadership of Executive Constantine and his Film Advisory Board, the new film production studio will provide our film industry with infrastructure it has lacked for decades and support the growth of local film industry jobs.

Harbor Island Studios can accommodate a wide variety of projects – from feature films to commercials – many of which pay union wages to local carpenters, electricians, prop masters, costume designers, and other trades. The Studios will prioritize productions that hire our local crew members with family-wage jobs.

Transforming the Facility

In 2021, King County crews and contractors re-wired and built interior sound-proof walls, transforming an unused building that was once a flour mill into a working production studio. This massive waterfront warehouse was purchased by King County in 2002. The renovations that transformed this space into a production studio cost about $1.5 million and have already attracted several creative economy tenants. With the support of King County Council, Harbor Island Studios continues to be renovated.

To learn more about the soundstages and inquire about filming here please contact us at creativeeconomy@kingcounty.gov