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Zombie Lobbyists Coming to State Capitol Tuesday

The Department of Enterprise Services sent this notice out a little while ago:

Filming at Capitol to close campus road on March 17

The north diagonal drive will be closed on Tuesday, March 17 while a film crew shoots scenes near Legislative Building. The north diagonal is the short one-way drive that connects Capitol Way with the west Capitol Campus.

Filming will be done on the north steps of the Legislative Building and at other nearby locations. Actors wearing “zombie” makeup and costumes will be part of the filming.

Trucks loaded with equipment and other supplies for the film crew will be parked along the diagonal, one of two short, one-way roads connecting Capitol Way with the west Capitol Campus.

The crew will begin to set up starting around 7 a.m. and complete their work around 3:30 p.m.

The filming is related to lobbying on an issue before the Legislature, not as part of a motion picture intended for commercial release.

Traffic alert: eastbound lane closure in 14th Avenue tunnel on March 18

The right-hand lane of eastbound 14th Avenue, between Capitol Way and Jefferson Street, will be closed from about 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 18 so that campus grounds staff can safely do some landscaping work adjacent to the roadway.

Traffic flaggers and barricades will be in place during the work.

Crosscut’s John Stang reports it has to do with lobbying for increasing the film tax credit in Washington state:

“The undead lobbyists from the SyFy Channel’s filmed-in-Spokane television show “Z Nation” will be among several dozen members of the state’s film industry talking to legislators about a bill by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, to encourage movie and television production in Washington.”

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