So (“blush”), I was interviewed for a profile piece in the LA Times that came out yesterday:
Film commissions are set up by governments to be the custodian of economic activity. That involves attracting international production to the destination, because it obviously creates jobs and stimulates small business growth. But the job of film commissioners also is to support film festivals to make sure that money circulates in the local economy, develop film audiences, support local filmmakers and connect with film schools – in short solidifying all aspects of the industry and creating platforms on which the global film industry can continue to grow and be sustainable.
Nice pic though (thanks Di & Francois)
Read the article in full here: AFCI’s Martin Cuff touts the role of Film Commissioners