Needless to say, I’m quite pleased to quote directly from the Association of Film Commissioners’ International website as follows:
Larry Brownell, who has served as the AFCI Executive Director since February 2010, stepped down from his post Wednesday, March 15th. The Board of the AFCI is pleased to announce that Martin Cuff Consulting will provide management services to the association until a permanent Executive Director is hired.
Larry commented on his work with the AFCI: “Film Commissions are the unsung heroes of the film business and provide an untold amount of assistance, both in services and financial benefits. I was proud to be able to assist the AFCI in supporting their work on behalf of media production.”
Martin Cuff Consulting is headed by Martin Cuff who has a long-standing relationship with the AFCI, having served four years on the Board. In addition, the firm brings with it an invaluable global perspective including the establishment, development, implementation and management of film commission offices on three continents, marketing and large-scale trade show experience and non-profit management expertise.
On his company being retained to assist in the interim, Martin Cuff commented, “I and the firm are honored to be able to work with the AFCI during this transition period, and are particularly excited to be a part of the new Locations Trade Show partnership with the Produced By Conference. I look forward to seeing everyone in Los Angeles in June!”
The board and staff are forecasting a smooth transition and look forward to working with Martin Cuff Consulting on upcoming events.