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The California Film Commission (CFC) enhances California’s status as the leader in motion picture, television and commercial production.  A one-stop office for filmmakers, we support productions of all sizes and budgets with location assistance and our extensive digital location library, free online permitting, low cost use of state properties as shooting locations, and production assistance.  We also administer the state’s Film & Television Tax Credit Program and serve as primary liaison between productions and all levels of government to eliminate barriers to filming.  The California Film Commission is one of several economic development departments within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development working to attract, retain and expand business opportunities in California.

The California Film Commission has an advisory board of up to 21 members appointed by the Governor, Senate Pro Tem and Speaker of the Assembly who work to enhance the economic climate in California by keeping film industry jobs and projects in the state.

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Members of the Board

Thom Davis (Chair), 3rd International Vice President, Business Agent, IATSE Local 80

Donelle Dadigan (Vice Chair), President – Founder, Hollywood Museum Entertainment and Education Center

Jaime Lee (Secretary), CEO, Jamison Realty Inc.

Eric Alegria, Senior Director of Operations, Health Care Partners

Benjamin Allen, Senator, CA State Senate

Toni Atkins, Senate President pro Tempore, CA State Senate

Fred Baron, Executive Vice President, Fox Film Corporation

Colin Blackshear, Independent Producer

Ian Calderon, Assemblymember, CA State Assembly

Steve Dayan, Secretary – Treasurer, Local 399

Alexander de Ocampo, Managing Director, Saban Capital Group

Zach Friend, District Two Supervisor, Santa Cruz County

Bonnie Goldfarb, Co-Founder/Exec. Producer, Harvest Films

Jennifer Gonring , CEO, Gonring, Spahn and Associates

Jerry Ketcham, Senior Vice President, Physical Production, Walt Disney Pictures

Janet Knutsen, Producer/Unit Production Manager, Directors Guild of America

Joshua LaFarga, Director of Public and Government Affairs, Laborers’ International Union of North America, Local 1309

Debra Langford, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, USC Marshall School of Business

Ricky Nierva, Art Director/Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios

 

Ex-officio Members of the Board

Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

Mike Richwine, State Fire Marshal, California State Fire Marshal’s Office

Warren Stanley, Commissioner, California Highway Patrol

Lisa Mangat, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation

Laurie Berman, Director, Department of Transportation

Board Member Designees

Eve Honthaner, Deputy Director, California Film Commission

Vacant, Assistant State Fire Marshall, California State Fire Marshal’s Office

Scott Silsbee, Assistant Commissioner, California Highway Patorl

Liz McGuirk, Chief Deputy Director, Department of Parks & Recreation

Ali F. Zaghari, Deputy District Director, Traffic Operations – D.O.T., District 7


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7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 900
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: 323.860.2960 | 800.858.4749


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