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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

Steve Dayan (Chair), Secretary – Treasurer, Local 399

Michael Nyman (Vice Chair), Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, PMK*BNC

Lindy DeKoven (Secretary), President, DeKoven Entertainment

Eric Alegria, Senior Director of Operations, Health Care Partners

Hilary Armstrong, Executive Producer, California State of Mind – The Legacy of Pat Brown

Ayuko Babu, Executive Director, Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Fred Baron, Executive Vice President, Fox Film Corporation

Ian Calderon, Assemblymember, CA State Assembly

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

Kevin de Leon, Senate President Pro Tempore, State Capitol

Alexander de Ocampo, Managing Director, Saban Capital Group

Chris Essel, President, Southern California Grantmakers

Zach Friend, District Two Supervisor, Santa Cruz County

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

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

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

Fiona Ma, CPA, Board of Equalization

Ex-officio Members of the Board

Amy Lemisch, Executive Director, California Film Commission

Tonya Hoover, State Fire Marshal, California State Fire Marshal’s Office

Joseph Farrow, Commissioner, California Highway Patrol

Lisa Mangat, Director, Department of Parks and Recreation

Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Department of Transportation

Board Member Designees

Eve Honthaner, Deputy Director, California Film Commission

Paul Eck, Division Chief, California State Fire Marshal’s Office

Dan Bower, Chief, California Highway Patorl – Southern Division

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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Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: 323.860.2960 | 800.858.4749
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