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FILM COMMISSIONS, a FILMMAKER’S BEST FRIEND: Why you need your local film commission. What a film commission does. How they can help you, incentive programs and how to utilize them.

Moderator: Tony Armer

Speakers: Tony Armer (Dallas), Katie Pryor (Baton Rouge), Chad Newman (FL Keys), Lisa Dozois (St. Pete Clearwater), Tyler Martinolich (Tampa), Jonathan Olsberg (Olsberg SPI).

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Tony Armer

Dallas Film Commission
Tony Armer is the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater, Florida.  He is an Award Winning Filmmaker and the Founder of the internationally acclaimed Sunscreen Film Festival.  He works with hundreds of productions each year.  Tony led the Film Commission to its best year... Read More →
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Katie Pryor

Executive Director, Film Baton Rouge
Since her appointment by Mayor Sharon Weston Broome in April 2017, Katie Patton Pryor has led the Baton Rouge Film Commission as its Executive Director, driving the growth of Baton Rouge's creative economy. With a background in political consulting and film production, she is a passionate... Read More →
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Jonathan Olsberg

Exec Chair, Olsberg SPI
We are an international creative industries consultancy advising governments on developing their screen sectors and major studios and streamers on opportunities in the global production ecosystems.I'm re-locating to St Pete!
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Lisa Dozois

Film Commissioner, St. Pete Clearwater Film Commission

Tyler Martinolich

Film Tampa Bay

Saturday April 27, 2024 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
AMC Sundial 12 Theatre #2