FILM FLORIDA ELECTS 2011-2012 OFFICERS; JENNIFER PENNYPACKER CONTINUES AS PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATION
Film Florida recently elected its new slate of officers for 2011-2012. Jennifer Pennypacker was named President. Jennifer, Past President of Women in Film and Television Florida, continues in the post for a second year.
The other Executive Board officers elected are:
1st Vice President – Michelle Hillery, Palm Beach County Film Commission
2nd Vice President – Jud French, Digital Media Alliance of Florida
Secretary – John Pokorny, ProductionHUB
Treasurer- Jennifer Parramore, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commissioner
At Large – Fred Moyse, Local 477
Past President – Graham Winick, Film and Special Events Manager, Miami Beach
Additional board members include the Film Commission Council: Noelle Stevenson, Broward Alliance– Chair; Rita Troxel, Florida and Florida Keys Film Commission – Vice Chair; Bonnie King, Space Coast Film Commission – Secretary and Alternates: Maggie McCarty, Collier County Film Commission and Jeanne Corcoran, Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office.
The Labor Council’s new Chair is Julie Balter, Screen Actors Guild.
The Association Council elected Patricia Arias of Camacol as Chair and Thomas Mitchell of FMPTA as Vice Chair. The Industry Council Elected Carol Bressi-Cilona of Tannenbaum Harber Insurance and Liz Morgan of Liz Morgan PR as Co- Chairs.
“It’s an honor to continue to serve as President of Film Florida. During my first year with the board, I’m really proud at what we’ve accomplished in providing pro-active leadership n our state’s film and entertainment industry,” said Pennypacker. “I’m especially proud of how we’ve grown and diversified Film Florida’s membership with the launch of our new Education Council, and the fact we were able to bring an Executive Director in last year. We will continue to move forward with organized action as we new challenges facing our industry.”
Film Florida is a not-for-profit corporation that provides a leadership role in Florida's film and entertainment industries by representing a coalition of interests, including private industry, local film commissions, industry associations and labor organizations. Its purpose is to offer to businesses and individuals the benefits of a statewide trade association to promote the creation of jobs in the film and entertainment production industries and to promote economic development and tourism. For more information on Film Florida, please visit www.filmflorida.org.