Kevin “KJ” Jennings (pictured above), Queenstown-based Executive Manager of Film Otago Southland (FOS), has been elected Chairman of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI). Jennings, who was previously the organization’s vice president, will hold the post for a two-year term.
Joining Jennings in new officer appointments on AFCI’s Board of Directors include: First Vice-Chairman, Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office; Second Vice-Chairman, Sigmund Elias Holm, Western Norway Film Commissioner; Treasurer, Walea Contantinau, Film Commissioner for the Honolulu Film Office; and Pam Haynes, Director of West Virginia Film Office is Secretary.
“It’s an honor to be in a position of servant leadership with AFCI and to continue serving the needs of the TV and Film industry on-location internationally as we have for the past 40 years,” said Chairman Jennings. “As the leading resource on the planet for location shooting our members represent the best of the best in trained and knowledgeable film commission professionals around the world.”
Chairman Jennings also announced the new date and venue for AFCI’s annual Locations & Global Finance Show scheduled for Thursday, April 21 – Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Marriott Burbank (Los Angeles).
“Our Locations Show event has been around for more than 30 years and it’s an opportunity for our members to exhibit their locations, promote their infrastructure and the billions of dollars incentives that are available to the TV and film production industry,” said Jennings.
For 2016, AFCI is further enhancing the tradeshow with the addition of its Global Finance Conference.
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