AFCI appoints new chairman and board members
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) has announced the election of Kevin Jennings as chairman, plus the appointment of four officers to its board of directors.
The AFCI serves the needs of film and TV productions and holds an annual Locations & Global Finance Show, which this year takes place at the Marriott Burbank in Los Angeles in April.
Kevin Jennings is executive manager of Film Otago Southland in New Zealand and has been elected AFCI chairman.
“It’s an honour to be in a position of servant leadership with AFCI and to continue serving the ever changing needs of the TV and film industry on location internationally as we have for the past 40 years,” said 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.”
The new first vice-chairman of the AFCI is now Nick Maniatis, director of the New Mexico Film Office and the second vice-chairman is Sigmund Elias Holm of Western Norway Film Commissioner. Walea Contantinau, film commissioner for the Honolulu Film Office, is the new AFCI treasurer and Pam Haynes, director of West Virginia Film Office, is secretary.
The AFCI’s Global Finance Conference is a new addition to this year’s show in Los Angeles and will give production industry leaders the opportunity to meet financiers and producers looking to invest in foreign markets.