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California Governor Gavin Newsom appoints new executive director of the California Film Commission

Colleen Bell was appointed executive director of the California Film Commission by Governor Gavin Newsom on May 23, 2019. She oversees the state’s efforts to facilitate motion picture, television and commercial production while working with all levels of state and local government to promote California as a production locale.

In addition to directing the Commission’s wide range of services, Ms. Bell also educates legislators, production industry decision makers and the public at large about the value of filming in California. Her goal is to create jobs, grow in-state production spending and generate tax revenues.

Most recently, she was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary (2014-2017). As Ambassador and Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy Budapest, Ms. Bell led engagement on military cooperation, law enforcement and economic development between the U.S. and Hungary. She supervised a team of more than 300 while working on initiatives including treaty negotiations, cyber security, migration, biotechnology, cultural diplomacy, support for Ukraine, and women’s issues. She was the first woman awarded the Dr. Iván Völgyes award for business promotion from the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. She also received the Order of Merit Middle Cross, which is the second highest State Order of Hungary.

Prior to her diplomatic service, Ms. Bell was a producer at Bell-Phillip Television Productions – an award-winning production company responsible for some of the most-watched television programming in the world, reaching viewers in more than 100 countries across five continents. Her work frequently earned the field’s most prestigious recognition for creative content, social awareness, and public-health education. A three-time Emmy Award nominee, her artistic vision has been recognized for its positive impact on the lives of marginalized people in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Bell is also a devoted philanthropist and advocate committed to tackling complex domestic and international policy challenges – from natural-resource protection and child-abuse prevention to art accessibility. She is a graduate of Sweet Briar College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy. She also attended St. Andrews University in Scotland, where she studied International Relations.

Ms. Bell lives in Los Angeles and is married to writer/producer Bradley Bell, with whom she has four children.

THE FILM LIAISONS IN CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE (FLIcs) works with filmmakers and content producers to facilitate efficient on-location shooting throughout california.




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Reach out to the 41 FLICS film offices to receive support and location services for your next production. Below are all offices, along with contact information. You can also click on the geography link to see offices from that region, or click on ALL OFFICES to see an alphabetical listing.

FLICS MEMBERS
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Antelope Valley
Pauline East, Film Commissioner
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Berkeley Film Commission.
Berkeley
Barbara Hillman, Film Commissioner
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Beverly Hills
Scott Lipke, Film Liaison
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Calaveras County
Lisa Boulton, Executive Director
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Humboldt-Del Norte
Cassandra Hesseltine, Film Commissioner and FLICS President
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Catalina Island
Jim Luttjohann, President & CEO
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El Dorado County
Kathleen Dodge, Executive Director
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Fresno County
Kristi Johnson, Film Commissioner
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Imperial County
Charla Teeters-Stewart,
Film Commissioner
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Inyo County
Chris Langley, Film Commissioner
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Kern County
David Chavez, Film Liaison
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Livermore Valley
Jeanie Haigh, Director
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Long Beach
Tasha Day, Film Commissioner
FLICS Vice President
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FilmL.A.
Paul Audley, President
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Madera County/Yosemite
Rhonda Salisbury, Film Commissioner
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Malibu
Kimberly Collins-Nilsson,
Film Commissioner
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Marin County
Deborah Albre, Film Liaison
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Mendocino County
Sharon Davis, Film Commissioner
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Mono County
Alicia Vennos, Film Commissioner
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Monterey County
Karen Nordstrand, Film Commissioner
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Orange County
Janice Arrington, Film Commissioner
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Pasadena Film Office
Rochelle Branch, Film Commissioner
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Placer County
Beverly Lewis, Director
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Ridgecrest
Doug Lueck, Film Commissioner
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Riverside County
Bettina Breckenfeld and Stephanie Stethem Film Commissioners
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Sacramento County
Lucy Steffens, Film Commissioner
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San Francisco County
Susannah Robbins, Film Commissioner
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San Luis Obispo County
Kylee Corliss, Film Commission Liaison
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San Mateo County
Marie Ivich, Film Commissioner
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Santa Barbara County
Ryan Grau, Film Commissioner
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Santa Clarita
Evan Thomason, EDA, SC Film Office
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Santa Cruz County
Christina Glynn, Film Commissioner
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Shasta County
Sabrina Jurisich, Film Commissioner
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Solano County/Vallejo
Jim Reikowsky, Film Commissioner
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Sonoma County
Dawn Proteau, Film Liaison
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South Pasadena
Joan Aguado, Film Liaison
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Stanislaus County
Jennifer Mullen, Film Commissioner
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Tulare County
Eric Coyne, Film Commissioner
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Tuolumne County
Bethany Wilkinson, Film Liaison
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Ventura County
Bill Bartels, Film Commissioner
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West Hollywood
Eddie Robinson, Film Liaison
FLICS LEADERSHIP
Cassandra Hesseltine
President

Cassandra Hesseltine is the President of FLICS and Humboldt-DelNorte Film Commissioner.

Tasha Day
Vice President

Tasha Day is Vice President of FLICS and Long Beach Film Commissioner

Sabrina Jurisich
Secretary

Sabrina Jurisich is Secretary of FLICS and is Shasta County Film Commissioner.

Charla Teeters-Stewart
Treasurer

Charla Teeters-Stewart serves as FLICS Treasurer and is the Imperial County Film Commissioner

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