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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility requirements in becoming a FLICS member?
A film commission or film office in California that is formally recognized by their local or regional government jurisdiction and by the California Film Commission as a regional film partner meets the basic requirements. For more criteria please click here.

What kind of production support will I find on the FLICS website?
The FLICS website features an interactive state map listing all the FLICS regions and links to each of its 42 members’ websites for specific resources and support within their own regions. The FLICS website also offers productions the opportunity to search for locations throughout the state with a single email. Also available is a list of and links to its events held during the year, legislative updates, a rotating profile of members’ regions, special location profiles and news, statewide and local financial incentives, highlights of recent productions shooting on location, links to many industry partners and much more. We encourage productions to directly contact the nearest FLICS office first from the list for special regional details and support. Click here for a geographical as well an alphabetical roster of our members. Production support and resources varies between offices and commissions and may include location photo libraries and assistance, permitting information, local crew, community, business and public agency contacts, and lodging details.

What is the difference between the Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS) and the California Film Commission (CFC)?
FLICS is a non-profit professional membership association of independently operated film commissions and offices throughout California. It provides its membership education and marketing opportunities (often in conjunction with the CFC), provides valuable and timely location resources to media productions, takes an active role in lobbying for legislation which retains and promotes production in California, and hosts annual events in support of and celebrating the media industry. The California Film Commission (CFC) is the state film commission for California, currently part of California’s Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. The CFC promotes filming within the state providing many state level resources in this effort including a very successful Film and Television Tax Credit Program, permitting assistance, and many links to resources useful to productions and the public.


 

2016 Board Members

Cassandra Hesseltine
Humboldt/Del Norte
FLICS President
Present - June 2017

 

Geoff Alexander
Santa Barbara
FLICS Vice President,
Present - June 2017

 

Alicia Vennos
Mono County
FLICS Secretary
Present - June 2019
Tasha Day
Long Beach
FLICS Treasurer
Present - June 2019
Paul Audley
film L.A.
FLICS Board Member

 

Doug Lueck
Ridgecrest
FLICS Board Member

 

Janice Arrington
Orange County
FLICS Board Member
Immediate Past President

 

Gigi Gibbs
Fresno County
FLICS Board Member

 

Eddie Robinson
West Hollywood
FLICS Board Member

 

Amy Lemisch
California Film Commission
FLICS Ex-Officio Member,
2005 - Present