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October 20, 2005
Matthew Newton, NH Film & Television Office
New Hampshire Film and Television Office becomes member of AFCI
(Concord, NH) – The New Hampshire Film and Television Office is proud to announce that it has recently become a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).
The Association of Film Commissioners International is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production throughout the world. It is a non-profit educational association whose members serve as city, county, state, regional, provincial or national film commissioners for their respective governmental jurisdictions.
“We’re pleased that New Hampshire is now recognized as a member of AFCI,” says Matthew Newton, Film Specialist managing the Film and Television Office. “The organization is a cornerstone in location promotion and being a part of it strengthens our mission that New Hampshire is serious about bringing production to the state.”
There are more than 300 AFCI-Member Film Commissions worldwide, covering almost every continent. AFCI is responsible for organizing the Locations Trade Show, an expo showcasing filming destinations, and Cineposium, a conference for Film Commissions around the globe. The New Hampshire Film and Television Office will represent the state at both events in 2006.
For more information about AFCI, visit their official web site at www.afci.org.
The New Hampshire Film and Television Office, as part of the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, works to expand business activity and employment throughout the state by acting as a liaison between the film industry and an established network of government agencies, the state’s film industry workforce, and private residential and business property owners. The office is responsible for location research, public relations, literature publication and distribution, and general production support in an effort to broaden the cultural and economic impact of film and television production in the state. For more information about film and television production in New Hampshire, call (603) 271-2220 or visit www.nh.gov/film.
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