AFCI Panel

Joe Chianese, Executive Vice President of EP Financial Solutions, was moderator of the panel Around the World in 90 Minutes at the 2016 AFCI Locations & Global Finance Show. Consisting of 13 film commissioners, producers and representatives from nine different countries, the panel took place on Friday, April 22, in Burbank CA. Topics touched on included: the impact film incentives have on tourism, a brand new Eastern European rebate program in Georgia, and the development of the world’s largest studio in Qingdao.

Members of the panel included:

  • Lisa Strout – Director of Massachusetts Film Office
  • Nick Maniatis – Director of New Mexico Film Office
  • Tava Sofsky – Director of Oklahoma Film & Music
  • Robert Wong – Vice President/ Acting Film Commissioner of Creative BC
  • Karen Witt – General Coordinator of the Mexican Film Commission
  • Olivier-Rene Veillon – Chief Executive Officer of French Film Commission
  • Kattie Kotok – Executive Vice President of US Production, British Film Commission
  • Keti Bochorishvili – Vice Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
  • Catherine Bates – International Relations Manager, New Zealand Film Commission
  • Gary Kho – CTO & Interim CEO, Wanda Studios Qingdao
  • Vikramjit Roy – Head of Film Facilitation Office, NFDC
  • Marshall Moore – Senior VP of Marketing and Government Relations, Park City Studios
  • Shirley Davis – Vice President of Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment