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Film Commission May Be Created

To lure more lavishly spending television and movie production crews to the area, local community and business leaders will meet Thursday in Ventura to talk about creating a Ventura County Film Commission.

The commission’s organizing committee wants to set up a one-stop place for filmmakers and production crews to go to get permits to film on locations throughout the county.

“It would increase business and income in Ventura County from the entertainment and film industry,” said Kelly Everett, an associate with Ventura-based Halsted Communications and a member of the commission’s organizing committee. “It would attract more tourism to the county.”

The forum will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Harbortown Marina Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive in Ventura. The $25 cost to attend the event includes lunch.

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The forum will feature a panel moderated by former Ventura mayor Tom Buford. Topics will include the purpose of a film commission and the possibility of such a panel working with similar commissions in the area.

For more information about the event, call Everett at 648-9844.


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