The California Film Commission has elected Keith Weaver
as its chairman of for its 2012 term. Weaver replaces
IATSE official Michael F. Miller, Jr. who will continue
as a board member.
"Keith brings a powerful blend of public affairs
and entertainment industry experience that will help
advance our mission of increasing production and creating
jobs in California," California Film Commission
executive director Amy Lemischhas been quoted to have
said. "He's as much at home in Sacramento as he
is in Hollywood, and he knows how to get things done."
Weaver's day job is executive vp of worldwide government
affairs for Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he has
worked for over a decade. He has been on the board of
the film commission since 2008.
he joined Sony in 2002, Weaver was staff director for
the California State Redistricting Office; and was manager
of community and government relations for Kaiser Permanente.
Weaver, Steve Dayan, business agent for Teamsters local
399, was elected vice chairman while Hilary Armstrong,
a documentary producer was elected secretary.
There are 21 members of the commission's board. They
advise the commission on movie and TV related policies,
and oversee the state's annual grant of $100 million
in tax breaks to keep productions in the state.
Members of the board are appointed by the governor,
president of the state Senate and speaker of the state