Production Locations: Where Else & Why? - US Edition

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June 22, 2021

About the Event

Producers Governors Tony Carey & Keith Raskin, Television Executives Governors Debra Curtis & Jo DiSante, and Production Executive Governors Keiren Fisher & Lucia Gervino, along with their Peer Group Executive Committees, invite members to:

Production Locations: Where Else & Why? - US Edition

Join us for a special, in-depth conversation about locations you may have overlooked to shoot your next show!  Hear from Creative & Television Executives, Producers, Location Managers, and State Film Commissioners who will reveal their insights and expertise of shooting in the below states. Our discussion will also focus on what to look for in a location, the  hurdles, surprises, and resources to be aware of.

Moderated by:

Joe Chianese,
Senior Vice President and Practice Leader,
Production Incentives at Entertainment Partners


(outside the 30-mile zone)

  • Cassandra Hesseltine, Film Commissioner, Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission
  • Colleen Bell, Executive Director, California Film Commission
  • Scott Trimble, Location Manager/LMGI Board Member


  • Toni Arcely, Location Manager & Film Scout
  • Peter Hawley, Deputy Director, Illinois Film Office
  • Kevin McGrail, Line Producer/UPM


  • Adam Brightman, Producer/UPM, Dexter (currently shooting in Boston)
  • Chris O'Donnell, Business Manager of Local 481
  • Colin Walsh, Producer, Kevin Can F... Himself/Co-Producer, Castle Rock

New Mexico

  • Jo Edna Boldin, Casting Director
  • Amber Dodson, Director of New Mexico Film Commission
  • Keith Raskin, Producer, Briarpatch (shot in New Mexico)

New York (Upstate)

  • Tim Clark, Commissioner, Buffalo Niagara Film Office
  • Matt Fleckenstein, Executive Producer/Showrunner and CEO, Buffalo Studios
  • Jonathan Sanger, Producer


  • Tava Maloy Sofsky, Director, Oklahoma Film & Music Office
  • Rachel Cannon, Actress, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Prairie Surf Media
  • Blackhorse Lowe, Director/Editor
  • Dylan Brodie, Producer/Production Manager/Locations


  • Stephanie Whallon, Director, Texas Film Commission
  • John Patterson, Line Producer, Walker (currently shooting in Texas)
  • Mark Jarrett, Location Manager, Panic & Yellowstone
  • Drew Brown, EVP Physical Production, Skydance Media
  • Beth Sepko-Lindsey, Beth Sepko Casting

Special thanks to PGEC members David Hartle and Michael Rothman.

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Special thanks to PGEC members Michael Rothman and David Hartle.

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This event is presented and hosted
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Fill 1
June 22, 2021
Fill 1
6:00 pm PDT

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