The South's film office chief says becoming the sole New
Zealand representative on an influential global film
organisation "extends the reach and ability to tap into the
best practices of film offices around the world".
Film Otago Southland executive manager Kevin "KJ" Jennings,
of Queenstown, has been appointed to the 2013 Association of
Film Commissioners International board of directors.
The association is the official professional and educational
organisation for regional and national film offices
worldwide, with more than 300 member offices.
Association members assist feature film, television,
commercial and stills production.
Mr Jennings and his 10 fellow international directors will
meet three or four times a year to coincide with industry
"The other members are all people at the top of their game
... the appointment gives me the opportunity to work with
them and get a handle on what the best film offices in the
world are doing and how we can emulate them," he said.
"This is a real honour, I look forward to working with the
AFCI board, but more than that I see this as a fantastic
opportunity to promote the region and New Zealand in general
to the wide range of contacts associated with the board."