The Film Commissioner as Economic Developer takes a professional look at established economic development techniques, including ways to assess and develop key business relationships to create community value and maximize economic development tools and resources to achieve better results. The activities required to pass this course will demonstrate how to handle economic impact data, create effective reports and apply economic information for grant and proposal writing.
Chapter One: The Film Industry as an Economic Engine 0/11
This chapter provides a deep dive look into the impact film commissions can have on local economies as well as review ways film commissions can measure economic impact
While Film Tourism is hardly new, it has reached new levels of interest with an estimated 100 million tourists seeking to visit film location sites per year. Consequently, film commissions worldwide are trying (and many are succeeding) to capitalize on this unique offshoot of the film business and its potential economic impact on their jurisdictions.
Once upon a time, it was possible to market a film destination based on the beauty of your locations, the depth and quality of your film infrastructure and your charming, persuasive personality. Today, there's rarely a phone call you'll receive that does not open with the words: "What incentives do you offer?" How you answer that question can determine how successful you are in attracting in production to your area.