Director of Missouri Film Commission Speaking Feb. 9 at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 28, 2005 — Jerry Jones, director of the Missouri Film Commission, will be the featured speaker Feb. 9 at Southeast Missouri State University.

Jones will speak from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. during the Common Hour in Academic Auditorium.  The free event is being sponsored by the Department of Communication – Television Production. 

The Missouri Film Commission was created in 1983 to attract film, television, video and cable productions to Missouri, and to promote the growth of the film and video production industry within Missouri. The Commission operates a full-service office devoted to saving filmmakers time, effort and money in arranging a shoot.

The Missouri Film Commission provides scouting for location and background productions and arrangements for necessary clearances; pre-production, which includes detailed information on state and local film regulations, weather, production services, crew, talent, facilities, equipment and various support services such as hotels, caterers and transportation; and liaison services, working closely with various federal, state and local officials, as well as institutions, private businesses and individuals to ensure the needs of the production company are being met.

For more information, call Dr. Jim Dufek, professor of mass communication and TV operations manager in video production, at (573) 651-2484.