Written by Shona Smith on Jun 29, 2021. Posted in General Interest

Gail Morgan re-elected President of Film Florida

Gail Morgan, Film Commissioner for the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Film Commission has been re-elected President of Film Florida. The state-wide not-for-profit entertainment production trade association serves a leadership role in Florida’s film, TV, production and digital media/tech industry.

The announcement was made at the Film Florida Annual Meeting, along with the entire Film Florida Board of Directors for 2021-2022. The 2021-2022 Film Florida Board of Directors and alternate board members reside in fourteen different counties in Florida stretching from Escambia County (Pensacola) to Monroe County (Key West).

"It is an honour to continue to serve as President of Film Florida. The past year has been trying for everyone but I am proud of how our entire organization has stepped up to help each other and the entire state of Florida,” commented Morgan. “Our membership has continued to grow during the pandemic and that is a testament to our organization’s professionalism, commitment, and the initiatives our members have put forth. I look forward to working side by side with industry professionals as we seek opportunities to strengthen the film, television and digital media production industry. Our state has fared better than some but we still have unique challenges ahead. Our industry can be an important piece in Florida’s economic recovery and we look forward to doing so as we compete for high wage jobs in the film, television and digital media production industry.”

Morgan has been with the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Film Commission (formerly the Emerald Coast Film Commission) for over ten years. Prior to becoming the Film Commissioner, she was a Producer and Production Manager for more than twenty years. Gail has been a member of Film Florida for nine years and on the Executive Board for the last three years as the 1st Vice President. Gail is also a Certified Film Commissioner through the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).

The 2021-2022 Executive Board Officers are as follows:

President - Gail Morgan, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Film Commission (Film Commission Council)

1st Vice President - Sandy Lighterman, Miami-Dade Office of Film and Entertainment (Film Commission Council)

2nd Vice President - Matt Wohl, Traveling Dog Films (Industry & Association Council Council)

Secretary - Leah Sokolowsky, Teamsters Local 769 (Labor Council)

Treasurer - Anne Russell, Full Sail University (Education Council)

Immediate Past President - Bonnie King, 321BonnieKing (Industry & Association Council)

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