The Governor’s Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming will hold its first meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 308 of the state Archives and History Building, 109 E. Jones St., Raleigh.
Following a welcome by Council Chair Susi H. Hamilton, secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, committee members will be sworn in by North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Reuben Young.
The meeting agenda includes a video presentation of Governor Roy Cooper’s press conference announcing the council, a presentation from the North Carolina Film Office, and discussion of the council’s goals and directives.
Members of the council were appointed by Governor Cooper in November:
• Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, council chair
• Dr. Amy P. Tiemann of Chapel Hill, president of Spark Productions
• Beth Petty of Charlotte, director of the Charlotte Regional Film Commission
• Bill Vassar of Wilmington, executive vice-president of EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington
• Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo
• Chris Cooney of New York, Chief Operating Officer of EUE/Screen Gems, Ltd. and the co-owner of EUE/Screen Gems Studios
• Dale Williams of Wilmington, a freelance producer and unit production manager
• Darla McGlamery of Wilmington, a business agent for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
• David Burris of Raleigh, television and film director, producer and writer
• Chip Hackler of Wilmington, associate professor in the Film Department at UNC Wilmington
• Eric Johnson of Raleigh, Senior Vice President of Sound and Engagement at Trailblazer Studios
• Herman A. Stone of Charlotte, founder of Stone Theatres Management, LLC
• John P. Bankson III of Durham, property master in the television and film production industry
• Johnny Griffin of Wilmington, Director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc.
• Judy Girard of Wilmington, television executive with experience at both TV stations and cable networks
• Lana Garland of Durham has worked as a Creative Director, Director, Writer/Producer and educator in television and film
• Lauren Vilchik of Winston-Salem, film producer and production attorney
• Michael K. McGaha of Hampstead, president of Teamsters Local Union 391.
• Rebecca Clark of Winston-Salem, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Film Commission
• Robert Newton of Chapel Hill, expert in emerging technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality and game development
• Timothy M. Bourne of Wilmington, film producer and executive producer
• Tod Thorne of Charlotte, works in commercial real estate and is a former member of the Film Council where he served as the co-chair